Daniel L. Akin [follow on Twitter] is the President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in theology, preaching, and hermeneutics. Danny was previously the senior vice president for academic administration and dean of the School of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author or editor of a number of books, including A Theology of the Church, God on Sex, and the volume dedicated to 1, 2, 3 John in the New American Commentary Series. He also contributed a chapter to The Great Commission Resurgence: Fulfilling God’s Mandate in Our Time. Danny is married to Charlotte, is the father of four boys, and is a proud grandfather of four. The Akins are members of Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. Danny’s personal website can be found at DanielAkin.com.
Bruce Riley Ashford [follow on Twitter] is the Provost and Associate Professor of Theology and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also a research fellow for the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern. Before coming to teach at Southeastern, Bruce lived and worked in the former Soviet Union. He has published articles with a number of academic journals including Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology, and Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. He is the editor of Theology & Practice of Mission and has contributed chapters to The Community of Jesus, The Great Commission Resurgence: Fulfilling God’s Mandate in Our Time, Those Who Must Give an Account, and other books. Bruce is an elder at The Summit Church and is married to Lauren, with whom he has two daughters.
Nathan A. Finn [follow on Twitter] is Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Baptist Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also serves as the Theological Advisor and Coordinator for Between the Times. He is the editor of a new edition of Robert Hall Sr.’s Help to Zion’s Travellers and co-editor of Ministry by His Grace and For His Glory. He has also contributed chapters to many books, most recently Southern Baptist Identity: An Evangelical Denomination Faces the Future, The Great Commission Resurgence: Fulfilling God’s Mandate in Our Time, Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Future of Denominationalism, and Those Who Must Give an Account: A Study of Church Membership and Church Discipline. He also serves as a book review editor for Themelios. Nathan is married to Leah and is the father of four children (one unborn and due April 2013). Nathan is an elder at the First Baptist Church of Durham. His personal website can be found at Christian Thought & Tradition.
J.D. Greear [follow on Twitter] is the pastor of The Summit Church, in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Before becoming the pastor of The Summit, J.D. served with the International Mission Board from 1997-1999 and, upon returning, earned his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He frequently teaches courses in evangelism and church planting at the seminary. J.D. and The Summit Church are committed to local and international church planting, having undertaken the goal of planting 1,000 churches over the next 50years. J.D. is the author of Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How To Know For Sure That You Are Saved, Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary, and Breaking the Islamic Code. He also contributed a chapter to The Great Commission Resurgence: Fulfilling God’s Mandate in Our Time. He is married to Veronica, with whom he has four children: Kharis, Alethia, Ryah, and Adon.
Kenneth Keathley [follow on Twitter] is Director of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith & Culture and Professor of Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has previously served on the faculties of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Ken has served as pastor and interim pastor of churches in Missouri, North Carolina, Louisiana, and Virginia. He is the author of Salvation & Sovereignty: A Molinist Perspective, the co-author of Biblical Authority: The Critical Issue for the Body of Christ, and has contributed to A Theology of the Church, Calvinism: A Southern Baptist Dialog, The Mission of Today’s Church: Baptist Leaders Look at Modern Faith Issues, and Whosoever Will: A Biblical-Theological Critique of Five Point Calvinism. Ken is married to Penny and is the father of two children. The Keathleys are members of Christ Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ken’s personal website can be found at Theology for the Church.
Alvin L. Reid [follow on Twitter] is professor of evangelism and student ministry at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he occupies the Bailey Smith Chair of Evangelism. Alvin is the author of numerous books, including Radically Unchurched, Raising the Bar, Join the Movement, and Evangelism Handbook: Biblical, Spiritual, Intentional, Missional. He is also co-author, with Southeastern ethicist Mark Liederbach, of The Convergent Church: Missional Worshipers in an Emerging Culture. He is a popular conference speaker and evangelist, and he plays a mean bass guitar. Alvin is married to Michelle and is the father of two children. The Reids are members of Richland Creek Community Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Alvin’s personal website can be found at AlvinReid.com.
George Robinson [follow on Twitter] serves as Assistant Professor of Missions & Evangelism at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to joining faculty at SEBTS, George served as a church planter and trainer in South Asia and several Latin American countries with e3 Partners Ministries, an associate pastor and interim pastor in Georgia, an ISC missionary with the International Mission Board in South Asia, and a public school Social Studies teacher. He holds the D.Miss. from Western Seminary, M.Div. with International Church Planting from SEBTS, and the BA in Political Science from University of Georgia. George is the author of Striking the Match: How God is using Ordinary People to Change the World through Strategic Short-term Missions, Assistant Editor for www.globalmissiology.org and contributor to several books and resources including www.viewthestory.com. George and his beautiful bride Catherine live in historic Wake Forest, NC with their three children and are members of North Wake Church.
Ed Stetzer [follow on Twitter] is the President of LifeWay Research and serves as LifeWay’s Missiologist in Residence. He also serves as Visiting Research Professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ed has planted churches in three different states and transitioned declining churches in two states. He is also the author of numerous books, including Breaking the Missional Code, Planting Missional Churches, Comeback Churches, and Compelled by Love. He also writes for several publications and is a frequent speaker at conferences all over evangelical life. Ed is married to Donna and is the father of three daughters. He is the lead pastor of Grace Church in Hendersonville, TN.