Mark Dever is a pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., the president of 9Marks (a ministry for churches and church leaders), and the author of many books, including Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. He and his wife, Connie, have two children.
J.I. Packer (1926–2020) was an English-born Canadian evangelical theologian and writer in the low-church Anglican and Calvinist traditions. He is remembered for the book Knowing God, written in 1973, as well as his work as an editor for the English Standard Version of the Bible. He was a member on the advisory board of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and his last teaching position was as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.