Thursday, March 6, 2014
Founder and President of Just Say YES. After working in sales and marketing for 22 years, Dan Bailey shifted
his focus, leaving the corporate world behind to devote his life to
helping teens. He launched JSY in 2002 in an effort to expand resource
options for school districts and youth organizations with strategies
that encourage teens to focus on their future and avoid high-risk
behaviors such as substance abuse, violence and teen sexual activity. He
imbued the organization with his passion to equip youth to lead more
healthy and successful lives by saying YES to their dreams and goals.
“We’re helping teens set dreams and goals that so consume their thoughts
and their lives that it seems natural to avoid drugs, alcohol, bullying
and teen sexual activity to reach their goals,” he says. Dan Bailey is a
nationally recognized leader and speaker in the character development
and risk avoidance educational movement. “Risk avoidance means positive
futures, healthy life outcomes, becoming who you were designed to be,”
he explains. Dan Bailey’s programs are interactive, engaging and
informative. They focus on specific strategies for parents and youth
workers to better connect with teens, empowering them to make good
decisions. He meets regularly with superintendents, school board members
and principals to customize risk avoidance strategies for their
schools. He has also appeared on many TV and radio programs as an
advocate for the health and safety of our nation’s teens. More information....
Dr. Norman Geisler, PhD, is a prolific author, veteran
professor, speaker, lecturer, traveler, philosopher, apologist,
evangelist, and theologian. To those who ask, "Who is Norm Geisler?"
some have suggested, "Well, imagine a cross between Thomas Aquinas and Billy Graham and you're not too far off." Norm has authored/coauthored over 80 books and hundreds of articles.
He has taught theology, philosophy, and apologetics on the college or
graduate level for over 50 years. He has served as a professor at some
of the finest Seminaries in the United States, including Trinity
Evangelical Seminary, Dallas Seminary, and Southern Evangelical
Seminary. He now lends his talents to Veritas Evangelical Seminary
in Murrieta, California, as the Distinguished Professor of Apologetics.
Wheaton College, 1958 (B.A. in philosophy), Wheaton Graduate School,
1960 (M.A. in theology), William Tyndale College, 1964 (Th.B.), Loyola
University, Chicago, 1967-70 (Ph.D. in philosophy), Founder and
President of the International Society of Christian Apologetics,
2006-Present , Co-founder of Veritas Evangelical Seminary, 2007.
Married for 57 years (as of 2014) to wife Barbara Jean, graduate of Fort
Wayne Bible College (Taylor University) , Dr. and Mrs. Geisler have six
children, fifteen grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. More information...