Mary Cochran

Frequent Podcast Contributor, Bible Expositor

Follower of Jesus Christ

Mary attended Life Christian University in her pursuit of truth. She is a gifted and engaging speaker with an enthusiastic zest for learning from and teaching God's Word. Her passion for Christ is best explained in her own words, "I am hungry for the Word because I am hungry for its Author. My life has been radically transformed by the redeeming power of a God who graciously and persistently pursued me. By His Spirit and through His Word, I’ve come to know and love the Lord more and more. I can say with certainty that better is one day in His courts than a thousand days elsewhere. I believe that the Word of God is absolute truth. Jesus said that the words He spoke were spirit and life. He also said: 1) That people did not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. 2) That we are sanctified by truth: and His Word is Truth. 3) That when we know the truth, we will be made free. To this end, I intend to be a lifelong student of the Scriptures! It is my prayer that my life will glorify our Lord - in word, in thought, and in deed."

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Jacki Howerin

Intercessor, Speaker, Ministry Partner

Follower of Jesus Christ

In 2000, Jacki answered a call into ministry. Her calling is to train up God’s Army of Intercessors through teaching people how to go deeper into the Father’s Heart through Prayer. She is a certified Lay Counselor and Mentor. Her mission is to teach people how to define themselves in Jesus Christ so that He becomes their identity, destiny, and legacy. Jacki compassionately brings Jesus to the forefront of hearts so that people beautifully experience Jesus in their lives – especially during the tough times and trials.

Through her leadership in teaching Prayer Intensive Classes, Bible studies, Lay Counseling, Mentorship, and Prayer, Jacki equips families to let Jesus become “The Standard” and “The Source” of their lives.


Jacki has authored two Prayer Manuals, which are the first two books of the Warrior Daughter Series. “Warrior Daughter You are Called to Pray without Ceasing” and “Called to Pray the Heart of God” have transformed many prayer lives. The third book in the series, “Praying as More than a Conqueror in Christ” is currently underway. She teaches Churches how to establish on-site Prayer Rooms while training church members how to pray effectually over others. Her mission is to teach families, and churches, how to pray together so they victoriously experience the heart of God in prayer. She serves on Intercessory Prayer Teams and is a dynamic speaker at Women’s Conferences and events.





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Pastor Jed Robyn

Discipleship Pastor, Intercessor

Follower of Jesus Christ

Jed Robyn has been a disciple of Jesus the Messiah for over 30 years. He has been a husband for close to 25 years and is the father of two amazing grown children. Jed's deep passion is to help believers find their life, joy, and purpose in God and take their place in the Body of Christ. Jed is called to help disciples grow in their understanding of the Gospel of the Kingdom, the prophetic importance of the restoration of Israel, and God's heart for reconciliation, unity, and oneness as He calls forth a remnant of faithful believers from every tribe and tongue.

Jed has a B.A. in Psychology, a M.Ed in Student Affairs, and is an ordained minister. He has a professional background in student development, and in addition to serving in various roles in the marketplace, he has served as a preacher and prayer leader both in the US and internationally in Canada, the UK, Israel and locations in Africa and Asia. Currently, Jed resides with his family in Fredericksburg VA where he operates a family business with his wife and daughter called Freedom Society, and ministers on a regular basis in the region.


Pastor Sylvia Laughlin

Pastor, Intercessor, Podcast Host

Follower of Jesus Christ

Pastor Sylvia Laughlin is the Senior Pastor at World Outreach Christian Life Center Ministries in Orlando, Florida. She was born and raised in Charlotte, N.C and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies from Excelsior College, New York. She is currently working on her Master's Degree in Divinity. Pastor Laughlin enlisted in the Army in 1984 in the Adjutant General Corps. She is also a graduate of the Drill Sergeant School, Recruiting School, First Sergeant Course, Defense Equal Opportunity Institute, and Sergeant Major Academy. Pastor Laughlin earned numerous U.S. Army awards and decorations during her career including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medals and the National Defense Service Medal. She developed a love for serving God through serving others as well as her country during her many Army assignments around the globe from the Marshall Islands, Korea, Germany, and throughout the United States of America.

Since retiring from the Army, Pastor Laughlin has continued to preach and teach the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in her community as well as to the world. She loves and enjoys serving Jesus Christ through sharing His word, the truth, and light with others. She has now been reassigned by her commanding officer to serve and assist in building the Army of the Lord.

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Krista Smith

Ministry Director, Podcast Host, Bible Expositor

Follower of Jesus Christ

Krista is the Managing Director for the altarofprayer.com and touroftruth.com ministry platforms. She is the current President of a Christian school in Greenville, SC, and former CEO of a mortgage lending firm. She is the author of Don't Die in the Pew and has been an avid student of the Bible since childhood. She has been involved in ministry and leading Bible studies for more than twenty years. Krista was diligently focused on her business endeavors until the Lord asked her an important question... “Whose kingdom are you building?” At which point, she responded by leaving a mortgage career spanning two decades to wait on the Lord's guidance. Her journey of faith includes over three decades of Biblical study, a prophetic dream in 2005, and an urgent message for the sleeping Church to wake up. She has a calling to discipleship and reaching the lost within the body of Christ. 


Lance VanTine

Blog Contributor, Bible Expositor

Follower of Jesus Christ

Lance VanTine is the Founder & CEO of P.E.A.C.E. of Mind which is a medical advocacy and transportation service. He was born in and raised in Muskegon, Michigan. He is an avid student of Apologetics and Theology. In his own words: “I believe faith to be the most important part of our lives. In this day and age, in the midst of darkness and false prophets and false doctrines, we need men and women to rise up and preach the truth boldly and unashamedly. Every great man and woman that allowed the Lord Jesus Christ to work through them was bold in the faith. They were not willing to conform to societies standards and ways. I believe that God is once again beginning to call and raise up a holy remnant. To live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). Being conformed into the image of Christ and living for the Lord and for His glory is the life that is worth living. I pray the Lord speaks through me with what is to come in my writings, and together may we grow in Him and take what we have learned and minister to others. May we forever have eternity’s values in view, and may we always be motivated to live the life of soul-winning; by the power of the Holy Spirit.”