Speakers

Sinclair Ferguson

Sinclair Ferguson is Professor of Systematic Theology at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas and a teaching fellow at Ligonier Ministries. He received his MA, BD, and PhD from the University of Aberdeen and was ordained in the Church of Scotland. Dr. Ferguson has written numerous books including Taking the Christian Life Seriously, Grow in Grace, Healthy Christian Growth, The Holy Spirit, and Let’s Study Mark. Dr. Ferguson and his wife, Dorothy, have four children.


Michael Horton

Michael Horton is J. Gresham Machen Professor of Theology at Westminster Seminary California, co-host of the White Horse Inn radio show and editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation Magazine. Michael has written many books, including The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way. After receiving his PhD, he completed a two-year post-doctoral research fellowship at Yale University. Michael and his wife, Lisa, have four children.


Rick Gamache

Rick Gamache serves as the senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Church in Bloomington, Minnesota. Gamache graduated from Bethel Seminary in 1995 and joined the staff at Desiring God. He was sent out to Sovereign Grace Church from Bethlehem Baptist Church in April 2000. Rick and his wife, Delaine, have five children.


David Mathis

David Mathis is the executive editor at desiringGod.org and an elder at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is co-author with Jonathan Parnell of How to Stay Christian in Seminary (January 2014) and co-editor with John Piper of several books. He graduated from Furman University and The Bethlehem Institute and is completing a distance degree with Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando. David and his wife, Megan, have two children.


Jonathan Parnell

Jonathan Parnell is a content strategist at desiringGod.org and regular contributor to the Desiring God blog. He is co-author with David Mathis of How to Stay Christian in Seminary (January 2014). He received his MDiv from Bethlehem College & Seminary. He and his wife, Melissa, have four children.


John Piper

John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as preaching pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. John is the author of more than 50 books including Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist and Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian. John and his wife, Noel, have five children.


Paul David Tripp

Paul David Tripp is a pastor, author, and international conference speaker. Paul has written 14 books on Christian living, including Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands. He attended Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University), received his MDiv from Reformed Episcopal Seminary (now Philadelphia Theological Seminary), and his DMin in Biblical Counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary. Paul and his wife, Luella, have four children.


Kempton Turner

Kempton Turner is the Pastor of Young Adult Discipleship at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, grew up in Houston, Texas, and now lives in Minneapolis. Kempton, and his wife, Caryn, have four children.


Jared Wilson

Jared Wilson is the pastor of Middletown Springs Community Church in Middletown Springs, Vermont. Jared received his BA from Middle Tennessee State University and has authored numerous books, including Gospel Wakefulness, Otherworld, and Your Jesus is Too Safe as well as co-authored The Explicit Gospel, Gospel Deeps, and To Live is Christ with Matt Chandler. Jared and his wife, Becky, have two children.