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.
Anthony Thaxton is the Producer and Director of Creative Design for Christ Church Global (a media outreach ministry of Christ Church - Memphis). A renowned painter and videographer throughout the Southeast USA, Anthony has received numerous awards and recognitions for his art and various productions. Anthony is also the Producer/Director of the United Methodist Hour, a TV/Radio ministry that airs in over 30 million homes, and he is the Executive Producer for We Believe in Memphis and You Matter, both ministries of Christ Church- Memphis.