Cecil Murphey is a veteran author. "Cec" has written or co-written more than 135 books, including the New York Times bestseller "90 Minutes in Heaven" (with Don Piper) and "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story" (with Dr. Ben Carson). His books have sold in the millions and have brought hope and encouragement to countless people around the world.
Jim Hanon, director and co-writer of "End of the Spear", has taken on the task of sharing true stories of difficult subjects. He has written and directed numerous documentaries, including "Beyond the Gates of Splendor," "Miss HIV," "Little Town of Bethlehem" and "The Grandfathers". "End of the Spear" won the Crystal Heart and Grand Prize of the Heartland Film Festival. Jim was Chief Creative Officer of EGM Films before founding Minus Red, an artist film studio. His first career was in advertising, where he accumulated more than 30 International Telly Awards.
Shane Sooter received a BFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University, which prepared him spectacularly for his first career as a waiter. Today, Shane is President and Artistic Director for City On A Hill Productions in Louisville, Kentucky. He is responsible for charting the long-term artistic and ministry goals that will guide the company, project selection and development, and directorial duties in all major productions.
Ralph Winter has helped to produce blockbuster movies such as the "X-Men", "Fantastic Four" and the "Star Trek" series as well as "I, Robot" and the first remake of "Planet of the Apes". He is active in producing Christian movies, such as "Thr3e", based on Ted Dekker’s book, and "Hangman’s Curse" and "The Visitation", both of which were novel-to-movie creations written by Christian author Frank Peretti. His latest Christian film "House" was released in 2009.
Jeff Jackson started his video career 26 years ago in Des Moines, Iowa. In 1992, he relocated to Nashville, TN with Ingram Entertainment. Three years later he was hired by Sony Pictures to work on Walmart, Sam’s Club and Blockbuster as well as the SE US regional accounts. From 2006 -2011 he worked with Entertainment Resource, St. Clair Entertainment and 20th Century Fox/Faith. In 2011 he started his own distribution business by acquiring movies to be distributed via Word Entertainment into the CBA.
Clyde Taber leads the Visual Story Network, a coalition of 175 organizations and 1200 media missionaries working to expand a global movement of visual story so everyone has the opportunity to encounter Jesus and His kingdom. He developed new media for the Jesus Film Project, the Damah Film Festival, and “Jesus: Fact or Fiction?” Prior to this he was involved in ministry in Paris, France and coordinated the campus work of Campus Crusade for Christ in North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
Cecil Stokes, founder of Tentmakers Entertainment, has produced, written or directed over 500 television shows for networks such as A&E, History Channel, Court TV, DIY, ESPN, Food Network, HGTV, History Channel, and Turner. He has won awards including New York Film Festival, Tellys and an Emmy. Cecil’s documentaries include "A Man Named Pearl" and "Children Of All Ages". He co-created and produced "October Baby". Most recently, he produced and directed "Surrender The Secret".
Gary Wheeler is a multi-award winning filmmaker who has written, directed and produced for television and the big screen. He is Founder and President of Level Path Productions and a member of the prestigious Producer’s Guild of America. His projects include "Final Solution" (John Kani), "The List" (Malcolm McDowell, Will Paton), "The Trial" (Matthew Modine, Rance Howard), "Fully Alive" (Ken Davis), "Jimmy" (Ted Levine, Bob Gunton) and "The Heart of Christmas" (Candace Cameron Bure, Matthew West).
B. Terrell is a writer and producer as well as an actor. He played "Uncle John" in "Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure" and "Mandie and the Secret Tunnel." For several years he played Rusty Shayne on "Guiding Light." Shortly after college, he founded Aslan Productions in New York City, producing plays and television pilots. He is a founding member of Band of Brothers, a large Christian men's group in St. Louis, where he is known for his character performances, Rev Billy Bob Tewad and Coach Bobby Bronco.
Sheila Ann Smith leads worship with passion, spirit and joy. God has been her strength throughout her journey and given her a heart of compassion for those walking through difficulties. Her CDs, Dreams Can Soar and Christmas is Jesus, delight listeners with a charming mix of contemporary music and a flavor of blues and light jazz. She holds a master's degree in music and is a licensed minister and has served as a worship pastor in Canada and the USA.