The Rev. Josh Ellis is the executive director of the Union Baptist Association in Houston and an ordained Baptist pastor.
Peter Hotez is dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He worked on research teams that developed vaccines for hookworm, schistosomiasis and SARS. Hotez is also the author of Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism: My Journey as a Vaccine Scientist, Pediatrician and Autism Dad.
Bob Fu is the founder and president of China Aid, an organization working to raise awareness of religious persecution in China.
Beth Moore is the founder of Living Proof Ministries and a prominent Christian writer and speaker. She is the author of dozens of books, including many Bible studies.
Jen Hatmaker is a Christian author, blogger and podcast host. She is the author of several books, including Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity. Contact Hatmaker through the form on her website.
Chad Clarkson is co-founder and executive director of the Houston Church Planting Network.
Matt Chandler is the president of Acts 29, a network of churches involved in the church planting movement. He is also the lead pastor of The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas, which is part of the Southern Baptist Convention.
The Rev. Janet Waggoner is canon to the ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas. She also serves as chairwoman of the Episcopal Church’s Task Force on Church Planting and Evangelism.
Joseph Laycock is an assistant professor of religious studies at Texas State University, where he researches New Religious Movements and American religious history.