Author Alejandro Arias is a worldwide evangelist with an amazing story of healing. He will share how God healed him from a cancerous tumor when he was a boy and about how that led to his calling to ministry. His wife, Rebekah, also an author and an evangelist, will share about their meeting. Gale Duran teaches and writes about adoption in hopes of encouraging other families to care for the millions of unwanted children in the world.
Known as “Mama T,” Thelma Wells is a feisty 70+ year old who has been featured in D Magazine, Southern Living, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Significant Living and many more publications and TV shows including Dr. Phil, The Joanie Show, Life Today and the 700 Club. Traveling to 20+ conferences a year as a speaker, she’s sought after by corporations, women’s groups and governmental entities. She’s no stranger to the stage, having presented to over a million people in her 35 year career and spoken on the stage with the best including Zig Ziglar, Max Lucado, the late Rosa Parks, Kay Arthur, June Hunt, Serita Jakes and of course, her Women of Faith porch pals: Luci Swindoll, Sheila Walsh, Patsy Clairmont, Marilyn Meberg, Nicole Johnson and International Singer Sandy Patti. She recently finished touring with Women of Faith’s Final “LOVED” tour — traveling to 18 cities and reaching a quarter of a million women. Her passion is to tell everyone that they can “BEE” their best in Christ. A mission she’s carried out for 35 years. Thelma will talk about some of the dysfunction in her childhood, her banking career and will explain how God called her to mentor millions of women.
Jan Tennyson is the founder of the Dare to Dream Foundation that helps troubled youth. She is an inspirational speaker, pianist, choreographer and writer who ignites a flame in the hearts of all people to live a rewarding life of fulfillment and purpose. She will discuss the difficulties she experienced growing up in foster care.
Former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader, Geni Manning, speaks about how God helped her overcome having an absentee father, dropping out of high school, and drug abuse. Judy Litalien will discuss growing up with a verbally abusive and mentally ill mother and how God enabled her to forgive her mom.
Barry Eggleston has lost two sons at childbirth and now raises a severely autistic son. He speaks at many conferences about autism and will encourage parents of special needs children through his interview.
Our guest is Diana Smalley. Diana is a sought after television journalist. She has worked as an Anchor and Reporter for ABC, CBS and FOX News, also serving as a Correspondent for CNN. Over nearly the last two decades she’s been a television news leader in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Connecticut and Washington D.C. She began her career on the streets of New York City carrying her own camera in the aftermath of September 11th. She has covered everything from politics on Capitol Hill to devastating storms, presidential visits, elections, breaking news and crime stories that garnered national attention. Diana is now based in the Dallas area and travels full-time in ministry with her husband, Dr. Mike Smalley, founder of World Reach Ministries. Diana speaks about how her parents divorce rocked her world. Nan Brown Self is an author and speaker Nan Brown Self. Nan is the author of "Forgiveness: Making Space for Grace." Nan is a licensed professional counselor and registered play therapist. She counseled and taught families, individuals and children for over ten years
Tina Boyd is the author of "The Ride of Your Life, Faith Will Move You Forward." She is an author, inspirational speaker, small business owner, Co-Founder of W+winGS, a non-profit organization that helps women and children in her community. She is one of four TV hosts for Virginia Living Television’s “Favored Living Show,” and blogs at: tinaeboyd.com. Tina has her MBA in Marketing from Marymount University, has been married for 31 years to her college sweetheart, Lance, and is the mother of three children. In this A Time to Dream broadcast, Tina speaks about how her life changed after a fatal car accident.
Devin Wyman was a defensive lineman who played for the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, and Minnesota Vikings NFL Europe Team. He also played in the arena football league for the San Jose Sabercats, Dallas Desperados, and the arena football champion, the Utah Blaze. And then he played in Europe for the Barcelona Dragons where he held the record for most sacks in a game with six. He now works with “The Winning Edge,” a non-profit that makes an impact on communities around the nation. Devin will speak about going down the wrong road with drugs, ultimately being arrested and jailed, and how he came out of it through the strength of Christ. Devin's wife, Shelby Wyman is a recording artist and beauty consultant. She will talk about overcoming the sudden death of her first husband.
Frank Ball is an author, editor, speaker, teacher, blogger and writing coach. His own books include "Eyewitness, Acts of the Messengers in the Early Church," "Romans: Living in the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ" and "God’s Plan." Frank was also the Founder of Story Help Groups, an organization that put on writing seminars and oversaw writing groups all around the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Frank will discuss overcoming perfectionism and the importance of our stories.
Renee Rollins Renee has vast experience in radio having been a featured artist on the Gospel Jazz Radio Network and KLTY Radio in Dallas. She does promotional voice-overs and has been a radio show host. She also sang at the 2002 Winter Olympics and participated in the Dove Awards New Artist Showcase. She has two CD she wrote and produced called Touch Me and Beautiful Brokenness. She is a voice coach & owns and operates Singsational Vocal Performance and Recording Studio. Renee also serves as Worship Leader for Connell Baptist Church in Fort Worth. She will talk about how God healed her health crisis and how God healed her from that disease. Our second guest is Susan Meredith Beyer. Susan is a singer, songwriter, speaker and author. She is also a co-writer of the Christian stage play, “Ten Boom the Musical” based on the life of Corrie Ten Boom. Susan has performed across America, and abroad for many years on concert stages and major television shows including on the Grand Ole Opry with “Whispering Bill” Nelson. Susan has produced television shows for the Christian Television Network and has worked for GSF Media, coordinating events for the National Religious Broadcasters. She was the first southeast regional director for Christian Women in Media. Susan’s the author of the book, Above Reality: Where Miracles Happen and Healing Begins. Susan will discuss her divorce and difficulties being a single parent while trying to make ends meet on the road as a singer.
Alynda Long is a writer, blogger and editor. She writes for the marriage ministry, "A Wife Like Me" and she's the Editor of the website, "Faith Beyond Fear." She also encourages a group of women in "Seeking God in the Hard Places" on Facebook. Alynda will discuss overcoming sexual, verbal and physical abuse as a child.
New York City Performance Artist Kayla Grizzard will share how she overcame an eating disorder and self esteem issues. She will also talk about her and her husband's outreach to other artists in the NYC area, called "The Hang." Artist and blogger Cherry Fargo will tell her story about overcoming sexual and verbal abuse from her stepfather.
Charlene, an educator and volunteer with Toastmasters, will talk about how she got over feeling unloved by her parents, and later, the inability to have children and subsequent divorce. Kim Bergman, a marketing researcher, shares about her bout with alcoholism and overcoming an alternative lifestyle.
Mona Corwin is an author and a TV host. She's written two books that can be found at Lifeway Bookstore: "Table for Two: Savoring the Scriptures and Doing Lie Together" and "The Unstoppable Generation...Are We the Ones We Have been Waiting For?" Mona will talk about how she longed to be mentored while growing up and going through difficult situations. Now she is mentoring others.