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BIZZLE

BIZZLE

CHRISTIAN RAPPER

Mark Felder, better known as Bizzle in the music industry, has been rapping since he was 8 years old. He grew up in Los Angeles under the shadow of West Coast rappers like Tupac. He idolized them and wanted everything they had: fame, money, women and drugs. He prostituted women to fund his rising rap career, opening for Lil Wayne and being featured on albums with Ne-Yo, The Game, Nelly, T.I. and Akon. But despite his success, he noticed a growing emptiness in his heart — an emptiness that could only be filled by Christ. He eventually abandoned his earthly pursuits and put his rap career in the hands of God. Bizzle started the God Over Money movement in 2010 and has since released two Christian Rap albums.

For more information about Bizzle or to purchase his music visit: WWW.IAMBIZZLE.COM

Or download his newest album from ITUNES

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SAM CHILDERS

SAM CHILDERS (MACHINE GUN PREACHER)

FOUNDER OF ANGELS OF EAST AFRICA

From a very early age, Sam Childers embraced an outlaw biker lifestyle that revolved around drugs, sex and guns. One night he was in shootout at a bar that nearly took his life. “I don’t have a problem with dying, but I have a problem with what I’m going to die for.” After that night, Sam decided to give his life to Christ and has never looked back. On a missionary trip to Africa, Sam found the body of a young child who had stepped on a landmine. He had heard of Joseph Kony and the LRA, the rebel group who kidnapped children and turned them into child soldiers, but seeing this dead child forever changed his life. He started an orphanage on the Ugandan border and led a militia group that fought to protect children from the LRA. Today Sam is a pastor, a best-selling author and the subject of a recent Hollywood film called, “The Machine Gun Preacher.”

For more information on Sam or his ministry visit: WWW.MACHINEGUNPREACHER.ORG

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MO ISOM

MO ISOM

LSU SOCCER GOALIE

Mo Isom is only 22 years old, but she has experienced more highs and lows than most people face in an entire lifetime. After struggling through an eating disorder in high school, Mo worked hard to become LSU’s starting goalie and won numerous athletic accolades. But then tragedy struck. At the height of her soccer career, her father committed suicide and her life began to fall apart. A year later she was in a serious car accident that almost took her life. Throughout these many trials, Mo held strong to her faith. Today she is an outspoken leader for Christ who has been featured in Sports Illustrated, ESPN, the Ellen DeGeneres Show and many others.

For more information about Mo visit: WWW.MOISOM.COM

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CRAIG GROSS

CRAIG GROSS

XXXCHURCH FOUNDER

From “Porn and Pancakes” Sundays to “Jesus loves porn stars” bibles Pastor Craig Gross has been at the heart of religious controversy for over 10 years. In January of 1999 Craig left his job as a youth pastor and began Fireproof Ministries with his best friend Jake Larson. They started Craig and Jake LIVE, speaking at youth events and eventually put on their own events across the country. A few years later after seeing so many young people devastated by the effects of pornography Craig saw a need to create a safe place online where people could get help and the truth about pornography. In early 2002 he launched XXXchurch.com to provide a place of help and healing for those affected by the porn industry both inside and out. Today Craig leads the XXXChurch speaking out in biblical truth to both the church and porn industry about what happens when we get real, honest and accountable about pornography. Craig is the author of nine books and has been featured in GQ magazine, Newsweek, Time, Wired, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, CNN, Fox News, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

For more information about Craig and the XXXChurch Ministry visit: WWW.XXXCHURCH.COM

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WILL MAYO

WILL MAYO

PASTOR AND FORMER ATHABASCAN INDIAN CHIEF

Will Mayo, an Athabascan Indian, grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska in an alcoholic home with a single parent. At the age of 5, he was sexually molested and physically abused, and sadly, it was not the last time. As a teenager, Will filled his life with alcohol and drugs, trying to desperately escape the shame of his abuse. At the age of 17 he decided to take his own life — but God had other plans. One day a man asked Will, “Do you know Christ?” This began a transformation and healing in Will’s life that eventually lead him to Bible School and missionary work in the rural Alaskan villages. He became an Athabascan Indian Chief and represented his tribe in front of Congress and the President. Today he is a pastor with a heart for reaching young people struggling with abuse.

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HARMONY DUST

HARMONY DUST

FOUNDER OF TREASURES

Harmony Dust is no stranger to tragedy. Starting at the age of 5, she was sexually abused and raped repeatedly as a teen. Her mother was a cocaine addict who would abandon Harmony for months at a time. By the age of 19, Harmony was working as a stripper to support herself and her abusive boyfriend. This continued for years until one day, a friend came into her life and introduced her to the amazing love of Christ. With the friend’s support, Harmony left the sex industry and began a path towards healing. She started a ministry called Treasures, which helps women leave the sex industry and find a new life in Christ. Her ministry and powerful story continue to reach thousands of young women struggling today.

For more information on Harmony or her ministry visit: WWW.IAMATREASURE.COM