Scott, a graduate of Carson-Newman College (B.A.), Southeastern Baptist Theological Sem¬inary (M.Div. with Languages), and Regent University (Ph.D.), serves as Vice President of Global Strategic Mobilization at the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Before moving to Richmond, Virginia, Scott worked in southeast Asia, northern Africa, and Europe. He and his wife Janie have three sons and three grandsons.
Chuck McAlister presently serves as the Team Leader of Evangelism, Church Planting & Collegiate Ministries for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. He is an effective communicator, hosting the Promise of Hope broadcast and Adventure Bound Outdoors, a national award-winning outdoor television program. Chuck has been the pastor of churches in five states, and for seventeen years he served as the senior pastor of The Church at Crossgate Center, formerly Second Baptist Church, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was a charter board member of Baptist Global Response. Chuck is a graduate of Clemson University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Janice, his wife and ministry partner of 40 years. They are the parents of Chris and Jeff, and the proud grandparents of Ashlynn, Madilynn, and Braelynn.
After graduating from Mississippi College, Larry received a Masters degree in Education from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Masters in Agriculture from Mississippi State University and a Ph. D. in university administration from the University of Mississippi. He is married to Cheryl Keathley Cox and they have four children. Two are living with their families overseas and two in the USA. Larry and Cheryl served with the International Mission Board for 23 years in various leadership capacities. Presently, Larry lives in Rome, Georgia and serves as Senior Director, WinShape Foundation and Senior Director, Lifeshape.
Susie Hawkins lives in Dallas and has been actively involved in women’s ministry as a pastor’s wife, teacher and volunteer. She served as the Director of Women’s Ministry at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas and has taught a weekly Bible study for business women in downtown Dallas. She speaks at women’s events and is also a contributor to various publications, such as Voices Behind the Veil and the “Old Testament Commentary of the Women’s Evangelical Library”. She is the author of From One Ministry Wife to Another”. She has also taught courses for the Certificate Program at Southwestern Theological Seminary. Susie has an MA in Christian Leadership from Criswell College as well as an MA in Theology. She is married to O. S. Hawkins, president of GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention and is the mother of two married daughters, Wendy and Holly, as well as a grandmother of six.
Kathy is passionate about children’s ministry. She has served as volunteer children’s director at every church her husband, Mike, has served as pastor, including the congregation they have served since 2002, Circle Drive Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, Colo. She has led children’s choirs, written and directed children’s music/dramas, planned and directed church camp for kids, and overseen every aspect of the ministry. She also is passionate about the global hunger crisis and has actively led families at Circle Drive Baptist Church to set an example for their children in caring for the hungry. A graduate of Western Kentucky University, Kathy has been a full-time mom for most of her married life. She has thoroughly enjoyed being a “stay at home mom” and investing her life into the lives of her three daughters.