Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair for Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College. Ed also serves as the Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center, and as chair of the Evangelism and Leadership Department in the Graduate School. Ed is a prolific author, and well-known conference speaker. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written a dozen books and hundreds of articles.
Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is also the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, which is used by over 1 million individuals each week.
Stetzer co-hosts (with John Stonestreet) BreakPoint This Week, a radio show started and formerly hosted by
Chuck Colson, and now airing on over 400 media outlets.
He is the interim teaching pastor at Moody Church, a historic congregation in downtown Chicago.
He has written the following books:
• Igrejas Que Transformam O Brasil (Churches that Transform Brazil, with Sergio Queiroz, 2017)
• The Mission of the Church: Five Views in Conversation (with Stephen B. Bevans, Darrell L., 2016),
• Planting Missional Churches: Your Guide to Starting Churches that Multiply (with Daniel Im, 2016)
• Transformational Groups (with Eric Geiger, 2014)
• Subversive Kingdom: Becoming Agents of Gospel Transformation (2012)
• The Mission of God Study Bible (with Philip Nation, 2012)
• Compelled: Living the Mission of God (with Philip Nation, 2011)
• MissonShift: Mission Issues in the Third Millennium (with David J. Hesselgrave, 2010)
• Transformational Church (with Thom Rainer, 2010)
• Spiritual Warfare & Missions (with Jerry Rankin, 2010)
• Viral Churches: How Church Planters Can Become Movement Makers (with Warren Bird, 2010)
• Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and Churches that Reach Them (with Richie Stanley and Jason Hayes, 2009)
• Compelled by Love: The Most Excellent Way to Missional Living (with Philip Nation, 2008)
• 11 Innovations in the Local Church (with Elmer Towns and Warren Bird, 2007)
• Comeback Churches: How 234 Churches Turned around and Yours Can Too (with Mike Dodson, 2007)
• Planting Missional Churches (2006)
• Breaking the Missional Code: Your Church Can Be a Missionary in Your Community (with David Putman, 2006)
• Perimeters of Light: Biblical Boundaries for the Emerging Church (with Elmer Towns, 2004)
• Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age (2003)
Karl Vaters is the author of two books about small churches.
Small Church Essentials: Field-Tested Principles for Leading a Healthy Congregation of Under 250 and The Grasshopper Myth: Big Churches, Small Churches and the Small Thinking That Divides Us.
On his blog Pivot, he writes about Innovative Leadership from a Small Church Perspective for ChristianityToday.com several times a week. He’s also the founder of NewSmallChurch.com, a ministry that encourages, connects and equips innovative small church pastors.
Karl’s heart is to help pastors of small churches (up to 90 percent of us) find the resources to lead well, and to capitalize on the unique advantages that come with pastoring a small church – something virtually every pastor will spend at least some of their ministry years doing. He also believes that big and small churches can and should work together more often – to the benefit and blessing of everyone.
Karl has been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years. He is the teaching pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, a healthy small church in Orange County, California, where he has ministered for over 25 years with his wife, Shelley.
Mark Clifton is the Senior Director of Replanting at the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Mark has served as a pastor, church planter, church revitalizer, mission strategist, coach, and mentor to young leaders. He has planted and replanted numerous churches and has also served as a national and regional leader for church planting and missions.
His experience includes serving as the lead mission strategist for the Kansas/Nebraska Southern Baptist Convention, leading church planting efforts in the regions of North Metro Atlanta, GA, serving as a church planter in Montreal, Quebec, as a Southern Baptist National Church Planting Missionary for eastern Canada, and has lead Southern Baptist church planting projects west of the Mississippi. Mark has been planting, replanting, and providing strategic mission leadership since 1978.
Mark and his wife Jill live in Kansas City, Missouri and have two sons, two daughters in law and three grandsons.
Dr. Davis was born in Boston, Massachusetts where he later earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1984. He then began his career as a Mechanical Engineer with Eaton-Nova Corporation in Beverly, Massachusetts. He was married to Christine Lee Rogers on May 14, 1988, and they have two sons and three daughters.
Dr. Davis started his seminary training while working as an engineer and earned his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1990. In 1992, Dr. Davis resigned from his engineering position to pastor the New Meadows Baptist Church in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
In 1994, the Davis family followed the call of the Lord to Tokushima, Japan, where they were involved in church planting through the International Mission Board. In 1998, Dr. Davis graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, with a Ph.D. in Church History. In October of 1998, Dr. Davis accepted a call to be the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church, Durham, NC.
Cornerstone Bible Church
324 Jayne Blvd, Port Jefferson Station, NY
Cornerstone Bible Church Hours
Hours: M-F 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 9:30am Prayer, 10:30am Worship
Student Ministries: Friday 7:00pm – 9:00pm