2022 Denim & Diamonds Fundraising Gala

Thursday, April 7, 2022

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Featured Speaker

Ryan Bomberger is an Emmy® Award-winning creative professional, columnist, factivist, and author of the powerful book, Not Equal: Civil Rights Gone Wrong. He is also the co-founder of RadianceFoundation.org, a life-affirming organization based on the belief that every human life has purpose. Ryan has a rather unique perspective of the innate nature of purpose. He is one of ten children, who were adopted and loved, in a diverse family of fifteen. Today, as an adoptee and father of four awesome kiddos (two of whom were adopted), he enjoys illuminating the intrinsic worth we all possess.

He and his amazing wife, Bethany, founded The Radiance Foundation to extensively research and creatively present challenging social issues (abortion, adoption, fatherlessness, poverty, LGBT activism, judicial activism, racism, free speech, and religious liberty) in the context of God-given Purpose. Ryan has keynoted at renown locations and events including the UN, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia University, Ireland’s Trinity College (home of the world’s oldest Philosophical Society), University of Notre Dame, Values Voter Summit, the March for Life (DC), Canada’s March for Life, UK March for Life, Capitol Hill briefings and hundreds more events here and abroad.

The Radiance Foundation launched the first public ad campaign to address the hugely disproportionate impact of abortion in the black community—TooManyAborted.com. Ryan’s work has received extensive media coverage by the NY Times, CNN, MSNBC, the Associated Press, Breitbart, ABC World News, Washington Times, Huffington Post, NPR, B.E.T., and many other mainstream and online media outlets.

He’s been denounced by Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, George Soros’ Media Matters for America, the NAACP and many other liberal organizations and politicians. He was even sued by the nation’s leading civil rights group because he parodied their name in an article exposing the NAACP’s radical pro-abortion position and actions, accurately calling them the “National Association for the Abortion of Colored People.” After a two-year battle in federal court, Ryan and Radiance prevailed in this free speech case.

Ryan earned his Masters in Communications from Regent University where he was named an Alumnus of the Year. He and Bethany also received the Messiah College Christian Stewardship Alumni Award.  Ryan was recognized for his leadership on pivotal social issues by Star Parker and given C.U.R.E.’s inaugural Lion Chaser Award  (based on 2 Samuel 23:20). In March 2017, Ryan was given the Ignite Courage Award by the Delaware Family Policy Council for his courage in standing for the truth in love (I Corinthians 16:13-14). The Institute on Religion & Democracy also recently named Ryan as one of the 100 Influential Protestants You Ought to Know.

As Chief Creative Officer of The Radiance Foundation, Ryan is passionate about building a culture that values Life in all of its stages.

Featured Artist

Paradox Worship Team

Paradox Church, Fort Worth, TX

 

Paradox Worship Team is a team of worship leaders and musicians from Paradox Church in the heart of Fort Wort. Paradox Church exists to saturate the city of Fort Worth with the glory and grace of Jesus. Paradox Worship Team consists of Paradox Music and the Worship Team which both serve the church in many ways by leading, supporting, and writing new songs. We are a spirit-led, gospel-driven, and joy-filled ministry that exists to proclaim and display the glory and grace of God, that all may sing!

Master of Ceremonies

Brent Warren

Associate Pastor/Discipleship, Southlake Baptist Church

Southlake, TX

Brent is a local kid, from Arlington, Texas. God revealed His call to career ministry on his life as a fourteen-year-old at youth camp, and he pursued that call until he was twenty-one. At that time, he resigned a position with a youth ministry at First Baptist Church in Wichita Falls to finish his college degree and chase a career in television. After attempting to find his place at KJTL – FOX18 in Wichita Falls and KTVT – CBS11 in DFW, he realized that his joy was only going to come from fulfilling what God had created him to do – serve Him with his life and career. Brent has served as a youth pastor, groups pastor, and lead pastor for over 20 years and has a real passion for seeing people draw closer to Christ and experience God’s freedom and forgiveness. Prior to Southlake Baptist, he and his wife Ashley, planted a church in North Fort Worth. Southlake Baptist sponsored that church plant, so it was a very comfortable transition when they joined Southlake Baptist’s staff in January of 2017.