Rick Warren is an innovative pastor, renowned author, and global influencer. He is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church, one of the largest churches in the world, with campuses in the US and around the globe. He is the author of The Purpose Driven Life, one of the best-selling nonfiction books in publishing history. It has been translated into 74 languages and sold more than 50 million copies in all formats. Pastor Rick continues to encourage churches everywhere to be a sanctuary for hope and healing. You can listen to Pastor Rick’s Daily Hope, his daily audio teaching, and sign up for his free daily devotionals at PastorRick.com.
Louie Giglio is Pastor of Passion City Church and the Founder of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of Jesus.
Since 1997, Passion has gathered collegiate-aged young people in events across the US and around the world. Notably, in 2017, more than 55,000 students gathered for Passion 2017 in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome for one of the largest Jesus-focused collegiate events in history.
Each year, Passion continues to see 18-25 year olds fill venues across the nation in pursuit of lives lived for God’s glory.
In addition to the collegiate gatherings of Passion Conferences, Louie and his wife Shelley lead the teams at Passion City Church, sixstepsrecords, Passion Publishing and the Passion Global Institute.
Louie is the national-bestselling author of Goliath Must Fall, Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God & Science, The Comeback, The Air I Breathe, and I Am Not But I Know I Am.
Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta, Georgia.
Coming from a broken home and looking to drugs for all the answers to life, Greg's life was forever changed after hearing Jesus' charge to us in Matthew 12, "You are either for Me or against Me." He would go on to make Jesus the Lord of his life, and become a pastor, author and evangelist dedicated to sharing this message around the globe, mostly through events known as Harvest Crusades.
Levi Lusko was born in Colorado in 1982, moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1993. Levi grew up in a Christian family, and has never known life outside of church. "I am so thankful that my parents raised me knowing the Scriptures and am trying to raise my children the same way," Levi remarked. As he grew older, religion, church and God became a routine for him that lacked meaning. Though he knew all the Bible stories and went to many church activities, Levi didn’t take his walk with God seriously.
At 26, after having spent most of her life as an atheist, Erin Weidemann found herself crying out to Jesus on the floor of her parents’ bathroom. Newly diagnosed with cancer, she was in the middle of a three-day quarantine for radiation treatment when she had her “Jesus, if you’re real, please help me” moment. Now a five-time cancer survivor, Erin encourages people everywhere to surrender their lives to Jesus and step into their unique roles in God’s eternal narrative.
Today she and her husband, Brent, are the co-founders of Bible Belles, a multimedia publishing company dedicated to changing girls' lives by sharing the stories of the female heroes of the Bible. A powerful communicator and impassioned advocate for women and children, she also hosts the Heroes For Her podcast and speaks at events across the country and on behalf of World Vision and AiR1’s Dare to Dream program. Erin is a graduate of Penn State University and spends every minute she can on the beach in San Diego with her husband and their daughter, Rooney. To connect with Erin, visit ErinWeidmann.com.
Seven-time Grammy nominated and multi Dove Award winner, Natalie Grant, has become an iconic name in Christian music, using her platform to continually point people to the love, hope and restorative power of Jesus Christ for over two decades.
In addition to her music, Natalie has authored several books and is also known for her philanthropic work. She is co-founder of Hope For Justice International; an organization that rescues and restores victims of human trafficking, with 22 locations in 10 countries across 4 continents. Natalie resides in Nashville, TN with her husband, music producer Bernie Herms, and their three daughters - Gracie, Bella and Sadie.
International speaker and author, Charlotte Gambill, is best known for her practical and passionate application of God’s Word. She speaks at conferences across the world and her passion is to build the local church, to see people reach their full potential, and to develop and strengthen church leadership. She resides in Bradford England along with her husband Steve, and two children, Hope Cherish and Noah Brave.