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Dr. Bryan Chapell
Dr. Bryan Chapell is highly regarded in the evangelical community as a preacher, teacher, and author. Bryan has been featured on the Songtime broadcast as one of the “Many Voices” for the “One Message” through his sermons and interviews.
He began his ministry as a pastor, serving in over three churches before turning to teaching at Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.From 1994-2012, he served as the institution’s President. In 2013 Bryan became the senior Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, IL.
Bryan’s academic expertise is in homiletics (i.e., preaching). His book, Christ-Centered Preaching, is a standard text in seminaries worldwide. This influential book has been praised by academic journals and leading Christian magazines as the best current work on the value and methods of expository preaching.
Award-winning singer-songwriter Christa Wells writes deep-reaching, piano-driven songs about family, home, grief, and hope.
In 2006, Christa was named Songwriter of the Year by the Gospel Music Association for Natalie Grant’s recording of “Held.” Christa has written for and with a number of recording artists, such as Plumb, Selah, Sara Groves, Nicol Sponberg, and Point of Grace.
Michael Faircloth has been a recording artist, and Christian concert pianist for more than twenty years. He is an accomplished concert pianist who blesses audiences with his original arrangements of classical, traditional, and contemporary music. He currently serves as pianist/accompanist for The National Christian Choir.