Speakers

C.J. Mahaney

C.J. is the senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville, Kentucky. He also leads Sovereign Grace Ministries in its mission to plant and care for churches with the gospel. He is the author of several books, including Living the Cross-Centered Life, Humility, and Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God. C.J. and his wife, Carolyn, have three married daughters and one son.

Ian McConnell

Ian is the pastor for preaching and vision at Grace Bible Church in Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which he replanted in 2005 (watch a video of his story). Ian and his wife, Rachel, have three children.

Bob Kauflin

Bob is the Director of Sovereign Grace Music for Sovereign Grace Ministries. He was a writer and arranger for the group GLAD from 1976-2006. He is a pastor and one of the worship leaders at Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville. Bob is the author of, Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness. He and his wife, Julie, have six children and six grandchildren, with more on the way.

Jared Mellinger

Jared is the senior pastor of Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. He joined the Pastoral Team in 2006, upon graduating from the Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastors College. Jared assumed the role of senior pastor on October 12, 2008. He and his wife, Meghan, have five children.

Jeff Purswell

Jeff leads Sovereign Grace Ministries’ pastoral and theological training and serves as the Dean of the Pastors College. He also serves as an elder at Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville. He and his wife, Julie, have two sons.

Kevin DeYoung

Kevin is the senior pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. He has written several books including Why We Love the Church, Just Do Something, and The Hole in Our Holiness. He and his wife, Trisha, have five children.

Sinclair Ferguson

Sinclair is senior minister at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina and Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. He is also on the faculty of Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He and his wife, Dorothy, have four children and six grandchildren.

Mark Prater

Mark Prater is the acting director responsible for church planting and church care for Sovereign Grace Ministries and serves as an elder at Covenant Fellowship Church. He has also served as the director for the Sovereign Grace Ministries Church Planting Group and regional representative overseeing the Northeast region of churches in the United States. Mark and his wife, Jill, have three married daughters and a growing number of grandchildren.