Bestselling author, radio and television personality and dynamic speaker, Rob Maaddi has covered local and national sports for nearly 20 years for The Associated Press. He’s a Philadelphia-based sports writer/national football writer for AP, a Major League Baseball Hall of Fame voter and former president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Rob has written or co-written six books. His latest title, Baseball Faith, was released in March. Football Faith was released in August 2015. Rob hosts “The Rob Maaddi Show” 8-10 p.m. Monday nights on 610 Sports and “Faith On The Field Show” 7-8 p.m. Thursday nights, starting April 6. Rob has hosted and co-hosted radio shows on 610-WIP, 94-WIP and hosted the Rob Maaddi Show on ESPN 920 in 2006-07. Rob and his wife, Remy, were breakout stars from WE tv’s first season of “Marriage Boot Camp” in 2013. They starred in the “Remy and Rob” spin-off before putting their television careers on hold following the birth of twin girls, Alexia and Melina, in August 2013.
A South Philly native, Rob graduated from St. John Neumann High School, received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Rutgers-Camden University and a Master of Journalism from Temple University. Rob is a member of the Deacons Prison Ministry softball team and is involved in numerous charities. He and his family reside in South Jersey.
Rob’s motto: “Make a difference; be a blessing”
A native of Haddon Heights, NJ Doug has always considered himself a true “4 for 4” Philadelphia fan. His love of sports led him to Eastern University where he received his BS in Health and Exercise Science with specificity in Athletic Training in 1999. He played four years of baseball at Eastern and then received an MS in Athletic Training from Indiana University in Bloomington. He then accepted the position as Head Athletic Trainer at Valley Forge Military Academy and College in Wayne, Pennsylvania where he was employed by NovaCare Rehabilitation. Doug returned to Eastern University as a full-time professor in the fall of 2008. As a certified athletic trainer he has covered everything from pee-wee football to professional sports. Some high-profile events include the 2009 USA Men’s Soccer CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2008 US Gymnastics Trial Finals, 2008 and 2006 NCAA men’s basketball tournament 1st and 2nd rounds, 2004-2008 Pennsylvania State wrestling tournaments, 2001 Big Ten and NCAA wrestling tournaments, and the 2001 Big Ten and NCAA crew championships.
The passion Doug has for helping athletes stay healthy and succeed has grown to helping others less fortunate. Doug has done mission work in Haiti and serves with Rob on the Deacons Prison Ministry softball team. He is co-founder of a non-profit obstacle course event called Goliathon. Based in Mullica Hill, NJ, Goliathon holds bi-annual events and donates proceeds to charity: water to bring clean water to third world countries. When he isn’t directing his own event, Doug loves to run and train for other events with his friends.
Doug happily resides in South Jersey with his lovely wife Christine and their four daughters – Gracie, Paige, Aubrey and Lucy. His son Luke is in heaven.
PASTOR KYLE HORNER
Kyle Horner is an internationally renowned speaker whose passionate motivational style has impacted audiences from Europe to Australia. With over 25 years of ministry and leadership experience, Kyle’s commitment and ability to present the timeless truths of God in a relevant and practical way has seen countless lives impacted around the world. It is this message of freedom centered within the grace and love of God that maintains the power to set people free. It is this truth that compels Kyle to bring the hope of the gospel to people both locally and globally. Kyle & his wife, Danielle, planted The Connect Church in 1998. Since then The Connect Church has become a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-generational, and multi-campus church which is focused on bringing a living Jesus to a dying world. Through multiple campuses, online connection, and compassion centered initiatives The Connect Church is reaching local communities with the tangible love of Christ.
Kyle’s insights come from a wide spectrum of successful leadership roles ranging from being an All-American quarterback, to founding Forward Business Institute, a program designed to develop the leadership acumen of business leaders around the world, as well as being the President of the Global Foundation for Dignity, where he leads a strategic dynamic to circumstances and elevate the lifestyles of those oppressed through persecution around the world. Kyle understands how to be a champion, construct a winning team, and elevate others toward a champion lifestyle.
As part of his role as a Global Outreach leader Kyle has brought humanitarian care to people and communities across the globe. His teams have helped build orphanages, homes, dig wells, perform medical treatments, distribute food & supplies, engaged in educational seminars for children, as well as performed community development throughout various ethnic communities. These opportunities have helped to give Kyle a larger global world-view.
Kyle and Danielle have one son, Jacob, and a West Highland White-Terrier, Louis.