We’ve assembled a panel of trusted experts to help us unpack the time-honored biblical parenting principles found in FamilyLife’s Art of Parenting
Alistair Begg is the senior pastor of Parkside Church in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. He has authored numerous books, and his Bible teaching is featured on Truth for Life, a nationally-syndicated radio program. He and his wife, Susan, have three grown children.
Harold Davis serves as an associate minister at Canaan Baptist Church of Urbana, Illinois. He holds Master of Ministry and Doctor of Ministry degrees with honors from Bethany Theological Seminary. Harold has authored several books, including Never Alone, Can I Call You Soldier?, and the TALKS Mentoring curriculum series. He and his wife, Ollie, have five adult children.
Ron Deal is an author, conference speaker, and family therapist. He is founder and president of As For Me And My House Ministries and serves as director of FamilyLife Blended. His books include The Smart Stepfamily, The Smart Stepmom (co-authored with Laura Petherbridge), The Smart Stepdad, and Dating and the Single Parent. Ron and his wife, Nan, are parents to three sons.
Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Hope College and received his MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Kevin is an author and member of The Gospel Coalition Council. He and his wife, Trisha, have seven children.
Elyse Fitzpatrick holds a certificate in biblical counseling from Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation, and an MA in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored 23 books on daily living and the Christian life and is a frequent speaker at women’s conferences. She and her husband, Phil, have three adult children.
Danny Huerta is a licensed clinical social worker and counselor and serves as the vice president of the Parenting and Youth department at Focus on the Family. He and his wife, Heather, have two children.
Alex Kendrick is a Christian film writer, actor, and producer. He is the co-founder of Sherwood Pictures and Kendrick Brothers Productions. He is the co-author of several books, including The Love Dare and The Resolution for Men. Alex and his wife, Christina, have six children.
Stephen Kendrick is a Christian film writer, actor, and producer. He is the co-founder of Sherwood Pictures and Kendrick Brothers Productions. He is the co-author of several books, including The Love Dare and The Resolution for Men. Stephen and his wife, Jill, have six children.
Tim & Darcy Kimmel
Tim & Darcy Kimmel have been married 41 years. Tim is the founder and Executive Director of Family Matters, which develops resources for families and churches, and conducts conferences across the country. He is also author of Grace Based Parenting and Grace Filled Marriage. Darcy has co-authored several books on parenting, grandparenting, and family relationships, and is a writer for Family Matters Blog. The Kimmels have four grown children and numerous grandchildren.
Bryan and Korie Loritts
Bryan and Korie Loritts serve on the FamilyLife Weekend to Remember speaker team. Bryan is lead pastor at Abundant Life Christian Fellowship of Silicon Valley, California. Korie has worked in various facets of the broadcasting industry and is a full-time mom to their three children.
Jeff Louie received his ThM and PhD from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has over 25 years of pastoral experience and has been an associate professor at Western Seminary since 2004. Jeff is a founding council member of The Gospel Coalition. He and his wife, Judy, have two grown daughters.
Meg Meeker is a pediatrician, wife, mother, speaker, and best-selling author. Her books include Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters; Strong Mothers, Strong Sons; The Ten Habits of Happy Mothers; and Boys Should Be Boys. She is an authority on teens and children’s health issues. She and her husband, Walter, share a medical practice in northern Michigan and have four grown children.
Fred and Judy Mok
Fred and Judy Mok serve on the staff of Garden City Church of Santa Clara, California. Fred has a BS in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and an MDiv from Western Seminary. Before serving in vocational ministry, he was a project manager for IBM and Hitachi. Judy studied at UC Berkeley and is a stay-at-home mom to their four children.
Dennis and Barbara Rainey
Dennis and Barbara Rainey are authors, speakers, and cofounders of FamilyLife®. Their 43+ years of leadership enabled FamilyLife to grow into more than 109 countries. The Raineys have spoken at over 150 Weekend to Remember® marriage getaways and authored or co-authored more than 35 books, including best-seller Moments Together for Couples and Building Your Mate’s Self-Esteem. They have six grown children and an impressive number of grandchildren.
Eric and Erikah Rivera
Eric and Erikah Rivera share a passion for cultivating healthy marriages and families. Eric is the Lead Pastor at The Brook, a multi-ethnic church in Chicago. He received his MDiv and PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Erikah received her BA from Moody Bible Institute and also serves in the church. The Riveras have three children.
Jessica Thompson speaks at women’s conferences and homeschooling conferences. She co-authored Give Them Grace with her mother, Elyse Fitzpatrick. Jessica and her husband, Cody, have three children.
Dave and Ann Wilson
Dave and Ann Wilson are nationally-known speakers, authors, and hosts of FamilyLife Today®. Cofounders of Kensington Church—a national, multicampus church that hosts more than 14,000 visitors every weekend—the Wilsons are the creative force behind DVD teaching series The Survival Guide To Parenting and authors of Vertical Marriage. The Wilsons live in the Detroit area and have three grown sons.
Susan Yates, author and speaker, has written and contributed to numerous books including And Then I Had Kids, Encouragement for Parents of Teens and Preteens, and Raising Kids with Character That Lasts. She and her husband John, who serves as the Senior Pastor of The Falls Church in Falls Church, Virginia, have been married 47 years and have five children and a number of grandchildren.
Leslie Barner is the senior director of content development for FamilyLife. She is the author of numerous articles and several books, and has overseen the development of numerous resources, including The Art of Marriage®, Stepping Up®, and Passport2Identity™. Leslie and her husband, Aubrey have four grown daughters and a number of grandchildren.
Janel Breitenstein is an author and blogger who has contributed to numerous resources for FamilyLife. She and her husband, John, have four children and serve with Engineering Ministries International, a development organization that provides design and construction services for the poor around the world.
Tim Grissom is the senior editor and director of FamilyLife Publishing. He has written numerous articles and has contributed to and co-authored several books, including Seeking Him and Imitating Jesus. Tim and his wife, the late Janiece, have four grown children.
Phil Vischer is a filmmaker and creator of the successful children’s series, VeggieTales. He also authored the book, Me, Myself & Bob, and produced What’s in the Bible?, a 13-part DVD series. He and his wife, Lisa, have three adult children.