For the past 28 years, John and Debbie Lindell have served together as Lead Pastors of James River Church, a dynamic, life-filled, multi-site church located in the greater Springfield, MO areaand in Joplinthat has grown to over 16,000 people in weekly attendance. John and Debbie have 2 married sons, David and Brandon, a daughter, Savannah and 8 grandchildren.


Brock Huard is a college football analyst for FOX and radio host at 710 ESPNSeattle; host of podcasts Brock and Salk on ESPN and Above & Beyond: The Intersection of Faith & Sports; and former UW and NFL quarterback. A Puyallup High School star selected as the 1995 Gatorade Circle of Champions National Player of the Year, Brock followed his older brother Damon’s footsteps,playing quarterback for the UW Huskies.Brock was drafted in 1999 and played six years in the NFL, four of which with the Seattle Seahawks. Becoming a Christ-follower in junior high, Brock continued a lifelong journey of seeking out and developing authentic and transforming friendships with Christian brothers and mentors, both on and off the field. Brock and his wife, Molly, have two daughters, Haley and Macey, and a son, Titus.We are thrilled to have Brock back with us.


Two months after graduating from high school, Josiah was in a car accident that broke his neck and left him a quadriplegic. With his faith and family support, Josiah has been able to get through this major life change depression free. He decided life will still go on and has set out to prove it. He goes snow skiing, rides a handcycle, and plays wheelchair rugby (aka “murderball”) for the Boise Bombers. Josiah is a motivational speaker using humor and an undeniably positive perspective to share his story. He is inspiring people to overcome life’s struggles.