Speakers

Pastor HJ Sean Moon

Pastor Hyung Jin Sean Moon was born in Tarrytown, New York, as the youngest son of Rev. Sun Myung Moon. His famous father, the founder of the Holy Spirit Association for Unification of World Christianity (AKA the Unification Church), was renowned for his stand against communism. Born in North Korea in 1920, Rev. Moon suffered under both Japanese and Communist oppression and was imprisoned and tortured seven times. During the Korean War, on the day prior to his execution in a North Korean death camp, he was liberated by U.S. Forces. Communism’s evils galvanized his resolve to establish CAUSA, a summary of Marxism’s deep-seated flaws, and create the first “alternative news” outlet, The Washington Times newspaper.

Pastor HJ Sean Moon earned his Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Master of Theology degrees from Harvard. Moon studied Buddhism, but became convinced that the Christian Gospel was the only path to salvation. In 2009, his father officially crowned his son as his heir and successor in three separate ceremonies in Korea and in New York City. Following his father's death in August 2012, Hyung Jin Moon expressed disapproval to his mother, Hak Ja Han, for corrupting the theological foundations of the church’s Christian teachings and for elevating her own status. She usurped her son’s inherited positions and ousted him from the Family Federation for World Peace. To reestablish the lost foundation of his Father, Moon moved to PA with his brother, Justin Moon (owner of Kahr Arms) in April 2013.

Currently, Moon continues as his father's successor through the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary ministry. In 2015, he published "Constitution of the United States of Cheon Il Guk," which lays out the political structure for the future Kingdom of God on Earth. Sanctuary Church and the Rod of Iron Ministry gained national attention in February 2018 when Moon and his wife presided over a marriage vows renewal ceremony where participants wearing crowns carried their AR-15 rifles, representing the biblical “rod of iron” as cited in Psalms, the Book of Revelation, and other biblical passages. Moon hosts “The King's Report,” a two-hour YouTube weekday broadcast, stressing spiritual guidance and offering commentary from a biblical perspective. He holds a black belt in the Gracie line of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and trains students in the warrior arts—Jiu Jitsu, kali scrima knife practice, firearms drills, bush crafting and survivalist training—to fortify America’s “sheepdog culture.”

Books:
The Moment
A Bald Head and a Strawberry
Rod of Iron Kingdom

Craig Sawyer

Craig Sawyer, AKA "Sawman," grew up near Houston, TX and got his tactical start in the U.S. Marine Corps. He quickly transitioned to the U.S. Navy to pursue high-level Special Operations as a U.S. Navy SEAL. As an Operator at SEAL Team One, Craig gained critical combat experience in Desert Shield and Desert Storm resulting in decoration for "Heroic Service."

After returning from Desert Storm, Craig served as a SEAL Sniper Instructor until being promoted to DEVGRU. While serving at SEAL Team One, Craig fought in various Martial Arts tournaments in South-East Asia, as well as SCARS (Special Combat Aggressive Reaction System) hand-to-hand training under Jerry Peterson and Lew Hicks. These experiences built upon his Martial Arts history of fighting various tournaments, such as the Karate Olympics tournaments in Houston, TX and one year of formal boxing under Henry & Jim Harris.

After serving in the Navy, Craig signed on as one of the "Original 33" Federal Air Marshals, who were in place prior to the 9/11 attacks against the U.S. Craig remained there for 5 years reaching the management rank of J-Payband ATSAC (GS-14). At that point, Craig began contracting in the various combat zones, running tactical teams and protecting high-level U.S. Dignitaries.

In 2004-2005, Craig was selected to serve as Agent In Charge (AIC) of High-Threat Mobile Security operations in war zones for the U.S. Department of State, responsible for the mobile teams covering all stationed and visiting U.S. Chief of Mission personnel in the region.

Craig still remains operationally active in multiple roles. In addition, he often instructs various advanced training courses under his Tactical Insider banner.

In the entertainment industry, Craig has made a name for himself in the following:

  • Most frequent "Expert" on all 5 seasons of History Channel's TOP SHOT
  • Virtually every major television news station and morning talk show, including THE TODAY SHOW, FOX & FRIENDS, MORNING JOE, CBS EVENING NEWS, FOX NEWS, THE DYLAN RADIGAN SHOW, etc.
  • Team Leader and voice for Animal Planet's BATTLEGROUND: RHINO WARS
  • Military Channel's DEADLIEST TECH: SPEC OPS
  • History Channel's SNIPER: DEADLIEST MISSIONS
  • History Channel's (H2) TOP GUNS
  • Craig co-starred in a new movie for 2016, Army Dog, with Casper Van Dien
  • There are 2 new feature films going into production with Craig as Tach Advisor, Co-Producer, and/or Actor.
  • Craig co-starred with R Lee Ermey on GunnyTime for 3 seasons, until Gunny's passing.

Non-Profit: Craig launched Veterans For Child Rescue in April 2017, which is a task force of senior veterans of the counter-terrorist, intelligence, federal law enforcement, international counter-poaching and film & television communities who are dedicated to expose and help combat abusive child sex trafficking rings in order to create a brighter future for the children. www.vets4childrescue.org

Alan Gottlieb

Alan Gottlieb is the Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, serves on the Board of Directors of the American Conservative Union, is President of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, and President of the American Political Action Committee.

The Second Amendment Foundation is known for its high-level wins at the Supreme Court including Heller v DC and McDonald v Chicago, landmark cases that, among others past and still pending, are incrementally re-establishing the Right to Keep And Bear Arms at the Supreme Court level. By pursuing our rights in the highest court in the land, decisions from that bench will serve to invalidate any anti-gun legislation at a Federal or State level.

In addition to his work defending our Second Amendment rights, he is also the author of over twenty pro-gun books and is regularly seen and interviewed by radio and television news anchors and talk shows.

Matt Guedes

Matt Guedes is the Executive Director of Camp Freedom (a non-profit organization that helps disabled Veterans and First Responders through outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, and shooting sports), Founder/Owner of Journey Hunts (a worldwide hunting company offering hunts around the globe), Author of Hunting for Purpose, a Pastor of 24+ years, Owner of XULON Apparel, and a former US Army Officer. Matt has more than twenty years of experience in the outdoor industry and the ministry. His extensive background in the outdoor world along with pastoring churches has given him a unique skill set which he utilizes in speaking on freedom and life as Christian outdoorsmen.

For the past 22 months Matt has built the foundation for Camp Freedom. Bill Bachenberg, Camp Freedom’s founder, empowered Matt to put wheels onto his vision and the results have been astounding. Camp Freedom is literally seeing the
lives of Veterans and First Responders saved.

For nearly 10 years, Matt has owned a hunting consultant business. Journey Hunts has paved the way for hunters and their families to encounter the outdoors in a memorable experience. He leads his staff to assist clients to have a hunt of a lifetime and enjoy the journey along the way.

Matt is an outdoor writer, pro-staff hunter, and sponsored hunter who has pursued various game in nine countries on five different continents. He has been a business consultant for several businesses in need of leadership and direction. He also named, created, and hired upwards of 70 personnel in developing a multi-million dollar recycling company which he managed for three years.

Matt graduated from Dickinson College in 1991 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He also served as an officer in the United States Army for 4 years. He has pastored three churches for a combined 24 years in the ministry. He has been married for 25 years and has been blessed with three children.

John Velleco

John Velleco is the Executive Vice President for Gun Owners of America. GOA is a national grassroots organization representing more than 1.5 million Americans dedicated to promoting their Second Amendment freedom to keep and bear arms. GOA lobbies for the pro-gun position in Washington, D.C. and is involved in firearm issues in the states. GOA’s work includes providing legal assistance to those involved in lawsuits with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the federal firearms law enforcement agency.

Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson is a North Carolina man who became an internet sensation by speaking at a city council meeting in support of gun rights says he was standing up for freedoms that the nation’s founders died to give all Americans.

“Now, if those people could give their lives for those causes to give us the freedoms we have today, then we need to have the courage to give back,” Mark Robinson, a resident of Greensboro, North Carolina, told The Daily Signal in a phone interview. “None of us are under threat of death right now,” Robinson said. “Sure, we might be under threat of some harsh words. But if those people could give their lives to give us our freedoms, we can take a few harsh words and a few hits. And that matters, to do what we have to do to keep our freedoms."

See Mark speak at the city council:

John “TIG” Tiegen

John “TIG” Tiegen is an American hero, a CIA contractor, a survivor of the 2011 Benghazi attacks, co-author of the book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, former GRS Operator and veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Joining the USMC at the age of 17, TIG has been devoted to serving his country for decades. After four years of military service, TIG spent several years as a security contractor with Blackwater Security on missions to the Middle East. He also joined the CIA's Global Response Staff working security in high-threat environments worldwide. This role led TIG to his place as an Annex Security Team member in Benghazi during the 2011 terrorist attacks. His bravery and action with his team to fight terrorists and rescue many lives over 13 hours of unassisted combat led to TIG's reception of the Award for Heroism and Valor.

TIG and his wife, Margaret, continue to serve others through their non-profit foundation Beyond the Battlefield. It was founded in 2017 with the mission to provide support for wounded veterans as they face the many challenges encountered during rehabilitation, the healing process and reintegration into everyday life.

Dr. Joseph Green

Dr. Joseph L. Green is the founder of The 2019 Movement.

He is a devoted husband, father, businessman and a published author. He is married to Gwendolyn Green and together they have 3 children. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master’s in Urban Ministry, and a Doctorate in Humanities.

He is the co-Founder of Antioch Assembly located in Harrisburg, PA and the Director of The Josiah Project, a faith-based mentoring program designed to empower at-risk teenagers.

Amanda Suffecool

Amanda Suffecool is the energy behind national Conceal Carry Fashion Shows. Amanda is the producer as well as co-host of the nationally syndicated show Eye On The Target Radio alongside her brother, Rob Campbell. She has been an NRA instructor for more than 16 years. She is also a FEMA, OSHA and ALICE active shooter response trainer. She is the Ohio delegate of the DC Project as they represent National 2A issues.

Amanda serves as the the director of the REALIZE firearms awareness coalition. A group that offers training and education about firearms in Ohio. Their mission is to educate citizens as to the historical intent of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, to enable citizens to accurately relate and defend aspects of the U.S. Constitution, to enhance public awareness and support for responsible gun ownership, and to emphasize firearms education for women who facilitate the transmittal of constitutional awareness and gun ownership to succeeding generations.

Amanda will be hosting the concealed carry fashion show at the ROI Freedom Festival.

Andy Hallinan

"Andy the Gun Guy"

Andy was raised in an extremely anti-gun family in Massachusetts. "My family was so anti-gun that I wasn't even allowed to play with GI Joes when I was a kid - because they had guns," Andy explains.

At 19 years old, Andy relocated to Florida and began a marketing career - selling his first marketing agency before he was even 22 years old.

Andy's unique marketing skills propelled his career forward, and soon he was working with big-name companies like Sony, Betty Crocker, Pampers, and Gillette. But then... disaster struck, and Andy was changed forever.

"One day, I woke up to the news of the Aurora, Colorado Movie Theater Shooting - the Batman Massacre. Something instantly snapped in my soul - so I quit my marketing career, bought my first gun, and became a firearm instructor all in the same weekend."

Andy has since devoted his life to advancing the 2nd Amendment and has used his unique marketing skills to draw hundreds of thousands of law-abiding Americans to take a stand against violent crime.

Andy's motto: "Get armed. Get trained. Carry daily."

Kelly Ann Pidgeon

Kelly is the CEO of Armed and Feminine LLC.

I believe every woman has the right to self-protection and to protect her family. She needs to have the right skills in gun safety and handling, shooting proficiency and understanding personal safety.

Most women want to be taught these skills by a woman. We learn differently from men. We’re built differently from men. We have different priorities from men. As a Certified The Well Armed Woman instructor, ICE Certified Defensive Firearms Coach and Certified NRA instructor, I will give you the tools needed to become a more confident woman about personal safety for you and for your family.

In our world today, it’s time to take charge of your own personal safety, by no longer relying on someone else to keep you protected but by becoming the protector – no matter what your age. We also offer safety and shooting fundamental programs for Tween-Teenagers. ARMED and Feminine, LLC had trained over 500 women in just 3 short years. We welcome you. Check it out; see if this is for you. I am happy to accompany you along your journey.