Steve DemmeSpeaker Bio
Steve and his wife Sandra have been married since 1979. They have been blessed with four sons, three lovely daughters-in-law, and three special grandchildren. Their fourth son John has Downs Syndrome and lives with them in Lititz, PA.
Steve has served in full or part time pastoral ministry for many years after graduating from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has served on the board of Joni and Friends Eastern PA. He is the creator of Math-U-See and the founder of Building Faith Families.
Rev. Dr. Joe BootSpeaker Bio
Rev. Dr. Joe Boot
Rev. Dr. Joseph Boot (M.A., PhD) is a Christian thinker, cultural theologian, noted Christian apologist, founder of the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity (EICC) and founding pastor of Westminster Chapel in Toronto. Proud to call Canada home, Joseph is originally from Great Britain and has worked in the fields of Christian apologetics and church leadership for over twenty years on both sides of the Atlantic. He has spoken and guest lectured all over the world at numerous university student events, seminaries, churches, colleges, and conferences. He regularly addresses pastors and Christian leaders as well as academic, medical, legal, and political professionals in the English speaking nations and has publicly debated leading atheistic thinkers and philosophers in Canada and the United States.
Joe did his undergraduate studies in Theology (Birmingham Christian College, U.K), earned his Master’s degree in Mission Theology with a focus on the philosophy of culture and apologetics (University of Manchester U.K), and holds a PhD in Christian Intellectual Thought (Whitefield Theological Seminary, Florida, USA). A contributing author to Thomas Nelson’s major Christian apologetics volume, Beyond Opinion, Joe’s own apologetic works include Searching for Truth (Crossway), Why I Still Believe (Baker), and How Then Shall We Answer (New Wine). His most noted contribution to Christian thought, The Mission of God (Wilberforce Publications/Ezra Press), is a systematic work of cultural theology/philosophy exploring the biblical worldview as it relates to the Christian’s mission in the world. His latest published volumes, Gospel Culture and Gospel Witness further develop this theme and serve as an introduction to a scriptural worldview and a Christian philosophy of culture.
Joe serves as Senior Fellow for the cultural and apologetics think-tank truthXchange in Southern California; is Senior Fellow of cultural philosophy for the California based Centre for Cultural Leadership; and is director of the annual Wilberforce Academy training program (Christian Concern) in Cambridge U.K, as well as faculty for the Alliance Defending Freedom’s Blackstone Legal Academy in Washington DC. In 2011 he was recognized by Toronto’s Centre for Mentorship and Theological Reflection as ‘Best Preacher Apologist’ for his contribution to apologetic and expository preaching. Joe is general editor of the Ezra Institute’s journal, Jubilee, and is founding chancellor of Westminster Classical Christian Academy in Toronto. The Ezra Institute’s new Centre for Reformational Culture is on the Niagara Peninsula in Grimsby, Ontario, where research, publishing and new programs of study are being developed. Joe is married to Jenny and they have three children: Naomi, Hannah, and Isaac.
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