[section is_fullwidth=”” default_spacing=”yes” height=”auto” background_options=”{"background":"image","color":{"background_color":""},"image":{"background_image":{"type":"custom","custom":"727","predefined":"","data":{"icon":"http:\\/\\/themessengerbook.net\\/wp-content\\/uploads\\/2015\\/07\\/cleanbg9.jpg","css":{"background-image":"url(\\"http:\\/\\/themessengerbook.net\\/wp-content\\/uploads\\/2015\\/07\\/cleanbg9.jpg\\")"}}},"overlay_options":{"overlay":"no","yes":{"background":"rgba(250,250,250,0.3)"}}},"video":{"video":"","overlay_options":{"overlay":"no","yes":{"background":"rgba(0,0,0,0.55)"}}}}” class=”forcewhiteheader” auto_generated=”” first_in_builder=”1″ _array_keys=”{"background_options":"background_options"}” _made_with_builder=”true”][row][column width=”1_1″ default_padding=”” html_label=”” padding_top=”0″ padding_right=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ padding_left=”0″ background_options=”{"background":"none","image":{"background_image":"","repeat":"no-repeat","bg_position_x":"","bg_position_y":"","bg_size":"","overlay_options":{"overlay":"no","yes":{"background":"rgba(0,0,0,0.55)"}}},"bgcolor":{"background_color":""}}” txtcolor=”” tablet=”” offset=”” class=”” _array_keys=”{"background_options":"background_options"}” _made_with_builder=”true”][special_heading title=”About Authors” heading=”h2″ subtitle=”” spacing=”heading-spacing” color=”#284438″ class=”” _made_with_builder=”true”][/special_heading][/column][/row][row][column width=”1_3″ default_padding=”” html_label=”” padding_top=”0″ padding_right=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ padding_left=”0″ background_options=”{"background":"none","image":{"background_image":"","repeat":"no-repeat","bg_position_x":"","bg_position_y":"","bg_size":"","overlay_options":{"overlay":"no","yes":{"background":"rgba(0,0,0,0.55)"}}},"bgcolor":{"background_color":""}}” txtcolor=”” tablet=”default-tablet” offset=”no-offset” class=”centerit” _array_keys=”{"background_options":"background_options"}” _made_with_builder=”true”][media_image image=”{"attachment_id":"681","url":"\\/\\/themessengerbook.net\\/wp-content\\/uploads\\/2016\\/01\\/mark-smeby.png"}” image_size=”{"select_size":"auto","custom":{"width":"","position":"fw-single-image-center"}}” link=”” target=”_self” _array_keys=”{"image":"image","image_size":"image_size"}” _made_with_builder=”true”][/media_image][heading title=”Mark Smeby” heading=”h2″ color=”” separator=”{"show_separator":"yes"}” class=”” _array_keys=”{"separator":"separator"}” _made_with_builder=”true”][/heading][/column][column width=”2_3″ default_padding=”” html_label=”” padding_top=”0″ padding_right=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ padding_left=”0″ background_options=”{"background":"none","image":{"background_image":"","repeat":"no-repeat","bg_position_x":"","bg_position_y":"","bg_size":"","overlay_options":{"overlay":"no","yes":{"background":"rgba(0,0,0,0.55)"}}},"bgcolor":{"background_color":""}}” txtcolor=”” tablet=”default-tablet” offset=”no-offset” class=”centerit” _array_keys=”{"background_options":"background_options"}” _made_with_builder=”true”][text_block text=”<p>Mark Smeby is a Nashville-based author, speaker, and singer/songwriter who is all about hope&mdash;creating products, resources, and live events all focused around the topic. He travels the country sharing the message of hope through his music and speaking engagements&mdash;in a variety of locations, such as churches, corporations, schools, and prisons. His one minute daily radio feature, the Live Hope Minute, is heard on radio stations around the country. He has released four CDs (available on iTunes and other digital outlets) and released numerous songs to Christian radio. He costarred in an episode of ABC&rsquo;s hit series Nashville and has acted in several faith-based films, including Gracia, 1 Message, The Perfect Gift, and The Hepburn Girls.</p><p>Connect with Mark at <a href="http://www.marksmeby.com" target="_blank">MarkSmeby.com</a>.</p>” _made_with_builder=”true”][/text_block][/column][/row][row][column width=”1_3″ default_padding=”” html_label=”” padding_top=”0″ padding_right=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ padding_left=”0″ background_options=”{"background":"none","image":{"background_image":"","repeat":"no-repeat","bg_position_x":"","bg_position_y":"","bg_size":"","overlay_options":{"overlay":"no","yes":{"background":"rgba(0,0,0,0.55)"}}},"bgcolor":{"background_color":""}}” txtcolor=”” tablet=”default-tablet” offset=”no-offset” class=”centerit” _array_keys=”{"background_options":"background_options"}” _made_with_builder=”true”][media_image image=”{"attachment_id":"668","url":"\\/\\/themessengerbook.net\\/wp-content\\/uploads\\/2016\\/01\\/cecil-o-kemp-jr.png"}” image_size=”{"select_size":"auto","custom":{"width":"","position":"fw-single-image-center"}}” link=”” target=”_self” _array_keys=”{"image":"image","image_size":"image_size"}” _made_with_builder=”true”][/media_image][heading title=”Cecil O. Kemp Jr.” heading=”h2″ color=”” separator=”{"show_separator":"yes"}” class=”” _array_keys=”{"separator":"separator"}” _made_with_builder=”true”][/heading][/column][column width=”2_3″ default_padding=”” html_label=”” padding_top=”0″ padding_right=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ padding_left=”0″ background_options=”{"background":"none","image":{"background_image":"","repeat":"no-repeat","bg_position_x":"","bg_position_y":"","bg_size":"","overlay_options":{"overlay":"no","yes":{"background":"rgba(0,0,0,0.55)"}}},"bgcolor":{"background_color":""}}” txtcolor=”” tablet=”default-tablet” offset=”no-offset” class=”centerit” _array_keys=”{"background_options":"background_options"}” _made_with_builder=”true”][text_block text=”<p>Cecil O. Kemp, Jr. is a life coach, leadership mentor, a sought after speaker, and author of ten books. A successful CPA, business owner, and executive, Cecil, along with his wife Patty, founded and operate two globally-based entities: The Wisdom Company and The DiffferenceMaker Foundation. Through those entities and their personal efforts, the Kemps encourage and equip individuals to live and lead by Jesus’ servant model of living and leadership and thereby leave a positive imprint in every person they are privileged to touch. Married for over four decades, Cecil and Patty are residents of greater Nashville, TN, parents of two adult children, and four times grandparents.</p><p>To contact Cecil and learn more about him, visit his website:<br /><a href="http://difference-maker.net" target="_blank">Difference-Maker.net</a>.</p>” _made_with_builder=”true”][/text_block][/column][/row][/section]