John Piper

 is the founder of DesiringGod.org and served for 33 years as the Senior Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN. He is the Chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary and is the author of more than 50 books. He earned his BA from Wheaton College, DB from Fuller Theological Seminary, and DTheol from University of Munich.

Juan Sanchez

has served as senior pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, Texas since 2005. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and holds an MDiv, a ThM, and a PhD in systematic theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to training pastors in the United States, Latin America, South America, and Eastern Europe, Juan is also a council member of The Gospel Coalition and cofounder and president of Coalición. At the denominational level, Juan serves as recording secretary for The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and in 2016 was appointed to the faculty of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as assistant professor of Christian theology. Juan came to faith in Christ at the age of 17 out of a Roman Catholic background, and since 1990 has been married to Jeanine. They live in the Austin metro area and have five daughters, two son-in-laws one granddaughter, and one grandson.

Crawford Loritts

was ordained to the ministry in March 1972. Presently, Crawford serves as Senior Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA.

Crawford has a Doctor of Divinity from Biola University, a Doctor Sacred Theology from Cairn University, a Doctor of Divinity from Moody Bible Institute, a Doctor of Letters from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Doctor of Divinity from Columbia International University. He has been the featured speaker at Super Bowls, NCAA Final Four Chapel, and the Pentagon with senior military officers. He holds several board positions including CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) and is a visiting professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Crawford and his wife Karen have 4 children. Bryan, Heather, Bryndan and Holly, and have 11 grandchildren.

Paul David Tripp

is a pastor, author, and public speaker. He is also the President of Paul Tripp Ministries. He is the executive director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care in Fort Worth, Texas. He received his DMin from Westminster Theological Seminary. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Luella. They have four grown children

J.D. Greear

is the pastor of The Summit Church, in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Pastor J.D. completed his Ph.D. in Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, writing on the correlations between early church presentations of the gospel and Islamic theology. He is the author of Gospel (B&H, 2011), Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart (B&H, 2013), and Jesus, Continued (Zondervan, 2014). Pastor J.D. is currently serving as the 62nd president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Pastor J.D. and his wife Veronica live in Raleigh with their four children.

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Gospel Hope

2020 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors + Church Leaders

Monday, February 3 – Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | Minneapolis Convention Center

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