Church Events Speaker Team

Steve & Debby Canfield

After graduating from Bible college with a degree in Bible and counseling, Steve served as a youth pastor in Illinois. Since joining Life Action Ministries in 1975, he has communicated family-centered, revival-oriented truths to over a million people in churches, camps, public high schools, and civic auditoriums.

Debby faithfully serves alongside her husband, mentoring the team girls and speaking to and counseling women in the churches. She and Steve have six children and have committed their lives to believing God for nationwide revival.

Jimmy & Lori Herdklotz

Jimmy grew up in a Christian home and attended Christian college. He joined Life Action in 1988 and has served as Outreach Director and a speaker for the Life Action Camp. Jimmy is currently the Family Revivalist and Team Pastor on a Life Action travel team. He specializes in life-to-life ministry and one-on-one conversations.

Jimmy and Lori have been married 24 years, and they have four sons: Jonathan, Austin, Cameron, and Bradley.

Brent & Maggie Paulus

Brent grew up in a small town in northern Indiana. He is a follower of Jesus, husband to Maggie, and father of four children – Gideon, Hope, Samuel, and Haven. Brent and Maggie have served with Life Action for the past 11 years, where they met (Maggie hails from Arkansas), fell in love, and started their family. They can’t imagine having had a better environment to begin their marriage and raise their children than with the Life Action family.

They love seeing people embrace the abundant life that God has made possible through Christ, especially as they minister together. Brent is an accountant by background but a pastor at heart. Maggie is an author and you can check out her writing at www.maggiepaulus.com

Gregg & Patti Simmons

Gregg graduated from Baylor University and Liberty Baptist Seminary and served as a local church pastor for almost thirty years, most recently as lead pastor of Church at the Cross in Grapevine, TX. In 2007, he began serving as a part-time staff revivalist with Life Action before accepting an invitation to serve full time in 2013. He is an experienced family counselor, family life speaker, and Bible conference speaker, and has served on advisory boards for community, state, and national ministries. He has a great passion to see spiritual renewal in the home, church, and nation. Gregg and his wife, Patti, have been married since 1981 and have three grown children, a son-in-law, and a daughter-in-law.

Garrett & Amanda Lee

Garrett grew up in New Jersey in a Christian family. After college he went to seminary, and it was here that he met his future in Amanda. Since then, they have been blessed with four children – Gretta, Gabriel, Zoey, and Imogen. The Lees spent ten years supporting a church plant in Northern Virginia while Garrett worked full-time in the field of organ transplantation. Amanda has been heavily involved in home education, both by teaching her own children and by serving as a resource to other home educators in the area. They both have a passion for building intentionally Gospel-focused relationships and enjoy inviting people into their family through love and hospitality.

Shane & Leigh Black

Shane grew up in Dothan, Alabama. He went to Life University and graduated as a Chiropractic Physician in 1995. He was a practicing chiropractor for 19 years and has also served as a pulpit supply preacher since 2004. In 2010 God called him and his family into full-time vocational ministry. He began serving with Life Action as a part-time pre-summit speaker until accepting an invitation to serve full time as a Family Revivalist. His passion is to see God send revival to families.

Shane and his wife, Leigh, have seven children: Samuel (deceased), Grace, Lindsey, Margaret, Ema Kate, Anna Claire, and Joshua. They desire to see God glorified as they enjoy Him.