James Robison is the Founder and Publisher of The Stream. He also is the founder of LIFE Outreach International and host of the daily television program LIFE Today, an inspirational series that broadcasts worldwide. In addition to the daily program, LIFE engages in evangelistic outreaches and humanitarian efforts internationally. Robison and his team have helped drill water wells around the world, feed people in crisis situations, establish orphanages and schools, build homes for the homeless and rescue children from sex trafficking.
Over the past 50 years, Robison has preached in over 600 citywide evangelistic crusades attended by more than 20 million people. He has focused on national and international issues throughout his career and has authored many books. In 2012 he teamed with Jay W. Richards to write The New York Times bestselling book Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before It’s Too Late.
In 2003, Robison began writing weekly commentaries, and in 2010, he began meeting with key evangelical and Catholic leaders and praying diligently about how to work together for a unified public witness. The Stream was birthed through that process.
Dudley Hall is a Senior Contributor to The Stream. He is a recognized teacher who has been blessed with extraordinary gifts for equipping the body of Christ. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelors degree from Samford University. Dudley’s formal ministry began in college leading youth evangelism crusades. Sensing a need for discipleship training beyond the initial “sinner’s prayer” experience, he developed a follow-up program to citywide evangelistic crusades that touched thousands. He has helped plant churches throughout the United States and Africa.
Dudley is passionate about the centrality of Jesus Christ and the proclamation and practice of the New Testament gospel. He mentors young men, business leaders, pastors and ministry leaders, connecting the generations in a single-minded pursuit of knowing the Father as only a son can. Dudley is gifted in empowering men to embrace their masculine spirituality and leadership roles. His teaching and discipleship materials are used around the world.
Dudley has authored several books including Grace Works, Incense & Thunder, Glad to be Left Behind, Men In Their Own Skin, Orphans No More, When Hard Times Come, Follow Me and his latest a children’s book laced with gospel truth: Shorty the Substitute Ram. He is a sought-after speaker, an engaging preacher, an effective consultant, and a trusted spiritual father.
As the founder and President of Kerygma Ventures, Dudley is most at home on the beautiful 350 acre Tesoro Escondido Ranch discipling and training leaders in all spheres of life. Dudley and his wife, Betsy, live in Grapevine, Texas. They have two grown children and six grandkids.