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Danny Akin

Danny Akin

Danny Akin - Wake Forest, NC

​Danny Akin is president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He serves as Council member of The Gospel Coalition.

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Thabiti Anyabwile

Thabiti Anyabwile

Thabiti Anyabwile - Washington, DC

Thabiti Anyabwile is a pastor at Anacostia River Church in southeast Washington, D.C. A native of Lexington, North Carolina, he is also the happy husband of Kristie and the adoring father of two daughters and one son. He is the author of several books, most recently: Reviving the Black Church (2015). Follow him on Twitter: @thabitianyabwil.

Alistair Begg

Alistair Begg

Alistair Begg - Cleveland, OH

Alistair Begg has been in pastoral ministry since 1975. Following graduation from The London School of Theology, he served eight years in Scotland at both Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh and Hamilton Baptist Church. In 1983, he became the senior pastor at Parkside Church near Cleveland, Ohio. He has written several books and is heard daily and weekly on the radio program, Truth For Life. The teaching on Truth For Life stems from the week by week Bible teaching at Parkside Church. He and his wife, Susan, were married in 1975 and they have three grown children. Begg serves as a Council member of The Gospel Coalition.

Buster Brown

Buster Brown

Buster Brown - Mount Pleasant, SC

Buster Brown is senior pastor of East Cooper Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (near Charleston) and a Council member of The Gospel Coalition. You can follow him on Twitter.

Mike Bullmore

Mike Bullmore

Mike Bullmore - Bristol, WI

Ric Cannada

Ric Cannada

Ric Cannada - Jackson, MS

​​Ric Cannada is Chancellor emeritus and associate professor of practical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He also served as a Presbyterian pastor for 20 years. 

Don Carson

Don Carson

Don Carson - Deerfield, IL

Don Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and co-founder (with Tim Keller) of The Gospel Coalition. He has authored numerous books, and recently edited The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures (Eerdmans, 2016).

Anthony Carter

Anthony Carter

Anthony Carter - East Point, GA

Anthony Carter (MA, Reformed Theological Seminary) serves as lead pastor of East Point Church in East Point, Georgia. The author of two books, the Non Nobis Domine blog, and numerous magazine and journal articles, Carter frequently travels as a conference speaker and guest lecturer. He is also an organizing member of the Council of Reforming Churches and a Council member of The Gospel Coalition.

Matt Carter

Matt Carter

Matt Carter - Austin, TX

Matt Carter is the pastor of preaching and vision at The Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas. He serves as a member of the Council for The Gospel Coalition. He is author or co-author of several books, including For the City: Proclaiming and Living Out the Gospel (Zondervan, 2011)

Bryan Chapell

Bryan Chapell

Bryan Chapell - Peoria, IL

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Steven Chin

Steven Chin

Steven Chin - Boston, MA

K. Edward Copeland

K. Edward Copeland

K. Edward Copeland - Rockford, IL

K. Edward Copeland is the ​​senior pastor of New Zion Baptist Church in Rockford, Illinois, and a Council member of The Gospel Coalition. He is also an independent consultant for the Bureau of Justice and Michigan State University's College of Criminal Justice and a member of the working group for the U.S. Department of Justice National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. He attended the University of Illinois (BA), Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv), and University of California, Berkeley (JD) and is also a former criminal defense attorney.

Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis - Durham, NC

Andrew Davis is senior pastor of the First Baptist Church, Durham, North Carolina, and serves as a Council member of The Gospel Coalition.

Mark Dever

Mark Dever

Mark Dever - Washington, D.C.

​Mark Dever is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and the author of numerous books, including Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. You can learn more about him at 9Marks or follow him on Twitter.

Kevin DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung - East Lansing, MI

Kevin DeYoung is senior pastor of University Reformed Church (PCA) in East Lansing, Michigan, near Michigan State University. He and his wife Trisha have six young children. You can follow him on Twitter.

David Dockery

David Dockery

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Dr. David Dockery is president of Trinity International University, following over 18 years of leadership at Union University in Jackson, TN. Prior to coming to TIU and Union, Dr. Dockery served as the Chief Academic Officer at the Southern Baptist Seminary, as well as a Professor of Theology and the New Testament. Dr. Dockery holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas System, master’s degrees from Texas Christian University, Southwestern Seminary, and Grace Seminary, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dockery is the author or editor of 35 books, the contributor to over 50 other works, and the author of more than 100 articles and reviews, which have been published in various publications. Dr. Dockery and his wife Lanese have been married for 38 years and have three married sons and six grandchildren.

Dan Doriani

Dan Doriani

Dan Doriani - St. Louis, MO

Dan Doriani serves as vice president of strategic academic projects and professor of theology and ethics at Covenant Theological Seminary. He previously served as senior pastor of Central Presbyterian Church in Clayton, Missouri.

Ligon Duncan

Ligon Duncan

Ligon Duncan - Jackson, MS

Ligon Duncan is chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary, president of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, convener of Twin Lakes Fellowship, editorial director of Reformed Academic Press, chairman of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and a Council member for The Gospel Coalition.

 

David Helm

David Helm

David Helm - Chicago, IL

David Helm (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) serves as lead pastor of the South Side congregation of Holy Trinity Church in Chicago and director of ministry training at Holy Trinity Church. Helm is also chairman of The Charles Simeon Trust, a ministry devoted to equipping men in expository preaching.

David Horner

David Horner

David Horner - Raleigh, NC

David Horner pastored Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, for 37 years and recently stepped down to give leadership to Equipped for Life Ministries. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University (BA) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv) and is currently working on a PhD from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

R. Kent Hughes

R. Kent Hughes

R. Kent Hughes - Wheaton, IL

R. Kent Hughes (DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia with more than 40 years of experience in pastoral ministry, including youth ministry, church planting, and 27 years as senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois. He has authored more than 30 books, including Disciplines of a Godly Man and Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome. He is also senior editor of the acclaimed Preaching the Word commentary series and a Council member with The Gospel Coalition.

Gary Inrig

Gary Inrig

Gary Inrig - Redlands, CA

Tim Keller

Tim Keller

Tim Keller - New York, NY

Tim Keller is senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Manhattan, New York, and author of numerous books. He is also co-founder and vice president of The Gospel Coalition. For more resources by Tim Keller visit Gospel in Life. You can follow him on Twitter.

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Ryan Kelly

Ryan Kelly

Ryan Kelly - Albuquerque, NM

Ryan Kelly is the pastor for preaching at Desert Springs Church in Albuquerque, NM, and serves as a Council member of The Gospel Coalition. He earned a PhD from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam with a dissertation entitled, “Reformed and Reforming: John Owen on the Kingdom of Christ.” Among other publications, he contributed to The Ashgate Research Companion on John Owen’s Theology (Ashgate).

Julius Kim

Julius Kim

Julius Kim - Escondido, CA

Julius Kim is dean of students and professor of practical theology at Westminster Seminary California and associate pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church. He is the author of Preaching the Whole Counsel of God: Design and Deliver Gospel-Centered Sermons (Zondervan, 2015). 

Paul Kim

Paul Kim

Paul Kim - Herndon, VA

Bill Kynes

Bill Kynes

Bill Kynes - Annandale, VA

Bill Kynes is senior pastor of Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church in Annandale, Virginia, and a Council member of The Gospel Coalition.

Crawford Loritts

Crawford Loritts

Crawford Loritts - Roswell, GA

Jeff Louie

Jeff Louie

Jeff Louie - San Francisco, CA

Erwin Lutzer

Erwin Lutzer

Erwin Lutzer - Chicago, IL

John Mahaffey

John Mahaffey

John Mahaffey - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Sugel Michelén

Sugel Michelén

Sugel Michelén - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Albert Mohler

Albert Mohler

Albert Mohler - Louisville, KY

R. Albert Mohler Jr. is president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and a Council member with The Gospel Coalition. For more resources visit AlbertMohler.com.

Russell Moore

Russell Moore

Russell Moore - Nashville, TN

Russell Moore is president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, a TGC Council member, and author of the book Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel (B&H, 2015). He blogs at Moore to the Point and you can follow him on Twitter.

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Tom Nelson

Tom Nelson

Tom Nelson - Leawood, KS

Tom Nelson is the senior pastor of Christ Community Church (EFCA) in Leawood, Kansas, and a Council member with The Gospel Coalition. He Is the author of Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work.

John Neufeld

John Neufeld

John Neufeld - Burnaby, BC, Canada

Miguel Núñez

Miguel Núñez

Miguel Núñez - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Miguel Núñez serves as senior pastor of International Baptist Church and president of Wisdom and Integrity Ministries in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He is a Council member of The Gospel Coalition and Coalicion por el Evangelio. You can follow him on Twitter.

Ray Ortlund

Ray Ortlund

Ray Ortlund - Nashville, TN

Ray Ortlund is senior pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and serves as a Council member with The Gospel Coalition. You can follow him on Twitter.

Richard D. Phillips

Richard Phillips

Richard Phillips - Greenville, SC

Vermon Pierre

Vermon Pierre

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Vermon Pierre is the lead pastor for preaching and mission at Roosevelt Community Church in Phoenix, Arizona. A graduate of Princeton University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Vermon previously served as a pastoral intern at Camelback Bible Church. He is the author of Gospel Shaped Living, the latest installment in the Gospel Shaped Church curriculum published by The Good Book Company and TGC.

John Piper

John Piper

John Piper - Minneapolis, MN

John Piper is founder and teacher of DesiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He is also a Council member of The Gospel Coalition.

David Platt

David Platt

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David Platt is the president of the International Mission Board and founder of Radical. He holds a bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of Georgia and ThM and PhD from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has written several books, including Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, and Counter Culture. David and his wife, Heather, have four children—Caleb, Joshua, Mara Ruth, and Isaiah.

David Powlison

David Powlison

David Powlison - Glenside, PA

David Powlison serves as the executive director of the CCEF and a Council member for The Gospel Coalition. David has been counseling for more than 30 years. His books include Speaking Truth in LoveSeeing with New EyesPower Encounters: Reclaiming Spiritual WarfareThe Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context, and, more recently, of Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness.

Harry Reeder

Harry Reeder

Harry Reeder - Birmingham, AL

George Robertson

George Robertson

George Robertson - Augusta, GA

George Robertson is senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Augusta, Georgia, and a Council member of The Gospel Coalition.

Philip G. Ryken

Phil Ryken

Phil Ryken - Wheaton, IL

Philip G. Ryken is the president of Wheaton College and a Council member for The Gospel Coalition.

Juan Sanchez

Juan Sanchez

Juan Sanchez - Austin, TX

Juan Sanchez is the senior pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, and a Council member with The Gospel Coalition and Coalicion por el Evangelio. He blogs at Straight to the Heart.

Tim Savage

Tim Savage

Tim Savage - Paradise Valley, AZ

Tim Savage (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD, University of Cambridge) is the senior pastor at Camelback Bible Church in Paradise Valley, Arizona, and a founding member of The Gospel Coalition. He is a conference speaker and author of several books, most recently of No Ordinary Marriage: Together for God's Glory

David Short

David Short

David Short - Vancouver, BC, Canada

Colin Smith

Colin Smith

Colin Smith - Arlington Heights, IL

Colin Smith is senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and a Council Member with The Gospel Coalition. For more resources by Colin Smith visit Unlocking the Bible, where you can request a free sample of LifeKEYS Daily devotional, listen to the radio program, or browse other gospel-centered, Christ-exalting resources. You can also follow Colin on Twitter.

Sam Storms

Sam Storms

Sam Storms - Oklahoma City, OK

Sam Storms is lead pastor for preaching and vision at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He also serves as a Council member of The Gospel Coalition.

Stephen Um

Stephen Um

Stephen Um - Boston, MA

Stephen Um is senior pastor of CityLife Church in Boston, and a Council member of The Gospel Coalition. He is president and executive director of The Center for Gospel Culture.

Darryl Williamson

Darryl Williamson

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Darryl Williamson is the lead pastor at Living Faith Bible Church in Tampa, Florida. He graduated from Boston University and is currently working on his MDiv at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Darryl is married to Julie and they have two adult children. You can follow him on Twitter

Sandy Willson

Sandy Willson

Sandy Willson - Memphis, TN

Sandy Willson is senior pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tennessee, and a Council member of The Gospel Coalition.

John Yates

John Yates

John Yates - Falls Church, VA

John Yates is rector of The Falls Church Anglican in Northern Virginia. 

Afshin Ziafat

Afshin Ziafat

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Afshin Ziafat (MDiv Southwestern Seminary) is the pastor of Providence Church in Frisco, Texas. He helped launch Vertical Bible Study at Baylor University and regularly travels into the Middle East to train Iranian pastors. He is married to Meredith and they have two daughters, Elyse and Ansley. You can follow Afshin on Twitter

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Garrett Kell

Garrett Kell

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Garrett Kell is married to Carrie, and together they have four children. He serves as pastor of Del Ray Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia. You can follow him on Twitter.

Anthony Moore

Anthony Moore

Anthony Moore -

Anthony Moore is the Fort Worth campus pastor at The Village Church in Fort Worth, Texas. He received a basketball scholarship to attend Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. He also received his MDiv and PhD in Systematic Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He is married to Natasha and they have three sons.

John Onwuchekwa

John Onwuchekwa

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John Onwuchekwa is the lead pastor at Cornerstone Church in Atlanta, Georgia. A native of Houston, Texas and a graduate of Baylor University, John received an MA from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Shawndra, have been married for seven years. You can follow him on Twitter.

Jeremy Yong

Jeremy Yong

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Jeremy Yong is senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Hacienda Heights in Hacienda Heights, California. He came to faith through the witness of his parents and the Asian-American church in which he grew up. He felt called into the ministry while attending Biola University. Jeremy went on to earn his MDiv and DMin from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served at churches in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Louisville, and Washington, D.C., and has had the privilege to serve as adjunct theology professor at Biola University. Jeremy and his wife, Melanie, have four children. You can follow him on Twitter.