Daniel L. Akin is the president of Southeastern Baptist
Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He holds a
Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Arlington and
is the author or editor of numerous books and Bible commentaries
including Theology for the Church and the New American
Commentary on 1, 2, and 3 John.
David Paltt’s first love in ministry is making
disciples—sharing, showing, and teaching God’s Word in everyday
life. He has traveled extensively to serve alongside church leaders
around the world. David is the president of the International
Mission Board and the founder of Radical, a resource ministry that
exists to serve the church in accomplishing the mission of Christ.
He is also the author of several books, Follow Me,
Radical, and Radical Together and most recently
Counter Culture (to be released February 2015). He is the
founder of Radical (Radical.net) a resource ministry devoted to
serving churches and disseminating disciple-making resources. David
and his wife, Heather, have four children: Caleb, Joshua, Mara
Ruth, and Isaiah.
Tony Merida is lead pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh,
North Carolina. He earned a Ph.D. in preaching from New Orleans
Baptist Theological Seminary and serves as associate professor of
Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His books
include Faithful Preaching and Orphanology.