Foster Braun has been a familiar voice in Detroit radio for the last 40 years. During that time he hosted Christian talk shows and worked on WJR 760 AM, one of America’s premier radio stations, where he also hosted a weekly Internet Advisor program. In 2009 a diagnosis of cancer ended his broadcast career but didn’t still his voice until 2019. Foster’s voice continued to be an instrument that the Lord has used to present many different kinds of messages including the Champions Arise series with Kent Darcie. His motivation is “Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.”
Kent Darcie is the founder of Adult Children of Divorce Ministries. He served as the head of men’s ministries at his church and has led marriage enrichment classes for many years. Kent is a popular speaker and, since 2004, presents sermons and workshops for adults with divorced parents. His passion is to help them apply God’s truth to minimize the impact of their parents’ divorce, and build restored relationships and healthy marriages.
Andy Napier is the host and producer of TWR’s 2-minute daily feature called “Footsteps.” Previously, Andy served for 24 years with WMBW (Moody Radio Chattanooga, Tennessee) in several capacities including Program Director and Host of the Morning Program. Andy and his wife, Kathy, along with their two boys, Sam (13) and John Edward (10), made the move to North Carolina in October of 2013 to serve as missionaries with TWR.
Edmund Spieker is the founder and executive director of Champions Arise. He is a veteran in missions and personally experienced Christ’s redeeming power in the chaos of WWII. He has been in leadership positions since 1966 in Brazil, Germany and North America. His present focus is leader and pastor care mainly in Brazil. His commitment is “But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the Gospel of the grace of God.” (Acts 20:24)
Paul Amos was the administrator for Champions Arise. Prior to his retirement in 2017, he served TWR as a ministry consultant and computer systems analyst. He holds an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Shepherds Theological Seminary. His commitment is, “[Jesus] is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.” (Colossians 1:28 NIV)