Guests

David Phelps

David Phelps

Beloved by audiences around the world as a Gaither Vocal Band tenor, David Phelps has also released 11 acclaimed albums on his own as a songwriter and arranger. Add those to the dozens of GVB albums and other collaborations, and David’s powerful range has made him one of the most familiar voices in the Christian music industry. In 2009 he was named the Dove Awards’ "Male Vocalist of the Year", and his 2012 concert performance, David Phelps: Classic, features regularly on PBS and other television networks. Despite multiple opportunities to lend his spectacular voice to the secular worlds of opera or Broadway, David continues to pursue his calling in Christian music.

David Phelps: I'm Coming Home

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David Pendleton

David Pendleton

A full-time working comedian since 1990, David Pendleton is an expert ventriloquist who has performed on four continents, in dozens of countries, and across almost all 50 states. His unique, family-friendly humor has become a fixture at events from conventions and conferences to cruises. Along with his recurring cast of characters—including 94 year-old Aunt Tilly and Vern the albino vulture—Pendleton is known for making audiences laugh while teaching humorous truths about God’s plan for our lives.

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Reg Grant

Reg Grant

Reg Grant serves as chair and senior professor of the Department of Media Arts and Worship at Dallas Theological Seminary, teaching courses in preaching, drama, oral interpretation, and creative writing. He serves on the board of directors for Insight for Living Ministries. He has authored books and articles and has written, produced, and acted for radio, television, theater, and film. Find his blog at wordshaper.net. He and Lauren have three grown children and are the proud “Lolly” and “Pop” to their grandson! Lauren spends her time caring for their grandson and volunteering for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Dallas for abused and neglected children.

Reg Grant as Esau: Out of the Shadow

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Don McMinn

Don McMinn

Don serves as the worship pastor at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas. Through the years, he has enjoyed a multidimensional ministry that includes writing, teaching, counseling and consulting. He has written in the areas of music and worship, relational theology, emotional health and leadership development. Don enjoys communicating thoughts that are easy to understand and hard to ignore, inspiring those around him to look at things with a new perspective. Don and his wife, Mary, enjoy traveling together (to more than 37 countries to date), appreciating art and experiencing fine culinary establishments. They have two grown daughters.

 

Bill Butterworth

Bill Butterworth

Bill holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida Bible College, a master of arts degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a master of education degree from Florida Atlantic University. Bill taught at Florida Bible College for seven years. While there in the 1970s he invited Chuck to deliver some Bible lectureships which provided some occasions for them to become fast friends. This led to Chuck’s invitation to Bill in 1981 to join the team at Insight for Living as director of Counseling Ministries where he remained for seven years. Bill has ministered since 1988 in Christian and corporate venues as a speaker, writer, and ghostwriter (thus explaining his chalky complexion). Bill currently serves on the Board of Directors of Insight for Living Ministries. He and his wife, Kathi, live in Newport Beach, California. They have five grown children and eleven grandchildren.

Bill Butterworth: Leaving a Legacy

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Dave Carl

Dave CarlDave Carl, the creator, producer, principal writer, and director of the Insight for Living Ministries children’s program, Paws & Tales, served with the ministry for more than 12 years. Currently, Dave is the Children's and Family Ministry pastor at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, and has just completed his studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Dave's wife, Cathy, works for Insight for Living Ministries as executive assistant to president and chief executive officer Cynthia Swindoll. Dave and Cathy call Frisco, Texas, home. They have three children and one son-in-law.

 

Kristi McElheney

Kristi McElheneyKristi has served at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, since 2003 and is currently the pastoral leader of Elementary Ministries. She is passionate about serving kids and their families. She absolutely loves her job and loves hanging out and having fun with the kids. Kristi is pursuing a master’s degree in Christian Education at Dallas Theological Seminary. She has been married to Walter for 26 years, and they have three grown children, Ryan, Wesley, and Becka.