The Bible tells us that every human being has dignity and worth. From the tiniest unborn life to the elderly at the end of life, from immigrants and refugees to those trafficked against their will, all life matters to God. Imagine what it would look like for Christians to come alongside the most vulnerable and to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. If you want to be a champion for life in your community and if you care about human dignity, join us at Evangelicals for Life.
Russell Moore serves as the eighth president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.
A widely-sought cultural commentator, Dr. Moore has been recognized by a number of influential organizations. The Wall Street Journal has called him “vigorous, cheerful, and fiercely articulate” while The Gospel Coalition has referred to him “one of the most astute ethicists in contemporary evangelicalism.”
Dr. Moore blogs frequently at his website RussellMoore.com, and hosts the podcast Signposts. In addition, he is the author of several books, including Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel, Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ and Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches.
An ordained minister, Dr. Moore has served as a pastor for a number of Southern Baptist churches—most recently serving as preaching pastor at Highview Baptist Church from 2008-2012. A native Mississippian, he and his wife Maria are the parents of five boys.
Prior to his election to this role in 2013, Moore served as provost and dean of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also taught as professor of theology and ethics.Kristen Waggoner View Bio
Kristen K. Waggoner serves as senior vice president of the U.S. legal division and general counsel, Arizona, with Alliance Defending Freedom. In this role, Waggoner oversees the U.S. legal division, a team of 60 attorneys and staff who engage in litigation, public advocacy, and legislative support. Since she assumed this role, ADF has prevailed as lead counsel in six U.S. Supreme Court victories. Waggoner currently serves as lead counsel in two pivotal artistic freedom cases: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which she will argue at the Supreme Court in fall 2017, and Arlene’s Flowers v. State of Washington. Waggoner has also testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on religious freedom issues.
Waggoner has extensive experience in civil litigation, employment, education, nonprofit, and constitutional law. After clerking with Washington Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Sanders and interning with U.S. Rep. Linda Smith, Waggoner joined Ellis, Li & McKinstry, a Seattle law firm, where she became a partner in 2004. At ELM, Waggoner participated as counsel in hundreds of legal matters including constitutional cases such as Andersen v. King County (same-sex marriage), Stormans v. Wiesman (pharmacists’ conscience rights), State ex rel Gallwey v. Grimm (financial aid to religious university students), and State v. Hamlin (clergy-penitent privilege).
Waggoner is Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent™ in Martindale-Hubbell. Washington Law & Politics selected her as a “Rising Star” for many years, and she is a sought-after national speaker on legal and cultural issues. She regularly comments on religious freedom issues in television, radio, and print media, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Times, BBC News, CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox News. Waggoner is admitted to practice in multiple states, the Supreme Court, and numerous federal district and appellate courts.Joel Dillon View Bio
Joel serves as President & CEO at Jill’s House, a role he has played since early 2015. Prior to his service at Jill’s House, he served “at risk” children at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls (Chicago, IL), lived alongside adults with intellectual disabilities in a L’Arche community in Germany, and helped advance the mission of Trinity International University (Bannockburn, IL) as a member of the Advancement team.
Joel is a 2004 graduate of Wheaton College (IL), where he studied German. He enjoys pretty much anything outdoors, particularly golfing and running. He and his wife Hannah live in Northern Virginia, where they are raising two children, Lucy and Jonah.Amy Ford View Bio
Amy Ford is the Co-Founder and President of Embrace Grace, a non-profit that inspires and equips the church to love on single and pregnant young women and their families. She is also the author of A Bump in Life: True Stories of Hope & Courage during an Unplanned Pregnancy as well as Bump in Life Study Guide. Amy speaks nationally to a varied audiences including women’s ministry events, pro-life and adoption conferences, church leadership equipping and pregnancy center benefits.
Serving in Embrace Grace, she has countless stories of how churches, pregnancy centers and the body of Christ have come together to impact communities in a beautiful way.
She brings a fresh perspective of how one life can make a difference by stepping out of our comfort zones and just loving people. Amy delivers a combination of inspiration, authenticity, and depth to every event.
Amy has been married for over 20 years to her high school sweetheart, Ryan, and has 4 children. Her oldest son, Jess, is now at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and majoring in Ministry and Pastoral Leadership. Mackenzie is a Junior, Landry is in 6th grade and Judah Brave is in 1st grade. The Ford family resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.Herbie Newell View Bio
Herbie Newell is the President/Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and it’s ministry arms including (un)adopted, Crossings, and Lifeline Village. Herbie holds a Master’s degree in Accounting from Samford University. He joined the Lifeline staff in 2003 as Executive Director. From January 2004 – December 2008, he served as the president of the Alabama Adoption Coalition. Herbie was chosen as a Hague Intercountry Adoption evaluator and team leader by the Council of Accreditation and serves in that capacity currently. Under Herbie’s leadership, Lifeline has increased the international outreach to 23 countries, helped Lifeline attain membership in the ECFA (Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability), and led the creation of foster care ministry. Mr. Newell has been invited to speak regionally for many events concerning adoption and the church’s response to orphan care. He is a regular speaker for the National Council for Adoption, Christian Alliance for Orphans, Together for Adoption and Care-Net. Having witnessed the plight of older orphans on many trips overseas, Herbie’s burden for the fatherless was a catalyst for starting (un)adopted during 2009. He worked with WAKM Companies, LLC, a prominent accounting firm, for many years as an independent auditor before being led to Lifeline. He and his wife, Ashley, live in Birmingham, Alabama, and are parents to son, Caleb, and daughters Adelynn and Emily. During parts of May, June, and July of 2013, the Newell’s traveled for 7 weeks in China working hands-on with (un)adopted and orphanage partners.Afshin Ziafat View Bio
Afshin was born in Houston, Texas. He moved with his family to their native country of Iran when he was two years old. In the midst of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Afshin’s family moved back to Houston when he was six years old. In the second grade, he was given a Bible by a tutor who was teaching him the English language. He read that Bible 10 years later as a senior in high school and came to faith in Christ. His conversion to Christianity was only the beginning of his journey to understand what it would look like to follow Christ.
Ultimately, his family would disown him because of his faith in Christ. His story illustrates the call of Christ on each of our lives—to follow Him regardless of the cost. In so doing, Afshin found that the reward was greater than the cost. He found the life Christ had for him. Afshin says, “My story is not about a man’s faithfulness to God; it’s about God’s faithfulness to a man.” His story is one of hope and inspiration, which demonstrates the truth of Matthew 16: 25- that whoever loses his life for the sake of Christ will find it.
Afshin received his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages degree from Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Currently, Afshin resides in Dallas, Texas, with his wife Meredith. He is the founder of Afshin Ziafat Ministries and travels nationally and internationally proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in churches, retreats, camps, conferences, and missions. Afshin speaks weekly at Truth Bible Study at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He also partners with Elam Ministries and travels into the Middle East regularly to train Iranian pastors. Afshin’s passion is to teach the Word of God as the authority and guide for life, to preach Jesus Christ as the only Savior and Redeemer of mankind, and to proclaim the love of Christ as the greatest treasure and hope in life.J.D. Greear View Bio
J.D. Greear is the pastor of The Summit Church, in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
The Summit is characterized by its gospel focus and sending culture. As Pastor J.D. often says, “The gospel is not merely the diving board off of which we jump into the pool of Christianity, it’s also the pool itself.” The deeper we dive into the extravagant love of Christ, the more our lives will be filled with unquenchable joy, reckless generosity, and audacious faith.
Depth in the gospel also leads to width in the mission. Under Pastor J.D.’s leadership, the Summit has grown from a plateaued church of 300 to one of over 10,000, making it one of Outreach magazine’s “top 25 fastest-growing churches in America” for many years running.
Seating capacity, however, is not the church’s primary metric for success. Sending capacity is. Pastor J.D. has led the Summit in a bold vision to plant one thousand new churches by the year 2050. In the last 15 years, the church has sent out more than 1,000 people to live on church planting teams—in North Carolina, across the United States, and around the world.
Pastor J.D. Greear has authored several books, including Not God Enough: Why Your Small God Leads to Big Problems, Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches That Send (2015), Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary (2011), Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved (2013), and Jesus, Continued … Why the Spirit Inside You Is Better Than Jesus Beside You (2014).
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. Seeing Muslims come to faith in Christ has long been a burden of his, a burden that led him to serve in Southeast Asia with the International Mission Board.
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. Together they are raising four ridiculously cute kids: Kharis, Alethia, Ryah, and Adon.Daniel Darling View Bio
Dhati Lewis is the Lead Pastor of Blueprint Church in Atlanta, Georgia and the Vice President of Send Network with the North American Mission Board. He earned his Master of Arts in Cross Cultural Ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary and most recently received his Doctorate of Ministry in Great Commission Mobilization from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is most passionate about making disciples, equipping urban leaders, and loving his family. On any given day you might find Dhati changing a plan, coaching his kids in basketball, or strategizing on a whiteboard. Dhati has seven beautiful children and is married to Angie, a discerning woman who empowers and encourages him to live fully out of his identity in Christ. He is the author of both the Bible Study and Book, Among Wolves: Disciple Making in the City.Mindy Belz View Bio
Mindy Belz is the senior editor of WORLD magazine. Writing for the publication since 1986, she has covered war in the Balkans, Sudan, Iraq, and Afghanistan—and has reported also from Nigeria, Syria, Turkey, Haiti, and elsewhere. Her reporting has been published overseas and in the United States in The Weekly Standard and other publications. She has appeared on Fox News, ABC News, and radio talk shows. Mindy is a contributing author of Sorrow and Blood: Christian Mission in Contexts of Suffering, Persecution, and Martyrdom and speaks frequently about persecution and survival in the Middle East. She enjoys engaging with younger audiences on a broad range of current events, as well as teaching journalism both abroad and closer to home under the auspices of the World Journalism Institute. Mindy worked on Capitol Hill and attended George Washington University, but for more than thirty years has lived in Asheville, NC, where she is a wife and mother of four children.Karen Ellis View Bio
Karen Ellis writes and lectures on theology, human rights, and global religious freedom. She is president and co-founder of the Makazi Institute, which trains and equips the next generation of cultural analysts. She’s a PhD candidate in missiology at the Oxford Center for Mission Studies in England. She also holds an MAR from Westminster Theological Seminary and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.Noe Garcia View Bio
Noe Garcia began his spiritual journey at age 18 and surrendered fully to God’s will for his life. He became the Senior Pastor at North Phoenix in 2016. Noe is a passionate preacher who loves challenging and encouraging people with God’s Word. He and his wife have 4 children.
Noe holds a Doctorate of Ministry and Executive Leadership degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Masters of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelors of Kinesiology and a minor in Religion from East Texas Baptist University.Keith and Kristyn Getty View Bio
Keith and Kristyn Getty occupy a unique space in the world of music today as preeminent modern hymn writers. In re-inventing the traditional hymn form, they are creating and cultivating a catalogue of songs teaching Christian doctrine and crossing the genres of traditional, classical, folk and contemporary composition which are sung the world over. In 2017, Keith Getty was made
an “Officer of the Order of the British Empire” (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to “music and modern hymn writing,” marking the first time the award had been given to an individual involved in the world of contemporary church music. Keith and Kristyn Getty are the authors of “Sing! How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family, and Church,” published in 2017 by
B&H Publishing Group.
Thabiti Anyabwile is one of the pastors for Anacostia River Church. He has served as an elder and pastor in churches in NC, DC and the Cayman Islands. After a few years as a practicing Muslim, Thabiti was converted under the preaching of the gospel in the Washington DC area. He and his wife, Kristie, have three children. Thabiti is the author of several books, including The Life of God in the Soul of the Church; The Gospel for Muslims; What Is a Healthy Church Member?; The Decline of African-American Theology; and The Faithful Preacher. He blogs regularly at The Front Porch and Pure Church.Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman View Bio
Steven Curtis Chapman, Show Hope’s co-founder and Vice President, is an award winning singer/songwriter and recording artist with sales of over 11 million records. He has 48 No. 1 radio hits, an unprecedented 58 Dove Awards (more than any other artist), and numerous other accolades including music’s highest honor as a five time GRAMMY Award winner.
Steven is known for using his platform as a Christian music artist to help others, and Show Hope is a natural way of living out the faith he has so eloquently put to song. He has coauthored two books with Scotty Smith and three children’s books about adoption with Mary Beth. In 2017, Steven released his book, “Between Heaven and the Real World.”
Mary Beth Chapman is a New York Times’ bestselling author, speaker, and the wife of GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning recording artist, Steven Curtis Chapman. She is also the President of Show Hope, an internationally recognized voice for orphan advocacy that she and her husband co-founded, which has given more than 5,000 financial grants, affecting the lives of children from the U.S. and 57 other countries.
Steven and Mary Beth were married in October of 1984 and have six children – three biological children, Emily Chapman Richards (married to Tanner and mom to three daughters Eiley, Della, and Verity), Caleb Chapman (married to Julia and dad to son Noble and daughter Olive “Ollie”), and Will Franklin Chapman (married to indie artist Jillian Edwards and dad to daughter Willow Faye), and three daughters adopted from China, Shaohannah Hope, Stevey Joy and Maria Sue, who is now with Jesus. The Chapmans live in Franklin, Tennessee.Krissie Inserra View Bio
Krissie is an assistant teacher for Pre-K at Faith Presbyterian Church Preschool and Kindergarten. Krissie and her husband, Dean, have 2 sons, Tommy and Ty, and daughter Sally Ashlyn.Andrew Wood View Bio
Andrew Wood joined HOPE in 2015 seeking to impact this city, state, and country for the cause of life. In this role, he leads an impressive team of professionals who graciously serve the men and women that walk through the doors of HOPE.
As Executive Director, Andrew is also the chief spokesman for the organization, having been featured on WBIR, WVLT, WATE, Salem Radio Network, Cumulus Knoxville, March for Life, the ERLC, and Blue Ridge Broadcasting. Andrew also often speaks at churches and conferences promoting the Sanctity of Life.
You can find Andrew’s writings at the HOPE blog, March for Life, Care Net, Pregnancy Help News, Life News, Save the Storks, National Right to Life, and Speak for the Unborn. Andrew is also a host of a weekly podcast discussing pregnancy center work, legislative matters concerning life, and the work being done around the country for life.
Andrew married his wife, Erin, in 2006 and made Knoxville home in 2008.Rick Smith View Bio
Rick Smith is the founder and president of Hope Story. Hope Story is a team of medical professionals and storytellers that helps parents raising children with Down syndrome leverage their unique story to bring hope to parents whose child has received a Down syndrome diagnosis. Hope Story connects parents whose child has received a new Down syndrome diagnosis to parents who have a child with Down syndrome so that they can receive, encouragement, support, and hope.Raleigh Sadler View Bio
Raleigh Sadler has served in Christian ministry for the last 15 years. Currently, he is the founder and executive director of Let My People Go in NYC. His passion is to see the local church fight global injustices, like human trafficking, by loving those most vulnerable.
As a speaker, his work has taken him to universities and churches across the country speaking on how the christian faith frees us to explore justice and mercy in our communities. With that said, he believes that the church should be leading the way in the fight against human trafficking. With this message, he has worked with the Price of Life Invitational, New York City Urban Project, the MNYBA, the New York State Anti-trafficking Coalition, City Serve, as well as several other justice and mercy organizations. He believes it is the responsibility of the church to love those who are at risk of exploitation. His forth coming book, Vulnerable: Rethinking Human Trafficking (Broadman and Holman) will become available January 2019.Brad Hambrick View Bio
Brad serves as the Pastor of Counseling at The Summit Church in Durham, NC. He also serves as Instructor of Biblical Counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a council member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition, and has authored several books including Do Ask, Do Tell, Let’s Talk: Why and How Christians Should Have Gay Friends and God’s Attributes: Rest for Life’s Struggles.D.J. Jordan View Bio
D.J. Jordan worked in the United States Congress for ten years, most recently as the Communications Director for Senator James Lankford (Okla.). Prior to coming to Capitol Hill in 2008, he worked in broadcast journalism at CNN and then Fox News. D.J. now works for the Pinkston Group, a public relations firm in Alexandria, Virginia. He obtained a Bachelors of Science in Communications from Liberty University and a Masters in Public Management from The Johns Hopkins University. In 2016, D.J. completed a four-year term on the Virginia State Board of Social Services, which overseas the foster care system and welfare programs in Virginia. D.J. and his wife, Glorya, have four children, and have fostered and also adopted from foster care.Phillip Bethancourt View Bio
Phillip Bethancourt is Executive Vice President of the ERLC. He leads the ERLC team to develop innovative strategies to equip churches to address the key moral and ethical issues of the day. He completed an MDiv and PhD in Systematic Theology at Southern after attending Texas A&M University. Phillip and his wife, Cami, have been married since 2005, and have four boys.Elizabeth Graham View Bio
Elizabeth Graham serves as Director of Events. Her responsibilities include strategic planning related to events for the Executive team, project management, budget management and logistics. Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is married to Richmond, and they have a son and a daughter.Steven Harris View Bio
Steven Harris serves as the Director of Advocacy, working out of the ERLC’s Washington office. In this role, he works with government leaders in the legislative and executive branches to advocate for the ERLC’s position on important issues, while also analyzing legislation and producing content for ERLC outlets. He holds a B.S. in Religion from Vanderbilt University, an M.Div. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and an M.A. in Religion from Yale University. Steven lives in the D.C. metro area with his bride, Sunni, and son, Jude.Brent Leatherwood View Bio
Brent Leatherwood serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the ERLC. Before coming to the ERLC, he served as the executive director of the Tennessee Republican Party from December 2012 to December 2016, where he managed the organization’s campaign apparatus at the federal, state and local levels. He also worked on Capitol Hill as a senior legislative aide to former Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla. Brent and his wife Meredith have three children and are members The Church at Avenue South, a church plant of Brentwood Baptist Church, where Brent serves as a deacon.Trillia Newbell View Bio
Trillia Newbell is the Director of Community Outreach at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Trillia has a degree in political science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and is currently pursuing her M.A. in biblical counseling from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is the author of two books, United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity and Fear and Faith. Trillia lives in the Nashville area with her husband Thern and their two children.Andrew Walker View Bio
Andrew Walker serves as the Director of Policy Studies at the ERLC. In his role, he researches and writes about human dignity, family stability, religious liberty, public theology, and the moral principles that support civil society. He also directs the ERLC’s Research Institute. Andrew is currently a Ph.D. student in Ethics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His first book with co-author Eric Teetsel is titled Marriage Is: How Marriage Transforms Society and Cultivates Human Flourishing (Nashville: B&H) and was published in June 2015. He is the editor alongside Russell Moore of the Gospel for Life series (B&H 2016). His most recent book, published in August 2017, is God and the Transgender Debate: What the Bible Actually Say About Gender Identity? He is married to Christian, and they have two daughters.Palmer Williams View Bio
Palmer Williams is a founding partner of The Peacefield Group, where she specializes in legal and policy analysis related to international human rights, sanctity of life, non-profit operations and government affairs. As a licensed attorney knowledgeable in international law, she has extensive experience advocating for human rights on the international stage, including at the United Nations. Additionally, she has worked with government agencies and faith-based organizations to launch statewide initiatives and grassroots organizing campaigns. Palmer assists clients in crafting messaging, long-term strategic planning and operationalizing their values.
She earned her Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt Law School and her B.A. in Political Science and Community Development from Vanderbilt University. Palmer also spent several years living and serving in sub-Saharan Africa, working with grassroots NGOs serving vulnerable children and victims of the HIV epidemic. Palmer and her husband, Joseph, have two sons, and live in Nashville, TN.Travis Wussow View Bio
Travis Wussow serves as the Vice President for Public Policy and General Counsel at the ERLC. Travis led the ERLC’s first international office located in the Middle East prior to joining the Washington D.C. office. He received a B.B.A. in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law. He and his wife, Katie, have two daughters.Chelsea Sobolik View Bio
Chelsea Patterson Sobolik serves as a Policy Director in the Washington, D.C. office. Previously, she worked in the U.S. House of Representatives on pro-life policies, domestic and international religious freedom, adoption, and foster care issues. Chelsea is the author of Longing for Motherhood – Holding onto Hope in the Midst of Childlessness. She has a B.A. in International Relations from Liberty University, and lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband Michael.Joseph Williams View Bio
A Founding Partner of The Peacefield Group, Joseph Williams specializes in legal and policy analysis. Working to grow, organize, and activate millions of members of an international public interest legal organization, Joseph served on the executive strategy team handling constitutional litigation, media advocacy, digital fundraising, and grassroots organizing. With experience in government affairs on Capitol Hill, he is prepared to help you navigate legal and policy complexities so you can efficiently maximize your impact. As a licensed attorney with extensive experience in constitutional law, he helps clients navigate legislative and regulatory frameworks that impact their daily operations.
He earned his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt Law School and B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Vanderbilt University. Before beginning law school, he was a Teach For America corps member in Nashville, teaching high school history and government.
Joseph nerds out about education reform, sports trivia, true underdog stories, and Frank Capra-Jimmy Stewart films. Joseph and his wife, Palmer, have two sons, Jack and Henry, and live in Nashville, Tennessee.Lindsay Nicolet View Bio
Lindsay Nicolet serves as the Managing Editor of Content. She oversees the day-to-day management of our online content from the Nashville office. Lindsay completed her Master of Divinity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is married to Justin.Mike Glenn View Bio
Mike Glenn grew up in a good home and went to church with good people. He graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He’s pastored churches in South Carolina and Tennessee.
Mike met Jesus for the first time when he was about seven years old, and he’s kept meeting Jesus throughout his life. These became the most significant and impactful times of his life. It’s why he went to seminary. It’s why he loves the local church. Mike loves to tell people about who Jesus is, what He has done in his own life, and what He can do in the lives of other people. Living in relationship with Jesus Christ is the one thing that defines his ministry. Mike loves working with people to help them understand what the gospel means for them in their everyday lives.
Mike became the pastor of Brentwood Baptist Church in 1991. Under his leadership, the church has grown to a membership of over 10,000. Brentwood Baptist relocated to its present location in 2002 and became debt free in 2012. Mike has led Brentwood Baptist Church to begin a regional ministry called The Middle Tennessee Initiative. Since 2010, the church has grown from two campuses to seven located throughout Middle Tennessee.
Mike has served on various boards throughout his career, including the Executive Board of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, the Board of Trustees of Belmont University, and the Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Mike has written two books, In Real Time and The Gospel of Yes. He also writes on his blog, MikeGlennOnline.com and is a frequent contributor for the Jesus Creed blog on Patheos.com. You can follow Mike on Twitter @mikeglenn.
When he’s not at church, Mike is usually at home hanging out with Jeannie, his wife and best friend. He loves to read and enjoy nice dinners with friends. He and Jeannie have twin sons, two daughters-in-law, and two granddaughters.Lauren McAfee View Bio
Lauren McAfee serves as Corporate Ambassador for Hobby Lobby, and likes to think she is a professional fan of Museum of the Bible. She is a speaker, writer, connector, and brunch enthusiast with a heart to engage others in the Bible.
Originating from Oklahoma City, but having lived in Manhattan, her heart considers both places her “home” and she often commutes back and forth between the two. Lauren is committed to Jesus Christ and is happily married to her high school sweetheart Michael McAfee.
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The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention. The ERLC is dedicated to engaging the culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ and speaking to issues in the public square for the protection of religious liberty and human flourishing. Our vision can be summed up in three words: kingdom, culture and mission.
The North American Mission Board exists to connect every Southern Baptist church to its next missional opportunity. It equips and empowers church leaders to move the people in their churches out of the pews and into ministry action through Send Network church planting initiatives, Send Relief compassion and mercy ministry opportunities, and additional resources, tools and events.