Ty GibsonTy is Co-director of Light Bearers and pastor of Storyline Adventist Church in Eugene, Oregon. A passionate communicator with a message that opens minds and moves hearts, Ty teaches on a variety of topics, emphasizing God’s unfailing love as the central theme of the Bible. His most recent work includes the digma.com video project and the Truth Link Bible study series and web-course at truthlink.org. He has authored eight best-selling books, including, A God Named Desire, which paints a compelling picture of God’s character. Ty and his wife Sue have three adult children and two grandsons.
Somewhere between joining the globe’s wealthy in the revered “1% Club,” and becoming spiritually bankrupt, Jesus knocked on the door of my heart - again. Scrambling over the mountain of blessings that I'd piled up inside my heart, I pulled hard on the door handle, but it wouldn't budge. What now?I was born in 1969 to serial-entrepreneur parents and joined the madness early on. I spent most of my short working life enthusiastically helping to expand their various ventures.A decade or so of winging my way around the world in search of money—and God—often left my jet-lagged soul about eleven hours behind me.For way too long I got my energy from making profit graphs soar upwards. This had some lovely perks, but it also seriously taxed my relationship with Jesus—not that I dared to admit it at the time as I was still an "active church member".I desperately, but secretly, wanted to be converted--again--but life's distractions and pressures held me too tightly. God had blessed me with so much--family, career, friends, income, investments, vacations--that I was too busy with the blessings to make time for God. After years of searching, I finally did discover how to reignite my 'first love' with Jesus--and now I can't shut up about it!Woven into God's tapestry for my life, I've also escorted mafia drug dealers around Italy, negotiated with terrorists in the Himalayas, patted tarantulas in Argentina, and eaten the salivary gland of a calf.I now live in a house full of family and friends beside a wildlife-rich, mountain stream in southern Queensland.Writing a "How to" book, and running Faith vs Finance seminars, may give me the appearance of being an expert, but nothing could be further from the truth. I am simply a completely and totally undeserving recipient of a timely message—an encouraging wake-up call—for anyone who’s affluent enough to be heading for spiritual bankruptcy.I love to snowboard, scuba dive and mountain bike, but they're all secondary to my number one passion—helping people to fully open their heart's door to Jesus. May the Lord continue to give me every breath, every heartbeat, and every ounce of strength that I need to humbly serve Him wherever He calls.
Cristian is well known in Victoria, having been here some years ago, as part of our conference pastoral team. He is now the AUC Personal Ministries team.
Willy is an international evangelist, cartoonist, comedian and author. Now called the Ghetto Preacher, Willy was raised in the streets of South Florida and says he was ultimately resacued by a Jewish carpenter named Jesus. he shares his testimony oand conviction through ghetto style poetry, sermons and a touch of humour