The Bible for Kids

July 31, 2023

S5Ep29: Students Standing Strong


This week, co-hosts Mike and Sarah talk with the President of Students Standing Strong, Terry Ann Kelly.

Students Standing Strong (S3) a national non-profit ministry whose mission is “Connecting Students at School to Learn, Live and Lead Biblical Truth through Student-led clubs.” S3 clubs create a positive and energetic place for students to belong and do life together at school.

Students become leaders equipped and encouraged to live faith-filled lives with hope and purpose. Inspiring audiences to make a positive impact in their “world, “Terry Ann enjoys speaking to audiences across the country on spiritual, moral, social, and educational issues with an emphasis on home and family life. She has an expansive background in public speaking for women’s organizations, civic groups and churches. She also is a sought after speaker for mother/daughter, mother/son and women’s weekend retreats.

With a 35-year background in radio and television, Terry Ann has hosted countless local, regional and national programs. She defended traditional family values on the nationally syndicated television program Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, seen by over 5 million viewers. After addressing the Texas State School Board on history and government textbook standards, she was a guest on the National FOX network’s, FOX and Friends, where she discussed the raging debate what students should be taught in school.

She is the co-author of The Power of a Positive Friend, which has been translated into three languages, and a 31 day flip calendar entitled Teach It, Pray It, Live It: 31 Prayers for Nurturing Christ-Like Character In our Kids. Terry Ann has written numerous Bible study curriculums for pre-teens and teens as well as magazine articles. She taught public speaking and Business Communication classes for Baylor, Belmont and Dallas Baptist universities.

Terry Ann finds her greatest fulfillment in spending time with her husband, their five adult children, spouses, and grandchildren in Texas.

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About The Bible for Kids Podcast

If you have a child in your life that you want to pass along biblical values to, this podcast is for you. Hosted by best-selling author Amy Parker and author and co-creator of VeggieTales Mike Nawrocki, The Bible for Kids seeks to provide a discovery platform for best resources for teaching biblical values to kids. Guests include authors, teachers, musicians, film makers, and more.

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About Amy Parker and Mike Nawrocki

Amy Parker is the bestselling author of over fifty books for children, teens, and adults, including A Night Night Prayer and the Christian Retailing’s Best Award winners Firebird and Courageous Teens, which she co-authored. Her books have sold more than 1.5 million copies. A three-time Mom’s Choice Award winner, she lives outside Nashville with her husband and their two sons.

Mike Nawrocki is the co-creator of VeggieTales and the voice of the beloved Larry The Cucumber, has been part of the pulse of the Veggie brand since its inception in 1993. Mike has created, written, and directed most of the popular “Silly Songs with Larry” segments, including fan favorites “His Cheeseburger” and “The Hairbrush Song.” He has also lent his screenwriting and directing talents to dozens of VeggieTales episodes such as “Madame Blueberry and The League of Incredible Vegetables,” as well as both of the properties’ theatrical release films, Jonah and The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything. In addition, Mike has authored a number of VeggieTales books and CD projects as well as developing and writing for another of Big Idea’s hit animated properties, 3-2-1 Penguins. Mike is currently focused on developing new children’s properties centered around fun characters, engaging storytelling, and wholesome values. Mike makes his home in Franklin, TN, with his wife and two children.


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