Speakers 2024

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Tony Evans

Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship

Dr. Tony Evans is founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, founder and president of The Urban Alternative, former chaplain of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and present chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.

Keynote Speaker

Ken Ham

Founder & CEO, Answers in Genesis

Ken Ham is the founder and CEO of Answers in Genesis and its two popular attractions: the acclaimed Creation Museum and the internationally known Ark Encounter, which features a life- size 510-foot-long Noah’s Ark—sometimes described as the “8th Wonder of the Modern World.” Each year, the two attractions host over 1.5 million guests. A much-in-demand Christian speaker and interview guest, Ham became well known throughout America for his 2014 evolution/creation debate with Bill Nye, TV’s “The Science Guy.” Ham hosts the daily radio program Answers, now on 1,000 stations. He’s also the founder of the award-winning Answers magazine. In 2020, Ham launched Answers TV, an ambitious streaming service. His website of AnswersInGenesis.org has twice won the top award from the National Religious Broadcasters for best website.

A prolific blogger and author of more than 30 books, Ham’s newest releases are Divided Nation (about today’s culture wars) and the devotional commentary Creation to Babel.

Ken and his wife Mally have 5 children and 18 grandchildren, 1 greatgrandchild, and reside in Northern Kentucky.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Derwin L. Gray

Lead Pastor, Transformation Church

Dr. Derwin L. Gray is the co-founding and Lead Pastor of Transformation Church, just outside of Charlotte, NC. He is also the author of several books, including “How to Heal Our Racial Divide: What the Bible Says, and What the First Century Christians Knew about Racial Reconciliation."

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Eric Mason

Founder & Lead Pastor, Epiphany Fellowship Church

Dr. Eric Mason is the founder and lead pastor of Epiphany Fellowship Church in Philadelphia, PA. He is married to Yvette and has three sons - Immanuel, Nehemiah, and Ephraim - and one living daughter - Amalyah. Dr. Mason has been graced by God to preach and teach at churches and conferences in the US and abroad. He is the recipient of multiple earned degrees, including a BS in Psychology from Bowie State University, a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Doctoral degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

He is the founder and President of Thriving, an urban resource organization committed to developing leaders for ministry in the urban context. Dr. Mason has written several books, including Manhood Restored, Woke Church, Beat God to the Punch, Unleashed, Urban Apologetics, and Nehemiah For You. After over two decades of gospel ministry, Dr. Mason is known for his unquenchable passion for seeing the glory of Jesus Christ.

Keynote Speaker

Joel Cliff Gregory, PhD

Professor at Baylor’s Truett Seminary, President of Joel Gregory Ministries.

Dr. Joel C. Gregory holds the George W. Truett Endowed Chair of Preaching and Evangelism at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. He is also Director of the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Baylor’s Truett. In 2018 he was named one of the “Twelve Most Effective Preachers in the English Language” by a poll of more than 500 professors of preaching in American seminaries and universities. The same year he was also recognized by the E.K. Bailey International Conference as a “Living Legend.” In 2019 his peers at Baylor University, the oldest university in Texas and the world’s largest Baptist University, named him an Outstanding Professor.

Keynote Speaker

Rev. Dr. Charlie E. Dates

Senior Pastor, Progressive Baptist Church of Chicago

Dr. Dates is a contributing author to Letters To A Birmingham Jail, and Say It: Celebrating Expository Preaching in the African American Tradition. His first single-authored book on Christianity and Social Justice is forthcoming. Dr. Dates serves as an Affiliate Professor at both Baylor University - George W. Truett Theological Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and a Master of Divinity and PhD of Historical Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

Summit & Expo Speakers

Dr. Darrell L. Bock

Executive Director and Senior Research Professor, Dallas Theological Seminary

Rev. James T. Meeks

Senior Pastor, Salem Baptist Church in Chicago


Chrystal Hurst

Priscilla Shirer

Jonathan Evans

Dr. Conway Edwards

Matt Chandler

Dr. Ramesh Richard


2021 Kingdom Leaders Summit

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