About

Geoff Chang is associate pastor at Hinson Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon and is working on his PhD on Charles Spurgeon at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. You can follow him on Twitter at @geoffchang.

Mark Fugitt lives in an old house in a small town with his wife Laura and four children: Sahara, Crusoe, Atlas, and Hawke. He earned a BA in History from College of the Ozarks before going on to earn a MA in History at Missouri State University and a MTS at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Historical Theology. He is the Senior Pastor at Round Grove Baptist Church near Miller, Missouri and an Adjunct Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Missouri State University-West Plains. He also works for the Missouri Baptist Convention Multiplying Churches Team advocating replanting churches in rural communities. Follow him on Twitter at @markfugitt.

Jenny-Lyn de Klerk is the Puritan Project Assistant at Regent College in Vancouver (follow her on Instagram @puritanjenny) and blogs at jennylynsandra.wordpress.com. She is currently working on a PhD in historical theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Kansas City, MO). She and her husband JD are members of Richmond Alliance Church, where JD serves as the Associate Pastor.

Jesse Payne lives in Lewisville, TX, with his wife, Marissa, and daughter, Macy. He graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington (B.A. in English) where he also played baseball. He then graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX (MDiv) and is currently pursuing a PhD in Historical Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. He serves as the Discipleship Pastor at Lakeland Baptist Church. Follow him on Twitter at @jmpayne12.

Tyler Smiley is Associate Missions Pastor at Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville, GA, where he lives with his wife and two young boys (with another boy on the way!). He earned his MDiv from Denver Seminary, and is pursuing his PhD in Historical Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. Follow him on Twitter at @tylerhsmiley.