Dave Jenkins is the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, and the Host of the Equipping You in Grace podcast. He and his wife, Sarah, are members of Ustick Baptist Church in Boise, Idaho, where they serve in a variety of ministries. He received his MAR and M.Div. through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
Adam Rasmussen is the Associate Professor of Humanities at Arizona Christian University where he teaches students to flourish under the Lordship of Christ in all of life as they grow in their understanding of faith, reason, and culture within a biblical worldview. His Ph.D. in Educational Studies is from the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University.
Jesus befriended and redeemed Alex when he was 15 years old in Georgia where he grew up and later planted his first church, Four Corners Church. Aside from church planting and pastoring, Alex, has authored two books, “The Reckless Love of God” and “The New Believers Guide to the Christian Faith.” He has been married to his amazing wife Jana for 14 years. They have two children, Tovah and Jude. Alex holds a BA, Christian Studies, North Greenville University, M.Div. specialization in Christian Thought Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, M.A. Aspects of Biblical Interpretation, London School of Theology, and is a Doctor of Intercultural Studies, Western Seminary. He’s passionate about people meeting Jesus, growing in their faith, the Sounders, and cooking. Find out more over at his blog http://paearly.com/
Alexa Hess is a women's editor for Servants of Grace and a staff writer at The Daily Grace Co. She holds a Masters of Arts in Ministry to Women from Southeastern Seminary and has a passion for women's discipleship, biblical literacy and encouraging women through writing. When she is not working she enjoys hiking and exploring new places with her husband and reading as many books as possible.
Alexiana Fry is a wife, MDiv student, and associate Women’s Director in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her passion and call is to see the church make whole disciples, pursuing the Gospel in the everyday mundane of life. She also finds herself to be highly caffeinated, and blogging regularly at mygivingofthanks.com.
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher at Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world. He graduated from theological college in London and served two churches in Scotland before moving to Ohio. He is married to Susan and together they have three grown children.
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<div class="et_pb_text_inner">Andrea is grateful to God for blessing her with her husband of 50 years, three children and their spouses and four grandchildren. She was born, raised and educated in California and resides in the Bay Area. God has given her a passion for serving Him in music, teaching and Bible study ministries of the church and community.</div>
Andreas J. Köstenberger (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is the senior research professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is a prolific author, distinguished evangelical scholar, and editor of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. He is the founder of Biblical Foundations, a ministry devoted to restoring the biblical foundations of the home and the church. Köstenberger and his wife have four children.
Andrew T. Walker serves as Director of Policy Studies at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission where he writes about public policy, ethics, and the Church’s social witness. He got his PhD in Christian Ethics at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and author of the forthcoming volume God and the Transgender Debate. He is married to Christian, and they have two daughters. You can connect with him on twitter: @andrewtwalk.
Angela Jeffcott is a pastor's wife serving alongside her husband in northern Utah. She makes time to write between homeschooling her children, reading books, and googling craft ideas. She blogs every Wednesday on topics from homeschooling to Christian life to Bible study at <a href="http://angelajeffcott.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">angelajeffcott.com</a>.
Anne McDaniel (a. k.a. Leah) is married to Patrick and has 4 grown children: Meredith, Shelley, Allison, and Christian. A graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary with a degree in marriage and family therapy, she has worked in ministry in Florida, Utah, and California. Since moving back to the Atlanta area, she has managed her home and a DMV office - if that doesn’t prepare you for life, nothing will! Anne is convinced that God’s word is the be-all and end-all of her existence and is eager to see others fall in love with the Bible and the God who gave it to us. Sipping tea in the mornings, watching the birds at the feeders, and experiencing life vicariously through her children are favorite pastimes. You can find more of her writings on a variety of subjects on a Facebook page called, <em>Well, if you ask Me</em>.
Aron McKay is a graduate of Dallas Seminary and a church planting resident with ROCKHARBOR Church in Southern California. He loves reading, writing music and spending time at the beach with his wife and four children.
Audrey Ramirez is a young lady with a passion for theology and cross-cultural communication. She is currently studying Christian ministry at Bethel University in Minnesota. Audrey is head over heels for her husband Abraham, and the happy couple welcomed their first son into the world in September of 2020. As a musician and an unquenchable people-person, Audrey loves using her gifts to serve the body of Christ.
Barbara Reaoch, author of <i>A Better Than Anything Christmas</i> (available October 19, 2020) is the former Director of the Children’s Division at Bible Study Fellowship International. They now live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and attend Bethlehem Baptist Church. You can connect with her at<a href="http://www.barbarareaoch.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-schema-attribute=""> www.barbarareaoch.com</a>.
Bennett Wade Rogers (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a pastor and teacher in Mississippi. He is the author of A Tender Lion: The Life, Ministry, and Message of J. C. Ryle (2019) and has recently edited and introduced a new edition of Ryle's Simplicity in Preaching: A Few Hints on a Great Subject (2019).
Ben is the Executive Pastor of Grace Community Church in Berea, KY where he seeks to equip Christians to understand the Bible through music and teaching. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their three daughters. You will often find Ben reading a thick theological book.
Blake Long is 26 years old and is married to his wife, Shale, who is a special ed teacher. Together they have one little girl, Jovi Grace, who just turned 15 months old. They also have a dog named Dundie (yes, after The Office). Blake got his MTS degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and hopes to one day be in pastoral ministry.
Bob is the Vice President for Institutional Development and Chair of the Biblical Counseling Department at Crossroads Bible College, and the Founder and CEO of RPM Ministries. For seventeen years he served as the founding Chairman of and Professor in the MA in Christian Counseling and Discipleship department at Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, MD. Bob was also the founding Executive Director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition, where he served for six years. Bob has pastored three churches and equipped biblical counselors in each church. Bob and his wife, Shirley, have been married for thirty-five years; they have two adult children, Josh and Marie, one daughter-in-law, Andi, and two granddaughters, Naomi and Penelope. Dr. Kellemen is the author of thirteen books including Gospel-Centered Counseling and Gospel Conversations.
Bonnie McKernan is from the D.C. area and recently moved back to Northern Virginia with her husband, Kevin, and their four children, where they are currently restoring a 1900s farmhouse. She enjoys writing and theology, renovating and real estate, coasts and mountains, good books and good food, things that are beautiful and deep and real. She writes for various ministries and publications, as well as at her personal blog, and on Instagram when she doesn't.
Brandon Freeman is an elder at Liberty Baptist Church in Liberty, MO, and a PhD student in Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Kaylee and they have one daughter, Hensley.
Brayden is a pastor’s wife, mom and lover of God’s word. Until her recent transition to stay-at-home mom, she spent five years working for her local pro-life pregnancy center and is passionate about seeing moms choose life for their children. Her and her husband reside on the Coast of Virginia, where she was born and raised.
Brian Borgman is founding pastor of Grace Community Church, Minden, NV (1993-present). He earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Biola University (La Mirada, CA), a Master of Divinity from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary (Portland, OR) and a Doctor of Ministry from Westminster Seminary (Escondido, CA).Brian and his wife Ariel have been married since 1987. They have three wonderful children, Ashley, Zach and Alex and several grandchildren. He has written several books including After They Are Yours: The Grace and Grit of Adoption (Cruciform, 2014).
Brian Cosby (Ph.D., Australian College of Theology) is Senior Pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Signal Mountain, Tennessee, and Visiting Professor of historical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta.
Brian Hedges is the lead pastor for Fulkerson Park Baptist Church in Niles, Michigan, and the author of Christ Formed in You: The Power of the Gospel for Personal Change (Shepherd Press, 2010) and Licensed to Kill: A Field Manual for Mortifying Sin (Cruciform Press, 2011).
Brianna Lambert is a wife and mom to three, living in the cornfields of Indiana. She loves using writing to work out the truths God is teaching her each day. She has contributed to various online publications such as Morning by Morning and Gospel-Centered Discipleship.
Brittany is a follower of Christ, wife to James and Momma to three in Heaven. She exists to bring God glory and prays her writing is an avenue for that. She longs to help other women see Jesus as their ultimate Treasure. Find her writing on her <a href="https://brittleeallen.com/">Brittany Blog</a>
I currently serve as Worship Pastor at New City Church in Alma, GA where I live with my wife Ruthie and our almost five-year-old daughter, Lily. I’ve been a worship pastor for the past nineteen years and, in addition to music, enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter, reading, writing, hiking, coffee and tending to our backyard vegetable garden.
My name is Cale Fauver. According to his great mercy, God made me alive together with Christ when I was 12 years old at Hume Lake Winter Camp in Southern California. Since then, I have served as a student pastor for 4 years in Southern Illinois and currently I am a pastoral resident at Christ Church Carbondale (IL). I am also finishing my undergrad at Spurgeon College and I’m happily married to my wife Kelly and father to my son, Jude.
Cameron Cole (MA, Wake Forest University) serves as director of youth ministries at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama, and is the chairman of Rooted, a ministry dedicated to fostering gospel-centered student ministry.
Carolyn lives in Worcester, UK with her husband Richard and 2 teenage children. Richard is the lead pastor of Woodgreen Evangelical Church, and Carolyn serves alongside him running the women’s ministry and music ministry teams. She loves teaching the Bible to women at conferences, 1-2-1, and in bible studies. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, running, and reading historical fiction.
Cassie Langford and her husband Rusty are growing as disciples and disciple-makers as they attempt to follow Jesus in the everyday stuff of life as a part of Matthew’s Table Church in Cleveland, TN. When Cassie is not driving her three children, Caleigh, Elisha, and Josiah, in ceaseless circles, she spends a good deal of her time reading stories, listening to other people’s stories, and hoping to connect those stories to God’s story.
Catherine Parks is an author and Bible teacher who loves to help women build friendships around Scripture and prayer. She's a co-author of A Christ-Centered Wedding: Rejoicing in the Gospel on Your Big Day, and she lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, two children, and a cute mutt named Ollie.
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<div class=""><span class="_5yl5">Chance Faulkner is married to Mary Austin and together they have four children: Titus, Ezra, Frances, and Glory. He is the Editorial Director and Co-Founder of <a href="https://hesedandemet.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">H&E Publishin</a>g, and the Director of the Peterborough Gospel Union. He worships at Hill City Baptist Church in Peterborough, Canada.
Charles Handren is pastor and author currently residing in Saint Michael, Minnesota. His wife Kimberly (1991) is a Spanish and English as a Second Language teacher, and his daughter, Rachel (1994), owns and operates a dance studio in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Charles enjoys reading, cycling, hiking, and traveling. He holds degrees from California Baptist University (Riverside, California) and the American Baptist Seminary of the West (Berkeley, California), and is currently a Doctor of Ministry student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, Illinois). Check out his blog at <a href="http://www.onework629.blogspot.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-schema-attribute="">www.onework629.blogspot.com.</a>
Christopher Hutchinson is Senior Pastor of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Blacksburg, Virginia, and a graduate of Duke University (A.B.), and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div). Prior to entering the ministry, Chris served in the U.S. Army, including a combat tour during Operation Desert Storm. Chris and his wife, Kirstan, have two grown daughters, one a collaborative pianist studying in Arizona, and the other an artist studying in South Carolina. Chris is the author of Rediscovering Humility: Why the Way Up is Down.
Chris is a Christian, husband to Alyssa, works as Executive Director of The Gospel for OC and Writer and Editor at Blue Letter Bible. Chris and his wife Alyssa worship and serve at Reverence Bible Church in Mission Viejo, California. He is the author of The Two Fears: Tremble Before God Alone.
Christian T. George (Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, Scotland) serves as curator of The Spurgeon Library and assistant professor of historical theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He is currently editing the twelve-volume series The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon (B&H Academic, 2017). For more information and to read his weekly blogs, visit www.spurgeon.org.
Christina Fox writes for a number of Christian ministries and publications including True Woman, ERLC, and The Gospel Coalition. Christina also serves on the advisory board at Covenant College and in women’s ministry at her church. She prefers her coffee black and from a French press, enjoys antiquing, hiking, traveling, and reading. She is the author of A Heart Set Free: A Journey Through the Psalms of Lament.
Christine is the author of <em><a href="http://faithfulsparrow.com/cleanhomemessyheart" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Clean Home, Messy Heart</a> </em>and<em> <a href="http://www.christinemchappell.com/helpmyteen/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Help! My Teen is Depressed</a></em>. She hosts IBCD's<em> <a href="https://ibcd.org/hopeandhelp" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hope + Help Podcast</a> </em>and<em> </em>is passionate about advocating for biblical one-another care and discipleship in the context of the local church. Her writing has been featured at Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Risen Motherhood, Servants of Grace, and other Christian platforms. Christine blogs regularly at <a href="http://christinemchappell.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">christinemchappell.com</a> and lives in South Carolina with her husband and three children.
Christopher Ash has been a pastor, and is now an author and writer-in-residence at Tyndale House, Cambridge. He was Director of the Proclamation Trust’s Cornhill Training Course from 2004-2015. He is married to Carolyn and they have four children and five grandchildren.
Chris McMillan has served in pastoral ministry for the past 27+ years, with the last 22 as a senior pastor at churches in North Carolina, Maryland, and currently at Providence Baptist Church in Gloucester, Virginia. He holds an M.A.T.S. from Liberty University and a D.Ed.Min from the The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chris also serves as a global trainer with International Training and Equipping Ministries whose vision is to provide non-formal theological and practical leadership training to pastors in Africa. Chris has been married for 27 years to Allison and they have a daughter Carissa who is 16 and a son Nathan who is in heaven.
Christy Britton is a wife, mom of four biological sons, and soon to be mom of an adopted Ugandan daughter. She is an orphan advocate for 127 Worldwide. She writes for various blogs including her own, www.beneedywell.com.
I am a wife of 21 years, mom of two teens and two tweens, and former church planter in Seattle of 15 years, now living in the Raleigh, NC area. My pieces have found their way to the Mudroom blog, Missio Alliance, Fathom Magazine, and Christ and Pop Culture.
Connie and her husband, Mark, live in Washington, D.C. where he has been pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church for the past twenty years. They have two married children. Connie devotes much of her time to writing children's curriculum and music. She loves playing music, teaching children, and encouraging women—particularly pastors' wives.
Costi W. Hinn pastors at Mission Bible Church in Orange County, CA. His passion is equipping Christians to live boldly for Jesus Christ. Due to his background and expertise, he educates people around the world on strategies for dealing with prosperity theology. He is co-author of Defining Deception and his work has been featured on CNN and in Christianity Today. He resides in Irvine, CA with his wife and three children.
Courtney Hofmann was born and raised in Texas and was saved by grace at the age of 19. With a background in Children’s Ministry, she now spends her days ministering to her most important flock of all: her children. She is happily married to her best friend DJ and together they enjoy having coffee dates, going hiking, watching movies, and raising their three boys. She is passionate about marriage, biblical manhood and womanhood, parenting, adoption, homeschooling, and the Word of God and hopes that her writing can encourage and bless others with His Truth.
Courtney Reissig is the author of Glory in the Ordinary: Why Your Work in the Home Matters to God (forthcoming in April 2017) and The Accidental Feminist: Restoring Our Delight in God's Good Design. She is married to Daniel, has three sons, and together they serve at Midtown Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas.
I am a child of God, husband of the best wife in the world, father of three and working on bringing another child into our family through adoption. I love to play sports and read theology of all disciplines. I attend Grace Community Church in Howard City, MI where my wife and I serve in the youth group and other areas of need. I am working on my MA in Theology at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary in Lansdale, PA.
<div class="profile_about"><strong>Don Carson</strong> is emeritus professor of New Testament at <a href="https://divinity.tiu.edu/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Trinity Evangelical Divinity School</a> in Deerfield, Illinois, and founder and theologian-at-large of The Gospel Coalition. He has edited and authored <a href="https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/d-a-carsons-publications/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">numerous books</a>. He and his wife, Joy, have two children.</div>
Dan is an orphan advocate and thought-leader who loves to empower and equip people “to do justice, and to love kindness” (Micah 6:8) as they care for vulnerable children. Dan co-founded Together for Adoption in 2008 because he knew social causes that are driven by a robust theology can flourish and be sustained over the long-haul. In September of 2014, U.S. Senator Tim Scott honored Dan as his Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) Angel in Adoption™. Dan is also the editor and primary author of Reclaiming Adoption: Missional Living Through the Rediscovery of Abba Father.
<div class="author-bio"><strong>Dane C. Ortlund</strong> (PhD, Wheaton College) is chief publishing officer and Bible publisher at Crossway. He serves as an editor for the Knowing the Bible series and the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series, and is the author of several books, including <em>Gentle and Lowly</em> and <em>Edwards on the Christian Life</em>. He is an elder at Naperville Presbyterian Church in Naperville, Illinois. Dane lives with his wife, Stacey, and their five children in Wheaton, Illinois.</div>
Daniel Darling is the Vice President for Communications for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (ERLC). Dan is the author of several books, including Teen People of the Bible, Crash Course, iFaith, Real, Activist Faith, and his latest, The Original Jesus. Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry from Dayspring Bible College and has studied at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Angela have four children and reside in the Nashville area. They attend Green Hill Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, where Dan serves as Pastor of Teaching and Discipleship.
Daniel E. Seabaugh lives in Cape Girardeau, MO with his wife, Rachel, and their five daughters. He's a graduate of College of the Ozarks and Denver Seminary. He and his wife serve on the committee for Southeast Missouri Young Life. He loves to cycle in his free time and read as many books as possible about Jesus and life in His Kingdom. You can follow his blog at <a href="http://danielseabaugh.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">danielseabaugh.com</a>.
Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting a church in downtown Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.
Dave Furman (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) serves as the senior pastor of Redeemer Church of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, which he planted in 2010. Dave and his wife, Gloria, have four children.
Dave Harvey serves as the Pastor of Preaching at Four Oaks Community Church in Tallahassee, Florida, and is the bestselling author of When Sinners Say “I Do.” A pastor for over 25 years, Dave has been involved in church care, church planting, and international ministry. He also serves as the board chairman of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation and the Sojourn Church Planting Network and lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Kimm.
Dave Scott holds earned graduate degrees in organizational development from the University of Oklahoma and in Christian ministry from Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA. He currently serves as the Men's Editor here at Servants of Grace, and is a supported missionary pastor serving with <a href="https://villagemissions.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Village Missions</a>. You can contact him at <a href="email@example.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">firstname.lastname@example.org</a> with questions, comments, or to submit an article to be considered for publication with Warriors of Grace.
Dr. David Murray is the author of The Happy Christian, Jesus On Every Page, and Christians Get Depressed Too. Married with five children, he is Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Seminary and Pastor of Grand Rapids Free Reformed Church.
David Powlison (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a teacher, a counselor, and the executive director of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation. He is also the senior editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling and the author of Seeing with New Eyes, Good and Angry, and Speaking Truth in Love.
David E. Prince is the Pastor of Preaching and Vision at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church (Lexington, KY) and a professor of Christian preaching at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY). He holds degrees from Huntingdon College (B.A.), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ph.D.). He played baseball in high school and college and coached high school baseball and football after college. Additionally, he and his wife, Judi, have eight children that they have worked diligently to disciple toward faith and maturity in Jesus Christ through the context of athletic competition.
David Schrock. Married to Wendy. Father of three energetic boys—Titus, Silas, and Cohen. Pastor. Professor. Writer. Fan of all things Michigan—Lions, Tigers, and Wolverines, oh my!He is currently Pastor of Preaching and Theology at Occoquan Bible Church (Woodbridge, Virginia). Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology (Crossroads Bible College; Boyce College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary). Associate Fellow for the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission. Previously, he served as Assistant Editor for the Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
M. David Sills is associate dean of Christian Missions and the A. P. and Faye Stone Professor of Christian Missions and Cultural Anthropology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has planted and pastored churches in both the United States and Ecuador, and he is the founder and president of Reaching & Teaching International Ministries, a ministry to train pastors and leaders around the world. He is the author of The Missionary Call and Reaching and Teaching, as well as several books in Spanish.
Dr. David Steele has been in pastoral ministry since 1991. He holds BS and MA degrees from Multnomah University and Multnomah Biblical Seminary and a D. Min from Bakke Graduate University. Following graduation from Multnomah University, he served eight years as Pastor to Students at Lacey Chapel. In 2000, he became the Pastor of Theology at First Baptist Church in La Grande, Oregon where he served for over eleven years. In 2012, he became the Senior Pastor at Christ Fellowship in Everson, Washington.He is the author of <a href="https://amzn.to/2LIl50D" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>Bold Reformer: Celebrating the Gospel-Centered Convictions of Martin Luther</em></a>, <a href="https://amzn.to/36nRO36" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>A Godward Gaze: The Holy Pursuit of John</em> Calvin</a>, and <em><a href="https://amzn.to/38vp0rB" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The White Flag: When Compromise Cripples the Church</a>.</em>At Christ Fellowship he leads the staff, serves as the Pastor for preaching and vision casting, and oversees Veritas (adult theological education) and Iron Men (men's leadership development).His personal mission is to positively influence people, impact the world one person at a time and to glorify God by enjoying him forever. His passion in ministry is preaching, teaching, and leadership development. Specifically, his aim is to educate the mind, engage the affections, equip the whole person, and encourage God-centered living that treasures Christ above all things.He and his wife, Gerrene were married in 1991 and they have two children.
Davis Wetherell (MA in English, Marquette University) is a writer and editor. He currently works at Crossway as a Bible proofreader. He previously taught college classes on literature, rhetoric, and composition. Davis has a heart for writers and loves to serve them. You can read more from Davis at <a href="https://daviswetherell.blog/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">daviswetherell.blog</a>.
<div><strong>Derek Thomas</strong> (PhD, University of Wales, Lampeter) is the Chancellor's Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary and senior minister at First Presbyterian Church (ARP) in Columbia, South Carolina. He is the author of many books, including <em>Calvin's Teaching on Job</em>, and serves as a teaching fellow with Ligonier Ministries.</div>
I am currently pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Aliceville, Alabama. I received my Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta. I am currently a ThM student studying systematic theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. I have been married to Ashton since 2014 and we are originally from Ringgold, Georgia.
Donald K. McKim is a retired minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). He is a former pastor, seminary Academic Dean and Professor of Theology, as well as Executive Editor for Theology and Reference for Westminster John Knox Press. He has written and edited a number of books including <em>Everyday Prayer with John Calvin</em>, <em>Coffee with Calvin: Daily Devotions</em>; and <em>Moments with Martin Luther: 95 Daily Devotions</em>. He and his wife LindaJo live in Germantown, Tennessee.
Don Whitney is a husband, father, and professor of biblical spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, and most recently Praying the Bible.
Douglas Bond is tutor for the Oxford Creative Writing Master Class and adjunct instructor in church history at Western Reformed Seminary in Tacoma, Wash. He is also a conference speaker and author of numerous books, including The Mighty Weakness of John Knox.
Drew is married to his beautiful wife, Tyra. They have one son, Judson. Drew serves as Pastoral Assistant of CrossLife Church, with a specific emphasis on leading youth and college students in the church. He enjoys running, cycling, hiking, coffee, and watching the Boston Red Sox, Arkansas Razorbacks, and the Kansas City Chiefs. He graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY with his Master's of Divinity in Christian Ministry. He also teaches Literature, Church History, World Missions, and Bible at Valley Christian School in Russellville, AR.
Drew Hunter (MA, Wheaton College) is the teaching pastor at Zionsville Fellowship in Zionsville, Indiana. He previously served as a minister for young adults at Grace Church of DuPage and taught religious studies at College of DuPage. Drew and his wife, Christina, live in Zionsville, Indiana, and have four children.
A.G. Martin is the host of the Matter of Theology Podcast and President of Faithful Life Ministries. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Theological and Biblical Studies and a Master of Arts in Biblical Exposition, both from Liberty University. He is a serving member of Four Points Church Cartersville in Cartersville Georgia where he resides with his wife Brandy and their newborn son Lawson.
Dustin Benge (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY) serves as Executive Director for Reformanda Ministries. He is currently lecturer, senior fellow, and administrative research assistant at The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies. In addition, he is a visiting lecturer at Munster Bible College in Cork, Ireland and serves as the editor of Expositor Magazine. His books include: A Journey Toward Heaven, Lifting Up Our Hearts, Sweetly Set on God: The Spirituality of David Brainerd, and others. He has also served as a pastor in Kentucky and Alabama. He writes for Reformation21, Christward Collective, Tabletalk, and Expositor Magazine. Dr. Benge is married to Molli and they live in Louisville, Kentucky.
Dustin is 38 years old, and has pastored local churches since 2012 (my current church, Blackburn Baptist, since 2015). He graduated with an MDiv from SEBTS and is married with two children. He was baptized at the age of five but not truly converted until 20 years later, when the Lord got a hold of him in a powerful way, saved me, and called him into ministry.
Edward T. Welch (PhD, University of Utah) is a counselor and faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation. He has been counseling for more than 35 years and has written extensively on the topics of depression, fear, and addictions. His books include When People Are Big and God Is Small, Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away From Addiction, Running Scared: Fear, Worry and the God of Rest, Shame Interrupted, and Side by Side. He blogs regularly at CCEF.org.
Edward Ruiz is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Connecticut, working full-time in specialized foster care as a Clinical Supervisor in addition to operating a private counseling practice called Christian Counseling Family Services (CCFS). He is an active member of Grace Church of Stamford (PCA) in CT, serving in various ways over the years including leading bible studies, men's ministry and music ministry. Edward served in the U.S. Army as a Chaplain Assistant 2003-2010 with two Iraq tours. Edward has been married to Heidi for 7 years, they have two dogs, Jagger and Mowgli. Edward enjoys cycling, writing/blogging, teaching the Bible, podcasting, writing Christian hip-hop music and spending time with his wife. Learn more about Edward's work and CCFS at <a href="https://ccfamilyservices.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://ccfamilyservices.com/</a>
Emily Hubbard is a white Mississippian now living in St. Louis, MO. She has four kids and a pastor husband, as well as degrees in English and sociology. She is a public school advocate, loves to discuss birth, and in her spare time enjoys crocheting, gardening, and reading. She has an essay in the collection Not Alone: A Literary and Spiritual Companion for Those Confronted with Infertility and Miscarriage.
<p style="margin: 0in;margin-bottom: .0001pt"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;color: black">Emily Mayfield is a rising junior at Covenant College studying English. She attends church at New City East Lake when at school in Chattanooga. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and sewing. She also loves volunteering with her home church’s special needs ministry in Nashville, Tennessee.</span></p>
Eric is a Bible Teacher at Shiloh Christian School in Springdale, AR. Eric has been in ministry for over 10 years in many different areas. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Ouachita Baptist University in Biblical Studies and a Master of Divinity with a specialization in Biblical Studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently working on a PhD in New Testament from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Eric is an avid lover of all things DC/Marvel, Star Wars and avid book collector.
Erik is the pastor of The Journey Church outside of Nashville, TN. Erik has written three novels, multiple Bible studies for Threads, The Gospel Project, & Bible Studies for Life, and served on the Advisory Team for the best-selling Bible study: Explore the Bible. He and his wife, Katrina, have three kids: Kaleb, Kaleigh, and Kyra.
Erin Jones is a freelance writer in the Washington DC area, who also works in music and communications at a local church. Previous publications include Bethesda Magazine, Heart and Soul Magazine, First Day Press, MamaLode, and the Living Educator Journal, as well as blog and social media contributions to Romanian Christian Enterprises. For more of her writing please visit, <a href="https://pencilanduke.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Pencil and Uke</a>.
Ernie serves as the Pastor of Counseling and Discipleship and the director of the Grace Center for Biblical Counseling at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition, he is the Chair of the online degree in Biblical Counseling at The Master’s University and author of Marry Wisely, Marry Well.
Evan Knies is from West Monroe, LA. He is married to Lauren. He serves as Minister of Students at Bullitt Lick Baptist Church in Shepherdsville, KY. He also serves as the Executive Assistant of the Nelson Baptist Association. He is a graduate of Boyce College and presently an M.DIV student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in the Billy Graham School.
G. K. Beale (PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. In recent years he has served as president and member of the executive committee of the Evangelical Theological Society. He has written several books and articles on biblical studies.
Gaye Clark works as a cardiac nurse in Augusta, Georgia, and as part time correspondent for WORLD magazine. She also volunteers with iCare, a local faith-based organization that provides assistance to trafficked victims. She is also the widow of Jim Clark. She writes in her free time about sex trafficking, Christian living, and lay-ministry. She has two adult children, Anna and Nathan.
Dr. Georgia Purdom received her PhD in molecular genetics from Ohio State University. Her professional accomplishments include the winning of a variety of honors, research presentations at national conferences, and the completion of six years of teaching at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University (Ohio), where she served as a professor of biology.
<strong>Glenna Marshall</strong> is a pastor’s wife and mother of two energetic sons. She is the author of <a href="https://amzn.to/301KgDh" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>The Promise Is His Presence</em> </a>and <a href="https://amzn.to/2yRXebx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>Everyday Faithfulness</em></a>, and writes regularly at <a href="http://www.glennamarshall.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">GlennaMarshall.com</a> on biblical literacy, suffering, and the faithfulness of God. She is a member of Grace Bible Fellowship in Sikeston, Missouri.
Gloria Furman (MACE, Dallas Theological Seminary) is a wife, mother of four, cross-cultural worker, and writer. In 2008 her family moved to the Middle East to plant Redeemer Church of Dubai where her husband, Dave, serves as the pastor.
Gradon Schaub is the pastor of The Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Seguin, Texas and teaches high school history at a local Christian school. He is married to Courtney and has three children. He is a graduate of Angelo State and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Graham A. Cole (ThD, Australian College of Theology) is the dean and professor of biblical and systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. An ordained Anglican minister, he has served in two parishes and was formerly the principal of Ridley College. Graham lives in Libertyville, Illinois, with his wife, Jules. He is a member at Church of the Redeemer in Highwood, Illinois.
Grant R. Castleberry is senior pastor of Capital Community Church in Raleigh, N.C., and a Ph.D. student in church history and systematic theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.
<strong><em>Grayson P. Walker</em></strong><em> currently works as a law clerk at the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals. Prior to a career in law, Grayson worked as a legislative staffer, campus minister, and middle school teacher. He holds a BA in political science and Spanish from SMU, an MA in biblical and theological studies from Knox Theological Seminary, and a JD from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.</em><em> </em>
Greg pastored an Evangelical Free Church in Catonsville for six years before sensing a call to plant Christ Fellowship Church in Harford County. His passion is to preach the Scriptures in such a way that Christ is clearly seen as the glorious, all-satisfying Savior that we so desperately need. Greg has written three books, You Are the Treasure That I Seek, Living Free In Enemy Territory And Killing Calvinism. He also writes frequently at his blog. If you are ever near the Abingdon Starbucks- there's an 80/20 chance you'll find him there. He lives in Abingdon with his wife, Lisa, and their four children: Samantha, Benjamin, Isaac, and Ella Grace.
<div class="author-bio"><strong>Greg Gilbert</strong> (MDiv, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is senior pastor at Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of <em>What Is the Gospel?</em>, <em>James: A 12-Week Study</em>, and <em>Who Is Jesus?</em>, and is the co-author (with Kevin DeYoung) of <em>What Is the Mission of the Church?</em></div>
Gregg Allison is professor of Christian theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and co-author of The Unfinished Reformation: What Unites and Divides Catholics and Protestants After 500 Years.
Harry Lee Poe (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as the Charles Colson University Professor of Faith and Culture at Union University, where he has taught a course on C. S. Lewis for over fifteen years. He is the author of The Inklings of Oxford and C. S. Lewis Remembered, as well as numerous articles. Poe hosts regular Inklings Weekend retreats and is a speaker on Lewis at major libraries worldwide.
Haven Walker is a follower of Christ, wife of three years, homemaker, and writer. She and her husband live in Germany, where they have connected with the local body of believers and host a home Bible study. She has enjoyed learning more about Church history on their travels. She especially loves learning and writing about the faithful believers who have gone before her.
Hayley is worship pastor’s wife and mother of two little girls. Her greatest passion is to see women love God’s glory supremely, His word deeply, and each other sincerely. With Texas roots, Hayley resides in Ohio with her husband, Kris, seeking to be faithful to her Lord in every aspect of life including marriage, motherhood, and ministry.
7. Heath Lambert (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Executive Director of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and the Co-Pastor at First Baptist Church Jacksonville, FL. Lambert is also a visiting faculty member at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of The Biblical Counseling Movement After Adams (Crossway, 2011), co-editor of Counseling the Hard Cases: True Stories Illustrating the Sufficiency of God's Resources in Scripture (B&H, 2012), and co-author of Transforming Homosexuality: What the Bible Says about Sexual Orientation and Change (P&R, 2015), and author of A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundation of Counseling Ministry (Zondervan, 2016).
Iain M. Duguid (PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of Old Testament and dean of online learning at Westminster Theological Seminary and the pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He has also served as a missionary in Liberia, taught at Westminster Seminary California and Grove City College, and planted churches in Pennsylvania, California, and England.
<div><strong>J. I. Packer</strong> (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best seller <em>Knowing God</em>. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the <em>ESV Study Bible.</em></div>
Jacob Tanner is a husband, father, and pastor, living in Pennsylvania. Holding to the 1689 Second London Baptist Confession of Faith, Jacob is focused on both evangelism and reformation. He is the founder of <a href="http://thesoundoftruth.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-schema-attribute="">the Sound of Truth Ministries</a>, where they have regular podcasts and preaches whenever the opportunity arises. His passion and motto are, "To know Christ and make Him known because He has made us His own." He can be found spending time with his family or with a book in his hands in his free time.
Jake Bull is a Small Groups and Men's Ministry Pastor at Ada Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan and a current Masters student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He married his wonderful wife, Bekah, in June of 2018 and is also a proud graduate of Hillsdale College.
Jake Fairfield (M.Div. Cairn University) is the youth director at <a href="https://chelten.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-schema-attribute="">Chelten- a church of hope</a> in Willow Grove, PA. Jake has been blessed to be involved as a youth leader in the local church since he was 16, Graduated with his M.Div from Cairn University in 2019 and has been serving at his current church for three years. Jake enjoys running, watching Ice hockey and soccer, and a good cup of black coffee.
Jakell Farmer is a RN working in the Intensive Care Unit. She also works alongside her husband on staff with Campus Outreach. In her free time she enjoys cooking, writing, barre, and trying new hairstyles.
James Forbis is a graduate of The University of Arkansas, a former Jr. High and High School football coach, and American history teacher. He is completing his M.DIV at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Great Commission Studies and Expository Preaching. He’s a self-proclaimed sweet tea connoisseur and Tex-Mex addict. Most Saturday's you can find him cheering on his Arkansas Razorbacks, hiking or fishing, or reading up on his favorite subject, the Revolutionary War, or spending time with his wife.
<div class="author-bio"><strong>James M. Hamilton Jr.</strong> (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of biblical theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and preaching pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church. He is the author of <em>God's Glory in Salvation through Judgment</em> and the <em>Revelation</em> volume in the Preaching the Word commentary series.</div>
James serves as an Associate Pastor at FBC Atlanta, TX. He is married to Jenny and they have three children and are actively involved in foster care. He’s currently working on his PhD in Systematic Theology. His hobbies include: fishing, reading, writing, and running.
My husband and I live and do ministry together in a small rural community in Wisconsin. We have three young children and enjoy any time we have together as a family. We love being outside, reading together, and board games.
Jaquelle Crowe (BA, Thomas Edison State University) is a young writer from eastern Canada. She’s the lead writer and editor-in-chief of TheRebelution.com and a contributor to the Gospel Coalition, desiringGod.org, and Unlocking the Bible. Her first book is This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years.
Jared Moore is 32 years of age, and has served in pastoral ministry in a Southern Baptist context for 12 years. He currently pastors New Salem Baptist Church in Hustonville, KY. He is happily married to Amber and has three children. He has authored one book 10 Sacred Cows in Christianity That Need to Be Tipped. Jared is also a regular contributor at SBC Voices, Servants of Grace, Sermon Central, and Church Leaders, and occasionally writes for Speculative Faith, Credo Magazine, Gospel Husbands, and SBC Focus. I have a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Trinity College of the Bible, an M.A.R. in Biblical Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, an M.Div. in Christian ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS), a Th.M. in Systematic Theology (ABT) from SBTS, and I’m currently a PhD Student in Systematic Theology at SBTS.
<div class="author-bio"><strong>Jared C. Wilson</strong> is assistant professor of pastoral ministry at Spurgeon College, author in residence at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and general editor of For the Church. He is a popular author and conference speaker, and also blogs regularly at <em>Gospel Driven Church</em>, hosted by the Gospel Coalition. His books include <em>Gospel Wakefulness</em>; <em>Gospel Deeps</em>; <em>The Pastor’s Justification</em>; <em>The Storytelling God</em>; and <em>The Wonder-Working God</em>.</div>
Jason Duesing serves as the academic Provost and Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He came to MBTS after serving for more than a decade on the administrative leadership team and faculty at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Duesing earned his Ph.D. in Historical Theology and Baptist Studies from Southwestern Seminary in 2008. He also holds a M.Div. from Southeastern Seminary and a B.A. in Speech Communications from Texas A&M University in College Station.Duesing serves as a research fellow for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, on the board of directors for the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, academic editor of the Midwestern Journal of Theology, and general editor for For the Church resources. He is also a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and regular contributor to Baptist Press. Duesing is married to Kalee, and together they have four children: Gracyn, Ford, Lindsey, and George.
I'm a Reformed Christian who plans to attend Graham Bible College in Bristol, TN this Fall. I was saved by God's sovereign grace back in 1994. I enjoy books, dark chocolate and cats, in that order. I'm a big fan of writings by R.C. Sproul, John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli, John Flavel, John Owen, Martin Luther, Herman Bavinck, and a lesser-known Reformed theologian named Petrus Van Mastricht, among others.
Rev. Jason M. Garwood (M.Div., Th.D.) serves as Teaching Pastor of Cross and Crown Church in Northern Virgina, and is the author of Be Holy: Learning the Path of Sanctification. Jason and his wife have three children.
Jason is an ordained pastor in the PCA. He is an Assistant Pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. Jason is a regular blogger on the Gospel Coalition and Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals websites. He is also the author of A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Christian Home. He is married to Leah and they are blessed with two wonderful children, Gracen and Ethan. When he isn't pastoring or writing, Jason enjoys spending time with his family, laughing, watching a good Chicago Bears’ game (as rare as they are), and feasting upon Chicago-style pizza. He is also a man marked by great faith and hope as he awaits the realization of a Cubs’ World Series championship within his lifetime.
Jason C. Meyer (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church and associate professor of New Testament at Bethlehem College and Seminary. Prior to coming to Bethlehem, he served as dean of chapel and assistant professor of Christian Studies at Louisiana College. He is the author of Preaching: A Biblical Theology and a commentary on Philippians in the ESV Expository Commentary.
Jeff is the glad husband of Lauren and the proud dad of Aiden and Carter. He pastors Catalyst Church in Newport News, VA and works as a Church Planting Strategist with the Southern Baptist Convention of Virginia. Jeff is the author of <em>Called to Cooperate: A Biblical Survey and Application of Teamwork.</em>
<strong>Jeff Robinson</strong> (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a senior editor for The Gospel Coalition. A native of Blairsville, Georgia, he also pastors <a href="https://cfcoflouisville.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Christ Fellowship Church</a> in Louisville, Kentucky, and serves as senior research and teaching associate for the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies and adjunct professor of church history at Southern Seminary. Prior to entering ministry, he spent nearly 20 years as a newspaper journalist in Georgia, North Carolina, and Kentucky. He is co-author <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/To-Ends-Earth-Calvins-Missional/dp/143352354X/?tag=thegospcoal-20" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin’s Mission Vision and Legacy</a></em> and co-editor of <a href="https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/publication/15-things-seminary-couldnt-teach/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me</em></a> (Crossway, 2018) Jeff and his wife, Lisa, have four children.
Jen Oshman is a wife and mom to four daughters and has served as a missionary and pastor’s wife for 18 years on three continents. She currently resides in Colorado, where she and her husband serve with <a href="https://www.pioneers.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Pioneers International</a>, and she encourages her church-planting husband at Redemption Parker. Her passion is leading women into a deeper faith and fostering a biblical worldview. She writes about that at <a href="https://www.jenoshman.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Jen Oshman</a>.
Jen Wilkin is a speaker, writer, and teacher of women’s Bible studies. During her seventeen years of teaching, she has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts. Jen and her family are members of the Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas.
Jennifer Brogdon is a stay at home mom to Brooke who ministers to college athletes and international students at Mississippi College during her free time. She and her husband Shane are members of Grace Community Church in Jackson and have a heart for the nations.
Jenn Hesse is a writer, editor, wife, and mother of two sons. She is content developer for a national ministry supporting those facing infertility, and has a passion for equipping others to know Christ through His Word.
Jessica Roan is wife, mother, teacher and writer. She has taught English for 22 years and has been published in enCourage blog and Motherwell. She and her husband live in Montana with their two sons, 13 and 11. She writes at <a href="https://carriedalong.blog/author/jlroan/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-schema-attribute="">Carried Along</a>.
Jesvin Jose is a believer, husband to Lincy, and father to Christoff aged 3. He worships and serves at New City Fellowship, Bangalore, India. He blogs regularly <a href="https://jesvinjose.home.blog/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a>.
James M. Hamilton Jr. (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of biblical theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and preaching pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church. He is the author of God's Glory in Salvation through Judgment and the Revelation volume in the Preaching the Word commentary series.
Jim Newheiser (D.Min.) is the Director of the Christian Counseling program and Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte. He also is the executive Director of IBCD (The Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship).
Joe Barnard is the founder of Cross Training Ministries, a discipleship ministry for men. He is a graduate of Baylor University and the University of St. Andrews. For eight years he pastored a church in the Highlands of Scotland before returning to his hometown in Louisiana. His passion is summed up by Colossians 1:28-29, 'Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone in all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.' He is married and has four children. To find out more about Joe's ministry visit <a href="http://www.xtrainingministries.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.xtrainingministries.com</a>.
Joel R. Beeke (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) has written over one hundred books. He is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as the editor of Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, the editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, the president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society.
Joey Cochran (Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary) follows Christ, is the husband of Kendall, and the father of Chloe, Asher, and Adalie. He is the pastor of middle school discipleship and communication at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Illinois and a PhD student in Church History at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Joey Tomlinson (DMin, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a husband, father, and pastor at a local church in Newport News, Virginia. He blogs regularly on <a href="http://broadoakpiety.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">broadoakpiety.org</a> and hosts a weekly podcast called The Broad Oak Piety Podcast with another local pastor in the community.
John Dunlop (MD, Johns Hopkins University) serves as an adjunct professor at Trinity International University and practices geriatrics in New Haven, Connecticut, where he is affiliated with Yale School of Medicine. Dunlop is the author of Finishing Well to the Glory of God: Strategies from a Christian Physician and Wellness for the Glory of God: Living Well After 40 with Joy and Contentment in All of Life.
By God's grace, John Ellis grew up in a Christian home with parents who faithfully preached the gospel to him on a daily basis. It wasn't until John was almost 30, though, that he repented of his sins and placed his faith in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Nearly fifteen years later, he is blessed to serve his church family as an elder. During the day, John writes for PJ Media. From time to time, he also shares his thoughts and his story on his blog A Day In His Court. He and his wife have two children, a girl and a boy, and currently call Arlington, VA home.
John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, where he has served since 1969. He is known around the world for his verse-by-verse expository preaching and his pulpit ministry via his daily radio program, Grace to You. He has also written or edited nearly four hundred books and study guides. MacArthur serves as the president of the Master’s University and Seminary. He and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four grown children.
John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books, including Reading the Bible Supernaturally.
Dr. John R. Sittema is senior pastor at Christ Church (PCA) in Jacksonville, Fla. He is also a visiting lecturer at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, N.C., and an adjunct professor at Mid-America Reformed Seminary.
<div class="author-bio"><strong>John W. Tweeddale</strong> (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is academic dean and professor of theology at Reformation Bible College. He is also a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. He is the author of <em>John Owen and Hebrews</em> and served as an assistant editor of the <em>Reformation Study Bible</em>.</div>
JOHN-WILLIAM NOBLE is Pastor of Grace Baptist Church Aberdeen, which he planted in 2019<em>. </em>He holds a Bachelor of Divinity degree at the University of Aberdeen and is the secretary of Melville-Knox Christian School Aberdeen. John-William is also the author of two books, <em>The Basics of Christianity (2016) </em>and<em> Biblical Marriage: Two Sinners and a Gracious God</em><em>. </em>John-William and his wife, Binglin, have two young children, Amos and Endian.
Jonathan is an English teacher, aspiring writer, and a hopeful theologian. He completed his Master's Degree in English in December of 2020 and is deeply invested in pursuing a career dedicated to Christ-centered education. He is married to his wife, Julie, and they are the busy parents of two young boys.
My name is Joseph Hamrick and I serve as a deacon at a small Reformed Baptist Church in Commerce, Texas. If you're ever in the area, look up Commerce Community Church (C3). I enjoy reading, spending time with friends and family, and I enjoy putting pen to paper when inspiration strikes.
Josh is a born-again believer in Jesus Christ, staunch defender of Reformed Theology, husband to Candis, Dad to Jaeden, avid book reader, Leader of the College Ministry at Perimeter Road Baptist Church, and Contract Manager at CPS, Inc.
Joshua J. Mills was born and raised in the Greater Toronto area. He is married to his best friend Kyla, has a Masters of Divinity from Toronto Baptist Seminary, and ministers at Trinity Baptist Church and Toronto Baptist Seminary.
Joshua Waulk is the Founder and Executive Director of Baylight Counseling, a nonprofit biblical counseling ministry in Clearwater, Florida. He is married with four children, three of whom are adopted. Josh earned the MABC and is now pursuing the D.Min. in biblical counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is ACBC certified.
Justin S. Holcomb (PhD, Emory University) is an Episcopal priest and teaches theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary. He serves on the boards of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in Christian Environments) and REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade). Justin and his wife, Lindsey, live in Orlando, Florida, with their two daughters.
Justin Huffman is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary and pastored churches in the States for over 15 years. He is currently lead pastor of Morningstar Christian Fellowship in Toronto, where he lives with his wife Chau and their four children. Justin is the author of the “Daily Devotion” app, as well as numerous books and articles, including his newest book <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Behold-Invitation-Wonder-Justin-Huffman/dp/152710723X" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Behold: an Invitation to Wonder</em></a>. Connect with him at <a href="http://justinhuffman.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener">justinhuffman.org</a>.
Justin Narducci is the President and CEO of Lifewater, the oldest Christian WASH organization in North America. He has an MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and worked for The Boeing Company in its international business unit prior to transitioning to Christian community development work in 2007. He lives with his family in San Luis Obispo, California where they are active members of Atascadero Bible Church.
Karon Williamson is a Bible teacher, writer and speaker. She is pursuing a Master of Theological Studies degree from Covenant Theological Seminary and serves on the Women’s Ministry Council at First Presbyterian Church of Augusta.
Katie Faris is the author of Loving My Children and has forthcoming books with The Good Book Company and Crossway. A pastor's wife and mother of five, she is a member of Sovereign Grace Church in Marlton, New Jersey. To read more, visit <a href="https://katiefaris.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.katiefaris.com</a>.
<strong><span style="font-weight: normal">Kelly M. Kapic</span></strong> (PhD, King's College, University of London) is professor of theological studies at Covenant College, where he has taught for over fifteen years. Kapic has written and edited over ten books, focusing on the areas of systematic, historical, and practical theology. Kapic has also published articles in various journals and books. Kapic and his wife, Tabitha, live on Lookout Mountain with their two children.
The president, CEO, and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, and the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter, Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.
Kevin Carson is the Pastor of the Sonrise Baptist Church in Ozark, Missouri (www.sonrisebaptist.com). In addition to his pastoral ministry, he serves as the department chair of biblical counseling at the Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri (www.gobbc.edu). He also serves as a counselor at Sonrise Biblical Counseling Ministry, is ACBC Certified, IABC Certified, a council member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition, author, and is a frequent speaker at conferences, retreats and seminars. He and his wife, Kelly, have four children.
Kevin DeYoung (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, board chairman The Gospel Coalition, assistant professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte), and a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester. He has authored numerous books, including Just Do Something. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have seven children.
Servant of the Word. Blogger at <a href="http://www.kevinhalloran.net/">Word + Life</a>. Baseball fan. Latino de Corazón. Serving with <a href="http://www.leadershipresources.org/">Leadership Resources International</a> training pastors to preach God's Word with God's heart.
Kevin Park is the head Pastor at Old Goshenhoppen Reformed Church in Harleysville, Pennsylvania (<a href="http://www.ogrc.org">www.ogrc.org</a>), a congregation whose history dates back to 1727. Both he and his wife, Stephanie, attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. Together, they enjoy raising their four beautiful daughters.
Kimberly Cummings is a native Texan who loves being a pastor’s wife, mom, writer, podcaster, and ACBC Certified Biblical Counselor. In all the counseling and teaching she provides, she makes it a priority to be both Christ-centered and practical. She is a bit of a coffee snob and makes time for wiggling her toes in the sand at the beach near her SoCal home.
Kris Sinclair is the Pastor of Worship & Discipleship at First Baptist Church in New Lebanon, OH and is a student at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Hayley, and they have two daughters, Lyla Rose, and Clara Lane.
Kurt Strassner pastors at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Cincinnati. He and
his wife, Tobey, have six children, all at home. He enjoys reading, hanging with
the family, and sipping good, southern sweet tea.
Kyle Bjerga serves as the Pastor of Discipleship and Family Ministries at Cityview Community Church in Elmhurst, IL. Kyle is married to Jackie and they have three boys. He is a lifelong resident of the Chicago suburbs and enjoys everything Chicago, including his beloved Cubs. He blogs regularly at More Than a Catch where he encourages fathers to be intentional in pursuing the hearts of their sons.
Landon Coleman serves as the teaching pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Odessa, Texas, where he lives with his wife Brooke. They have four children, Emma, Noelle, Amelia, and Clayton. Landon is a graduate of West Texas A&M University (BBA), and a two-time graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv and PhD). He is the author of Pastor to Pastor: Practical Advice for Regular Pastors and Pray Better: Learning to Pray Biblically, both of which were published by Rainer Publishing. Landon has pastored churches in Kentucky and Oklahoma, and he has taught for Oklahoma Baptist University and BH Carroll Theological Institute.
My name is Lara Dentremont. I am a child of God, a wife, and Biblical Counsellor in training. As someone who has been made anew by God and completely transformed by Him, I want to point you back to that same Gracious Saviour.
Laura is a mild-mannered, middle-aged attorney who enjoys reading, country life, time with family and friends, and her local church. You can read more of her work at <a href="https://stirfrylaura.wordpress.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">stirfrylaura.wordpress.com/</a>.
Originally from Western Pennsylvania, Laura now lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and three children, where they are part of a local church revitalization. Her days are full of homeschooling, teaching English to immigrants, and learning to see and love her new home as Jesus does. Laura serves as an editor for Velvet Ashes, and she blogs at From Underneath the Eucalyptus.
Laura Hancock lives in Newport News, VA and serves at Coastal Community Church in Yorktown, VA. She teaches U.S. History to 7th graders at Tabb Middle School. She holds a master’s degree in Church Ministry and Discipleship from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and a master’s in Secondary Education. She shares her life with her husband, Travis, and their dog, Buddy.
<em>Laura Hardin is a wife, mom of three young children, writer, and podcaster. She enjoys encouraging women to abide in Christ one day a time at </em><a href="http://www.laurathardin.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>www.laurathardin.com</em></a><em>. Connect with her on </em><a href="http://www.instagram.com/laurathardin" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>Instagram</em></a><em>.</em>
Laura Miller is a wife, a mom of 4 adult children, and a freelance writer and editor who lives outside of Pittsburgh, PA, happily empty-nesting with her husband. Her loves are reading classic literature, leading Bible studies, mentoring women, relaxing by the water as often as she's able to, and enjoying her hound dog and her family (not necessarily in that order). She has written for The Gospel Coalition International Outreach and currently posts on her own blog, #thereyougothinkingagain.
Leslie Schmucker retired from public school teaching to create a special education program at Dayspring Christian Academy in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She belongs to Grace Baptist Church. She and her husband, Steve, have three grown children and seven grandchildren. She blogs at <a href="http://leslieschmucker.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-schema-attribute="">leslieschmucker.com</a>.
Lewis Allen (ThM, Westminster Theological Seminary) serves as senior pastor of Hope Church in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, which he helped plant after twelve years of pastoring a church in West London.
Lianna Davis is wed to Tyler and mother of two dear daughters, one who lives in heaven and one who lives on earth. She is author of Made for a Different Land: Eternal Hope for Baby Loss (Hope Mommies, 2019).
Liz Wann is a freelance writer who lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two sons. She is Editor in Chief at MorningbyMorning.org and regularly contributes to Desiring God, Think Christian, and Christ and Pop Culture.
Luke Gilkerson and his wife Trisha are the primary authors of IntoxicatedOnLife.com. Luke works as the Educational Resource Manager at Covenant Eyes, a company dedicated to protecting eyes and minds from harmful sexual content online. Luke has a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Religion from Reformed Theological Seminary. He is the author of several family Bible studies, including
Lydia Brownback (MAR, Westminster Theological Seminary) serves as a senior editor at Crossway in Wheaton, Illinois, and an author and speaker at women’s conferences around the world. Lydia previously served as writer in residence for Alistair Begg and as producer of the Bible Study Hour radio program with James Montgomery Boice.
<div class="author-bio">Marcus Peter Johnson (PhD, University of Toronto) is assistant professor of theology at Moody Bible Institute. Along with writing his doctoral dissertation on union with Christ in the theology of John Calvin, he is also the author of <em>One with Christ: An Evangelical Theology of Salvation </em>and the coauthor (with John C. Clark) of <em>The Incarnation of God: The Mystery of the Gospel as the Foundation of Evangelical Theology</em>. He and his wife, Stacie, live in Chicago with their son, Peter, and are members of Grace Lutheran Church.</div>
Marissa Henley, the author of Loving Your Friend through Cancer: Moving beyond “I’m Sorry” to Meaningful Support, loves to write and speak about suffering and God’s character. She lives in Arkansas with her husband, three kids, and one disobedient dog.
Mark Dever (PhD, Cambridge University) is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, and president of 9Marks (9Marks.org). Dever has authored over a dozen books and speaks at conferences nationwide.
Dr. Mark Eckel is president of The Comenius Institute, serving students and faculty on the campus of IUPUI. Mark teaches for various institutions and is Professor of Leadership, Education, and Discipleship for Capital Seminary & Graduate School. Fishers, Indiana is his home. For over 30 years Mark has served the Christian education community as a high school teacher, college professor, curriculum writer and international speaker. Mark’s responsibilities have included daily instruction, curriculum development, mentoring teachers, and conference speaking on Christian education issues in hundreds of venues.In 1995 Cedarville University selected Mark as the Delta Chi Teacher of the Year. In 2010 Lenawee Christian School honored Mark with its Heart for Leadership Award.
<div class="author-bio"><strong>Mark Jones</strong> serves as the pastor of Faith Vancouver Presbyterian Church (PCA) in British Columbia, Canada, and research associate at the University of the Free State in South Africa. He has authored several books and speaks all over the world on Christology and the Christian life.</div>
Mark Vroegop (MDiv, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary) is the lead pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a conference speaker, a council member with the Gospel Coalition, a trustee of Cedarville University, and the author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy.
Marshall Segal is a writer and managing editor at desiringGod.org. He’s the author of Not Yet Married: The Pursuit of Joy in Singleness & Dating (2017). He graduated from Bethlehem College & Seminary. He and his wife, Faye, have a son and live in Minneapolis.
Mary Hammell is a Reproductive Grief Advocate at a local, pregnancy medical clinic in Roseburg, Oregon. She is a Bible scholar, disciple, and mentor of women and has taught Sunday school for many years. During her career, Mary was a vocational counselor, social service administrator and case manager with the economically disadvantaged and disabled.Mary obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Community Service and Public Affairs-Social Work, University of Oregon and a Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics, Luther Rice University and Seminary which included a thesis, “Science and Miracles of Faith.” She has been active with her local Right to Life chapter for which she was a board member for many years.She and her husband are members at Covenant Life Fellowship where they host a Home Community fellowship group. Mary also oversees the bookstore and library ministry.
Mathew B. Sims authored A Household Gospel: Fulfilling the Great Commission in Our Homes and We Believe: Creeds, Confessions, & Catechisms for Worship (as well as worship guides for each Protestant tradition) and contributed in Make, Mature, Multiply (GCD Books). He completed over forty hours of seminary work at Geneva Reformed Seminary. He also works as the managing editor at Gospel-Centered Discipleship and the project manager for CBMW’s journal. Mathew offers freelance editing, book formatting, and cover design services. He is a member at Downtown Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC.
Matt is the Associate Pastor at Bridge Church KC in De Soto, Kansas. Called to the ministry in high school, Matt has served the local church for many years now, through internships and practical ministry opportunities. He currently attends Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing a Master of Divinity. Matt’s passion in ministry is to see lives transformed by the life-changing message of the gospel. He is married to his beautiful wife, Sarah.
Matt is an author, speaker, and consultant eager to help you do work that matters, and do it better. More than that, he wants to help you do your work and influence the culture in a gospel-centered way. Matt is the author of What’s Best Next and Creating a Business Plan that Actually Works.He worked for 13 years at Desiring God leading the web department, serving as director of strategy, and helping build the ministry for greater spreading. With an M.Div. from Southern Seminary and experience consulting with churches and organizations, Matt started What’s Best Next to equip Christians theologically and practically.
Matthea, mother of five, has served along side her pastor husband, Jon, since 2003. They are currently serving in Birmingham, Alabama. She has a heart for the local church both in the US and globally. Her passion is to see people set free from bondage through her work in Women’s Ministry, Celebrate Recovery, Living Bread Ministries, and Flourishing Faith Designs.
Matthew D. Adams serves as Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, PCA in Dillon, SC. He graduated from Erskine Theological Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina with a Masters of Divinity. He lives in a small town by the name of Hamer, SC and is married to Beth.
Matthew Barrett is Tutor of Systematic Theology and Church History at Oak Hill Theological College in London. He is the executive editor of Credo Magazine, as well as the author of Salvation by Grace, Owen on the Christian Life, and editor of The 5 Solas Series. He is the author of several other forthcoming books, which you can read about at matthewmbarrett.com.
Emerging from the culinary arts field as a restaurant owner and executive chef (Food Network), Matt's journey from addiction to pastor is a miraculous narrative.Feeling compassion to help other men struggling with addictions and life issues, Matt founded a non-profit ministry, Job 31 Ministries.Matt is married, has three beautiful daughters and has authored multiple books. He serves as pastor at Oak Hall Baptist near Richmond, Virginia.Matt is an advocate board member of Living Bread Ministries (LBM), a global comprehensive Church Planting organization that helps the poorest of the poor. LBM reaches the slums of the world and helps people break the chains of poverty.Matt’s the Director of Operations for New Breed Church Planting and co-founder of a collaborative church planting and revitalization initiative called Planting RVA, in Richmond, Virginia.Matt frequently writes about church leadership, planting, revitalization, health, and growth for Church Planter Magazine, Church Central, and Urban Church Planting.He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in churcplanting at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Matthew McCullough (PhD, Vanderbilt University) serves as pastor of Trinity Church in Nashville, Tennessee, which he helped plant. He is the author of The Cross of War and writes occasionally for 9Marks and the Gospel Coalition.
<strong>Megan Hill</strong> is the author of three books: <em><a href="https://amzn.to/2M7HfsU" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">A Place to Belong: Learning to Love the Local Church</a></em> (Crossway, 2020),<em> <a href="https://amzn.to/2ZLFjOM" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Contentment: Seeing God's Goodness</a></em> (P&R, 2018), and <em><a href="https://amzn.to/2ZKbXjT" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Praying Together: The Priority and Privilege of Prayer in Our Homes, Communities, and Churches</a></em> (Crossway, 2016). She also serves as an editor for The Gospel Coalition. A pastor’s wife and pastor’s daughter, she lives in Massachusetts with her husband and four children where they belong to West Springfield Covenant Community Church (PCA).
<p style="line-height: 17.25pt;vertical-align: baseline;margin: 3.75pt 0in 9.0pt 0in"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;color: #374e84">Micah is married to Kristen and they have two children. He grew up in Denton, Texas and graduated from the University of North Texas. He also holds degrees from Dallas Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, and Toronto Baptist Seminary. Micah’s doctorate is from Southern Baptist Seminary. He has pastored at churches in Austin and Houston. Micah is currently the pastor of Redeemer Church of Denton which he planted in 2013.</span></p>
Michael Cooper is the husband of Kailie, father of two daughters, pastor of Grace Community Church in Mabank, Texas, and author of Identity Crisis. He has received two degrees from Criswell College and currently a student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
<p class="p1" style="margin: 0in 0in 2.25pt 0in"><span class="s1"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt">Michael Durso is a veteran, blogger, and professional painter with backgrounds in law enforcement and pastoral ministry. He studied Biblical Exposition at Moody Bible Institute, and teaches online Bible studies. He is also a co-founder of Deep Truth for Deep Wounds, a new online ministry for those affected by divorce. Michael and his four children live near St. Louis, Missouri. </span></span></p>
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Michael A. G. Haykin (PhD, University of Toronto) is professor of church history and biblical spirituality at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has authored or edited more than twenty-five books, including The Emergence of Evangelicalism: Exploring Historical Continuities.
<strong>Michael Horton</strong> (PhD, University of Coventry and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford) is the J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary in California. In addition to being the author of many popular and academic books, he is also the editor in chief of <em>Modern Reformation</em> magazine, a host of the <em>White Horse Inn</em> radio broadcast, and a minister in the United Reformed Churches.
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<div class="wpb_wrapper">Dr. Milton is the Provost and James Ragsdale Chair of Missions and Evangelism at <a href="http://seminary.erskine.edu/">Erskine Theological Seminary</a> where he also serves as the Director of Chaplain Ministries, and President of the D. James Kennedy Institute of Reformed Leadership.Milton’s life verse is from Philippians 1:6: “Being confident of this, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it unto the day of Jesus Christ.” Or, as Milton puts it in the title of his autobiography, “What God starts, God Completes.”</div>
Michael Reeves (PhD, King’s College, London) is president and professor of theology at Union School of Theology in Oxford. He is the author of Delighting in the Trinity, Rejoicing in Christ, and The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation.
Michael lives in Belleville, IL, a suburb of St. Louis, MO with his wife Erica, adopted daughter Alissa, two cats Molly and Sweetie Pie and horse Beckham. After spending eight years in the United States Navy as a Yeoman, he has been employed for the past ten years by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) where he oversees advanced educational programs. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Religion (Biblical Studies) from Liberty University and is currently closing in on completing a Master of Arts in Religion (Biblical Studies) from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an avid reader and blogger.
Miles V. Van Pelt (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, academic dean, and director of the Summer Institute for Biblical Languages at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. He also serves on the pastoral staff of Grace Reformed Church in Madison, Mississippi. He and his wife, Laurie, have four children.
Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible at her church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, and at conferences worldwide. She and her husband, David, are the cohosts of the GriefShare video series used in more than 10,000 churches nationwide and also host Respite Retreats for couples who have experienced the death of a child. Guthrie is also the host of Help Me Teach the Bible, a podcast of the Gospel Coalition.
Naomi is a wife, part-time linguist, and full-time homeschool mom to four boys. She and her family live in South Asia where they get to enjoy warm hospitality, spicy food, and local coffee while serving minority language groups with Scripture translation and resources. She fights daily to hold on to the hope of heaven.
Nate Pickowicz (B.A., Muhlenberg College, M.A., Trinity Theological Seminary) is the pastor of Harvest Bible Church in Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire. He is the author of Reviving New England: The Key to Revitalizing Post-Christian America and Why We're Protestant: An Introduction to the Five Solas of the Reformation. He and his wife, Jessica, have two children.
Nate Weis is a pastor at Coastal Community Church in Gloucester, Virginia. He is currently pursuing his M.Div from Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. He is passionate about communicating God’s Word through preaching and writing. Nate loves spending time with his family, reading good books, and cheering for the San Francisco 49ers.
Nick Carrington lives in Southwest Ohio with his lovely wife and three sons. He is an Assistant Professor of Professional Writing at Cedarville University and does editorial work with the Early Pregnancy Loss Association. He has also written for Cedarville Magazine, Redleg Nation, and Reds Content Plus.
<span class="clovercustom">Nick Batzig is an Assistant Pastor at Wayside Presbyterian Church. He is associate editor for Ligonier Ministries, and has served as the founding pastor of New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill, Georgia from 2009-2018, and as the editor of Reformation21 and the Christward Collective, sites of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. Nick is a graduate of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and studied at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He regularly writes for Tabletalk Magazine, He Reads Truth, and Modern Reformation. He and his wife, Anna, have three sons, Micah, Elijah, and Judah. </span>
Nick Roark (MDiv, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as the pastor of Franconia Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia. Nick previously served on the pastoral staff of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He is married to Allison and they have three children.
OWEN STRACHAN is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the Director for the Center on Public Theology at MBTS. He holds a PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, an MDiv from Southern Seminary, and an AB from Bowdoin College. Strachan has published fourteen books and writes regularly for The Gospel Coalition, the Christian Post, and Thoughtlife, his Patheos blog. He is married and is the father of three children. Strachan hosts the City of God podcast,.
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<div class=""><span class="_5yl5">Peter (P.J.) Mills (B.S. Clarks Summit University) currently resides in Scranton, PA. He and his wife Steph have one daughter (Felicity). He is a confessionally reformed Christian and subscribes to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith. He is presently a member in good standing in the Reformed Baptist Church of Scranton and is pursuing his MDiv from Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an avid reader and loves baseball.</span></div>
<p class="gmail-p1">Pam Piersma is a wife and mother of four from rural Otsego, Michigan. She enjoys writing about her walk with God and her passion to know and love him more. Pam works at their city’s local shoppers newspaper office. Along with writing, she spends much of her time playing guitar and being involved on her church’s worship team.</p>
Paola was born in Spanish, lives in French, and thinks in English. She loves words and uses them as arrows to point to the best words she knows--those left by our Maker and found in Scripture. She’s a writer, speaker, and mentor. Canadian through the gift of immigration, she loves cold, snowy winters, and lives with her husband Gustavo in the beautiful, bilingual, postmodern city of Montreal.
Parker Reardon (D.Min., Word of Life Bible Institute) has been serving in ministry for over 20 years. Parker has been happily married to his wife, Cynthia, for 25 years and the Lord has graciously given them bookends of girls, with 5 boys between them. He currently also serves as counselor/discipler at Sovereign Grace Biblical Counseling. He and his family live in southern Oregon.
Pat enjoys flower gardening, genealogy research, travel and volunteering with children at the church she attends. Her work has appeared in Christian publications. She has completed two inspirational historical novels and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.
Paul Tautges has been in gospel ministry for almost 30 years. Currently, he serves as one of the pastors of Cornerstone Community Church in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. He and Karen have been married for over 30 years. Together they enjoy their ten children and growing tribe of grandchildren. Paul is also an adjunct professor, certified biblical counselor and teaching fellow for the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, and a council board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. Paul has written or edited over 40 books and mini-books.
Paul David Tripp (DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a pastor, author, and international conference speaker. He is also the president of Paul Tripp Ministries. He has written a number of popular books on Christian living, including What Did You Expect?, Dangerous Calling, Parenting, and New Morning Mercies. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Luella and they have four grown children.
Peter LaRuffa has been a pastor for almost 20 years, serving first in his hometown New York City, and with Brad Bigney at Grace Fellowship Church since 2006. Peter is a certified biblical counselor with ACBC, and is also a conference speaker/teacher both Stateside and abroad. Peter and Sarah have been married for 18 years and have four children.
Peter Yi is a MDiv student at Southern Seminary, and currently serves as the Lead Pastor of a multi-ethnic English ministry called Covenant Fellowship at a Korean Church in the Detroit Metro area under the Southern Baptist Convention. The church is partnered with both the State Convention and the local baptist association.As a strategic and directional visionary, he is passionate about raising up healthy, holistic, disciple-making disciples who are living as Abba loving, Holy Spirit empowered, Christ-exalting missionaries in their own cities, and in the region where he currently serves of Metro Detroit! He dreams of seeing authentic, diverse, and vibrant communities of faith and churches rise up all over the Greater Detroit Metropolitan Area.He loves black coffee, reading books in privacy, owning people at ping pong, watching short clips of sports cause he has no time, playing beautifully on the guitar, and telling jokes to people that he would have performed had he gone the stand up comedy route.
Philip Graham Ryken (DPhil, University of Oxford) is the eighth president of Wheaton College. He preached at Philadelphia’s Tenth Presbyterian Church from 1995 until his appointment at Wheaton in 2010. Ryken has published more than 50 books, including When Trouble Comes and expository commentaries on Exodus, Ecclesiastes, and Jeremiah. He serves as a board member for the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, the Lausanne Movement, and the National Association of Evangelicals.
Rachel currently lives in Great Falls, Montana with her husband and four children, but calls Washington State home. She’s pursing a Masters in Public Relations with an emphasis in Media and Society, and is fascinated with how the digital world is changing communication. When she’s not juggling kids and school, she enjoys reading, knitting, photography, writing, and teaching adult Bible Study at her church.
Ray Ortlund (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; MA, The University of California, Berkeley; PhD, University of Aberdeen, Scotland) is senior pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville, Tennessee, the president of Renewal Ministries, and a Council member of The Gospel Coalition. He has authored a number of books, including Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel. He and his wife, Jani, have four children.
<span id="author_biography">RAY RHODES, JR. serves as founding pastor of Grace Community Church of Dawsonville, GA and as president of Nourished in the Word Ministries. He has served four congregations over three decades of pastoral ministry and for eighteen years, he has led Nourished in the Word. Ray has published several books and holds theological degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.). He is married to Lori and they are blessed with six daughters and five grandchildren. Ray has long been a Spurgeon enthusiast, and his doctoral thesis focused on the marriage and spirituality of Charles and Susannah Spurgeon. Ray is available to speak on Biblical themes as well as all things Spurgeon.</span>
Rick Hanna serves as Senior Pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Guilderland, NY. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Heather, and is a father to ssevenchildren. He is passionate about international student ministry and adoption and enjoys reading, music, and sports (though as a Philly fan & Purdue alum, it usually means supporting the losing team).
Robert D. Norman is a missionary serving in Iasi, Romania, where he works in evangelism, teaching, and discipleship. Robert has written several books, including Green Leaves: Deeply Rooted in Psalm 1 and Joseph: God Meant it for Good.
<div><strong>Robert A. Peterson </strong>(PhD, Drew University) is a writer and theologian. He taught for many years at various theological seminaries and has written or edited over thirty books.</div>
Rosaria Butterfield (PhD, Ohio State University) is an author, speaker, pastor’s wife, homeschool mom, and former professor of English and women’s studies at Syracuse University. She is the author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert and Openness Unhindered.
Russ Allen is earning his Doctor of Education degree at Liberty University. He has published several articles on Jonathan Edwards, including a chapter for an upcoming book about Edwards and the Enlightenment. Russ is a youth leader at his home church and blogs regularly at The Work of Redemption.
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Ruth Buchanan is a Christian freelance writer who holds degrees in ministry and theology. She’s the author of The Proper Care and Feeding of Singles: How Pastors, Marrieds, and Church Leaders Effectively Support Solo Members. She also writes fiction, plays, and sacred scripts. She’s an eager reader, an enthusiastic traveler, and the world’s most reluctant runner. Ruth loves Jesus, family, church, friends, and coffee. She lives and works in South Florida. At the time of this writing, she is still single.
Dr. Stephens serves as Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in addition to his role as Director of the Training Center Certification for the <a href="https://biblicalcounseling.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Association of Certified Biblical Counselors</a> (ACBC). He earned both his Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling (2018) and M.A. in Christian Education (2014) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Stephens has served in churches and para-church ministries relating to counseling, education, and discipleship ministries. He is a frequent guest and contributor for the <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/truth-in-love/id1003845008?mt=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Truth in Love podcast</a> and is the author of <em>The Psychological Anthropology of Wayne Edward Oates</em> (Wipf and Stock).
Sandra Peoples is a pastor’s wife and mom to two boys. She’s the author of Unexpected Blessings: The Joys and Possibilities of Life in a Special-Needs Family. She and her family live outside of Houston, TX.
Sara Beth Fentress is the founder and executive director of 127 Worldwide, a non-profit that helps Christians tangibly live out James 1:27. She is a graduate of Carson Newman University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. God has grown a passion in her heart for orphan care, advocacy, networking and discipleship. She lives in Raleigh, NC and is a covenant member of Imago Dei Church.
Sarah Cozart lives in College Station, Texas with her husband, three-year-old son, and Australian Shepherd. Her love of words finds many outlets, which include leading worship at Mercy Hill Church, tutoring high school students in reading and grammar, and devouring good books. She also loves French pastries, fresh flowers, and potted plants, and mountains anywhere she can find them.
Sarah Flashing is a freelance writer and speaker in the areas of theology, apologetics and Christian ethics. She is the author of "Preparing Women to Walk Worthy of the Call" and writes at SarahFlashing.com. She has written for The Gospel Coalition, Solid Reasons, Servants of Grace, Christianity Today, and the Christian Apologetics Alliance. Sarah is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with an M.A. in Christian Thought (2005).
Sarah is happily married to Dave Jenkins the Executive Director of Servants of Grace. She enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, watching movies, reading, writing, and working on websites. Sarah serves as the Director of Design and Development for Theology for Life.
Sarah Walton is a stay-at-home mom with four kids under twelve years of age. She is the co-author of <em>Hope When It Hurts: Biblical Reflections to Help You Grasp God’s Purpose in Your Suffering</em> (The Good Book Company, April 2017) and the co-author (alongside her husband) of the forthcoming book, <em>Together Through the Storms</em> ( Coming Spring 2020). After more than a decade of trials and learning to walk with Christ as her family navigates Lyme Disease, special needs, financial loss, and many other challenges, she shares how the gospel speaks into all areas of our lives and gives hope to our suffering. She blogs at <a href="http://Setapart.net" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Setapart.net</a> and is a contributing writer at Desiring God, Revive Our Hearts, and Unlocking the Bible.
When I was in college, I resolved to serve the church wherever it was or should be. That desire led me to serve congregations in California, Michigan, Israel, Texas, and now Kentucky
My undergraduate and graduate training emphasized Bible study and exposition, which skills I am glad to use to encourage the faith of others.
My wife Mariah and I love the Lord and each other. Our gracious heavenly Father has given us six children on earth to love and train toward mature adulthood, as well as a beloved daughter-in-law and granddaughter to be born late summer 2019.
Scott is pastor at Northminster Baptist Church in Toronto. He has a degree from the Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership Development, a church-based ministry training and enjoys writing, reading, watching superhero movies, having fun with his kids, and dinner dates with his wife.
Shannon is a biblical counselor at Valley Center Community Church in Southern California. She has a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA, and is ACBC certified. She is a retreat and conference speaker. She's the author of Help! I’m A Slave To Food and contributing author to Women Counseling Women. She is currently pursuing future candidacy for the Ph.D. program in Biblical Counseling at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Shari Thomas is the Executive Director of Parakaleo. With an educational background in theology, education and international church planting, she co-founded <a href="https://www.parakaleo.us/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Parakaleo</a> in 2005. Shari and her husband, John, have partnered together in church planting in the U.S. and abroad for 34 years. They currently reside in New York City, where John is the Senior Director of Training for Redeemer City to City.
Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson is a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow and Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He previously served as senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C., and he has written numerous books.
Follower of Jesus Christ. Fresno Pacific University Grad (BA's in Christian Ministry & Early Childhood Development). Author of "Grace Leads" and other writing projects. While life's adversity has made its appearance in her life, through developmental delays and now chronic illness, she writes thoughtful pieces to give readers a deeper understanding of God's Word. Gracefully Overcoming is where you can find out more about her writing ministry.
Stacy Reaoch is a pastor’s wife and mother of four. Inbetween shuttling her children to activities, she enjoys writing for various ministries including Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition and Revive Our Hearts. Stacy is passionate about studying the Bible and helping women apply the Gospel to their daily lives. Her first book will be released this fall.
Stephanie is a critical care nurse who enjoys coffee, crochet, reading with her daughters, and date nights with her Pastoral Intern husband, Kevin. She is currently earning a degree in Biblical Studies from RTS Orlando alongside her husband, who is earning a Master’s of Divinity. Stephanie writes, amidst the beautiful busyness of her life, to quiet the noise. It is here, at the foot of the cross, that she finds rest in the shadow of God’s mercy.
Stephen Wellum is Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Kingdom through Covenant (Crossway). He is also the author of a forthcoming volume on Christology in the Foundations of Evangelical Theology series (Crossway). He is also writing a systematic theology that will be published around 2017 (B&H Academic).
Stephen Mitchell is the Senior Pastor of Trinity Bible Church, a non-denominational Bible-believing church in Severna Park, Maryland. He has authored four books, spoken at various churches and retreats, and continues to write about the various issues and challenges facing Christians in the 21st century. He lives with his wife, and two children in Maryland.
Susan Carter holds a Master of Arts Degree in English Literature from Idaho State University. She and her husband worship at Ustick Baptist Church in Boise, Idaho. They recently served for 18 months as volunteers with a Christian organization whose mission and purpose is to rescue girls from sexual exploitation and trafficking in Southeast and East Asia. For eight months they lived in Cambodia, where her husband served with an outreach rescue team and Susan worked as a researcher and writer on the media team. They then were called to establish rescue and aftercare operations in Myanmar, which they did together for 10 months before returning home.Susan writes on topics ranging from lifestyle evangelism to human trafficking. She has been asked to speak at women’s retreats and other women’s groups, sharing on topics of God’s grace in her life, her passion for missions, reaching the lost for Christ, and biblical counseling as a key to healing the hurting within the Body of Christ.
<p class="xmsonormal"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;color: black">Susan Crenshaw is a women's Bible study leader and teacher, Young Life volunteer and is married to her husband, Newt, who is the president of Young Life, a global outreach ministry to adolescents which ministers in over 100 countries and whose mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. Susan and Newt have four adult children, 2 daughters in law, and a baby granddaughter. They make their home in Colorado Springs, where they are members of First Presbyterian Church.</span></p>
Tim Elmore (MCE, MDiv) has been blessed to serve God in a variety of roles for more than twenty years. He has served in the USA, Argentina, Peru, and currently sits as the board president of Global Education Ministries and Senior Pastor at Memorial Baptist Church in Stratford Ontario. His passion in life is to make much of the grace and mercy of his God and to see his wife (Lindsay), his three children, and the body of Christ give themselves fully to the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
T. Desmond Alexander (PhD, The Queen’s University of Belfast) is senior lecturer in biblical studies and director of postgraduate studies at Union Theological College in Belfast. Alexander is the chairman of the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research, served as coeditor of The New Dictionary of Biblical Theology, and has written many volumes in the area of biblical theology. T. D. is married to Anne, and they have two adult children.
Tabor Laughlin has been serving in China for ten years and is now a doctoral student in intercultural studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He got his MDiv in Missions from Southern Seminary. He is president of a small missions agency in northwest China, writes occasionally at Desiring God and China Source, writes at his own blog, and is author of <em>Becoming Native to Win the Natives</em>.
Taylor Cain is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University, Journalism(B.A), and graduated with a Masters of Divinity in Preaching and Pastoral Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the Director of Students and church member at Liberty Baptist Church in Liberty, MO. He is married to Callie Cain.
Dr. Terry Mortenson earned an MDiv (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and a PhD in history of geology (Coventry University) and has lectured on the creation-evolution controversy in 25 countries since the late 1970s. Before joining AiG, he served for 26 years in university campus ministry in the US and Eastern Europe with Campus Crusade for Christ and has written many articles and books, including The Great Turning Point and Coming to Grips with Genesis.
Dr. Thaddeus Williams is an author, a pastor, and professor in Southern California. He earned his Ph.D. in Theology at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, and holds an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion from Talbot School of Theology. Dr. Williams has lectured in seminaries and churches throughout Nepal, Francis Schaeffer’s L'Abri Fellowships in Holland and Switzerland, along with churches and conferences throughout the United States.
Thomas S. Kidd teaches history at Baylor University, and is Associate Director of Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion. Dr. Kidd writes at the Evangelical History blog at The Gospel Coalition. He also regularly contributes for outlets such as WORLD Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. His recent books include B<em>enjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father</em>; <em>George Whitefield: America's Spiritual Founding Father</em>; and <em>Baptists in America: A History</em>, with co-author Barry Hankins.
Tim Chester is a pastor at Grace Church, Boroughbridge, UK; a faculty member of Crosslands Training; and is the author of over 30 books. He has a PhD in theology and was previously Research and Policy Director for Tearfund UK. He has been an adjunct lecturer in missiology and reformed spirituality. Tim is married to Helen and has two daughters.
Tim Keesee is the founder and executive director of Frontline Missions International, which has served to advance the gospel in some of the world’s most difficult places for over twenty-five years. He has traveled to more than eighty countries, reporting on the church from the former Iron Curtain countries to war-torn Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Keesee is the executive producer of the DVD documentary series Dispatches from the Front. Learn more at <a href="http://frontlinemissions.info" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">frontlinemissions.info</a>.
<strong>Tim Keeter</strong> has been training counselors for fifteen years and is certified by ACBC. Tim and his wife, Carmen, have three children. He works as an aerospace engineer and serves as an elder at Grace Community Church in Huntsville, AL.
I am a writer with a desire to teach Church History and Theology to those who have little awareness or knowledge of it. I want to bring Christians closer to Christ and help instill a daily hunger for the Word and the Church through studies, reviews, and art. I have a B.S. in multimedia studies and film and an M.A. Church history and theology. I hope to pursue further studies in Church/State relations at Whitefield Theological Seminary. I enjoy early American history, reading, writing, kayaking, and ice hockey. I also write fiction novels and plan to produce documentaries dealing with religious freedom and church history. I live in Colonial Williamsburg with my wife Larisa.
Tim married Gayline in 1978 and has six grown children and over a dozen grandchildren. A pastor for 38+ years, he currently serves Risen Hope Church, a multi-ethnic congregation in Drexel Hill/Upper Darby, PA. He is the author of the recent Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing book, <em>Respect the Image: Reflecting Human Worth in How We Listen and Talk</em>. He also has written <em>30/30 Hindsight: 30 Reflections on a 30-Year Headache</em> and <em>Worship Worthy: Alliterative Adoration</em>. To learn more about Tim please his <a href="https://timothyshorey.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">website</a>.
Timothy Massaro is a staff writer for <a href="https://corechristianity.com/resource-library/author-index/timothy-w-massaro" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Core Christianity</a> and <a href="https://www.whitehorseinn.org/writer/timothy-w-massaro/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Modern Reformation Magazine</a>. He has lived on both coasts of the USA and many places in between. He enjoys reading, traveling, and getting away from the busyness of modern life. He has an affinity for all things J.R.R. Tolkien (except the movies) and has interests in the intersections of philosophy and theology. He currently lives in California where he received his Master of Divinity from Westminster Seminary. His biggest prayer is that the gospel in all its beauty might re-kindle a wonder and joy of God’s goodness in our hearts.
Pastor Tim Pasma has ministered at LaRue Baptist Church, LaRue, Ohio, since the Spring of 1985. He is married to Rebecca and God has blessed them with three sons and three daughters, three daughters-in-law, a son-in-law<em>, </em>and thirteen quite active grandchildren. Pastor Tim earned the B.A. from Cedarville University (1977) and the M.Div. from Grace Theological Seminary (1981). He serves as a Fellow in the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and also serves on the ACBC Board of Trustees. He lectures frequently on counseling issues at counseling conferences and for a number of Christian organizations.
Tobby Smith is Pastor of Memorial Baptist Church in New Castle, Indiana. Tobby holds a B.A. from Boyce College, an M.A. and Masters of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently a PhD student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Tobby has been married to his wife Rachel for twenty-three years. They have a teenage son named Piper.
Tom Sugimura pastors New Life Church in Woodland Hills, CA. He trains church planters, international pastors, and biblical counselors. He has also authored two books, <em>Hope for New Dads</em> and <em>God’s Answers to Life’s Most Difficult Questions</em>. He and his wife, Amanda, are busy raising four rambunctious children.
Tony Anderson serves as Pastor of Counseling/Executive Pastor and as an Elder at Christian Family Chapel in Jacksonville, FL. In that role, he also serves as the Director of the Hope Center, an ACBC certified training center. Prior to joining the staff at CFC, Tony practiced law for 28 years. He has been married to Lisa since 1983, and he and Lisa have one son, a daughter in law, and 2 wonderful grandchildren. Tony has been counseling at CFC since 2006 and received his ACBC certification in 2008. In 2018, Tony received the Marriage Specialization and the Reconciliation Specialization designations from ACBC, and in 2020 he received the Addictions Counseling Specialization from ACBC. Tony has been a speaker at several marriage and parenting seminars and is a regular workshop presenter at the ACBC annual conference. Tony has written the Biblical counseling pamphlet: <em>God’s Blueprint for Sex</em>, as well as Bible studies for the books of Hebrews, James, Philippians, and Romans.
Tony Merida is lead pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He earned a Ph.D. in preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and serves as associate professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His books include Faithful Preaching and Orphanology.
Traci writes for her blog at her kitchen table in rural Michigan. She and her husband are modern homesteaders; parenting a daughter, growing a garden, and raising a variety of farm animals. Traci has been called a gatherer; forming a community who figuratively gathers around wooden church pews in a big, glorious cathedral in the country. Together, they tell church stories to remind us there is more of Jesus to be found when we learn from one another. Her work has been published online at Patheos, Christians for Biblical Equality, The Mudroom Blog, Fathom Magazine and Her View From Home.
Vicki Tiede(MEd., MMin.) is an inspiring Bible teacher, conference speaker, and author. Her passion is to open the Scriptures with women in order to share God’s grace and enduring faithfulness. Vicki transparently relates life experiences that resonate and draw others into a lifelong pursuit of knowing God.
<div class="author-bio"><strong>Voddie Baucham Jr.</strong> (DMin, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean of the seminary at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia. The author of a number of books, including <em>Family Driven Faith</em>, <em>The Ever-Loving Truth</em>, and <em>Joseph and the Gospel of Many Colors</em>, Baucham is also a pastor, church planter, and conference speaker.</div>
Wayne Grudem (PhD, University of Cambridge; DD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is research professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary, having previously taught for 20 years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is a former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible, the general editor of the ESV Study Bible, and has published over 20 books.
I am the Lead Pastor/Repalnter at The Rock Church in The Rock, GA. I am an MDiv student at Midwestern Baptist Theologicl Seminary with a concentration in Biblical Counseling. I am marrying my best friend, Lindsey, in October 2020. I have written at For The Church, Gospel-Centered Discipleship, and Doctrine and Devotion.
William P. Farley is a retired pastor and church planter. He has been married to his best friend, Judy, since 1971. They have five children and 22 grandchildren. Bill is the author of seven books, including <a href="https://amzn.to/2rTR8Ux" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>Gospel-Powered Humility</em></a> (P&R), <a href="https://amzn.to/2PpKZbQ" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>Gospel-Powered Parenting </em></a>(P&R), and <a href="https://amzn.to/35tV5hj" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>Marriage in Paradise</em></a> (Pinnacle), <em>Secret to Spiritual Joy </em>(Cruciform), <em>Outrageous Mercy </em>(P&R), and <em>Hidden In the Gospel </em>(P&R). He blogs regularly at <a href="http://www.williampfarley.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.Williampfarley.com</a>.
<div class="author-bio"><strong>William P. Smith </strong>(PhD, Rutgers University; MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a pastor, author, and retreat speaker who has served several churches, been a faculty member of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation, and taught practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. He is the author of <em>Loving Well (Even If You Haven't Been) </em>and numerous other books and booklets.</div>
<div class="author-bio"><strong>Winston T. Smith</strong> (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the rector at Saint Anne's Church in Abington, Pennsylvania. He is the author of <em>Marriage Matters</em>.</div>
Zach Barnhart currently serves as a church planting resident with Fellowship Church and is pursuing pastoral ministry. He is a college graduate from Middle Tennessee State University and lives in Knoxville with his wife, Hannah.
Zach is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He blogs at zachkendrick.wordpress.com, and is a contributor for Servants of Grace. He has written book reviews for Cross-Focused Reviews, Crossway, New Growth Press, Tyndale House Publishers and Fortress Press. He resides in Birmingham with his wife, Courtney.
Zach Cooper is the manager of behavioral health services at Christ Community Health Services in Augusta, GA. Christ Community is a faith-based health clinic whose mission is to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and to demonstrate His love by providing quality, affordable healthcare to the underserved. Christ Community provides primary, pediatric, dental, physical therapy, and mental health care. The vision of treatment is to provide care that truly treats the whole person. Zach's research and writing interests reflect the care that he provides and manages. Zach is interested in the overlap between spiritual and mental healthcare and has a heart for equipping Christians to think deeply about issues related to psychology, spirituality, sociology, and cultural concepts and to identify how these relate to the Christian life. Zach has a wife named Laura, a son named Davis, and a dog named Bentley. Zach attends First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, where he leads a Sunday School class and advises pastoral leadership regarding counseling and discipleship ministries.