Speakers


David Cassidy

David Cassidy serves as Lead Pastor at Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee. He enjoys writing, photography, movies, culinary arts, poetry, reading all manner of books and screenplays, and hiking around Montana, and is life-long fan of the Packers, Cubs, Texas Longhorns, and Arsenal. After growing up in Indiana he served churches in England, Kentucky, and Texas before settling in Tennessee. You can follow him on Twitter @dpcassidyC3.

 

 


Russ Ramsey

Russ Ramsey and his wife and four children make their home in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church and the author of Struck: One Christian’s Reflections on Encountering Death (forthcoming, IVP, 2017), Behold the Lamb of God: An Advent Narrative, and Behold the King of Glory: A Narrative of the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. He is a graduate of Taylor University (1991) and Covenant Theological Seminary (MDiv, 2000; ThM, 2003). Follow Russ on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

 


Nancy Guthrie

Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible at her home church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, as well as at conferences around the country and internationally, and through books and DVDs in the Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series. She offers companionship and biblical insight to the grieving through Respite Retreats that she and her husband, David, host for couples who have faced the death of child, through the GriefShare video series, and through books such as Holding on to Hope and Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow.


George Grant

George Grant (born in Houston, Texas in 1954) is an evangelical writer, and a Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) pastor. He was a church planter and pastor in Texas for ten years. He then served as an assistant to D. James Kennedy at the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and taught at Knox Theological Seminary. Following his move to Tennessee in 1991, Grant founded the King’s Meadow Study Center and Franklin Classical School in Franklin. He is the author of more than 60 books and hundreds of articles. He is currently involved in church planting in Middle Tennessee and serves as the pastor of Parish Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee.


Josh Patrick

Josh is the Teaching and Discipleship Minister at Harpeth Christian Church – “the best job in the world,” he says. Josh is driven by a desire to help people catch the vision that knowing Jesus is the greatest reality in the universe. In addition to preaching at Harpeth’s Sunday worship gatherings, he creates content for discipleship groups, coaches group leaders, and cultivates discipling relationships with men in the church as well as in the community. Josh writes for the Discipleship.org blog and is the co-author of the newly released book, The Disciple Maker’s Handbook (Zondervan). The aim of the book is to equip everyday Christians to passionately participate in the greatest cause on earth – making disciples of Jesus! Josh and his wife, Joni, have three daughters – Lilly, Joy, and Sarah – and a rambunctious Boston Terrier named Bruno.


Raechel Myers

Raechel Myers is always on the lookout for beauty, goodness, and truth in everyday life. Co-founder and CEO of She Reads Truth, Raechel has a bachelor’s degree in housing and environmental design, and is not afraid to paint a whole house over a long weekend. She longs to cook artisanal meals, but loves Chinese takeout. She lives south of Nashville, Tennessee, with her three favorite people. Raechel is the co-author of the study Open Your Bible: God’s Word Is for You and for Now and the book She Reads Truth: Holding Tight to Permanent in a World That’s Passing Away.


Amanda Bible Williams

Amanda Bible Williams likes words and books more than just about anything. She holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and English, nearly a master’s in religion, and a deep love for a farmhouse east of Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and their three children. Chief Content Officer of She Reads Truth, Amanda spends her days happily rearranging sentences and explaining that her maiden name really is Bible. Amanda is the co-author of the study Open Your Bible: God’s Word Is for You and for Now and the book She Reads Truth: Holding Tight to Permanent in a World That’s Passing Away.


Nate Shurden

Nate Shurden received a B.A. in Moral Philosophy from Bannockburn College and a Master of Divinity (Counseling) from Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS. While in seminary, Nate served as the Christian Education Intern at First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, and the Assistant Editor of reformation21, the online magazine of The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. Following graduation, Nate continued serving at First Presbyterian Church as Minister of Discipleship & Young Adults before accepting a call to plant Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, TN. In addition to his pastoral duties, Nate is Adjunct Faculty at New College Franklin where he has taught a range of classes including moral philosophy, theology, and southern fiction. Nate is married to his much better half, Christy. They have four children: Rosalyn (11), Katie (9), Knox (7), and Luke (2).


Jonathan Rogers

Jonathan Rogers is a Fellow at New College Franklin, where he teaches literature and writing. He holds a Ph.D. in seventeenth-century literature from Vanderbilt University. His undergraduate degree is from Furman University. He is the author of several books, including the Wilderking Trilogy, The Charlatan’s BoyThe World According to NarniaSaint Patrick, and The Terrible Speed of Mercy–A Spiritual Biography of Flannery O’Connor. He lives in Nashville with his wife Lou Alice and six children.


Nathan Clark George

Nathan Clark George is a husband, dad, and musician. In his head he drives old, quirky, reliable cars while listening to the Carter Family, Alison Krauss, Bach, Lyle Lovett, the Mozart Clarinet Concertos, and Steely Dan. He has toured the country for over 20 years, including almost 5 years full-time in an RV with his wife and six children. He continues to write, record, and perform but is now mainly engaged with writing for and leading worship at Parish Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Franklin, TN. Nathan’s concerts are usually a mixture of various styles, balancing honesty and lightheartedness.


Gregory Wilbur

Gregory Wilbur is Chief Musician at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, TN, as well as Dean and Senior Fellow of New College Franklin—a Christian liberal arts college that he cofounded. He enjoys discipling students and walking them through classics of literature, film, and music. He earned his Masters in Music Composition at the University of Alabama. He is the author of Glory and Honor: The Music and Artistic Legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach and has released two CDs of his compositions of congregational psalms, hymns and service music. In addition, he writes for choir, orchestra, film and chamber ensembles. His wife, Sophia, homeschools their daughter, Eleanor, and they all enjoy reading, cooking, taking walks and enjoying life in middle Tennessee.