Rick Burgess is the co-host of the nationally syndicated Rick and Bubba Show. He has co-authored multiple New York Times Bestselling Books covering topics such as politics, marriage, business, comedy and what it looks like to be a follower of Christ in secular entertainment. He has appeared on the Fox News programs Hannity's America, Your World with Neil Cavuto, and Fox and Friends.
Rick has spoken at youth events, men's events and marriage conferences across the country, all while teaching youth and men's Bible studies on a weekly basis. Rick is married to the former Sherri Bodine, and they have 5 children Brandi, Blake, Brooks, Brody and Bronner. Rick's wife Sherri has also authored the book Bronner: A Journey to Understand about what she and Rick learned about God through the earthly death of their youngest son. Rick's eulogy for his youngest son became the number 1 most viewed video in the world on youtube the week of the service.
Bill Searcey was born in 1958 in Savannah, Georgia, where he attended Benedictine Military School and became an All-American high school football player.Bill went on to play for legendary Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant at the University of Alabama and was a member of two National Championship teams in 1978 and 1979.
After college Bill went on to play in both the United States Football League and the National Football League.
After football, Bill's life took a tragic turn, filled with drugs and alcohol, which ultimately led to a life on the streets as a homeless resident of Birmingham,Alabama. Bill's rebirth was first witnessed by tv viewers in the A&E reality series Heavy, and now they can read the whole story in his first book High Tide: A Story of Football, Freefall, and Forgiveness.
Rich Wingo is an member of the Alabama House of Representatives, where he represents District 62, and a former NFL middle linebacker for the Green Bay Packers. He played five seasons for the Green Bay Packers, and he was a 1984 Green Bay Packers NFL Man of the Year nominee, as well as a the 1979 Green Bay Packers MVP and Rookie of the Year. He was drafted by the Packers in the seventh round of the 1979 NFL Draft out of the University of Alabama, where he was part of the 1978 National Championship team.
Brodie Croyle is Executive Director of Big Oak Ranch, a Christian home for abused, neglected, orphaned, and abandoned children. He is a former quarterback for the University of Alabama and the Kansas City Chiefs. During his football career, Brodie set numerous records at both Westbook Christian School in Rainbow City, Alabama, and at the University of Alabama before playing in the NFL for five years.
Brodie is married to Kelli Schutz Croyle, and they have two children--Sawyer and Luke, and he now serves full time at Big Oak Ranch, where he and his family are grounded in one purpose--to relieve the suffering of children. Big Oak Ranch has been focused on doing just that since 1974, with nearly 2,000 children calling it home.
Brodie's calling at Big Oak Ranch is founded on the words of Jeremiah 29:11: "For I know the plans I have for you, " declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."