Annual Inspire Health and Fitness Conference

Are you ready to change your life for the better? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired but need encouragement to change? Are you ready to discover a permanent external motivation to never put your health on the shelf again? Then join us for Inspire 2021. This year our event will take place online and will feature speakers from across the country. You aren’t going to want to miss this! Like our Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest happenings with the conference.

Past Speakers

Each year we invite speakers from all over the country, and sometimes the globe, to speak at our conference. These experts in discipleship, physiology, nutrition, exercise, and healthy living all present their information from the Christian perspective. They highlight how we honor God with our physical bodies when we have our mind, body, and soul in the right place. Below are some of the speakers from past Inspire Health and Fitness conferences.

LoLo Jones, Inspire Conference Speaker


Lolo Jones is a Track and Field (Summer 2008 and 2012) and Bobsledding (Winter 2014) Olympian. As a Des Moines native and Roosevelt High School graduate, Lolo enjoys visiting her hometown and giving back to the community.

TC Stallings - Inspire Conference Speaker


TC Stallings is a former athlete turned Christian actor. You may recognize him from films such as War Room, God’s Compass, Unbridled, and Courageous.

Gary Thomas - Inspire Conference Speaker


Gary Thomas is a Christian author who has written a number of books including, EveryBODY Matters, Sacred Marriage, Sacred Influence, Sacred Parenting, and many more.

Van Harden - Inspire Conference Speaker


Van Harden is the host of the Van Harden In the Morning Show on WHO Radio, formerly the Van and Bonnie in the Morning Show. Van is also the author of How You Look and How You Feel: Personal Transformation and Life in the Purple Wedge.

Dr. Angela Franklin - Inspire Conference Speaker


Dr. Angela Franklin is the President of Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa, author of her 2014 memoir, An Unconventional Journey…an Unlikely Choice, and former VP and provost at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.

Gary Wilkerson, Inspire Conference Speaker


Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge. Gary has served more than 40 years in ministry, has written three books and travels the global encouraging pastors.

Dr. Michael Brown - Inspire Speaker


Dr. Michael Brown is a nationally syndicated radio host of Line of Fire, co-author of Breaking The Stronghold of Food: How we conquered food addictions and discovered a new way of living, and an international speaker.

Pastor David Mathis, Inspire Conference Speaker


Pastor David Mathis is the Executive Editor of and Pastor of Cities Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. David is also the author of Habits of Grace.

Dr. Heidi Vermeer-Quist - Inspire Conference Speaker


Dr. Heidi Vermeer-Quist is the Founder and Owner of Heartland Christian Counseling located in Urbandale, Iowa. Heidi is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of clinical, teaching and counseling experience.


We are hard at work planning this year’s conference for Spring! Check back for details as the event gets closer. In the meantime, check out our event photos from previous conferences.

Want to Speak at INSPIRE 2021?

Do you a have an inspiring story to share about what God has done in your life that connects to the message of INSPIRE? Do you have your own recipe book of healthy meal options that are filling and delicious? Are you a pastor that considers his health to be an important part of your ability to minister? Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch!