D.A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has served as assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom. arson is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world. He has written or edited about sixty books. He is co-founder (with Tim Keller) and president of The Gospel Coalition. He and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois. They have two children. D.A. Carson is the author of The Gospel of Luke: From the Outside In.


Kathleen Nielson serves as director of women's initiatives for The Gospel Coalition. She holds MA and PhD degrees in literature from Vanderbilt University and a BA from Wheaton College. Author of the Living Word Bible studies, she speaks often at women's conferences and loves working with women in studying the Bible. She shares a heart for students with her husband, Niel, president of Covenant College from 2002 to 2012 and now leading an enterprise developing resources for Christian schools around the world. Kathleen Nielson is the author of Rebuild: A Study in Nehemiah.


Jen Wilkin is a speaker, writer and teacher of women's Bible studies in Dallas, Texas. Her passion is to see women become articulate and committed followers of Christ, with a clear understanding of why they believe what they believe, grounded in the Word of God. She is the author of Women of the Word and two Bible studies - Sermon on the Mount and 1 Peter. Jen's family calls the Village Church home.


John Piper is founder and teacher of and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary (B.D.), and the University of Munich (D.theol.). 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. John is the author of more than 50 books and more than 30 years of his preaching and teaching is available free at John and his wife, Noel, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren. He is the author of What Jesus Demands From The World.


Gloria Furman is a wife, mother of four, and writer. In 2008, her family moved to the Middle East to plant Redeemer Church of Dubai where her husband, Dave, serves as the pastor. She is the author of Glimpses of Grace, Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full, The Pastor's Wife, and Missional Motherhood.