Dr. F. LaGard Smith has been a professor of law for over 40 years and a best-selling Christian author. Before beginning his teaching career, Smith was District Attorney for Malheur County, Oregon. Professor Smith has taught Criminal Law and Constitutional Criminal Procedure at Pepperdine, Liberty, and most recently at Faulkner University. For five years, Smith served as Scholar in Residence for Christian Studies at Lipscomb University. In addition to his career in law and time spent as a frequent guest lecturer, Smith has authored some 30 books, including devotionals such as the popular Meeting God in Quiet Places. Dr. Smith is the arranger and narrator of The Daily Bible (the NIV in chronological order). As often as they can, LaGard and his wife Ruth enjoy time in their cottage in the bucolic Cotswold countryside of England, northwest of London, where he does much of his writing.
Dr. Jacoby is an internationally recognized authority in the areas of biblical training and Christian apologetics, and has taught tens of thousands in over 100 nations on every continent. He received a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard University in 1982, and then underwent three years of postgraduate study at Kings College London. Douglas received his doctorate from Drew University in 1999. He has spent 18 years in language study: 10 years in ancient languages study, 8 years in modern language study. He is a Member of the American Scientific Affiliation, Society of Biblical Literature, Biblical Archaeology Society, Evangelical Philosophical Society, and the American Association of Christian Counselors. He has authored 25 books, created numerous DVDs and audio sets, and produced other materials that are benefiting many through his International Bible Teaching Ministry. His website (www.douglasjacoby.com)
Dr. Konzen is the director for the Center for Sexuality in San Diego, CA. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a certified sex therapist, and a certified chemical dependency counselor. She is also a nationally award winning researcher, an international speaker, the author of Graduated Intimacy: A guided intervention for increasing sexual intimacy in Marriage and an adjunct professor at Alliant International University, San Diego and Bethel Seminary, San Diego. Jennifer and her husband Tim lead a married ministry in the San Diego Church of Christ discipled. They have four wonderful children.
Andrew Lewis is the Co-Lead Evangelist for the Toronto Church of Christ. He along with his wife of 24 years, Suzette, also lead a multicultural suburban ministry known as Milestone Christian Ministries www.milestoneministries.ca. As a Qualified Mediator, Counselor and experienced trainer in Restorative Justice, he brings a rare mix of consultant and speaker. He specializes in helping people effectively embrace and triumph over societal challenges without becoming bitter or scared in the process. As a community advocate, he is committed to volunteerism where it brings people together; the advantaged and the disadvantaged, despite their differences. Andrew utilizes his diverse background as a licensed commercial pilot and seasoned evangelist, to respect and relate to people regardless of creed, class or culture.