This half day of worship and inspiration will feature inspirational speakers from the PER community including:
Learn more about our speakers by clicking on their bios below!
Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at iTickets here.
Doors open at 8am
Event begins at 9am
Event expected to end at 12:30pm
If you have a friend, family member, neighbor, or men’s group that could use inspiration don’t hesitate to join us. Food and beverage options will be available on site through Chef Herb Catering and the Rubicon Cafe.
To read more about our speakers this year, click on their name below.
Dale Goodrich is a retired airline pilot whose aviation career began in the Air Force where he flew RF-4C Phantoms. Following active duty, he joined the AF Reserve and flew the C-141B, including activation for Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Shortly after deactivation, Dale went to work for United Airlines and flew a variety of aircraft including the 737, A-320 and 777. Dale’s service in the AF Reserve eventually took him to the Pentagon where he was serving on 9/11. As an avid writer, Dale decided to capture his memories of what he saw and heard so he could recount the experience if he was ever asked to do so in the future. During that process, he heard The Lord speak clearly to him, suggesting that his efforts be expanded to become a “Salvation 101” ministry tool. And with that, his book entitled “So, Are The Skies Really Gonna Part?” was born.
Dale took early retirement from United Airlines and put his formal education as a Computer Scientist to work for The MITRE Corporation where he is employed as an Aviation Systems Engineer. He also recently completed a two-year period of part-time employment flying for Samaritan’s Purse on their DC-8 aircraft. All their missions were focused on worldwide humanitarian relief, giving him some of the most rewarding flying experiences he’s ever had. He now flies a Pilatus PC-12 part-time for a charter company in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Among other things, Dale is also passionate about personal finance and has been involved in Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University for many years. He expanded his interests in that area by starting a side business called JDLS Budget Coaching. He meets with clients one-on-one in an attempt to help them miss some of the financial potholes he’s cleverly found along the way. In keeping with his love for writing, he authored his second book entitled “In The Beginning” which describes a common sense approach to the business of money management.
Dale and his wife, Susan, have been married for 33 years and have two grown children. Their son, Logan, is 27 and their daughter, Jillian, is 25. He likes to say that he’s been more or less successful in life despite his best attempts to the contrary. The Lord has been by his side every step of the way and has saved him from himself more times than he cares to count. He firmly believes that his life is just one more bit of outward and visible evidence that God has a sense of humor and He’s in the business of granting second chances!
Founder / President
Many years ago Randy Johnson stood at an altar and felt the call of God to do more than occupy a pew. He had spent years as a successful small business owner, but knew that there was a higher calling. Weeks after standing in the altar at his local church and making this statement, “Here I am Lord if you can use me, use me”, devastating tornados struck Moore OK. Randy found himself coordinating an effort to go and help those affected by this tragedy. With an assembled crew, some borrowed trucks and trailers, and a determined spirit, they embarked on a journey that developed into what is now known as Gods Pit Crew. Over the years God has allowed GPC to grow into one of the most organized and efficient teams in the world of benevolence and disaster relief. One of the greatest joys Randy and Terri have in the opportunity to share about what God has done in their lives and in the ministries of Gods Pit Crew thru speaking engagements.
Brian Jack Sanders (born March 15, 1968) is a broadcaster, leader, author and speaker. He’s the Executive Vice-President of Positive Alternative Radio which has five radio station brands that includes: Spirit FM – Roanoke / Lynchburg, WPER – Fredericksburg / Richmond, Joy FM – Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Walk FM – Ashland / Huntington and WCQR – Kingsport, Bristol, Johnson City. He led the team in launching the Encouraging Radio app, an app that houses all of PAR’s radio brands including the online the online only stations of Positive Gold and The Gift.
Sanders is also known for spearheading The ENCW Project. An effort to bring together of Christian radio stations and ministries to impact 1 Billion Lives in 5 Years.
He started the DearChristianradio.com blog.
Brian Sanders was born to Ruth Ann (Fitch) and Jack Sanders on March 15, 1968. Some of his earliest memories involve fishing, going to church and southern gospel music concerts.
His father never went to college but was a Master Sargent in the Air Force and upon retiring from the military became a leader at the International Paper mill in Mansfield, Louisiana.
His mother also never attended college but worked for Sears and was a homemaker.
Brian married Michaela Elizabeth Kent on August 13, 1993. They have no children. But they spent nearly 20 years mentoring Seminary and College students so many students call them “mom” and “dad.”
Michaela, “Kayla”, is Vice-President of Partner Services at Positive Alternative Radio where Brian is EVP.
In High School, Brian took a job with KRRP Radio, his hometown’s local radio station. He was the afternoon drive host and did a Saturday morning show.
Brian attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana where he graduated with a B.A. with a double major in English and History. While at Northwestern, Brian was a tutor for other students, pastored Christian Harmony Baptist Church in a nearby town and was host for the Baptist Student Union.
Upon graduation, Sanders enrolled at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has 59 hours toward his Masters of Divinity. He also did online work and has hours from Reformed Theological Seminary.
While at New Orleans seminary, Sanders landed a job with the seminary’s Christian radio station.
While at WBSN in New Orleans, he began as an overnight host from midnight to 5:30am, hosted a weekend southern gospel program, became an on-air fundraiser and eventually became the Director of Development. The position he held until he left in 2003.
Also while in New Orleans, he served as pastor of Des Allemands Baptist Church.
Under his leadership, PAR radio stations have won Station of the Year awards from Christian Music Broadcasters and PAR itself has been nominated for the Rob Gregory Award.
Sanders has been awarded the Vernon H. Baker Excellence Award for his ability to Positive Alternative Radio to a successful turnaround.
Brian and Kayla attend Grace Covenant Presbyterian in Blacksburg, Virginia. He has taught adult Sunday School and served as an Elder.
International Speaker, Teacher, Radio Host, Husband, Father & Most Importantly Lover of Christ!
For the last 20 years Mike has looked for ways to serve, whether in the jungles of northern Thailand with the tribal Lahu people, radio shows, or even stadiums filled with overly caffeinated teenagers.
From international grade school kids, to federal agencies Mike’s worked with the singular purpose of inspiring people to be their best and to realize possibilities.
With a unique blend of humor, fun, and faith Mike’s main drive is to connect and to teach how to live life to the fullest.