Randy Alcorn is an author and the founder and director of Eternal Perspectives Ministries (EPM). Before starting EPM in 1990, Randy served as a pastor for 14 years. He has an MA in Biblical Studies from Multnomah University and an Honorary PhD from Western Seminary, both in Portland, Oregon and he has taught on the adjunct faculties of both schools. Randy has written more than 40 books, including the bestsellers Heaven, The Treasure Principle, and the Gold Medallion winner Safely Home. Randy and his wife, Nanci, have two daughters and five grandsons.
Lyle Dorsett holds the Billy Graham Chair of Evangelism at Beeson Divinity School and serves as the pastor of Christ the King Anglican Church, both in Birmingham, Alabama. He received a PhD from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is the author of numerous books, including a biography on Joy Davidman (C.S. Lewis’s wife), a volume of Lewis’s Letters to Children, The Essential C.S. Lewis, and Seeking the Secret Place: The Spiritual Formation of C.S. Lewis. Dr. Dorsett and his wife, Mary, have two children and four grandchildren.
Colin Duriez is a professional writer and currently runs his own business that offers acquisitions, editorial, and project management, based in Cumbria, England. Before that, he served as commissioning editor for Inter-Varsity Press in Leicester, England. Duriez has published many books and articles, has lectured in many countries, and won the Clyde S. Kilby Award for his research on The Inklings. His best-known books include J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship and biographies of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Francis Schaeffer.
R W Glenn
R W Glenn is the Pastor of Preaching and Vision at Redeemer Bible Church in Minnetonka, Minnesota. He studied at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the author of various audio and video resources with Wretched Radio and Television, as well as the books Modest: Men and Women Clothed in the Gospel written with Tim Challies, and Crucifying Morality: The Gospel of the Beatitudes. Bob and his wife, Gayle, have four children.
John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For over 30 years, he served as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary (BD), and the University of Munich (DTh). 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. More than 30 years of his preaching and teaching is available for free at desiringGod.org. Dr. Piper and his wife, Noël, have five children and twelve grandchildren.
Joe Rigney serves as Assistant Professor of Theology and Christian Worldview and Institutional Writer at Bethlehem College & Seminary (BCS) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At BCS he teaches Bible, theology, philosophy, history, and courses on Jonathan Edwards. He has also written and edited a number of curricula for BCS Press as well as Desiring God DVD study guides. Joe received his BA from Texas A&M and his MA in Biblical and Pastoral Studies from Bethlehem College and Seminary. Joe and his wife, Jenny, have two sons.
Philip Ryken is the eighth president of Wheaton College, where he studied philosophy and English literature and met his wife. He earned an MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a PhD in Historical Theology from the University of Oxford in the UK. Dr. Ryken returned from England to join the pastoral staff at Philadelphia’s Tenth Presbyterian Church, where he preached for 15 years. He has published more than 40 Bible commentaries and other books, including The Message of Salvation and Loving the Way Jesus Loves. Dr. Ryken and his wife, Lisa, have five children.
Shane & Shane
Shane Everett and Shane Barnard formed Shane & Shane after meeting in College Station, Texas in the late 90’s. Since then, the acoustic-guitar wielding pair has become a college-circuit favorite with 10 label releases and countless hours logged on the road, including tours alongside Bethany Dillon, David Crowder Band and others. Their most recent album, Bring Your Nothing, released in May 2013. Both Shanes are married and have children.
Kevin Vanhoozer is the Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He served as the Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at New College in the University of Edinburgh. He received his MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary and his PhD from Cambridge University in England. He also was Blanchard Professor of Theology at Wheaton College and Graduate School, was the 2003 Westmont College Alumnus of the Year and is an amateur classical pianist and serious reader. Dr. Vanhoozer and his wife, Sylvie, have two daughters.
Doug Wilson is the pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho. He is also a founding board member of Logos School, a Senior Fellow of theology at New Saint Andrews College, and serves as an instructor at Greyfriars Hall, a ministerial training program at Christ Church. He helped to establish the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches (CREC), is the editor of Credenda Agenda, and the author of numerous books. After serving in the US Navy, he completed a BA and MA in philosophy and a BA in classical studies from the University of Idaho. Doug and his wife, Nancy, have three children and several grandchildren.
N.D. Wilson is a Fellow of Literature at New Saint Andrews College and the former senior editor of Credenda Agenda magazine. He is the author of numerous books including Leepike Ridge, a children’s adventure story, the 100 Cupboards fantasy series, and Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl. He is currently focusing on several other children’s projects. He received his Master’s degree from Saint John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. His writing has appeared in Books & Culture, The Chattahoochee Review, and Esquire. N.D. and his wife, Heather, have five children.