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Michael Burgess

Video Blog Contributor

Follower of Jesus Christ

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Mary Cochran

Frequent Podcast Contributor, Bible Expositor

Follower of Jesus Christ

Mary attended Life Christian University in her pursuit of truth. She is a gifted and engaging speaker with an enthusiastic zest for learning from and teaching God's Word. Her passion for Christ is best explained in her own words, "I am hungry for the Word because I am hungry for its Author. My life has been radically transformed by the redeeming power of a God who graciously and persistently pursued me. By His Spirit and through His Word, I’ve come to know and love the Lord more and more. I can say with certainty that better is one day in His courts than a thousand days elsewhere. I believe that the Word of God is absolute truth. Jesus said that the words He spoke were spirit and life. He also said: 1) That people did not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. 2) That we are sanctified by truth: and His Word is Truth. 3) That when we know the truth, we will be made free. To this end, I intend to be a lifelong student of the Scriptures! It is my prayer that my life will glorify our Lord - in word, in thought, and in deed."

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Jacki Howerin

Intercessor, Speaker, Ministry Partner

Follower of Jesus Christ

Jacki is the author of a series called Warrior Daughter aimed at training and equipping women with the Word of God, learning how to apply it. She answered God’s call into Women’s Ministry in 2000 and has been on mission teaching women how to define themselves in Jesus Christ so that He becomes their identity, destiny, and legacy. Jacki compassionately brings Jesus to the forefront of women’s hearts so they can beautifully experience Him in their lives—especially during the tough times and trials. Through her leadership with women in Bible studies, lay counseling, mentoring, speaking, writing and prayer, Jacki has encouraged and equipped women to let Jesus become “the Standard” and “the Source” of their lives.

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Sam Hunter

Blog & Podcast Contributor

Follower of Jesus Christ

Sam Hunter is the author of The Missing Link and The Putting Green Devotionals. He also leads 721 MInistries and teaches several men's groups weekly throughout the Upstate of SC. The purpose of the groups is to dig deeper into the scriptures. Our desire is to get to know God better and understand what Jesus had to say with life application as the goal. i.e. how do we apply the words of the Lord to the details of our work, our relationships and to the details of our everyday lives?


SC Meeting locations: 

Laurens: Tuesdays at the Laurens YMCA   12:30-1:30pm

Greenville: Wednesdays at 12:00-1:00pm at 4 Seminole Drive 29605

Spartanburg: Alternating Tuesdays 12:00-1:00 at the All Saints office at 401 East Kennedy St

Columbia: Thursdays 12:00-1:00pm at St John’s on Wheat Street (Lower level)

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Karina Samayoa

Frequent Podcast Contributor

Follower of Jesus Christ

Karina moved to the U.S from the Dominican Republic in 1994 to attend Bob Jones University.  She is the wife of Julio Samayoa, children's pastor at Brookwood Church in Simpsonville, SC. Together they are raising up four precious children. She has been actively involved in her Church and women's ministry throughout her adult life. "My heart is grateful and my soul has truly found Jesus to be all that I need to live in abundance and with purpose. God has restored me, received me, rescued me, reassured me, remade me and revived me. I am His and He is mine. I come alive when I get to share about His Word and when others start experiencing God’s goodness and love for themselves.


Krista Smith

Ministry Director, Podcast Host, Bible Expositor

Follower of Jesus Christ

Krista is the President of a Christian Academy in Greenville, SC, and the founder and former CEO of mortgage lending firm Solverus Banc. She served as the Executive Director for Heartstep Foundation from 2004-2016. She recently authored the book Don't Die in the Pew. Krista has been an avid student of the Bible since her childhood and has been involved in ministry and leading Bible studies for more than twenty years. Krista was diligently focused on her business endeavors until the Lord asked her a question, “Whose kingdom are you building?” At which point, she responded after prayer and confirmation by leaving the mortgage industry altogether. Her journey of faith includes over three decades of Biblical study, a prophetic dream in 2005, and an urgent message for the sleeping Church to wake up. Because she was a prodigal herself, she feels called to discipleship and reaching the lost among those who profess to believe but are not producing fruit in keeping with repentance.


Lance VanTine

Blog Contributor, Bible Expositor

Follower of Jesus Christ

Lance VanTine is the Founder & CEO of P.E.A.C.E. of Mind which is a medical advocacy and transportation service. He was born in and raised in Muskegon, Michigan. He is an avid student of Apologetics and Theology. In his own words: “I believe faith to be the most important part of our lives. In this day and age, in the midst of darkness and false prophets and false doctrines, we need men and women to rise up and preach the truth boldly and unashamedly. Every great man and woman that allowed the Lord Jesus Christ to work through them was bold in the faith. They were not willing to conform to societies standards and ways. I believe that God is once again beginning to call and raise up a holy remnant. To live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). Being conformed into the image of Christ and living for the Lord and for His glory is the life that is worth living. I pray the Lord speaks through me with what is to come in my writings, and together may we grow in Him and take what we have learned and minister to others. May we forever have eternity’s values in view, and may we always be motivated to live the life of soul-winning; by the power of the Holy Spirit.”