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Facing Opposition + Staying on Course

Season 3, Episode 3. Join Michael as he teaches from Chapter 2 of Nehemiah and discusses how to face opposition and how to stay on course as a leader with NFL Coach Les Steckel, Janet Parshall, and Dave Ramsey


Les Steckel

On March 1, 2005, Les Steckel became the seventh president/CEO of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Steckel’s extensive involvement with FCA dates back to 1972 when, as a college football coach, he attended his first FCA conference. In the 30-plus years since, Steckel has served as a Huddle Leader, platform speaker, camp dean and football clinician at various FCA Camps across the nation. He led Bible studies throughout his NFL career and served regularly as a guest speaker for FCA events.

Steckel’s football coaching career spans over 30 years. After spending five years as a college coach at the University of Colorado and the U.S. Naval Academy, Steckel began his NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers in 1978. His experience includes serving as the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans, whom he helped guide to the 2000 Super Bowl, and for the New England Patriots during their 1985 Super Bowl season. Steckel also held the position of offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. Additionally, he has been a position coach with the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Oilers and Buffalo Bills.


America’s trusted voice on money and business, Dave Ramsey is a personal money-management expert and extremely popular national radio personality. His seven best-selling books –Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership, The Complete Guide to Money, Legacy Journey and Smart Money Smart Kids – have sold more than 10 million copies combined.


Janet Parshall has been consistently profiled as one of the top 100 “talkers” in Talkers magazine, the leading trade publication of the talk industry. In 2008 and 2011, Janet was awarded the National Religious Broadcasters On-Air Personality of the Year. As a radio and television commentator, author and advocate for the family, Janet speaks nationwide on public policy issues that impact family preservation and promotion. She has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs, including Crossfire, Hardball, Nightline, Larry King Live, Donahue, The 700 Club, Hannity & Colmes and NewsNight with Aaron Brown, and has also appeared on various other programs on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, CBN, PBS, the BBC and NPR. Janet has also been featured in People magazine.

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