Our Plenary Speakers

We have assembled the following group of plenary speakers to join us.

Larry Acosta

Founder and CEO, Urban Youth Workers Institute

Samuel Afrane

President & Associate Professor, Christian Service University College

Bishop Claude Alexander

Senior Pastor, The Park Church (Thursday night dinner speaker)

Dan Boone

President, Trevecca Nazarene University

Andy Crouch

Author, Musician, and Public Speaker (will serve as our Forum Chaplain)

Rupen Das

Research Professor, Tyndale University College and Seminary; National Director, Canadian Bible Society, and Author

Jim Denison

Founder, Denison Forum on Truth and Culture

Stephen T. Franklin

Professor Emeritus and Former President, Tokyo Christian University

Michael Gerson

Op-Ed Columnist, The Washington Post

Deborah Haarsma

President, BioLogos

Jonathan Haidt

Professor, NYU-Stern School of Business and Author

Tom Hart

North America Executive Director, ONE

Wes Hill

Associate Professor of New Testament, Trinity School for Ministry, and Author

David Kinnaman

President, Barna Group

Diane Langberg

Psychologist and Author

Jim Martin

Professor of English and former Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, Mount Ida College

Paul Maurer

President, Montreat College

MaryKate Morse

Professor of Leadership & Spiritual Formation, Portland Seminary, and Author


Christian poet, activist, and artist

Gabriel Salguero

President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition; Pastor, Calvario City Church

James E. Samels

Founder/CEO, The Education Alliance and the Samels Group

Laurie Schreiner

Chair and Professor, Department of Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University

Senator Tim Scott

U.S. Senator (R-SC)

Bill Stanczykiewicz

Director, The Fund Raising School; Senior Lecturer in Philanthropic Studies

Marlene Wall

President, LCC International University

Colin Woodard


Molly Worthen

Assistant Professor of History, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, and Author

Mark Yarhouse

Hughes Endowed Chair and Professor of Psychology, Regent University, and Author