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Ed Stetzer, Ph.D.

Ed Stetzer holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair for Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College. Ed also serves as the Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center, and as Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership. Ed is a prolific author, and well-known conference speaker. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is also the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, which is used by over 1 million individuals each week.

Stetzer co-hosts (with John Stonestreet) BreakPoint This Week, a radio show started and formerly hosted by Chuck Colson, and now airing on over 400 media outlets.

He is the interim teaching pastor at Moody Church, a historic congregation in downtown Chicago.

He has written the following books:

  • Igrejas Que Transformam O Brasil (Churches that Transform Brazil, with Sergio Queiroz, 2017).
  • The Mission of the Church: Five Views in Conversation (with Stephen B. Bevans, Darrell L., 2016),
  • Planting Missional Churches: Your Guide to Starting Churches that Multiply (with Daniel Im, 2016),
  • Transformational Groups (with Eric Geiger, 2014).
  • Subversive Kingdom: Becoming Agents of Gospel Transformation (2012), and
  • The Mission of God Study Bible (with Philip Nation, 2012),
  • Compelled: Living the Mission of God (with Philip Nation, 2011),
  • MissonShift: Mission Issues in the Third Millennium (with David J. Hesselgrave, 2010),
  • Transformational Church (with Thom Rainer, 2010),
  • Spiritual Warfare & Missions (with Jerry Rankin, 2010),
  • Viral Churches: How Church Planters Can Become Movement Makers (with Warren Bird, 2010),
  • Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and Churches that Reach Them (with Richie Stanley and JasonHayes, 2009),
  • Compelled by Love: The Most Excellent Way to Missional Living (with Philip Nation, 2008),
  • 11 Innovations in the Local Church (with Elmer Towns and Warren Bird, 2007),
  • Comeback Churches: How 234 Churches Turned around and Yours Can Too (with Mike Dodson, 2007),
  • Planting Missional Churches (2006),
  • Breaking the Missional Code: Your Church Can Be a Missionary in Your Community (with David Putman,2006),
  • Perimeters of Light: Biblical Boundaries for the Emerging Church (with Elmer Towns, 2004),
  • Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age (2003).

Margaret Grun Kibben, BA, MA,MDiv, DMin 

Most recently, Rear Admiral Margaret Grun Kibben served our country as the U.S. Navy’s Chief of Chaplains. Prior to this assignment, Rear Admiral Kibben served as the Chaplain of the U.S. Marine Corps.

A native of Warrington, Pennsylvania, Dr. Kibben is a graduate of Goucher College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the Naval War College. She has served as a senior fellow at United States Institute of Peace, and presently serves on the boards of Princeton Theological Seminary, the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, and the Veterans and Military Advisory Committee for the Washington National Cathedral.

Dr. Kibben, her husband Tim, and daughter Lindsay live in Virginia.

Pastor Dwight A Radcliff, Jr., The Message Center Church

Pastor Dwight Radcliff is the founding pastor of The Message Center church in Gardena, CA. Dwight’s energy, truth-telling and deep faith has made him a frequent teacher and preacher across denominational lines. Dwight’s perseverance in a career in law enforcement and now full-time ministry is challenging and inspiring. He is an attentive student of culture, an effective evangelist very experienced in conversations around racial reconciliation. He has a Bachelor’s in Biblical Studies, a Master of Divinity, and is a PhD candidate at Fuller Theological Seminary. Dwight has received recognition and commendations for his work in ministry and with youth from City, County, and State officials. He has also served as a Deputy Sheriff and a Chaplain with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. He has been married to wife DeShun for 20 years, and they have two daughters.

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