Darrin founded The Journey in 2002 in the urban core of St. Louis, MO. The Journey has six locations and has released seven church plants. Darrin is Vice President of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network and has helped start multiple non-profits in St. Louis. He also serves as the Chaplain of the St. Louis Cardinals. His passion is help people know and live the gospel. Darrin and his wife, Amie, have four children.
Tope Koleoso is the lead elder of Jubilee Church, a multi-racial congregation in London, UK. In 1995 he moved to Enfield to help plant Jubilee. Since 2004, Tope has led the team of elders. He is also responsible for preaching and vision. Tope is also involved in planting and supporting other churches internationally. Tope and his wife, Kemi, have two children. Read more about Tope's story.
Kent Hughes is Senior Pastor Emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, IL, where he has served for 27 years. Hughes is the author of numerous books, including the best-selling Disciplines of a Godly Man. He is also editor and contributor for the projected 50-volume Preaching the Word series. Hughes holds an M.Div from Talbot School of Theology, a D.Min from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a D.D. from Biola University. Kent and his wife, Barbara, have four children.
Jason Meyer is the Associate Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN. Meyer has also served as Bethlehem College and Seminary's Associate Professor of New Testament. Meyer holds an M.Div and Ph.D from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of The End of the Law: Mosaic Covenant in Pauline Theology and is presently writing a book on the biblical and practical theology of preaching. Jason and his wife, Cara, have four children. Read more about Jason's story.
Mack Stiles is CEO of Gulf Digital Solutions and general secretary for the Fellowship of Christian UAE Students (FOCUS) in the United Arab Emirates. He has worked for many years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in the United States. Stiles has authored numerous books including Speaking of Jesus, Marks of the Messenger, and Mack & Leeann's Guide to Short-Term Missions. Mack and his wife, Leeann, have three children. Read more about Mack's story.
John Piper is Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN. For six years he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, MN, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem. John is the author of more than 40 books including Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist and Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian. John and his wife, Noel, have five children.
Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. Dever holds an M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He is the president of 9Marks Ministries and is the author of numerous books; most recently, What Is a Healthy Church? and The Gospel and Personal Evangelism. Mark and his wife, Connie, have two children.
Tony Reinke is an author, writer, and researcher who works as a content strategist at Desiring God in Minneapolis, MN. Tony is the author of Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books. Tony and his wife, Karalee, have three children.
Rick Gamache serves as the senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Church in Bloomington, MN. 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.