“Live significantly!” That’s the inspiring message of Dr. Sharon Norris Elliott, award-winning author, popular international conference speaker, licensed minister, and astute Bible teacher. Author of 11 books (so far) and member of ACE (Academy of Christian Editors), Sharon is also a literary agent, professional editor, and writing coach with her own service, AuthorizeMe®. Sharon is honored to teach the Word on her Life That Matters TV show broadcasting on HSBN.tv, KiTV, CWWN.tv (the new Christian Women’s Word Network); on Spotify; and from platforms and pulpits nationwide. She also masterfully assists others in furthering their ministry goals by directing discovery and articulation of her clients’ brands, finalizing ideas for books, and polishing talks, presentations, and sermons.
Dr. Elliott is straight outta Compton and Los Angeles, California, the youngest daughter of Rev. Vincent and Nancy Norris. As a PK (pastor’s kid), she has served in church since she was a toddler; however, she fully committed her life and will to Christ at age 18. She graduated from Los Angeles High, then received her bachelor of arts degree in Liberal Studies upon her graduation from Biola University. In 2013, she was licensed into the ministry by her pastor, Rev. Welton Pleasant II. Then in 2018, her doctor of divinity degree and ordination were conferred upon her from HSBN School of Ministry and the International Fellowship of Ministries Apostolic Center. She has enjoyed a distinguished 35-year career as an educator, currently teaching English and writing at Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, CA. Dr. Elliott and her husband are active members of Christ Second Baptist Church in Long Beach, CA, have been blessed with 5 children and 6 grand-children, and are currently enjoying them from their empty nest in South Gate, CA.
Website: Sharon Norris Elliott
Bob is a thirty-year veteran of Christian publishing and a literary agent with The Steve Laube Agency. He has been a writer, magazine editor, freelance book editor, and author of fifty books, both fiction and non-fiction (click here for a list of his books on his web site). A frequent speaker at writers conferences and retreats around the world, he has encouraged and coached numerous writers to publishing success. In 2017 his book The Bard and the Bible was named the Selah Awards Book of the Year.
Bob is an Ohio native with earned degrees in English Bible from Cincinnati Christian University and English Communications from Bloomfield College. He was ordained to the ministry by The Salvation Army.
He has been married for forty-plus years to the lovely Robin, his teenage sweetheart and ministry partner; together they have pastored four churches (though not all at once) and were foster parents to ten teen boys (though not all at once). And they NOW make their home in Las Vegas, Nevada, believe it or not.
Bob claims to have two perfect children, Aubrey and Aaron, who have given he and Robin five perfect grandchildren.
Website: Bob Hostetler
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