Below you will find each speaker's personal bio, along with what "Message Title" they are available to speak on. Available messages are: or
Choices Pregnancy Care Center
Flies Out Of: Atlanta, GA
Ann Gainey never meets a stranger. Friendly and energetic, Ann exudes a passion for children and a general positive spirit. She has encouraged countless women from all walks of life at conferences, retreats, and seminars.
She was an elementary school teacher from 1972 (more...) to 1989, when she became the Director of Development at North Georgia Christian School. She has served in her current role as Executive Director of Choices Pregnancy Care Center in Gainesville, Georgia for nearly two decades. This women’s medical center has thrived under Ann’s effective leadership.
Ann is a certified sexual integrity teacher and frequently educates groups on the sanctity of life. She is a member of the Commerce Club and the American Business Women’s Association, which named her Business Woman of the Year in 2006. Hall County, Georgia named her an “Influential Figure.” She holds a Master of Education from Clemson University.
Ann, a self-proclaimed “pastor’s kid,” married her high school sweetheart, Al, and they later adopted two children whose birth mothers’ chose life. Ann and Al now have a two-year old grandchild.
Flies Out Of: Lakeland, FL
Becky Turner is the President of KBT Consulting and serves non-profits in strategic planning and development. She is the Development Director for The Source for Women and the managing partner at The Barnabas Group. Becky’s heart is to “see the Kingdom of God advanced, (more...) especially in the areas of personal financial giving and discipleship,” a passion evident in all she does.
Since serving as a national presenter for The Great Turnaround, Becky has raised a total of over $1.6 million to save babies. Becky is particularly gifted at helping maximize commitments per person by speaking truthfully about life with both clarity and grace.
In the 2000’s, Becky was the Executive Director at LifeHouse in Houston, Texas, and she is particularly proud of revamping the team’s ministry model and reopening the maternity home in 2006. Prior to that, she served as the Development Director for Georgia Right to Life and then Texas Right to Life, where she more than quadrupled their income in just four years’ time. Becky also served as a missionary in Moscow.
Becky is quick to say how grateful she is for the work God has done in her life. She has come a long way from the end of her rope and is honored to be used by God to fight for the sanctity of life.
ThriVe St. Louis
Flies Out Of: St. Louis, MO
Bridget VanMeans is the President of Thrive St. Louis, a multi-site pregnancy resource center in Missouri. This is just the latest in a string of prominent leadership roles for Bridget, who has also served as the Executive Director of PASS Pregnancy Resource Center, a multi-site (more...) center in Chicago, as well as a management and performance consultant, a Senior Regional Manager with Nutri-System, and a Regional Manager with Americorps in Philadelphia.
Bridget’s determination makes her a powerful leader that gets positive results time and time again. She has a special interest in turning around struggling companies and organizations and enjoys the strategic change necessary to return a team to effective health levels. Drawing from her powerful personal testimony, Bridget is a sought-after speaker passionate about the pro-life movement.
Bridget serves on the board at JoyFM, the #6 Christian radio station in the nation. She is a member of the Concerned Women of America, Carenet, Alliance for Life, and Missouri Right to Life. She is a certified Life Coach with the Alliance of Christian Counselors and a former National Merit Scholar finalist.
Bridget lives with her daughter, Kailin, and they enjoy Zumba, gardening, and dog training.
Faith Outreach Center, International
Flies Out Of: San Antonio, TX
Charles Flowers took on his first pastorate role in 1991 at Faith Outreach Center in San Antonio, Texas. He significantly grew the youth ministry and served the church as trainer, counselor, and associate pastor. In 2001, he became senior pastor and now leads a congregation of over (more...) 400 members.
Prior to becoming a pastor, Charles served as a member of the United States Air Force as a logistics management specialist and professional military education instructor.
In 1995, Charles took his love for the military environment and founded Love Demonstrated Ministries International Christian Boot Camp, developing a curriculum and staff that served up to 2,000 students. For two years, he directed the Christian Military Academy, using respect for authority, personal discipline, Biblical instruction, and team sports to “unleash the power of God” into the lives of middle school and high school students.
Since 2008, Charles has served as the President of the Gathering of Pastors and Leaders, as well as the President of the San Antonio Association of Churches. He graduated from Logos Bible College in 1994.
Charles has been married to his wife, Janice, for over 30 years. They have four grown children and two grandchildren.
The Clarity Clinic
Flies Out Of: Dubuque, IA
Dennis Rima has served as the Development Director at The Clarity Clinic in Dubuque, Iowa since 2007. A member of the American Fundraising Professionals, he oversees the fund development of this growing center in the Midwest, coordinating—and even emceeing!—the annual (more...) fundraising banquet. With his earnest spirit and contagious enthusiasm, Dennis has helped lead The Clarity Clinic to significantly increased donations as he encourages others to join him in being “a voice for the voiceless.”
A team player through and through, Dennis has been a baseball coach for over two decades. He began his professional career as an elementary school P.E. teacher and eventually became the Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Dubuque. After a few years as a school principal, Dennis felt the Lord calling him to a different kind of ministry and joined The Clarity Clinic. He still teaches part-time at the University of Dubuque and enjoys being the PA announcer at the football and basketball games.
Dennis, father of three, has been married to his wife, Julie, for 13 years.
Flies Out Of: Atlanta, GA
Don Munn has a gift for casting a vision—and leading the charge to make it happen. As a pastor to a diverse and thriving Atlanta church for nearly 30 years, Don is both a trusted counselor and a strategic leader who clearly sees the potential in people and situations. Don lead (more...) capital campaigns that took the landlocked church to a strategic growth area in Atlanta, in addition to planting campus expansion programs in three states. During this time, he also counseled many through crisis and post-abortion trauma. Don brings the same compassion and clear vision to everything he does, and has a keen insight into the spiritual dynamic of the pro-life movement.
Don is a trusted and forthright mentor, coach, and friend—not just to individuals, but also to countless pastors and church leaders. He has been blessed with a gift for motivational speaking, and has taught everywhere from church conferences to marriage workshops to the International Tres Dias Conference in Latin America, where Don was the keynote speaker.
Don has a Master’s degree in Pastoral Studies. He has been married to his wife Linda for over 40 years, and they have two children and four grandchildren. In his spare time, Don enjoys playing trombone and can often be found winning matches at the local racquetball court.
Director of Development
Lakeshore Pregnancy Centers
Flies Out Of: Holland, MI
In 2011, after decades in academic administration, God led Gary Feenstra away from his award-winning role as Superintendent of Schools in Zeeland. A faithful supporter of the pro-life movement his entire life, Gary was thrilled when God opened doors for him to serve all four Lakeshore (more...) Pregnancy Centers as Director of Development.
Gary is a relatable speaker and an inspiring visionary. His resume is a testament to his remarkable record of diverse and in-demand leadership, especially among his West Michigan community. He served as Tulip Time Festival President, chaired the Holland Community Police Relations Commission, and was the president of Zeeland’s Chamber of Commerce—to name just a few.
Gary earned a Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Supervision from Michigan State University and has continued post-graduate studies ever since. He has faithfully served in his church for decades, leading youth groups, directing the choir, and telling stories through song for Children’s Bible Hour.
Gary beams with pride at talk of his family. His wife of nearly 40 years, Diane, is a retired award-winning teacher and coach. Their three children are grown and serving the Lord in medicine and aviation around the globe. Gary and Diane have six grandchildren.
The Exponential Group, parent company of The Great Turnaround, is grateful to have Gary take on an additional role as Director of Faculty for the National Speaking Team of The Great Turnaround!
Jeff Lester, M.D.
Physician and Business Entrepreneur
Aspen Medical Imaging
Flies Out Of: Tulsa, OK
Dr. Jeff Lester is a family practice doctor and general. He enjoys working with both adults and children and has focused his medical career on treating the whole person as a unique individual, not just their specific organ or disease. As an experienced practitioner with thorough (more...) knowledge and a compassionate heart, he’s often called upon to provide "Peer Review" of physicians' and hospitals' quality of care to patients with diseases from head to toe.
Dr. Lester has traveled the world for over 25 years to evaluate healthcare in 20 countries. He has re-equipped or established new hospitals and clinics in Asia, Africa, South America and points in between. He has also shared many miles around the globe with Bruce Wilkinson in strategic missionary endeavors, including Dr. Wilkinson’s notable work among AIDS victims in South Africa.
Dr. Lester is a faithful and insightful student of God’s Word and a powerful communicator. He is a graduate of the University of the Oklahoma School of Medicine and resides in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Pregnancy Support Services of Stark County
Flies Out Of: Canton, OH
Jill Taylor is a born communicator. From teaching music and drama to leading a growing organization, Jill is able to relate to individuals in a way that lets you see her heart for God’s people. She has been the Executive Director of Pregnancy Support Services of Stark County (more...) since 2000. Together with a staff of 22 and 100+ volunteers, this Canton, Ohio center serves more than 3,600 women a year. Jill has overseen its growth from a rental house to three buildings in three strategic areas and expanded the center’s counseling support services, adding three medical locations for ultrasounds and STI clinics.
As a speaker, Jill has addressed Christian Business Women’s meetings, churches, and community organizations, such as Lion’s Club and Kiwanis, and loves combining wit with touching stories from her years of service.
Jill holds a Master of Education degree and, prior to her work at the center, taught English, music, and drama at elementary and middle schools in New York and California. She has received the NIFLA National Award for Excellence in 2005. She is a part of the Rotary Club, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, and a volunteer relief outreach program. She is certified in adoption training through the National Council for Adoption and has experienced the joys—and challenges!—of adoption with her husband, Howard.
John Grant, Jr.
Florida State Senator (retired)
Flies Out Of: Tampa, FL
John Grant, Jr. has been practicing law in the Tampa Bay area since 1968 and has a long history of public service. He was appointed to the Graduate Fellow Board in the U.S. Department of Education by President Ronald Reagan, and has been twice appointed to the Florida Commission (more...) on Ethics, where he served as Vice Chairman.
John was elected to the Florida House of Representatives, where he served for seven years. He went on to serve an additional 14-year term in the Florida Senate. Since leaving public office, he has represented clients as an advocate to the United States Congress and the Florida Legislature. Most recently, he joined the Governor’s Faith Based and Community Advisory Council. He has also has served on the faculty of numerous academic institutions, including the U.S. Peace Corps.
In his local church, he is an ordained deacon and Bible fellowship teacher. He serves on the board of The American Bible Society and is chairman of America’s Board of the United Bible Societies. John frequently speaks and teaches in countries throughout Central and South America.
John currently practices law with his two sons, one of which was recently elected to the same seat in the Florida House of Representatives that John held 30 years ago. John and his wife, Beverley, have three children and eight grandchildren.
Founder and Executive Director
Life Choices of Lake County
Flies Out Of: Orlando, FL
Marcia McNaney has given her personal testimony a title: "What’s In Your Luggage?" She asks the question because, for thirty years, Marcia was a woman with a "secret" she was deeply ashamed of: she'd had an abortion. Marcia says the Lord literally called her from a thriving (more...) career with her husband into crisis pregnancy center ministry.
Today, Marcia is unapologetically pro-life, and loves to share about the Lord above all else. She has been the Founder and Executive Director of Life's Choices of Lake County since its beginning in 2006. She works hard to educate pastors and people in her community about the realities of abortion. Marcia is passionate for women and men to receive forgiveness, healing and freedom from the Lord if they have experienced a past abortion. She says she loves "seeing the Lord reach down from heaven to touch a heart and change a mind and save His creation!"
Marcia is the sitting President for the Pregnancy and Family Resource Alliance (PAFRA) in Florida. This is an advocacy position speaking with local and state leaders about the great work of the pregnancy centers in Florida. She has recently been asked by Care Net to co-lead a workshop this year on advocacy.
Marcia is married with two adult sons and a 16-year-old daughter who dreams of going to the 2020 Olympics as a Dressage rider. (She’ll keep you posted.) She also has five beautiful granddaughters. Marcia hails from Mount Dora, Florida.
Steven P. Lester
President / CEO - Steven Lester Creative Marketing Solutions
Creative Marketing and Communications Consultant
Flies Out Of: Atlanta, GA
Steven Lester is the former Creative Director of Turner Broadcasting Network, and you'll find his years of advertising work in publications like USA Today, People, and Sports Illustrated. Though there are more than 100 industry awards bearing witness to his marketing expertise, these (more...) accomplishments do not define Steven Lester, or even tell what he’d say is the more important part of his story.
In his mid-thirties, Steven left his role as senior vice president of a major ad agency to go to seminary. Since then, he’s spent nearly three decades in pastoral ministry. At the helm of an urban mission church in Atlanta, Steven helped pioneer services like a community clothes closet, a food ministry, and an outreach for inner city children. Later, God used Steven as the senior pastor in an Atlanta church that grew to more than 35 nationalities and five language services, sending countless outreach groups to over a dozen nations. Through it all, God has used Steven's skills in design and marketing to deliver the Good News.
It is Steven's heart for delivering a message that matters that lead him to his current role with The Great Turnaround Speakers Team. His passion is to see pregnancy centers across the nation be equipped with the funds needed to effectively serve on the front lines. Steven also provides his visionary leadership and rich creativity as a marketing consultant for non-profit organizations.
Steven’s wife of nearly 35 years, Rosemary, founded and directed a pregnancy center in the Atlanta area two blocks away from the largest abortion clinic in the southeast. Steven and Rosemary have two children, their daughter Anna, adopted from South Korea, and their son Russ, adopted from Russia.
Women's Resource Center of Mobile
Flies Out Of: Mobile, AL
Susan Baldwin is a woman on the move. And so is the Women’s Resource Center of Mobile, where Susan has served as the Executive Director for over a decade. This Center, also known as Sav-A-Life Mobile, operates out of two medical centers in Southwest Alabama, offering free pregnancy (more...) tests to over 2,000 women each year—and sonograms for 100 women every month. Susan manages four full- and part-time sonographers and over 40 client advocates. That’s in addition to the organization’s 80 volunteers, 15 staff members, and a team of nearly 50 churches and 2,000 donors.
The Center isn’t the only place blessed with Susan’s passion for serving. She is actively involved in her church and has served as the Director of Children’s Ministry and the Journey to Wholeness Prayer team. Prayer is a passionate pursuit and an intrinsic part of Susan’s life and ministry. So it’s no surprise that Susan and her husband serve their church family and community by regularly opening their home for people who need prayer. After 45 years of marriage, they enjoy keeping up with four children and seven grandchildren.