Plymouth Celebration 2014

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Dr. Paul Jehle

Dr. Paul Jehle is Executive Director of Plymouth Rock Foundation, the main sponsor of the 125th anniversary celebration. He is also a member of the Plymouth 400 Committee, as well as a member of the Pilgrim Society, Old Colony Club, Duxbury Rural and Historical Association and was one of the founding members of the Friends of the National Monument to the Forefathers. Paul is the Senior Pastor of The New Testament Church in south Plymouth, an author of several books, and has traveled extensively in Central and South America establishing churches and schools.

Katherine Dang

Katherine Dang is an educator, homeschool consultant, conference speaker, historian and author. She is a first-generation Chinese American. Born in San Francisco, California, she and her family have resided predominantly in the East Bay. Since receiving her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1970, Katherine Dang has been involved in alternative elementary and secondary classroom education as well as in school administration. She is founder and president of Philomath Foundation, a non-profit organization, in which she serves the needs of parents and schools throughout America and in other nations of the world.

Col. John Eidsmoe

John Eidsmoe is a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel and Alabama State Defense Force Colonel, and a graduate of the Air Command & Staff College and the Air War College. He is Professor of Law at the Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy and, in his various teaching assignments, his students have given him the Outstanding Professor Award or Professor of the Year Award five times. He has served as Senior Staff Attorney with the Alabama Supreme Court and is currently Legal Counsel for the Foundation for Moral Law. Eidsmoe also serves on the boards of Lutherans for Life, The Plymouth Rock Foundation, and the Gospel Martial Arts Union, and is a constitutional attorney. He has authored numerous books and holds seven academic degrees in law, theology, history, and political science. He and his wife, Marlene, have been married since 1970, have three children, and live in rural Pike Road, Alabama.

Bill Federer

Bill Federer is a nationally known speaker, best-selling author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc., a publishing company dedicated to researching America’s noble heritage. Bill’s “American Minute” radio feature is broadcast daily across America and on the internet. His “Faith in History” television airs on the TCT Network on stations across America and via DirectTV. A former U.S. Congressional Candidate, Bill has appeared on: CSPAN, FOX, Hannity & Colmes, O’Reilly Factor, and NPR among many others. Bill’s first book America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations has sold over a half-million copies. His other works are also best-sellers.

Dan Ford

Dan Ford has been an avid collector of artifacts and historic documents for nearly two decades. As a researcher and historian, he has compiled an archive of original source materials by which to verify contemporary accounts of the lives of our forebears. These artifacts range from more ancient cuneiform tablets, scrolls, and pottery, to less ancient pamphlets, maps, broadsheets, books, private letters, and public documents. He has been a group teacher and conference speaker on the subjects of English and American history for the past ten years. His single goal in each presentation has been to explain and document — by way of facts and artifacts — the abundant evidence of our godly cultural inheritance. With twenty-five years in the field of graphic illustration, he is well-known for his illustrated work for In the Name of God, Amen. Dan and his wife Theresa reside in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Marshall Foster

Dr. Marshall Foster is the president of the World History Institute, which is dedicated to uncovering the unchanging truths and lessons of history that have liberated nations around the globe. For three decades, Marshall has taught these truths, along with their Judeo-Christian roots, through many venues from best-selling books and dynamic seminars to documentaries, radio programs, and historic tours. He currently oversees the education of more than 10,000 students and families each year on historic training tours in the United States and throughout Europe. Marshall, in collaboration with actor Kirk Cameron, was co-producer for the film, Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure, which was released in theaters nationwide in March 2012. The film traces the heroic and harrowing travels of the early Pilgrims and encounters the unlikely men and women who risked everything for liberty.

Dr. Max Lyons

Max Lyons served as teacher and administrator in three Christian schools since 1979. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Virginia Wesleyan College, a Masters in Christian School Administration from Regent University, and a Ph.D. in Christian Education from Whitefield Theological Seminary. He currently serves as Director of Teaching Services at the Foundation for American Christian Education. Max is a teacher, curriculum writer, conference speaker, and researcher, specializing in the areas of Bible, history, government, law, economics, and Biblical worldview. He has published several books including Celebrate our Christian Holidays Like You Were There. He and his wife Margie have several books published in Portuguese for the use of schools in Brazil. Max and Margie have four children and seven grandchildren and live in Virginia.

Leo Martin

Leo Martin, an educator and expert on the early history of our nation, is a true patriot and compelling tour guide, who has been ranked #1 on Trip Advisor for the past seven years. Leo is the Education Director at the Jenney Museum in Plymouth, MA, where he is known for his service giving historical tours and lectures dressed in Pilgrim costume. He is a champion of our nation’s founding values displayed in the National Monument to the Forefathers in Plymouth. A sought-after speaker, his book Pilgrim Pursuit of Happiness describes the various kinds of liberty brought in seed form by the Pilgrims to Plymouth. Leo and his wife Nancy have been married for forty years, have three grown children and four grandchildren. They have been working together at the Jenney Museum in Plymouth for the past 12 years preserving the Christian heritage of our country.

Bill Potter

An experienced historian and avid bibliophile, Bill Potter combines a lifelong study of American history with an uncommon ability to captivate audiences of all ages as he traces the providential acts of God. Bill has taught history in high schools and colleges, has led many tours of American and European historical sites and brings to each event a wealth of experience and knowledge. An experienced researcher and writer, Mr. Potter possesses a practical knowledge of antiquarian books, documents, and artifacts and has published several short books and has penned many articles and book reviews for publication. As a father of eight children, he appreciates the necessity of passing on to the succeeding generations the richness of both our regional and national history. He and his wife, Leslie, reside in Georgia where Bill serves as an elder at Chalcedon Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Mark Beliles

Mark has served as a pastor in Charlottesville, Virginia for several decades. He is co-founder of the Providence Foundation and has helped to teach numerous leaders in America as well as many foreign nations about the lessons of history and especially the unique history of the United States. He also helps to lead the annual Thanksgiving celebration for the town of Charlottesville where the residence of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, is visited by thousands each year. He is a re-enactor and as Thomas Jefferson brings little known research about his life and views through stories to tourists each year.

Stephen O’Neil

As a professor of history, Stephen brings a wealth of context to his talks. As curator of the Pilgrim Hall Museum’s archives, Stephen has a wealth of information on the Pilgrims, their documents, and their story. He will help open up the Museum’s treasures to all who desire to get a glimpse “behind the scenes” in its historic library.

Gary Marks

Gary served as pastor of the Church of the Pilgrimage in Plymouth for decades. Though retired, he is well known as an ardent lover of Pilgrim history and especially the role faith has played in inspiring and shaping the Pilgrim story. His scholarship in the area of the “pilgrim covenant” — the central motivating factor of the Pilgrims that brought them from Europe to these shores — is sure to inspire and inform all those who hear him.


Watch the Video Invitation by Dr. Paul Jehle

Dr. Paul Jehle, Executive Director of Plymouth Rock Foundation, invites you to Plymouth for the 125th anniversary of the National Monument to the Forefathers.

“They who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in awe of your signs; You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy.” —Psalm 65:8 NASB

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