For over twenty-five years, Media Fellowship International® has been impacting the media and the message from the inside out.
MFI is a Christian ministry that works with people in the media and arts community in a confidential and non-judgmental manner. It is a safe support group where people can receive encouragement and Godly counsel and have fellowship with other Christians in the industry.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER MFI welcomes Nick Vujicic, president of Life Without Limbs as our Keynote Speaker. Many of you may have seen Nick on television or in your church and have witnessed his incredible testimony and powerful speaking gift. According to Nick, the victory over his struggles, as well as his strength and passion for life today, can be credited to his faith in God.Since his first speaking engagement at age 19, Nick has traveled around the world, sharing his story with millions, sometimes in stadiums filled to capacity, speaking to a range of diverse groups such as students, teachers, young people, business professionals and church congregations of all sizes. Nick is an author, musician, actor, and his hobbies include fishing, painting and swimming.
Nick says, “If God can use a man without arms and legs to be His hands and feet, then He will certainly use any willing heart!” Nick and his wife, Kanae live in Los Angeles with their son.
We also welcome internationally acclaimed violinist Christer Tepper as our guest musician. After studying as a scholarship student at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, he moved to Germany under the mentorship of Rudolf Gaehler, pursuing his violin studies both there and in Italy. Currently, Christer lives outside of Charlotte, North Carolina together with his wife Gwen and sons Jacob and Sam. Christer launched Tepper Ministries International in the United States within the Full Gospel Fellowship, and especially enjoys ministering and performing together with his father, Siegfried. Christer is one of the most sought after violinists in the world. Video Clip
ACTRESS JENN GOTZON Jenn will be reading Scripture for us at this year's Praise Breakfast. Starring in the current motion picture Alone, Yet Not Alone. Portraying Tricia Nixon in Ron Howard's Oscar-nominee "Frost/Nixon" launched Jenn Gotzon as an award winning actress starring in several inspirational films. This year, Jenn's schedule includes five films and since 2010, Jenn has starred in 14+ feature films that either impact or inspire audiences. Jenn also developed a motivational mentor-outreach program, "Inspiring Audiences," where she speaks to high school students, and shares her journey on overcoming life's obstacles to educate and encourage how they, too, can follow their heart's desire and live their dreams.
WORSHIP LEADER JOSH COBIA
Josh Cobia is a Worship Leader and musician based in sunny Santa Monica, CA. He has been leading the church in musical worship since the early age of nineteen. In 2012 Josh Co-Founded the worship writing co-op "Reverent Worship". Reverentworship.net is a resource for Worship Leaders in both small and large churches featuring fresh content, encouraging blog posts, and other information to help Worship Leaders reach their maximum potential.
Josh is currently the Director of Arts and Community at Resonate Church in Santa Monica.
MEDIA SUPPORT TEAM
An important arm of MFI has always been our MST (Media Support Team) that travels to natural disasters and events to support the media. This is the need our MFI MST has met in past years.
We've been on location in past years to support the Media covering such tragic events as the Oklahoma City bombing, Columbine, Virginia Tech, Katrina, and 9/11 in New York City and Washington DC as well as the Atlanta Olympic Bombing.
MFI recently spent two weeks the Oso, Washington Landslide Disaster. Click here for updates and more photos.
Our MFI Media New Testament is a great gift for your friends and loved ones!Order
Along with The New Testament, you will read testimonies of those in the entertainment business who have given their lives to God, the Director. And as you'll read in their stories, they sometimes fail, they know that to find our place in the story, we must read - and meditate on - and live out His script, The Bible.
"We have the privilege of playing a role in God's larger story and when we keep our eyes focused on that, we will learn to become servants in His kingdom, promoting His message of love and peace through our lives." - Bob Yerkes, Award willing Professional Stuntman and Stunt Coordinator.
MFI, incorporated by the state of California in 1987, is recognized as a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. As such contributions are fully tax deductible. MFI is funded by private contributions from individuals who believe in this vital ministry of reaching ‘to the media, through the media.' DONATE
MFI: PO Box 82685 Kenmore, WA 98028 Email: MFI@usa.net Phone: 425.488.3965 Fax: 425.388.8531