WND founder Joseph Farah joins “Left Behind” author Tim LaHaye, former
terrorist Walid Shoebat, evangelist Ray Comfort, best-selling author Joel Rosenberg,
Koinonia Institute founder Chuck Missler and more at the Southern California Strategic
Perspectives Conference May 16-17.
Other presenters will include Gen. Shimon Erem of the Israel Defense Forces,
radio commentator and author Paul McGuire and archeologist Bob Cornuke.
The conference takes place at Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills and is jointly
sponsored by the Koinonia Institute and radio station KBRT.
In addition to founding WND, Farah serves as editor and chief executive officer of the
leading independent Internet news source. Farah’s latest book is called “Stop The
Presses: The Inside Story of the New Media Revolution.” He has written or
collaborated on more than a dozen others, including Rush Limbaugh’s 1994 No. 1
best-seller “See, I Told You So.” His previous book, “Taking America Back,” was first
published in 2003 and again in paperback in 2005.
LaHaye, best known for co-authoring the “Left Behind” series of international
best-sellers, is a former pastor who founded two accredited Christian high schools, a
school system of 10 Christian schools and San Diego Christian College. He has written
more than 50 non-fiction books on a wide range of subjects such as: family life,
temperaments, sexual adjustment, Bible prophecy, the will of God, Jesus Christ, and
secular humanism with over 13 million in print, some of which have been translated
into 32 foreign languages.
Shoebat was born in Bethlehem, the grandson of the Muslim Mukhtar of Beit
Sahour-Bethlehem and a friend of Haj-Ameen Al-Husseini, the grand mufti of
Jerusalem and notorious friend of Adolf Hitler. As a young man, he became a member
of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, and participated in acts of terror and
violence against Israel, and was later imprisoned in the Russian Compound, Jerusalem’s
central prison for those involved with incitement and violence against Israel. After his release, he continued
his life of violence and rioting in Bethlehem and the Temple Mount. After entering the
U.S., he worked as a counselor for the Arab Student Organization at Loop College in
Chicago and continued his anti-Israel activities. In 1993, Walid studied the Tanach
(Jewish Bible) in a challenge to convert his wife to Islam. Six months later, after intense
study, Walid realized that everything he had been taught about Jews was a lie.
Convinced he was on the side of evil, he became an advocate for his former enemy.
Comfort has written more than 60 books and is a regular platform speaker at
Southern Baptist State Conferences. His videos were seen by more than 30,000 pastors
in 1992, and he has spoken in more than 800 churches, from almost every
denomination. He also co-hosts the award-winning television show “The Way of the
Master,” with actor Kirk Cameron.
Rosenberg is the New York Times best-selling author of “The Last Jihad,” “The
Last Days,” “The Ezekiel Option” and “Epicenter: How the Current Rumblings in the
Middle East Will Change Your World,” with more than 1 million copies in print. He
also is the founder and president of the Joshua Fund, a nonprofit charitable and
educational organization that provides humanitarian relief for victims of war and
terrorism in Israel and the Muslim world.
Missler planned to pursue a doctorate in electrical engineering at Stanford
University when he was given a congressional appointment to the United States Naval
Academy at Annapolis. Graduating with honors, he took his commission in the Air
Force. After completing flight training, he joined the missile program and eventually
became branch chief of the Department of Guided Missiles. Missler made the transition
from the military to the private sector when he became a systems engineer with TRW, a
large aerospace firm. He then went on to serve as a senior analyst with a non-profit
think tank where he conducted projects for the intelligence community and the
Department of Defense. During that time, he earned a master’s degree in engineering at
UCLA, supplementing previous graduate work in applied mathematics, advanced
statistics and information sciences. Recruited into senior management at the Ford
Motor Company, Missler established the first international computer network in 1966.
He left Ford to start his own company, a computer network firm that was subsequently
acquired by Automatic Data Processing to become its Network Services Division. Later
Missler began leading weekly Bible studies at the 30,000-member Calvary Chapel
Costa Mesa in California. He and his wife Nancy established Koinonia House in 1973.