He has challenged Harvard University for discrimination against Asian Americans, worked as the Director for Media Outreach against California Proposition 16 (race preferences) and written for national publications like City Journal, The Federalist, The Daily Signal, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and The Washington Examiner. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, NPR, the Epoch Times, Fox News, and others. In his book, An Inconvenient Minority: The attack on Asian American excellence and the fight for meritocracy, Kenny takes on Ivy League discrimination cases and the lasting consequences of the Left’s diversity ideology. He appeared on Fox New's Tucker Carlson Tonight in July to talk about his book and the dangers of critical race theory. As a former Development Officer for Young America's Foundation, Xu worked at The Heritage Foundation and JAARS Missions before serving in his current role as President at the Washington-DC-based think tank, Color Us United, where he advocates for a race-blind America.
Bishop Patrick L. Wooden, Sr. is a soul-stirring gospel preacher, singer, and prolific visionary leader of the 2,000-member, Upper Room Church of God in Christ in Raleigh, NC.
Bishop Wooden served in the Greater North Carolina Jurisdiction as Superintendent of the Greater Central District for 20 years and currently is the Jurisdictional Prelate of North Carolina's Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ.
Bishop Wooden’s heart and passion is for the unborn who have no voice. He can be seen on any given Saturday at an abortion clinic fervently trying to convince the hearts of women and the men accompanying them to let their babies live. As a result, numerous minds have been changed and many babies have been saved.
Bishop Wooden attended Fayetteville State University and obtained a Doctorate of Divinity from the North Carolina College of Theology. Bishop Wooden has been married to his wife Pamela Wooden for 37 years.
American Actor and Director, Kevin Sorbo, is known best for his lead role in the television series, 'Hercules: the Legendary Journeys' (1993-1999) and most recently for his roles in the movies, 'God's Not Dead', 'Let There Be Light' and 'One Nation Under God'. He is a steadfast warrior for conservatives and an outspoken Christian. Sorbo has been ostracized by Hollywood and this year Big Tech targeted him over his social media posts and viewpoints on faith & freedom.
He has produced the Breathe Bible, a dramatic audio reading of the New Testament. His latest book, 'True Faith: Embracing Adversity to Live in God's Light' was co-authored with his wife, Sam Sorbo. Together they share their journey of working, learning, grieving, and living an abundant life in Christ.
In 2012, Sorbo released his memoir, True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life. The book chronicles his near-death experience when he suffered three strokes and the battle back to regain his life.
Kevin has had the pleasure of starring in many guest spot appearances on TV shows, such as “Hawaii 5-0”, “Gary Unmarried”, “Just Shoot Me”, “According to Jim”, “Hope & Faith”, Two and a Half Men”, and USA Network’s “Psych”, with recurring appearances on “Dharma & Greg” and “The OC”.
In real life, Kevin leads "A World Fit for Kids,” a successful mentoring model that trains inner-city teens to use school, fitness, sports, and positive role models for themselves, and then become the coaches and mentors for younger children.
Ted Budd represents North Carolina's 13th Congressional District and is serving his third term in the 117th United States Congress. In April, Ted announced his run for the US Senate seat currently held by Senator Richard Burr.
Ted brings an outsider’s perspective to Washington, having never held elective office. When an opportunity presented itself after redistricting opened up North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District in 2016, Ted decided to run and bring a businessman’s outlook to our nation’s capital.
Ted sits on the Financial Services Committee, where he uses his real-world experience to roll back the restrictive regulations that strangle job creation in our country. Working at a young age on his family’s cattle and chicken farm and for their janitorial and landscaping business, Ted learned the importance of work ethic and common-sense decision-making. He brings his strong belief in God, family, and country to his job each and every day.
Ted and his wife Amy Kate have three children and live in Davie County, NC. He holds an MBA from Wake Forest University and a Masters of Theology and Educational Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Pat McCrory served as North Carolina's 74th Governor from 2013-2017. In April, Pat left his popular radio show on WBT-AM in Charlotte to run for the US Senate seat currently held by Senator Richard Burr.
McCrory was raised in Guilford County, North Carolina. He earned degrees in education and political science from Catawba College. McCrory was elected mayor of Charlotte in 1995 and went on to serve a record seven terms.
Pat received a presidential appointment to the Homeland Security Advisory Committee. He also founded the Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance in 1995. Additionally, he has worked for the Charlotte-based law firm Moore & Van Allen and Duke Energy.Pat has testified before Congress and has been an expert guest on several national media broadcasts, including National Public Radio, ABC World News, Lehrer News Hour, CBS This Morning, MSNBC News, CNN, CNBC, and Fox News, among others.
He resides in Charlotte with his wife Ann.
Mark Walker served as North Carolina's 6th district Congressman from 2015 until 2021. In December Mark announced his run for the US Senate seat currently held by Senator Richard Burr.In Washington, Walker served as the Vice Chairman of the House Republican Conference, the top Republican on the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, the Chairman of the Prayer Caucus, and the Chairman of the Republican Study Committee.Before serving in Congress, Mark served in various pastoral roles including executive and senior pastor positions. He served as a guest lecturer on mentorship and administration at Liberty University. Prior to his time in ministry, Walker worked in finance management for the Flow Automotive organization and graduated from Piedmont International University. Mark and his wife Kelly reside in Greensboro, NC.
Joe Arpaio served as the 36th Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona for 24 years. (1993-2017). Joe became known as "America's Toughest Sheriff" for his outspoken and unapologetic tough stance on illegal immigration to protect our borders. For years Sheriff Joe ignored a federal judge’s order that barred his department from detaining undocumented immigrants so, in 2016, the Obama administration’s justice department prosecuted Arpaio for criminal contempt of court. President Trump issued his first presidential pardon to issue relief to a man who has worked so tirelessly to protect our nation's borders. Joe's new book, "Sheriff Joe Arpaio: An American Legend" was released last fall. Joe was married to his wife, Ava, for 63 years before she passed away earlier this year.
Born and raised in North Carolina, Bo Hines is a former All-American freshman wide receiver at NC State and a recent Yale University graduate. Bo Hines returned to North Carolina to pursue his law degree at Wake Forest. Hines interned with Indiana governor Eric Holcomb and U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-South Dakota. U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger of North Carolina’s 9th District and former North Carolina Lt. Governor. Dan Forest.In February, Bo announced he was running for a seat in the US Congress. Bo married his wife Mary this summer.
Texas State Senator Bryan Hughes is serving his second term representing 16 counties in Northeast Texas. Before his election to the Senate in 2016, he was a Texas State Representative for 14 years. Hughes has a law degree from Baylor University and he practices law in Tyler Texas. Hughes is the architect of the famous “Texas Heartbeat Bill”. The bill allows private citizens to take legal action against abortion providers after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Earlier this month the Supreme Court refused to intervene to stop the Texas law from going into effect. The Texas bill has nearly closed down all Texas abortion centers and earned the attention of lawmakers from around the country.
Penny leads Freedom House Church alongside her husband Troy, partnering with him to serve in a balanced yet dynamic way. Penny is outgoing, animated, and fun-loving, infusing energy and fresh perspective wherever she goes. Freedom House Church was in the headlines this month for telling its members they won’t be following Mecklenburg County’s recently passed mask mandate on churches, mosques, synagogues, and others places of worship. Maxwell said the church was prepared to defend their religious exemption in court.With an eye for detail and a flair for the creative, Penny pours excellence into everything she does. Her heartbeat is encouragement, and she enjoys building people in their identity in Christ.