Daniel L. Akin is the president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a gifted expositor and an unflagging advocate of Great Commission ministry. His preaching and teaching ministry takes him around the world. He has written a number of books, including two commentaries. He lives in Wake Forest, N.C., with his wife Charlotte. They have four sons, three daughters-in-law, and eight grandchildren.
Thabiti Anyabwile is the full-time husband to a loving wife, Kristie, and father to three children. He now serves as the senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. He worked previously as an assistant pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. Thabiti holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in psychology from North Carolina State University. A former high school basketball coach and bookstore owner, Thabiti loves reading, sports, and watching sci-fi films.
Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. A Duke graduate, Dr. Dever holds a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He is the president of 9Marks and has taught at a number of seminaries. Dr. Dever has also authored several books and articles. He and his wife Connie live and minister on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
John Folmar is pastor of United Christian Church of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. John and his wife Keri moved to Dubai from Washington D.C. in 2005 to serve UCCD as the Senior Pastor. After graduating from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, John served on the staff of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington D.C. for several years before being called to serve UCCD. John and Keri have three children.
J.D. Greear is the lead pastor of The Summit Church, a rapidly growing church of three thousand in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. He did his degree work in Christian and Islamic theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, after having served in a Muslim context with the International Mission Board. He has authored a number of publications, including Breaking the Islamic Code, Gospel, and Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart. He lives in Durham, NC with his wife Veronica and his four kids.
Peter Williams is the Warden of Tyndale House and a Honorary Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the University of Aberdeen and a lecturer at University of Cambridge. Williams earned his M.A., MPhil. and PhD. at Cambridge University studying ancient languages related to the Bible. Williams originally planned to become a Bible translator, but after seeing how many students of the Bible did not recognize its authority, Williams decided to change his professional direction and become an evangelical scholar in order to advance confessional scholarship. Peter is married to Kathryn and they have two children.