Each year at the Ideas to Impact Conference, we have the honor of hosting highly acclaimed speakers from around the nation. It's important to us that keynote speakers are not only inspiring, but relatable. That's why all of our keynote messages come from people just like you...our clients. Yes that's right, all our keynotes are ACS Technologies clients. From award winning authors and musicians to pastors and ministry leaders, the Ideas to Impact Conference delivers motivational keynote speakers who have inspiring messages, coupled with practical insight, for you to take back to your church, school, or organization. Truly, a conference like no other where you learn and grow from your peers...in the classroom and from the stage.
Join us amidst fellowship and fun to hear from Marvin Owen, President Emeritus of ACS Technologies, as he shares a little about where we’ve been and where we are going… together. With the company for over 30 years, Marvin has worked with thousands of churches helping them in just about every aspect of their ministry life. As a pioneer in church software, he has a unique perspective on the lasting trends and those that come and go. He’s excited to share what’s happening and what’s coming up next for all ACS Technologies clients.
Pastor and author Matthew Cork is the senior pastor of Friends Church in Yorba Linda, California. Friends Church has three campuses in north Orange County with plans to open three additional campuses in 2018. Under Matthew's leadership, Friends Church is leading a movement of hope and freedom as they build educational centers to bring holistic transformation for the most marginalized people of India through the work of Dalit Freedom Network (DFN).
Matthew serves as the Superintendent of the Friends Southwest region of churches, bringing vision and leadership to this family of 45 churches. He is the author of Why Not Today and Broken for Good, set for release in 2018. Matthew and his wife Mardi have been married for 23 years and have three children: Nolan, Sophie, and Ella.
Crawford was ordained to the ministry in March 1972. He attended Cairn University in Philadelphia, PA graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible with an emphasis on pastoral studies. Presently, Crawford serves as Senior Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA.
He's traveled throughout the US, Caribbean, Asia, Canada, South America, Africa and parts of Europe preaching in churches, evangelistic outreaches, conferences, in colleges and seminaries. He has been the featured speaker at Super Bowls, NCAA Final Four Chapel, and the Pentagon with senior military officers.
He and his wife Karen are featured speakers at Family Life marriage conferences. They are co-authors of Developing Character in Your Child. Crawford has written 8 books including newly released, Unshaken.
Crawford has a Doctor of Divinity from Biola University, a Doctor Sacred Theology from Cairn University, a Doctor of Divinity from Moody Bible Institute, a Doctor of Letters from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Doctor of Divinity from Columbia International University. He holds several board positions including CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ). He is a visiting professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Crawford is the host of two national radio programs, the weekend program, Living a Legacy, and the daily program, Legacy Moments.
They have 4 children: Bryan, Heather, Bryndan and Holly, and 11 grandchildren.
JoAnn Post serves as pastor of Lutheran Church of the Ascension on Chicago's North Shore. In over 30 years of ordained ministry, she has served from Anchorage to Atlanta, in congregations and campus ministry, on large staffs and as a solo pastor, always with great joy and purpose. Post is the author of two books, Steward of Stories: Reflecting on Tensions in Daily Discipleship and Songs In My Head: A Cancer Spiritual.
JoAnn's greatest joy is her family. She grew up on an Iowa farm, one of eight children. She and her husband, James will celebrate 35 years of marriage this fall. Their daughters, Clara and Madelene, and son-in-law, Joseph, are hardworking and kind people, who use their many gifts for good.
Of many pivotal events in her life, JoAnn most recently marked the fifth anniversary of a diagnosis of a rare cancer which few survive. That she is alive and well is nothing short of a miracle. It is out of gratitude for that and many other unexpected and undeserved gifts from God that enliven her ministry and all of her life.