Key Speakers for 2019
Nancy Pearcey is heralded as “America’s preeminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual” (The Economist). Currently she is professor of apologetics and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University and a fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Formerly an agnostic, Pearcey studied in Switzerland under Francis Schaeffer.
Dwight Smith is the founder of Saturation Church Planting International. He currently works with a growing number of church leaders around the world. Dwight's passion is to see the leadership in the church today follow the biblical theology of leadership so that the whole body of Christ is mission mobilized.
Dennis McCallum is a lead pastor and director of the Xenos campus ministry. A graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary, Dennis has authored several books, including Discovering God, Walking in Victory, Members of One Another, and co-authored Organic Discipleship. Dennis and his wife, Holly, have three children.
Jim Leffel is a Xenos elder and teacher. He publishes essays on Christianity and contemporary culture and speaks at university, missionary and church groups. He earned degrees in philosophy at the Ohio State University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife, Linda, lead a home group and have two children.
James Rochford is a lead pastor at Xenos Christian Fellowship. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with his Masters in Theological Studies and is the author of Too Good To Be True?, Endless Hope or Hopeless End, and Evidence Unseen. James and his wife, Duyen, also lead a Bible study for college students near OSU. They have two sons.