Dr. Nettles (MDiv and PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) has written biographies of Charles Spurgeon and James P. Boyce. Dr. Nettles is the author or editor of several books, among them By His Grace and For His Glory and Baptists and the Bible. He is retired but serves as a Senior Professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is regarded as one of the foremost Baptist historians in America today.
Dr. Haykin (PhD, University of Toronto) is professor of church history and biblical spirituality at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has authored or edited more than twenty-five books, including The Emergence of Evangelicalism: Exploring Historical Continuities.
Dr. Waldron is the president of CBTS and professor of Systematic Theology. He is also one of the pastors of Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY. Dr. Waldron received a B.A. from Cornerstone University, an M.Div. from Trinity Ministerial Academy, a Th.M. from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. From 1977 to 2001 he was a pastor of the Reformed Baptist Church of Grand Rapids, MI. Dr. Waldron is the author of numerous books including A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, The End Times Made Simple, Baptist Roots in America, To Be Continued?, and MacArthur’s Millennial Manifesto: A Friendly Response.
DONALD R. JOHNSON
Don comes from a long line of Baptist preachers and is the great-grandson of George Gill, who was one of the first missionaries to the state of Arkansas in the 1820s. Donald has been in ministry for fifty years and is known for his lively and powerful preaching. He regularly speaks at conferences and churches throughout the nation and is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Batesville, Arkansas.
KURT M. SMITH
Kurt is the pastor-teacher of Providence Reformed Baptist Church. He has served in the Gospel ministry for 30 years, where he’s had the joy and privilege to preach and teach God’s Word across the southeast in multiple churches via itinerant evangelism and in the service of pastoring three local churches in his native state of Georgia. Kurt holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Luther Rice Seminary. And second only to his saving conversion to Christ, Kurt’s greatest earthly blessing is his beloved family: his wife, Lorrie, and their three children: Nicole, Owen, and Sean. Apart from family and pastoral ministry, Kurt’s pastime indulgences are deer hunting, playing guitar, and reading both history and biography – especially if it’s in the context of the War Between the States.