Mr. Nettleton is the Chief of Media Relations and Message Interpretation at Voice of the Martyr (VOM). He produces and hosts the VOM Radio program, which launched five years ago and currently airs weekly on over 950 radio stations. He has been working with VOM for 21 years. VOM is a “field-driven” ministry which provides practical and spiritual assistance to persecuted Christians in over 70 countries. SAT-7 partnered with VOM to make an animated film about the life of Christ which SAT-7 translated into Arabic and Turkish and broadcast on their channels.
Dennis and Ray are two of the staff of SAT-7 involved with church connections and development in the US. Dennis, the VP of Ministry Partnerships, joined SAT-7 14 years ago and has much experience traveling, speaking in churches, and attending ministry conferences. Ray is the Director of Ministry Partnerships and has been working with the SAT-7 USA team for 5 years. Ray was born in Egypt and lived in Iraq a decent part of his life. He aided in SAT-7 production in its earlier years and enjoys being a part of the support side of things now. Visit sat7usa.org to connect with Dennis and Ray.
Ms. Heim is the President and CEO of Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA), an organization specializing in professional nonprofit leadership development. She is a graduate from Purdue University and has a background in retail management, publishing, and web technology. She desires to help nonprofits understand the business side of doing ministry.
Pastor Ara is the Senior Pastor of Grace Iranian Church in Los Angeles. He and his wife came to live in the US nine years ago as refugees, and he became a US citizen four years ago. Before he left Iran, he experienced house arrest for two years for trying to get Bibles into his church. He decided to leave in pursuit of freedom to live out his beliefs and impact the Iranian community in the US. A few unconventional aspects of his ministry with Grace Iranian Church include a soccer fellowship group and children’s Sunday school in Farsi.
Mr. Nagy is a Christian television producer and director who worked with SAT-7 to uncover the media story of the refugee girl named Myriam back in 2014. He worked for SAT-7 for 13 years. In the time since he first met Myriam, he has returned to the area multiple times, reuniting Myriam with her friend Sandra and also delivering the cards sent by kids all over the world to Myriam. In his most recent visit this year (in 2019) he was able to see the family back in their home in which they had returned. He directed the new documentary “Sequel of Hope,” continuing Myriam’s story and sharing God’s faithfulness in caring for her family.
Mr. Hall is the Director of Church Relations for The Sending Project, which focuses on local and global missions. As a retired pastor, he has a passion for missions development work in churches. A key vision for his organization is “Better Together,” as he believes much can be accomplished for God when many churches work in unity towards the same goal. One website people can visit for tools to be a light for Christ in one’s own neighborhood is blesseveryhome.com. Mr. Hall recently had the opportunity to see some of SAT-7’s work being done at the Türk studio.
SAT-7’s podcast: Unconventional Ministry sits down for an interview with Howard Salter.
Find out more at www.sat7usa.org/unconventional/.
Mr. Salter has a background in military service (in the infantry in Iraq) and ministry. In his earlier years, he and his wife came out of a cult, which ended up becoming transformed into a more theologically sound, Biblically-based denomination. Mr. Salter joined with this new denomination to help with a church plant of the Belong Church in Orlando, FL. He aims to show God’s love to people who have been hurt by churches in the past, connecting with people in the community and living out the Gospel. He has experience in computer programming and web development, running his own podcast titled “The Ace Report.” He first heard about SAT-7 coming across the Unconventional Ministry podcast in a newsletter.
SAT-7’s podcast: Unconventional Ministry sits down for an interview with Rev. Scott Shaw.
Find out more at www.sat7usa.org/unconventional/.
Rev. Scott Shaw is currently the Senior Pastor at Shore Harvest Presbyterian Church in Easton, MD. He has a background in education and administration, teaching in high school and college settings and serving as a K-12 principle. He completed seminary through Moody Seminary, where he worked in pastoral positions for nine years. He came to Shore Harvest in 2015 with his wife Becky and son Andrew. He has a passion for youth and ministering to teens in the community, working with high schoolers at his church in addition to pastoring the congregation.
SAT-7's podcast: Unconventional Ministry sits down for an interview with Dr. Tom Nash, Professor Emeritus at Biola University.
#11 Dr. Tom Nash
Dr. Nash is a Professor Emeritus (retired) from Biola University with a background in broadcasting and media. He helped start a major at the school for radio, television, and film. He has volunteered with SAT-7 for over 20 years, becoming acquainted with the organization through Mariners Church, which is a Partner of SAT-7. Some of his volunteer work includes giving production seminars to the SAT-7 teams and providing public relations assistance.
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