Keith & Kristyn Getty
For nearly a decade, Keith and Kristyn Getty have occupied a unique space in the world of music as preeminent modern hymn writers. In re-inventing the traditional hymn form, the Gettys have created a distinguished catalogue of songs teaching Christian doctrine and crossing genres by connecting the world of traditional and classical composition with contemporary and globally-accessible melodies. “In Christ Alone” (penned by Keith and Stuart Townend, and recorded by Keith and Kristyn) anchors this canon of globally-sung hymns, holding the #1 position of most-frequently-sung in UK churches for nine consecutive years.
In 2017, the Gettys will release their newest book, SING! How and Why We Worship and will host their inaugural conference of the same name to help church leaders cultivate congregations that know and sing their faith. Keith and Kristyn Getty live between Northern Ireland and Nashville with their daughters Eliza Joy, Charlotte, and Grace.
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.
John Piper is a well-known theologian, pastor, and author. He attended Wheaton College where he majored in literature and minored in philosophy. Upon completion of his doctorate in New Testament studies from the University of Munich, he went on to teach biblical studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, for six years (1974–80).
In 1980 John became the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he ministered for almost 33 years. As the overflow of a church tape ministry, Desiring God was founded in 1994, where John today serves as lead teacher.
Ravi Zacharias has spent the past 45 years commending the Christian faith and addressing life’s great existential questions of origin, meaning, morality, and destiny with eloquence and grace. He fully believes the truth of Jesus Christ can endure the toughest critiques and philosophical attacks. He has authored or edited over 25 books in the fields of theology, apologetics, comparative religion, and philosophy. Zacharias and his wife, Margie, have been married for 45 years and have three grown children. They reside in Atlanta.
John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference speaker, president of The Master’s University and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry.
Stuart is one of the leading worship songwriters of his generation: from “How Deep the Father’s Love” to “In Christ Alone”, “The Power of the Cross” to “Beautiful Saviour”, his songs are sung in churches and events around the world, and his lyrics acclaimed in the same breath as those of Watts and Wesley. His songs will feed the church for many years to come.
Stuart was brought up in West Yorkshire, and now lives in Brighton with his wife Caroline and three children – Joseph, Emma & Eden. He tours and leads worship at events around the UK and abroad, pioneering a distinctive style of acoustic folk that sets his music apart from the mainstream ‘rock worship’ style that dominates the scene.
Bob Kauflin is the director of Sovereign Grace Music where his main tasks include equipping pastors and musicians in the theology and practice of congregational worship and overseeing albums produced by Sovereign Grace Music. He serves as a pastor at Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville and blogs at Worshipmatters.com.
Bob has written two books: Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God and True Worshipers: Seeking What Matters to God. He and his wife, Julie, have six children and an ever growing number of grandchildren.
Tim Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy, and three young sons. For over twenty years he has led a diverse congregation of young professionals that has grown to a weekly attendance of over 5,000.
He is also Chairman of Redeemer City to City, which starts new churches in New York and other global cities, and publishes books and resources for faith in an urban culture. In over ten years they have helped to launch over 250 churches in 48 cities. More recently, Dr. Keller’s books, including the New York Times bestselling The Reason for God and The Prodigal God, have sold over 1 million copies and been translated into 15 languages. Dr. Keller was educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary.