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."
Cindy Hyde, a former corporate executive with Sony and XM Radio, will share how she and her family hid behind a perfect facade even though there was dysfunction going on behind closed doors. Her story is also about forgiving her dad who left their family. Writer and Publishing Company owner, Marie Valden, will discuss overcoming abuse, both as a child and as an adult.
Terri Gilbert, a Transformation Coach, will share about how her dysfunctional childhood led her to make some unwise decisions. Hear how a bad business deal turned her life around. Rev. Mark Lubbock, C.E.O of the men's ministry, Gulf South Men, lost his dad at an early age to do an electrical shock. He too, made bad choices early on but ended up surrendering his life to Christ in a jail cell. Hear his powerful story of his call to ministry.
Kimberly Fletcher, President and Founder of Moms for America, will share about the miracles that happened on 9-11-01 to prevent her military officer husband from being at the Pentagon the day terrorists attacked that building. She will also tell how the events of that day caused her to be more on an activist in protecting our freedom in the United States. Lou Ann Smith will share how she overcame her father's suicide when she was 12 years old, as well as a tragic accident that left her a paraplegic.
Cathy Kilpatrick, a Splankna Therapist, will share about her child's terminal illness, and about how God helped her heal after his subsequent death at age six. Financial Planner, Shawn Atkinson, will discuss growing up without his father active in his life, and how he ultimately came to know God as his Father.
Chandra Hawthorne is an author, blogger, and ordained minister. Her book is "Accountable to God." She will talk about infertility and going through her husband's near death and miraculous recovery.
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.
Mike Tirone is the Director of One Day 2020 for an international ministry to the homeless, Operation Care International. He was also a media producer and executive having worked at NBC Universal and was the General Manager and Senior Vice-President of KCBI Radio in Dallas. Mike will talk about growing up with a difficult father relationship and will share the story of how an interview with the great evangelist Billy Graham changed his life.
Former Celebrate Recovery Teacher, Lesa Allen, shares her transparent story of overcoming sexual abuse at the hands of her uncle. She will also share how she was able to forgive him as her relationship with God grew stronger.