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Phillip Telfer

Phillip Telfer has ministered to youth and families for over 20 years, sharing at camps, retreats, schools, conferences, and churches around the country.  He is the founder and president of Media Talk 101 which is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching media discernment in the light of following Christ. He has also produced and co-directed the award winning documentary Captivated. Phillip and his wife Mary have been happily married for 21 years and have been blessed with four children. They reside in rural Mt. Carroll, IL in a small farmhouse with a grand view of rolling hills and stunning sunsets.

Rhett Simkins

Rhett is the office manager at Media Talk 101.  After being challenged at the very first Media Talk 101 presentation, given by Phillip Telfer, he has grown to have a great desire to see the lives of others impacted as his was.  Rhett’s story of finding freedom from media is featured in the documentary “Captivated.”  He, his wife Emily, and their two boys live in a small town in northwestern Illinois and continue to enjoy the freedom that comes from a life in Christ.

Anthony Barr

Anthony Barr is a freelance writer, researcher, and storyteller. Anthony is also a junior in college and will be graduating with a BA in Humanities at the end of 2013. As part of his doctoral research on behalf of Mark Hamby (president of Lamplighter Ministries), Anthony studied modern neuroscience, motivation and leadership, faith, linguistics, media effects, storytelling, and a number of other interconnected fields of study. Anthony’s passion is to see his generation embrace their calling to pursue excellence for the glory of God by diligent study and work. He believes that true cultural transformation can only occur when the Body of Christ relentlessly pursues excellence. Anthony blogs faithfully on his website,