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John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For over 30 years, he served as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary (BD), and the University of Munich (DTheol). For six years, he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem. John is the author of more than 50 books and more than 30 years of his preaching and teaching is available free at desiringGod.org. John and his wife, Noël, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren.
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Sam has spent 42 years in ministry and in 2008 became Lead Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he currently serves. He has ministered in churches in Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma, & Missouri and was Visiting Associate Professor of Theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, 2000-2004. Sam is founder and president of Enjoying God Ministries and regularly blogs at www.samstorms.com. He has authored or edited 24 books and has published numerous journal articles and book reviews. He is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M), and The University of Texas at Dallas (Ph.D.). He and his wife Ann have been married for 44 years and are the parents of two grown daughters and have four grandchildren. On a more personal level, Sam loves baseball (and all other sports; there’s just not enough room to list them here!), books, movies, and anything to do with his beloved Oklahoma University Sooners.
Rev. Dr. Jason DeRouchie (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a mission-minded dad, author, elder, and professor, who is committed to helping others exalt Jesus and the hope of the gospel from all of Scripture. Jason and his wife Teresa have six children, three from Ethiopia. He serves as Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology at Bethlehem College & Seminary and is the editor of What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Jesus’ Bible and author of How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology.
Joe Rigney serves as Assistant Professor of Theology and Christian Worldview at Bethlehem College & Seminary, where he teaches Bible, theology, history, philosophy, history, and Jonathan Edwards. When he’s not teaching college and seminary students, he spends time enjoying his lovely wife, laughing with his two sons, reading medieval theology, playing flag football, and eating fish tacos. He is the author of Live Like a Narnian: Christian Discipleship in Lewis’s Chronicles and The Things of Earth: Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts.