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- 2016's Top 10 Most Effective Pro-Life Fundraising Speaker
- Pro-Life Apologetics Expert
- Founder and President of 'Speaker for Life'


Dr. Marc Newman is president of Speaker for Life, a training firm dedicated to equipping pro-life advocates with public speaking skills, located in Southern California. He is considered to be one of the top pro-life speaker trainers in the nation and is in demand as a fundraising banquet keynoter. Whether you choose his signature banquet address aimed squarely at men, “Heroes,” or one of his four other banquet presentations, your audience will laugh, be entertained, educated, and shepherded toward the decision to become champions for your pregnancy center or pro-life organization.

His trainees include: regional trainers and directors of CareNet and Heartbeat affiliated pregnancy centers, National Right to Life affiliates, Presbyterians Pro-Life, American Life League, Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Respect Life, Feminists for Life, Operation Rescue, regional and center directors of Birthright, Concerned Women for America, Americans United for Life, Texans United For Life, Project Rachel, and numerous independent pregnancy centers and pro-life organizations nationwide.

He is the former Director of Speech and Debate at the University of California at Irvine, and recently retired from teaching in the doctoral program in the School of Communication and the Arts at Regent University. He has trained speakers in the public and private sectors for over 30 years. He is a founding faculty member of the new Applied Bioethics program at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

Marc has been a featured speaker at the CareNet National Conference, Heartbeat International Convention, the National Right to Life Convention, Focus on the Family Crisis Pregnancy Center Directors’ Conference, the California Pro-Life Council Statewide Convention, the WELS Lutherans for Life Leaders’ Training Seminar, the Tennessee Right to Life Leadership Conference, and the Birthright So-Cal Conference.

Marc holds a license to preach from the First Baptist Church of Gonzales, Louisiana in the Southern Baptist Convention.

In addition to his pro-life pursuits, Marc gives humorous and insightful presentations on the power of persuasion, both spoken and in the mass media, at national conventions, churches, and for community service organizations. He also heads – a site that helps Christians use movies to reach out to others with the Gospel. In that capacity he has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor and has been cited in Time magazine as well as other international, national, and regional publications. He lives in Vista, CA with his wife, Sharon, and their youngest son, Joel.

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Four Different Banquet Presentations To Meet Your Needs:
Everyone wants to be a hero, but we have lost our ability to see the heroic moment, and if we do, we are unprepared to respond. Marc aims this message at men, challenging them to step up, protect the unborn, and reclaim their position as fearless defenders of the weak and oppressed.

Based on one of C.S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters; a counter-strike by the enemy has weakened our resolve. Engage! is a call to know the truth about abortion, recognize our God-empowered ability to overcome evil, and transform belief into action by partnering with your center or clinic.

Have a special anniversary coming up? Marc helps your audience celebrate your achievement, but it's no time to rest. The battle still before us is long and hard. The lives of unborn children are still at stake. Marc brings God's command to endure and challenges your audience to join you in fighting the good fight.

Marc explains how a postmodern mindset is warping our morality, leading people into the abortion trap. He exposes the myths we believe, and how the Church is not immune. Finally, he boldly demonstrates how Pregnancy Counseling Centers are the best antidote to the poison of postmodern thought.



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Keynote Clips- "Thinking Abortion to Death"

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Banquet Keynote - "Engage!"

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Banquet Keynote - "Heroes"


“Marc Newman did it again! This was our second time hosting him and he did not disappoint!  His first visit was our highest grossing event ever, but this visit topped even that one! Marc has a remarkable way of connecting with the audience and really getting them invested in the cause of life. God is using him in a mighty way! Would recommend him to everyone without hesitation, and his pastors workshops are amazing as well!”
-Breanne Hunt, Lifeline Pregnancy Help Clinic

"We had Dr. Marc Newman as our speaker at Care Net Pregnancy Center (in Houston) for the third time last October. Marc is our favorite banquet speaker. Our guests/donors love him! We always receive rave reviews, and the donations from the event reflect that enthusiasm. Marc builds his entire speech to prepare guests to make a sacrificial donation at the end. No guilt, just an honest challenge. I believe our guests leave feeling connected and excited about supporting our pregnancy center. His talks are always fresh, never have that "old, I've given this speech dozens of times" sound. One of the things I like best is that Marc takes the time to get to know our center, and he skillfully weaves in specific information to personalize his talk to our center. And yes, we do plan on inviting him back for a fourth time soon!"
-Dr. Nanda Kirkpatrick, Care Net Pregnancy Center of Houston

 “Dr. Newman gave a superb speech and had the audience's attention the whole time.  He is very articulate and his presentation was excellent. Dr. Newman's "ASK" was excellent.  The ASK was doubled what we have received in past years, at this type of event.”
- Diane Inglet, Dayton Right to Life

“Our guests loved Marc Newman.  We haven’t had any negative feedback which is rare; There is always someone who doesn’t like a speaker for one reason or another.  The men were challenged to stand for the preborn.  Marc met with our Pastors the following day.  The pastors were feverishly taking notes and appreciated what he had to say as well.  Several pastors commented that they are taking the message back to their congregations to preach about abortion from the pulpit and what we as a community should be doing to stand for life. All of us are in agreement that Marc needs to come back next year. ”
-Elizabeth White, Living Well Medical Clinic

"Marc was so personable! We really appreciated the opportunity to meet with him, get to know him better, and to listen to the important information he had for us regarding abortion/pregnancy help centers. It was great that he desired to meet with our local pastors; I received positive feedback from the pastors. I also appreciated the opportunity to talk with Marc by phone a couple of times prior to our banquet. Marc was very professional, yet very personal in his communication with others.  He is an excellent speaker and is well versed on the topic of Life.  We received numerous comments regarding satisfaction that Marc was a straight talker and did not sugar coat the facts. Again, I was appreciative of the time Marc spent helping us to make our pastor’s breakfast and banquet a success."
-Linda Logsdon, Women's Resource Center

"The positive feedback we have received from our donors about Marc’s message is still coming in. Marc has the unique ability of being able to mix an appropriate amount of humor with a serious, powerful message. Not only did Marc move our donors to action, he spoke separately to a group of local pastors, some of whom had not heard of our ministry prior, and three of them are now on board as supporting churches. I can’t speak highly enough of Dr. Marc Newman. The gift he brings as a professional speaker is only surpassed by his love for Jesus. I strongly recommend him as your next banquet speaker!"
-Paul Marshall, Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central NY