Adam McManus, host of a weekday 2-minute short feature and a 30-minute weekly show called ChristianCinema.com's Sneak Peek which highlight some of the 4,000 Christian movies for the 3,329 Christian radio stations. Adam has honed his talk show skills through a variety of different venues. He’s hosted a daily, call-in talk show on four different radio stations over a 20-year span. Most recently, he hosted a daily, three-hour radio talk show on 630 KSLR, a Salem Communications affiliate, in San Antonio, Texas for 13 years. He was voted both the favorite talk show host and favorite radio personality of the Alamo City according to the San Antonio Express-News Reader’s Choice poll.
In addition, Adam has also guest hosted on a national level for G. Gordon Liddy on 250 stations, Janet Folger Porter on 150 stations, CrossTalk on 75 stations, and co-hosted with the late Marlin Maddoux of Point of View on 360 stations. Plus, he has filled in for Joe Walsh on 560, The Answer in Chicago, Illinois; Dan Patrick and Sam Malone on 700, KSEV in Houston, Texas; Ben Ferguson and Chris Krok on 820, WBAP in Dallas, Texas; Joe Pags on 1200, WOAI in San Antonio, Texas; Trey Ware, Jack Riccardi and Sean Rima on 550, KTSA in San Antonio, Texas; for Rob Williams on 1620, WNRP in Pensacola, Florida; and Dana Sturgeon on 1210, KPRZ in San Diego, California.
He gave his listeners a seat on the front row as he broadcast live from the National Republican Convention, the Conservative Political Action Conference, Christian Coalition's Road to Victory conference, Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit, the International Christian Retail Show, the March for Life in Washington, D.C. and the Inauguration of President George W. Bush.
Adam also has television experience. Not only did he provide two-minute long television editorials on the 5-million watt WKFT-TV which aired daily at 11:58 a.m. and 7:58 p.m. in Raleigh and Fayetteville, North Carolina, but he hosted a weekly, call-in TV talk show in Raleigh, North Carolina for four years which won The Southern Sunshine Video Festival Award in 1994 for “Best Talk Show” in the Southeastern region of nine states. For more details, check out Adam’s extensive resume.
Adam was raised in a media-saturated home. His father is Mike McManus, a nationally syndicated columnist, former Time Magazine correspondent, author and founder of the Marriage Savers ministry which seeks to cut the divorce rate in half. Throughout Adam’s high school years, he was tasked by his father with editing the column before it was distributed. Plus, he learned how to articulate and defend his opinions about the issues of the day around the dining room table as his father played Devil’s advocate.
The eldest of three boys including John, a medical lobbyist in Washington, D.C. and Tim, a hospital CEO in Richmond, Virginia, Adam attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
After getting married to the former Amy Holzer of Dallas on November 11, 2006, they adopted their son Honor, 5, and had Mercy, 3. Check out www.AdamsWedding.net for his gut-wrenchingly honest roller coaster of a love story. They attend Wayside Chapel, an Evangelical Free church in San Antonio, where they enjoy the sermons of Roger Poupart, a former Dallas cop.
Max Lucado is a preacher with a storyteller’s gift—a pastor’s heart and a poet’s pen.
Max’s sermons begin at home with the congregation at Oak Hills Church, which he has led for more than 25 years. It is in this setting that his stories are first told, from a pastor’s heart. Eventually some of these sermons and stories are refined and fashioned into books that are shared far beyond the walls of Oak Hills and the city limits of San Antonio, Texas. Max’s words have traveled around the world in more than 54 languages via more than 120 million individual products. Most of these products are books (92 million), which have now occupied spots on every major national bestseller list. Over the years Max Lucado has been featured in countless national media outlets, dubbed “America’s Pastor” by Reader’s Digest, and even named one of the most influential leaders in social media by The New York Times.
Yet those who know him best will tell you that these accolades and accomplishments aren’t important to Max. His pastor’s heart, which longs to encourage the brokenhearted and to bind up the hurting, moves Max to the next sermon, the next book. His mission is simple—to overflow to others the grace and encouragement which has been lavished on him by God.
Max was born in a small town in West Texas, the youngest son of an oil field mechanic and a nurse. He grew up in church but as a teen took a different road, walking away from his parent’s faith. One starry summer night, after downing a six-pack of beer, Max began to wonder if there wasn’t more to life than parties and chasing pretty girls. Not long afterward, a Bible class at nearby Abilene Christian University stirred his heart again, drawing the young student into the unconditional love of God.
Max left West Texas with a master’s degree in Biblical Studies and a deep desire to share God’s love and mercy with others. When he landed in a small church near Miami, Florida, one of his duties as an associate pastor was to write the weekly church newsletter. It was then he discovered a powerful synergy between his passion for people, pastoral ministry, and writing. It was also in Florida that he discovered a lovely young woman named Denalyn, now his wife of more than 32 years.
Max and Denalyn decided as young marrieds to move to the mission field in Rio de Janeiro to help plant new churches. While in Brazil, Max continued to write, updating friends and family about their ministry and how God was lavishing love on missionaries and Brazilians alike. Eventually Max gathered the newsletters into a manuscript and sent them off to a dozen publishers. Only one said yes.
Max Lucado’s first book, On the Anvil, was published in 1985. His 31st book, Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer (September 2014), was born from his own struggles with prayer. Max poignantly shows how anyone can overcome disappointment from unanswered prayers and lean into the knowledge that God hears prayer.
Max and family moved back to Texas in 1988, and Max has been a minister at Oak Hills Church ever since. Max and Denalyn have three grown daughters, two in ministry, one in publishing, and one son-in-law also in full-time ministry.
In 2002, Filmmaker Caryl Matrisciana founded Caryl Productions, continuing the production of her cutting-edge documentaries and the distribution of informational materials to help discern the perilous times in which we live.
Matrisciana, a well-known authority on ancient and modern world religions, contemporary cults, paganism and the occult, is a best-selling author, journalist, researcher and commercial artist. Caryl has been a frequent guest on numerous national and international TV and radio programs.
Caryl is an informative and articulate public speaker. Her topics have covered enormous diversity and reveal today's cultural trends and social issues with a special emphasis on supernatural themes, contemporary religious views and today's rising "New Christianized Spirituality" that has crept into Evangelical Christianity. She discusses the blending of New Age philosophy, Contemplative Prayer, Eastern Meditative techniques, Gnosticism and Eastern Mysticism, and the displaying of various occult "signs and wonders" within the hyper-Charismatic and Pentecostal New Apostolic Reformation. Also, the ecumenical tendencies within the Emergent, Purpose Driven, Mega and Seeker-Friendly Church Movements.
Caryl was co-founder and co-producer of Jeremiah Films for 23 years, serving as the Creative and Marketing Director and contributing to over 60 documentaries. She was instrumental in the research of many films on many subjects, and also narrated several.