Convention Speakers & Topics

Our Guest Speakers

Andrew DeBartolo

Director, Liberty Coalition Canada

Andrew is Director of Operations at Liberty Coalition Canada and co-host of their Liberty Dispatch podcast. He also blogs regularly about Canadian cultural and political issues from a Biblical world and life view at

Andrew served in pastoral ministry for 15 years. He is passionate about helping churches in Canada engage culturally, politically and evangelistically. He wants to provide Canadians with a distinctly Christian and conservative worldview tomake sense of social, political, and theological issues.

He and his wife Kathryn have been married for 14 years and together they have 5 children.

Nate Wright

Canadian Director, Ezra Institute

Rev. Nathanael Wright (B.A, MDiv.) is the Canadian Director of the Ezra Institute.

He is a Christian leader, theologian and cultural apologist, and has worked in Christian ministry and church leadership in Canada for over fifteen years. Nate was deeply influenced by the work of the Ezra Institute and became increasingly engaged in promoting its work, thought and message before joining their international leadership team.

He has been (and still is) Senior Pastor at Crossroads Bible Church in Ingersoll, Ontario since 2013. The church has grown to about 1,000 people under his care. Nate also hosts the popular Rebel Podcast on the Fight Laugh Feast Network.

Nate and his wife Colleen live in London, Ontario and are busy raising four little dragon slayers.

Dr. Aaron Rock

Founding Pastor of Harvest Bible Church

Dr. Aaron Rock is the Founding Pastor of Harvest Bible Church in Windsor, Ontario where he has pastored for 23 years.

He has served as a youth ministry intern, an associate pastor, a youth pastor, a church planter, a college and seminary professor, a fire chaplain, a conference speaker, and a lead pastor.

His education includes a B.Th., from Heritage College, a M.Div. from Moody Seminary in Michigan, a Th.M. in preaching from Wilfrid Laurier, and a D.Min. in spiritual formation from Liberty University.

He also hosts the Leadership Now podcast on Beachhead Media. Aaron is married to Susie and has five adult children and three grandchildren.

Glorify Him! (1 Cor. 6:20)

Rod Taylor

Leader, CHP Canada

Rod Taylor was born in Minnesota in 1951. He moved with his family to Canada in 1968. He and his wife, Elaine, joined the Christian Heritage Party in 1987.

They have lived for the past 37 years in the beautiful Bulkley Valley, in northern British Columbia. They have two children, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Rod worked for 25 years in the lumber industry in B.C. He also worked 6 years for Canadian National Railways in Alberta. He has been a federal CHP candidate 9 times and has also run as a provincial candidate in B.C. 4 times.

He served as CHP Canada Deputy Leader 5 1/2 years, Development Director 5 years and was elected as National Leader in 2014.

For over 30 years, he has been a director of the Smithers Pro Life Society.

He loves gardening, poetry, birdwatching and history.

Rod writes weekly commentary for CHP and, in 2018, authored a book entitled The Substance of Things Hoped For.

He also hosts a weekly podcast called CHP Talks.

Josh Alexander

High School Student Standing for Gender Specific Washrooms

Josh was a 16-year-old student in the 11th grade at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Ontario.

He was suspended in 2023 for expressing his religious and moral objections to the school’s transgender bathroom policy.

Since then he has been standing boldly for the Biblical truth about human sexuality and freedom, organizing and speaking at rallies and appearing in many interviews.

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