SPEAKERS

Kevin Jarrard
CEO – Orthopedics/Specialty Clinics of Georgia
Elder, Grace Community Fellowship, Dawsonville, GA

Colonel Kevin Jarrard was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps after graduating from The Citadel in 1995. He has served in various command and staff billets in the United States and abroad, including two tours of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He commands Marine Corps Advisor Company A, aboard Joint Base Anacostia outside Washington, D.C. In addition to earning undergraduate degrees in history and education, he has graduate degrees in National Security Studies and in Education. His military training includes U.S. Army Ranger and Airborne schools and a variety of specialized infantry, reconnaissance, and anti-terrorism courses. In addition to his continued service in the Marine Corps Reserve, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Specialty Orthopaedics in his hometown of Gainesville,Georgia.

Chris Strevel
Pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Buford, GA

Chris Strevel is a lifelong Georgia resident, Chris married his wife, Elizabeth, in 1991 and in 1994 began preaching and pastoring at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Buford, GA. Chris and Elizabeth have been blessed with 5 children and three grandchildren. Chris continues to preach, pastor and write at Covenant Presbyterian.

Suzy Griswold
Founder and President, HealingStrong

Suzy Griswold has served as the Founder and President of HealingStrong, a Christian non- profit organization that serves thousands of cancer thrivers each month through volunteer-led community groups throughout the United States and Canada, and a few international countries. Suzy is a cancer thriver herself, having lost 10 family members to the disease. She has committed her life to helping people find truth and hope. She has a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center, and a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University. Her primary love is sharing a faith-filled unexpected life with her husband, Jeff, of 32 years, and two amazing adult sons, Ryan and Drew.

Paul Broun, MD
Physician, U.S. Congressman (2007 – 2015)

Dr. Paul Broun is a graduate of UGA & Medical College of Georgia. He has been a family physician for forty years. He became a medical officer in U.S. Navy Reserves and was promoted to Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves and recently served in Afghanistan. He was honorably discharged in 2014. Dr. Broun was elected to the U.S. House in 2007 special election and re-elected in 2008, 2010, & 2012. He is a strong constitutional conservative and currently running for Congress in 2022.

Walt Larimore, MD
Family Physician, Author, Speaker, Educator and Medical Journalist

Dr. Walt Larimore has his MD degree from Louisiana State University, with AOA Honors, while his Family Medicine residency, with an emphasis in Sports Medicine, was at the Duke University Medical Center, where he was named one of the top twelve Family Medicine residents in the nation. He also completed a Queen’s Teaching Fellowship in Nottingham, England. Besides practicing medicine, Dr. Larimore is also an author, educator, and medical journalist. He serves on the adjunct family medicine faculty of the In His Image Family Medicine Residency in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. and Mrs. Larimore reside in Colorado Springs, have two adult children, and two beautiful granddaughters.

Pat Dirrim
Pastor, Grace Fellowship Church, Cumming, GA

Pastor Pat was one of the founding families at Grace Fellowship back in 2003 and later joined the Leadership Team in 2008. He and his family served as missionaries in Guatemala for a little over two years and Pat now serves as the Pastor for Students and Families at Grace Fellowship. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon and is currently pursuing his Master of Biblical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary.

Ed Payne, MD
Family medicine, former faculty GA College of Medicine, Author and Editor

Ed Payne served on active duty in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and Ft. Gordon. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia and taught there for 25 years in the Department of Family Medicine. He has written several books, including, “Biblical Medical Ethics”, “Making Biblical Decisions, What Every Christian Should Know about the AIDS Epidemic”, “Biblical Healing for Modern Medicine: Choosing Life and Health or Disease and Death,” and “God Confronts Culture.” He maintains three websites: biblicalphilosophy.org, biblicalworldview21.org and bmei.org. He has served as an elder in several PCA churches, currently at Westminster Presbyterian, Martinez, Ga. He is a certified Biblical counselor.

He has been married to Jeanne for 54 years with four children and 13 grandchildren.

Matthew Clark, MD
Physician, Covenant Family Allergy, North Augusta, SC
Pastor, Executive Director of Personhood Alliance – South Carolina

Dr. Clark graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Biochemistry. He then graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1995, where he was elected to the medical honor society, AOA. He has 26 years of experience as a doctor including serving as a medical officer, flight surgeon, and Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy and completing his internship in Family Medicine and a residency in Aerospace Medicine. He also earned his Master’s in Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1998. He is Board Certified with the American Board of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and he has his own practice, Covenant Family Allergy. He is an ordained Presbyterian pastor and the Executive Director of Personhood Alliance of South Carolina. Dr. Clark and his wife Katherine have eleven children and 2 grandchildren.

Omari Hodge, MD
Board Member, Christian Medical & Dental Associations
Family Medicine Residency director, Gainesville, GA

Omari Hodge is a Family Medicine Physician who specializes in academic medicine. Originally from New York and raised in the south, he has come to appreciate the beauty of living in a multicultural environment. As a member of Christian Medical Dental Association, he is focused on seeing the 11 o’clock hour being more diverse and impactful both within the organization and in health care providers overall. He is married to Kiera Hodge, his wife of 25 years and they have 4 children.

Dr. John Turner, DC, QNRT
Founder and President, Professional Association for Quantum Neurological Reset Therapy, Roswell, GA

Dr. Turner graduated Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina with a degree in Physics, earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life College and later graduated from the American Functional Neurology Institute. He has acquired expertise regarding the nervous system and how it connects and controls the mind and body. He developed a method to reset neurological pathways to help relieve both emotional and physical pain called Quantum Neurological Reset Therapy (QNRT®). Dr. Turner is also renowned for his pain protocol. He is the president and founder of the Professional Association for Quantum Neurological Reset Therapy. He is the founder and developer of Quantum Shift Technique (QST TM). He teaches his techniques and therapies to professionals around the country and internationally.

Chris Wark
Cancer Survivor, Speaker, Author – Chris Beat Cancer

Chris Wark is a young adult cancer survivor. He was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2003, at 26 years old. After surgery, he opted out of chemotherapy and used evidence-based nutrition and natural non-toxic therapies to heal. In 2010, he began sharing his story of faith, courage, determination, and message of hope that chronic diseases like cancer can be prevented and reversed with radical transformation of diet and lifestyle. Chris reaches millions of people each year as a global health coach through his social media channels, his website chrisbeatcancer.com, and his book Chris Beat Cancer: A Comprehensive Plan for Healing Naturally. He has also published a daily devotion: Beat Cancer Daily and he and his wife, Micah, recently released a plant- based cookbook: Beat Cancer Kitchen.

Jason Garwood
Teaching Pastor, Cross & Crown Church, Warrenton, VA
Author – Health for All of Life

Rev. Dr. Jason Garwood has spent his career seeking to both understand and apply the Biblical worldview to every single area of life. His aim is to help pastors and churches to be better equipped to engage in the Great Commission by teaching Christians how to find their individual purpose in the Kingdom of God and learn how to identify and respond to cultural idols. His motto? All of Christ, for all of life.

He is husband to Mary and the father of three remarkable children. Jason has authored several books including The Politics of Humanism, Reconstructing the Heart, and Health for All of Life. He writes for various outlets and is the host of Cross & Crown Radio. Jason is the teaching pastor of Cross & Crown Church in Northern Virginia.

Martin Selbrede
Vice President Chalcedon Foundation
Writer/Editor – Faith for All of Life

Martin Selbrede is the Vice-President of the Chalcedon Foundation (founded 1965) and senior researcher for the organization’s ongoing work of Christian scholarship. He has written numerous articles, essays, and position papers for such publications as Faith for All of Life, the Chalcedon Report, the Journal of Christian Reconstruction, and Arise and Build. He has traveled extensively to speak on behalf of Christian Reconstruction and the Chalcedon Foundation and is considered one of the foremost experts in the thinking of R. J. Rushdoony. Martin is also an optical physicist, software engineer, novelist, and symphonic composer. He resides with his wife Kathy in Austin, Texas.

Ricardo Davis
President, Georgia Right to Life

Ricardo Davis, a longtime pro-life advocate, is the president of Georgia Right to Life (GRTL). He received his M.S. in Chemistry from Texas A&M University, worked as a research scientist with Westinghouse, and currently works as a senior systems integration engineer with CommonSpirit Health. He is the former Director of Information Services for GRTL, served as an advisor to the Personhood Mississippi Board of Directors, and currently serves as chairman of the Constitution Party in Georgia. His mission as the leader of GRTL is to advance a biblical view of personhood, promote and protect all innocent human life, and build a culture that cherishes life.

Aarron Pina
Executive Director, Seasons of Life Ministries

Aarron Pina serves as Executive Director and Senior Distraction Assassin at Seasons of Life Ministries. Aarron & his wife, Cristine have been in full-time, vocational ministry since 2007, launching a discipleship ministry called Seasons of Life Ministries. Since then, they have mentored dozens of couples through challenging seasons of life. Aarron has discipled dozens of men in both one-on-one and microgroup environments, including a Gospel-driven productivity workshop called Clean Slate. He enjoys helping Christ followers understand God’s most magnificent productivity tool – the human brain. He has performed the one-man show “That Day” for churches, non-profits, and Christian Business Organizations such as LifeWork Leadership throughout 4 states and has appeared on podcasts and radio shows such as “I Work4Him” with Jim Brangenberg and “Faith Positive” with Dr. Joey Faucette.

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