2018 Speakers, Presenters, & Bands

GENERAL SESSION SPEAKERS

Mike Barber

Mike Barber was one of the most sought after high school athletes in the country when he graduated from White Oak High School in White Oak, Texas. Mike was an All-State quarterback and linebacker for the White Oak Roughnecks in 1971. Mike was selected to the Prep All-American team at linebacker and played in the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star in 1972. Mike also led White Oak to a state title in track, winning the 120-yard high hurdles and the 440-yard relay. In March 2000, Mike was inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame, as a member of the Millennium Team, representing the 1970's. He went on to play college football at Louisiana Tech in 1972, but did not stay at the quarterback position for long. Because of his 4.4 sec speed in the 40-yard dash he was switched to receiver, then moved to the tight-end position the following season. Mike was selected First Team All American both his Junior and Senior year at Louisiana Tech.

In 1976 Mike was Bum Phillips’ first pick in the draft of the Houston Oilers. During his 10-year NFL career Mike was a starter each year for the Houston Oilers as well as the Los Angeles Rams. He still holds a few records for both teams as a receiver at the tight-end position. In his 10 years in the NFL, Mike became the prototype NFL Tight End. He had the size, hands and speed to make him one of the league's best.
What makes Mike special today is not just what he did as a ball player, but what he does with his time now. Upon his retirement from the NFL in 1986, he responded to God's call into full-time prison ministry. Since January 1986 Mike and family have lived inside the prisons across the USA, conducting outreaches called "Weekends of Excitement". Mike considers the Mike Barber Ministries the greatest team he has ever played for with the greatest teammates called volunteers who minister cell to cell.

The Mike Barber Ministries playbook is found in Acts 20:24 – “But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.”

Bunny Greenwood

Bunny Greenwood ministered for 33 years with her late husband, COPE’S founder Bishop Frank Costantino. Bunny and Frank Costantino married in 1962. In February 1968, Frank, a gangster in the underworld, was sentenced to prison for 22 years. He served five years and was released on parole in 1972. While in prison Frank accepted Christ and one year later Bunny asked Christ into her heart. They went into full time ministry in 1974 and ministered in prisons all over the world. Her biography, Lady in the Shadow, describes what it was like to be an inmate’s wife. Frank and Bunny have six children, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Frank passed away in 2006 after 43 years of marriage. Today, Bunny is married to Bobby Greenwood. She continues to be a popular speaker in prisons, conferences and women’s retreats.

Travis Moffitt

Travis Moffitt graduated from Christ For The Nations Institute in 1994. He married Gina Doughty in 1994. Gina graduated from CFNI in 1993. He spent 17 years in the business world while working bi-vocationally in ministry.  

Travis and Gina moved to Tampa, Florida in 1999 where they began attending MorningStar Church. In 2004 they made their first trip to Honduras with MorningStar Church. Together they have led over 30 trips to Honduras and other nations as well as ministered in numerous prisons in Texas, Florida and other countries. 

In 2011 they, along with Javier and Danielle Mendoza, launched Connect Global through which Travis has ministered in Thailand, Honduras, Haiti, Mexico, and Colombia. Travis has completed a great deal of advanced educational courses including the National Institute of Christian Leadership with Dr. Mark Rutland. 

Today Connect Global is working on developing a Missionary Training School in La Ceiba, Honduras to raise up and send out Latino missionaries into the Middle East as well as building a Maternity Home for new mothers. Travis and Gina have one son, Noah who was born in 2009.

Pastor Steve Holder

As the leaders of Bethel Church, Pastor Steve & Sharon Holder are a dynamic couple of faith who sincerely love the people of their community and globe. Lead Pastor Steve Holder is known for his bold preaching, his passion for the community, and his love for people. Able to connect with people of all ages and all walks of life, Pastor Steve genuinely cares for each person who walks through the doors of Bethel Church. His fatherly love is evident in his desire to develop young leaders, serve the community, and nurture a family and church of passionate worshippers. 

Guest Worshiper and Speaker

Dan Utz

CLEARWATER 

Music that flows from the heart - Dan Utz started Clearwater as a Christian country band in 1995 having been part of another prison ministry since 1981. The band toured USA and Canada for over 4 years before several members retired from the band. Dan continues to provide music for Christian venues, however his music passion is sharing the platform with other other musicians, young and old, in prisons and correctional facilities. Clearwater Ministires is a non-profit organization.

Dan Utz
Clearwater Ministries, Inc.

WORKSHOP PRESENTERS

Kevin Resnover

Kevin is a native of Indiana and attended grade school through college in Indianapolis.

Before moving to Florida in August of 2005, he worked in city government for 25 years in the positions of Assistant Director/Youth Program Counselor for the Summer Youth Work Program, District Superintendent for DPW/DOT, Affirmative Action Manager, Special Projects Manager and Contract Manager. He served as the Executive Director of Mentoring With A Mission, Inc. for high-risk youth, is an ordained minister and has served as a Youth Pastor, Pastor of Worship and Associate Pastor.
 
Since August of 2005, Kevin has served as the Youth Ministry Coordinator for Kairos Prison Ministry known as Kairos Torch. He authored the mentor’s handbooks and training materials used for mentoring incarcerated youth in Kairos, and lead the effort to establish Kairos Torch as an evidence based-behavior modification model.  

Andrew Foster

Inspiration Ministries
​Cupbearer Cafe & Fellowship Center
 
Rod Jonas

Javier Mendoza

Dallas Media Company

Javier is a social entrepreneur and compassionate pragmatist who co-founded Connect Global alongside his wife, Danielle Mendoza, and Travis and Gina Moffitt. 

Javier has spent the last decade creating & implementing sustainable solutions to solvable problems around the globe. This focus within the not for profit sector has fueled his creativity and motivation to help bring similar organizations and like-minded ministries to life through web, graphic, and social media design as the founding owner of Dallas Media Company.
 
His eye for detail and keen skill for strategy is what makes his work stand out.