Melissa is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977. Despite the initial concerns regarding Melissa's future after surviving the attempt to end her life and being born alive at approximately six months gestation, she has not only survived but thrived. With a Master's Degree in Social Work, she has worked in the fields of substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence/sexual assault counseling, and child welfare. Melissa was formerly a College Outreach Speaker with Feminists for Life, traveling to college campuses to share her story while advocating for resources and supports for pregnant and parenting college students and advocating for the rights of the unborn. The birth of Olivia, her first child, in 2008, prompted Melissa to found For Olivia's Sake. Painfully aware that Olivia would not have come into existence if the abortion would have succeeded in ending her life, Melissa felt driven to create this organization that would positively raise awareness of the ripple effect of abortion across generations. Learn More
“"I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given to me-the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace". Acts 20:24
Gunther has been in the broadcast television business for over two decades. He has produced national television shows that have aired on Discovery Channel, ABC, CBS, Sports Channel, Golf Channel, Speed Channel to name a few. In 1996, Gunther received the National Press Photographers Award for Photojournalism and lead him around the country teaching people about effective story telling. In 2004, He produced and manufactured the nation's first Voter Outreach Kiosk that informed American voters on how to vote, the importance of voting, the correct voting procedures and their voter rights, to hundreds of thousands of voters across America. In 2009, Gunther developed a Veteran outreach kiosk that informs veterans and their families the benefits available to them as a US veteran. Today, Gunther would say that he is pursuing the biggest and most rewarding venture of all, serving God with all the gifts he was blessed with. His work has turn entirely to the Lord and says "Life has never been better than it is today and the future is spectacular serving our King. I have never been so sure about what I am doing than I am today!" Gunther is passionate about pursuing Christs intention for his life, being a great father, husband and saving God's children. Gunther is the Excutive Producer, Director and Producer of "A Voice for Life". Learn more
“"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths". Proverbs 5:3
Besides being a video producer, Steve is an author, speaker and performs as a Christian standup comedian. He is an ordained minister and has served as pastor, executive director of a Youth for Christ chapter, executive at a Christian TV station, and as an adjunct professor and staff member at a Christian college. He first ventured into video was when he wrote and served as executive producer of the award winning documentary, Every Young Man's Battle, which was based on the popular book by the same name. Steve was one of the creators and original producers of the Christian standup comedy TV show, Bananas. Steve was a Co-Producer for the documentary A Voive for Life.
“"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up". Galatians 6:9
The Timothy Lewis Band is the culmination of five ministry-driven musicians who seek the will of God and remain open to his calling. The band consists of uniquely gifted individuals who each bring over 20 years of music leadership experience to the group. Having penned tunes for international non-profits and local ministries, TLB remains committed to shine the light on global injustices. All of the TLB bandsmen support different causes and two members of the group have recently founded Witness Protection Ministries, an organization that seeks to glorify Christ through support of humanitarian causes around the world and in their local communities. Having been together for just over a year, the band has very quickly gained attention and performed at some of Christian music’s premier events including Disney’s Night of Joy. The Timothy Lewis Band has open invitations to perform across the Americas and Asia. Their original work is featured on the new Adlan Cruz worship CD. They also produced the title track to the film “A Voice for Life”, the Melissa Ohden story. The Timothy Lewis Band is about “The Lord’s Business”. They continually strive to bring more people to Christ through their music. " Voice for Life" theme song is available on itune or visit the Timothy Lewis Band web site. Visit Site
“I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice". Proverbs 8:20