Join Dr. Jeff Myers, President of Summit Ministries, for an inspiring and thought-provoking weekly podcast. The Dr. Jeff Show features in-depth stories from celebrities, scientists, educators, and other cultural leaders about pursuing God’s truth in our everyday lives, all while living in a world filled with lies and confusion.


Our Speakers

Dr. 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.

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Summit Faculty Speaker – Dr. Kathy Koch

Dr. Kathy Koch (pronounced “cook”) is leading a charge to celebrate kids the way Jesus did and still does. Her ministry, Celebrate Kids, Inc., based in Fort Worth, TX, is dedicated to inspiring parents, grandparents, and those who work with children, teens, and young adults to nurture them to develop a convinced identity in Jesus Christ.  
Dr. Kathy’s influence is renowned, impacting parents, educators, and children of all ages through her compelling keynote addresses, workshops, and spiritual engagements. Well respected in Christian education and advocacy circles, Dr. Kathy actively contributes her expertise to schools, churches, and community initiatives, aligning with organizations like Care Net, Summit Ministries, the Colson Center, and Teach Them Diligently to amplify her message of faith and empowerment. Her insights have garnered recognition in documentary films, notably by Kirk Cameron, and her articulate discussions are frequently featured on platforms like Focus on the Family, Moody Radio, and the American Association of Christian Counselors, further solidifying recognition as a thought leader in child development and faith formation for kids. 

Dr. Kathy’s literary contributions, including seven books published by Moody Publishers, delve into critical themes of cognitive development, digital engagement, and intentional parenting, showcasing her scholarly depth and practical approach to child rearing. Her academic credentials are equally impressive, with an earned PhD in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University, and a rich background in academia and educational practice, including her tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Since founding Celebrate Kids in 1991, Dr. Kathy has woven her deep love for Jesus and her commitment to glorifying God into the fabric of her mission, demonstrating her lifelong devotion to transforming lives through enlightenment and faith founded on the always relevant transformative Word of God. 

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, 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.

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Summit Faculty Speaker – J. Warner Wallace

J. Warner Wallace is a faculty member and featured speaker for Summit Ministries, a Dateline featured cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and best-selling author. He also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and adjunct professor of apologetics at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University) and Southern Evangelical Seminary.
He has appeared on television and radio, explaining the role that evidence plays in the Christian definition of “faith” and defending the historicity of Jesus, the reliability of the Bible and the truth of the Christian worldview.

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.

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Summit Faculty Speaker – Dr. Christopher Yuan

Dr. Christopher Yuan is on the faculty at Summit Ministries, has taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for over ten years, and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks at conferences, on college campuses, and in churches. 

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.
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Summit Faculty Speaker – Lucas Miles

Lucas Miles is a trusted voice in the American church who has consistently addressed some of the most challenging topics in theology, politics, and culture. He is the host of Faithwire’s The Lucas Miles Show and a cohost of The Church Boys podcast, where he has interviewed some of the biggest names in media such as Mario Lopez, Jim Cavaziel, Kathie Lee Gifford, Candace Bure, and Sean Hannity. Lucas and his work have been featured in books and on TV and radio programs, as well as syndicated in articles across both political and religious news outlets, such as The Blaze, Faithwire, Fox News, CBN, Bible Gateway, and The Christian Post. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book Good God: The One We Want to Believe In but Are Afraid to Embrace.
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Summit Faculty Speaker – John Amanchukwu

John Amanchukwu is a graduate of North Carolina State University, where he played football under Coach Chuck Amato. John received a master’s degree from Liberty University in Christian Ministry. Among other accomplishments, on the local and national level, he has served as the leader of Youth and Young Adult Ministries and has been a youth pastor for fifteen years. Over the past four years, John has led a 40-week prayer walk for Love Life at one of the busiest abortion clinics in the Southeast.

John is a true Southern Preacher calling the next generation to repentance and action. He has been married to his wife Crystal for 14 years, and they have three children. Together as a family, they pray, worship, and serve in their church and wherever there is a need.

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.

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