Born in Nashville, Tennessee, John Henson was educated in the Tullahoma Public Schools and attended David Lipscomb College, the University of Tennessee and Tennessee Bible College. A preacher and a writer since 1988, Henson has been the editor of a weekly, and a writer for a daily newspaper. He won the first-place award in news reporting from the Tennessee Press Association in 2007. That same year, he placed third in the “best spot news story” category. He currently preaches for the Grand Blanc church of Christ in Grand Blanc, Michigan and writes for The Fellowship Room, his congregation’s bulletin and contributes to Forthright Magazine. His articles have been published in The Gospel Advocate, The World Evangelist and Tennessee Valley Christian.
Michael Hildreth is a native of San Diego, California and was baptized there in 2000. He made the blessed decision in 2006 that he would dedicate his life to the preaching of the gospel and the growth of the Lord’s Church. He is a graduate of the Philippine Bible College (2008) and the Brown Trail School of Preaching (2010). He has taught the word of life in six U.S. States, Germany, India, and extensively in the Philippines. He has taken part in several gospel meetings, lectureships, missions, vacation Bible schools, radio preaching, and one public debate. He has been married to Myla since 2006 and they have three children together: Abraham, Apple and Beulah.
Charles Ivie was born in Baird, Texas in June 1946. He attended the Brown Trail School of Preaching and graduated in 1978. He has preached in Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Charles has been preaching in Tatum, New Mexico since 2004. He and his wife, Dena, have six children.
Marlin Kilpatrick was born in 1939. He and his wife, Sandra, have five grown children (three sons and two daughters). He attended Leesburg High School (class of ’58) and Lake-Sumter Junior College (1962-63), going on to graduate in 1987 from the Florida School of Preaching. Marlin has been a gospel preacher since 1965, serving congregations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. For over three decades, he has spoken on the radio broadcast, “The Gospel Truth.” He has participated in numerous gospel meetings, lectureships, and one public debate. His hobbies include woodworking and playing the trombone. Currently, Marlin works with the Lord’s church in Fruitland Park, Florida.
Randal Matheny serves the Word of God, encourages mission in the church and works with Forthright Press. He and his family have lived in Brazil since 1984. With degrees in Bible, communication, and missions, Randal speaks fluent Portuguese, is author of Choose!, editor of Forthright Magazine, and insists on writing poetry he says nobody reads. His ministry includes printed publications in Brazil, among them, several books, including a study book on Hebrews.
Ron Thomas has been married to the former Anne Lyon since August 1983 and they have two daughters, Jennifer (Thomas) Falkenheim and Nicole Thomas. Ron is a 1995 graduate of the East Tennessee School of Preaching. He currently serves as an elder and preacher at the Highway church of Christ in Sullivan, Illinois where he has worked since 1998.