2014 Keynote Speakers
Dr. David Platt
The Church at Brooks Hillls, Birmingham, Alabama
David Platt is the Senior Pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (A.B.J.) from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Theology (Th.M.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is author of Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. David practices what he preaches through his travel nationally and internationally, teaching from God’s Word in churches, seminaries, the underground church or even under a shade tree in Africa or Latin America. He married his wife, Heather in 1999 and they are parents of three children.
Dr. Arturo Azurdia III
Trinity Church of Portland, Portland, Oregon
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Director of Pastoral Mentoring, Western Seminary
Spirit Empowered Preaching
Dr. Arturo Azurdia III is Senior Minister of Word and Worship at Trinity Church and Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Director of Pastoral Mentoring at Western Seminary in Portland , Oregon. He is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, having attended the California State University at Hayward where he received a B. A. in Music Performance. His M. Div. was earned from The American Baptist Seminary of the West in Berkeley, California, and his D. Min. from Westminster Seminary in Escondido, California. Art is the author of Spirit Empowered Preaching (Christian Focus Publications) and a contributing author in two additional volumes: The Compromised Church (Crossway) and Reforming Pastoral Ministry (Crossway). He is a frequent speaker at various national and international conferences. Art is married to Lori, and they have two children, Katherine and Jonathan.
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.