Speaker Bios

Speaker Bios

Andy Savage

 

Andy Savage

Andy's personal mission statement is, "Making God make sense, starting at home then everywhere else." Whether Andy is teaching, writing or relationship coaching, Andy strives to live out his life's passion of creatively communicating God's truth in a way that connects with people where they are. Serving as the Teaching Pastor at Highpoint Church, Andy teaches every Sunday at one of its three campuses and is the lead visionary for marriage, parenting and family-life ministry.

A native Memphian, Andy is a graduate of Houston High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Memphis, followed by a Master's Degree in Christian Studies from Union University. Andy began his life in ministry after his freshman year of college, serving first as a Youth Pastor at StoneBridge Church in The Woodlands, Texas and then locally as the Pastor of College students and Young Singles at Germantown Baptist Church.

After starting Metro Bible Study in 2000 – an influential gathering of young singles across the Mid-South – he stepped out in faith in 2002, teaming up with Chris Conlee, to help launch a new and dynamic community of believers in the heart of Memphis: Highpoint Church. In addition to his duties at Highpoint, Andy is a national speaker, the author of multiple books, and host of the Andy Savage Radio Show and podcast. As a proud parent of a child with Down syndrome, Andy is also very involved in local organizations that support special needs and positive family values.

Next to his greatest accomplishment of marrying his lovely wife, Amanda, Andy is the proud father of their five boys: Drew, Cooper, Wesley, Ford and Joshua. Andy enjoys time at home with his family, great espresso and has a mild addiction to CrossFit. Learn more about Andy on his website andysavage.com.


Dr. Meg Meeker

Pediatrician and Author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters and Strong Mothers, Strong Sons

Dr. Meg Meeker

Dr. Meg writes with the know-how of a pediatrician and the big heart of a mother because she has spent the last 30 years practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine. Her work with countless families over the years served as the inspiration behind her best-selling books: Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters; Strong Mothers, Strong Sons; The Ten Habits of Happy Mothers and Boys Should be Boys.

Dr. Meg's popularity as a speaker on key issues confronting American families has created a strong following across the nation and around the world. She has also spoken nationally on parenting issues, including personal appearances on numerous nationally syndicated radio and television programs including The Today Show, Today with Kathie-Lee and Hoda, Dateline with Katie Couric, The O’Reilly Factor, Fox and Friends, The Dave Ramsey Show, The Laura Ingraham Show, NPR, Oprah Radio, The World Over with Raymond Arroyo and more.

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, certified by The American Board of Pediatrics and serves on the Advisory Board of The Medical Institute.

She lives and works in northern Michigan where she shares a medical practice with her husband, Walter. They have four grown children and one beautiful granddaughter.


Terence Chatmon

CEO of Fellowship of Companies for Christ International and Author of Do Your Children Believe?

Terence Chatmon

From soda bottle recycling entrepreneur at the age of six to senior executive leader responsible for billions of dollars for the Coca Cola Company, Terence Chatmon has served in senior executive leadership roles with Johnson & Johnson, Citibank and Coca Cola. Terence is a transformational leader amongst senior executives and CEOs. He is a successful entrepreneur and has served as President and CEO of global non-profit organizations.

He now serves as President and CEO of Fellowship of Companies for Christ International, (FCCI) a fellowship of executive leaders in 83 countries who believe that through Christ people, businesses, culture and nations could be transformed. In his role, he is leading unprecedented efforts to equip and encourage leaders in small, medium and large size companies. FCCI is known around the world for their global platform, world class annual international conference, rich library of business leadership resources and their transformational Kingdom Leader and Kingdom Company model.

Terence has a passion for family discipleship training. In 2007, Terence founded Victorious Family Ministries International, a parenting discipleship organization. Thousands of families and churches have participated in transformational parenting workshops that train and instruct parents and church leaders in family discipleship. His curriculum has been adopted by the world’s largest family and parenting ministries and churches.

In addition to his professional responsibilities, Chatmon is active in his local church and community. He has served in the Elder role at Perimeter Church. He has facilitated a neighborhood congregation group and served as a discussion and teaching leader for Bible Study Fellowship (BSF). Chatmon lives in Georgia with his wife Wanda. He has three wonderful children.


Brian Housman

Speaker and author of Tech Savvy Parenting and Raising Responsible Teens in a Digital World

Brian Housman

Brian has been serving in full-time ministry since 1993. He has had the privilege of speaking at more than 200 conferences and countless churches, schools, camps, and military bases. He has lead student and parent programs from coast to coast as well as several international locations. While Brian’s specialty is creating parenting and family events, he still speaks at several summer camps and Disciple Now events each year.

Brian is a prolific writer for parenting magazines, most notably Parenting Teenagers and Parent Life. He has written four books: Parenting for a Lifetime, Engaging Your Teen's World, Tech Savvy Parenting, and Raising Responsible Teens in a Digital World. Brian has been featured as a “parenting expert” on more than forty radio shows and TV programs including FOX, ABC, and NBC affiliates.

Brian and his wife Mona have been married for twenty two years and have two teenagers, Bailey and Ashlan.