John is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, and the Bible teacher with Grace to You. John has written dozens of best-selling books, including The MacArthur Study Bible, The Gospel According to Jesus, and The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series. He is also the president of The Master’s College and Seminary. John and his wife, Patricia, have four married children and fifteen grandchildren.
Dr. R.C. Sproul is founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries in Orlando, Florida, and can be heard daily on the radio broadcast "Renewing Your Mind." He is co-pastor at Saint Andrews Chapel, as well as president of Reformation Bible College and Ligonier Academy. Dr. Sproul has written more than fifty books, including The Holiness of God, Loved by God, Chosen by God, and Grace Unknown, and he has authored scores of magazine articles for evangelical publications. In addition, he has taught at numerous colleges and seminaries. He and his wife, Vesta, have two children.
Conrad Mbewe has been the pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, since 1987. He is a frequent conference speaker throughout Africa and around the world. He has written Maintaining Sexual Purity and Foundations for the Flock, and has contributed to a number of other books, including Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry. He is also the editor of Reformation Zambia magazine, and he writes a column for a Zambian national weekly newspaper as well as his own blog, called A Letter from Kabwata. Conrad and his wife, Felistas, have six children.
Dr. Steven J. Lawson is the senior pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama. He is the author of numerous books, including Pillars of Grace, Foundations of Grace, The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards, and The Expository Genius of John Calvin. He is a teaching fellow with Ligonier Ministries and a visiting professor at the Ligonier Academy, The Master’s Seminary, and Samara Theological Seminary in Russia. Steve and his wife, Anne, have three sons and a daughter.
Tom has served as pastor-teacher of Countryside Bible Church in Southlake, Texas, since 2003. Prior to that, he spent sixteen years at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. In that span, he served as the managing director of Grace to You and later as senior associate pastor and personal assistant to John MacArthur at Grace Church. He has contributed to a number of publications, including The MacArthur Study Bible. Tom’s teaching ministry is featured on The Word Unleashed (www.thewordunleashed.org), and he is actively involved internationally in training pastors in expository preaching. Tom and Sheila have three children, Lauren, Katie, and Jessica.
Phil is the executive director of Grace to You. He has been closely associated with John MacArthur since 1981 and edits most of John’s major books. Phil also maintains several popular websites, including The Spurgeon Archive, The Hall of Church History, and the Pyromaniacs blog. He is an ordained elder and pastor at Grace Community Church. Phil and his wife, Darlene, have three adult children and four grandchildren.
Nathan serves on the pastoral staff at Grace Community Church and teaches historical theology at The Master’s Seminary. He has written or edited a number of books, including Living a Life of Hope, Reasons We Believe, and Men of the Word. He is also a regular contributor to Pulpit Magazine and the Cripplegate blog. Nathan and his wife, Beth, have four young children.
Raised in a Southern Baptist church but genuinely saved as a preacher, Justin has studied in great depth the word-faith movement. His Clouds Without Water seminars, which incorporate videos of false teachers, confront and refute the biblically bankrupt word-faith system. Justin has taught on the word-faith movement across the U.S. and in ten countries and has attended numerous word-faith churches and conferences to support his research. Justin and his wife, Kathy, live in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Todd studied to be a pastor only to discover he was not actually saved. Presently he is the host of the syndicated daily radio program “Wretched Radio.” Todd is also the host of “Wretched TV,” available in eighty million American households. Todd has produced several DVD and audio series, including Drive-By Theology, Drive-By Church History, What Hath Darwin Wrought?, On the Shoulders of Giants, It’s Not Greek to Me, Terrified, and Decisions Decisions. Todd has one wife, three kids, and a dog.
Joni Eareckson Tada
Joni Eareckson Tada has lived in a wheelchair as a quadriplegic for over forty-five years, enabling her to share a perspective on suffering that is biblical and personal. She has led the Joni and Friends (JAF) team in declaring and demonstrating the gospel through thirty years of radio outreach, Wheels for the World, over fifty books, and a global network of disability ministry. Mrs. Tada’s worldview and advocacy on disability issues has been honed by more than thirty-five years of leadership at JAF, including visits to forty-five countries and serving on the Disability Advisory Committee to the U.S. State Department.