Frank Peretti

WND founder Joseph Farah joins best-selling novelist Frank Peretti and former terrorist Walid Shoebat, Koinonia Institute founder Chuck Missler and more at a Strategic Perspectives Conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Oct. 23-25.

In addition to founding WND, Farah serves as editor and chief executive officer of the leading independent Internet news source. Farah has written or collaborated on more than a dozen books, including Rush Limbaugh’s 1994 No. 1 best-seller “See, I Told You So.” Farah’s 2003 book, “Taking America Back,” has become a late-blooming best-seller in paperback beginning in 2008.

Peretti’s books, including “The Oath,” “The Visitation,” “This Present Darkness” and “Piercing the Darkness,” have sold more than 12 million copies.

Walid Shoebat

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.

Chuck Missler

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.


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