A Creature of the Word

Matt Chandler is the lead pastor of teaching at The Village Church, a multi-campus congregation in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. He is president of Acts 29, a worldwide church-planting organization with more than four hundred churches in the U.S. and networks of churches in multiple countries. Matt is the co-author of Creature of the Word (with Josh Patterson and Eric Geiger), a book Matt Driscoll calls “foundational and practical.”

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  • Alex Himaya

    Alex Himaya is the founding and Senior Pastor of, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. One of the fastest growing churches in America, has grown from 120 to over 6,000 in attendance in eight years of existence. Himaya speaks all over the country as a trusted preacher and Bible teacher.

  • Trevor Joy

    Trevor Joy is the Spiritual Formation Pastor of the Village Church in Dallas, TX. A proud Texas A&M Aggie, Joy holds an M.A. from Dallas Baptist University and consults with numerous churches in the areas of community and discipleship. Trevor and his wife Rachel are blessed with one daughter and two sons.

  • Jonathan Leeman

    Jonathan Leeman (Ph.D., Wales) is an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC and the editorial director for 9Marks. He edits the 9Marks series of books as well as the 9Marks Journal. He is also the author of several books on the church, including The Church and the Surprising Offense of God’s Love. […]

  • Carolyn McCulley

    Carolyn McCulley is the author of Radical Womanhood: Feminine Faith in a Feminist World (Moody, 2008) and Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye? Trusting God with a Hope Deferred (Crossway, 2004), as well as hundreds of articles for publications, including Christianity Today,, and the Washington Post. She is also a contributor to Sex and the Supremacy of Christ and the ESV Study Bible. She is […]

  • Nora Shank

    Nora Shank was born in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., where she was raised with more than a big city idea of work. After several entrepreneurial candy and lemonade stands, she learned how to run a successful catering business before pursuing her love of food and wellness as registered dietitian. She now works as a […]

  • Spence Shelton

    Spence Shelton is the Spiritual Formation Pastor of the Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, NC. He holds an M.Div from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has authored several small group curricula and is a sought after speaker in the area of community and discipleship. He and his wife Courtney have four children.

  • Henry Blackaby

    Henry Blackaby is founder and president emeritus of Blackaby Ministries International, an organization built to help people experience God. Born in British Columbia, he coauthored the modern classic Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God (more than seven million books and Bible studies sold), and his other acclaimed works include Spiritual Leadership, Fresh […]

  • Matt Chandler

    Matt Chandler serves as Lead Pastor of Teaching at The Village Church in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. He came to The Village in December 2002 and describes his tenure as a replanting effort where he was involved in changing the theological and philosophical culture of the congregation. The church has witnessed a tremendous response growing […]

  • Richard Blackaby

    Richard Blackaby is president of Blackaby Ministries International. A noted writer and speaker, he co-authored the revision of Experiencing God with his father Henry Blackaby. Richard and his wife have three children.

  • Bob Briner

    Bob Briner was a leading figure in professional sports management, an Emmy Award-winning TV producer, and president of ProServ Television. He was also a prolific writer, best known for his book Roaring Lambs, a call for the church to begin shaping culture rather than being shaped by it. He wrote regularly for the New York […]

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