October 2008 / Bott Radio Network & Nebraska Family Council Co-Sponsor "America, Shaping the Destiny of a Nation" Leadership Conference, October 24th & 25th
Bott Radio Network co-sponsors Nebraska Family Council's "Shaping the Destiny of a Nation" Conference October 24th and 25th, 2008 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Conference featured Star Parker - President of the Coalition on Urban Renewal & Education, William Federer - best selling author and host of the American Minute heard on Bott Radio Network, with author and speaker Janet Porter (formerly Janet Folger), President of Faith 2 Action heard on radio stations across the nation. Bott Radio Network partnered with Nebraska Family Council to get the word out.
Nebraska Family Council is a "salt and light" advocate in Nebraska schools, families and government. Their outreach includes a pro-family prayer network across Nebraska . . . keeping families informed and connected. The conference marked the twentieth anniversary of Nebraska Family Council’s efforts to keep families strong.
Star Parker speaking to the “Shaping the Destiny of a Nation” Conference about the state of the culture and the call for every Christian to make an impact.
Bott Radio Network President and Founder Dick Bott introduces Janet Porter to the Saturday evening banquet audience.
Janet Porter - host of the BCY American Radio Program Faith to Action faith2action.org/ speaking to the "Shaping the Destiny of a Nation” Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Janet Porter addressing participants at the "Shaping the Destiny of a Nation” Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. Janet served as the National Director for the Center for Reclaiming America, founded by Dr. D. James Kennedy [from 1997-2002] where she launched an online effort that resulted in one of the largest pro-family grassroots armies in the nation-more than 500,000 strong. Janet also served as Legislative Director of Ohio Right to Life where she successfully lobbied for passage of the nation's first partial-birth abortion ban, which sparked the national debate in Congress and throughout the country. She also secured passage of the Woman's Right to Know Law, Parental Consent, Fetal Homicide and other pro-family reforms. Janet has appeared on hundreds of radio programs. Her latest book is The Criminalization of Christianity (2005).
Tom Teckmeyer of Teckmeyer Financial Services (Omaha, Nebraska) served as Master of Ceremony at an evening banquet, a part of the weekend "Shaping the Destiny of a Nation” Conference. Tom Teckmeyer provides a daily Stock Market Report on Bott Radio Network in Nebraska each weekday.
Rich Bott is introduced by Tom Teckmeyer - President of Teckmeyer Financial Services in Omaha, Nebraska. Rich in turn welcomed Bill Federer as the “official historian of Bott Radio Network” (tongue in cheek) to the podium. Bill Federer & Tom Teckmeyer are both valued partners in ministry on Bott Radio Network in Nebraska.
Janet Porter speaking on how to be “True to Life” at the Nebraska Family Council "Shaping the Destiny of a Nation" Conference, Saturday, October 25th. Janet L. Porter (formerly Janet Folger) is a strong voice for faith and family values. She is President and Founder of Faith 2 Action and hosts a radio program heard on twenty-seven radio markets around the nation. She also has a sixty-second daily commentary heard on seventy radio stations. (Both commentaries can also be heard on the Faith 2 Action website at www.F2A.org. Previously Janet hosted "Reclaiming America with Janet Folger," a daily radio commentary on issues affecting Christians which aired on more than five-hundred radio and television stations.
A view of grandparents and students at Lincoln Christian School October 24, 2008 as Bill Federer gives an historical view of Islam.
Star Parker speaking at the “Shaping the Destiny of a Nation” Conference on Friday, October 24th in Lincoln, Nebraska. Star Parker is a strong voice for Christian values. She is familiar to listeners of Focus on the Family by her many appearances. Star’s weekly column appears in more than four-hundred newspapers around the nation.
Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy congratulating recipients of the “Salt and Light” Awards, which included Senators of the Year, Family of the Year and Centurion Volunteers.
Bill Federer interacts with Al Riskowski about our nation’s Christian heritage at Lincoln Christian School (Lincoln, Nebraska). Radio interviews were broadcast exclusively on Bott Radio Network throughout Nebraska on October 24, 2008 before the “Shaping the Destiny of a Nation” Conference. Bill Federer addressed grandparents and students that morning for “Grandparents Day” at Lincoln Christian School, Lincoln, Nebraska. Throughout the weekend, Bill Federer, presented the historical truth that is being silenced in a post-modern culture. His comments over the weekend focused on “The Influence of the Ten Commandments on American Law”, “The Role of Faith in Government”, and “A Historical View of Islam”. Bill Federer is a nationally known speaker, best-selling author, and President of Amerisearch, Inc., a publishing company dedicated to researching America's noble heritage. He has been heard by thousands across the country including congressmen, senators and military leaders. His book America's God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations has sold over a half-million copies, and his American Minute radio feature recalling events of American significance on the date they occurred is broadcast daily across the nation, including on Bott Radio Network www.bottradionetwork.com/national-issues/american-minute/
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning helps present "Salt & Light” Awards for Citizen of the Year, National Day of Prayer Recognition, Prevailing Prayer Honoree, Pastors of the Year, and Ministry of the Year.
Pro-family Nebraska State Senator Tony Fulton addressing the afternoon lunch session at the Lincoln, Nebraska Conference October 25, 2008. Senator Fulton remarked about the Power of Praying for Government Leaders and how Nebraskan’s prayers have impacted his efforts. Senator Tony Fulton was appointed to the Nebraska Legislature in January, 2007 by Governor Heineman and recently won his seat in the 2008 general election. His legislative district (#29) includes a large portion of the city of Lincoln.
Bill Federer is interviewed by Al Riskowski (RIGHT). Numerous interviews were heard on Bott Radio Network across Nebraska in October 2008. Al Riskowski has served as Executive Director of Nebraska Family Council since 2001. He was in pastoral ministry for twenty-five years before coming to Nebraska Family Council, a pro-family organization working to impact the culture with the message of Jesus Christ. NFC’s commitment is to mobilize Christians to be a force for truth in government, schools and the public arena.
Rich Bott, BRN Executive Vice President at lunch break Saturday during the Lincoln, Nebraska Conference. PICTURED LEFT: Dwight Sandoz, Assemblies of God District Superintendent, Nebraska District and his son, Joshua.
Thomas Millett has served as Lincoln Station Manager and Nebraska Area Manager at Bott Radio Network since 1997. (RIGHT) Star Parker pictured with Tom at the Lincoln, Nebraska Conference, October 24, 2008.
Star Parker signs a book for Jo-Ann Russell of Lincoln, Nebraska. Jo-Ann sang stirring gospel songs at several points during the conference.
Rich Bott - Executive Vice President, Bott Radio Network, Chip Maxwell - former Nebraska State Senator & Director of the Coalition for Ethical Research, (right) Dick Bott, President and Founder, Bott Radio Network, October 25, 2008.
(1st Left) Al Riskowski, Executive Director - Nebraska Family Council, (2ND Left) Linda Riskowski & Pastor Al both serve on the Nebraska Family Council team. They have been married for thirty-five years & have four grown children. (3rd Right) Star Parker & Bill Federer. Nebraska Family Council was instrumental in protecting the Biblical definition of marriage in Nebraska law. In 2000, Nebraska was one of the first states to place a definition of marriage into the state constitution. Prior to passage of the constitutional amendment protecting marriage, a petition was circulated by a Nebraska Family Council coalition that gave Nebraska voters an opportunity to vote on the marriage amendment. It was passed by over seventy-percent of voters. In 2006, a lawsuit brought by the ACLU challenged the Nebraska constitutional amendment. The Nebraska Attorney General and Nebraska Family Council successfully defended the lawsuit in federal court. It was a primary attempt to nationally redefine the institution of marriage.
LEFT-RIGHT: (1) Chip Maxwell - former Nebraska State Senator & Director of the Coalition for Ethical Research, (2) Mrs. Pam Maxwell (3) Mrs. Sherley Bott (4) Dick Bott – President, Bott Radio Network, (5) * Patrick McCarthy, Executive Director – Lincoln Crisis Pregnancy Center (Lincoln, Nebraska) (6) Richard Bott – Executive Vice President - Bott Radio Network. * Lincoln Crisis Pregnancy Center is a strategic ministry in Nebraska's second largest city, helping meet the needs of women with an unplanned pregnancy. Every year they provide help and hope to more than 2,500 women at the center. Lincoln Crisis Pregnancy Center is also a partner in ministry with Bott Radio Network in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Bill Federer speaking at the Saturday morning conference at the University of Nebraska. Federer's American Minute is heard on Bott Radio Network and nation-wide recounting events in America's Christian heritage on their dates in history.
Bill Federer talking with attendees at a break at the Lincoln, Nebraska conference, October 2008. Bill Federer's American Minute is heard on Bott Radio Network stations and nation-wide. The American Minute recounts events about America's Christian heritage.
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