Dr. Jerry Vines (BA, Mercer University; ThD, Luther Rice Seminary) retired as pastor of First Baptist Church, Jacksonville FL, where he served for 40 years. He served two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention. He and his wife, Janet, have four adult children.
Dr. Jim Shaddix (BS, Jacksonville State University; MDiv, DMin, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary) served as an assistant professor of preaching at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1997, he and his wife, Debra, founded Burning Heart Ministries, I