Eric Metaxas is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, which was named “Book of the Year” by the ECPA. Bonhoeffer also won the 2011 John C. Pollock Award for Biography awarded by Beeson Divinity School and a 2011 Christopher Award in the Non-fiction category. Called a “biography of uncommon power,” Bonhoeffer appeared on numerous 2010 “Best of the Year” lists and was featured in theWall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, The New Republic, Harper’s, Kirkus (starred review), NPR, FoxNews, C-SPAN’s Book TV, Christianity Today, The Weekly Standard, and First Things.
Metaxas was the keynote speaker at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, an event attended by the President and First Lady, the Vice President, members of Congress, and other U.S. and world leaders. Previous keynote speakers have included Mother Theresa, Bono, and Tony Blair.
Metaxas is currently the voice of BreakPoint, a radio commentary (www.breakpoint.org) that is broadcast on 1,400 radio outlets with an audience of eight million.
In 2011, Metaxas was the 17th recipient of the Canterbury Medal awarded by the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom. Previous medalists include Mitt Romney, Chuck Colson, and Elie Wiesel.
Gary Haugen serves as President and CEO of International Justice Mission. IJM is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local governments to ensure victim rescue, to prosecute perpetrators and to strengthen the community and civic factors that promote functioning public justice systems.
Mr. Haugen received a B.A. in Social Studies, magna cum laude, from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the University of Chicago, cum laude, where he was the Ford Foundation Scholar in International Law. He also served as the Visiting Scholar in Politics at the University of Adelaide in Australia. Gary is a member of Restoration Anglican Church, Arlington, VA.
Os Guinness is an author and social critic. Great-great grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer, he was born in China in World War II where both his parents and grandparents were medical missionaries – his grandfather having had the privilege of treating the Empress Dowager, the Last Emperor and the Imperial family. A survivor of the terrible Henan famine of 1943, in which five million died in three months, including his two brothers, Os was a witness to the climax of the Chinese revolution in 1949 and the beginning of the reign of terror under Mao Tse Tung. He was expelled with many other foreigners in 1951 and returned to Europe where he was educated in England. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London and his D.Phil in the social sciences from Oriel College, Oxford.
Os has written or edited thirty books on a wide range of themes, including The American Hour, Time for Truth, The Call, Invitation to the Classics, Long Journey Home, Unspeakable, and A Case for Civility. His latest book is A Free People’s Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future, published by InterVarsity Press in August, 2012. Os and his wife Jenny live in McLean, VA, and belong to The Falls Church Anglican Church.
Archbishop Duncan was ordained a deacon in 1972 and a priest later that same year. In 1995, he was elected bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Pittsburgh and continues to serve Pittsburgh as their Bishop. He became known outside of Pittsburgh for his role in missions and for his efforts to draw together the Anglican Church in North America. An extraordinary leader at a critical moment in church history, Duncan was elected to the office of Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America in June 2009. Archbishop Duncan and his wife, Nara, have one married daughter, Louise Elizabeth, and two grandchildren.
Archbishop Ben & Gloria Kwashi
The Most Rev. Dr. Benjamin Argak Kwashi is Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Jos and Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Jos in the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion). He and his wife, Gloria, live in Jos, Plateau State, in Northern Nigeria. They have six children; Hannatu is a doctor, Rinji is a priest currently studying for his master's degree, and two more are away at University. They now also have over thirty orphans living with them at Bishopscourt.
Plateau State is Bishop Kwashi's home: he was born in the village of Amper in 1955. He grew up in a Christian home, and his father was a noted teacher and educationalist. He attended the Nigerian Military School, but when he received a clear call to go into the church's ministry in 1976, he turned his back on a military career. He trained for the ministry at the Theological College of Northern Nigeria, and it was there that he met Gloria. After ordination and marriage they served in a variety of rural and urban parishes and settings in Kaduna Diocese (northern Nigeria) until in 1990 he was appointed Rector of St. Francis of Assisi Theological College. From there he was called to be Bishop of Jos, where he was consecrated and enthroned in 1992.
Both the Bishop and his wife hold Bachelor of Divinity degrees; the Bishop is also a Doctor of Ministry and a Doctor of Divinity. The Bishop has held many positions on Boards and Trusts both within Nigeria and internationally. He is currently the International Chairman of SOMA (Sharing of Ministries Abroad). In 2003 he was conferred with the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).
Andy is the author of Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power, published in October 2013. His book Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling, won Christianity Today’s 2009 Book Award for Christianity and Culture and was named one of the best books of 2008 by Publishers Weekly, Relevant, Outreach and Leadership. In December 2012 he became executive editor of Christianity Today, where he is also executive producer of This Is Our City, a multi-year project featuring documentary video, reporting, and essays about Christians seeking the flourishing of their cities.
Andy serves on the governing boards of Fuller Theological Seminary and Equitas Group, a philanthropic organization focused on ending child exploitation in Haiti and Southeast Asia. He is a senior fellow of the International Justice Mission’s IJM Institute and a member of the Board of Advisors for the John Templeton Foundation. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal and in several editions of Best Christian Writing and Best Spiritual Writing. He lives with his family in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania and is a member of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church.
From 1998 to 2003, Andy was the editor-in-chief of re:generation quarterly, a magazine for an emerging generation of culturally creative Christians. For ten years he was a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvard University. He studied classics at Cornell University and received an M.Div. summa cum laude from Boston University School of Theology. A classically trained musician who draws on pop, folk, rock, jazz, and gospel, he has led musical worship for congregations of 5 to 20,000.
Amy Orr-Ewing is Director of Programmes for the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (the OCCA) and UK Director for RZIM Zacharias Trust. Amy is a passionate exponent of a rational Christian response to many of the pressing cultural issues of the day, bringing her formidable theological knowledge to bear on a wide variety of subjects. She gained a first class degree in Theology at Christ Church, Oxford University, before receiving a Master’s in Theology from King’s College London.
Amy has written two books exploring key questions in apologetics: Why Trust the Bible? (published under the title Is the Bible Intolerant? in North America) which was shortlisted for the 2006 UK Christian Book Awards, and But Is It Real? (USA title: Is Believing in God Irrational?). Her most recent publication is Millennials, which she co-authored with her husband Frog. They have also published Holy Warriors: A Fresh Look at the Face of the Extreme Islam. She has contributed to the books Beyond Opinion, God and the Generations and Worth Knowing: Wisdom for Women. Amy speaks and lectures on Christian Apologetics worldwide, at events such as Keswick Convention, and the European Leadership Forum, Hungary. She was recently invited to speak both at the White House and to staffers on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Amy and her husband Frog have recently planted a new church in Buckinghamshire called Latimer Minster.
The Very Rev. Dr. Justyn Terry is Dean/President and Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA. He was Rector of St. Helen’s Church, West London, England, prior to moving to the U.S.A. He has a PhD from King’s College, London, and has published The Justifying Judgment of God and The Gospel According to Galatians. He lives in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Cathy, and their two daughters.
The Rev. Dr. Peter Walker is professor of Biblical Studies at Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge PA. He has a PhD from Cambridge and was ordained by the Church of England at Rochester Cathedral in 1989. His recent books include: The Story of the Holy Land: A Visual History, In the Steps of Saint Paul: An Illustrated Guide to Paul's Journeys, and The Jesus Way: The Essential Christian Starter-Kit.
Christopher West is a renowned educator, best-selling author, cultural commentator, and popular theologian who specializes in making the dense scholarship of the late Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body accessible to a wide audience. As founder of The Cor Project, he leads a global outreach devoted to cultural renewal through the “new evangelization.” His extensive lecturing, his numerous books and articles, his popular audio and video programs, and his multiple media appearances have sparked an international groundswell of interest in the late Pope’s teaching across denominational lines. He has appeared on Fox News, ABC News, MSNBC, and EWTN.
West has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on the Theology of the Body and sexual ethics since the late 1990s, having served on the faculties of St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, The Institute for Priestly Formation at Creighton University in Omaha, and as a visiting professor at the John Paul II Institute in Melbourne, Australia. Since 2004 he has served as a research fellow and faculty member of the Theology of the Body Institute near Philadelphia. His courses there continue to draw clergy, religious, and lay people from around the globe. He also serves as a visiting faculty member of Saint Therese Institute of Faith and Mission in Bruno, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Of all his titles and accomplishments, Christopher is most proud to call himself a devoted husband and father. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife Wendy and their five children.
J.I. Packer has preached and lectured widely in Great Britain and North America, and is a frequent contributor to theological periodicals. His writings include: Fundamentalism and the Word of God, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, Knowing God, Growing in Christ, God has Spoken, Knowing Man, Beyond the Battle for the Bible, God’s Words, Keep in Step with the Spirit, Christianity the True Humanism, Your Father Loves You, Hot Tub Religion, A Quest for Godliness, Rediscovering Holiness, Concise Theology, A Passion For Faithfulness, and Knowing Christianity. He is a member of the Editorial Council of Christianity Today. He was General Editor of the English Standard Version of the Bible, published in Fall 2001.
Dr. Packer’s more recent publications include Life in the Spirit, A Grief Sanctified, Truth and Power, Knowing and Doing the Will of God, Great Power, Great Grace, Great Joy, The Redemption and Restoration of Man in the Thought of Richard Baxter, Knowing God through the Year, Knowing God’s Purpose for your Life, Never Beyond Hope, God’s Plans for You, Faithfulness and Holiness, One Faith (with Thomas Oden), Praying and God’s Will (with Carolyn Nystrom), and Grounded in the Gospel (with Gary Parrett). His Collected Shorter Writings are available in four volumes, and a selection of his articles has been published as The J.I. Packer Collection. Dr. Packer is married with three children. His interests include music (Western classical and early jazz), railroads, and English cricket.
Bryan Chapell is President and Professor of Practical Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Chapell has served as President of Covenant since 1994 and began teaching at Covenant Seminary in 1984 after ten years in pastoral ministry. Before becoming President, he served for six years as Vice President for Academics and Dean of Faculty. Christ-Centered Preaching has established him as one of the nation's most respected teachers of homiletics.
In addition to Christ-Centered Preaching, Dr. Chapell has written: The Promises of Grace, In the Grip of Grace, Using Illustrations to Preach with Power, Each for the Other, The Wonder of It All, 1&2 Timothy: To Guard the Deposit (with R. Kent Hughes), Holiness by Grace, Praying Backwards, the children's book I'll Love You Anyway and Always, and many articles. Dr. Chapell holds degrees from Northwestern University, Covenant Theological Seminary, and Southern Illinois University.
Bill Haley is Associate Rector at The Falls Church in Northern Virginia and also serves part-time as the Director of Formation at the Washington Institute to direct and lend insight into the integral relationship between spiritual formation and faithfulness in the broader world (e.g. vocational formation). A graduate of Bethel College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, he is an Anglican priest and trained spiritual director. His life has been profoundly shaped by many international experiences, particularly in places of deep brokenness in the world, and he has devoted many years to ministering in urban contexts.
With his wife Tara (a nurse practitioner) and four kids, he lives at Corhaven, a farm in the Shenandoah Valley, offered as a space for others to find God on retreat. Bill’s life has been fired by the phrase “in Christ all things hold together,” so he is particularly keen on walking with others as they seek to apply their vocation to the way the world actually is and the way it one day will be. Bill previously served as President of The Regeneration Forum and Publisher of Re:Generation Quarterly a magazine devoted to “community transforming culture”, and is the founding Rector of St. Brendan’s in the City in Washington DC. He has also served on staff at the Servant Leadership School in inner-city Washington, was a founding board member and then President of the Southeast DC Partners, and is currently a trustee of the Anglican Relief and Development Fund and a board member of a Christian leadership training center in South Sudan.
The author of numerous articles, Bill has also contributed a chapter to Disorganized Religion: The Evangelization of Youth and Young Adults. He has compiled several original editions of poetry, prayers, and prose. His interests include outdoor sports, the visual arts and music, reading, writing, and long conversations over a good cup of coffee. Most of all, he’s excited about spending time with Tara and their children.
Josh Chambers is the Founder & CEO of Earmark, a mobile app that helps people spend money on things that really matter to them and skip the stuff that doesn’t, upending the advertising industry in the process. Prior to starting Earmark, Josh led global strategy for Reebok across digital and traditional media as the director of strategy at Tribal DDB NYC. During that time, his global peers voted him one of 2010’s “Awesome Advertising Strategists.” Josh's ability to uncover human insights, clarify brands, and craft large-scale communication efforts enables him to help people, products and brands tell better stories - and he's done just that for the likes of Reebok, IJM, PUMA, IMG, Advil, Centrum and Viacom. Josh studied international development at Calvin College, lives in NYC with his wife and two daughters, loves music and loves to help plant churches - especially Anglican ones.
E. Kathleen Christopher is Associate Rector at The Falls Church Anglican, where she serves as Director of the Healing and Prayer Ministries. Kathleen has received training from many well-known and respected ministers of Christian healing and is experienced with a variety of different models of healing prayer. She has been ministering and teaching in healing ministries for over 12 years, especially in the areas of inner healing and deliverance. Having experienced first-hand the power of God’s healing in her life and witnessed miracles in the lives of others, Kathleen desires to bring the power of healing of body and soul through Jesus Christ to all who need it, both within and without the Church.
Kathleen also serves on the Standing Committee of the Diocese of the MidAtlantic and Moderator of the Diocesan Healing Ministry Network. She received her M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2000; she also holds an M.A. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University. In her “previous life,” she worked for the Smithsonian Institution for 10 years as the Reference Archivist for the National Anthropological Archives, working especially with Native Americans and their cultural records.
Kathleen is blessed with two adult children, three grandchildren, and two cats.
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David Hanke, Rector of Restoration Anglican Church, Arlington, VA, grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia, spending a lot of years in Williamsburg (elementary and middle school, then back for the College of William and Mary). In 1994, he moved to Texas and worked for ten years with students at The University of Texas at Austin. A lot of those years were spent in coffee shops talking about hard questions and what it means to have a relationship with God. His goal was to develop leaders who multiplied themselves into others and to build multi-ethnic communities that revealed the reconciliation power of the Gospel.
In 2004, David and his family headed to the North Shore of Boston so David could complete my Master of Divinity degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. During seminary we worshiped at Christ Episcopal Church and fell in love with the three streams (evangelical, charismatic, catholic) of historic Anglicanism. In 2006, they moved to Arlington so that I could work as an Assistant Rector at The Falls Church. The Hankes and a group of friends started praying in 2008 about starting a new church. That dream became Restoration on Jan 25, 2009.
David and his wife Laurel got married in 1997. They have 4 kids: Macrae (’01), Bennett (’04), Helen (’07), and James Howard (’10). As a family they love bike riding, camping, going to the beach, reading stories, and playing lots of Uno and Monopoly.