David Barton’s Bio
David Barton is the Founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage.
WallBuilders is a name taken from the Old Testament writings of
Nehemiah, who led a grassroots movement to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and restore its strength and honor. In the same way, WallBuilders seeks to energize the grassroots today to become involved in strengthening their communities, states, and nation.
David is the author of numerous best-selling books, with the subjects being drawn largely from his massive library of tens of thousands of original writings from the Founding Era. He also addresses well over 400 groups each year.
His exhaustive research has rendered him an expert in historical and constitutional issues and he serves as a consultant to state and federal legislators, has participated in several cases at the Supreme Court, was involved in the development of the History/Social Studies standards for states such as Texas and California, and has helped produce history textbooks now used in schools across the nation.
A national news organization has described him as “America’s historian,” and Time Magazine called him “a hero to millions – including some powerful politicians. In fact, Time Magazine named him as one of America’s 25 most influential evangelicals.
David has received numerous national and international awards, including Who’s Who in Education, DAR’s Medal of Honor, and the George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. His work in media has merited several Angel Awards, Telly Awards, and the Dove Foundation Seal of Approval.
David and his wife Cheryl reside in Aledo, Texas, they have three grown, married children (Damaris, Timothy, and Stephen), and three grandchildren.
Tim Barton’s Bio
Timothy is a speaker for WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our religious, moral, and constitutional heritage. WallBuilders has been recognized from coast-to-coast for its work in education, history, law, and public policy, integrating the elements of Biblical faith and morality throughout all aspects of American life and culture.
Tim excels in his various presentations on worldview, education, the truth of America’s Godly heritage, and a variety of other topics. Pastors, seminars, churches, schools (both public and private), and youth conferences have been challenged and inspired by the information he presents. From elementary students to senior adults, Timothy gains the rapt attention of all with his unique presentation style and powerful content. While he engages and challenges the mind, his dynamic messages speak straight to the heart.
Tim is an ordained minister and has worked in a variety of church staff positions, including as youth minister, worship leader, and assistant pastor. He served as an athletic director, teacher, and coach at a Christian School in Texas, also serving as a basketball camp coach at Duke University.
Tim graduated from college with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Biblical Studies. During college, he mentored youth, working with local youth groups and serving at an orphanage. He also worked for several years as a senior counselor at a large youth camp in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Regardless of where he is, Tim speaks into the lives of those around him, encouraging them to live passionately and to follow Christ whole-heartedly.
Tim, and his wife Gabi, currently reside in Weatherford, Texas.
Former Judge René Diaz
Former District Judge Rene Diaz is a national speaker for WallBuilders, a pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our religious, moral, and constitutional heritage. WallBuilders has been nationally recognized for its work in education, history, law, and public policy, integrating the elements of Biblical faith and morality throughout all aspects of American life and culture
Rene is President and Founder of The Diaz Law Firm, PLLC, where he focuses on bilingual mediation and arbitration of civil litigation cases. With over eighteen years of civil litigation experience in state and federal courts, he handled a wide variety of cases all over the State of Texas before his appointment as Presiding Judge of the 224th District Court of Bexar County by Governor Rick Perry in 2004. Judge Diaz has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest Peer Review Rating (AV) for his ethical standards and legal ability and was listed in “The Scene in SA Magazine” Best Lawyers in San Antonio for 2007 and 2008.
Before becoming a judge, he served as a Texas Commissioner of the OneStar National Service Commission, the state agency that oversees AmeriCorp Volunteers as well as the Texas Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives. He also served as General Counsel for the Republican Party of Texas and currently serves on the boards of Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio and on the Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center. A frequent lecturer for the State Bar of Texas and San Antonio Bar Association, he has also volunteered with the Community Justice Program and the San Antonio Young Lawyers, who awarded him the “Honorary Young Lawyer of the Year Award” as the jurist who contributed most to the professional development of the young attorneys.
Born in Virginia, Judge Diaz attended the University of Virginia for his Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Latin American Studies and received both his MasterÕs Degree in Public Policy and his Law Degree from Regent University. During law school he met and married Cynthia Smith Diaz, who serves as Vice-President and Deputy General Counsel at Mission City Management, Inc. They have lived in San Antonio for the last nineteen years.
Rick Green Bio
Rick Green is a former Texas State Representative, national speaker, author, and radio host.
Rick travels the nation speaking for David Barton’s WallBuilders organization and Rick and David co-host the national daily radio program, WallBuilders Live!
Rick is the author and executive producer of Constitution Alive!, America’s most engaging and entertaining study of the U.S. Constitution.
Rick is the founder and president of Patriot Academy, which trains young leaders in founding principles as they participate in mock legislative sessions held in state capitols across the nation.
He and his wife, Kara, have 4 kids. Chasing American Legends, is a new TV show that follows their family as they investigate America’s heroes, legends, & legacies.
Visit RickGreen.com for more information on Rick and his family.
“It is a rare privilege these days to listen to someone who combines a profound knowledge of our nation’s history with a burning passion to promote God’s Kingdom. With warmth and wit, this is exactly what Rick Green does as he sets the record straight on the role that Christianity had in the shaping of our country’s foundation and on how far we have drifted from this foundation. It’s my firm conviction that every Christian needs to be equipped with an understanding of where this nation is headed… I can think of no better person to provide this understanding than Rick Green.”
“Rick is a down-to-earth, passionate speaker, with a heart that truly seeks to honor and glorify God. His presentation is inspiring, and his character is even more so. We were blessed to have him come.”
“Rick Green has the God-given gift of making the early days of our nation’s history come alive. He reminds us excitingly of our Godly heritage and challenges us with the true intent of the founding Fathers.”
“Your Passing the Torch of Freedom speech was so very well received that it was the talk of the county all weekend. I expect you will receive many requests to deliver similar speeches to others in this area, especially schools. Patriotism is a subject that has too long been missing from the forefront of the education of our youth – and many adults. You are providing a valuable service to this state and nation, and we applaud you.”
“I was very pleased with Rick Green’s presentation. I thought he was an exemplary speaker, in fact I recommend that any students of communication would benefit from patterning themselves after his format and style, it was that good.”
“Everyone I have talked to said it was the best speech and that he was the best speaker they had ever heard. Even the first comment of my 16 year old son(who is a very active boy and not given to sitting through speeches) was, ‘I liked that speaker.’ Of course, I’m not referring to only my children. The grandparents and everyone in between raved about Rick. . . I could hardly wait to get home to say how much we enjoyed Rick, his speech, his presence, his personality, his motivation, his enthusiasm, him. . . I could go on and on about comments, but one thing is sure, everyone agrees he was perfect, his message was perfect and spoke to probably everyone there – regardless of ages, and that it was the best speech they had ever heard.”
“The material in this presentation isn’t being taught in schools these days…and if it was, it isn’t this entertaining. We got rave reviews from our clients.”
“Rick Green relates well to an audience from any age group. He brought relevancy to students for being involved in the political in light of our Christian heritage as a nation and moreover our responsibility as Christians to make a difference for the cause of Christ.”
“Rick’s presentation changed the way every member of my church approaches the world around them. People are actually engaging society with the conviction we are a Christian nation. Thanks!”
“People are still talking about the presentation that Rick Green did for us!. . .the presentation itself was excellent. Rick was totally prepared. We could have listened to him all night. Thank you for the opportunity to have Rick be here. We WILL be inviting him back!”
Matt Krause’s Bio
Matt Krause, a Texas State Representative, was born in Tyler, TX, where his father was a youth pastor at Green Acres Baptist Church. He is a constitutional attorney, college professor of American history and government, and public speaker on America’s Founding Fathers with WallBuilders.
Rep. Krause is also the executive director of the Torch of Freedom Foundation, where the next generation of leaders is trained through Patriot Academy. Patriot Academy is held at the Texas Capitol and other states every summer where students learn the political process and how to make a difference in the culture whether through politics, the law, the media, or whatever area into which they have been called.
He has received an A+ rating from Empower Texans, 100% from Texas Eagle Forum, and a “Top 5” Courageous Conservative Award from Texas Conservative Coalition during his Freshman Session as a Texas State Legislature.
Matt and his wife, Jennie, reside in Fort Worth with their five children: Jeremiah, Hannah Sue, James, Gracie and Ruthie.
David Pate’s Bio
David is the Principal at Christian Ministries Academy in Hot Springs, AR, where he coaches high school basketball and volleyball. He is an ordained minister and an Associate Pastor at Christian Ministries Church. David is also a teacher at Applied Life Leaders Academy.
During the summer, David is a camp director at Brookhill Ranch Summer Camp and is a speaker for High Point Summer Camp, a leadership camp that equips young leaders with a Biblical worldview, with an emphasis on truth, morality, and a lasting foundation. Students also learn to develop a love for country, stand firm in a secular culture, and integrate Godly principles in every aspect of life. David helps build tomorrow’s leaders by challenging this generation to get grounded in God’s Word and become “doers of the Word, not hearers only”.
David excels in his various presentations on worldview, education, politics, and a variety of other topics. He is a frequent speaker at men’s seminars and marriage retreats. Pastors, seminars, churches, schools, and youth conferences have been challenged and inspired by the information he presents. From elementary students to senior adults, David gains the attention of all with his unique presentation style and powerful content. While he engages and challenges the mind, his dynamic messages speak straight to the heart. Regardless of where he is, David speaks into the lives of those around him, encouraging them to live passionately and to follow Christ whole-heartedly.
David graduated from college with a degree in Biblical Studies. He and his wife MeLisa, along with their two children, Olivia and Eli, currently reside in Hot Springs, AR.