Steve Arterburn is the founder and chairman of New Life Ministries and host of the #1 nationally syndicated Christian counseling talk show "New Life Live" heard and watched by millions on over 180 radio stations nationwide in addition to Sirius XM Satellite radio and now seen on television on the Family Net and NRB networks. Steve is also the founder of the Women of Faith conferences attended by over 4,000,000 people. He also serves as a teaching pastor at Northview Church in Carmel, Indiana, the 3rd fastest growing and one of the 20 largest churches in America.".
Steve is a nationally known public speaker and has been featured in national media venues such as Oprah, Inside Edition, Good Morning America, CNN Live, The New York Times, USA Today, US News & World Report, ABC World News Tonight, and ironically in GQ magazine and Rolling Stone magazine. In August 2000, Steve was inducted into the National Speakers Association's Hall of Fame.
Steve is a best-selling author of books such as Every Man's Battle, Lose It for Life, Healing Is A Choice, Take Your Life Back and his latest book, Every Believer's Thought Life. In addition to his books, Steve is the developer and editor of ten Specialty and Study Bibles, three of which were nominated for the Bible of the Year Gold Medallion Award. His best known, The Life Recovery Bible, has sold over 3,000,000 copies and is the 2nd all-time-best-selling Study Bible at Tyndale Publishers. HIs latest Bible projects with his wife and writing partner are the NLT One Year Bible for Men and NLT One Year Bible for Women..
With over 7,000,000 books in print he has been writing about God's transformational truth since 1984. He has been nominated for numerous writing awards and won three Gold Medallions for writing excellence. Along with Dave Stoop, he edited and produced The Life Recovery Bible.
Steve has degrees from Baylor University and The University of North Texas as well as two honorary doctorate degrees and is currently completing his doctoral studies in Christian Counseling.
Steve resides with his family in Carmel, Indiana
Chris Williams is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in both Brea and Newport Beach, CA. He received his M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hope International University where he also served as Director of Spiritual Formation for 5 years and is currently an adjunct professor. He has over 9 years of experience serving individuals, couples and families struggling with mental health disorders, addiction, trauma and relational challenges. He also works with treatment industry leaders and teams as a consultant and coach. He has become a highly sought after specialist in the treatment of complex trauma and multiple addictive issues. He strongly believes in a holistic approach to understanding the biological, psychological, relational and spiritual factors that impact people and their functioning.
Chris has also been integral in the design and development of spiritual formation programs for churches and Christian organizations. He has designed and developed Christian recovery programs, family programs and trauma recovery programs for addiction treatment centers and continues to consult with treatment centers and organizations to create healthier environments and effective outcomes.
He loves playing basketball, golfing and playing with his two young boys. Chris' most important and rewarding role in his life is husband to his wife and father to his two boys. He loves spending time with his family and lives in Orange County, CA.