Speaker Information

You won’t want to miss seeing and learning from the worship leader and top-notch educators at the CBMC World Convention! Check back regularly, as more speakers are being added often.

Keynote Speakers:

Luis Palau

Luis Palau (loo-EES puh-LAOW) and his ministry have shared the Gospel with more than 1 billion people through evangelistic events and media. He has spoken in person to 30 million people in 75 countries with more than 1 million registered decisions for Jesus Christ. He has authored close to 50 books, contributed articles on issues of faith to countless publications, and counseled business leaders, political leaders, and heads of state around the world. Luis’ radio broadcasts in English and Spanish are heard by millions on 3,500 radio outlets in 48 countries.

Luis and his wife, Pat, live in Portland, Oregon, along with their four sons (three of whom are actively involved in the ministry), and twelve grandchildren.


D. Michael Lindsay, Ph.D.

Award-winning sociologist and educator D. Michael Lindsay is the eighth president of Gordon College and is among the youngest presidents in the country among nationally ranked colleges and universities. Lindsay’s appointment marked a crucial moment in the College’s history—an opportunity to extend the institution’s scope, visibility and influence as Gordon prepares the next generation of Christian leaders for worldwide service.

Dr. Lindsay’s international reputation, acclaimed teaching record and innovative scholarship distinguish his presidency. The author of two-dozen publications on religion, public life and American evangelicalism, with particular expertise in leadership, Lindsay’s research has been featured in the leading scholarly journals of three academic fields. In 2006, he was named the “most promising sociologist under 35” at the World Congress of Sociology. Lindsay’s Pulitzer-nominated book, Faith in the Halls of Power, was listed in Publishers Weekly’s “Best Books of 2007.” He has lectured on five continents, and his work has been profiled in hundreds of media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNN and Fox News Channel. Last year, Dr. Lindsay’s research and scholarly opinion reached an estimated audience of 145 million.

President Lindsay earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University, where he was named a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow in 2002, a Harvey Fellow in 2003, and the Harold W. Dodds Fellow in 2004. He also received the 2003 Outstanding Teaching Award—the university’s highest award for graduate student teaching—from Princeton’s Graduate School and the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni.

President Lindsay and his wife, Rebecca, reside in Wenham, Massachusetts, with their three daughters: Elizabeth, Caroline and Emily.


Cobie Langerak

Cobie Langerak is President of Triaxia Partners, Inc., and has held this role since 2004. In addition, she heads Triaxia Partners’ Leadership Practice, specializing in executive coaching, leadership development, and succession management. She is a frequent speaker at international leadership conferences and events, having worked on the ground in more than 60 countries. Prior to joining Triaxia Partners, Inc., she was the Corporate Executive Vice President for Leadership and Organizational Development with Philips International, B.V., in the Netherlands, with a special focus on executive and high potential development and placement worldwide.

Cobie has more than 10 years experience as a professor of Psychology, has published numerous professional articles, and been quoted in a variety of business publications worldwide, including the Wall Street Journal Europe and the European Herald Tribune.

Cobie’s primary passion is to find and increase the often hidden but essential humanity in fast-paced leaders, helping them to uncover the lives they were meant to live. She is a self-described food, book and music lover and avid “off the grid” adventure traveler. Cobie volunteers annually for Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village program.


Mark Miller

Mark Miller is a business leader, best-selling author and communicator.

Mark began his Chick-fil-A career working as an hourly team member in 1977. In 1978, Mark joined the corporate staff working in the warehouse and mailroom. Since that time, he has provided leadership for Corporate Communications, Field Operations, Quality and Customer Satisfaction, Training and Development, and today he serves as the Vice President for the newly formed Organizational Effectiveness function. During his time with Chick-fil-A, annual sales have grown to over $4 billion.

Mark began writing about a decade ago. He teamed up with Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager to write The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do. Today, almost 400,000 copies of The Secret are in print, and it has been translated into more than 20 languages. Recently, he released The Secret of Teams which outlines some of the key lessons learned from a 20-year study on what makes some teams outperform the rest. His newest book, Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life, was released in February 2012 and was co-authored with Ken Blanchard.


Bob Doll

Bob Doll serves as Chief Equity Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager at Nuveen Asset Management. Prior to joining Nuveen Asset Management, Doll served as Chief Equity Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager of the U.S. Large Cap Series equity team at BlackRock. Prior to his tenure at BlackRock, Mr. Doll served as the President and Chief Investment Officer of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) and Senior Portfolio Manager of the Merrill Lynch Large Cap Series Funds. Prior to joining MLIM, Mr. Doll served as the Chief Investment Officer of Oppenheimer Funds, Inc.

He received a BS in Accounting and a BA in Economics from Lehigh University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Doll is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. Bob appears regularly in the national financial press discussing economic developments and markets.

Bob and his wife Leslie live in Princeton, New Jersey and have three children. He is also choir director at his local church and holds leadership positions in the NYC Movement Project and in the Global Executive Leadership Forum within the Lausanne Movement.


Honorable Lee Myung-bak
Former President of the Republic of Korea

President Lee Myung-bak served as the 17th President of the Republic of Korea from 2008 to 2013. Prior to being elected president, he was a business executive, a member of the National Assembly and Mayor of Seoul. He was also a long-time member of CBMC of Korea.

President Lee was born in 1941 and grew up in a poor family. His family is originally from Pohang, a port city in southeastern Korea. He grew up under strict Christian discipline of his mother. He learned the importance of prayer, integrity and living out faith. Despite tremendous odds against him, he was able to graduate from Korea University, majoring in business administration.

President Lee joined Hyundai Construction in 1965 and twelve years later became its CEO in his 30's. During his time at Hyundai, he led Hyundai to transform itself from a construction company into an automotive giant, the world's largest shipbuilder and much more. As a result, today Hyundai is one of Korea’s largest companies and is one of the most recognizable brands in the world.

After a successful career as a business executive, President Lee retired from Hyundai in 1992 and entered politics. He first served as a member of the National Assembly and then was elected Mayor of Seoul. In 2007, he was elected president of the Republic of Korea.

While Mayor of Seoul, Lee restored Cheonggyecheon, a 6.5 km stream that ran through the center of Seoul, hidden under concrete and largely ignored for many decades. TIME magazine named President Lee as one of the Heroes of the Environment in 2007.

After being elected president, he laid out a new vision called “Low Carbon Green Growth” which seeks to preserve the environment while achieving sustainable development. The Republic of Korea became the first country to pass the “Basic Law on Green Growth” and established the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) that is spearheading the global fight to present realistic solutions to a greener, sustainable future.

As the host of the G20 Summit in 2010 and the second Nuclear Security Summit in 2012, President Lee and the Republic of Korea were committed to working with others to ensure a more prosperous, more secure world for the next generation.

He is married to Kim Yoon-ok, and they have three daughters and one son and six grandchildren.


Mart Green

Mart Green began his retail career in the home of his parents as a youth. With $600 his family started Hobby Lobby in their living room, it is now a chain of over 550 arts and crafts stores. Mart serves as Chairman of the Board for Hobby Lobby.

At 19, Mart established Mardel, a chain of Christian and educational supply stores. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Mardel has 35 stores in seven states.

In 2002, Green founded Every Tribe Entertainment, a feature film production company. In 2010, Mart started a journey to help build a Digital Bible Library through an alliance called Every Tribe Every Nation. Its goal is to centralize, digitize, standardize and finalize the Bible texts of the world.

A native Oklahoman, Mart and his wife, Diana, have enjoyed over 30 years of marriage. They have 4 adult children and 2 grandchildren.

Join us for a special luncheon on Saturday, September 27 to hear Mart share the testimony of the Green family and their decision to follow the Lord and Scripture in all their business matters, regardless of the outcome. The luncheon will be followed with an opportunity to ask Mart questions.


Chad Hovind

Chad Hovind is an educator, dynamic business communicator, marriage instructor, and creative teacher. He is author of Godonomics: The Biblical case for free market capitalism and Fast Track Bible; a creative, fast-paced summary of the entire Bible. Chad's been a featured speaker at Glenn Beck's Restoring Love, Patriot Events, the 9-12 Project, and pastor's training events with Congressman Bob McEwen and David Barton.

Chad graduated from Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago, majoring in pastoral ministry as well as communication (radio/television). His creativity and passion can be seen in many forms: leading teams, motivational speaking, expository teaching, and experience as an actor, director, magician, and video producer.

He has served as pastor at three high-impact mega churches within the Willowcreek Association.


Keith & Kristyn Getty

Irish singer/songwriters and recording artists Keith & Kristyn Getty are among the preeminent modern hymn composers of this generation. Best known for “In Christ Alone” (penned by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend), the world-renowned hymn has been recorded by numerous artists over the past decade—including Owl City, Natalie Grant and Newsboys—and is a classic sung in churches around the globe.

Hailing from Northern Ireland and now residing in Nashville, the couple have two daughters, Eliza (3) and Charlotte (9 mo).

Along with their band—an ensemble of some of the top names in Irish and American folk music—Keith & Kristyn have toured extensively in both America and the Celtic Islands this year. We are delighted to welcome them as worship leaders for the 10th CBMC World Convention.

Keith & Kristyn Getty Video – In Christ Alone


Special Guest: Steve Green

The son of missionary parents, Steve was raised in South America. "My initial recognition of need for Christ was at age 8 while attending a boarding school in Argentina. On a Sunday afternoon, I knelt by my bed and prayed, trusting Jesus as my Savior. However, that was just the beginning of a grace-filled journey. Today the gospel is more precious to me than ever. I realize that God’s grip on me far surpasses my ability to hold on to Him."

As Steve celebrates 27 years in the Christian music industry, he fondly remembers his fledgling beginning in 1984 when Steve Green Ministries was established.

Throughout his years of ministry, Steve’s music has been honored with four Grammy nominations, 13 No. 1 songs, and seven Dove Awards, Christian music’s highest honor. With 33 recordings to his credit, including children’s projects and Spanish-language albums, Green has sold over three million albums worldwide.

Steve knows that God’s grace is most clearly seen against the backdrop of his own foolishness, sin and shame. While he labored most his life to have an impressive record, he now confesses his need for the perfect record of another. "That’s why I desperately need Jesus,” Steve says. "In the end it will be clear that He alone is the hero of not only my story, but of all our stories."