Speaker Bios

Dr. Dennis Holt, Cornelius House Ministries
Dr. Holt has served as teacher, lecturer, author, retreat and seminar director, and praise and worship leader. Although Dr. Holt is a practicing Catholic, he has taught in both Catholic and Prostestant Churches where he shares the mysteries and power of the Kingdom of God. He believes that truth never changes, and that it has the same potential for anyone who will believe and receive.

Thomas "Mac" Smith
Thomas "Mac" Smith is a Christian Psychologist with a healing ministry. He is a visionary and healer in the Catholic Church. Mac was ordained as a priest for the Diocese of Little Rock in 1964 and eventually departed the active ministry. He was laicized by Pope Paul VI (a laicized Priest actually remains a priest but cannot administer any Sacraments except in an emergency, and then he is required to do so). For many years, Mac has held spiritual retreats and healing prayer ministries in the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, and Yugoslavia. In addition, he has provided free counseling and healing prayers to the physically abused and victims of domestic violence. He has also trained local and state police in the area of domestic violence and anger management.

Mac has a strong education and working experience in theology, consisting of: Master of Arts Degree in Theology and Master in Psychology. Mac's background includes working as Executive Director for an international ecumenical telephone ministry dealing with emotional illness, including suicide, from 1979-1981. He also served Executive Director for the Office of Economic Opportunity in Little Rock, Arkansas for six years. During this time, he was responsible for all anti-[poverty programs in Pulaski County, Arkansas.

From 1964-1974, Mac served in various positions, including priest for the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas; Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; faculty member of Little Rock Catholic High School; pastor of St. Mary's Church in Hot Springs, Arkansas; Associate Director of Catholic Social Services under the Diocese of Little rock; and Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Mac is Board Certified in Counseling Psychology. He attended Harvard Graduate School, where he studies the dynamics of human anger with focus on domestic violence, through a grant provided by the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas, and a grant through Levi-Strauss.

Mac began ministering healing in Venezuela in 2004 and has traveled over three-quarters of the country. Referred to as Hermanos (Brother) by the priests and the Archbishop of Venezuela, he is planning a return trip in March of 2011. He has also ministered in Columbia and plans to travel to Brazil. Hermanos Thomas believes that Latin America and Africa are the future for the church. While in Latin America, he ministers mostly to the poor, having prayed for as long as seventeen hours for those in need. He has also has been visited by the Virgin with many witnesses. In addition to his work in Latin America, Mac plans to pray over and bring resources to Brazil, Argentina and Nigeria.

Fr. Tony Robbins
Fr. Tony Robbins, son of John and Kay Robbins, was ordained on May 22nd, 2010. He currently serves as the pastor of St. Louis in Camden, Immaculate Heart of Mary in Magnolia, and St. Luke in Warren, Ark. He has a BA in Mathematics from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock and a MA in Divinity from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. He is honored to be a speaker at his father’s memorial retreat and hopes that everyone encounters the grace and love of God.