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2019 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Ed Stetzer, Ph.D.

Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair for Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College. Ed also serves as the Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center, as Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership, and as Regional Director of Lausanne North America. Stetzer is the interim teaching pastor at Moody Church, a historic congregation in downtown Chicago and the teaching pastor at Highpoint Church. Ed is a prolific author, and well-known conference speaker. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written a dozen books and hundreds of articles.


Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN.

Stetzer hosts Ed Stetzer Live, a weekly national Moody Radio show airing on over 70 media outlets nationwide.

Stetzer is the interim teaching pastor at Moody Church, a historic congregation in downtown Chicago.


Stetzer has written the following books:


  • Christians in the Age of Outrage: How to Bring Our Best When the World is at Its Worst (2018),

  • Igrejas Que Transformam O Brasil (Churches that Transform Brazil, with Sergio Queiroz, 2017),

  • The Mission of the Church: Five Views in Conversation (with Stephen B. Bevans, Darrell L., 2016),

  • Planting Missional Churches: Your Guide to Starting Churches that Multiply (with Daniel Im, 2016),

  • Transformational Groups (with Eric Geiger, 2014),

  • Subversive Kingdom: Becoming Agents of Gospel Transformation (2012),

  • The Mission of God Study Bible (with Philip Nation, 2012),

  • Compelled: Living the Mission of God (with Philip Nation, 2011),

  • MissonShift: Mission Issues in the Third Millennium (with David J. Hesselgrave, 2010),

  • Transformational Church (with Thom Rainer, 2010),

  • Spiritual Warfare & Missions (with Jerry Rankin, 2010),

  • Viral Churches: How Church Planters Can Become Movement Makers (with Warren Bird, 2010),

  • Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and Churches that Reach Them (with Richie Stanley and Jason

    Hayes, 2009),

  • Compelled by Love: The Most Excellent Way to Missional Living (with Philip Nation, 2008),

  • 11 Innovations in the Local Church (with Elmer Towns and Warren Bird, 2007),

  • Comeback Churches: How 234 Churches Turned around and Yours Can Too (with Mike Dodson, 2007),

  • Planting Missional Churches (2006),

  • Breaking the Missional Code: Your Church Can Be a Missionary in Your Community (with David Putman,


  • Perimeters of Light: Biblical Boundaries for the Emerging Church (with Elmer Towns, 2004),

  • Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age (2003)


2019 Keynote - Dr. Ed Stetzer
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