Contributors

Micah Colbertcolbert-family-e1499024997201

Micah has spent the past 10 years making disciples as a missionary and church planter. Currently, he is serving as the Lead Pastor of Gospel Life Church, a multi-cultural, Reformed church in Buffalo, NY. One of his primary ministry passions is to help God’s people see how the Gospel influences, shapes and permeates all aspects of the Christian life. When he has free time, he loves spending time with his amazing family, reading all things related to the Puritans, drinking strong coffee, and attempting to knock off the rust from his jump shot.

Brandon Dyerbdyer-e1499024971285

Brandon has spent the last several years leading a church replanting effort at Windsor Christian Fellowship in Windsor, ME. The bulk of his workweek is joyfully spent preparing and preaching/teaching the Word of God to the people of God. As time allows (and depending on the season!), you could find him doing a variety of activities in the great state of Maine: skiing, golfing, motorcycling, or spending time with his family on the coast. If you’d like to keep up with Brandon on Twitter, follow him at @bcdyer.

Andrew Ellis

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Andrew is the husband of Amy and daddy of their three daughters.  He and his family live in Dallas, where he works in medical device sales.  They are members of Providence Church in Frisco.  Prior to relocating to Texas, they resided in Louisville, KY where Andrew had the immense privilege of studying at Southern Seminary.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, burying himself in a good book, drinking a quality cup of coffee, serving the local church, and opening their home to host others.

  Cory HigdonCory_Higdon

Cory is a PhD student at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a member of Ninth and O Baptist Church. He is married to Amelia and they have tow daughters, . Cory works in the Presidents office at Southern Seminary.

gallrein farms  Gabriel Hinerman

Gabriel was born in Huntington, WV and now makes Louisville, KY his home. He is married to Rebekah and they have one daughter, Charlotte. Gabriel is a pastor at Ninth & O Baptist Church in Louisville, KY.

Caleb Nedimyernedimyermini-16-2

Caleb is a graduate of Southern Seminary and a Replant Intern with Calvary Family of Churches in Colorado. He enjoys reading and learning on any subject but especially when it concerns Jonathan Edwards and Biblical Theology. When not studying or working, he loves exploring the Rocky Mountains with his family. He is a  marathoner and coffee snob(ish).

RileyFamily-40 Derek Riley

Derek Riley is a graduate of Union University with a BA in Biblical Studies/Languages and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity in Christian Ministry at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives in Louisville, KY with his wife Brittany and daughter Eleanor. Derek and Brittany are members of Ninth & O Baptist Church.

Jeremy StephensJeremy_Stephens

Jeremy is a graduate of Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, Central Baptist Theological Seminary, and is pursuing his certification with Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. He has been a youth pastor in both Minnesota and New Mexico as well as pastoring a revitalization ministry in Richfield, MN for 7 years.  He currently serves as Pastor of Outreach and Discipleship at Fourth Baptist Church in Plymouth, MN since 2015.  Jeremy enjoys reading, Minnesota sports, fishing on the lakes of Minnesota and spending time with family. Jeremy has been married to Sarah for 17 years, and they have 5 children.

    Zach Zajicek

Zach Zajicek was raised in a strong, Christian family.  And it was at Fourth Baptist Church in Minneapolis where he first heard and believed the Gospel message of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.  Never intending to become a pastor, he focused on sports and athletics in high school.  But “many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21).  It was during his junior and senior year of high school that God placed several key mentors in his life that would direct him towards the path of ministry and service to the church.

So, in 1997, he began studying for pastoral ministry at Maranatha Baptist University and jumped into a 10 year long ministry to teenagers. After finishing his Mdiv at Central Seminary, he served as solo pastor of a small Baptist Church in Iowa for 5 years.  Now, he serves as Associate Pastor at Norwood Heights Baptist Church in Palestine, Texas.  He and his wife Bethany have been joyfully married for 17 years and have seven children (ages 5-15).  Zach enjoys everything that has to do with reading, motorcycles, his family, athletics, and dreaming of the rock climber phenom he never was.