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Bobby Harrington

Bobby is the point-leader of Renew.org and Discipleship.org, both collaborative, disciple-making organizations. He is the founding and lead pastor of Harpeth Christian Church (by the Harpeth River, just outside of Nashville, TN). He has an M.A.R. and an M.Div. from Harding School of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of more than 10 books on discipleship, including Discipleshift (with Jim Putman and Robert Coleman), The Disciple Maker’s Handbook (with Josh Patrick) and Becoming a Disciple Maker: The Pursuit of Level 5 Disciple Making (with Greg Weins). He lives in the greater Nashville area with his wife and near his children and grandchildren.

Daniel McCoy

Daniel is happily married to Susanna, and they have 3 daughters and 2 sons. He has his bachelor’s in theology (Ozark Christian College), his master of arts in apologetics (Veritas International University), and his PhD in theology (North-West University, South Africa). His master’s thesis was on apologetics to atheists, and his doctoral dissertation was on apologetics to Buddhists. In 2014, he co-authored The Atheist’s Fatal Flaw with Norman Geisler. Daniel works as editorial director for the Renew Network. His passion is to help people understand that they can totally trust Jesus. He plays guitar and piano and occasionally enjoys writing songs.

Douglas Jacoby

Douglas Jacoby is an international Bible teacher. After serving as a minister on church staff for 20 years, in London, Birmingham, Sydney, Stockholm, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, and Washington DC, Douglas has worked as a freelance teacher and consultant. He has engaged in a number of debates with well-known atheists, imams, and rabbis. Douglas is also an adjunct professor of theology at Lincoln Christian University. Since the late ’90s, Douglas has led annual tours to the biblical world.

With degrees from Drew, Harvard, and Duke, Douglas has written over 30 books, recorded nearly 600 podcasts, and spoken in over 100 universities, and in over 500 cities, in 120 nations around the world. The Jacobys have three adult children. Douglas and his wife, Vicki, reside in the Atlanta area.

David Young

David Young serves as the senior minister for the North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He has worked for churches in Missouri, Kansas, and Tennessee, taught New Testament at several universities, and travelled widely teaching and preaching. He is the former host of the New Day Television Program, a board member for the Renew Network, and the author of several books, including A New Day (NB Press), The Rhetoric of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark, (Fortress Press, co-authored with Michael Strickland), A Grand Illusion (Renew Publications), and King Jesus and the Beauty of Obedience-Based Discipleship (Zondervan). He holds the B.A. from Freed-Hardeman University, the M.A. from Harding School of Theology, and the M.A. and Ph.D. in New Testament from Vanderbilt University. David and his wife Julie have two married children.

Tom Brown

Tom Brown and his wife Kelly have led churches and married ministries in Boulder, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. They now live in Atlanta and serve as senior ministry leaders at the dynamic North River Church of Christ. Tom also had a decade long career in the corporate world and understands the many challenges facing our marriages and families. Their personal story is also inspiring and includes overcoming many challenges through their years of married life. The Browns have been married for 40 years and have 2 children, Ryan and Ashley and 2 grandchildren they adore! They are known for their youthful spirit and creativity in the ministries they have led. Tom & Kelly’s passion in life is to build up the local body of Christ and help prepare the next generation to lead in God’s kingdom. They have a particular gift in inspiring young men & women to train for the ministry, and send them out to strengthen other churches.

Christian Ray Flores

Christian Ray Flores leads Tribe, a church community in Austin, TX and is co-founder of Third Drive – venture development company. He has a Masters degree in Economics speaks four languages and has lived on four continents. Christian has inspired audiences as an international recording artist, award winning producer and speaker. He has led churches in Russia, Ukraine and the US and has dedicated much effort to serve the poor in Eurasia, Latin America and Africa. Christian is married to Deb de Flores and has three daughters – Diana, Violetta and Isabella.

Ben Barnett

Ben is the lead pastor of Bridge Pointe Church in Atlanta. He graduated from the U.S Military Academy at West Point. Ben credits much of his leadership development from his days as a cadet at West Point and Captain of the Army football team. Ben holds a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degree from the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University.  He also holds Doctorate in Holistic Theology.  In addition to leading   Bridge Pointe Church, Ben also served as a chaplain for the Veterans Medical Center and as an adjunct professor of Leadership at Mercer University.

Michael & MyCresha Burns

Michael and MyCresha were married in 1997 in Wisconsin.  Shortly after marrying they moved to Milwaukee, WI where they were invited out to church, studied the Bible with disciples and became disciples themselves, getting baptized on the same day in 1999.

After leading the preteen ministry for several years in Milwaukee, Michael went into the full-time ministry as a campus minister and teacher, and he and MyCresha led the campus ministry there for two years.  They then moved to Appleton, WI and led the Fox Valley Church of Christ for nearly six years.  In 2012, they moved to Minnesota with Michael taking on the role of teacher.  As a kingdom teacher, Michael leads the Education Ministry in the MSPCC, as well as teaching in churches around the US and the world.  Michael and MyCresha also lead the Singles Ministry in the MSPCC.  They have two sons: Pavielle and Elijah.  Michael and MyCresha currently live in Roseville.

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