Thom Rainer: Young Influencer List, April 2016

As I mentioned previously, when we interviewed Brad Lomenick for the Rainer on Leadership podcast, we talked about his Young Influencer List and the reasons behind why he compiles such a list. Brad encouraged me to do the same—to find young influencers in our sphere and make our audience aware of how these young leaders are impacting others for Kingdom advancement. The qualifications are quite simple: under 40 and making a Kingdom difference.

Once again, the goal with this list is not to inflate the egos of those named, but to make you, the readers of, aware of the dozens and dozens of Christian leaders who are advancing the gospel in their respective spheres of influence. And while some pundits may sit back and claim Christianity is declining or dying, these leaders are clearly making a statement that it will not happen on their watch. They are passionate about Christ Jesus, His gospel, and taking it to the ends of the earth.

So without further adieu, here is this month’s young influencer list:

  • Amy Whitfield (@acwhit) – Director of Communications at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC – In addition to her role at SEBTS, this week Amy was named as an assistant parliamentarian for the SBC Annual Meeting this summer. She became the first woman selected for that position in the modern era of the denomination. She also co-hosts the SBC This Week podcast.
  • Johnnie Moore (@JohnnieM) – Author, President of The KAIROS Company, and International Spokesperson for the Museum of the Bible based in LA, NYC, and DC – Johnnie is a busy guy. A former senior vice president at Liberty University, he’s the author of several books including his latest entitled Defying ISIS.


Read more at Young Influencer List, April 2016.