In the Media
By Jeff Myers – The Daily Wire, Monday, Nov 30, 2020
Due to COVID, 2020 has become the year of the cancel. Weddings, business events, professional sports (so boring without real fans), churches, schools, even family reunions, and beach holidays. Canceled. Now officials are telling us to cancel holiday traditions with…Keep Reading
By Jeff Myers – The Stream, Saturday, November 7, 2020
As the election crisis drags on and the news is filled with widespread reports of voting irregularities and fraud, confusion, and chaos reign. America needs help, and yet people of faith are almost entirely asleep at the wheel. Many feel they did enough by…Keep Reading
By Jeff Myers – The Washington Times, Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Millions in America and around the world are fixated on the 2020 presidential election. The stakes are high and every news cycle feels like a fresh gut punch. “What kind of America do we want?” In just a few weeks, we’ll know voters’ answer to that question. But one thing is certain…Keep Reading
About our President
President Jeff Myers
Dr. Jeff Myers is president of Summit Ministries. As an educator and entrepreneur, Dr. Myers has become one of America’s most respected authorities on youth leadership development. Focus on the Family founder James Dobson referred to him as “a very gifted and inspirational leader.” Evangelist Josh McDowell called him “a man who is 100% sold out to preparing the next generation to reflect the character of Christ in the culture.”
Through his speaking engagements and media appearances, Dr. Myers has become a fresh voice offering humor and insight from a Christian worldview. He is the author of 14 books, including Understanding the Faith, Understanding the Times, and Understanding the Culture textbooks which are studied by tens of thousands of students. Dr. Myers holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Denver. He continues to engage college students and adult learners by serving as a trustee of Colorado Christian University and through a Signature Leadership Course offered by the Lumerit Corporation, which serves the training needs of many Fortune 100 companies. Jeff and his wife Stephanie and their family live in Colorado.
Summit Faculty Speaker – Dr. Kathy Koch
Dr. Kathy Koch (pronounced “cook”) is on the faculty of Summit Ministries and the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, based in Fort Worth, TX. She has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 29 countries through keynote messages, seminars, fundraising banquets, and other events. She is a frequent presenter for the Colson Center, Axis, Care Net, homeschool conventions, and speaks regularly at schools, churches, and pregnancy resource centers.
She has authored six books, 5 of them with Moody Publishers, including Screens and Teens, 8 Great Smarts, Start with the Heart, Five to Thrive, and No More Perfect Kids (with Jill Savage).
Kirk Cameron chose her as the technology expert to interview in his 2018 movie, Connect: Real Help for Parenting Kids in a Social Media World.
Dr. Kathy earned a Ph.D. in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University. She was a tenured associate professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a teacher of second graders, a middle school coach, and a school board member before becoming a full-time conference and keynote speaker in 1991. She has loved Jesus for years and her faith and desire to serve and glorify God is the foundation of her ministry.
Summit Faculty Speaker – Frank Turek
Dr. Frank Turek of Summit Ministries is a dynamic speaker and award-winning author or coauthor of four books: Stealing From God: Why Atheists Need God to make their Case, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, Correct, Not Politically Correct and Legislating Morality. He also serves as President of CrossExamined.org, Frank presents powerful and entertaining evidence for Christianity at churches, high schools, and at secular college campuses that often begin hostile to his message. He has debated several prominent atheists including Christopher Hitchens and David Silverman, president of American Atheists.
Frank hosts an hour-long TV program each week called I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist that is broadcast Wednesday nights on DirecTV Channel 378 (NRBTV). His radio program called CrossExamined with Frank Turek airs on 186 stations every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. eastern and is available continuously on the free CrossExamined App. A former aviator in the US Navy, Frank has a master’s degree from George Washington University and a doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary.
Summit Faculty Speaker – J. Warner Wallace
J. Warner’s professional investigative work has received national recognition; his cases have been featured more than any other detective on NBC’s Dateline, and his work has also appeared on CourtTV and Fox News. He also appears on television as an investigative consultant (most recently on truTV) and had a role in God’s Not Dead 2, making the case for the historicity of Jesus. J. Warner is also the author of Cold-Case Christianity, God’s Crime Scene and Forensic Faith.
Summit Faculty Speaker – Christopher Yuan
He has co-authored with his mother their memoir, Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope (100,000 copies sold and now in seven languages). He is also the author of Giving a Voice to the Voiceless.
Christopher graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2005, Wheaton College Graduate School in 2007 with a Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis, and received his doctorate of ministry in 2014 from Bethel Seminary. Dr. Yuan’s newest book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story, was named 2019 Book of the Year for Social Issues by Outreach Magazine.
About Summit Ministries
Summit Ministries’ mission is to equip and support rising generations to embrace God’s truth and champion a biblical worldview.
Our programming consists of two-week conferences for 16-25-year-olds in multiple locations across the U.S. We also offer semester-long programs for collegiate-level students. Our publishing division offers resources for Christian schools, homeschool, and churches. Alumni of our programs are networked around the world with the aim of driving impact in their communities.
We bring the best leaders in America to speak, teach, and write at Summit. It’s more than just a classroom experience. It’s a network, a life-long experience, a trajectory-changing event. To say that Summit changes lives can sound cliché but it’s true. Summit’s fingerprints are found on the lives of politicians, business innovators, nonprofit executives, church leaders, and nearly every area of culture.
Culture draws a line in the sand. It says, “Stay on that side where it’s safe and boring and predictable.” On the other side is a life of purpose, meaning, and impact. Summit invites Christians to boldly step across the line.
We teach students to stand for truth and justice in the most unexpected way.