National Event Speakers
Rusty Lee Thomas
Rusty Lee Thomas was born in Cherry Point, NC on a Marine Base. He was raised on the mean streets of Bridgeport CT. At the age of sixteen, his parents divorced, he quit school, left home to live on his own, and most importantly, he came to the saving grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. At the age of 17, Thomas joined the Army. He served as an M60-machine gunner with the 101st Airborne Division.
In his early twenties, God called him to leave Hollywood where he was pursuing an acting career and to go into full-time ministry. Since that time till now, Thomas has dedicated his life to serving His King and advancing His Kingdom in the earth.
Rev. Thomas has a father’s mantle and spreads a patriarchal vision to reclaim the masculine identity that has been neutered by the feminization of America. He and his wife, Kendra Thomas, homeschooled thirteen children at the Thomas Nation’s University of Righteousness.
Rev. Thomas spent six years as a traveling evangelist and two years as a pastor in St. Petersburg, Fl. In 1994, he became the assistant director of Operation Rescue/Operation Save America. He served under the leadership of Rev. Flip Benham, national director of Operation Rescue/Operation Save America. Altogether, he has close to 40 years of experience as a full-time minister, public speaker, and writer.
Rev. Thomas has written two published books and several booklets, pamphlets, skits, plays, and is currently working on a movie script called “Sheep in Wolves’ Clothing. The first book is called the Kingdom Leadership Institute Manual, Raising up Leaders a Time like this Demands. The second book is called Abortion Violation, America’s Premier National Security Issue. His latest book that has not been published yet is called “Rearing Godly Children in a Godless Age.”
A classically trained actor, Rev. Thomas graduated Magna Cum Laude from Los Angeles Valley College where he also received the prestigious Honor Chancellors Award. After his official training, he started in full-time ministry with New Life Drama Company, which was based in Cleveland, TN.
In 1985, Rev. Thomas and his first wife, Liz, who passed away in August of 2005, started Elijah Ministries. Elijah Ministries is a teaching, preaching, and writing ministry dedicated to imparting a Biblical worldview to the Church of Jesus Christ that will provide the theological underpinnings to fulfill the “Great Commission.” The ultimate goal is to reform the Church to restore America.
In 1998, Rev. Thomas established the Kingdom Leadership Institute. The vision is to identify, equip, and send forth the next generation of righteous leaders a time like this demands.
Jason Storms is the Assistant Director of Operation Save America and is also the Outreach and Discipleship Pastor at Mercy Seat Christian Church, where he has served for 12 years. He ran the Faithful Soldier School of Evangelism and Discipleship for 10 years and did full time mission and evangelistic work from 2001 to 2005 open-air preaching on the streets and at college campuses across the nation. Jason has also ran a residential hardwood flooring business for 15 years. In 2002, he married Sara Trewhella. They have eight children and reside in the Milwaukee, WI area.
Ivan Ursery II is an evangelist, graphic designer, writer and owner (along with his wife) of Ursery’s. In 2004, while serving in the US Navy, a stranger invited him to a church service at San Diego State University. During that service, he heard Pastor Miles McPherson give the gospel message and gave his life over to Jesus. After he decided to follow Jesus, his life did a complete one-eighty! He now resides in Gary, Indiana with his beautiful wife, Kathelene, and son, Ivan III.
Bryan Schrank is a Case Manager at a rescue mission in downtown Indianapolis and the founder of the Indiana Abolitionist Movement. He’s been married to his wife Jessica for 10 years, and together they have four children. Bryan is a living kidney donor as he recently donated his kidney to his two-year-old son this past March. Bryan also has a passion to equip Godly parents in the discipleship of their children. In 2011, he started the Facebook page and website “Raising Godly Children.” In the past 7 years, the Facebook page has reached over 75,000 likes and the website has had over 5 million page views worldwide. www.raisinggodlychildren.org
James Farrar, aka Pastor Kip, is a sinner saved by the Grace of God. He is blessed to be married to Wendy and together he and his bride have six blessings from God. He has been pastor of Aletheia Church for 13 years and also teaches Bible, philosophy, and ethics at various colleges.
Matthew Trewhella is the pastor of Mercy Seat Christian Church and author of the book The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates. He and his wife Clara have eleven children and 18 grandchildren and reside in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. He is the founder of Missionaries to the Preborn and director of the Lesser Magistrate Project.
David has a powerful testimony of deliverance from a sexually perverted life, including homosexual & transgender prostitution, drug addiction, gambling, alcohol, and so on, as well as being healed from his deathbed with full-blown AIDS, no immune system, infections in his brain and blood, severe Osteoporosis, diabetes, and the list goes on and on. David was sexually abused from around the age of 5. He contracted HIV/AIDS at age fourteen. And by age 37 he was on his deathbed. With his body weakening, in a hospital bed that was placed in his bedroom at home, David knew he was headed for hell. He cried out to God in desperation. He was afraid to die and he didn’t want to go to hell, yet he knew hell was what he deserved. David Arthur hit rock bottom and turned to God. God heard David’s cry. God not only rescued David from the captivity of his addictions, but freed him from physical & spiritual death. He is healthy and strong, today. Praise God! This is a miracle!
Elizabeth is an Activist Vlogger who educates and inspires the public on the burning social and moral issues of the day that are important to families. She and her husband Patrick, who is a medical doctor, author, and movie producer, have been pro-life ministry leaders for many years and home educate their 10 beautiful children. The growing threat to America’s children and the vicious attack on religious liberty is what dynamited Elizabeth out of her comfort zone to inspire a nation of belittled conservatives and Christians to “come out of their closets” and boldly take their country back. Elizabeth daily triggers the left by confronting the lies of abortion, feminism, Islam, and the homosexual agenda with wit and snark like only she can, and she regularly posts viral commentary videos which have netted over 70 million views. Elizabeth has been featured on many major media outlets, such as Fox & Friends, The New York Times, The Blaze and Christian Broadcasting Network, as she has become a thought leader on topics of importance to families. The pulse behind all her activism and cultural commentary is her love for her family and her Savior, Jesus Christ.
Derin Stidd is an Elder/Pastor at Alethia Church in Indianapolis Indiana, with a leadership emphasis on community outreach, evangelism, and hospitality. He has been married to his wife Katrina for 15 years, and together they have 6 children, and are looking forward to the blessing of twins in September of 2018. In addition to ministry Derin and Katrina work full time growing their health and wellness business with Young Living, and have a passion for encouraging and equipping families to think like entrepreneurs and break free from their 9 to 5 career to invest more of their time into their family and Kingdom endeavors.
Zachary Conover is the Director of Communications for End Abortion Now, a Gospel-centered movement of local Christian churches that are explicitly committed to standing on the Word of God and the principles of Scripture in fighting against abortion. Zachary also produces content for the video series: “This is Why’ and “This is Your Baby” platforms, one of which highlights the necessity of Biblical reform within the Pro-Life movement, while the other focuses on the wonder of God’s creative majesty in the womb. He is also a Deacon of Apologia Church. When he’s not ministering outside of his local abortion clinic alongside other members of Apologia, he is spending time with his wife Taryn, and their two children: Ezekiel and Lydia.
Dan grew up in Arkansas and felt God’s call to the ministry at a very early age. By the time he was 23, he was already serving as a full-time pastor. Forty-one years after preaching his very first sermon, Dan continues to serve in the ministry as the senior pastor of Liberty Church, Yukon, OK. He and his wife, Pam, have been married for 36 years and have two children and four grandchildren. In 2012, while continuing to serve as a full-time pastor and while continuing to present his Black Regiment message around the country, Dan successfully ran for the Oklahoma Legislature where he served as a state representative for two terms.
Rob is the founder and publisher of Wisconsin Christian News, a national Christian newspaper. While the main distribution of the paper is Wisconsin-based, WCN also has subscribers in nearly all fifty states. He writes a monthly commentary for WCN, and can also be heard twice weekly, (Tuesdays and Saturdays) nationwide on the VCY America Radio Network, with his “From the Editor’s Desk” commentaries. Rob also writes for BarbWire.com, CapitolHillOutsider.com, SonsOfLiberty.com, NewsWithViews.com and News N Blues, based in Canada. Rob’s messages offer unique teaching and insights from God’s word, dealing with the most important issues of our day.
Bradley Pierce is a Texas attorney who helps lead Abolish Abortion Texas, a group of Christians working to end abortion in his state. Bradley and his wife Cindy have seven children.