Nabeel Qureshi - 2014 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Nabeel Qureshi is a former devout Muslim who was convinced of the truth of the Gospel through historical reasoning and a spiritual search for God. Since his conversion, he has dedicated his life to spreading the Gospel through teaching, preaching, writing, and debating. Nabeel has given lectures at universities and seminaries throughout North America, including New York University, Rutgers, the University of North Carolina, the University of Ottawa, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Biola University. He has participated in 17 moderated, public debates around North America, Europe, and Asia. His focus is on the foundations of the Christian faith and the early history and teachings of Islam. Nabeel is director of Creed 2:6 Ministries and an associate apologist with RZIM, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. He holds an MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School, an MA in Christian apologetics from Biola University, and an MA from Duke University in Religion. He is currently studying at Rice University in Houston, TX where he lives with his bride.
Cameron McAllister - 2014 Keynote Speaker
Cameron McAllister will also keynote AreaOne 2014 with Nabeel. Cameron is member of the speaking and writing team at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. He earned a degree in Philosophy and Religion from Toccoa Falls College and is currently preparing for graduate studies in creative writing. Cameron’s apologetic approach is animated by a focus on the intersection of Scripture and great literature.
Cameron was born on the mission field in Vienna, Austria. He moved to the states with his family in 1998 when his father, Stuart McAllister, began working with RZIM. Cameron and his wife, Heather, currently reside in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kiley and Rachel Butler – Speaker & Hosts
Kiley has ministered to youth through various ministries, bands and churches for over 20 years. He has served on staff with Youth For Christ, Memphis Leadership Foundation, Urban Youth Initiative, been a rural and inner city youth pastor, and now works with AreaOne as its President. He has lived his life with a heart to see teenagers live out every aspect of their lives from a biblical perspective. During mid 90′s he helped run a Memphis, TN Christian night club and played in several Christian rock bands including Urgent Cry, Fingerpaint, and with Todd Agnew. Kiley graduated from Crichton College with Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies and has also studied for his Masters at Covenant Theological Seminary. When with the Urban Youth Initiative and Memphis Leadership Foundation, he created an inner city mentoring and tutoring program that reached hundreds of at-risk kids in Memphis, TN. He has spoken at churches, camps, graduations, abstinence conferences and many other events. He has served as President of AreaOne since 2002 and is chief architect of all AreaOne conferences and events. Kiley also serves as President of AreaOne's three TechLifeLine divisions. TechLifeLine Productions provides event and production services. TechLifeLine.com is a free training site for church production volunteers and TechLifeLine Designs provides web and media services.
Rachel serves as V.P of Operations and Administration for AreaOne. She oversees the organization behind the scenes as well as event registration. As Chief Financial Officer Rachel directs and oversees all aspects of the finance and accounting functions of the organization. She has a heart to disciple young women and has actively been involved in teaching others how to disciple one-on-one and in small groups. Rachel co-founded and ran the Cultural Arts Development Institute in Lakeland, TN where she taught private music lessons and oversaw the formation of classes for homeshoolers. She graduated from Crichton College with a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies and studied for her masters through Covenant Theological Seminary. Rachel's blog is titled Only Passing Through. Kiley and Rachel live in Lakeland, TN.
About Nabeel Qureshi
Lee Strobel - Author of "The Case For Christ" Series: "My friend Nabeel Qureshi is among the most knowledgeable and effective apologists on Islam that I’ve ever encountered. He is a powerful and persuasive communicator who’s passionate about reaching Muslims for Jesus and equipping Christians to do the same. I admire his brilliant mind, his big heart for people and his steadfast faith in Christ. He has my complete confidence and strong recommendation."
Gary R. Habermas - Distinguished Research Professor, Liberty University & Theological Seminary
"I have known Nabeel for many years, both before and after his conversion. I have also gotten to know Nabeel as his professor, since he was one of my graduate students. I have always found him to be an honest, straightforward, and brilliant fellow. The fact that he’s still pursuing another graduate degree indicates his love of truth. He has a simply amazing testimony, which is just part of the contribution that he has made to various ministries. I recommend him heartily."
Meet Nabeel Qureshi
Danny Sartin - Adult Breakouts
With more than 40 years’ experience in ministry, Danny Sartin is no stranger to AreaOne. He has served in ministry from the local church to the international level as national field director with Youth For Christ, an international organization. He wrote application notes for several books of the Life Application Bible as a contributing author. Danny is now Executive Director of Deeper Still Ministries. Danny is a missionary to missionaries all over the world. He and his wife, Cathy, spend much of their time split between South Africa and South America ministering to missionaries in the field. When not out of the country, Danny and Cathy reside in Bartlett, TN and enjoy spending time with their three grandchildren.
Propaganda - 2012 Keynote Speaker