Teaching Pastor of The Donelson Fellowship and Author
Robert J. Morgan is the teaching pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served for 38 years. He is a best-selling author, with more than 35 books in print and speaks widely at churches, conferences, schools, and corporate events. He is a homemaker and a caregiver for his wife, Katrina, who battles multiple sclerosis. He and Katrina have three daughters and fourteen grandchildren.
Senior Pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship and Author
Greg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship with campuses in California and Hawaii, a church of some 15,000 people. Laurie has seen more than a half million make professions of faith during Harvest America, a nationwide, live Internet crusade that ranks among the largest presentations of the Gospel in U.S. history. His nationally syndicated radio program, A New Beginning, is broadcast on more than 800 radio outlets around the world; he has a weekly television program on TBN, and he has published more than 70 books. Greg and his wife, Cathe, have two sons and five grandchildren.
Founder & Senior Pastor of Life.Church and Author
Craig Groeschel and his wife, Amy, started Life.Church in a two-car garage in Edmond, Okla., in January 1996. Since then, Life.Church has grown to include dozens of locations around the United States. Life.Church has become known for its innovative use of technology to spread the Gospel, launching the first fully digital church experience in 2006 and the most downloaded mobile Bible app in history, YouVersion, in 2008.
President of the American Association of Christian Counselors
Tim Clinton is the President of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the largest and most diverse Christian counseling association in the world. Dr. Clinton also serves as the Executive Director of the James Dobson Family Institute and recurring cohost of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk, heard on nearly 1,300 radio outlets daily. He is the author or editor of nearly 30 books, and founder of Light University. Tim has been married 39 years to his wife, Julie, and they have two children, Megan and Zach.
Founding Pastor of Connexus Church
Carey Nieuwhof is the founding pastor of Connexus Church, a multisite church with three locations reaching more than 1,500 people each week in Toronto, Canada. Carey writes a blog and has written books, including his latest bestseller, Didn’t See It Coming: Overcoming the Seven Greatest Challenges That No One Expects but Everyone Experiences. He hosts a weekly leadership podcast, speaks to leaders worldwide, and produces leadership courses such as The High Impact Leader. He and his wife, Toni, have two grown sons.
Cissie Graham Lynch
Popular Speaker and Podcaster
Cissie Graham Lynch, daughter of Franklin Graham and granddaughter of the late Rev. Billy Graham, is “a voice and advocate for women, children, the weak and the hurting,” and through her podcast, Fearless, she brings “awareness to their conditions” and seeks to “reach them to provide education of basic skills, necessities and inspiration for furthering their knowledge to grow and better themselves.” She and her husband, Corey, have two children.
Pastor of The Summit Church
J.D. Greear is pastor of The Summit Church in Durham, N.C., and the 62nd President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Under his leadership, the Summit has grown from a church of 300 to more than 10,000. Before the Summit, he served in Southeast Asia with the International Mission Board. He is the author of several books, including his latest, Above All: The Gospel Is the Source of the Church’s Renewal. J.D. and his wife, Veronica, live in Raleigh, N.C., and have four children.
CEO and Founder of Vanderbloemen Search Group
William Vanderbloemen is CEO and founder of Vanderbloemen Search Group, helping churches and ministries connect with the right key people. He is a key speaker in church services and leadership conferences across the country. He is an avid social networker, and his latest book is Culture Wins: The Roadmap to an Irresistible Workplace. William and his wife, Adrienne, and their seven children live in Houston, Texas.