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Francis is the pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, where he has been serving for the past 15 years. He is also the Founder of Eternity Bible College and serves on the board of directors for Children’s Hunger Fund and World Impact.

Francis spends much of his time speaking to high school and college students and is the author of “Crazy Love” and “Forgotten God.” His commitment is to teach directly from the words of Scripture. It is his passion to see the next generation of American Christians display a much deeper love for Jesus and their neighbors.

Francis is married to Lisa and they have three daughters and one son.

Former NFL player, Derwin “Dewey” Gray (also known as “The Evangelism Linebacker”) is the Lead Pastor of a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, mission-shaped community called Transformation Church in Indian Land, South Carolina. He also serves as the President of One Heart At A Time Ministries. He is a 2004 graduate of the Billy Graham Institute of Emerging Evangelists and a graduate (with honors –Magna Cum Laude) of Southern Evangelical Seminary with a Masters of Divinity with Apologetics. At Southern Evangelical Seminary, Derwin was and continues to be mentored by world renowned theologian, philosopher, and apologist Norm L. Geisler, Ph.D.

As a highly sought-after national communicator, he has shared the Gospel of Grace throughout America and abroad, with an intense passion that is both contagious and inspiring. Derwin has had the honor of teaching in a variety of settings including Billy Graham Evangelistic Association events, Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Franklin Graham Festivals, Greg Stier’s Dare 2 Share Ministries, Tommy Nelson Song of Solomon Youth Conferences, Lifeway National Youth Workers Conference, and The National Conference of Apologetics sponsored by Focus on the Family and Southern Evangelical Seminary.

As an author, Derwin’s first book, Hero: Unleashing God’s Power in a Man’s Heart was released in the Fall of 2009. He has contributed to the When Kids Hurt by Chap Clark & Steve Rabey (Baker Books 2009) (Student Apologetic Study Bible (Broadman & Holman; released date, Jan. 2010) and The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics (Harvest House, 2008).


James Grout serves as Student Ministries Pastor and Teaching Pastor at Blanchard Alliance Church in Wheaton, IL.

He has shared God’s word with students across North America and around the world. He and Lisa have been married for 16 years and, along with daughters Annie and Layla, love beach vacations and exploring big cities.

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