Leann Walters LeAnn is a writer, speaker, and life advocate. She is the Former Director of the Uptown Women’s Center in Dallas, TX. She is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University, but now she is working on a Dual Masters degree in Global Leadership and Theological Studies. She has worked in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Wherever LeAnn travels she brings a message of hope and redemption. Sarah Nelson will tell the story of how God brought through the time that her two-year-old daughter suffered a stroke and how the Lord strengthened her faith and belief in prayer during this difficult stretch.
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.
Robert Borelli was an associate of the Gambino crime family in Brooklyn, NY. He was going down the wrong path, selling drugs and doing drugs and was jailed numerous times for various offenses; however, one day he got tired of his lifestyle and cried out to God in prison for help. That's when his life changed forever. Now Robert, a seminary grad, is sharing his story of redemption and has co-authored a book called "The Witness."
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.
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.