Dr. Lew Sterrett

Director of a major camp and conference center, expert horse trainer, founder of a discipleship school, and a certified youth, marriage, and family counselor, Dr. Lew has a passion for Biblical Leadership Development. As audiences watch breathlessly, Dr. Lew skillfully tames wild horses while illustrating our own spiritual stubbornness and our Master’s kindness to continue drawing us to Himself. Dr. Lew shares his “Leadership Lessons from the Language of a Horse” across the nation, encouraging and equipping others to surrender to Christ and become effective as ministers of the Gospel.


Chaplain Tom Burch

Holding a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and having pastored churches in Missouri, Kansas, and Alaska, Tom Burch has spent the last 18 years at the International ALERT Academy, currently serving as Chaplain to the ALERT men. He is also actively involved in multiple evangelism outreaches, including preparing and distributing Gospel literature to overseas and stateside missionaries. His goal in life is to please God and have Him say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”


Pastor Bob Allison

With a heart for the gospel and a love for people, Pastor Allison has a passion for preaching the word. Bob Allison has been serving alongside the ALERT ministry for several years, investing into the lives of both the students and staff. His dynamic personality brings joy to everyone he meets!

Gabriel Cleator

With contagious enthusiasm for his Savior, Gabriel loves exhorting people of all ages to personally know and walk with Jesus Christ. He says, “God wants us to trust Him wholeheartedly, but it is very difficult to trust someone you don’t know very well.” Sharing from Scripture and life experiences, Gabriel shows how knowing God more wholly leads to trusting God more fully. His exuberant joy comes from the Lord, and his earnest desire is to encourage others in their spiritual walks. He lives in Big Sandy, TX with his wife Sara, where they serve with the Advanced Training Institute. 


Congressman Louie Gohmert

Serving his eighth term in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Louie Gohmert is a bold defender of America’s founding principles and conservative ideals. He proudly represents the First District of Texas which encompasses over 12 counties stretching nearly 120 miles down the state’s eastern border. He and his wife Kathy are the proud parents of three daughters. Their family attends Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, where Louie has served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years.