2023 Speakers & Guests
Ken Bevel is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and has been a member of Sherwood Baptist Church since February 2007.
MINISTRY: After 20 years of active service in the United States Marine Corps, Ken retired to serve in the ministry. He currently assumes the role as the Pastor of Membership and Local Missions at Sherwood Baptist Church.
FILM: In addition to his daily responsibilities, Ken may be recognized by his role as Lieutenant Michael Simmons in the 2008 inspirational movie “Fireproof” and for his role as Nathan Hayes in the 2011 movie “Courageous.”
EDUCATION: Ken is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering Technology and a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School with a Master of Business Administration degree in Logistics Management.
FAMILY: Ken and Lauana have been happily married for 26 years and two children, Kyra and Kaleb.
Joe was raised in Milledgeville GA. Joe served as a Marine and had a career as a landscape architect. But he considers his greatest achievement to be living each day as a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ. He is an evangelist and president of You Turn Ministries Inc, rescuing hundreds of thousands of people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Joe preaches in about 40 churches across America a year. He and his team at You Turn minister in several countries year round.
Kirk moved to Cincinnati in December of 2012 to plant Revive City. Along with pastoring, Kirk ministers as a sports chaplain & church planting catalyst for the North American Mission Board. Pastor Kirk is passionate about church planting, multi-ethnic ministry, and discipleship in urban communities. Kirk and his wife Karen have four children: Kerigan, Kolbie, Kingston and Klaire.
Marc Eckel was an illustrator for General Motors in the Detroit area in 2000 when he was asked to create an image on an eight-foot canvas as a backdrop for special music at the Troy Baptist Church in Troy, Michigan. He was given three minutes to complete the task. With very limited time, he chose to bypass using paint brushes, using his bare hands to throw paint on the canvas. In 2002, after moving to northern Indiana, Marc Eckel was asked to think of something to add to the church Easter program at the First Baptist Church of Pierceton. A similar painting was created, which led to the start of Splat Experience, a Christian Performance Art Ministry, now a ministry division of Blue Spaghetti, LLC, a creative arts company. Marc’s wife, Juli, is the ministry’s business manager.
At the end of 2012, the ministry has created 20 different paintings and has performed nearly 900 presentations, enough fabric to cover an entire NFL football field! Their presentations, which focus on worship and evangelism, have been experienced in five countries, and in forty-five of the United States. They have been featured on two tours with Christian band Casting Crowns, and were nominated for an Emmy award for their work on the “Hands of Hope” television documentary film project in 2012. The ministry strives to lift up the name of Jesus Christ through performance art.