In addition to the faculty at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, we are blessed to have the following visiting lecturers on a regular basis:
SCOTT KLUSENDORF is President of Life Training Institute and the author of “The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture” and “Stand for Life” (with John Ensor). Scott has taught pro-life apologetics at the graduate level at Biola University and Trinity Law School, and lectured at over 80 colleges and universities including Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, USC, Johns Hopkins, MIT, and the U.S. Air Force Academy—to name a few.
Scott’s debate opponents have included Nadine Strossen (former President of the ACLU), attorney Edward Tabash (of the Council for Secular Humanism), attorney Kathryn Kolbert (who argued for abortion rights at the Supreme Court), and Katherine Kneer (President of Planned Parenthood California).
Scott has appeared on nationally syndicated programs such as “Focus on the Family,” “Faith Under Fire,” and “Truths that Transform,” among others. As a popular banquet speaker, Scott helps pregnancy centers raise over two million dollars annually in their efforts to assist women facing unplanned pregnancies.
Scott is a graduate of UCLA and holds a Master’s degree in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. He and his wife Stephanie have been married since 1985 and they have 4 children.
DR. MARC NEWMAN is founder and president of Speaker For Life, a training firm dedicated to equipping pro-life advocates nationwide with public speaking skills. He has spoken at nearly every major pro-life convention in the nation and is a sought-after banquet speaker. He is the former Director of Speech and Debate at the University of California at Irvine, and recently retired from teaching in the doctoral program in the School of Communication and the Arts at Regent University. He has trained speakers in the public and private sectors for over twenty-five years.
In addition to teaching, he heads Sermon Scenes – a site that helps Christians use movies to reach out to others. He has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, and in Time magazine. His articles have appeared in Preaching Magazine, Church Executive, TownHall.com, The Christian Post, Catholic Exchange, and on hundreds of other websites. He lives in North San Diego County in California with his wife, Sharon, and their youngest son, Joel.
JOHN ENSOR is an ordained Evangelical pastor, who for the last 20 years has served as a leader of the pregnancy help movement as a speaker, author, mentor and co-laborer. John serves as the President of PassionLife, a global missions initiative dedicated to helping churches and mission workers disarm the powers of death with the gospel of life in countries suffering the highest rates of abortion, infanticide, and gendercide.
Starting in 1991, John led the effort in Boston to establish a network of six ultrasound-equipped pregnancy help centers. In 2006, he joined Heartbeat International and piloted Heartbeat of Miami, a minority-led, ultrasound-equipped, pregnancy help ministry now serving amidst 30 nearby abortion business. John and his wife, Kristen, have been married over 35 years. They have three grown children, two daughters-in-law and three grand-children. They live in Roswell, GA.