"I assure you: A slave is not greater than his master, and a messenger is not greater than the one who sent him.
John 13:16 HCSB
Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, have homeschooled their five children. Kevin has 35 years of experience in the homeschooling movement and serves as the Director of Generations – a ministry he founded to strengthen Christian families around the country. As a father who wants to leave a godly heritage for his own five children, Kevin’s passion is to strengthen and encourage the homeschooling movement all over the world, and to cast a vision for generations to come. For the last 15+ years Kevin has hosted a daily radio program – Generations Radio – the world’s largest homeschooling and Biblical worldview radio program that reaches families across the US and in over 100 countries.
Kevin has also authored several popular books for homeschoolers, including Upgrade-10 Secrets to the Best Education for Your Child, Freedom, Epoch: The Rise and Fall of the West, and dozens of others. Serving as a passionate supporter of home education and Biblical discipleship, he has been interviewed on hundreds of media outlets, including Dr. James’ Dobson’s Focus on the Family and the Fox News Network.
Mark Robinette is married to the love of his life, and together they are raising their eight children in the rural Midwest. He is the founding pastor of Foundation Church of Mount Sterling, Ohio, where he has gladly served for twenty years. As a two-time Associated Press award-winning investigative journalist, he has written for numerous magazines and newspapers. After traveling to Myanmar for the first time, he felt the burden to begin an outreach ministry to its people called Mission To Myanmar. He has worked in full-time ministry for thirty-two years and traveled extensively around the world, laboring with missionaries in several countries. He and his children continue to lead teams into the interior of Myanmar, bringing Bibles, encouragement, doctors, and medicine while exploring many different ways to strengthen the church there for the long-term expansion of Christ’s Kingdom.
Founder/Director of Future Men
My family and I undertook Future Men in response to the need I saw for an environment in which young boys can grow up into godly men. I have been an educator since 1989 and a school administrator since 1998.
With 9 sons of my own, I have a real sense of the urgency parents feel to prepare their sons to be men. In 1 Kings 2:2, David challenges his son to “Be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man.” That is our goal, and it is an honor to work and serve the Lord in this capacity.
Senator Mike Moon, a Republican from Ash Grove, represents the 29th Senatorial District in the Missouri Senate. He represented the 157th District in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2013-2020. In the House, he was named Most Constitutional voting legislator by the Locke and Smith Foundation from 2017 to 2019, and received a 100 percent rating from the Missouri Alliance for Freedom in 2014.
Senator Moon was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina, and graduated from Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. After graduation, he attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, where he met his beloved wife of 40 years, Denise.
Senator Moon received his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Southwest Missouri State University in 1985. He and Denise have five children, Amanda, Bryan, Erin, David and Jason, and are the proud grandparents of four beautiful granddaughters and two handsome grandsons.
Mike and Denise home-educated their children over a period of 27 years. Following their example, their children have chosen to educate their children at home, too.
Senator Moon spent 27 years in marketing for Mercy Hospital and currently raises cattle on his farm in Lawrence County. He is an active member of High Street Baptist Church, where he serves as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and on mission committees.
“When a man stands up to his responsibilities, he tends to make some enemies and perhaps lose a few friends.”
-Chester A. Arthur
Noah Prahlow is a local Real Estate Agent and grassroots organizer. Founding and leading a local grassroots organization, America’s Cavalry, focused on prayer, education, and taking practical action steps to reign in government overreach and return government to a proper constitutional authority structure.
Growing up in rural Michigan, even from a very young age, Noah has always gravitated towards and felt the Lord’s call on his life to enter the political realm. Homeschooled from 2 nd grade through High School, Noah’s parents helped to nurture this call on his life. Married to his beautiful wife Hannah for 5 years in May, they have 2 sons (Jedidiah – 2 y.o. and an unborn baby due in May). The first years of their marriage,
Noah and Hannah lived in Northern California. It was here that they learned to work together to earn a living (and get taxed!) to provide for their growing family. It was navigating through this season of life that Noah says, “grew me from a boy into a man.” It was also California that helped strengthen Noah and Hannah’s resolve to do what they could to change America’s trajectory back towards liberty.
They are delighted to, once again, live in the Midwest and raise their family in a culture that loves God and country.
Previously, Noah has served as a delegate to the Michigan State GOP Convention and been a volunteer for numerous campaigns. Currently, He and Hannah are Committeeman/woman for Scott Township for the Taney County Republican Central Committee. Noah is also currently the Campaign Political Director for Mike Moon for Congress and is running to become the next Taney County Presiding County Commissioner.
Kristi is a follower of Christ. She is wife to Wade. She is a wanna-be homesteader.
She is the very imperfect mother of 8 children on earth, with several more waiting to greet her in glory. She has been home schooling for 18 years and loves to share what God has taught her with fellow mothers through Titus 2 like relationships and ministry.
" Those who think that a woman detained at home by her little family is doing nothing,think the reverse of what is true. Scarcely can the godly mother quit her home for a place to worship; but dream not that she is lost to the work of the church; far from it, she is doing the best possible service for her Lord. Mothers, the godly training of your offspring is your first and most pressing duty." ~Charles Spurgeon
Hagen is a homeschool graduate, and deciding not to go to college, started her own photography business serving the Springfield & Branson area for 4 years. She currently lives at home with her family of 9 on their small homestead and is pursuing God’s call on her life to serve in overseas missions.
Don't miss out on these great speakers!
The Street Troupe
The Street Troupe of Branson consists of several local talents who not only want to share their God given gifts, but the love of Christ with their listeners.
They have performed in various venues, both together and individually, throughout the area, and are always a blessing to their audiences.
The Farnum Family
The Farnum Family is a homeschooling family from Galena, Missouri, and music has
always been a big part of the curriculum!
Playing together since 2004, the
current band consists of four of their six children, as well as mom & dad.
Their music is a fun mix of bluegrass, gospel, Irish, and Western Swing.
In 2021, they released their most recent recording, Another Seasons Promise. The title, taken from the song, The Field Behind the Plowis a metaphor for
the planting of seed.
Although the song is specific to farming, the idea of
sowing seed is a common theme in life, whether we are sharing the gospel, raising children, or growing a garden. In all these things, we look to our Savior for the promise of a harvest.