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Dr. Michael G. Strauss
Dr. Michael G. Strauss is an experimental particle physicist currently doing research on the ATLAS detector, one of the two multi-purpose particle detectors located on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Strauss has been a professor at the University of Oklahoma in Norman since 1995. He is also a Christian who discusses the relationship between science, rational thinking, objective evidence, and Christian faith.
Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel is the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and best-selling author of more than twenty books. His classic, The Case for Christ, is a perennial favorite which details his conversion to Christianity. His release, The Case for Grace, won the 2016 Nonfiction Book of the Year from the EPCA. Since becoming a Christian, his life’s work has been to share the evidence that supports the truth and claims of Christianity and to equip believers to share their faith with the people they know and love.
Eric Metaxas is the New York Times#1 bestselling author of Bonhoeffer, Miracles, Seven Women, Seven Men, Amazing Grace, and If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty (Viking, June 14, 2016). He has written more than thirty children’s books, including the bestsellers Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving and It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, illustrated by Nancy Tillman. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.
D.A. Horton serves as Pastor of Reach Fellowship, a church plant in North Long Beach, CA, and as Chief Evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI). Prior to his current roles, he served as an urban church planter/pastor in Kansas City, MO, a National Coordinator of Urban Student Ministries at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the Executive Director at ReachLife Ministries, the non-profit ministry of Reach Records.
He earned his B.S. in Biblical Studies from Calvary Bible College, his Masters Degree in Christian Studies from Calvary Theological Seminary and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Applied Theology with a North American Missions emphasis at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He has authored multiple books including: G.O.S.P.E.L., DNA: Foundations of the Faith (published through Moody Publishers), and Bound to Be Free: Escaping Performance to be Captured by Grace (published through NavPress). He and his wife of 13 years, Elicia, have co-authored a book on marriage, Enter the Ring: Fighting Together for a Gospel-Saturated Marriage. D.A. and Elicia have two daughters, Izabelle and Lola and one son, D.A. Jr. (aka Duce).
Governor Asa Hutchinson is the 46th Governor of Arkansas, serving since 2015. Previously, he was U.S. Attorney for the Fort Smith-based Western District of Arkansas, U.S. Congressman from the Third District of Arkansas, Administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the first Undersecretary for Border & Transportation Security at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Governor Hutchinson earned his bachelor’s degree from Bob Jones University in 1972 and graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1975.
He has been married to his wife, Susan, since 1973. They have four kids and six grandkids.
Little Rock Mayor, Frank Scott, Jr. is a banker, an associate pastor, and a former state Highway Commissioner. Mayor Scott is a product of Little Rock public schools growing up in Southwest Little Rock. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Memphis, making him the first person in his family to graduate from college. He then went on to earn his Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Mayor Scott and his wife have four kids.