Past Speakers

2017
Jason Hanson
 Retired Detroit Lions Kicker

2016
Brad Hewitt
 CEO, Thrivent Financial
Author

2015
Dr. John Arthur Nunes
 Professor, Valparaiso University and
former CEO of Lutheran World Relief

2014
General Charles Moss Duke Jr.

Apollo 16 Astronaut
2013
Dr. Anthony Campolo
Professor Emeritus, Eastern University, PA
Founder and President of E.A.P.E.

2012

Dr. Paul L. Maier
Professor of Acient History
Western Michigan University
Author and Lecturer

2011
Chuck Gaidica
Meteorologist, WDIV-TV
Motivational Speaker, Author

2010
LeAnn Thieman
Speaker, Author, Nurse

2009

Dr. David Rawson
Former Ambassador to
Republics of Mali and Rwanda

2008
Michael Card
Singer, Songwriter, Author

2007
Dr. Paul L. Maier
Professor of Acient History
Western Michigan University
Author and Lecturer

2006
Lem Barney
Former Detroit Lion, NFL
Hall of Fame Member

2005
Frank Turner
Reporter and News Anchor, Channel 7

2004
Bruce Feiler
Author, NPR Commentator

2003
Frank D. Stella
President, F.D. Stella Products Co.

2002
Kwame M. Kilpatrick
Mayor, City of Detroit

2001
Ambassador Robert A. Seiple
Institute for Global Engagement

2000
Richard E. Stearns
President, World Vision U.S.

1999
Wintley Augustus Phipps
Preacher, Singer, Author

1998
Wally Bronner
Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland

1997
Mort Crim
WDIV, Channel 4

1996
Dr. Anthony Campolo
Eastern College, PA

1995
Alonzo McDonald
CEO, Avenir Corporation

1994
Hon. Dennis Archer
Mayor, City of Detroit

1993
Jeff Zaslow
Chicago Sun Times

1992
Lt. Col. Clarence Harvey
Salvation Army

1991
Dr. John DiBiaggio
President, Michigan State University

1990
Warren Pierce
WJR Radio

1989
Frank Tanana
Detroit Tigers

1988
Thomas Monaghan
President, Domino’s Pizza

1987
Morley Fraser
Albion College

1986
Marta Gabe-Tsadick
First Woman Senator, Ethiopia

1985
Charles Adams
President, NAACP Detroit

1984
Dave Diles
Sports Commentator, Author

1983
Paul Hellyer
Vice Prime Minister, Canada

1982
Mort Crim
WDIV, Channel 4

1981
Dr. Anthony Campolo
Eastern College, PA

1980
Russell Mawby
CEO, Kellogg Foundation

1979
Charles B. Gill
Employment Compensation Fund

1978
Thomas Murphy
Board Chairman, General Motors

1977
Lloyd Livingston
Chaplain, Detroit Lions

1976
Walter R. Greene
VP, National Bank of Detroit

1975
Dr. George Gullen
President, Wayne State University

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