Kevin DeYoung (PhD, University of Leicester) is senior pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, board chairman of The Gospel Coalition, and assistant professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte). He has authored numerous books, including Just Do Something. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have eight children: Ian, Jacob, Elizabeth, Paul, Mary, Benjamin, Tabitha, and Andrew.
Buster Brown is a Council member of The Gospel Coalition and has been the senior pastor of East Cooper Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina since 1982. Pastor Brown earned his B.A. in history from The Citadel and then spent two years as a Journeyman missionary with the IMB in Singapore. Following his time overseas, Pastor Brown studied at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he went on to earn his M.Div. in 1981.
Richard Phillips is a Council member of The Gospel Coalition and has been the senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, South Carolina since 2007. After earning his B.A. from the University of Michigan, and M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, Dr. Phillips served as an officer in the US Army. Dr. Phillips then went on to earn his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary and his Doctorate of Divinity from Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Andy Davis is a Council member of The Gospel Coalition and has been the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina since 1998. He earned a degree in engineering from MIT and while working as an engineer, Andy began seminary at Gordon-Conwell where he earned his M.Div. in 1990. He and his family followed the call of the Lord to Japan where they were involved in church planting through the IMB. In 1998, Dr. Davis graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, with a Ph.D. in Church History.
Philip Pinckney is the Lead Pastor of Radiant Church and the Executive Director of 1Charleston. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina and went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps. Philip went on to study at Westminster Seminary and will complete his Master’s degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.