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John Piper

John Piper

John Piper is founder and teacher of and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He is the author of more than fifty books, and more than thirty years of his preaching and writing are available free of charge at John and his wife, Noël, have five children and twelve grandchildren.


Bob Russell

Bob Russell

At just twenty-two years of age, Bob became the pastor of Southeast Christian Church. That small congregation of 120 members became one of the largest churches in America, with 18,000 people attending the four worship services every weekend in 2006 when Bob retired.   Now through Bob Russell Ministries, Bob continues to preach at churches and conferences throughout the United States, provide guidance for church leadership, mentor other ministers and author Bible study videos for use in small groups. An accomplished author, Bob has written over one-dozen books.

Bob and his wife Judy of 51 years have two married sons, Rusty and Phil.   Rusty is a Lead Pastor in Port Charlotte, Florida after serving at Southeast for many years. Phil is a Sergeant with the Louisville Metro Police Department and a deacon at Southeast Christian Church.   Bob and Judy have seven grandchildren with whom they enjoy spending their time.


H.B. Charles

H.B. Charles

Since 2008 H.B. Charles has served as pastor-teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida. Prior to joining the Shiloh Church, he led the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles for almost eighteen years. Succeeding his late father, Pastor Charles began his pastorate at Mt. Sinai at the age of seventeen, as a senior in high school.

Pastor Charles is the host of The On Preaching Podcast, a podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. He has three books with Moody Publishing entitled It Happens After Prayer, The Difference Jesus Makes, and On Preaching. Pastor Charles is also a regular guest speaker at various revivals, conferences, and conventions around the country and beyond.


Thom Rainer

Thom Rainer

Thom S. Rainer serves as president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, a 5,000 employee organization headquartered in Nashville. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama where he received his degree in business administration. He received both the master of divinity and the Ph.D. degrees from Southern Seminary. Dr. Rainer has served as pastor of four churches. He is also the former president of Rainer Group consulting. He served for twelve years as dean at Southern Seminary. Dr. Rainer has authored or co-authored 25 books.


What is Pipeline?

Pipeline is a conference that focuses on the importance of developing leaders in every church ministry and context. Every leader who serves is an interim and has a shelf life. Is your church ready to replace them when they move on? We believe if you have developed a Leadership Pipeline, the answer will be yes.

Hands-On Training

Pipeline is unlike other church leadership events because it offers hands-on training and application that a staff can take home and begin implementing immediately. Our hope is to see hundreds of churches and ministries impacted and made healthier through it. We would love you to be part of it.

Main Event

Pipeline features plenary sessions as well as TED style presentations offering practical application and immediate implementation. After each session, there will be a Q&A moderated by the co-hosts of our popular 5 Leadership Questions podcast to answer attendee questions and offer clarity.

Coaching Days

Coaching Days are designed to help church leadership teams develop a leadership pipeline and plan for succession at every level in their churches. Participants will inventory their leaders, explore how leadership development occurs, and examine how to provide quality content and training. Seating is limited as Coaching Days are smaller, more interactive environments.

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