Dr. Joel Wallach is the creator of the world famous Dead Doctors Don’t Lie lecture which has sold over 50 million copies and is the best-selling author of Dead Doctors Don’t Lie, Let’s Play Doctor, Rare Earths Forbidden Cures and Hell’s Kitchen. He is a certified and licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and was awarded his four year doctorate by the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon.
Born and raised in Missouri, Dr. Wallach attended The University of Missouri where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Science of Agriculture. Doctor Wallach’s innovative slant on nutrition is derived from his background as a veterinarian for 30 years.
Animal products such as meat and dairy are kept affordable to the public by preventing and curing diseases with nutritional formulas in animal feed. When he started incorporating similar nutritional formulas with people, word got out that “if you’re not happy with your doctor, go see Doctor Wallach, he’ll treat you like a dog, but you’ll get better.”
Dr. Wallach now works with many health crusaders to inform the public on the benefits of nutrition and has become an effective advocate for natural health within the court system and governments.
As the youngest member of the highly talented Osmond family, Jimmy Osmond is an accomplished performer, singer, musician, producer, author and entrepreneur. He calls Utah, Missouri and the U.K “home” and has made it a mission to promote childhood literacy and raise awareness of the Children’s Miracle Network; a non – profit organization founded by his mother, Olive Osmond.
The Osmond family has been involved with Children’s Miracle Network since its inception in 1983. The charity, which began as a telethon housed in the Osmond studio, has since grown into a leading children’s charity and has raised $5 billion for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada.
Jimmy Osmond began his career as the youngest member of the Osmond family with his first appearance on the “Andy Williams Show” at the tender age of three. This year marks his 50th year in the entertainment business. After the passing of his mentor and friend, Andy Williams, Jimmy became the owner of the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center & Theatre in Branson, Missouri, which hosts hundreds of shows per year with a variety of entertainment genres.
Led by husband-wife team R.W. and Donna Blackwood and joined by their daughter
Andrea Blackwood Carter, The Blackwood Singers follow in the tradition of the nationally known Blackwood Brothers, who have been recognized with a long list of awards including 8 Grammys, 27 Dove Awards, 5 All American Music Awards, and the Publisher’s Choice Diamond Award.
The list of entertainers they have performed with is a Who’s Who list of music greats, including Johnny Cash and June Carter, Dolly Parton, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Roy Rogers, and pop icons such as Frankie Avalon, Cher, and Sammy Davis Jr.
Currently the Blackwood Singers have a morning show at the Starlight Theatre in Branson where they share with everyone traditional and modern gospel music.
The year was 1934. Brothers Roy, Doyle and James Blackwood, along with Roy’s son R.W., formed what was to become the most beloved and respected gospel group of all time, The Blackwood Brothers Quartet.
Bill Shaw and Bill Lyles eventually joined the group and together with James and R.W. Blackwood, this quartet went on to be featured on several TV shows including The Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters, the beloved American classic, Hee Haw and the prestigious Arthur Godfrey Talent Show in 1954.
In the same month that Mark Blackwood was born, a tragic airplane crash took the lives of R.W. Blackwood and Bill Lyles. R.W.’s brother Cecil (Mark’s Father) and J.S. Sumner became important parts of continuing the Blackwood Quartet success.
Mark joined his family in the Blackwood Brothers Quartet in 1986, where he sang lead for many years alongside his dad, Cecil and many other talented singers. Mark also worked as a producer on the Grammy award winning Blackwood Brothers albums of the early 1980s.
In 2012, Mark Blackwood formed the Blackwood Quartet. The group tours regularly and brings the word of Christ through song, to both believers and non-believers alike. The quartet has had the privilege of performing with Willie Nelson and many other great artists.
Derek P. Gilbert is the host and news anchor/analyst for SkyWatchTV, a Christian media ministry, host of the Internet radio show A View from the Bunker, and co-host of P.I.D. Radio, one of the earliest Internet-only programs on the web. Derek has added another popular program to his resume called SciFriday with his wife, author and analyst Sharon K. Gilbert. In this program fields of Science and technology are discussed, focusing on how they will impact the world, fulfill prophecy and even change what it means to be human. SciFriday has recently been added to the PTL Television Network family.
Derek is a Christian, a husband and father, author of the novels The God Conspiracy and Iron Dragons, and a contributing author to the anthologies God’s Ghostbusters, Blood on the Altar, and the forthcoming When Once We Were a Nation.
Gilbert has been a speaker at Bible prophecy conferences in recent years, focusing on the prophetic. Derek is currently working on a book about how poor teaching in end times Bible prophecy in American churches will lead many well-meaning Christians to welcome the Antichrist.
Derek has always been fascinated by the way things work and how things got to be the way they are. It was his study of evidence for the authenticity of the New Testament documents that awakened him to the battle raging around us.
It is this battle that inspires him.
Bill Ballenger has gone from prison to preaching. From a lifestyle of drugs, violence, and crime Bill Ballenger found hope with the message of Christ while in prison. As God worked through his life in prison, Bill took comfort in Proverbs 21:1: “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord and He will turn it the way He wants it to go.” And that’s exactly what God did.
Bill finds purpose in life by helping young people find hope in Christ who have dug themselves into the same hopeless pit he found himself in. With a vision for helping others get off drugs and alcohol, Bill shares his story through his many speaking opportunities.
He also finds ways of sharing hope through his music. Several years after Bill was released from prison his music finally developed into a professional career and has led to performances internationally in China, Russia, the United States and on international television.
His message is simple, but often difficult to swallow: God is incapable of being incapable. There is no difficulty that Christ cannot overcome and no depth He cannot pull us out of, if only we’ll reach up our hand and cry out to Him.
After the release of several CDs his passions eventually came to a head and combined into an organization now called Break the Grey (BTG). Break the Grey tours public schools providing character development assemblies, culminating in high-energy pop/rock concert productions sponsored by local communities wanting to bring hope to today’s youth. Since its beginning in 2005 BTG has exploded.
From his prison release, to the success of BTG, Bill fully acknowledges and credits God for each and every moment of achievement. Every day, Bill is reminded of the love Christ has for him when he sees the radiance of the future eclipsing the murky black of the past.
Gary Heavin is a producer and actor, known for movies Sironia (2011), Mission Air (2014), and Amerigeddon, a new film released to theaters nationwide in May, 2016. Gary is the founder and former CEO of the fitness chain Curves and currently holds the chairman positions on the boards of Curves and the Jennie Craig organization.
Gary has a degree in health and nutritional counseling and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Thomas Edison University in Trenton, NJ.
As a pro-woman, pro-life advocate, Gary has contributed extensive amounts of time and money for the benefit of the health of women and unborn children. Gary is also the author of several books, including Curves: Permanent Results Without Permanent Dieting and Curves On the Go. Gary and his wife Diane currently reside in central Texas.
Stephen Quayle is a nationally known radio host for Survive2thrive and Coast to Coast. He is a photographer and author of a number of books including, ‘Longwalkers-The Return of the Nephilim and Genesis 6 Giants: Master Builders of Prehistoric and Ancient Civilizations.
Quayle was one of the original preparedness guru’s long before 9-11, Y2K and other events that gave birth to the modern prepper movement and is the former editor and publisher of Survival Quest and Security and Survival Chronicles – monthly newsletters which dealt with perilous events and how to prepare for them.
Thomas Horn is an internationally recognized lecturer and bestselling author of several books. He is a well-known columnist whose articles have been referred to by writers of the L.A. Times Syndicate, MSNBC, Christianity Today, New Man Magazine, World Net Daily, Newsmax and dozens of newsmagazines and press agencies around the globe.
He has been interviewed by U.S. members of Congress on his findings as well as featured repeatedly in major media including Top 10 talk shows – America’s Morning News for The Washington Times, The 700 Club, The Harvest Show, Coast to Coast AM, Prophecy in the News and the Southwest Radio Church. Tom has appeared on numerous programs worldwide and once served as national spokesperson for Cloud Ten Pictures Movie “Deceived,” starring Louis Gossett Jr. and Judd Nelson.
Horn received the highest degree honorary doctorate in 2007 from legendary professor Dr. I.D.E. Thomas for his research into ancient history, and has been endorsed by such national leaders as Dr. James Kennedy.
Cris D. Putnam is the bestselling co-author of On the Path of the Immortals and two previous books with co-author Thomas Horn: Petrus Romanus and Exo-Vaticana as well as a contributor to the compilation Blood on the Altar: The Coming War of Christian vs Christian. They have recently released their next book, The Final Roman Emperor, The Islamic Anti-christ, and the Vatican’s Last Crusade.
Putnam holds a Master’s degree in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and a Certification in Christian Apologetics from Biola University as well as B.S. in religion and mathematics. He was a featured scholar on the History Channel’s Countdown to Apocalypse, the new documentary feature The Final Pope? as well as being a guest on SkyWatch TV, Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural and WND.TV as well as numerous radio shows.