Speakers Bureau

Apprentice -> Journeyman -> Craftsman. This is the path of training and growth that those who desire to be a craftsman follow. Discipleship to Jesus Christ follows the same path. Dallas believed we are always apprentices to Jesus, always training, always learning, always growing in Christlikeness.

The Speakers Bureau represents friends of Dallas who have been partners in training apprentices; fellow pilgrims in his efforts. We are providing this list as an easy way to connect with those who have apprenticed themselves to Christ as yokefellows with Dallas and have worked with him in such a way that we would consider them to be, what tradesmen would call “journeymen.”

We believe they are carrying-on Dallas’s legacy in Philosophy and Spiritual Formation and spreading the good news of how to fully live in the kingdom of God now. 

Please contact them directly with any questions or booking requests.
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Bill Hull

Bill Hull is a writer and discipleship evangelist calling the church to choose the life to which Jesus called every disciple. He has written many books on this subject, and spent twenty years working it out as a pastor. The core of Bill’s early writing was Jesus Christ...

Location: Southern California

Specialties

The Gospel and its relationship to discipleship, The Disciple Making Pastor, The Disciple Making Church

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Gary Black, Jr.

Gary Black Jr., Ph.D., is Professor of Theology at Azusa Pacific University. Prior to joining APU, Black enjoyed a successful business career as a partner in an international Wall Street investment firm. As a result, he brings a unique blend of real-world corporate leadership experience to his field of...

Location: Southern California

Specialties

Spiritual formation, leadership development, spiritual disciplines, contemporary theology and practice, church renewal, spiritual retreats, church consulting, living out the Divine Conspiracy in the workplace.

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Gary W. Moon

Gary W. Moon, M.Div., PhD, is the Executive Director of the Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture and the Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation at Westmont College. He also served as the founding director of the Renovaré International Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation and as a...

Location: Southern California

Specialties

Christian spiritual formation as relevant to: 1) a way of living; 2) the practice of psychotherapy, counseling and spiritual direction; and 3) burnout prevention. 

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J.P. Moreland

J. P. Moreland is Distinguished Professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University in La Mirada, California where he has taught for 25 years.  He has authored, edited, or contributed papers to ninety-five books, including Does God Exist? (Prometheus), Universals (McGill-Queen’s), Consciousness and the Existence of...

Location: Southern California

Specialties

Philosophy of Mind, Spiritual Formation, Metaphysics, Apologetics, Science and Christianity

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Jan Johnson

Jan is the author of twenty books, and more than a thousand Bible studies and magazine articles. Many of her books are about spiritual formation: Invitation to the Jesus Life, Abundant Simplicity, Enjoying the Presence of God and When the Soul Listens.   Her Bible studies include the Spiritual...

Location: Southern California

Specialties

Abundant Simplicity, Quiet Day: Trusting God for Everything (Psalm 23), Hearing God, How to Love Your Difficult Neighbor (Living without Contempt)  (based on Dallas’s teaching in chapter 7 of The Divine Conspiracy on this topic with additional practice ideas, exercises and reflections), Enjoying the Presence of God, Meditation and Contemplation: Trusting God for Everything.   (See all:  Retreats and Conferences.)

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Keith Matthews

Dr. Keith J. Matthews is Chair of the Graduate Ministry Department, Interim Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, and Professor of Practical Theology at Azusa Pacific Seminary. He is a 25 year pastoral practitioner in diverse contexts, serving churches from coast to coast. He is also an Adjunct Professor at...

Location: Southern California

Specialties

Christian Formation and Leadership, Contemporary Cultural Issues in Ministry

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Keith Meyer

Keith Meyer (D.Min., M.Div.) is Lead Pastor of Hope Covenant Church, St. Cloud, MN. He is an adjunct professor at Denver Seminary, and is also a speaker, teacher, and retreat leader through his organization, Becoming the Change Ministries. He provides individualized coaching for the personal formation of...

Location: The Twin Cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN

Specialties

Jesus: Teacher in Life’s Classroom, Becoming the Change: Spiritual Formation for Individuals, Groups, Organizations & Churches, Ministry & Marketplace Leader’s Soul Care, Holy Habits, The Virtues, Listening & Intercessory Prayer, Creating an Individual & Corporate Rule of Life, Finding Your True Self & Life’s Sealed Orders, Human Identity: Gender, Sexuality & Jesus, Life and Ministry in Jesus’ End of the Boat, Doing & Being for Becoming, Walking in Christ’s Wisdom, Power and Love, Ministry & Your Marriage

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Kent Carlson

Kent Carlson is the founding pastor (1984) and co-senior pastor (with Mike Lueken) of Oak Hills Church in Folsom, California.  He is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is the co-author (with Mike Lueken) of Renovation of the Church (InterVarsity Press, 2011).  He has been actively involved in...

Location: Northern California

Specialties

The Kingdom of God.  What is the Gospel?  The Church at the end of Christendom.  Spiritual formation and mission in the church today.  Ambition.  Consumerism.  Success.  Balancing the practicalities of maintaining the organization of the church while rigorously seeking to develop an alternative community of Christ-followers who have embraced the call of the gospel.  How being a Cubs fan prepares one for life in the Kingdom of God.

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Mike Lueken

Mike Lueken has been a pastor at Oak Hills Church in Folsom, California for the past 17 years. He has a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Seminary in Deerfield, Ill. and is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. Mike co-authored the book Renovation of...

Location: Northern California

Specialties

Spiritual formation, How Transformation Actually Happens, The Integration of Mission, Formation and Community, Leading Congregations in Spiritual Formation, The Green Bay Packers.

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Steven L. Porter

Dr. Porter teaches theology, spiritual formation, and philosophical theology for the Institute for Spiritual Formation, Talbot School of Theology and at Rosemead School of Psychology (both of Biola University). He is the author of Restoring the Foundations of Epistemic Justification: A Direct Realist and Conceptualist Theory of Foundationalism and co-edited...

Location: Southern California

Specialties

Spiritual Formation, Discipleship to Jesus, Suffering and Growth, Spirituality and Missions, Psychology and Spiritual Change, Spiritual Formation as Evidence for God’s Existence, etc.

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Todd Hunter

Todd Hunter is the founding bishop of The Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others and the founding pastor of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Costa Mesa, CA. He is past President of Alpha USA and former National Director for the Association of Vineyard Churches. He is author of...

Location: Southern California

Specialties

Gospel; Kingdom; Apprenticeship to Jesus; Evangelism; How Church Can be a Spiritual Practice for Followers of Jesus; Temptation; Spiritual Formation for Leaders

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