Speakers at God's Voice 2022

janetmefferd-pJanet Mefferd is a Christian talk-radio veteran and original member of the God’s Voice Committee. She hosted several nationally syndicated Christian talk shows, heard on more than 400 radio stations, before her retirement in 2021. A wife and mother of four, Janet is also a former news and religion reporter and editor for newspapers including The Dallas Morning News and the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago.






Quentin Van MeterDr. Quentin L. Van Meter, M.D. is the owner of a private pediatric endocrine practice in Atlanta GA. Dr. Van Meter's undergraduate degree is from the College of William and Mary, with a medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He was trained in pediatrics at the Naval Hospital Oakland/UC San Francisco program and finished his fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in 1980.  He served as a medical officer in the United States Navy for 20 years and retired from his Navy career to move to Georgia where he practiced both general pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology until 2003, when he started his own private full-time endocrine practice.  Dr. Van Meter is an adjunct associate professor of Pediatrics at both the Emory University School of Medicine and the Morehouse College of Medicine. He is involved in clinical research with growth hormone and GnRH agonist therapy.  He is currently President of the American College of Pediatricians, an organization that promotes healthcare for children based on sound scientific principles without yielding to pressure from any political advocacy groups. Dr. Van Meter speaks around the world on the subject of treatment of transgender children and has been an expert witness in legal battles in the US and Canada documenting the irreparable harm caused by affirmation therapies.


Scott Lively-2Dr. Scott Lively went through a tumulous upbringing. He survived his hippie years, traveling across all of the states in the USA having lived a life of drug addiction. Scott surrendered his life on February 1, 1986, in an alcohol treatment facility, where he had an amazing encounter with the Holy Spirit and was delivered instantly. Yet, Scott is very acquainted with suffering and dying-to-self, and he knows how to pastor souls. Scott was called into ministry in 1988 after having an encounter with an anti-abortion activist who showed him pictures. Outraged by what Scott saw, he has been an advocate for life ever since that day. He has helped in policy and politics with the Oregon Citizens Alliance. However, in 1991, it was clear that the ministry needed to evolve to deal with the growing LGBT+ agenda as it manifested very loudly in the state of Oregan. Scott has always communicated a Biblical path of freedom with the love of Jesus Christ in great compassion towards anyone in sexual sin and bondage, especially those in the LGBTQ+ community. Unfortunately, he has been unfairly misrepresented and persecuted by malicious attacks. He recently survived a major international lawsuit in US federal court lasting 6 1/2 years and continues to suffer persecution from LGBTQ+ political activists.

Dr. Scott Lively has been a fearless and clear-speaking Bible-based missionary of the global “culture war” for more than 30 years on five continents. He is a passionate leader in the global church as a compassionate truth-telling pastor. You can read much more about Scott's work at Scott Lively's website. As well as pastoring, Scott is an attorney, author, public speaker, and a missionary as an international human-rights consultant with service in over 30 countries. Scott was also a Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate in 2014 and 2018. He is very knowledgable on politics and public policy. He is the president of Abiding Truth Ministries. Scott has been married to his wife, Anne for over 39 years, a father of 4 adult children, and several grandchildren.  Click here for a full autobiography


MD PerkinsM.D. Perkins is Research Fellow of Church and Culture for the American Family Association. Since joining AFA in 2014, M.D.’s primary role has been with American Family Studios where he has produced a number of documentaries including The God Who Speaks (2018) and In His Image: Delighting in God’s Plan for Gender and Sexuality (2020). His research for the documentaries led him to extensively research the “gay Christian” movement and write A Little Leaven: Confronting the Ideology of the Revoice Movement (2021) and Dangerous Affirmation: The Threat of “Gay Christianity” (2022). He is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design.  M.D. is an elder at Lawndale Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Tupelo, MS. He is married and has three children.

M.D. Perkins Hyperlinks:
American Family Association: https://www.afa.net/
American Family Studios: https://americanfamilystudios.net/
The God Who Speaks: https://thegodwhospeaks.org/
In His Image: https://inhisimage.movie/
A Little Leaven: https://www.afa.net/alittleleaven


David Pickup-pDavid H. Pickup is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, currently operating a private psychotherapy practice in Dallas, Texas. He works primarily with men and boys who are dealing with unwanted same-sex attraction. He facilitates authentic Reparative Therapy, (now called Reintegrative Therapy), which was created by Dr. Joseph Nicolosi. Mr. Pickup completed extensive training in therapy for three years underneath the direction of Dr. Nicolosi at Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic. Reintegrative therapy is his primary therapeutic focus and life’s work.

Mr. Pickup is a board member of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), and he is a frequent speaker at their annual conferences. He is a co-founder of the National Task Force for Therapy Equality, which helped defeat 20 out of 34 state bans of change therapy within the last several years. Mr. Pickup also speaks to churches and various groups in the United States to help them understand the true nature and treatment of homosexuality. He has also spoken about Reparative Therapy on CNN, Dr. Drew and many radio shows around the country.

Mr. Pickup is a conservative Christian who also offers spiritual counseling. He professes that healthy psychological ideals and therapeutic interventions compliment sound biblical principles. Motivated RT clients experience at least a spontaneous lessening, or dissipation, of homoerotic feelings over time. These experiences are a direct result of active truth and compassion while “feeling and dealing” with the serious gender inferiority and unmet emotional needs that result in homoerotic feelings. All of Mr. Pickup’s clients, usually people of faith, believe they were born for heterosexuality, but instead experienced life-altering events that deeply affected the manifestations of their gender and sexuality.

Al BakerRev. Al Baker is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America and has been in the gospel ministry for over thirty-five years. A 1974 graduate of the University of Alabama, he received his Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi in 1981. He received Doctorate of Divinity in Evangelism and World Missions in August 2017 from Whitefield Theological Seminary, Lakeland, Florida. Al's ministry base of operation is Birmingham, Alabama, serving as an Evangelist with Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship. Al is the author of Pea River: Living in Light of Eternity, as well as - Evangelistic Sermons: On WDRC FM, Hartford, Connecticut; Evangelistic Preaching in the 21st Century; Seeking a Revival Culture; Revival Prayer; and Essays on Revival. Prior to his present ministry, Al was the organizing pastor of Christ Community Presbyterian Church, West Hartford, Connecticut, serving there for nine years; and before that, he was the pastor for ten years of Golden Isles Presbyterian Church, St. Simons Island, Georgia. Al has long been actively involved in foreign missions to Central and South America, Africa, India, Great Britain, Europe, Japan, and Indonesia, also traveling extensively around the United States preaching in churches and in the streets. Al and Wini have been married since 1975 and have three grown sons, three daughters-in-law, and twelve grandchildren.Al seeks to promote a revival culture in churches by leading revival prayer weekends and preaching Bible conferences on revival and evangelistic themes. He also is working to raise up the next generation of revival and evangelistic preachers like Samuel Davies, the great 18th-century Presbyterian preacher from Richmond, Virginia.



Peter LaBarbera 

Peter LaBarbera is the founder and president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH.org) and publisher of AmericansForTruth.News. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Americans For Truth exposes and counters the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+) movement with facts and opinions ignored by the liberal media. A former reporter for the Washington Times, Peter is active on Twitter (@PeterLaBarbera) and the co-author of Permanent Revolution: The Secret Life and Legacy of Barack Hussein Obama. He served as executive director of the Illinois Family Institute, and as a writer, editor, and analyst for Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America, and Accuracy in Media. LaBarbera has done thousands of radio, TV, and print media interviews, most dealing with LGBTQ and morality issues. Peter's exclusive reporting led to the passage of a federal bill, sponsored by the late Sen. Jesse Helms and signed into law by President Bill Clinton, banning American taxpayer funding of any international organization with ties to pedophilia. He has been happily married to his wife Cristina for 33 years. They are the blessed parents of five children.


Denise Shick-webDenise Shick is the Executive Director of Living Stones Ministry and the Founder/Director of Help 4 Families Ministry. Denise is an ordained minister and has a BA in Psychology and is a certified Life Coach.

She is the author of over a dozen books, including Moving Forward in Hope - A Devotional for Families of LGTQ+ Loved Ones, My Daddy's Secret, When Hope Seems Lost, Understanding Gender Confusion-A Faith Based Perspective-A Faith Based Q&A for Families, Your True Identity-How Freedom in Christ Brings Healing, Hope and Wholeness, It Is Well With My Soul-Surviving the Transgender Storm, Transgender Confusion and five additional children's books. 

Denise has been featured on In His Image, the Fearless Series for Women, Unshackled, Tranzformed, and How Do You Like Me Now?. Denise is a regular contributor for the Meek-ly blog. She is also a conference speaker and presents workshops on transgenderism and its impact on families. Denise has been interviewed on many faith-based radio and television programs. She has published articles in The Federalist, LifeSite News and American Thinker. 


Stephen Black-1Stephen Black has worked in pastoral-care ministry as an ordained minister in the local church and with International Ministerial Fellowship for over 26 years. He works full-time as Executive Director with First Stone Ministries (FSM) in Oklahoma City. Stephen is a pastor, speaker, and author. He enjoys sharing in the local Church. He serves the Body of Christ at FSM in one-on-one pastoral care discipleship, weekly support group sessions, speaking, and he helps to provide freedom conferences and seminars. He is the author of Freedom Realized – Finding Freedom from Homosexuality & Living a Life Free from Labels, Freedom Realized – The Complete First Stone Ministries Effectiveness Survey Report and has a new book coming out by the end of 2020, Freedom Realized: Lessons Learned. He is a regular guest on many national radio shows and has been interviewed on numerous other radio and television shows giving hope through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He can be heard weekly on his new webcast show, “Freedom Realized LIVE” on Friday at 10 AM CT.

Stephen has served on several Christian ministry boards. He has also worked in the local church as an associate pastor and has also worked as a volunteer prison chaplain. He is one of seven founders of the Restored Hope Network (RHN) and served on the RHN board for the first 7 years (2012-2018). He currently serves on the board for Parents and Friends of Ex-gays and Gays, and he serves on the Gone Too Far Committee, as one of nine founding pastors. Stephen has been married to his wife Robin since May of 1986. They have three adult children and four grandchildren who are all life-long residents of the Oklahoma City area.


LLS-webLaura Leigh Stanlake is Director of Women's Ministries and Group Coordinator with First Stone Ministries of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She began serving FSM as a volunteer in 1993 and joined the staff as a Certified Biblical Counselor in 1997. Laura Leigh works primary with the sexually and relationally broken, but also supports and serves women through many stages of their lives.

She has been the coordinator of First Stone Ministries support groups, and she is helping with the development of Living Free Discipleship Program material to be published soon. Laura Leigh delights in seeing men and women find deeper repentance and healing, as well as training them to become healing leaders themselves. Her testimony of leaving a lesbian identity and sexual addiction and her desire to stand against the cultural and spiritual trend toward unbelief and hopelessness is shared anywhere she is invited. She teaches seminars, trainings, and conferences nationally and internationally.

 In 2021, her testimony was broadcast by The 700 Club in the U.S. and in early 2022, The 700 Club Canada. She serves her church as Director of Soul Care. Laura Leigh is blessed to be married to Mark since 2004 and the two have served as caregivers to relatives in their home.

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