Stormie Omartian is an accomplished songwriter and author. Her husband is Grammy-winning record producer Michael Omartian.
A popular speaker at churches, women’s retreats, and conferences nationwide, Stormie is touring throughout the United States in 1999 with the Aspiring Women Conferences. She was a speaker with the Women of Virtue Conferences and has worked with Chuck Colson and Prison Fellowship Ministries. For 20 years Stormie has been encouraging women to pray for their families. She desires to help others become all God created them to be, to establish strong family bonds and marriages, and to be instruments of God’s love.
Her book, Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On, is about walking step by step with God through life’s challenging moments, and learning how to stay in the light of God’s presence while going through difficulties. Omartian explains that when God asks her to do something beyond what is comfortable, she pictures in her mind one or two illuminated steps in a long stairway that is otherwise engulfed in darkness. Using this image as a metaphor for her walk with God, she imparts brief yet powerful lessons about trusting God every day of our lives, looking for the blessing in the moment, and following His lead no matter what the circumstances. People experiencing life changes, facing major decisions, or needing reassurance in their walk will appreciate the candid honesty in this encouraging book.
Other books by Omartian include her best selling 1998 Gold Medallion finalist The Power of a Praying Wife and The Power of a Praying Parent, That’s What Love Is For, Greater Health God’s Way, A Step in the Right Direction, and Stormie - her best-selling autobiography.
Upcoming books are The Power of Praying Together book and study guide, which enables readers to discover a wider, more interactive world of prayer, and The Power of Christmas Prayer (a trade edition of The Child of the Promise with new material), a devotion on the birth of Jesus with a prayer for the modern audience at the end of each chapter.
As a popular media guest, Stormie has appeared on numerous radio and television programs including USA Radio Network, The 700 Club, Homelife, Today’s Issues, Studio 828, KKLA’s Live from LA with Warren Duffy, Parent Talk, and Crosstalk on WTLN.
Stormie was a contributing editor for Virtue magazine for five years and a contributing editor for Total Health magazine for two years with her own regular column called "Body Care." She has written numerous articles for Today’s Christian Woman and Charisma. After teaching exercise and nutrition classes for eight years, Stormie released five exercise videos, including the certified gold video Exercise for Life and Low Impact Aerobic Workout.
As a successful singer, dancer, and actress, Omartian appeared regularly on television programs such as The Dean Martin Show, The Glen Campbell Show, The Mac Davis Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and many more. She also did backup singing for numerous musicians, including Cher, Glen Campbell, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Tom Jones, and The Imperials. She has written hundreds of song lyrics and recorded six albums with her husband.
Stormie and Michael have been married for 25 years and have 3 children---Christopher, Mandy, and John David.
Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children, with an expertise in conveying biblical truth to young children. She is the author of three bestselling children’s Bibles, including the Gold Book Award-winning Baby’s First Bible and, most recently, the Moonbeam Award Winner -- The Jesus Storybook Bible. She has written many picture books for children, including Handbag Friends, Time to Say Goodnight and the critically acclaimed, How to Be a Baby: By Me, the Big Sister. A native of England, Sally lives in New York City.
Rev. Adam Hamilton is the founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. He grew up in the Kansas City area, attending Shawnee Mission schools before graduating from Blue Valley High School. He earned a B.A. degree in Pastoral Ministry from Oral Roberts University and a Master of Divinity Degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.
Adam has received the B'nai B'rith award in Social Ethics, the Denman Award in Evangelism, and the Circuit Rider Award for excellence in church leadership. He was named Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church by the Foundation for Evangelism, and he was named one of the "Ten People to Watch in America's Spiritual Landscape" by Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. He has been awarded two honorary doctorates and numerous other awards. He currently serves as a Trustee at Saint Paul School of Theology and as a member of the Kansas East Board of Professional Ministry. He lectures on leadership, evangelism and preaching across the country.
The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection has grown from four people in 1990 to over 17,000 adult members with an average weekly worship attendance of over 7,500 in 2008. The church was listed as the most influential mainline church in America in a 2005 survey of American pastors. The Church of the Resurrection has a three-fold focus: 1. Reaching non-religious and nominally religious people and helping them become committed followers of Jesus Christ; 2. Equipping and inspiring members to live their faith in mission to the community and world; and 3. Acting as a catalyst for renewing the mainline church.
Louie Giglio is the pastor of Passion City Church and founder of The Passion Movement, a ministry with a global reach that has inspired this generation of college-aged young people to live for God’s fame. Louie is the author of I Am Not But I Know I Am, Indescribable, The Air I Breathe and Wired: For a Life of Worship. With his wife, Shelley, he leads the music label, sixstepsrecords. The Giglios live in Atlanta.
The dynamic ministry of Bishop T. D. Jakes has brought hope and healing and positive change to the lives of millions of men and women all over the world. Bishop Jakes is founder and senior pastor of The Potter's House, a multi-racial non-denominational church located in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas. In addition to his role as a pastor, this best-selling author and recording artist also enjoys a widespread television ministry.