Joanna Mayes is a Christian writer and blogger with a passion for helping ministries reach the lost and hurting. She is the founder of the www.ChristianFreedom.Life, a resource offering Christian resources and encouragement to help believers grow deeper in their faith. Additionally, Joanna and her husband founded The Table, a missional community in Foley, Alabama. She resides on the Gulf Coast of Alabama with her husband and three children. Her oldest two children graduated from South Baldwin Christian Academy (SBCA) in 2016 and 2020 respectively and her youngest child is a current student. She enjoys volunteering with the school and serving in an advisory capacity to help SBCA fulfill it's mission to help students discover the plans God has for their lives.
Mrs. Mayes is a co-founder of Columbia Southern University (CSU) and serves in an executive advisory capacity at Columbia Southern Education Group. Mrs. Mayes has also been with CSU since its founding, is on the Board of Directors, and follows strict ethical standards. Before CSU, Minnie co-founded a safety consulting company that provided training and services to small businesses nationwide. Mrs. Mayes has much knowledge about CSU through her long tenure as a board member and numerous work and advisory experiences in all aspects of distance study for more than 20 years.
Solomon Ofori-Ansah is a minister and an entrepreneur with a vision to impact the church and the world of business through innovative solutions and concepts. He is Head Pastor at Wisdom House, a thriving church based in Orange Beach, AL. Solomon is also Founder and President of Isosports International, Inc., a sports, media, and entertainment company, and inventor of IsoSoccer—a brand new extreme sport. IsoSoccer has been featured in ESPN magazine and on Today in America with Terry Bradshaw, seen on ESPN2, Fox Sports Net and NBC Sports Network. Pastor Solomon holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana, a Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a M.S. in Organization and Management from Capella University. He has a passion for education and the youth and serves on the board of SBCA. A family man, Pastor Solomon’s ministry of over 25 years has touched many around the globe.
Fred Franks has served in ministry for almost forty years. Ten years as a youth pastor in Illinois and Florida in addition to District Youth Director in Illinois. For over twenty years Fred has served as lead pastor in churches in Illinois and California; as well as Vice President of Saul’s Consulting Services in Atlanta, Georgia, a leadership and stewardship firm. Fred currently serves as the Preaching and Vision Pastor of Christian Life…the Island Church – a position he assumed in May of 2011. Fred has served on numerous ministry and district boards including the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board at his alma mater: Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. He is known as the ‘leader of leaders.’ Fred has a great passion for life and ministry, having spoken in churches all across America and around the world. He is a family man and has been married to his college sweetheart Liz for 38 years. They feel privileged to have their son Luke, his wife Michele, as well as their daughter Paige and her husband Matt serve in ministry with them.