Each year at the Ideas to Impact Conference, we have the honor of hosting highly acclaimed speakers from around the nation. It's important to us that keynote speakers are not only inspiring, but relatable. That's why all of our keynote messages come from people just like you...our clients. Yes that's right, all our keynotes are ACS Technologies clients. From award winning authors and musicians to pastors and ministry leaders, the Ideas to Impact Conference delivers motivational keynote speakers who have inspiring messages, coupled with practical insight, for you to take back to your church, school, or organization. Truly, a conference like no other where you learn and grow from your peers...in the classroom and from the stage.
Join us amidst fellowship and fun to hear from Marvin Owen, President of ACS Technologies, as he shares a little about where we’ve been and where we are going… together. With the company for over 30 years, Marvin has worked with thousands of churches helping them in just about every aspect of their ministry life. As a pioneer in church software, he has a unique perspective on the lasting trends and those that come and go. He’s excited to share what’s happening and what’s coming up next for all ACS Technologies clients.
Pastor, author, and speaker Matthew Cork is the lead pastor of Friends Church in Yorba Linda, California. Friends Church has three campuses in north Orange County and is opening a fourth campus in 2018. Friends Church is leading a movement of hope and freedom in the U.S. for the most marginalized people in India through the work of Dalit Freedom Network (DFN). Since 2007, Friends Church has built 42 English educational centers in India that house over 11,000 students.
Matthew is the author of Why Not Today and the soon to be published leadership book, Broken for Good. In November 2017, Matthew accepted the role as superintendent of the Evangelical Friends Church, Southwest Region, and is looking forward to bringing vision and leadership to this family of 45 churches. Matthew and his wife, Mardi, have three children: Nolan (18), Sophie (17), and Ella (14).
Crawford was ordained to the ministry in March 1972. He attended Cairn University in Philadelphia, PA graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible with an emphasis on pastoral studies. He and his wife, Karen, married on May 22, 1971.
He’s traveled throughout the US, Caribbean, Asia, Canada, South America, Africa and parts of Europe preaching in churches, evangelistic outreaches, conferences, in colleges and seminaries. He has been the featured speaker at Super Bowls, NCAA Final Four Chapel, and the Pentagon with senior military officers.
He and his wife Karen are featured speakers at Family Life marriage conferences. They are co-authors of Developing Character in Your Child. Crawford has written 8 books including newly released, Unshaken.
Crawford has a Doctor of Divinity from Biola University, a Doctor Sacred Theology from Cairn University, a Doctor of Divinity from Moody Bible Institute, a Doctor of Letters from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Doctor of Divinity from Columbia International University. He holds several board positions including CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ). He is a visiting professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Crawford is the host of two national radio programs, the weekend program Living a Legacy, and the daily program Legacy Moments.
They have 4 children. Bryan, Heather, Bryndan and Holly, and have 11 grandchildren.
Presently, Crawford serves as Senior Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA.