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Dave Miller, Editor, serves as senior pastor of Southern Hills Baptist Church in Sioux City, Iowa. He is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic College (now University) and SWBTS. He served churches in Florida and Virginia before returning to Iowa, where he grew up, in 1991, and has served two churches there.
Dan Barnes is a writer, theologian, husband and father of 3 in Sioux City, Iowa. A graduate of Golden Gate Seminary, his ministry focuses on education and discipleship. The great blessing of his life is his friendship with Dave Miller. Dan also blogs at jdanbarnes.blogspot.com.
Todd Benkert is a church planter in Northwest Indiana where he serves with his wife and children. He is passionate about building unity in the body of Christ, racial reconciliation, foster care and adoption, and ministry to those who have experienced significant childhood trauma. He is an advocate for North American church planting and for local church participation in global missions. Todd also blogs at behiswitnesses.com and can be followed on twitter at @toddbenkert
Mike Bergman is pastor at FBC-Adrian, MO, and a graduate of the U. of Oklahoma and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In his free time, he enjoys biking, hiking, soccer, storm chasing, and long trips in a canoe. And occasionally between church happenings and playing ball with his dog, he finds time to blog at Unjust Justified (unjustjustified.wordpress.com).
Doug Hibbard has served as the pastor of First Baptist Church, Almyra, Arkansas, since August of 2010. He is married to Ann Hibbard, and is the father of Olivia, Angela, and Steven. Doug graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in the last Century.
Mike Leake is currently serving as associate pastor at the First Baptist Church of Jasper, Indiana. He also attends The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is pursuing an M.Div in Christian Ministry, Heresy Tackling, and Cage Fighting. He hopes to eventually pursue a doctorate in the hopes that some day someone may ask him to perform a surgery. Through the grace of God, Mike found a beautiful woman, Nikki, to put up with his shenanigans. Together they have two children, Isaiah and Hannah. Mike also blogs regularly at Borrowed Light (http://mikeleake.net).
Jared Moore, general contributor, is Senior Pastor of Cumberland Homesteads Baptist Church in Crossville, TN. He is the author of 10 Sacred Cows in Christianity That Need to be Tipped. He is a Teaching Assistant for Bruce Ware and a PhD student in Systematic Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jared is married to Amber and they have four children. He blogs at http://jaredmoore.exaltchrist.com. You can connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Udemy, YouTube, and iTunes (Podcast).
David Rogers is Senior Editor and Coordinator for Latin America of the Adrian Rogers Pastor Training Institute. Before this, David and his wife, Kelly, were missionaries in Spain for 18 years, the last 14 with the International Mission Board. During this time, they were involved in various aspects of church planting, leadership training, and mobilization. They currently live in Cordova, Tennessee, and have two sons, Jonathan (21), and Stephen (14). David earned his B.A. at Baylor University, his M. Div. at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently working on a Ph.D. in missions at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been blogging since February 2006 at Love Each Stone.
Ben Simpson is the South Campus Pastor of Eastwood Baptist Church in Bowling Green, KY. He was saved by Jesus at the age of 17 and has been serving churches vocationally since 2002. He has a BA from Hanover College and a MDiv from the Southern Baptist Theology Seminary and is pursuing a DMin at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Other than knowing that Jesus is his savior, it is most important to know that he is the husband of Christy and father of Zachariah, Elijah, Elizabeth, Nathaniel, and Samuel. God has blessed magnificently! Ben’s personal blog is JBenSimpson.com, and he can be followed on Twitter here.
Andrew Wencl works for the Federal Government in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is the part-time Associate Pastor at Enfoque, the Hispanic church partner of Fall Creek Baptist Church in Lawrence. He is about halfway done with his Master of Divinity degree via distance learning through the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to his wife Hannah since summer 2008 and they have two children, Abigail and Lukas.
Tony Kummer is the founder & website administrator. He is a graduate of Boyce Bible College and Southern Seminary. He writes Sunday School lessons for kids used by thousands of churches around the world. He frequently leads mission trips to Haiti.