Ms. Stafford is an actress best known for her role of Michelle Thomas on the show Matlock. She has a background in journalism and began acting when she was hired to be in some major commercials. She has 30 years of acting experience and also enjoys working in production and directing. She dedicates her work to movies with Christian values or that contain a wholesome message. She will be starring in an upcoming romantic comedy called First Lady.
Mr. Abraham is the founder of Levant Ministries based in Washington DC. Having grown up in Palestine, he has a first-hand knowledge of the culture of Middle Eastern society. He lived through the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and came to America to attend college. He graduated from Liberty University and has felt a calling on his life to reach the young generation in the Middle East. Levant Ministries employs media technologies to share Christ with Arab speakers and hopes to mobilize the next generation to carry out the Great Commission.
Dr. Hedberg is a clinical psychologist in Fresno, California who is also a published author and podcaster. He has been working in the field of psychology for 50 years since graduating with his doctorate from Queen’s College in 1969. He also has over 10 books published including ones for the general public and a few for academic audiences. He believes mental health centers should be a part of a church’s community outreach, establishing services for the people outside of the church walls that point people to Christ.
Rev. Issa Kabar is the Associate Pastor of The Arabic Church in Houston. He has worked with the church for almost 6 years and has experience as a Gospel singer recording songs with SAT-7. His church ministers to the Arabic community, offering services in English and Arabic. Also, the church serves refugees from Iraq and Syria through the RED (Relationship, Evangelism, Discipleship) Outreach. A missions program called HOME (Health Outreach to the Middle East) provides mobile clinics and tangible assistance to suffering people in the Middle East.
Mr. Boxx is the CEO and Founder of Unconventional Business Network. He has previous experience as a CPA, entrepreneur, and banker. Inspired by the faith of a boss he had who would live out what he believed, Mr. Boxx started up Unconventional Business Network, a nonprofit which helps leaders take business principles and integrate them with a Biblical perspective. He believes the Bible is the best business book we’ll ever find.
Dr. Rudd is the author of the 2018 book "Should Women Be Pastors and Leaders In Church? My Journey to Discover What the Bible Says About Gender Roles.” He has experience as both a youth pastor and senior pastor, serving for a combined 52 years in pastoral ministry. His book is based on in-depth research he conducted over the course of five years, concluding that there should be no leadership restrictions based on gender. For more info on his book or to read his personal blog, visit https://www.pastorbillrudd.com/.
Pastor Dave Bertolini is the Lead Pastor of Grace Community Church in Dallas, OR. He graduated from Western Baptist College (now called Corban University) and was a youth pastor for a few years before coming to Grace Church. He has been involved at Grace Church for over twelve years, starting off as an Associate Pastor and transitioning to Lead Pastor. Grace Church has a 100-year-old history and originally was a Mennonite church. It became non-denominational in the year 2000 to reach a younger generation and is currently undergoing remodeling and expansions. They support SAT-7 and enjoy being a part of the work taking place in missions worldwide.
Mr. Buchholz is the Chairman and CEO of Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM), one of SAT-7’s Partner ministries. He is one of three leaders representing all SAT-7 Partners, on the International Council of SAT-7. Called to the mission field soon after college, he acquired a wealth of international ministry experience, working at a Christian school in Taiwan, Hope Global Ministries in St. Louis, and The Lutheran Malaria Initiative in Baltimore. He desires to see communities impacted for Christ and enjoys being part of LHM, which proclaims the Gospel to over 71 million people worldwide each week.u
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.