Sponsored by 9Marks and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
God Exposed will call pastors and church leader to embrace and defend expositional preaching as a means to strengthen and grow the church. Expositional preaching - that which has as its aim to explain and apply a particular portion of God's Word - is especially important in a day when many are abandoning faithfulness to the Scripture in their pulpit ministries. This conference will encourage and train pastors whose primary calling is ministering the Word of God to their people.
Daniel L. Akin is the president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a gifted expositor, and an unflagging advocate of Great Commission ministry. His preaching and teaching ministry takes him around the world. He has written a number of books, including two commentaries. He lives in Wake Forest, N.C., with his wife Charlotte. They have four sons, three daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren.
Thabiti Anyabwile is the full-time husband to a loving wife, Kristie, and father to three adorable children - Afiya, Eden and Titus. He now serves as the senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. He worked previously as an assistant pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. Thabiti holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in psychology from North Carolina State University. A former high school basketball coach and bookstore owner, Thabiti loves reading, sports, and watching sci-fi films.
Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. A Duke graduate, Dr. Dever holds a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He is the president of 9Marks and has taught at a number of seminaries. Dr. Dever has also authored several books and articles. He and his wife Connie live and minister on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
C.J. Mahaney is one of the leaders and founders of Sovereign Grace Ministries, an organization that exists establish and support local churches. He pastored Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland for 27 years before devoting his full attention to Soveriegn Grace. He serves on the Council of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and on the board of The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.
Michael McKinley is the pastor of Guilford Baptist Church in Sterling, VA. Mike did his undergraduate work at The George Washington University and his M.Div at Westminster Theological Seminary. He is married to Karen (his college sweetheart!) and has four children: Kendall, Knox, Phineas and Ebenezer.