Dr. Kennon Vaughan serves as the Lead Pastor of Harvest Church in Memphis, TN, and Founder and President of Downline Ministries. A Memphis native and graduate of Auburn University (BA), Dallas Theological Seminary (MBS), and Gordon Conwell Theological (DMin), Kennon founded Downline in 2006 to encourage a restoration of biblical discipleship in and through the local church. Downline has trained thousands of Christ-followers around the globe in biblical discipleship and provides the opportunity for discipleship training through various live institutes and a virtual platform. In October 2013, Kennon planted Harvest Church with the hope of establishing a faithful Gospel-driven, disciple-making church that will plant other churches of the same kind. By God's grace, in just over 7 years, Harvest has become a fast growing multi-cultural, multi-generational beacon of the Gospel in the Memphis community and beyond. He is married to Kathryn and dad to five amazing boys: Caleb, Luke, Jonathan, David and Mac.
David Platt serves as Lead Pastor of McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. He is the founder and chairman of Radical, an international ministry that serves the church for the cause of Christ—to glorify God by making disciples and multiplying churches among all nations. Resources from David Platt and Radical can be found at radical.net.
David Platt is the author of Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, Counter Culture, Something Needs to Change, and Before You Vote, and he is the author of several volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series.
David Platt received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Along with his wife and children, he lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Dr. Todd Ahrend graduated from Northeastern State University, has a Masters from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
He is the founder and international Director of The Traveling Team, a national missions mobilization movement. He and his wife, Jessica, have spent almost two decades traveling both nation-wide and abroad, speaking to thousands of people about involvement in world evangelization. Todd has exposure in over sixty countries and has lived in the Middle East.
He is the author of The Abrahamic Revolution and In This Generation. Todd and Jessica have five children.
Since coming to faith as a freshman in college in 2006, Brent Reinke has been passionate about seeing college students transformed by the power of the Gospel. He has invested the last 15 years engaging college students in their faith and challenging them to give their lives to Jesus’ mission to make disciples. He is also the Founder of Disciple Forward, a ministry that equips and empowers Christians to make disciples. Brent is a dynamic communicator who connects with the audience through humor and personal stories, while giving people practical ways to apply God’s word. Brent is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and currently serves as the Campus Director for Texas Tech Stumo. He and his wife of nine years, Natalie, have four kids.