Ken Hemphill is the national strategist for Empowering Kingdom Growth, a joint initiative of the Southern Baptist Convention and LifeWay Christian Resources. He is the former president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He has written a number of books, including The Prayer of Jesus and Empowering Kingdom Growth. He resides in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
Richard Ross is the cofounder of the True Love Waits campaign. Having a Ph.D in youth ministry and authored over fifteen books in the field, he has served as a local-church youth pastor for over thirty years. Ross has appeared on the Today Show, Nightline with Ted Koppel, ABC Evening News, CNN Headline NEws, 48 Hours, and 20/20.