2024 APHEA Convention Speakers

Rick Green – Patriot Academy

Rick Green is a former Texas State Representative, national speaker, author, and radio host.

Rick & his family travel the nation speaking on America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage. Rick and David Barton co-host the national daily radio program, WallBuilders Live!

Rick is the author and executive producer of Constitution Alive, America’s most engaging and entertaining study of the U.S. Constitution.

Rick & his wife, Kara, founded Patriot Academy, an elite leadership training program specializing in applied civics with a Biblical, historical, & Constitutional Foundation. Through their Constitution Coach program, they are training and empowering adults across the nation to educate their communities about the Constitution. 

Rick & Kara have 4 older kids and two grandchildren. They have homeschooled for 18 years.

The Green Family is here to challenge each of us to do our part in preserving and passing the torch of freedom by living out our liberty as the founding fathers envisioned.

Nathan Macias – Executive Director of Patriot Academy

The Honorable Nathan Macias is a former Texas State Representative, a retired USAF Lt Col, an engineer, business owner, and educator. He served as VP, Operations for several small businesses. His desire is to disciple individuals in order to develop our nation’s leaders. He directs the ever-expanding footprint and impact of Patriot Academy across the nation. He resides in San Antonio, TX with his bride of 39 years, Susan. They have seven adult children, six in-law children, and 13 grandchildren.

Renton Rathbun – Bob Jones University

Renton speaks on biblical worldview and apologetics across the country. He has been a classroom teacher for over two decades. His experience has included both secular and Christian colleges and universities. He holds a BS in English Education and an MA in interpretative speech from Bob Jones University. He has also received an MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University, an MA in philosophy from the University of Toledo, a ThM from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, and has a PhD in apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary. Renton is presently the director of the Center for Biblical Worldview at Bob Jones University. 

Hanna Sims – NETworkers TEC

Hanna Sims has been helping kids learn about God and His Word for over 15 years in churches, schools, ministry outreaches, and neighborhood clubs. She has a B.S. in Ministry Studies–Children from Calvary University. She seeks to glorify God by providing members of the body of Christ with a network of Teaching, Equipping, and Connecting resources to assist them in their Biblical ministry to the next generation through her ministry—NETworkers TEC. She has co-authored a children’s apologetics curriculum called “Yes, God is Real” and she is also a member of the Missouri Baptist Apologetics Network. Hanna engages kids, teens, and adults with workshops, events, and trainings to help them know Biblical truth and to be equipped with skills to share truth with others.