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.
Joe Ardis Horn
Board certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Fitness & Nutrition Specialist, and the COO of SkyWatchTV. Also the best-selling author of the groundbreaking book Timebomb, his incredible personal story—from the gates of death and back again. Joe has also authored Everyday Champions and co-authored with Daniel Belt Unlocking Eden: Revolutionize Your Health, Maximize Your Immunity, Restore Your Vitality.
Pulitzer Prize-nominated investigative journalist, co-author with Paul McGuire of the #1 bestsellers The Babylon Code and Trumpocalypse. His latest book, co-written with U.S. Army Chaplain (Col.) David Giammona IS The Military Guide to Armageddon.
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.
Col. David Giammona
End-times expert, scholar, author, writer, and speaker. He retired from the Army in June 2018 after 32 years of military service. is co-author with Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Troy Anderson of the new book The Military Guide to Armageddon.
Derek P. Gilbert
Host of Five in Ten for SkyWatchTV, and co-host of SciFriday and Unraveling Revelation with his wife, author and analyst Sharon K. Gilbert. Their recent books Veneration and Giants, Gods & Dragons are paradigm-shifting looks at end-times prophecy and the incredible wealth of information about th supernatural in the Bible. Derek’s latest book is The Second Coming of Saturn.
Zach resides in Decatur, Illinois where he hosts The Zach Drew Show, the flagship show of IGBY International Ministries. He became a well recognized figure in Christian media while serving as Jim Bakker’s co-host for seven years. He served at TruNews as a technology correspondent for Next Tech News
In 2018, Zach launched his own nationally syndicated program which airs on the PTL Network, World Harvest Television, YouTube, Facebook, AppleTV, and Roku.
Chief editor and production manager of Defender Publishing, as well as Tom Horn’s personal assistant and author of Handmaidens Conspiracy (2018). Other works by Howell include Redeemed Unreedeemable (2014), Dead Pets Don’t Lie (2015), Final Fire (2016), Radicals (2017), Encounters (2019), and Afterlife (2019).
Josh is an avid researcher, who works in full-time ministry at SkyWatchTV. He is the author of numerous books, including The Second Coming of the New Age (co-authored with Steven Bancarz), The Day The Earth Stands Still (co-authored with Derek P. Gilbert), Unraveling the Multiverse, Abaddon Ascending (co-authored with bestselling author Tom Horn), and Afterlife (co-authored with Donna Howell and Allie Henson).
Rabbi Zev Porat
Born in Israel and raised in the Orthodox Jewish city of Bnei Brak. He was raised an Orthodox Jew in a rabbinic family, but after rejecting God altogether, Zev was led to Yeshua HaMashiach by a persistent Christian who witnessed through the Internet from the US.
Zev is the founder of Messiah of Israel Ministries and the co-author with Pastor Carl Gallups of The Rabbi, the Secret Message, and the Identity of Messiah.
Dr. Igal German
Dr. Igal German holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Canada. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biblical studies from the University of Haifa, Israel. His monograph has been published under the title The Fall Reconsidered: A Literary Synthesis of the Primeval Sin Narratives against the Backdrop of the History of Exegesis. Igal is the founding director of the International Biblical Apologetics Association (Bibleapologist.org).
Dr. Mike Spaulding
Mike Spaulding was ordained to the ministry in 1998. Since then he has planted two Calvary Chapel churches – Calvary Christian Fellowship, St. Marys, Ohio, in 1998, and Calvary Chapel of Lima, Ohio, in 2005, where he currently serves as pastor.
Mike holds a B.A. in Organizational Management, a M.T.S., and a Ph.D. in apologetics. He is the author of 18 books and is a contributing author to 4 others.
Vicki Joy Anderson
Vicki Joy Anderson graduated from University of Northwestern in St. Paul, MN majoring in Bible and English with a writing emphasis. After many years in corporate management, Vicki Joy stepped out in faith to become a full-time author and speaker in 2019. Vicki Joy writes for
Real Dark News.com and L.A. Marzulli’s Politics, Prophecy, and the Supernatural, as well as writing on apologetics, poetry, and fringe topics. Vicki Joy’s latest book, “They Only Come Out at Night: Exposing the Dark Weapon of Sleep Paralysis” is available now on lamarzulli.net. Vicki Joy can be found at VickiJoyAnderson.com and vickijoyauthor on Instagram.
Kenny is a life long musician and music teacher, he established his podcast The Rock with Kenny Seay in 2021. His podcast is now available on Anchor, Spotify, and YouTube. He uses his love of music to witness to others through the gift Christ has given him. His mission is to win souls for Christ by explaining the unexplained and supernatural through a biblical reality and worldview.
Jay Scribner, along with his wife Kay, are natives of Illinois, but they have made their home in Branson, Missouri since 1977. Jay is the former pastor of the First Baptist Church of Branson where he served for 28 years, enjoying the favor and fruitfulness of the Lord.
Dr. Matthew Sams
Dr. Sams is married to his high school sweetheart, Tricia, and have an amazing son named Austin who is currently in med school to become a Doctor of Osteopathy. He has been featured in two nationally released books (Timebomb & Return to Eden) and has been a speaker for the past several years at the Defender Conference.
Dr. Sams is also a graduate of Palmer Chiropractic College out of Davenport, IA, where he attained his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree.
Twenty-three years ago, Mark Scribner was instrumental in negotiating for Dr. Sams to relocate to Branson and setup his own practice here. Throughout his career he has fulfilled that mission in an eclectic manner through business management, healthcare management, and pastoral roles. He currently is Chief of Staff at Healing Arts Center in Branson Missouri where he provides executive direction and oversight for this multi specialty clinic.
Armed with her Master’s in Immunology and Environmental Toxicology from Virginia Tech in 1998, Dori set out to help others through medical science. She continued her specialized PhD studies in Autoimmunity while working at Duke University Medical Center and Duke Veteran’s Affairs Hospital, and completing a prestigious PhD Fellowship at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (a branch of the NIH).