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.
Corey Trimble became a believer in 2002 after living a life of addiction while playing music for several years on the road with multiple punk/hardcore bands. He graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from Middle Tennessee State University and went on to teach High School and College English. Although Corey has never attended formal seminary, he became a student pastor in 2005 before leaving the church where he became a Christian to start The Experience Community in 2009. The Experience has grown from only a few people to almost 5,000. Corey is very open about his short-comings and insecurities, which makes his pastoring style very unique and refreshing.
Chad Ragsdale joined the faculty at Ozark Christian College in 2005. He has taught primarily in the areas of Christian apologetics and biblical interpretation. He also teaches courses on the book of Hebrews and biblical Greek. In February, Chad became Ozark’s academic dean-elect. Chad has been married to his wife Tara since 2001 and has three kids, Logan, Adeline, and Ryane. He has a bachelor’s in preaching and an M.Div in contemporary theology both from Lincoln Christian University. He is currently working on a D.Min in engaging mind and culture through Talbot School of Theology.