Cast

Scott Klusendorf

Host of Life is Best

Scott Klusendorf is the president of Life Training Institute and the author of: The Case for Life and Stand for Life. Scott has participated in numerous debates at the collegiate level, including: Nadine Strossen,President of the ACLU (1991-2008), Dr. Malcolm Potts, the first International Medical Director for Planned Parenthood, Kathryn Kolbert, an attorney that has argued for abortion rights in a United States Supreme Court case, and Kathy Kneer, President of Planned Parenthood of California.

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Megan Almon

Life training institute

Megan, a former University of Georgia Gymdog, was a part of the 2002 SEC Championship team. She worked as an award-winning journalist until 2008, when she decided to put her communication skills to use for the Kingdom. She joined Life Training Institute in 2009, and was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Christian apologetics from Biola University in 2011. In addition to working with LTI, Megan has experience working with youth organizations, campus outreach, and women’s groups. Megan and her husband, Tripp — Executive Pastor at Four Corners Church of Newnan, Ga., and a former gymnast himself — have been married since 2003 and have two children, Neely and Rogan.

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Jay Watts

Life training institute

Jay Watts is a speaker and writer for LTI. He served as Development Coordinator at Cobb Pregnancy Services for 3 years, experiencing first-hand the powerful impact pregnancy centers have on their communities. He started contributing to the LTI Blog in 2007 and joined as full-time staff in 2010. Jay speaks to churches, youth groups, school assemblies, and other organizations throughout the United States on topics including The Case for Life and understanding the Christian worldview. He has trained groups at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Harvard University, University of Illinois, Auckland University (New Zealand), and many other universities, participated in multiple apologetics conferences, and been interviewed on radio and television on the issue of the value of human life. Jay is also a contributing researcher to Summit Ministries’ Understanding the Times curriculum. He is an associate member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Evangelical Philosophical Society. Jay is a native of Marietta, Georgia – a suburb of Atlanta – and resides there with his wife and three children.

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Kim Ketola

Life training institute

Kim Ketola is an award-winning communicator and ministry leader. Her faith and life experience inform her understanding of the spiritual impact of abortion on those who choose it. Kim is the author of Cradle My Heart, Finding God's Love After Abortion. The book features a Foreword by Graham and was a Finalist for the Evangelical Christian Press Association’s 2013 Book of the Year (New Author). She is a frequent keynote speaker for churches, pregnancy center fundraisers and community groups. Inducted to the Minnesota Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2013, Kim also hosts a weekly national broadcast and podcast at Cradle My Heart Radio.

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Paul Washer

HeartCry Missionary Society

Paul Washer became a believer while studying at the University of Texas. He completed his undergraduate studies and enrolled at Southwestern Theological Seminary, where he received his Master of Divinity degree. After graduating, he moved to Peru and served there as a missionary for ten years, during which time he founded the HeartCry Missionary Society in order to support Peruvian church planters. HeartCry's work now supports indigenous missionaries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Eurasia, and Latin America. Paul now serves as one of the laborers with the HeartCry Missionary Society. He and his wife Charo have three children: Ian, Evan, and Rowan.

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Dr. Steve Lawson

One passion ministries

Dr. Steven J. Lawson is President and founder of OnePassion Ministries, a ministry designed to equip biblical expositors to bring about a new reformation in the church. Dr. Lawson hosts The Institute for Expository Preaching in cities around the world. Dr. Lawson is also a Teaching Fellow for Ligonier Ministries, where he serves on its board. Moreover, he is Professor of Preaching and oversees the Doctor of Ministry program at The Master’s Seminary, where he also serves on its board. Dr. Lawson is also Professor in Residence for Truth Remains, a work designed to promote and proclaim God’s written Word. Further, Dr. Lawson serves as the Executive Editor for Expositor Magazine published by OnePassion Ministries.

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David and Jason Benham

The Benham Brothers

Twin brothers, David and Jason Benham, are former professional baseball players & nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs. Their recent accomplishments include:

  • Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Private Companies
  • Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists
  • Franchise 500’s Top New Franchise
  • Wall St Journal’s Top Real Estate Professionals
  • Business Leader Media’s Top 50 Entrepreneurs

Their business success earned them a reality show with HGTV set to air in the Fall of 2014 – yet the show was abruptly cancelled because of their commitment to traditional/biblical values. The Benham’s immediately found themselves in the midst of a cultural firestorm, yet they decided not to back down but to fight. Appearing on CNN, Fox News, HBO, ABC’s Nightline, Good Morning America & others, the Benham’s continue to stand up for what they believe. Since their show was cancelled, the Benham’s have trended nationally on social media & over 51 million tweets about the Benham brands have been delivered to Twitter streams.

The brothers are happily married with a combined 9 children, and their families live on the same street in Charlotte, NC. Their wives, Lori & Tori, homeschool the kids and are passionate about serving in their community.

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Dr. John Macarthur

Grace community church

John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference speaker, president of The Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry. John and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four married children: Matt, Marcy, Mark, and Melinda. They also enjoy the enthusiastic company of their fifteen grandchildren.

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Stephen Kendrick

Kendrick brothers

Stephen Kendrick has dedicated his life to serving Jesus Christ and to making Him known around the world. He is a co-writer for the screenplays and books and the producer for the Kendrick Brothers' films. Stephen has spoken to churches, conferences, and seminars around the nation, and has been interviewed by FOX and Friends, CNN, ABC World News Tonight, The Washington Post, and other media outlets. He is a co-founder and board member of the Fatherhood Commission. He graduated from Kennesaw State University and attended seminary before being ordained into ministry. Stephen and his wife, Jill, live in Albany, Georgia, where they homeschool their six children. They are active members of Sherwood Church in Albany.

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David Miller

Evangelist

David Miller is a gifted expository preacher who proclaims the Word of God “line upon line” from his wheel chair. Due to a crippling disease named peroneal muscular atrophy, he has not been able to stand up to preach for over 11 years. However, even from a wheel chair, God continues to equip this man of God with the necessary mind (David Miller has a great deal of the Bible committed to memory) and energy to proclaim the Word of God and to refute heresy as he travels across the nation as an itinerant evangelist.

EMEAL (“E.Z.”) Zwayne

Living waters

Emeal (“E.Z.”) Zwayne is the President of Living Waters Publications. After his radical conversion to Christ in 1991, he enrolled at Biola University as a Biblical Studies and Theology major. Having received his pastoral ordination in 1995, he served for almost 6 years as a full-time Associate Pastor and Vice President of his church's board. His teachings have extended to people of different age groups throughout America and other parts of the world. He has been the featured speaker at various conferences, churches, and learning institutions. E.Z. resides in Southern California with his wife Rachel and their five children.

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Matt chandler

The village church

Matt was born near Seattle and, due to growing up with a father in the military, moved several times before settling in the Houston area. Though he attended church during his childhood and adolescence, he did not truly know and follow Jesus until he turned 17. He went to Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas where he received a bachelor’s degree in Bible. While at Hardin-Simmons, he was on staff at Beltway Park Church. In 2002, he became pastor of First Baptist Church of Highland Village, now known as The Village Church. In 1999, he married his wife, Lauren, and they now have three children.

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DR. Voddie BauChaM, JR.

GRACE FAMILY BAPTIST CHURCH

Voddie Baucham is a husband, father, pastor, author, professor, conference speaker and church planter. He serves as Pastor of Preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, TX.

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Dr. James White

Alpha and Omega Ministries

James White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a professor, having taught Greek, Systematic Theology, and various topics in the field of apologetics. He has authored or contributed to more than twenty four books, including The King James Only Controversy, The Forgotten Trinity, The Potter’s Freedom, and The God Who Justifies. He is an accomplished debater, having engaged in more than one-hundred forty moderated, public debates around the world with leading proponents of Roman Catholicism, Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Mormonism, as well as critics such as Bart Ehrman, John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, and John Shelby Spong. In recent years James has debated in such locations as Sydney, Australia, as well as mosques in Toronto, London, and South Africa. He is an elder of the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church, has been married to Kelli for more than thirty two years, and has two children, and one grandchild, Clementine.

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Dr. Arturo Azurdia III

Dr. Arturo Azurdia III is Senior Minister of Word and Worship and Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.

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