Dan Kimball (MA, Western Seminary) is the pastor of Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, California, and currently working toward his Doctor of Ministry from George Fox Evangelical Seminary. He is the author of several books published by Zondervan including The Emerging Church (2003), Emerging Worship (2004) and They Like Jesus But Not the Church (2007). He also contributed to a book by the late Robert Webber in 2007 titled Listening to Beliefs of Emerging Churches (2007, Zondervan).
Howard G. Hendricks is distinguished professor and chairman of the Center for Christian Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books and has been widely published in periodicals such as Decision, Moody, and Christianity Today. Dr. Hendricks has served on the boards of numerous ministries, including Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, Promise Keepers, The Navigators, and Multnomah Bible College.
Chip Ingram was born in 1954 in Columbus, Ohio. Ingram began exploring religion at about age 18. He attended West Virginia University and later earned a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.In 1982 Ingram began pastoring a church near Dallas,Texas and in 1990 he became senior pastor for a church in Santa Cruz, California. In 2003 Ingram moved to Atlanta, Georgia to become president and chief executive officer of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, succeeding Bruce Wilkinson. Ingram is currently senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, and is president and host of Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram, an nationally-syndicated radio ministry. In 2011, Radio World reported that 850 radio stations in the United States air Ingram's programs weekly. Ingram's written works include Spiritual Simplicity, Good to Great in God's Eyes and Overcoming Emotions that Destroy. His title, True Spirituality - Becoming a Romans 12 Christian, made The New York Times best seller list in 2013.
Brian D. McLaren is a prominent, controversial evangelical pastor. He was recognized as one of Time magazine's "25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America" in 2005, and is the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church in Spencerville, Maryland. Born in 1956, Brian McLaren graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with BA and MA degrees in English. After several years of teaching English and consulting in higher education, he left academia in 1986 to become the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church, a nondenominational church in the Baltimore-Washington region. Many of the books that McLaren has authored, including the "A New Kind of Christian" trilogy, deal with Christianity in the context of the cultural shift towards a new emerging church movement.
Terry G. Carter (PhD, Southwesterrn Baptist Theological Seminary) is chair of the department of Christian ministries and holder of the W.O. Vaught Chair in the Pruet School of Christian Studies at Ouachita Baptist University. He teaches homiletics, pastoral ministry, Christian history, evangelism and church growth, missions, and survey of the Bible. He is author of The Journal and Selected Letters of William Carey.Mark Oestreicher (Marko) is a veteran youth worker and former president of Youth Specialties. The author of dozens of books, includingnbsp;Youth Ministry 3.0nbsp;andnbsp;Middle School Ministry, Marko is a sought after speaker, writer and consultant. nbsp;Marko leads The Youth Cartel, providing a variety of resources, coaching and consultation to youth workers, churches and ministries. Marko lives in San Diego with his wife Jeannie and two teenage children, Liesl and Max.nbsp; www.whyismarko.com.