Heroes of the Fatherless Summit 2023

You're Invited!

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You’re Invited!

September 14th – 17th, 2023
In beautiful San Diego, CA
At the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina

We are looking forward to this soul-fueling and encouraging time of fellowship. We will dive deep into the fatherless issue this country continues to face through our expert speakers and celebrate the growing impact Father’s in the Field ministry is having in this ongoing battle.

Join us and be our guest, thanks to the generous support of others!

~ For the fatherless, John Smithbaker

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Why attend the Heroes of the Fatherless Summit

Heroes Summit 2023

Heroes Summit 2019 Recap

We Are Eternally Grateful to Our Event Sponsors

Thank you for your Heart to Advance the reach of Fathers in the Field into Every State and into Every Church for Christ.

  • Jim and Christy Neiman
  • Tony and Carin Amaradio
  • David and Ashley Drumheller
  • Springs Garden Church, PA
  • Beverly Cheek

A few of the fatherless advocate Speakers

Keynote Speaker

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Bob Goff

Best Selling Christian Author, Sought-After Speaker, Professor at Pepperdine Law School and Point Loma University

Keynote Speaker

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Col. Allen West (U.S. Army, RET.)

112th US Congress Member, Former Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, National Speaker on Individual and Religious Freedoms


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Dr. David White

Pastor, Renowned Speaker, Life Coach and Men’s Basketball Referee, Alpha Male Advocate


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Tony Amaradio

Founder and Chief Strategist of Select Portfolio Management

Tony is a visionary and innovator in the financial services industry. Numerous ministry organizations call on Tony to be a guest speaker to help major donors to become faithful and generous givers


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John Smithbaker

Founding Servant of Fathers in the Field Ministry, Speaker and National Advocate for the Fatherless


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John Wayne Walding

Born on the 4th of July, John’s incredible story of valor in the prestigious 3rd Special Forces Group includes being awarded the Silver Star as well as the Bronze and Purples Heart.


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Evelyn Husband Thompson

Evelyn became a widow when her husband, commander Rick Husband and his crew’s shuttle Columbia broke apart just minutes before its scheduled return to earth. Now a noted speaker and author, she travels the US encouraging audiences with her story of triumph over tragedy.


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Dennis Swanberg

Dr. Dennis Swanberg, “THE SWAN”, is considered by many as “AMERICA’S MINISTER OF ENCOURAGEMENT.” He uses laughter as a tool to break down people’s barriers about themselves and he promotes faith and family values in a lighthearted and humorous way. He has the reputation for revealing and instilling hope and motivating people from all walks of life.

Worship Band

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Band Reeves

Brother duo, Band Reeves, is using their deep-seated Southern roots to spread the hope and love of Jesus through their newly released album, “Traveler.”

Jeramy and Cody Reeves were born and raised in East Texas. As ministry kids, their faith and trust in Jesus Christ were embodied and lived out daily by their loving and supportive parents. This shaped their devotion to ministry and heart for reaching the lost as they became young men, particularly through the avenue of music.