The founder and president of Mighty Oaks Foundation, Chad Robichaux, is a very special guest on Dawn and Steve Mornings! Hear about Chad's journey as a former Force Recon Marine and his book An Unfair Advantage: Victory in the Midst of Battle."
Author, Ted Shimer, is a guest on Dawn and Steve Mornings to discuss the epidemic-level of porn that led Shimer to develop the online recovery program, The Freedom Fight. Learn why this free and private program is so effective.
We have two special guests on Dawn and Steve Mornings to discuss what it means to have true biblical community! Pastors Jay Stewart and Derrick Hawkins will share about their new book Welded: Forming Racial Bonds That Last.
Chad M. Robichaux is the President and Founder of the Mighty Oaks Foundation, a leading military non-profit serving the US Military active duty and veteran communities with highly successful peer-to-peer faith based combat trauma programs and combat resiliency conferences. Chad and his team are dedicated to helping America’s military warriors and their families suffering from the “unseen wounds” of combat such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Their effort is on the front line to intercede and end the climbing 22 per day veteran suicide rate and the tragic divorce epidemic in military families. To date the program has over 1,200 alumni and has reached tens of thousands active duty service members through resiliency conferences. Chad is a former Special Operations Force Recon Marine and DoD Contractor with eight deployments to Afghanistan as part of a Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Task Force. He has earned an MBA and is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor with a focus on PTSD. Chad and his wife, Kathy, have been married for 21 years, and have three children.
Ted Shimer is the Field Staff Director for Student Mobilization (StuMo) and has been ministering to college students for the past 30 years. It was the epidemic-level of porn addiction on the college campus, and the lack of effective, affordable, and biblical recovery options that led Ted to develop the online recovery program The Freedom Fight. He is a Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional-Supervisor. His team has participated in over a dozen porn and sex addiction recovery programs. From their collective experience, the proven principles of recovery have become obvious and they are passionate about helping others understand and apply these principles so they can find freedom.
Derrick A. Hawkins is a devoted husband to Roshonda Hawkins. Together, they pastor The Refuge Greensboro in Greensboro, NC. He is the loving father of five: Ronnette, Dashawn, Labrica, Adarion, Jaylen, and the late Derrick Jr. In the summer of 2016, Derrick Hawkins became the Senior Pastor of House of Refuge Deliverance Ministries. In that same year, he led House of Refuge Deliverance Ministries into the historic merger with The Refuge. Today, he continues to fearlessly lead the campus; bringing the vision to new places and fresh heights. Additionally, Derrick loves jogging, reading books, and adding to his shoe collection. He most enjoys quality time with his family, cooking and watching his sons play sports.
Jay Stewart grew up in Columbus, Georgia. He met his wife Melanie in high school, and they were married in 1983. Together with their five kids and grandkids, they live just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. Jay is the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Refuge Church. In addition to leading The Refuge, he serves on several ministry boards, coaches pastors and church planters, and travels nationally and internationally to speak. He enjoys traveling, riding his Harley, playing basketball and golf, and spending time with his family.