Ron Hall

Ron Hall centered his life around a successful career as an international art dealer and a passion for his Rocky Top ranch on the Brazos River. All of this changed dramatically in 1998 as a result of an encounter he had with a man in the homeless shelter where Ron and his wife Deborah had begun volunteering two weeks earlier. This life-changing encounter, since featured on many television and radio shows, inspired Ron to write his first book Same Kind Of Different As Me—a story of hope and redemption. The word-of-mouth hit became a New York Times platinum bestseller and stayed on that list for more than three-and-a-half years.

In 2007, President Bush appointed Ron to the State Department Cultural Property Committee to advise the President on diplomatic matters regarding international art and antiquities. He served through December 2011.

Ron is also a screenwriter and producer of the new movie SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME. He recently published the children’s version of Same Kind Of Different As Me, known as Everybody Can Help Somebody. Ron and his wife Beth reside in Dallas where they direct the Same Kind of Different as Me Foundation.

Denver Moore

Denver Moore was born in rural Louisiana in January 1937. After several tragic events, he moved onto a plantation in Red River Parish with his Uncle James and Aunt Ethel, who were sharecroppers. Around 1960, he hopped a freight train and began a life as a homeless drifter until 1966 when a judge sentenced him to a ten-year term of hard labor in Louisiana’s state penitentiary, Angola Prison. According to Denver, he went in a boy and left a man. After his release in 1976, he was homeless on the streets of Fort Worth, Texas for 22 years. There were, however, a few brushes with the law that led him to ride the rails across America. In 1998, Denver met Debbie and his life was forever changed. Denver was quick to say he was a nobody trying to tell everybody about somebody that can save everybody. This self-proclaimed nobody became an artist, selling hundreds of original paintings. He also became a singer and self-taught piano player entertaining thousands. Denver’s mantra was “We are all homeless, just workin’ our way home.” On March 31, 2012, God swung open the gates of heaven and welcomed him home.