John R. W. Stott (19212011) was known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist, and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant. His many books, including Basic Christianity, The Cross of Christ, and Christian Mission in the Modern World, have sold millions of copies.
Rick Warren is the founder of Saddleback Church and the author of New York Times bestseller The Purpose Driven Life and many other books. Regarded by Time Magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World," Warren is one of the most recognized and influential pastors in the world.