Rob was born to missionary parents, which is where his passion to spread the truth in God’s Word began. He has served with OneHope for more than 26 years, and has been president since 2004. He and his wife Kim, also a daughter of missionary parents, live near OneHope’s global headquarters in Pompano Beach, Florida. They have two daughters, Diandra and Natasha. Rob grew up in the Middle East and Europe before settling in South Florida. Rob is an ordained general-appointed missionary of the Assemblies of God Church and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California, a ThM from Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, Croatia, and is presently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Massachusetts. Rob has also served on numerous global missions boards and committees including the Forum of Bible Agencies, the Lausanne Movement and the Visual Story Network. He was honored to receive a John Maxwell’s Equip Leadership Award in 2005. Rob is an active blogger and has written four books on topics that are dear to his heart:
MissioLOGICAL: Thoughts on missions, leadership and reaching the next generation. (2014)
Hope Delivered: Affecting destiny through the power of God’s Word. (2012)
Affect Destiny: The Book of Hope story. (2003)
Then…Seeds of Spiritual Lineage. (2002)
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After spending years as a missionary around the world, Bob Hoskins founded the ministry of OneHope in 1987. Since that day he has worked tirelessly to tell each and every child about the love of Jesus, never losing sight of his God-given vision.
Marwan was born and raised in Lebanon, which is where he met the Hoskins family more than 45 years ago. At the time, the Hoskins were missionaries to Lebanon and Marwan, as a young boy, became involved in the Hoskins family ministry in Lebanon. He immigrated to the United States in 1975 when the civil war started. In 1978 he married his wife, Sue, and they now have three children, Christina, Danielle and Matthew.
After arriving in the United States, Marwan became a very successful business executive at a young age, and went on to become one of the presidents for EDS, then one of the world’s largest information technology companies. At the height of his career, Marwan left the corporate world in 2002 to become the executive vice-president of the OneHope ministry, where he is responsible for all organizational, financial and administrative matters.
Marwan strives daily to create and maintain an atmosphere of strong, biblical stewardship to enhance the effectiveness of and fulfill OneHope’s mission. Though difficult, he knows his challenges are possible and is grateful for the opportunity to affect destiny in so many children around the globe. “It is by far the most fulfilling and rewarding job that I have been involved with,” said Marwan, “Even when compared to the top executive corporate positions.”
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Dr. Dale Berkey has served for more than 20 years as the president of BBS & Associates, a ministry development and public relations agency serving more than 30 Christian ministries and educational institutions. He is also an ordained minister and a co-author of several ministry development books. Dale, his wife Debby, and son Blake reside in Akron, Ohio.
Joe Champion is the Senior Pastor of Celebration Church of Austin, Texas, a thriving, multi-site, 5000 member church. He is also on the lead team for the Association of Related Churches (ARC), a missions-minded, church-planting organization whose membership includes some of the fastest growing churches in America. Joe’s background as a former LSU football player and son of an NFL football coach has contributed to his gift of communication and leadership. He is frequently asked to speak at leadership and church conferences globally. He’s been married to Lori for almost 20 years, and they have three sons.
Barrie was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, immigrating to the US with his parents at ten years old. Barrie established a private practice of law in 1981 after serving as in-house counsel for the Salvation Army. Today, Barrie is President and General Counsel of RDC, Inc., a leading company in the health physics field and serves on several non-profit boards. Barrie and his wife of 29 years, Nancy, have three children, William, Dominic and Andrea.
Chuck Gomes is Vice President of Policy and Compliance for VeriSign, Inc., the global leader in providing Internet infrastructure services. Chuck represents VeriSign in policy development efforts impacting net users around the world. He and his wife Susie live in Sacramento, California and are members of the First Baptist Church of Elk Grove.
Years of experience in business, church and philanthropic communities have uniquely equipped Stephan Tchividjian for the roles he currently holds. He is a husband, father, business owner, pastor and board member. Stephan is known for his good sense of humor and hard work ethic, but more importantly, is noted for his appreciation of God and desire to further His kingdom.
Dave Byker, MBA, CPA has 15 years experience in public accounting, is a venture capitalist with many business interests and more than 20 syndications. He is the former partial owner/president of an engineering and design firm with 4,500 employees, which he sold, and with the new owners, acquired and integrated three additional companies. Dave and Kathi live in Grandville, MI, and are members of Resurrection Life Church.
Bobby Gruenewald serves as a member of the Directional Leadership Team at LifeChurch.tv, which is based in Edmond, OK and recognized as one of the largest churches in the United States. LifeChurch.tv has shaped a missional approach to technology, seen in initiatives like Church Online and the Bible App by YouVersion. Gruenewald is one of the leading voices in the Church on innovation and the use of technology to reach people for Christ, and frequently writes and speaks on these topics.
A native of Marshfield, WI, Carolyn was blessed to grow up in a loving Christian home. She and her husband Peter met in high school, married during their junior year of college, and in 2004, Peter and Carolyn moved to the Twin Cities to launch Substance Church. Carolyn speaks at women’s retreats and conferences and serves on the boards of Transform MN and ARC Women. With a strong heart for missions, she continues to fuel her passion by traveling with her husband to teach at pastors’ conferences. Her favorite role is being a wife to Peter and mom to their three adorable kids.
JoAnn Butrin, PhD, is the director of the International Ministries for the Assemblies of God World Missions. She spent fourteen years of her missionary career in the Democratic Republic of Congo, traveled to many countries of the world with medical teams as the director of HealthCare Ministries of the AG World Missions, and has special training and interest in HIV/AIDS. She has authored several publications regarding health and HIV/AIDS.
Son of preeminent India Christian educators, Dr. Augustine F. Pinto and Madam Grace Pinto, Ryan Pinto shares his parents’ mantle and serves as CEO of Ryan International Group. Ryan Schools, founded in 1976, has grown into one of India’s leading group of institutions, providing quality, cutting edge education to approximately 200,000 students – “Ryanites” – all across India. Ryan International Group’s widespread interest in quality education with a commitment to excellence has begun to lead them to expand beyond India and they are now establishing friendship institutions of higher education around the globe.