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Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.   1 Peter 3:15

past speakers

Season 13 (2017-2018)

Col. Allen West Iraq War veteran and former congressman

Gov. Mike Huckabee Former Arkansas governor, TV host and presidential candidate

Archie Griffin Two-time Heisman Trophy winner

Leigh Anne Tuohy subject of the film The Blind Side

Season 12 (2016-2017)

Andy Andrews Speaker, novelist and author of The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success

Kirsten Powers Political analyst and regular contributor to USA Today

Frank Wolf Retired US congressman from Virginia and one of the leaders of the National Prayer Breakfast

Leslie Wickman Scientist, astronaut and author of God of the Big Bang

Season 11 (2015-2016)

Karen Hughes Former White House advisor to President George W. Bush

Nabeel Qureshi Author of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

Dinesh D’Souza Christian author, political analyst and filmmaker

Kevin Sorbo Hollywood actor (God’s Not Dead) and producer

Season 10 (2014-2015)

Dr. Ben Carson Renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, philanthropist and best-selling author

Gretchen Carlson Former Miss America and news anchor

Eric Metaxas Author, speaker and cultural commentator

Chris Spielman NFL All-Pro linebacker, broadcaster and cancer warrior

Season 9 (2013-2014)

Chad Williams Former Navy SEAL and author of SEAL of God

Cal Thomas Nationally syndicated columnist and political commentator, author of ten books

Fred Thompson Former Senator, attorney
and actor

Pam Tebow National right-to-life spokeswoman, missionary and mother of five

Jim Wallace Former LA homicide detective and author of Cold-Case Christianity

Season 8 (2012-2013)

Brenda Warner Women of Faith conference speaker, author and mother of seven

Dr. David Levy Neurosurgeon, author of
Gray Matter

Micheal Flaherty Co-founder and president
of Walden Media

Dr. David L. Cook sports psychologist, author of Seven Days in Utopia

William Bennett former Secretary of Education, political commentator and radio host

Season 7 (2011-2012)

Gary Haugen Founder of International
Justice Mission

Lee Strobel Journalist and author of
The Case for Christ

Louis Zamperini World War II POW, subject
of the best seller

Dr. Gary Chapman Counselor and author,
The Five Love Languages

Wess Stafford President and CEO of Compassion International

Season 6 (2010-2011)

Mark Earley President and CEO of Prison Fellowship

Rosemary Trible Journalist and author

Tony Hall Former U.S. Congressman and U.S. Ambassador

Stan Smith Tennis Legend

Evelyn Husband Thompson Widow of space shuttle Columbia commander, Rick Husband

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Season 5 (2009-2010)

Benedict Fitzgerald Screenwriter, Passion of the Christ

Rolf Benirschke Former NFL player, author

Betsy King Hall of Fame golfer

Steven Reinemund Former CEO of PepsiCo; currently Dean of Business at Wake Forest University

William Paul Young Author of The Shack

Season 4 (2008-2009)

Congressman Jim Ryun Olympic athlete and former congressman

Immaculee Ilibagiza Survivor of 1994 Rwandan genocide

Stephen Mansfield Writer, lecturer and statesman

Brigadier General Charlie Duke Apollo 16 astronaut

Season 3 (2007-2008)

Pat Williams Athlete, sports executive and author

Rebecca Hagelin Social commentator and author

Jim Towey Former director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

Judge Kenneth Starr Dean, Pepperdine Law School

Eric Metaxas Author and humorist

Season 2 (2006-2007)

Donna VanLiere Author and actress

General Georges Sada Iraqi general and advisor to Saddam Hussein

Ruth Graham Daughter of evangelist Billy Graham

Kenneth E. Bailey, Th.D. Middle East scholar

Jennifer Rothschild Singer and songwriter

Season 1 (2005-2006)

Dave Dravecky Former major league pitcher

Heather Whitestone McCallum Miss America 1995

Dr. Walt Larimore Physician, author and medical journalist

Richard & Claire Schweiker Former Cabinet Secretary and community servant

The Reverend Dr. John R. W. Stott British theologian and author