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David Anthony Clarke, is a pastor, speaker and self-published author of two books. He has served in the U.S. Marines for over 12 years and taught as an adjunct professor. David received an A.S. in Business, B.A. in Leadership, and M.S. in Organizational Performance. He serves as Senior Pastor of the Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Georgia.
Mike Bonem is an author, consultant, speaker, church leader, businessperson, husband and father. He loves to help ministries and their leaders reach their God-given potential through strategic planning, organizational design, and coaching. Mike’s books include Thriving in the Second Chair, In Pursuit of Great and Godly Leadership and Leading from the Second Chair. He has spoken across the country and internationally on topics related to ministry leadership and congregational effectiveness. Mike has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a breadth of experience in ministry and business, including 11 years as an executive pastor, consulting with Fortune 100 companies, and leading a start-up business.
Dr. Charles Stone is Lead Pastor at West Park Church (London, Ontario) and founder of StoneWell Ministries. He has authored four books including, People Pleasing Pastors: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Approval Motivated Leadership (IVP 2014), and Brain-Savvy Leaders: The Science of Significant Ministry (Abingdon, May 2015). He is passionate about intersecting insight about the brain with Biblical insight. He posts regularly at www.charlesstone.com.
David Bowman (DMin, PCC) is a Younique Founding Master Trainer and an Auxano Lead Navigator.
Matt Fretwell is married, has three daughters, is an author, revitalization pastor, national director of operations for New Breed Network, and leadership coach. Matt holds a doctorate from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Great Commission reproducible disciple-making strategies. Matt also writes for Church Planter Magazine and interviews well-known evangelical leaders on his discipleship podcast, The Wretched & The Wrecked.
Fred Noble is a recruiter for a hospitality/retail recruiting firm. He is also an elder and leads a pastoral discipleship training ministry at Chesapeake Christian Fellowship in Davidsonville, Md. In his free time, he hangs out with his family and likes to read and write.
At just twenty-two years of age, Bob became the pastor of Southeast Christian Church. That small congregation of 120 members became one of the largest churches in America, with 18,000 people attending the four worship services every weekend in 2006 when Bob retired. Now through Bob Russell Ministries, Bob continues to preach at churches & conferences throughout the United States, provide guidance for church leadership, mentor other ministers and author Bible study videos for use in small groups.
Dr. John B. MacDonald has served for decades as a lawyer and pastor-teacher. He is an associate with Outreach Canada and focuses on equipping and encouraging others to become more like Jesus Christ and to live all of life with God-honoring competence and joy.
Paul E. Greasley holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and is an experienced servant leader, a retired aerospace engineering manager, a big rig driver, an active community volunteer, an adjunct professor and an entrepreneurial business owner.
Rob Streetman is the president of inLight Consulting and is author of The Map Maker. He is called to encourage, edify and equip Workplace Leaders as disciple makers and transformation agents. He began inLight in 2005, after 25+ years in the IT industry.
Lang Montgomery has served for more than 28 years as pastor in various size churches. He preaches, teaches and coaches pastors and ministry leaders. He currently serves as a hospital chaplain in Newport News, VA. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. Dave Blundell is the Executive Director of Hungry For Life International. Dave holds an M.A. in Leadership and is the author of Professionally Religious: The Spiritual Poverty of Spiritual Leaders.
Brian Thorstad is a Redevelopment Transitional Pastor. He is the author of Heaven Help Our Church! (A Survival Guide for Christians in Troubled Churches) and Redevelopment: Transitional Pastoring That Transforms Churches.
Dr. Pamela Ovwigho, a Nebraska-based researcher and psychologist, who writes and speaks about life transformation and spiritual growth. She serves as the Executive Director for the Center for Bible Engagement, a division of Back to the Bible.
Dr. Gerry Lewis serves as Executive Director of the Harvest Baptist Association in Decatur, Texas. He is also Founder and CEO of YLM Resources, which includes Next Step Coach-Sulting and Life Matters Publications. He is also an author of four books, including Why “Bible Study” Doesn't Work. He and his wife live in Azle, Texas and have two grown children and three (so far) grandchildren. His weekly Life Matters blog and Your Church Matters podcast can be found at drgerrylewis.com.
Christopher J. Harris, a native of Palatka, Florida, is currently Executive Pastor of Crossover Church of Tampa, Florida. He is also oversees Strategic Implementation for Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. He's served at ministries in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Chicago. He’s an author and blogger and most recently wrote, Temporary Assignments.He's an alumnus of Florida State University, University of South Carolina, and special studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. Harris currently resides in Tampa with his wife Carmen and their children.
Ryan Sanders is the Director of Outreach at Manhood Journey. Ryan is married to Tonia and they have two daughters and one son. He lives in Reston, Virginia, serves at McLean Bible Church in Washington, DC and is a diehard Redskins fan.
Phil Wood pastors Fellowship Church in Carol Stream, Illinois and is director of The Wayside Center, a homeless outreach in the Chicago area.
Dr. Jeff Klick serves as the senior pastor of Hope Family Fellowship, an age-integrated church he planted in 1993. In addition, he is an instructor with The Institute of Church Management and is on the board of The Council for Gospel Legacy Churches. He has earned a professional designation, CFP, a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry, a Doctorate in Biblical Studies, and a Ph.D. in Pastoral Ministry. Jeff and his bride Leslie have been married more than 42 years and are blessed with three adult children and 13 grandchildren.
Eric Schansberg is Professor of Economics at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, IN. Eric has co-authored two books (with Kurt Sauder) and co-authored Thoroughly Equipped: A Disciple-Making Curriculum ("DC")-- a 21-month program for "thoroughly equipping" layleaders and Kingdom workers, with 2,200+ graduates at more than 50 churches. Eric is a lay-leader at Southeast Christian Church and organizes the DC portion of Kurt's Further Still Ministries. Eric has been married to Tonia since 1995 and is the father of four sons; he and Tonia are still trying to raise a few good men.
Kim Niles is the author of Getting Your Breath Back After Life Knocks It Out of You and is the co-founder of Grief Bites. She is also a writer and partner for YouVersion, a Community Leader at her church, and an inspirational speaker.
An experienced ministry leader, writer and educator, Bud Brown is co-founder of Turnaround Pastors and co-author of the ground-breaking Pastor Unique: Becoming A Turnaround Leader. He is a change leader in many venues — small rural, upscale suburban and mega-sized churches. He brings special expertise to change leadership in the local church, mentoring pastors to become revitalization leaders, training churches how to find and recruit the best talent, and training leadership teams how to achieve their shared goals. Bud also trains pastors in conferences, workshops and coaching sessions.
Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., holds the Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College and serves as Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and books. Previously, he served as Executive Director of LifeWay Research.
Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, a curriculum used by more than one million individuals each week. Stetzer is also Executive Editor of Facts & Trends Magazine, a Christian leadership magazine with a circulation of more than 70,000 readers.
He serves as interim pastor of Moody Church in Chicago.
An experienced freelance writer, co-author and book editor, Ken Walker edits blogs for several contributors to Church Central and has coached various bloggers for the site. A member of the Christian PEN (Proofreaders and Editors Network), he has co-authored, edited or contributed to more than 50 books. You can see samples of his work or ask about his services as a writing coach by going to http://www.KenWalkerWriter.com or by e-mailing email@example.com.
A former business owner and church planter, Steve is now writing, speaking and conducting emotional intelligence and leadership seminars. Steve holds a Doctor of Strategic Leadership, an MDiv and an MBA. Steve and his wife Karen live in Greenville, Texas.
Andy Zawacki, a former pastor and teacher has a passion for developing leaders who will change the world. He serves as the Director of Ministry Development for Back to the Bible and is a doctoral student of strategic leadership at Regent University.
Thom Rainer is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. He is also a former pastor, seminary dean, and leader of a consulting firm. Rainer is the author or co-author of 25 books, including his latest release from B&H Publishing Group: Who Moved My Pulpit? Leading Change in the Church. His 2013 book, I Am a Church Member, has sold more than one million copies.
Dr. G. David Boyd is the Founder and Managing Director of EA Resources, a non-profit that seeks to equip parents and churches to minister to emerging adults. David and Rachel have been blessed with three energetic boys – Josiah, Andrew, and Tobias.
Elizabeth (PhD, Intercultural Education, Biola University) writes, speaks, and teaches about border crossing as a discipline for every believer and every church, especially in changing and diverse communities. She currently serves in a multiethnic homeless congregation and is ordained in The Wesleyan Church.
A broadly-trained church consultant, Jim Farrer is the founder of Vital Signs Church Consulting and a member of the Society for Church Consulting. A veteran of ministry positions in Canada and the U.S., he has trained leaders from 18 denominations and led seminars and coaching sessions nationwide. His articles have been published in the Journal of Evangelism and Missions and the Great Commission Research Journal. You can reach him by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 814 629-5211.
Bob Whitesel (D.Min., Ph.D.) is professor of missional leadership and founding professor of Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. A sought after speaker, church growth consultant and award-winning writer of 12 books on missional leadership, church change and church growth; he also holds two earned doctorates (D.Min. and Ph.D.) from Fuller Theological Seminary where he was awarded “The Donald McGavran Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Church Growth.”
Will Mancini emerged from the trenches of local church leadership to find Auxano, a first-of-a-kind consulting ministry that focuses on vision clarity. As a clarity evangelist, Will has served as vision architect for hundreds of churches across the country including leading churches within Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran and non-denominational settings.
Kent Evans is the Executive Director and co-founder of Manhood Journey, a nonprofit ministry
that helps fathers and mentors build the next generation of godly men. Kent has personally
experienced how the guidance of godly men can change the course of a life. Today he is
blessed with a solid 20-year marriage, five wonderful sons and a fulfilling life – largely because
of what he’s learned from other men. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
Ronald E. Keener was editor of the national business and leadership magazine, "Church Executive," for eight years, and writes from Chambersburg, Pa. His church interests lie with congregational transformation, church health movement, church strengthening and revitalization and reporting on churches that have not just survived but thrived.
Wayne Cordeiro is the founding pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii with over 11,500 in weekend attendance. New Hope is also listed as one of the top ten most innovative churches in America with Outreach Magazine listing them as one of the “top five churches to learn from.” Wayne is a church planter at heart with over 124 churches planted in the Pacific Rim countries of the Philippines, Japan, Australia and Myanmar. Nationally, he has planted churches in Hawaii, California, Washington, and Nevada. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of New Hope Christian College. Wayne and his wife, Anna, have three married children and six grandchildren.
Founding pastor of Center of Praise Ministries in Sacramento, California, Parnell M. Lovelace, Jr. currently serves on the Board of Trustees at William Jessup University and is a certified church consultant with the Society for Church Consulting.
Richard is the president of Blackaby Ministries International and lives in Jonesboro, Georgia. Richard travels internationally speaking on spiritual leadership in the home, church, and marketplace as well as on spiritual awakening, experiencing God, and the Christian life. Richard regularly ministers to Christian CEOs and business leaders. He has written or co-authored 33 books including Experiencing God: Revised Edition; Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God’s Agenda;and Experiencing God: Day by Day.
Rich Frazer is President of Spiritual Overseers Service (SOS) International, a global training ministry equipping indigenous ministry leaders. He holds a Doctorate of Ministry with an emphasis on training ministry leaders to upcycle declining churches.
Phillip A. Foster, Ph.D., as a psychologist and Director of equipt2lead.org, provides spiritual direction, counseling, training, and consulting, to those in ministry or other roles of leadership in the church. He is the author of “Here’s My Heart, Lord.”
Tom Harper is publisher of BiblicalLeadership.com and CEO of Networld Media Group, the site's parent company. He has written Leading from the Lions’ Den: Leadership Principles from Every Book of the Bible and Career Crossover: Leaving the Marketplace for Ministry (both with B&H). Tom serves as a lay leader at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Ky., where he attends with his wife and three children.
Jim Barber is the President of both the Society for Church Consulting and Barber Church Consulting. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Society, facilitates training conferences, conducts webinar training, and coaches those aspiring to become consultants. In his consulting, he conducts various church assessments, facilitates strategic planning, and coaches churches through changes in leadership structure.
Smallgroupologist Michael Mack believes life change happens best in groups because he has experienced it himself. He trains leaders; writes articles, books, and discussion guides; and consults with churches through Small Group Leadership.
Tony Llewellyn is an Australian pastor, author, musician and songwriter. He and his beautiful wife Alli have two adult children. Tony authored 11 books on biblical and musical topics, released five CDs and runs two websites: HotSermons.com and HotPraise.com.
Scott is Founder/CEO of Serving Strong Enterprises, an affordable coaching platform that helps church leaders conquer burnout as a lifestyle. He is a certified coach with a calling to maximize ministry leadership to widen kingdom impact
Rev. Margaret Marcuson helps ministers do their work without wearing out or burning out, through ministry coaching, presentations and online resources. Margaret is the author of Leaders Who Last: Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry and MoneyandYour Ministry: Balance the Books While Keeping Your Balance. She served as a pastor for 15 years.
Greg Atkinson is the Founder of Worship Impressions and Executive Director of ExPastors.com. Greg is a leadership coach and consultant, and the author of Church Leadership Essentials, Strange Leadership, Scaling Down, and Secrets of a Secret Shopper. Greg has worked with churches of all stages and sizes, including some of the largest and fastest-growing churches in the country, as well as with businesses, non-profits and organizations such as Josh McDowell Ministries.
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