Full time evangelist, Tony Miano, of Cross Encounters Ministry (crossencountersmin.com) is our keynote speaker. Tony is a retired, highly decorated twenty-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (1987-2007). He served as a chaplain for the LACSD from 2000 to 2008. During that time he founded and directed Ten-Four Ministries, whose mission is to bring practical and spiritual support to the law enforcement community. He currently serves as an advisor to the ministry. As a prolific writer, Tony has authored two books, maintains an active personal blog, and writes for several other ministry blogs, websites, and newsletters. Tony served as a staff member of Living Waters (Ray Comfort) from 2008-2012, providing training in 20 Ambassador’s Academies (a 3 1/2-day evangelism training program) to nearly 1,000 people. He has traveled the United States, Canada, and overseas boldly proclaiming the law of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ in the public square, and effectively equipping others to do the same. Tony and his family are members of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. This combat veteran of evangelistic warfare is bringing a wealth of experience, a sincere passion for souls, a solid grasp of the Word of God, and an overwhelming love for Christ and His Church to the Portland area to train us from the pulpit and on the street. You don’t want to miss it!
Sye Ten Bruggencate
Sye Ten Bruggencate (ProofThatGodExists.org) is arguably the leading presuppositional “street” apologist in North America. He has met and formally debated multiple notable atheists on the existence of the God of the Bible. In 2013, Sye produced “How to Answer the Fool”, a powerful film on the topic of presuppositional apologetics. He is well known in the evangelistic community and is a regular speaker for the Herald Society, as well as a guest preacher at conferences and churches across North America. He’s a full-time faithful evangelist that can be found throughout the year declaring the gospel on college campuses and in other public venues in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Sye lives in Ontario, and is a member of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Canada. We’ll have the rare opportunity to be taught Biblical presuppositional evangelism from the pulpit, and then see it demonstrated on the street all week long. See you there!
Chuck O’Neal has been the Pastor of Beaverton Grace Bible Church for over 16 years. Formerly an atheist, Pastor Chuck came to repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ while reading a Gideon New Testament during Marine Corps boot camp in 1990. During his six year service in the Marines, God used Pastor Chuck to proclaim the gospel and distribute Bibles all over the world. As a 20 year old Corporal, at the request of a Navy Chaplain, he preached his first sermon on the forward deck of the USS New Orleans. His second sermon was an open-air gospel message from a Gideon N.T. on the beach of Mogadishu, Somalia, just days after the “Black Hawk Down” tragedy. After the Marine Corps, Pastor Chuck and his family moved to Portland, OR, with the purpose of reaching the Pacific Northwest with the gospel of Jesus Christ. His focus has been to edify the saints and reach the lost through expositional preaching and evangelism. From 2007-2009, Sola Scriptura, a daily radio ministry on KPDQ, broadcast Pastor Chuck’s messages to the greater Portland area. Pastor Chuck regularly leads the church in door-to-door witnessing, open-air gospel preaching, and abortion clinic evangelism-rescue ministry. It is his belief that it is the privilege and duty of every Christian to spread the good news of Jesus Christ, and that every pastor is called to lead the church in “do[ing] the work of an evangelist” (2 Tim 4:5).