I love Acts 29 and all of the guys mentioned below, but I have to wonder what message they are sending with this conference invite. What about the pastor in the small town of the small congregation that is absolutely faithful? You tell me:
Mark Driscoll is the founding pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle that is pushing 7,000 in attendance. He is the co-founder and President of Acts 29 Network and author of multiple books. Dr. Ed Stetzer holds two doctorates and is Director of LifeWay Research and Missiologist in Residence in addition to his insightful books on church planting. He is considered to be the premier missiologist for church planting. Dr. Mark Dever holds a PhD from Cambridge and is the pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington D.C. He founded 9Marks Ministries and is the author of several books on church health. Darrin Patrick founded The Journey 5 years ago and is running 2,000 in attendance. He is pursuing his D.Min at Covenant Seminary and is Vice President of Acts 29 Network. D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author or coauthor of over 45 books, including the Gold Medallion Award-winning book The Gagging of God, and An Introduction to the New Testament.