Four His Deal men, separated by 5,200 miles, will give us first-hand accounts of what drew them to this mysterious country, what their life is like there and what they sense God has in mind for this land of 146,000,000 souls.
Born in India, a UW grad in Computer Science with an MBA, years of experience with a global tech firm and six years as an executive pastor. “Jed” has the tools and temperament to bring us perspective and hope.
From Seattle’s Roosevelt High School to the Soviet’s Kremlin DOUG has forged deep relationships with thousands of world leaders and wide-eyed teens. His is a life found in novels and movies. He’s at home with presidents, prime ministers and people who make the news and with us at His Deal. As President of Young Life, he led thousands who offered Christ to the next generation.
That broad-shouldered, Kevin Costner look-alike is head honcho at swanky, 5-star Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Washington, one of the nation's “Top 500 hotels” and the “Northwest's #1 Resort.” The former GM of the world-famous Beverly Hilton pampers his hospitality-plus team as well as his guests. Considering his record-setting performance as quarterback for the University of Washington, you would not expect one so humble. But since he willingly knows that God calls all the plays, Denny patiently waits to hear his Master’s voice.
When it seems like it's 'game on' against you, it matters who's calling your signals. After taking snaps for the Rams, 49ers, Seahawks and Eagles, JEFF still gets excited for Game Day. These days that occurs in a boardroom, at a men’s retreat or in a counseling session. Facing a wall of Goliaths who have quarterbacks for lunch, JEFF trains men to rely on the wisdom of God’s Playbook and His assistants who wrote it. It’s time to suit up. He’s about to take us into his huddle and reveal “3 Steps to Kick Your Blitzes.”
“How Will You Lead, Keeping Your Social Distance?” As a leader, it’s more important than ever to know how to read these chaotic times, to make sense of them, to understand our stakeholders’ pressing concerns, then lead by serving them passionately. His deep experience as an innovator, educator, author, entrepreneur and minister-to-the-marketplace uniquely position ANDRE to define reality and deliver a message of hope.
Imagine being with someone whose every word you want to capture for recall later as needed? You instantly trust him because he’s dangled over the rim of life’s ultimate canyon. And survived. A body surfing mishap mangled his body and could have stolen his will to live. But not so for this boy-ish quadriplegic package of joy and optimism. Custom-outfitted with the full armor of God, Todd has learned so much the hard way so that you can face calamities with confidence.
What can you learn from a man who’s worked inside two of the most productive Christian organizations ever, not counting the original disciples? He’s trained the people who’ve introduced Jesus to multiple millions all over the world. Mentored by our wise friend, Bobb Biehl, Bob’s credentials sparkle with awe and admiration for this teacher of teachers. He obsessively studies the practices of the greatest Communicator ever. And he’s “passionate about seeing leaders grow and multiply their effectiveness.” Will you be one of those leaders?
You’ll get a new lens to see life by spending this joyful hour with the co-author of The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance. JOHN describes the powerful impact this book had on my family and millions of others: “Every child, in every home, deserves to have at least ONE person in their life who is CRAZY about them. The Blessing is a biblical tool that can help YOU communicate unconditional love as an unshakable foundation for HEALTH and wholeness – without spoiling or giving false praise to a child that crumbles as they face the challenges and hurts in real-life.”
This remarkably tireless grandpa has been Spec. Ass’t to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Dir. of Public Affairs of the Office of the Air Force Secretary. He flew our POW’s out of Hanoi and commanded the Warhawks jet acrobatic team. In his “retirement” he’s been Pres. of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Exec. Dir. of Campus Crusade’s global Military Ministry.