Sam is the Founder and President of Engage International. He served as an Itinerant Speaker with RZIM for several years. He has spoken extensively in several countries on a wide range of topics such as, “Does God Exist?” “Why Suffering,” “Truth in a Postmodern World,” “The Discovery of True Love,” “Has Science Buried God?” “The Discipline of Prayer,” “Meaning in a Meaningless World,” “Leadership in a Fragmented World,” and “The Historicity of the Resurrection.”
His bout with a rare and aggressive form of cancer has fueled his interest to study the age-old question of God and suffering. His passion lies in reaching people for Christ and seeing them grow in understanding God’s love, ways, and purposes. Sam holds a Master’s in Psychology with Highest Honors from Mahatma Gandhi University following which he enrolled for pre-doctoral studies in Rehabilitation Psychology with the hopes of pursuing a doctorate in Neuropsychology. However, his growing interest in apologetics led him to secure a Master’s in Philosophy with Honors at Biola University.
He’s a member of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, the American Philosophical Association, and an affiliate of the American Psychological Association. He contributes regularly to Christian and secular publications.
Dr. David A. Horner
David is Professor of Philosophy and Biblical Studies at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. Dr. Horner received an M.Phil. in Philosophical Theology and D.Phil. in Philosophy from Oxford University. His primary research interests are in ancient and medieval philosophy, particularly ethics. He has published journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries in early Christian thought, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, C.S. Lewis, virtue ethics, ethical eudaimonism, aesthetics, worship, and apologetics. He is the author of Mind Your Faith: A Student’s Guide to Thinking and Living Well. David and his wife Debbie live in Southern California.
Dr. Brian Horn
Brian is a Senior Geoscience Advisor at Cairn Oil and Gas. He received his PhD in Geology and Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and his MSc and BA degrees in Geology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has worked in oil and gas exploration and production for over 27 years with Amoco, BP, and Maersk Oil. Prior to joining Cairn, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Geologist of ION Advisors. Brian makes his home with his wife and two kids in Houston, Texas.
S.D. has almost 30 years of experience as an avid Advertising, Public Relations and Pan-Global Trading entrepreneur and professional. He served as the Chairman and Managing Director of two major international companies. At the pinnacle of success, he responded to God’s call and sold his businesses to serve the Lord full time. For over 15 years now, he has given leadership to several non-profits working among people with disabilities, the marginalized, and para-church organizations. He has served on the board of several notable Bible Colleges and Educational Institutions and also provided leadership to various professional bodies. He was admitted to the “Hall of Fame” by the Public Relations Council of India in 2007 and was part of the committee that worked on the Indian Disability Act 1996, which was passed by the Indian Parliament. At the invitation of the US Senate, he attended the National Prayer Breakfast hosted by President Bush in February 2008. Reuben and his wife Cynthia make their home in Bangalore, India.
Chloegraduated with highest honors from Baylor University as a University Scholar with concentrations in political science and philosophy. After graduation, she briefly worked in Washington, DC where she interned at the White House and the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division at the Department of Health & Human Services. She is a J.D. Candidate at the University of Virginia School of Law where she serves as President for the Federalist Society and is an active member of the Law Christian Fellowship. In the summer of 2020, she worked as a law clerk on the Senate Judiciary Committee and was inducted as a Blackstone fellow. In 2021, she worked at a large law firm in Atlanta near her family. Following graduation, she will clerk on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In her free time, Chloe enjoys antique shopping, volunteering with children, and watching historical dramas.
Dr. Garrett J. DeWeese
Garrett was a Professor at Large at Biola University and an affiliated faculty member at Denver Theological Seminary. Dr. DeWeese has an MA and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Colorado. He served as the Vice President of the Evangelical Philosophical Society and is deeply committed to helping the church articulate and defend the concept of objective truth in an age of postmodernism and growing relativism. DeWeese is a frequent speaker in churches and college groups. He authored God and the Nature of Time, Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult (with J.P. Moreland) and Doing Philosophy as a Christian. He has contributed chapters to several books, and has published articles in journals such as Philosophia Christi and Discipleship Journal. Garry lives with his wife Barbara in Colorado Springs.
Greg is the Controller for a church extension fund that provides financial and administrative services to churches. Prior to his current position he spent twenty years as the Controller and ten years as the Network Administrator for a dental finance company. During his career Greg’s focus has been on technology solutions specific to accounting and support service. Greg and his wife Cathy make their home in Salem, OR.
David is the President of The Souther Company, a diversified investment company, since 2009. Prior to that he was President of Allied Forest Products, a lumber manufacturing company with sawmills throughout the Intermountain States. He has served on several boards including the High Desert Museum and Center for Cultural Leadership. He received his BA in Speech Communications from Pacific Lutheran University and went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Northwestern School of Law. He and his wife, Connie, live in Bend, OR. and have two adult daughters, Annie and Sarah Jane.
Dr. Rob Pochek
Rob is the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church of Charlottesville on Park Street. Prior to this he pastored for over 25yrs in Missouri, Illinois, and North Carolina. Dr. Pochek received his M.Div. and a Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He serves as the Chairman of SBC, Virginia and is on many other boards including that of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Pochek is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he teaches Evangelism and Missions.
He has had articles published in many Christian outlets including the Baptist Press, ChurchLeaders.com, and SermonCentral.com. His first book, The Unleashed Church, was published in 2014. Rob has been married to Susan since 1989 and they are the proud parents of two children.