Auburndale Baptist Church
Brian Croft is Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky and is the Founder of Practical Shepherding. He is also Senior Fellow for the Mathena Center for Church Revitalization and an adjunct professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served in pastoral ministry for over twenty years, while serving the last thirteen of those years as Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church. Brian has written or contributed to over a dozen books to help serve pastors and church leaders on the practicalities of pastoral ministry. Brian’s most recent book, Biblical Church Revitalization was a finalist for book of the year in 2016 with The Gospel Coalition. In addition to his writing, Brian travels all over the world preaching at local churches, speaking at conferences, and training pastors.
Faith Bible Church
Chris is a sinner saved by God’s grace and seeks to glorify Christ by stewarding the gifts given to him so Christ is honored in all things. He is passionate about preaching God’s Word, training men and exercising leadership in the Church family to exalt Christ as the Head of His Church.Chris’s roots go back to Grace Community Church from 1979 to 1989 where he functioning in many roles, among them, Junior High Pastor, College Pastor, and Executive Assistant to John MacArthur. Chris is thankful to call John his mentor and friend.Chris has had the privilege of teaching at many marriage and men’s conferences, and been used of God as adjunct faculty at three seminaries; now exclusively at Masters Seminary. Since 2006, Chris is blessed to be the teaching pastor of Faith Bible Church in Murrieta California. Chris also leads The Training Center, a 3 year training process for Church leaders and first steps for future pastors.
Trinity Bible Church
Morgan Hill, CA
Manuel V Pereira III was born and raised in the Central Valley of California. He served the Roman Catholic Church as an altar boy (altar server) from the age of five to sixteen. God opened his heart to see the glory of Christ and the wickedness of his own sin under the preaching of the gospel in a Protestant church. God graciously granted him repentance and faith in Christ in the summer of 1992. From a young age Manny has enjoyed and studied God's creation. He became a student of physics. With two applied science degrees, he entered IBM’s Almaden Research Center. After seven years of success at the Almaden laboratory, he gracefully departed from the science and technology profession to pursue training at The Masters Seminary and full-time ministry. Manny now pastors Trinity Bible Church in Morgan Hill, California.
Community Bible Church
Phillip Foley is the Lead Pastor of Community Bible Church, where he has served full-time since 1996. Phil came to know the Lord in 1984 through the discipleship ministry of CBC. Phil currently provides general oversight of the church, preaches weekly, and has a passion for training and shepherding men to be leaders in their home and in the church, for women to experience the joy and freedom of biblical womanhood as they carry out their role in the various spheres of their lives, and for the next generation to come to know the Lord. Phil is one of the board of directors and a professor at The Cornerstone Bible College and Seminary. Phil is a graduate of Grace School of Theology and Ministry (BA), and earned a Master of Arts degree at Trinity Theological Seminary. Phil and his wife Becky have been married since 1985 and have five children and four grandchildren.