Mike Huckabee was the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 until 2007, becoming one of the longest serving Governors in his state’s history. He left a legacy of tax cuts, job creation, the reconstruction of his state’s road system, K-16 education reform, and a nationally heralded and duplicated health initiative. Prior to becoming Governor, Huckabee served as a pastor for 12 years in Arkansas pulpits.
Huckabee is a two-time candidate for the Republican nomination for President and was runner-up to John McCain in 2008.
He previously had the number one rated weekend show on the Fox News Channel, from 2008 until 2015. He also hosted The Huckabee Report – which was heard across the nation on almost 600 radio stations from 2009-2015 – and is the bestselling author of 12 books. He is a contributor on Fox News and one of the nation’s most sought-after conservative speakers.
Governor Huckabee’s new TV show, HUCKABEE, airs on the Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) and is a “big old front porch where we can all meet.”
Governing Magazine named him one of its “Public Officials of the Year” for 2005, and Time Magazine honored him as one of the five best governors in America. He served as the Chairman of the prestigious National Governors Association as well as the Education Commission of the States, the Southern Governors’ Association, and the Interstate Oil and Gas Commission.
Huckabee has been honored by numerous organizations for his commitment to music education, and his love of hunting and fishing led him to be named one of the “25 Most Influential People” for Conservation by Outdoor Life Magazine and “Man of the Year” by the American Sportfishing Association in 1997. The former governor and his wife, Janet, live in Florida. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.
Sealy Yates is senior partner at Yates & Yates, LLP, a law firm in Orange County, CA, representing some of the most well-known Christian Authors in the United States. Yates & Yates is a continuation of Sealy’s founding work as a lawyer beginning in October 1969. Sealy is a graduate of Baylor University where he earned a Bachelors in Business Administration in 1965 and of UCLA School of Law from which he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1968. He has served on the boards of directors for some of the most excellent and successful ministry organizations in the world including, Open Doors International, Insight for Living, Turning Point Ministries, Ransomed Heart Ministries, as well as the Pepperdine School of Law Board of Visitors. Sealy’s firm served as general counsel for 16 years for the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association where he assisted in the organization and launch of that trade association. Yates & Yates also serves as literary agents for the firm’s author clients.
Jason Yates has over 25 years of proven leadership experience in strategy development, marketing, and product development from Fortune 100 companies. In 2015, his passion to see Christians act on their faith to make a difference in their communities and our nation led him to leave corporate America and assume the role of CEO of My Faith Votes at its inception. With Jason’s leadership, My Faith Votes made a measurable impact on Christian voter turnout in 2016 and is continuing to do so by motivating and equipping every Christian to Think, Pray, and Vote. Jason has served in leadership roles on several non-profit boards, including his role as Chairman of the Board for Club Christ Ministries and Board Director of Governance and Strategic Planning at Junior Achievement. Jason has a BA from Carleton College and an MBA in Strategic Management and E-Business from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
Johnnie Moore is an author, speaker, and public intellectual who is best known for his extensive humanitarian work in the most difficult places in the world. He’s a senior fellow at the Liberty University Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement, serves as a Fellow of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling, a senior editorial advisory to The Christian Post, and has written for Fox News, CNN, and the Washington Post. He is the international spokesperson for the Museum of the Bible, under construction in Washington. D.C.
In April 2017, he was awarded the coveted medal of valor by the Simon Wiesenthal center in Beverly Hills for his work on behalf of persecuted Christians. The additional honoree on the same evening was the late Prime Minister of Israel, Simon Peres.