Keynote Speaker

Dr. Tony Evans

Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship

Dr. Tony Evans is founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, founder and president of The Urban Alternative, former chaplain of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and present chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.

Keynote Speaker


Executive Director and Senior Research Professor, Dallas Theological Seminary

Darrell L. Bock is Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas, as well as Executive Director of Cultural Engagement for the Hendricks Center there. Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, is a consulting editor for Christianity Today, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College and Chosen People Ministries. His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.

Keynote Speaker


Senior Pastor, Salem Baptist Church in Chicago

James T. Meeks is the Senior Pastor of Salem Baptist Church in Chicago, which he founded in 1985. Salem Baptist Church is the largest African American church in Illinois with over 15,000 members. In 2002, James successfully ran for Illinois State Senator. He served three terms, where his major focus was on educational equity. Throughout his life, James has served the needs of the people whether it was though legislation on the State floor, community organizing events in the streets of Chicago or from the pulpit every Sunday morning. He is the author of How to Get Out of Debt and Into Praise and Life-Changing Relationships. James and his wife, Jamell, have four adult children.

Summit & Expo Speakers

Dr. Darrell L. Bock

Executive Director and Senior Research Professor, Dallas Theological Seminary

Rev. James T. Meeks

Senior Pastor, Salem Baptist Church in Chicago


Chrystal Hurst

Priscilla Shirer

Jonathan Evans

Dr. Conway Edwards

Matt Chandler

Dr. Ramesh Richard