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Gianna Jessen –  Gianna was intended to die before she was born, just another one of the 1.2 million abortions each year in the United States.  Gianna was bathed in a burning saline solution, but instead of death, she overcame to enter the world. Two months premature and weighing just two and a half pounds, she spent her first couple of months in a hospital. In many regards, her life has been a short path littered with obstacles at every turn: challenges, betrayal, and cruelty. But for every setback, there have also been invitations into the greatest halls of government. A life that was never meant to be has been used to inspire—even save—others.

Halls of government have yielded floor time to hear her story as well. She’s testified before Congress four times and watched as President George W. Bush signed the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. Gianna has testified before the Australian Parliament and British House of Commons. In 2015- 2016 has been filled with speaking engagements, and opportunities, but if there’s been a theme, it’s distinctly Italian. Since 2012 she’s been speaking to millions in that country, sharing her life and faith on the country’s most popular afternoon talk show as well as other media outlets. A reporter for the Italian edition of Vanity Fair visited, writing a profile. Pope Benedict XVI conveyed her inspiring story in the Vatican newspaper.

tony-tinderholt_68oxOjQ_jpg_800x1000_q100State Rep. Tony Tinderholt – Tinderholt is a businessman and former soldier. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1988 and was a Spanish language cryptologist and linguist who worked in counter drug missions in Central and South America. While serving in the Air Force, from 1991 to 1997, Tinderholt attended Excelsior College, obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree. During the Iraq War, from 2003 to 2005, Tinderholt finished his education, procuring his Masters of Education and Educational Leadership degrees from Trident University International, which was once an affiliate of Touro College. After his military service, Tinderholt was a professor of Spanish at Columbia College in Fort Worth.

Tony has consistently ranked among the most conservative members of the Texas Legislature since taking office in 2015. The recent study by Rice University ranked him in the top 5 most conservative members of the Texas House for the 2017 session.  In January 2017, Tinderholt introduced House Bill 948, the “Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act.” This bill seeks to prohibit “abortion and recognizing the rights, powers, and privileges of all unborn children at every stage of gestation from fertilization until birth.”

Matthew DrHarrisonHarrison, M.D – Dr. Matt Harrison is the associate medical director of Abortion Pill Reversal. He has served as Hospitalist Director of Novanthealth Rowan Regional Medical Center in North Carolina. He graduated from the College of William and Mary with BS and MA degrees, The Medical College of Virginia/VCU with his MD degree and completed residency at University of South Alabama as a board certified physician in Family Medicine. He serves as a Medical Advisor to Priests for Life and is the Medical Director of the student health clinic at Belmont Abby College as well as an Instructor at Campbell School of Osteopathic Medicine. He and his wife Kathleen have 7 children and reside in North Carolina.

bradleypierce200x200Bradley Pierce – Bradley Pierce is a Texas attorney who helps lead Abolish Abortion Texas, a group of Christians working to end abortion in his state. AATX led the efforts to make abolishing abortion a legislative priority for the Republican Party of Texas and advocated the filing of HB 948, the Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act by State Representative Tony Tinderholt. Bradley is also a co-founding attorney of Heritage Defense, where he helps defend the parental rights of Christian homeschooling families around the country against threats by social services. Bradley is a homeschool graduate and a graduate of Baylor University and Baylor Law School. He and his wife Cindy have six children.

Peter AllisonPeter Allison– Peter is the author of Dollar Non¢ents, a book explaining why the Federal Reserve represents to our economy what Planned Parenthood represents to an unborn baby and what the Bible says about the economic disaster and devastation they perpetrate.  He writes on a variety of topics under a blog by the same name.

Peter serves as the Pastor of Crown & Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church near Houston, TX where he lives with his wife Alice. They have 7 children and 3 grandchildren (so far). He is a former submarine officer, naval nuclear engineer, headmaster, college instructor, and diamond grower (the ones made from carbon) and holds 5 engineering patents.

John Bray GGW 2018John Bray– John is pleased to serve His Lord and North Houston Baptist Church as pastor and primary teacher. When John was a teen, God began to burden his heart to preach and teach the Bible, and he was encouraged by God’s people to do so. He earned a B.A. in Bible and an M.A. in Theology from Bob Jones University and Seminary, and has done further studies at International Baptist Seminary and the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies.

God has blessed John and his wife Jen with four children — Hannah, David, Charis, and Paton. They enjoy reading and playing together. The Brays moved to Houston in 1997. They love Houston and think of their church as their family.