Shane Stanford (MA, Duke University; Doctorate, Asbury Theological Seminary) is Senior Pastor of a 5,000+ member church in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Stanford is the author of numerous books, including The Seven Next Words of Christ, The Cure for the Chronic Life, and The Eight Blessings: Rediscovering the Beatitudes. His memoir, A Positive Life, details his life as an HIV+ and HepC+ hemophiliac, husband, father, and pastor. He is the co-host of the Covenant Bible Study program, now used in over one thousand churches. Dr. Stanford married Dr. Pokey Stanford, and they have three daughters.
R. Brad Martin is the Retired Chairman and CEO of Saks Incorporated and Chairman of RBM Venture Company, a private investment company. Prior to his career at Saks, Mr. Martin served five terms as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives. He has a host of entrepreneurial, business, public service and philanthropic experience and currently serves on the Board of Directors of four public companiesFedEx Corporation, First Horizon National Corporation, Dillards, and Chesapeake Energy Corporation.