|Dr. Hance Dilbeck is pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Pastor Hance is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He currently serves as the 2nd vice-president of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is married to Julie, they have 3 sons and a granddaughter.
“The focus and joy of my life is to shepherd the flock of God which is Quail Springs Baptist Church. I love to feed, lead and care for this congregation. They are a blessing to me. I rejoice each day in the Lord’s service with these people.”
|Dr. Jim Henry, a native of Nashville, TN, is Pastor Emeritus of the large Orlando First Baptist Church in Orlando, FL. He faithfully served that congregation just shy of thirty years. Before his ministry in Orlando, Jim also ministered in Alabama and Mississippi. Besides holding the office of President of the Southern Baptist Convention for several years, Jim was also the Chairman of the Central Florida Billy Graham Crusade Executive Committee in 1983, and has spoken at numerous Evangelism Conferences for the Billy Graham Association. Jim has authored several books and written extensively for his denominational magazine. He has the reputation of being an effective and powerful speaker and loves to focus his attention to helping men become all they can be in Christ.|
|Lance Lang is currently is the Executive Director of “Hope is Alive”, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting men and women recovering from all types of addictions. Through this organization Lance provides addiction outreach, prevention and referral services to many Churches and Businesses. He is a sought after speaker, successful blogger and marketing consultant for other non-profits. His website LanceLang.com is read by thousands each week.
Lance Lang has devoted his life to inspiring hope in those suffering from addiction, sharing his own journey from addiction to brokenness to forgiveness.
|After pastoring for forty-two years, Dr. Tom Elliff served as the International Mission Board’s President from 2011-14, as Senior Vice President for Spiritual Nurture and Church Relations from 2005-09, and as a missionary in Zimbabwe from 1981-83. Pastorates have included churches Arkansas, Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma. Tom has also served as president of the SBC Pastors Conference and two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Tom is founder of Living in the Word Publications, named after a radio broadcast he hosted for twenty-five years. Living in the Word is a writing, publishing and speaking ministry focused on the urgency of taking the gospel to the ends of the earth and ongoing necessity of spiritual awakening. Tom has spoken at conferences and crusades around the world. Blessed with four children and twenty-five grand children, Tom and his wife, Jeannie, are also frequent speakers at conferences and on programs addressing issues related to family life. Tom is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University (BA), Southwestern Seminary (M.Div.), and Southern Seminary (D.Min.).
|Dr. Danny Akin is the sixth President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forrest, NC. Dr. Akin is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div). He was born in Atlanta, GA and is married to Charlotte; they have 4 sons and 10 grandchildren. Dr. Akin is a preacher and has served as a Professor and Dean at Southeastern, before his current position of President. Dr. Akin has authored several books including A Theology for the Church, Exalting Jesus in Mark – Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary Series and 10 Who Changed the World“. Dr. Akin has also served on several mission trips.|
|Dr. Ronnie Floyd has been a pastor for over 36 years. His experience, wisdom, and passion for God make him a powerful proclaimer of God’s Word.
Since 1986, Pastor Floyd has served as the Senior Pastor of Cross Church, Northwest Arkansas. In June 2014, Dr. Floyd was elected President of the Southern Baptist Convention following his nomination by R. Albert Mohler Jr., President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Beyond his church and denomination, Pastor Floyd has spoken at many national and international conferences. Pastor Floyd has authored 20 books including The Power of Prayer and Fasting, revised and expanded, 10 Things Every Minister Needs to Know, and Our Last Great Hope: Awakening the Great Commission. His next book, FORWARD: 7 Distinguishing Marks For Future Leaders, will be released in 2015.
Pastor Floyd’s proudest accomplishments stem from his personal life. He and his wife, Jeana, have been married for 37 years. They have two sons, and 5 grandchildren.