Faith / Spirituality Keynote Speakers

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Faith and Spirituality speakers eloquently inspire audiences to live through those unseen forces, acting on behalf, for the betterment of society. They inspire those to trust one's intuitive voice as well as preventing costly mistakes by increasing positive outcomes with better choices. GDA has faith and spirituality keynote speakers to inspire audiences in noble and positive influences.


Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Jennifer Ayers-Moore

Mental Health Advocate

Jennifer Ayers-Moore, sister to Nathaniel Ayers, the subject of the book and film The Soloist, is a passionate, outspoken advocate for the artistically gifted mentally ill. Her journey began over 30 years ago when her charming, intelligent, talented, and handsome brother, Nathaniel, developed schizophrenia.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Joan Brock

Author of More Than Meets the Eye

Joan shares her inspiring story of the sudden loss of her sight then the loss of her husband to cancer. Joan will captivate your audience while sharing the importance of making positive and productive choices in this world of change and challenge.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Darren Campbell

CEO, Tree of Life Bookstores

Darren is a faith based speaker that started a successful company and church. He would be a great fit for faith based audiences or businesses that are trying to reach millennials.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 11 Videos: 2

Gary Chapman, Ph.D.

Author of #1 New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages® and Family Counselor

He is just the man to turn to for help on improving or healing our most important relationships. His own life experiences, plus over thirty-five years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish his #1 New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages®. 

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Kerry Max Cook

A story of self-empowerment, hope, faith, determination, and never giving up

Kerry Cook is the best-selling author of "Chasing Justice," a facilitator & an expert teaching others  overcoming intolerance, hate, and coping and adapting to challenging surroundings and circumstances. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Joe Ehrmann

Coach for America/SHIFTWHY, Former NFL Player

Joe Ehrmann has been a speaker, author, activist, and coach for more than 35 years. His book, “InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives,” explains how to become a transformational coach, changing lives and society by helping to develop healthy men and women.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 8 Videos: 9

Bruce Feiler

New York Times Bestselling Author, Speaker, TV Host

Bruce is one of America’s most popular voices on contemporary life. He is the author of six consecutive NYT best-sellers, including The Council of Dads and his 2020 release, LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS: Mastering Change at Any Age

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Captain Chad Fleming

Retired U.S. Army Captain, Highly Decorated War Hero, Amputee

Captain Fleming has been deployed overseas six times with the U.S. Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment in support of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his TEN deployments overseas Captain Fleming has been wounded in combat on THREE separate occasions (Gun shot wounds and hand grenades).

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 5 Videos: 4

Michael Franzese

Former Member of Colombo Organized Crime Family. Current Speaker, author, TV and Film personality.

Michael Franzese is the only high ranking official of a major crime family to ever walk away, without protective custodies, and survive.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Rocky Garza

You Deserve to be KNOWN

Rocky has walked alongside thousands at Sky Ranch Camp, counseled hundreds as a pastor at Chase Oaks and taken thousands through Identity Mapping™. He guides people to find clarity in who they are, ignites confidence to believe in themselves and helps them find the courage to live it out.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 10 Videos: 5

Jon Gordon

Bestselling Author of The Power of Positive Leadership

Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 16 books including 6 best-sellers. 

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 9 Videos: 2

Jen Hatmaker

Author and Presenter of HGTV series "Your Big Family Renovation"

Jen Hatmaker is an American Christian wife, mother, author, blogger, and television presenter. The mother of five, her three oldest are biological and her two youngest are adopted from Ethiopia. She and her husband, Brandon, founded the Legacy Collective, a giving community that funds sustainable solutions to systemic world problems. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 5 Videos: 6

Dr. Willie Jolley

Award-winning speaker and singer, best-selling author and media personality

There are many motivational speakers, and then there is the one, the only, the incomparable Dr. Willie Jolley. He has been described simultaneously as a world-class, award-winning speaker and singer, best-selling author and media personality.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Finnian Kelly

The Leading Expert on Living a Life of Intentionality

Finnian's personal legend, aka his purpose, is to embody INTENTIONALITY and inspire others to do the same.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 6 Videos: 8

Mildred D Muhammad

Award-Winning Global Keynote Speaker, Domestic Abuse Survivor, Author, Advocate

Mildred speaks on a national & international platform to discuss her life of terror, abuse and heartache, as the ex-wife of the DC Sniper, all while promoting Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention.

 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Pauline Nguyen

From Extreme Adversity to Success

Pauline is a best-selling author and award-winning businesswoman and her achievements are even more impressive for her having escaped Vietnam on a boat and survived a Thai refugee camp. She overcame by transforming her approach by re-engineering her beliefs, questioning the status quo and hacking cultural norms.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 6

John O'Leary

Author of best-selling book, On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life

In 1987, John was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, he created a massive explosion in his garage and was burned on 100% of his body. John was given one percent chance to survive.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Justin Osmond

Speaker | Author | Producer | Humanitarian

Justin, born into a world-renowned musical family with a 90% hearing loss has the unique ability to capture and captivate his audience with stories calling on reserves of courage, determination and self-belief in order to succeed and sometimes to simply survive.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 8

Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray

I'll Push You — 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair

Push Inc. founders Justin Skeesuck, and Patrick Gray guide organizations and individuals toward their full potential through the power of relationships. Overcoming life's challenges requires acknowledging our weaknesses, inviting others into our story, and embracing the fact that we cannot do it all on our own.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Carly Patterson

First American Woman to Win Gold at a fully attended Olympic Games

A true expert on success, fulfillment, overcoming setbacks, facing fear and taking risks, Carly has inspired thousands of people by sharing her unique story of dedication and hard work. Carly shares in her keynotes how she redefined success through three principles she learned as a championship-level gymnast, and in the tumultuous years that followed.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Mike Schlappi

If You Can't Stand Up, Stand Out

When Mike Schlappi takes the floor, a dazzling smile greets you. Then, you notice the wheelchair. Mike is defined by what he can do, instead of what he cannot do. Following a tragic accident, Mike has proven that just because “you can’t stand up, doesn’t mean you can’t stand out”!

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Jay Shetty

Huffpost LIVE Show Host, Former Monk Turned Mega-media Influencer and Innovative Filmmaker

British-born, former monk & award-winning digital strategist turned captivating social media influencer and viral content creator. After graduating with a Degree in Behavioral Science, he turned down lucrative job offers from prestigious companies, moved to India and lived as a monk.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Stosh Walsh

Inviting Individuals and Organizations to Greater Courage

Most people and organizations see the world as it is and react. This impactful presentation redefines courage as an invitation to envision the world as it could be, then create it Stosh's presentations invite individuals and organizations to live with greater courage and create the best world they can envision.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 5

Damon West

M.S. in Criminal Justice with a Life-Sentence on Parole, Addiction, Recovery and Behavioral Health Advocate

Damon West, M.S. Criminal Justice, is a motivational speaker and best-selling co-author (with motivational speaker Jon Gordon) of The Coffee Bean: A simple Lesson to Create Positive Change. His first book was, The Change Agent: How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Mark Whitacre, Ph.D.

When Good Leaders Lose Their Way

Mark Whitacre is an Ivy League Ph.D. and the highest-ranked executive of any Fortune 500 company to become a whistleblower in US history, and is responsible for uncovering the ADM price-fixing scandal in the early 1990's. His message will greatly impact you about doing the "right thing".

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 2

David R. Williams

Professor of Public Health and Professor of African American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University

Dr. Williams is internationally recognized as a leading social scientist focused on social influences on health. His research has enhanced our understanding of the complex ways in which race, racism, socioeconomic status, stress, health behaviors and religious involvement can affect physical and mental health.

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