Speakers

logo_white_backgroundIn addition to the fun and fellowship, you’ll get to learn from respected Christian teachers during the Florida Shindig.

  • Michael & Debi Pearl
    The Pearls are the founders and leaders of No Greater Joy Ministries and Mr. Pearl is author of To Train Up A Child. The Florida Shindig concept is based on the Pearl’s very popular national Shindigs held in Missouri, Texas, and North Carolina.
  • Dr. Raymond Force
    Dr. Force is a Christian life and marriage coach, speaker, and author through the organization Hitting Home Ministry. He serves as a pastor of the Crossroads Bible Church in Ocala, Florida. He also has coached a local homeschool varsity basketball team.
  • Alan Bias is a dedicated Christian, devout husband, proud father of three, accomplished pastor, inspirational speaker and author of the book, Walking with God in a World Gone Busy.
  • Cheri Fields is a 2nd gen homeschooler with a passion for ‘real’ learning. She uses whole books as often as possible, avoids tests and flash cards worse than lima beans, and delights in Charlotte Mason-style reports. This inspired her to get actively involved in the perfect medium for teaching speech and composition: podcasting. She has published over 70 episodes of her family’s Creation Science 4 Kids Show, each with a report given by one of her children. When they study science, hundreds of families are blessed—even when the reporter is under 10 years old! All this on a microscopic budget. Her course teaching podcasting is available on Schoolhouse Teachers .com and you can also find her at her personal ministry, Creation Science 4 Kids.com (and check out the other creation podcasts she’s fond of) and her day job as curator for The Creation Club.com , a subset of David Rives Ministries (another homeschool grad passionate about Biblical Creation and public speaking).
  • Jacob Berry
    Jacob was born with a rare type of muscular dystrophy and was given only two years to live. The doctors could see no hope for Jacob’s future, but his family knew in their heart that God had a special plan for his life. They never gave up hope.Today, Jacob faces many challenges in his life but he is an inspiration to everyone he meets. His soul desire is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to see souls saved for the kingdom of God.He is truly a “Miracle On A Mission!” You’ve got to hear Jacob!
  • Leah Oxendine Miller
    Leah has been writing, drawing and creating ever since she was little. As of December 2nd, 2017, she is now married to the love of her life, Michael! She enjoys presenting living history demonstrations at American Civil War reenactments. And as Florida’s one-and-only female infantry snare drummer, she is also very passionate about music and can play 9 different instruments, including piano, which is her favorite. She lives to be more like Jesus Christ and to glorify Him in all she does. Besides enjoying her work as a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, author and music teacher, she is especially fond of tea, strength training, exploring, and spending time with friends and family! She is the author of two published books, “The Rebels of Florida”, and “When My Soul Bleeds Words.” Visit her website; www.leahoxendine.com