Chris currently serves as the Executive Catalyst for Mission Orange County, which exist to Mobilize and multiply churches in Orange County to collaborate within their cities to impact every man, woman and child with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Chris also works as a strategist to help leaders and organizations get unstuck. a href="http://www.missionoc.org">Check out missionoc.org, Chris' blog, and follow Chris on Twitter.
Steve serves on the Vineyard USA national board as the Church Planting Task Force Director in addition to being Senior Pastor of the Evanston Vineyard. He has ministered and trained church leaders in India, Australia, South Africa, Turkey, Central Asia, Lebanon, the United Kingdom and Ireland (Eire). Steve and his wife Cindy live in Chicago with their 3 teenage children.
Dino Rizzo is the founding pastor of Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana - a church with over 8,200 people in 8 campuses. HPC has been named one of America’s Top 25 Most Innovative Churches - a reflection of his overwhelming drive to reach the unreachable and to engage with others to show God’s love to the poor and hurting – wherever they are. His book, SERVOLUTION, exposes his passion to see believers join together in a revolution of serving others – Jesus style. Dino and his wife DeLynn have three children.
Alvin Reid is passionate about evangelism, spiritual awakening, prayer, student ministry, and other areas related to making a radical impact for our Lord Jesus Christ. He serves as Professor of Evangelism and Student Ministry at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina where he equips the next generation of leaders. You can connect with Alvin at his website: http://alvinreid.com/contact-2
Tiffany Crawford has served in ministry for the last ten years. Starting as a children’s ministry director, Tiffany as also been a national trainer for DivorceCare for Kids, a world-wide ministry that helps children process the devastation of divorce. She has also been a recovery ministry director, Biblical counselor and a children’s behavior specialist, training and speaking through her ministry, Beyond the Behavior. Currently Tiffany is serving on the staff of a church plant in Tampa, Fl and works as a free-lance writer and speaker. You can find her at tiffaycrawford.org and follow on twitter at tj_crawford.
Chuck Ridley is professor of counseling psychology at Texas A & M University. Previously, he has taught at Indiana University and the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Dr. Ridley is an avowed scientist-practitioner, one who applies sound social science principles to individual and organizational functioning. He also is deeply committed to the integration of psychology and theology. As a faculty member at Fuller Seminary, he developed the Church Planter Profile. Read More About Charles Ridley At His Author Page
John has served the Restoration Movement as a church planting leader for nearly 30 years. He currently serves as the US Mobilization Director for Stadia: New Church Strategies and is definitely more jazzed about new church planting now than ever before. Why? He can give you 7 billion reasons!
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Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC, one church with multiple locations. NCC also owns and operates Ebenezers Coffeehouse, The Miracle Theatre, the DC Dream Center, and Capital Turnaround as gathering places for the community and funding for Kingdom causes. Mark serves as lead visionary for The Dream Collective, which equips and supports dreamers who long for revival in the church, reformation in the kingdom, and renaissance in culture.
Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the author of 23 books including the New York Times bestselling The Circle Maker as well as In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase, Double Blessing, Whisper, and, most recently, Win the Day and Do it for a Day. Mark is married to Lora, and they live on Capitol Hill. They have three children: Parker, Summer (married to Austin), and Josiah.Read More About Mark Batterson At His Author Page
After 10 years in youth oriented ministry, God began moving Brad and his wife Melissa to plant a church that would focus on reaching hurting and un-churched people, introducing them to the love of God in ways that make sense. Brad and Melissa spent time in Southern Ohio and Atlanta in ministry before moving to the Columbus area to plant Lifepoint Church.