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.
Brandon Guindon is the lead pastor of Real Life Ministries Texas, a church he and his team planted in Tomball, Texas, 30 miles north of Houston. Brandon has led churches worldwide to become healthy and effective in making disciples of Jesus Christ. He has been an executive team member at Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, ID and at The MET in Houston, TX. He has authored and co-authored several publications on biblical discipleship, including Stay the Course and the Real Life Discipleship Training Manual. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Linfield College and an M.A. in Church Leadership and New Testament Theology from Hope International University. Brandon is a bow hunter and avid outdoorsman. He and his wife, Amber, have been married for more than 20 years and have four children, Emma, Olivia, Grady and Garrett.
Joanne Kraft is a nonfiction author and national speaker. Her passion is for women to catch the Titus 2 vision of discipleship. Author of The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids and Just too Busy — Taking Your Family on a Radical Sabbatical, she’s a frequent guest on Focus on the Family, Family Life Today and CBN. Her articles have appeared in ParentLife, Today’s Christian Woman, In Touch, P31 Woman and more. Her newest venture is her podcast Grace & Truth Living, helping women to trust and follow Jesus in their everyday life. Joanne and her husband, Paul, once lifelong Californians, moved their family to Tennessee in 2012. They’ve happily traded soy milk and arugula for sweet tea and biscuits.
David Young grew up in Middle Tennessee, where he began preaching at the age of 16. He currently serves as the senior minister for the North Boulevard Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, with over 2,100 people in weekly attendance, with many thousands more watching his weekly TV program. He has worked for churches in Missouri, Kansas, and Tennessee, taught New Testament at several colleges, and traveled widely teaching and preaching, leading mission trips and hosting tours to the Holy Lands and to other religious sites. He has written several books, including New Day: Restoring the Revolutionary Mission of Christ’s Church, A Grand Illusion: How Progressive Christianity Undermines Biblical Faith (Renew.org) and the forthcoming King Jesus and the Beauty of Obedience Based Discipleship (Zondervan). He holds the B.A. from Freed-Hardeman University, the M.A. from Harding University Graduate School of Religion, and the M.A. and Ph.D. in New Testament from Vanderbilt University. David and his wife, Julie, have two redheaded children, Rachel and Jonathan.