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06 May 2019 - 120 Wildwood Dr S
Branson, MO 65616 United States
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We’ll be adding to our speakers roster during the coming days, so please keep checking back! 


Dr. Michael S. Heiser – Michael S. Heiser is scholar of the Bible and its ancient context. Mike is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (M.A., Ancient History) and the University of Wisconsin- Madison (M.A., Ph.D., Hebrew Bible and Semitic Studies). He has taught biblical studies, theology, and ancient languages for over twenty years in the classroom and online distance education. He is currently a Scholar-in-Residence at Logos Bible Software, a company that produces ancient text databases and other digital resources for study of the ancient world and biblical studies. (continue reading)


Dr. Thomas R. Horn – Long time television and radio personality, author of dozens of best-selling books and publisher of many others, Dr. Thomas Horn, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of SkyWatchTV and Defender Publishing. He is a sought-after conference speaker and will serve as the MC of the Defender Conference in Branson, MO August 2-5. At the dawn of the Internet, Horn launched two news services where coverage of latest-breaking news and information on cutting-edge stories covering religion, prophecy, discovery, and the supernatural through in-depth investigative reports led to his network of writers being referenced and interviewed by the biggest names in broadcasting, including: LA Times Syndicate, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX, Time, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, BBC, MSNBC, Michael Savage, SciFi Channel, History Channel, Hannity & Colmes, The Savage Nation, Sid Roth’s “It’s Supernatural”, The Jim Bakker Show,  Celebration Daystar TV, FaithTV, The Harvest Show, The 700 Club, Coast to Coast AM, WorldNetDaily, NewsMax.com, White House Correspondents, and dozens of other newsmagazines and press agencies around the globe. (continue reading


Nita Horn is CEO of Whispering Ponies Ranch, a non-profit organization that employs mobile services, on-site specialized youth camps for sex-trafficked and foster children, and where adult individuals with developmental disabilities experience positive mental, physical, and emotional benefits through the use of miniature equine assisted activities. Handlers use onsite therapy animal activities as well as camping elements such as; climbing walls, fishing, bicycling, prayer trails and more, to connect with children and adults as part of a healing process that horses have shown to bring. Nita is the author of No Fences: It Started With a Plastic Pony and co-author with her husband Tom of such books as The Milieu, Forbidden Gates, The Ahriman Gate, How To Overcome The Most Frightening Issues You Will Face This Century, God’s Ghostbusters and more.


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. (continue reading)


Sharon K. Gilbert – Science, writing, opera, and geopolitics are just a few of the many ‘hats’ worn by Sharon K. Gilbert. Gilbert is the author of the non-fiction work Ebola and the Fourth Horsemen of the Apocalypse; The Laodicea Chronicles, a novelized look at the spiritual battle set in current time; The Armageddon Strain, a biological thriller that blends science and the supernatural. (continue reading)


 Joe Ardis Horn is a Professional Fitness and Nutrition Specialist, COO of SkyWatch TV, dog behavior expert and Certified Professional Trainer/Instructor. As the best-selling author of the groundbreaking book Dead Pets Don’t Lie, his incredible personal story—from the gates of death and back again—prompted the Special Investigation that now resides in the breakthrough new work, Timebomb.


Carl Gallups has been the senior pastor of Hickory Hammock Baptist Church in Milton, Florida, since 1987. Carl is a graduate of the Florida Law Enforcement Academy, Florida State University (B.S. Criminology) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and serves on the Board of Regents at the University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama. (continue reading)


Pastor Jim Bakker is considered to be one of today’s experts on the Book of Revelation. Since prison, he authored, I Was WrongThe RefugeProsperity and The Coming Apocalypse, and more recently Time Has Come: How to Prepare Now for Epic Events Ahead. The messages of his books are filled with revelation and restoration.  Teaching and preaching the Word of God and the promise of the return of Jesus Christ are his driving force today. God has prepared him for such a time as this.


Lori Graham Bakker is the co-host of the Jim Bakker Show and speaks to audiences globally with the refreshing candor that has come to characterize her ministry; encouraging them to become the people of destiny God has called them to be.  Sixteen years to the date that Pastor Jim made the last broadcast from PTL, he and Lori launched their new television ministry from Branson, Missouri. The Jim Bakker Show is a one-hour, daily TV program that is shown throughout the United States and around the world.


Joel Richardson is a New York Times bestselling author, film-maker, and teacher. Joel lives in the United States with his wife and five children. With a special love for all the peoples of the Middle East, Joel travels globally, preparing the Church for the great challenges of our time, teaching on the gospel, living with biblical hope, the return of Jesus. He is the author, editor, director, or producer of several books and documentaries, and is the host of the popular online Christian program, the Underground.


Dr. Michael K. Lake is the Chancellor and Founder of Biblical Life College and Seminary, the host of Biblical Life TV, and the co-hosts the Kingdom Intelligence Briefing with his wife, Mary Lou.  He is the author of the best-selling books, The Shinar Directive:  Preparing the Way for the Son of Perdition, and The Sheeriyth Imperative:  Empowering the Remnant to Overcome the Gates of Hell.  Dr. Lake is a popular speaker at national Christian conferences and is a frequent guest on many Christian TV and radio/podcast programs in North America.. KIB website: www.kingdomintelligencebriefing.com


Donna Howell is chief editor and production manager of Defender Publishing, as well as Tom Horn’s personal assistant and author of the best-selling title Handmaidens Conspiracy (2018). Other works by Howell include Redeemed Unreedeemable (2014), Dead Pets Don’t Lie (2015), Final Fire (2016), Radicals (2017), and Encounters (2019).


Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis is a Washington, DC-based broadcast national security and foreign policy analyst with 24 years of extensive experience speaking on tough issues with most major broadcast and cable television and radio outlets to include Fox News and CNN. He is an author having been both a columnist for conservative outlets with more than 800 published articles on national security and geopolitical issues. His books include Alliance of Evil, The Deeper State, Future War and Never Submit: Will the Extermination of Christians Get Worse Before It Gets Better? (continue reading)


Josh Peck is an avid researcher, who works in full-time ministry at SkyWatchTV, hosts “Into the Multiverse,” and is the author of numerous books, including The Second Coming of the New Age (coauthored with Steven Bancarz), The Day The Earth Stands Still (coauthored with Derek P. Gilbert), Unraveling the Multiverse and Abaddon Ascending (coauthored with bestselling author Tom Horn). Josh has been featured on numerous television and radio shows, including The History Channel’s “In Search Of” with Zachary Quinto, The Hagmann and Hagmann Report with Doug and Joe Hagmann, and Coast to Coast AM with George Noory.


Dr. Ralph Umbriaco’s passion as a healthcare professional is to empower patients with the knowledge and understanding necessary for them to experience their own healing miracle. Rather than “fighting” or “focusing” on this concept that is called disease, why not, instead, invest and redirect an effective portion of our time, energies and effort in CREATING so much “real health” that disease and discomfort can no longer have any power over you, your life, you family or your environment? Dr. Umbriaco is a state-licensed doctor of chiropractic medicine and holds a private practice in Newport Beach, California. He also holds a master’s of science in traditional oriental medicine (MSTOM) and is a certified natural health professional (CNHP).


Allie Anderson serves as an administrator over SkyWatch TV, Defender Publishing, and Whispering Ponies Ranch. As a researcher and writer, her most recent work has appeared in Unearthing the Lost World of the Cloudeaters by Thomas Horn and Steve Quayle, On the Path of the Immortals by Thomas Horn and Cris Putnam, When Once We Were a Nation, How to Overcome the Most Frightening Issues You Will Face This Century, and more. Her appearance in public media include episodes of SkyWatch TV, The Jim Bakker Show, The Herman & Sharron Show and other network television programs.


Pastor Larry Spargimino is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div and Ph.D) and has been a pastor, worked overseas in several settings, has had the privilege of starting and working with a church and Christian school in Pakistan, and is currently pastor and co-host at Southwest Radio Church (radio and TV) in Oklahoma City. He has authored several books: The Anti-Prophets (a challenge to preterism), Yesterday, Today And For Ever (a prophecy primer for teens and young adults), Religion of Peace or Refuge For Terror (written right after 9/11 and seeks to answer this question with regard to Islam), Living In Sodom (an examination of gay activism). He has also co-authored Final Fire: Is The Next Great Awakening (continue reading)


Dr. Matthew Sams (D.C., F.I.A.C.A) was born and raised in Chariton, Iowa. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1994.  Following chiropractic college, he practiced in Ankeny, Iowa, for five years. In August of 1999, he decided that Branson, Missouri, was where his heart was. Dr. Sams specializes in many different techniques. He feels that what the patient needs varies from person to person. His techniques consist of Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, Activator, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Kinesio Taping and teaching education and health through radio programs and classes. Dr. Sams has a passion for helping his patients get the best out of life.


Dr. Joshua W. Vance (DC, MTAA) is a chiropractic specialist in Republic, Missouri. He graduated with honors from Cleveland Chiropractic College, Kansas City in 1999. Having more than nineteen years of diverse experiences, especially in chiropractic, Dr. Vance affiliates with no hospital, and cooperates with other doctors and specialists in the medical group, Vance Chiropractic, Inc.


 Steven Bancarz is a former New Age teacher who used to run one of the largest New Age websites in the world, during which time he was also a guest author on the most-visited New Age site on the internet.  After a personal encounter with Jesus Christ in 2015, he quit his job as a New Age writer and has been in full-time Christian apologetics ministry on YouTube and on his website reasonsforjesus.com where he addresses New Age topics from a Biblical perspective.  Steven has been featured on various platforms such as SkywatchTV, The 700 CLUB, and 100 Huntley Street, and is the co-author of The Second Coming Of The New Age.


Shelley Neese is Vice President of The Jerusalem Connection, a Christian Zionist organization in the Washington, D.C. area. Her writing has appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Jerusalem Post Metro Edition, Arutz Sheva, and FrontPage Magazine. Shelley is the author of the #1 new release The Copper Scroll Project, a nonfiction account that weaves history in with narrative as an arson investigator from Oklahoma sets out to unearth the lost treasures of the Jerusalem Temple.


Dino Kartsonakis – America’s Piano Showman, a title aptly given to one of the world’s premier performers of our time. From Carnegie Hall, to the honor of being the only person to ever perform inside the Tower of David, Jerusalem. Dino has captured the world with his unique talent, stellar performances and exceptional showmanship. Two time Grammy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee for “Chariots of Fire”, eight time Dove Award winner and Tele Award winner for “Miracle’s”.  Dino’s talent and performance prowess all started at the tender age of three, when he sat at an upright piano, and played both melody and harmony of a hymn he heard that morning at church. He grew into his talents and later studied at Julliard School of Music, and conservatories in both France and Germany. (continue reading)