Speakers

Jim Wallace

J. Warner “Jim” Wallace is a Dateline-featured cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and best-selling author. He continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as a Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is also an adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University and a faculty member at Summit Ministries. J. Warner became a Christ-follower at the age of thirty-five after investigating the claims of the New Testament gospels using his skill set as a detective.

Here is what others are saying about J. Warner Wallace: 
“Jim Wallace has a unique way of helping people think logically about God and spiritual things. He thinks like a cop. Being a cold case homicide detective, he puts together the evidence for God in a way everyone can follow. I know Jim, have worked with him as a conference speaker and listen to him on the radio. Jim has a powerful and unique ministry for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
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Nancy Pearcey

Nancy Pearcey is the author of the recently released Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality. She is professor and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University and editor-at-large of the Pearcey Report. Her earlier books include The Soul of ScienceSaving LeonardoFinding Truth, and two ECPA Gold Medallion Award Winners: Total Truth and How Now Shall We Live (which was coauthored with Harold Fickett and Chuck Colson). A former agnostic, Pearcey has spoken at universities such as Princeton, Stanford, USC, and Dartmouth, and was hailed in The Economist as “America’s pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual.”
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Jerry Johnston

Dr. Jerry Johnston is a speaker, author, teacher, Transmedia Consultant and Director of the Christian Thinkers Society (CTS). Dr. Jerry Johnston, with a heart for pastors, youth, and the Gospel, has accomplished much as an author, communicator, filmmaker, and transmedia fundraiser. Dr. Jerry Johnston serves as the pastor and executive director of the CTS, an innovative apologetics ministry founded by his son, Jeremiah Johnston, PhD. CTS is a resident Institute of Houston Baptist University and specializes in numerous print and digital resources, debates, and apologetic conferences.
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Mike Miller

Mike Miller is a former skeptic who now has over 25 years of pastoral ministry experience, much of which has been in some of the most unreached places in America. Mike became a Christian while working as a pilot, and he immediately became a student of apologetics because of his desire to win his skeptical friends and associates to Jesus. He has earned two doctorates specializing in apologetic preaching and served on the faculty of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as Campus Pastor and professor of preaching. He has also lectured numerous times on pulpit apologetics and on how Christians can engage our culture in an effective manner. Mike currently serves as Senior Pastor of Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville, TX. He is married to Terri and has three grown children and three small grandchildren.

Tim Fuller

Dr. Timothy Roosevelt Fuller was born in Cleburne, Texas on November 14, 1967. He was saved at the age of 16 and immediately became active in his church. Early in life, he demonstrated a passion for ministry. A few years later, he was called to preach under the leadership of Rev. Dwight McKissic, Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, TX.

Dr. Fuller earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2007, he earned his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Since entering seminary, Rev. Fuller has served on multiple pastoral staffs and has often been called on to disciple and teach lay and associate ministers in the areas of Bible interpretation, exposition, theology, sermon development, and rhetoric. In spring of 2018, he earned a PhD in Preaching from Southwestern Baptist Seminary, the first African-American to graduate from the School of Preaching.

Dr. Fuller is currently a professor at Southern Bible Institute in Dallas, TX and teaches preaching adjunctively at Southwestern Seminary. He has conducted numerous workshops and seminars, locally, nationally, and internationally in Bible Interpretation, Expository Teaching and Preaching, and Old and New Testament Survey. He has taught in Manila, Philippines, and in Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam, India. Dr. Timothy Fuller currently serves as discipleship pastor at Destiny Church in Fort Worth and lives in Arlington, TX and has two adult children, D’Angela and Christian Fuller.

Eric Hernandez

Eric Hernandez is a dynamic, young, evangelistic and apologetically inclined pastor and teacher who has a passion for proclaiming the Gospel and defending his faith on theological and philosophical grounds. He is a licensed minister, certified formation therapist, and the new Apologetics Lead for Texas Baptists. Eric is well respected and sought after for his evangelistic messages, expository ability and insight into apologetics. He has spoken and debated on a public level at university and college campuses where he adamantly and adequately defends the Christian faith against atheist, agnostic and deistic professors of different worldviews. He holds an associate degree in social science, a bachelor degree in theology, a certificate in apologetics from Biola University, and is currently enrolled as a PhD student with Trinity Seminary. He is the founder of Eric Hernandez Ministries, which encompasses speaking engagements, apologetic seminars, weekend training courses and debates. He is married to Kendall Hernandez, and the two are the proud parents of Adyson Grace and Hudson Ryan.
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