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2017 Speaker Information

Join us for this year’s Winterfest featuring your favorite speakers sharing gospel centered messages from the Word of God. Not only will you have a ton of fun with the exciting campus activities you will experience, but you will also gain from the spiritual investment that is equally as exciting at this year’s Winterfest.

December 30, 2017

 

Chad Robichaux

Chad Robichaux is the founder of Mighty Oaks Foundation which helps Veterans who are struggling with PTSD turn tragedy into triumph through the power of the Gospel. Chad is a Former Pro MMA World Champion and has served as a Special Operations Force Recon Marine and DOD Contractor with 8 deployments to Afghanistan as part of a Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Task Force. After his deployments Chad, his wife Kathy of 22 years, and three children faced many challenges of PTSD and through MMA and Mighty Oaks Foundation, share their victory through Christ over PTSD to help mentor others that are facing these same issues. Chad has been featured on many national media outlets such as Fox News, Forbes, The O’Reilly Factor as well as a video with I Am Second. He also is a best-selling author on the subject of PTSD and just released a new book An Unfair Advantage.

Check out Chad Robichaux’s I AM SECOND video HERE

 

Professor Keith Oglesby

Professor Keith Oglesby is the Director of Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership and a Professor of Evangelism at Liberty University. Professor Keith has served for 15 years as both the Founding Executive Director and the Founding Camp Director of Carolina Creek Christian Camps, which are located in Huntsville, Texas. Under Keith’s leadership, Carolina Creek Christian Camps raised over $15 million to develop its three camp properties, and grew from 1,703 summer campers in 2003, to over 14,000 summer campers and over 25,000 annual guests in 2014. We are honored to have Professor Keith Oglesby serving with us at Winterfest this year!

December 31, 2017

 

Dr. David Wheeler

Dr. David Wheeler is the Evangelism Professor in our Divinity school, as well as the Executive Director for the LU Shepard’s Department here at Liberty University. Dr. Wheeler has authored several books on evangelism, and is a mobilizer for the North American Mission board to see churches planted all across the North America. Dr. Wheeler is married with two children and has a grandchild on the way.

Holt International, the exclusive ministry partner for Winterfest 2017, seeks a world where every child has the support and resources to reach their full potential — a world where every child has a loving and secure home. Since their founding in 1956, Holt has worked toward their vision through programs that strengthen and preserve families that are at risk of separation; by providing critical care and support to orphaned and vulnerable children; and by leading the global community in finding families for children who need them and providing the pre- and post-adoption support and resources they need to thrive.

Always, Holt focuses on each child’s unique needs — keeping the child’s best interest at the forefront of every decision.