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Thursday Evening

Be Holy, for I am Holy: Delighting In The Holiness Of God
John Piper (BA, BD, DTheol) is Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN. He grew up in Greenville, SC, and first sensed God’s call to enter the ministry while studying at Wheaton College. For six years he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, MN, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem. John is the author of more than 40 books. John and Noël have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren.


Friday Morning

The Lord, Our God, is Holy: The Revelation Of The Holiness Of God
Bruce A. Ware (MDiv, ThM, MA, PhD) has taught theology in several leading evangelical colleges and seminaries for 30 years. Since 1998 he has served as Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Ware has written numerous books including his theology book for children, Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God. Bruce and his wife, Jodi, have two daughters, Bethany and Rachel, and two grandchildren.


Friday Evening

The Splendor of God's Holiness: The Irresistible Drawing Power of Real Holiness
Jason Meyer (BS, MDiv, PhD) joined the faculty at Bethlehem College and Seminary in 2010 as Associate Professor of New Testament. In May 2012, Bethlehem Baptist Church voted overwhelmingly to call Jason as Associate Pastor for Preaching and Vision. Jason and Cara married in 1999 and have four children ages 3 to 9. In addition to two daughters, they adopted two sons from Ethiopia while Jason was teaching at the Evangelical Theological College of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Saturday Morning

Let Them Bless His Holy Name Forever: Our Eternal Hope For The Next Generations
David Michael (BA, MDiv) serves as Pastor for Parenting and Family Discipleship at Bethlehem Baptist Church. David is also President of Children Desiring God, the ministry that grew out of his and Sally’s passion for developing God-centered resources for the spiritual development of children in the home and at church. David and Sally have two adult daughters and three granchildren.