2018 National Conference
  • Rosaria Butterfield

    Rosaria Butterfield

    Dr. Rosaria Champagne Butterfield is author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert and Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identify and Union with Christ. Her next book, The Gospel Comes with a House Key, will be released later this year. A former tenured professor of English at Syracuse University, Dr. Butterfield started a college ministry upon her conversion to Christianity in 1999. Dr. Butterfield is a member of First Reformed Presbyterian Church of Durham, N.C., where her husband, Rev. Kent Butterfield, serves as senior pastor.

  • Kevin DeYoung

    Kevin DeYoung

    Rev. Kevin DeYoung is senior pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, N.C., and associate professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, N.C. He is author of many books, including Just Do Something.

  • Sinclair Ferguson

    Sinclair Ferguson

    Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson is a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow and Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He previously served as senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C., and he has written more than two dozen books, including The Whole Christ, The Holy Spirit, In Christ Alone, and Devoted to God.

  • W. Robert Godfrey

    W. Robert Godfrey

    W. Robert Godfrey is chairman of Ligonier Ministries, a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow, and president emeritus and professor emeritus of church history at Westminster Seminary California. He is the featured teacher for the Ligonier six-part teaching series A Survey of Church History and author of several books, including An Unexpected Journey and Learning to Love the Psalms.

  • Tim Keesee

    Tim Keesee

    Dr. Tim Keesee is executive director of Frontline Missions International, an organization dedicated to being a voice for persecuted believers worldwide and taking the gospel to restricted-access countries. He is executive producer of the Dispatches from the Front film series, and author of the book Dispatches from the Front: Stories of Gospel Advance in the World's Difficult Places.

  • Steven Lawson

    Steven Lawson

    Dr. Steven J. Lawson is founder and president of OnePassion Ministries. He is a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow, director of the doctor of ministry program at The Master’s Seminary, and host of the Institute for Expository Preaching. He has written more than two dozen books, including The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, The Evangelistic Zeal of George Whitefield, and John Knox: Fearless Faith. He is on Twitter @DrStevenJLawson.

  • Albert Mohler

    Albert Mohler

    Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. is president and Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He is a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow and host of the daily program The Briefing, and he blogs at AlbertMohler.com. He is author of numerous books, including Culture Shift, Atheism Remix, and We Cannot Be Silent. He is on Twitter @AlbertMohler.

  • Stephen Nichols

    Stephen Nichols

    Dr. Stephen J. Nichols is president of Reformation Bible College, chief academic officer for Ligonier Ministries, and a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow. He teaches on the podcast 5 Minutes in Church History. He is author of numerous books, including For Us and for Our Salvation, Jonathan Edwards: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought, Peace, and A Time for Confidence, and he is coeditor of The Legacy of Luther and Crossway’s Theologians on the Christian Life series. He is on Twitter @DrSteveNichols.

  • Miguel Núñez

    Miguel Núñez

    Dr. Miguel Núñez is senior pastor of Iglesia Bautista Internacional and president and founder of Wisdom and Integrity Ministries in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He is a council member of The Gospel Coalition and associate professor of pastoral leadership and director of strategy for Latin America at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He is author of many books, including The Power of the Word in the Transformation of a Nation and A Church according to the Heart of God.

  • Burk Parsons

    Burk Parsons

    Dr. Burk Parsons is copastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Fla., chief publishing officer for Ligonier Ministries, editor of Tabletalk magazine, and a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and director of the Church Planting Fellowship. He is author of Why Do We Have Creeds?, editor of Assured by God and John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, and Doxology, and cotranslator and coeditor of A Little Book on the Christian Life by John Calvin. He is on Twitter @BurkParsons.

  • Joni Eareckson Tada

    Joni Eareckson Tada

    Dr. Joni Eareckson Tada is the founder and chief executive officer of Joni and Friends International Disability Center. Founded in 1979, Joni and Friends serves special-needs families through family retreats and wheelchair and Bible distributions throughout the world. She is author of more than fifty books, including A Spectacle of Glory and A Place of Healing, and general editor of the Beyond Suffering Bible.

  • Derek Thomas

    Derek Thomas

    Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas is senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C., and Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He is a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow and author of many books, including How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home, Calvin’s Teaching on Job, and, with Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson, Ichthus: Jesus Christ, God’s Son, the Saviour