2013 Keynote Speakers
Dr. Mark Dever
Capitol Hill Baptist Church
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church
The Gospel and Personal Evangelism
The Church: the Gospel Made Visible
Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church and as the president for 9Marks Ministries (formerly The Center for Church Reform, CCR) in Washington, D.C. Feeling a deep burden for student ministry, Dr. Dever often addresses student ministry groups at campuses throughout the country, and has taught at a number of seminaries.
Dr. Dever has authored several books including four editions and two foreign language translations of a booklet entitled Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, and a full-length book of the same title. And more recently Crossway published his 12 Challenges Churches Face and In My Place Condemned He Stood: Celebrating the Glory of the Atonement with J.I. Packer.
He and his wife Connie live and minister on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. They have two adult children, Annie and Nathan.
Dr. Sinclair Ferguson
First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, South Carolina
Professor of Systematic Theology,
Redeemer Theological Seminary
The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction
The Holy Spirit (Contours of Christian Theology)
Sinclair B. Ferguson is Senior Minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, South Carolina and Professor of Systematic Theology at Redeemer Theological Seminary. A graduate of the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, he is the author of some two dozen books, has authored numerous articles and has contributed to various symposia. His writing interests have ranged from works of scholarship to books for children. He has served as minister of two congregations in
Sinclair and his wife Dorothy have three sons, a daughter, three grandsons, and three granddaughters.
Dr. John MacArthur
President, The Master's College & Seminary
Grace Community Church, Sun Valley
Hard To Believe
John MacArthur is pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference speaker, president of The Master's College and Seminary, featured teacher with the Grace to You radio and television ministries.
In 1985, John became president of The Master's College (formerly Los Angeles Baptist College), a regionally accredited, four-year, liberal arts Christian college in Santa Clarita, California. In 1986, John founded The Master's Seminary, a graduate school dedicated to training men for full-time pastoral roles and missionary work.
Since completing his first best-selling book The Gospel According to Jesus, in 1988, John has written many books. His newest releases are Hard to Believe, The Truth War, and Slave. John and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four grown children: Matt, Marcy, Mark, and Melinda. They also enjoy the enthusiastic company of their fourteen grandchildren.