In 2010 David founded Planting the Gospel (www.plantingthegospel.com), a network of gospel-centered, disciple making churches committed to helping churches grow and multiply disciples. He planted his first church in 1988 and has served as a planter, strategist and coach. His experience includes serving with the North American Mission Board, where he was responsible for setting strategic direction for the Church Planting Group. He also served as Executive Pastor of Mountain Lake Church in the north Atlanta area where he co-founded www.churchplanters.com.
He earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, and a Master’s of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO.
He is author of I Woke Up In Heaven (2012), The Gospel Disciple (2012), Detox for the Overly Religious (2010), Breaking the Discipleship Code (2008), and co-author of Breaking the Missional Code with Ed Stetzer (2006).
David lives with his wife, Tami, in the Atlanta area. They have two grown children; Dave and Amanda, along with two incredible grandchildren. David’s life mission is to help others discover the simplicity, centrality and beauty of Jesus and His ways.
Ron Johnson, Lead Pastor of Restoration Community Church in Denver, Colorado, founder of Breakthrough Leaders Network. Married to Corissa and proud parent of Cole, Sabrina, Macy, and his new baby Chester. Listen to my interview with Ron about keeping fitness as a priority.
Travis Kerns serves with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) as the Send City Missionary for Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born and raised in Greenville, SC, but has lived in the Salt Lake City area since 2013. He has a B.A. from North Greenville University and an M.Div. and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His Ph.D. studies focuses on world religions, specifically, Mormon philosophy. Prior to serving with NAMB, he was a professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and taught in the areas of apologetics, world religions and philosophy.
Trent is a husband to a wonderful wife and father of two amazing boys. He Pastors a church that he helped plant, Epoch Fellowship Church, here in Owenton, KY. He is a missionary, a musician, an artist, a craftsman, and an avid health enthusiast.
Trent and his family live on a small farm that we homestead, growing, hunting, and preparing our own food. “Our lives have become quite busier, yet much simpler and totally healthier since our journey began, and we love to encourage others in finding healthy, simpler ways of living as well.”
Listen to a recent interview that Greg gave about the importance of Pastors taking care of their health on the Stan Rodda leadership podcast.