Living The Kingdom 2017
Keynote Speaker on Tuesday Evening (March 28)
Abdu Murray is North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and is the author of two books, including his latest, Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews. For most of his life, Abdu was a proud Muslim who studied the Qur’an and Islam. After a nine year investigation into the historical, philosophical, and scientific underpinnings of the major world religions and views, Abdu discovered that the historic Christian faith alone can answer the questions of the mind and the longings of the heart.
Abdu has spoken to diverse international audiences and has participated in debates and dialogues across the globe. He has appeared as a guest on numerous radio and televisions programs all over the world and hosts Embrace the Truth with Abdu Murray, a radio show heard on WLQV AM 1500 in Detroit and worldwide on the internet and podcast.
Abdu holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. As an attorney, Abdu was named several times in Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyer. Abdu is the Scholar in Residence of Christian Thought and Apologetics at the Josh McDowell Institute of Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
Abdu lives in the Detroit area with his wife and their three children.
**Bio from www.rzim.org.
Keynote Speaker on Wednesday Evening (March 29)
Evangelist, Author and co-host of Jesus Image's TV program "Living for Jesus", was born in Tarpon Springs, Florida. He gave his heart to Jesus Christ at the age of 12. That same year he preached his first message.
At the age of 16, in a school founded by his parents, Theo and Evelyn Koulianos, Michael started a meeting with 6 students. Within a few weeks, these services grew to capacity crowds as the Holy Spirit began to draw young people from all denominations and backgrounds to Jesus Christ. Hundreds of lives were changed during these amazing gatherings.
Michael married his wife Jessica in 2004. Shortly thereafter, he was ordained into the ministry. He has assisted in some of the largest evangelistic meetings in history, with millions in attendance. In 2005, he was given the privilege of being the lead Pastor of World Healing Center Church in Orange County, California.
After a series of supernatural events, in October of 2007, Michael’s life was forever changed in a church in Westport, CT. It was here that the power of God overwhelmed him like it did when he was a twelve year old. Now- Michael has one desire to love Jesus and introduce Him to as many people as possible. He believes that Jesus is the only answer to all of our needs. His life’s call is to be used of God to reveal His Son to the world by the Power of the Holy Spirit.
This would eventually lead to the founding of Jesus Image, the evangelistic ministry of the Koulianos family. Jesus Image is focused on winning cities, nations and the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Michael now travels the world ministering the Good News of Jesus Christ to the lost, praying for the sick and teaching the Word of God. The Lord is confirming His word with notable signs following. Thousands have come to Jesus and multitudes have been healed by the Power of God. Both Michael and Jessica frequently appear on worldwide television. He is also the author of the life-changing book – The Jesus Book
Bio from www.jesusimage.tv.