Christian Speakers - Compassion International

Christian Speakers
Request a Compassion partner speaker below.

For more than 20 years we’ve been partnering with speakers from a variety of ministry backgrounds who are able to address a number of current Christian topics.

If you'd like to book one of our partner speakers for your event, each of whom share our passion and vision for poor children around the word, and you're willing to allow the speaker to share about our ministry and the opportunity to sponsor children, we may be able to cover some of the costs of having the speaker appear at your event.

Enhance your event — and help children around the world at the same time.

Amor Chung

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Education, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Philippines

Amor speaks passionately about child advocacy, the challenges of poverty, and the transformational power of education and hope.

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Angie Smith

Topics: Author, Marriage & Family, Spiritual Growth, Women's Ministry

Angie Smith is the author of I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy as well as the popular blog entitled Bring the Rain.

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Ann Voskamp

Topics: Author, Marriage & Family, Spiritual Growth, Women's Ministry

Wife, full-time farmer, mother of 6, New York Times best-selling author of One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are (Zondervan).

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Annie F. Downs

Topics: Author, Spiritual Growth, Women's Ministry

Annie F. Downs is an author, blogger, and speaker based in Nashville, Tennessee. Flawed but funny, she uses her writing to highlight the everyday goodness of a real and present God.

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Benjamin Nuñez

Topics: Child Labor, Children's Ministry, Compassion Alumni, Cross-Cultural Ministry, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Dominican Republic

Benjamin is passionate about community development and advocacy for at-risk populations and loves to speak to and inspire church congregations and college students.

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Bob Stromberg

Topics: Author, Comedy & Entertainment, Evangelism and Discipleship, Youth and Young Adults

Gifted comedian, delightful storyteller, superb communicator — bridges the generational gap.

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Candace Cameron Bure

Topics: Author, Marriage & Family, Personal Growth, Women's Ministry

Candace serves as the National Ambassador for National House Of Hope and travels the country to speak about her faith at churches and women’s conferences nationwide.

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Cecilia Anyango Nyamwandha

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Kenya

Cecilia declares that her story is one of “hope, courage, and the knowledge that it’s not over until God says it’s over.”

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Charles Robinson

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Personal Growth, Spiritual Growth

Charles is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and has a passion to teach others about Native American culture. He is the Founder and CEO of The Red Road, a non-profit organization which ministers in tribal communities in a culturally relevant, yet Biblically sound way.

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Chris Seay

Topics: Author, Campus Ministry, Church and Society, Culture and the Church, Global Poverty

Pastor Chris Seay — storyteller, writer, musician — compellingly conveys the story of the absolute love of Jesus, the Liberating King to the church and culture through narrative communication that touches the whole person.

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Danielle Strickland

Topics: Author, Global Poverty, Human Trafficking

Danielle Strickland is an internationally recognized leader, speaker, writer, justice advocate, mission developer, and church planter

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David Wangaka

Topics: Compassion Alumni, Highly Vulnerable Children, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Kenya

David is passionate about understanding and alleviating social injustices, advocating for the vulnerable, and eradicating extreme poverty

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Duffy Robbins

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Youth and Young Adults

Published author and speaker — training events for youth workers.

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Efrem Smith

Topics: Author

Storyteller, preacher, teacher — a passion to see people find reconciliation in their relationships with each other and in their life's journey with God.

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Grant Norsworthy

Topics: Adult Conferences, Child Advocacy, Evangelism and Discipleship, Marriage & Family, Men, Poverty, Youth and Young Adults

A speaker who sings songs, Grant Norsworthy will enrich your next event or Church service with his engaging blend of story-telling, illustrations, solid Bible teaching and music.

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Innocent Mucunguzi

Topics: Child Advocacy, Child Labor, Christian Ministry, Compassion Alumni, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Uganda

Innocent is the Founder and CEO of Progressive Ministries Uganda, a community-based organization that provides care for vulnerable children and orphans.

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Jared Hall

Topics: Comedy & Entertainment, Youth and Young Adults

Seamlessly interweaves illusions and comedy with the pure gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Jay & Laura Laffoon

Topics: Author, Marriage & Family, Men, Sexuality, Women's Ministry

A dynamic and inspirational duo, bringing married couples a biblical message of hope and celebration.

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Jean Clement Chery

Topics: Campus Ministry, Child Advocacy, Christian Ministry, Church and Society, Compassion Alumni, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Haiti

"...thanks to what Compassion did for me, my wife and I have been able to build and open a primary school in a remote village of Haiti in order to give about 200 kids in this village access to a quality education at no charge to them..."

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Jennifer Shaw

Topics: Marriage & Family, Personal Growth, Spiritual Growth, Women's Ministry

Jennifer's testimony includes tragedy and triumph, being an adoptive parent and also the parent of a special needs child, and losing her father to Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Jey Mbiro

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, HIV Prevention, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Kenya

While living on the streets in one of the biggest slums in Africa, Jey found love and purpose through Compassion, and is now using his gifts as a musician and DJ.

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Jimmy Sites

Topics: Evangelism and Discipleship, Men

Outstanding author, international speaker, TV personality — spreading God's message through Spiritual Outdoor Adventures.

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John Vermilya

Topics: Evangelism and Discipleship, Poverty, Youth and Young Adults

Beyond spiritual apathy, stagnancy and religiosity — a life of passion and purpose.

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Justin McRoberts

Topics: Author, Campus Ministry, Child Advocacy, Poverty, World Health Issues, Youth and Young Adults

Singer, songwriter, storyteller - independent artist blends intellect, humor and passion in a call to a fully developed Christian life.

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Keewani Vallejo-Cook

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Philippines

Keewani loves to inspire young people and adults to grow in their relationships with the Lord. She speaks passionately about the power of prayer, faith without limits, discovering God’s will, obedience to God and the compassion of Jesus.

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Ken Davis

Topics: Author, Comedy & Entertainment

Best-selling author and inspirational speaker - comedy with content.

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Ken Wytsma

Topics: Author, Leadership

Ken is a frequent international speaker on justice, theology, and leadership. He is known for his depth of insight and ability to inspire others to think deeply about faith, life, and leadership.

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Kennedy Krezi

Topics: Child Advocacy, Christian Ministry, Compassion Alumni, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Kenya

Kennedy enjoys speaking to both adults and students, candidly sharing his story and inspiring others with hope.

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Kristie Christie

Topics: Adult Conferences, Culture and the Church, Marriage & Family, Singles, Women's Ministry, Youth and Young Adults

With humor and heart, Kristie speaks to audiences around the world about how to have healthy relationships and cultivate empathy.

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Laurie Polich Short

Topics: Adult Conferences, Author, Campus Ministry, Evangelism and Discipleship, Singles, Women's Ministry, Youth and Young Adults

Popular author and speaker — uniquely gifted to immediately connect with both students and adults.

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Lorie Lee

Topics: Author, Church Engagement, Church Partnerships, Compassion's History, Holistic Child Development, Leadership, Parenting, Women's Ministry, Children's Ministry

Lorie is passionate about the local church and its calling to be the salt and light of the world. She believes that the work of Compassion is a strategic tool that the Church can utilize in their calling to be a beacon of light in their community.

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Mark Matlock

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Parenting, Youth and Young Adults

Planet Wisdom — helping teens practically apply God's wisdom to every day situations

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Mark Scandrette

Topics: Author, Christian Ministry, Evangelism and Discipleship, Personal Growth, Poverty, Spiritual Growth, Youth and Young Adults

Creating Christ-conscious communities that connect the sensibilities of an emerging generation with the ancient roots of Christianity.

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Mary DeMuth

Topics: Author, Personal Growth, Sexuality, Spiritual Growth

Mary DeMuth is an author and speaker who helps people live uncaged, freedom-infused lives.

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Michael Kirungi

Topics: Child Advocacy, Christian Ministry, Compassion Alumni, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Uganda

Michael enjoys speaking about hope, perseverance, and faith, all the while connecting people to the work of Compassion by sharing his own personal story of transformation.

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Michelle Sheba Tolentino

Topics: Child Advocacy, Child Labor, Christian Ministry, Compassion Alumni, Human Trafficking, Leadership, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Philippines

Co-founder and President of Made in Hope, a nonprofit organization that restores hope and crafts a future for exploited women and children in Asia Pacific.

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Nikol Morrison

Topics: Children's Ministry, Compassion Alumni, Evangelism and Discipleship

Compassion Alumni from: Ecuador

Nikol speaks about God as our good Father, His heart for the nations, His great love for His children, and how He crafts beauty from ashes.

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Olive Aneno

Topics: Campus Ministry, Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, HIV Prevention, Poverty, Women's Ministry, World Health Issues

Compassion Alumni from: Uganda

Though orphaned and poor as a young girl, Olive’s story is one of hope and redemption.

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Palmer Chinchen

Topics: Author, Campus Ministry, Evangelism and Discipleship, Global Poverty

Palmer regularly speaks on issues of justice, sustainability, becoming modern-day abolitionists and social entrepreneurs, spiritual formation, and a Christian response to extreme poverty.

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Pedro LaTorre

Topics: Discipling Teens, Evangelism and Discipleship, Youth and Young Adults

Pedro's heart is to give every man, woman, and child an opportunity to see, hear, and respond to the work of Jesus.

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R. York Moore

Topics: Campus Ministry, Evangelism and Discipleship, Human Trafficking

York is an innovator, strategist, gifted writer and communicator who seeks to bring organizations together to do more for the Kingdom of God than they could otherwise do by themselves in the areas of evangelism and justice/compassion ministry.

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Rich Van Pelt

Topics: Author, Child Advocacy, Compassion Staff, Evangelism and Discipleship, Poverty, World Health Issues

National Director of Ministry Relationships for Compassion International — pastor, author and christian speaker.

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Richmond Wandera

Topics: Child Advocacy, Christian Ministry, Church and Society, Compassion Alumni, Culture and the Church, Leadership, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Uganda

Senior pastor of New Life Baptist Church in Kampala, and the Founder and Director of Pastors Discipleship Network, a nonprofit that serves, equips and trains thousands of pastors across East Africa.

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Samuel Orlando

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Domincan Republic

“One of the greatest things is that now I am able to give to others a similar opportunity that was provided for me!”

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Sandeep Maity

Topics: Christian Ministry, Compassion Alumni, Cross-Cultural Ministry, Evangelism and Discipleship, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: India

Sandeep shares his personal story to infuse hope in others who feel forgotten, shine light on the challenges of poverty, and mobilize difference-makers.

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Sarah Thebarge

Topics: Author, Campus Ministry, Personal Growth, Singles

Sarah Thebarge is a speaker and author who is a regular at retreats, churches, colleges and conferences. She was recently named one of 40 Women Under 40 who are challenging taboos of the Christian Faith by the I Speak For Myself initiative.

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Shaun Groves

Topics: Campus Ministry, Child Advocacy, Evangelism and Discipleship, Poverty, World Health Issues

Musician — Songwriter of the Year — delivering profound theological truths through lyrical metaphors.

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Stacey Foster

Topics: Campus Ministry, Evangelism and Discipleship, Personal Growth, Spiritual Growth

Stacey Foster, along with his wife, Dottie, pastors Life Changers International Ministries in Detroit. There, his ministry is changing hearts, healing hurts, imparting truths, and making an impact.

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Susie Shellenberger

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Sexuality, Youth and Young Adults

Susie Magazine — relevant, hard-hitting topics that make a difference are life-changing and help girls survive in a rugged world.

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Tom Henderson

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Youth and Young Adults

Tom Henderson is the founder and lead communicator for Restoration Generation.

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Tony Wolf

Topics: Author, Comedy & Entertainment, Evangelism and Discipleship, Spiritual Growth, Youth and Young Adults

An established national speaker, comedian and budding author, Tony Wolf has the unique ability to engage and entertain people of all ages with his authentic, energetic and cross-generational approach.

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We partner with more than 60 professional Christian speakers, bestselling authors and teachers who share our values and serve the same Lord and Savior. Together we take the "least of these" to the world.

Testimonials
"Working with Compassion has been a HUGE blessing to our chapel program! I can't think of a better way to get world class speakers, partner with a great organization and connect your students justice issues."
- Daniel Gluck, M.A., Director of Campus Ministries, William Jessup University

"I have really enjoyed working with Compassion for the past 13 years. Their speakers understand the world of Christian college students and bring a passion for God’s kingdom that connects well with our students. Compassion’s generosity in providing speakers makes a valuable contribution on our campus every year."
- Rod Reed, University Chaplain/Asst. Professor of Biblical Studies, John Brown University

"I appreciate the partnership of Compassion International as we seek to craft a chapel curriculum that helps students connect their everyday lives with the world beyond the college bubble. The Compassion staff have done a great job of helping us identify speakers who fit well with our mission and with our goals for chapel in a given year. They have also provided really helpful support through the logistical details surrounding a speaker's visit. I really appreciate their flexibility to work out a collaborative relationship that fulfills both their mission and ours!"
- Evie Telfer, Associate College Pastor, Messiah College