John Henson was born in Nashville and attended David Lipscomb College, the University of Tennessee and Tennessee Bible College. He has been preaching since 1988, and also been a newspaper writer and editor. He won the first-place award in news reporting from the Tennessee Press Association in 2007. He preaches for the Grand Blanc church of Christ in Grand Blanc, Michigan.
Michael Hildreth is a native of San Diego, where he was baptized in 2000. He is a graduate of the Philippine Bible College (2008) and the Brown Trail School of Preaching (2010). Having lived in the Philippines, he continues to work closely with brethren there. He has conducted one public debate. He and his wife, Myla, have three children and he preaches for the church in Earth, Texas.
Charles Ivie is from Baird, Texas. He attended the Brown Trail School of Preaching, where he graduated in 1978 (while the school was still directed by Roy C. Deaver). He has preached in Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Since 2004, Charles has been preaching in Tatum, New Mexico, where he and his wife, Dena, live and work. They have six children.
Marlin Kilpatrick attended Lake-Sumter Junior College (1962-63) and graduated from the Florida School of Preaching (1987). He has been preaching since 1965 in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. He has held one public debate and had a radio broadcast for over thirty years. Marlin and his wife, Sandra, work with the Lord’s church in Fruitland Park, Florida. They have five children.
Randal Matheny and his wife, Vicki, have lived as missionaries in Brazil since 1984, where they raised their three children. He has degrees in Bible, communication, and missions, and is fluent in Portuguese. In addition to his preaching, Randal is an author, editor, and poet. He also prints Bible teaching material in Brazil and effectively uses online social media to help reach around the world with the gospel.
Ron Thomas graduated from the East Tennessee School of Preaching (recently renamed the Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies) in 1995. Since 1998, he has been preaching for the Highway church of Christ in Sullivan, Illinois, where he also serves as an elder. He and his wife, Anne, have two daughters.