Doug and Lisa Cherry
Doug and Lisa have a heart to see families make the spiritual baton pass to the next generation and fulfill the calling of God that is on their lives. For this reason, they founded Frontline Family Ministries Inc. in 1998. Doug completed his masters degree of Theology at Oral Roberts University in 2000. During that time, Doug and Lisa taught at Victory Bible Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Together with all their 10 children and son and daughter-in-law and their growing numbers of descendants, they lead the various Frontline Ministries including Pastoring Victory Dream Center (an outreach-style church that serves hundreds of impoverished people each week, and was pioneered in 1998), REALITY Youth Center, POTTS (Parents of Teens and Tweens), and Frontline Families Resources. As a business man and CPA, Doug also founded Doug Cherry Financial Services, a financial planning and investment business out of Carbondale, Illinois. As speakers, teachers, and authors, Doug and Lisa have spoken to thousands of adults, youth, children, men’s and women’s ministries since their teen years. Since their own life and world view was totally transformed by the timeless truth of God’s Word, they are passionate to bring an awakening and equipping message of hope to a confused generation. Their compassionate and yet penetrating style captivates audiences of all ages as they laugh and cry their way to change. Doug and Lisa have seen a lot in 30 years of parenting her 10 kids (and yes, they are all biological with the same set of parents and no twins)! But the experience of bringing their oldest daughter through the crisis of being sexually abused by a member of their church was unlike anything they were prepared for. On the victory side of the pain, they are equipped to share the essential keys to successfully protect and navigate a generation in trouble through times of crisis. Joyfully married for over 33 years, Doug and Lisa know what it is like to navigate a family through both smooth sailing waters and troubled dangerous storms. Their sensitivity, passion, and wisdom equip parents to launch strong Christ followers for the next generation. As they enjoy loud family dinner nights, toy-strewn messy living rooms, and traveling and speaking to churches, parents and teens, they have found their Frontline for Him. Go HERE for information on booking them as speakers at your event.
Doug & Lisa are highly sought after speakers and have been keynote speakers with Acquire the Fire for multiple years, as well as other national conventions annually speaking to thousands of parents and families across the nation each year. Doug and Lisa are beginning a new tour with Kingdom Youth Conference ministering to parents and leaders all across the country. Doug and Lisa are also active in radio, and have a weekly parenting radio spot with American Family Radio, have appeared multiple times on television networks, and are regular contributors for various publications.
Nathan and Tara Cherry
Nathan and Tara were married in August of 2007 in Carbondale, IL and have four children, Lilibeth, Ryan, Benjamin, and Andrew. Nathan graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2007 and Tara graduated from Teen Mania Honor Academy in 2005 and John A Logan College in 2006. Nathan is the Associate Pastor of Victory Dream Center and Director of Reality Youth Center while Tara is Assistant Director of Reality Youth Center. They have heard the Battlecry for this generation and are in love with their Savior as they labor in the fields of ministry to young people and not so young people alike! As parents of two special needs children, they have established their young family on the immovable rock of Jesus and love to watch God perform His daily miracles.
Adam and Kalyn Waller
Adam and Kalyn were married on August 7, 2010. Kalyn & Adam have 3 children, 2 here on earth (Kyla & Elijah) and one in heaven (Esther). Adam is a Registered Nurse with experience in cardiac care and rehabilitation graduated from Shawnee College in 2010. He is passionate about discipleship and worship which made him a great fit into the Cherry family. (He also seems okay with noisy living room gatherings!) Kalyn, graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a degree in social work. She serves as the children’s director for Victory Dream Center and motivational speaker for Frontline Family Ministries. Together they have a passion to reach children, teens and families both nationally and internationally. Kalyn is the co-author of Kalyn’s Secret and Unmask the Predators as well as the author of My Secret Exposed. Kalyn also ministers to parents who have lost a child through her blog MommysHeavenlyDream.com. Adam and Kalyn dream to one day serve in overseas missions
Lucas is co-author with Lisa of Not Open: Win the Invisible Spiritual Culture War and has published articles with Charisma News and Barbwire.com speaks across the country to young people and parents alike through conferences and church events. Lucas has his Bachelors of Accounting and Business Management from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where he was a member of the Cross Country and Track teams, and his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is currently finishing his CPA licensing and works as the Director of Finance & Operations at National Christian Foundation Heartland. Lucas’ mission statement is: To bring glory and honor to Christ as he succeeds in everything he puts his hand to, and to bring others closer to the Cross through his actions and speech. He has a long-term vision of working in full-time ministry and using his business experience to strengthen non-profit organizations and open doors for the gospel.
Hannah recently graduated with her B.A. in Communications from Regent University, and is currently working on her M.S. in Mass Communications and Media Management from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She competes in the Track and Field program at SIUC, and also serves in Victory Dream Center as the Food Pantry Manager. She is fifth born of Doug & Lisa Cherry and she has developed a deep passion to see her generation bough back from the deception of this culture. She has traveled to various states and foreign countries sharing this passion and encouraging others to look towards the freedom and redemption of Jesus Christ. As a young person, she understands the pressures and temptations of this age, and stands firm in her commitment to be a part of the remnant of God. She is an experienced motivational speaker to young people and adults alike, urging them to reject the ways of this world, and follow whole-heartedly after the only One who can satisfy and save. Hannah serves as Director of Operations and Communications at Frontline Family Ministries.