Jay Bakker is co-pastor of Revolution Church NYC, a church that meets in a bar and has a strong online following. Bakker speaks to congregations and other groups all over the country about faith, grace, and his experiences with the underside of life and Christianity. He is the feature of a Sundance Channel original documentary, One Punk Under God, and he has appeared on Good Morning America, 20/20, and Larry King Live. His print appearances include Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Time, FHM, Charisma, and Relevant. Bakker previously authored two books, Son of a Preacher Man and Fall to Grace: A Revolution of God, Self, and Society.
Rev. Becca Stevens
Reverend Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St Augustine`s at Vanderbilt University, and founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community and social enterprise that stands with women recovering from violence, prostitution, addiction and life on the streets. Stevens is the author of eight books and has been featured on CNN, NPR, and other national media. In 2011 Stevens was named by the White House as one of 15 `Champions of Change.` She was named the 2011 `Social Entrepreneur of the Year` in Nashville, TN and has received awards from the Frist Foundation and the Academy of Women of Achievement. To date, she has raised more than $13 million for the organizations she supports. Stevens lives in Nashville with her husband, Grammy-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon, and their three sons.Stevens has been on CNN News, NPR's 'All Things Considered,' the Christian Science Monitor, CNN Headline News with Nancy Grace, PBS Religion and Ethics, Christian Century, Christianity Today, the Washington Times, Huffington Post, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Beast, The Tennessean, InFocus Magazine, Homecoming Magazine, Chapter 16, and Today's Christian Woman.
Dave Coleman is a retired hospice chaplain who continues to teach and counsel people.
Formerly a pastor and a contributing editor to Leadership Journal, Wayne Jacobsen has written numerous books on Christianity.
Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America's number one inspirational novelist. She's written more than thirty novels, ten of which have topped bestseller lists, and she's had books on the extended lists of both USA Today and the New York Times. There are nearly six million copies of her award-winning books in print, including more than two million copies sold in 2006. She lives in Washington State with her husband, Don, and their six children, three of whom are adopted form Haiti. You can visit Karen's website at www.karenkingsbury.com or follow her on Twitter @KarenKingsbury or Facebook /AuthorKarenKingsbury
Myles Munroe is the founder of the Bahamas Faith Ministries, a network of outreaches and churches headquartered in Nassau, Bahamas. He is a gifted orator and speaks to audiences around the world as both a preacher in church and parachurch settings and as a motivational speaker at large business gatherings and for other non-church organizations. He has authored more than a half-dozen books. You can visit him on the web at www.bfmmm.com
Joel Osteen is the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Listed by several sources as America's largest and fastest-growing congregation, Lakewood church has approximately 45,000 adult attendees every week. Millions more watch Joel's messages as they are broadcast on national and international television networks. He resides in Houston with his wife, Victoria, and their children.
Rebecca St James
Australian born Rebecca St. James is a Grammy Award winner and a multiple Dove Award recipient, with international success that has driven her record sales into the millions. In January 2008, she was named Favourite Female Artist in Contemporary Christian Music by readers of CCM Magazine for the seventh consecutive year. Rebecca also won Best Female Artist of 2007 from Christianitytoday.com - her fifth consecutive year to be given this honour. She's been involved in several film productions and voiced the character of Hope the Angel in VeggieTales' bestselling DVD production The Easter Carol. You can read more about Rebecca on her official Web Site: www.rsjames.com or on her MySpace page: www.myspace.com/rebeccastjames
Jud Wilhite is an author, speaker, and senior pastor of Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jud is the youngest senior pastor to lead a congregation of 20,000 members in America. Jud holds a Master's degree from Lincoln Seminary. He and his wife, Lori, have two children and live in the Las Vegas area.
Ravi Zacharias has been a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge and is the founder and president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. He is a popular speaker and the author of CAN MAN LIVE WITHOUT GOD?. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.