In addition to dynamic graphics, insights from our Chance to Change hosts and testimonies from people who have struggled with gambling, the videos feature interviews with top experts on gambling recovery. The experts will instruct viewers on how to put off gambling and establish a productive, rewarding life.
Keith Bjorge, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist in Lake Zurich, Illinois. He is also a visiting professor of counseling psychology in the graduate school and seminary at Trinity International University. Dr. Bjorge is a gifted speaker, speaking in several settings on topics related to addictions, marriage and the family.
Sandie Blackford, RNC, CARN is a registered nurse and shift supervisor at Ventura County Psychiatric Center in California. She is also a nationally certified mental health and addictions nurse with over 20 years experience in helping people with addictions.
Rev. David J. Blacksmith is the executive director of the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. He ministers to the poor and hurting on the streets of Las Vegas.
Astra P. Brantley, Psy.D. is cofounder of The Brantley Group. As a licensed clinical psychologist in Maryland and the District of Columbia, she specializes in Christian care for individuals and families.
Dr. Bill Bright was the founder and president of Campus Crusade for Christ. For over 50 years he dedicated his life to helping people find new life and hope through a relationship with Christ.
Rev. Ovidiu (Ti-Ti) S. Bulzan is the senior pastor at Golgotha Baptist Church in Arad, Romania.
Tom Coates is cofounder and the executive director of the Consumer Credit of Des Moines. A nationally known expert on the issues of credit and gambling, he has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week, Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, Focus on the Family and the BBC.
Dr. Barrett Duke Jr. is the vice president for research at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission in Nashville, Tennessee. He has written extensively on the effects of gambling on society.
Gary Dymek, LCSW, NCGC is a nationally certified gambling counselor and the program director at Trimeridian, Inc., an organization that offers help to problem gamblers.
Dr. John M. Eades is a certified gambling addiction specialist and 20-year veteran in the field of drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Dr. Eades has presented a series of workshops on gambling addiction. He is currently the director of human resources for the city of Winchester and a part-time pastor at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
Stephen Fairley, MA is the president of Today’s Leadership Coaching, Inc. As a leadership coach, he helps organizations create and implement strategies for developing leaders who deliver results. He has a background in addictions counseling and is an expert in small groups and team building.
Dr. Norman L. Geisler is the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a prolific author, speaker and Christian apologist. Dr. Geisler is also the author of Gambling: A Bad Bet.
Rev. Franklin Graham is the chairman and chief executive officer of Samaritan’s Purse and is the chief executive officer of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Rev. Tom Grey is the executive director of the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling. He is one of the foremost experts in the United States on the effects of gambling on society.
Dr. Paul Griffin Jones II is the director of the Center for Christ and Culture in Clinton, Mississippi. In addition to serving for many years as a pastor, he has coauthored a book on gambling, Tables of Fortune: Lost Hope . . . Lost Lives: Gambling in America, and has written several articles about the impact of gambling in the United States.
Dr. Ron Hawkins is on the executive board of the American Association of Christian Counselors and is a professor at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He offers a Bible-based approach for dealing with addictions.
Linda King, MS, MFT is the small groups minister at College Park Baptist Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Nevada.
Dr. Richard Land is the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. In addition to being an author, he also cohosts a 30-minute weekday radio call-in talk show, For Faith and Family. Dr. Land specializes in church-state issues and matters relating to traditional family values.
Linda Landrum is a chaplain to the casinos in Gulfport, Mississippi. She brings the good news of salvation and deliverance to those struggling with a gambling addiction.
Dr. Robert D. Lehman is a professor of counseling and division chair of ministries at Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Prior to teaching at the seminary level, he served as a pastor from 1980–1996.
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is the senior pastor at Moody Church in Chicago. He is the featured speaker on three radio programs. Dr. Lutzer is also the author of Seven Snares of the Enemy, a book devoted to helping people break free from addictions.
Dr. Bryan N. Maier is an assistant professor of pastoral counseling and psychology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Since 1983, he has counseled at centers dealing with substance abuse and general mental health. He is a member of the American Association for Christian Counseling, American Psychological Association, Christian Association for Psychological Studies and the International Society for the History of the Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. Wayne D. McDill is the senior professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is an expert in the area of emotions and author of the book The Message in Your Emotions.
Cyndi Moriarity, CADC, NCGC is the president of the Illinois Council on Problem Gambling and a board member for the National Council on Problem Gambling. She specializes in counseling compulsive gamblers.
Dr. Luis Palau is an internationally known author and evangelist who has spoken to people in 104 nations through radio and television broadcasts and face-to-face to 13 million people in 68 nations.
Rev. Johnny Parker is a pastor and counselor at McLean Bible Church in Virginia. He is also an author and leads a course at his church on Building Lasting Relationships.
Rev. Todd Phillips is the founding pastor of a church in Kerrville, Texas, called Soul Café. He also helped start Austin Metro and San Antonio Metro, citywide singles ministries that reach out to those who do not have a relationship with Jesus.
Dr. Ray Pritchard is the senior pastor at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Illinois. He is also an author and conference speaker.
Professor Eric C. Redmond teaches Bible and theology at Washington Bible College in Lanham, Maryland.
Dr. M. Dean Register is the senior pastor at Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He is also the past president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention. Dr. Register has spoken on the dangers of gambling and has counseled many who have struggled with gambling.
Dr. Rex M. Rogers is the president of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is also author of the book Seducing America: Is Gambling a Good Bet?
Stanley G. Smith, Ph.D. is a licensed professional counselor for the Centurion Counseling Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Dr. Tommy Starkes is a chaplain for the Southern Nevada Casino Chaplaincy. In addition to serving as a pastor at Tropicana Christian Fellowship in Las Vegas, he has been involved with casino ministry for 17 years. Dr. Starkes has also been chaplain to the UNLV Athletic Department for the past 15 years.
Dr. Edward T. Welch is a counselor at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, Pennsylvania, and a professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is the author of Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel.
Rev. James A. White is the chairman of the board for the National Jobs Partnership and is the founder and director of the Partnership Institute.
Sam R. Williams, Ph.D. is a professor of pastoral care and counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Dr. Kiely D. Young serves as pastor at Michael Memorial Baptist Church in Gulfport, Mississippi. He has been actively involved in helping people who are struggling with a gambling addiction.
Dr. Ravi Zacharias is the president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, based in Atlanta. He has written several books and has lectured in more than fifty countries. His weekly radio program is called Let My People Think.