Pastor & Author
Biography | Francis Chan
Francis Chan is the best-selling author of Letters to the Church, Crazy Love, Forgotten God, and Erasing Hell. Currently, Francis is planting churches in the San Francisco area (wearechurch.com). Together, Francis and his wife Lisa raise their seven children in Northern California and are co-authors of the new book You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity.
Dan Jones MD
Univ. of Mississippi School of Medicine
Biography | Dan Jones MD
Daniel W. Jones, M.D. is the Sanderson Chair in Obesity, Metabolic Diseases and Nutrition and Director of Clinical and Population Science in the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research at The University of Mississippi Medical Center. He also serves as Professor of Medicine and Physiology. He has a 25 year association with The University of Mississippi serving in a number of capacities including Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine from 2003-2009 and as Chancellor of the University from 2009 until September 2015. He went to South Korea in 1985 as a missionary for seven years to fulfill a passion for health care service to underserved populations. For more than twenty-five years, he has served as a medical education consultant to medical schools in North Korea. He was named one of the "Best Doctors in America" from 1996 to 2008 and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society.
Anne Alaniz DO
Biography | Anne Alaniz DO
Dr. Anne Alaniz is a Gynecologic Oncologist who has been working for Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, since 2012. Her expertise is in surgical management and chemotherapy for women with gynecological cancers. She has clinical expertise in minimally invasive surgery including robotic surgery and laparoscopy. She is a recipient of numerous recognitions as a clinician. She is originally from Malawi, Africa and has not forgotten about the needs there. Dr. Alaniz is the Co-Founder of Pothawira (Safe Haven) Christian Mission Organization in her home village around Salima, Malawi. Pothawira was founded in 2009 and has been in full operation since 2011. Pothawira has an outpatient clinic that sees over 5000 patients a month and a soon to be open birthing center which will provide a safe facility for childbirth with skilled medical personnel to continue to combat the high rates of maternal and neonatal deaths in Malawi. In addition, Pothawira is a home to 126 orphaned children with 12 widows who care for them. Dr. Alaniz also serves as well as faculty member for Weill Cornell Medical College.
Mitch Duininck MD
In His Image International
Biography | Mitch Duininck MD
Dr. Duininck is the CEO of In His Image International and Good Samaritan Health Services. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine. He has done medical missions in many countries, including India, Kenya, Ghana, Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Russia, Romania and the Czech Republic. Dr. Duininck’s family served as medical missionaries at Manna Mission Hospital in Ghana, West Africa, for two years and one year in Kabul, Afghanistan to help train Afghan physicians in the Hope Family Medicine Afghanistan residency program.
Biography | Bob Fu
Dr. Bob (Xiqiu) Fu is one of the leading voices in the world for persecuted faith communities in China. He was a student leader during the Tiananmen Square demonstrations for freedom and democracy in 1989. Bob and his wife, Heidi, fled to the United States as religious refugees in 1997 and founded ChinaAid in 2002 to bring international attention to China’s gross human rights violations and to promote religious freedom and rule of law in China. He is a member of Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Law and Religion Monitor, a journal on religious freedom and the rule of law in China, and as a guest editor for Chinese Law and Government, a journal by University of California, Los Angles.
Send Me Out Ministries
Biography | Gilbert Hovsepian
Gilbert was born and raised in Iran in a persecuted family and church community. In the midst of the persecution, he witnessed God’s power in action as he saw many Muslims come to Christ through his father’s evangelism. Gilbert lost his father, Rev. Haik Hovsepian, when Gilbert was 17. His father was kidnapped and brutally martyred, having been stabbed to death 26 times.The persecution continued even after the martyrdom, which caused Gilbert to seek God’s face even more. Despite his father’s brutal martyrdom by the Islamic extremists in Iran in 1994, Gilbert was able to not only forgive them but by God’s grace, go out, serve and minister the gospel of Jesus Christ through international media means. Gilbert has traveled to numerous countries and to more than 500 churches worldwide, ministering through music, media, worship, and teaching. His international satellite programs have affected thousands of lives, bringing many to the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Luke Moon DDS
K Dental Clinics Network
Biography | Luke Moon DDS
Dr. Moon, a dentist, is the founder and CEO of K Dental Clinics Network and the director and chief consultant of three dental clinics he founded in Kyrgyzstan. His ministry focuses on training professionals and providing community services for the underprivileged population. He has been a missionary since 1995 and the recipient of many recognitions including the Underwood Missionary Award. Dr. Moon also hold a Ph.D. degree from School of World Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary. For over twenty years, he has written numerous articles and have served as a speaker at various conferences.