Chad Vegas is the founding pastor of Sovereign Grace Church in Bakersfield, CA, where he has served since 2006. He is a founding board member and Chairman of RADIUS International. Chad speaks regularly at conferences on Missions and Missiology as well as writing material for RI.
Chad received his M.A. from Talbot School of Theology. He also spent nearly two decades in public school education as both a teacher and a Board member. He has been married to Teresa since 1994, and they have 2 children.
Pastor, Author, Founder/President of Desiring God
John Piper serves as founder and lead teacher at Desiring God and is chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, Piper served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, and he is a Council member of The Gospel Coalition. He has authored more than 50 books, and more than 30 years of his preaching and writing are available free of charge at desiringGod.org. Piper resides in the Minneapolis area with his wife of 51 years, and has five children and 14 grandchildren.
Mark has served as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church since 1994 and as president of 9Marks (a ministry to churches and church leaders) since its founding in 1998. He’s married to Connie and they have two adult children, both married, and one grandchild. Mark has authored a number of books, including 9 Marks of a Healthy Church.
Cross-Cultural Church Planter, President of RADIUS INTERNATIONAL
Brooks and his wife Nina were part of team that planted a church among the Yembiyembi people in Papua New Guinea.
In 2016, they returned to San Diego. Brooks is a main contributor to the RADIUS REPORT as well as various blogs on missiological topics.
Wayne and his wife Gail were part of a team that planted a church among the Biem people (a formerly unreached people group) of Papua New Guinea. He was recently named Director of RADIUS Asia and is currently developing a staff team in order to train the Asian Church for cross-cultural church planting.
Cross-Cultural Church Planter, Founder of RADIUS INTERNATIONAL
Brad and His wife Beth spent over 20 years planting a church among the Iteri people. Upon returning he identified the need for quality cross-cultural training for missionary candidates, and RADIUS was born. Brad is a primary contributor to the RADIUS REPORT, sought after Prospectives Speaker and primary church planting instructor at RADIUS International.