Dave FergusonDave Ferguson is an award-winning author, and the founding and lead pastor of Chicago’s Community Christian Church, a missional multi-site community considered one of the most influential churches in America. Community Church has 10 locations with more than 12,000 people who call it their church home. Dave is also the visionary for the international church-planting movement NewThing with more than 2,500 churches, and is president of the Exponential Conference, the largest church planting conference in the world with more than 10,000 in person attending in Orlando and other key cities each year, and more than 30,000 others attending online. Dave has authored or co-authored eight books including: The Big Idea, Exponential, On The Verge, Finding Your Way Back to God, Starting Over and Hero Maker. Dave and his wife Sue have three kids, Amy, Joshua and Caleb.
Jon Ferguson is the co-founding pastor of Community Christian Church in Chicagoland where he provides leadership in new ventures. In addition, Jon led in the launch of NewThing, a church-planting movement whose mission is to be a catalyst for movements of reproducing churches that includes over 2,500 churches and sites in the U.S. and abroad. Jon has co-authored Finding Your Way Back to God, with his brother Dave, which was recognized as a Resource of the Year by Outreach Magazine for 2016. Their follow-up book, Starting Over was released September 20, 2016. He has also co-authored The Big Idea and Exponential. He resides in the Lincoln Park Community of Chicago with his wife, Lisa, and their two children, Graham and Chloe.