REV. JEREMY MEEKS
Director of the Chicago Course on Preaching and Lead Instructor
Jeremy is Pastor of Hope Community Church in West Nashville, Tennessee, which he has pastored since 2011. Previously, he served as a church planting missionary in Nicaragua. He earned a BS from Liberty University, an MA in Bioethics from Trinity Graduate School, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theological Ethics from TrinityCollege Bristol. In addition to his pastoral duties, Jeremy has taken on leadership for the Latin America workshops and Spanish-language initiatives for the Charles Simeon Trust.
REV. DR. K. EDWARD COPELAND
Associate Director of the Chicago Course on Preaching and Lead Instructor
Ed serves as pastor of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Rockford, Illinois. He earned a JD from the University of California, an MDiv from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California, and a DMin from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has taught for the National Baptist Convention of America, USA Inc., as well as district associations, conventions, and conferences throughout the nation and across denominational lines. He is author of Riding in the Second Chariot: A Guide for Associate Ministers. He also serves on the council of The Gospel Coalition.
OTHER INSTRUCTORS INCLUDE:
REV. DAVID R. HELM
Lead Pastor (Hyde Park), Holy Trinity Church in Chicago
David serves as the lead pastor of the Hyde Park congregation of Holy Trinity Church in Chicago and as Chairman of the Board of the Charles Simeon Trust, an organization dedicated to the sound preaching of God’s Word. A graduate of Wheaton College, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, David is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and serves on the council of The Gospel Coalition. For Crossway, he authored 1 & 2 Peter and Jude, The Big Picture Story Bible, and contributed to Preach the Word: Essays on Expository Preaching in Honor of Kent Hughes. He also authored One-to-One Bible Reading for Matthias Media and the 9Marks volume Expositional Preaching.
REV. DR. ROBERT S. KINNEY
Director of Ministries, Charles Simeon Trust
Robert serves as the Director of Ministries for the Charles Simeon Trust. Robert earned a BA in Early Christian Literature at the University of Chicago, an MS in Communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a PhD in New Testament at the University of Bristol. His dissertation was published in the WUNT II series by Mohr Siebeck as Hellenistic Dimensions of the Gospel of Matthew. He served as a pastoral intern at Holy Trinity Church in Chicago for six years and as the University Minister in the Hyde Park congregation for two years. He is ordained in the PEAR and presently serves at Christ Church in Vienna, Austria.
REV. ROMELL WILLIAMS, JR.
Pastor, Lillydale Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago
Romell serves as Pastor of Lilydale Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. He was educated at the historical Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, and is a graduate of Trinity International University. He is a speaker affiliated with Cutting It Straight, the Barnabas Brotherhood Conference, the Issachar Conference, the Bible Exposition Conference, and the Moody Bible Institute. Romell currently serves as the Associate Director of Workshops for the Charles Simeon Trust.