Special Guest Speaker - Gordon MacDonald
Dr. Gordon MacDonald will be our keynote speaker on Friday evening (7 p.m.) at the Opening Worship Session.
Pastor MacDonald is an author, speaker, and teacher. He serves as editor-at-large of Leadership Journal and as chancellor of Denver Seminary. “I am in that stage of life,” he says, “when I feel the call to be a spiritual father to a younger generation.”
Dr. MacDonald was a pastor for more than forty years, 21 of those years at Grace Chapel, Lexington, Massachusetts. He also led other congregations in New York City, Southern Illinois and Kansas. For three years MacDonald was president of Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship.
He has written 20 books and co-authored others with his wife, Gail. Perhaps his best known title has been Ordering Your Private World which won the Gold Medallion and the Platinum Awards from the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association. He writes regularly for Leadership Journal and also writes a monthly column which appears on the LeadershipJournal.net website. A Resilient Life was released in early 2005. More recent books include Who Stole My Church (Jan, 2008), Building Below the Waterline (May 2011), and Going Deeper, which was released in 2011. A new book, BeScrooged, co-written with his son Mark, was published in December, 2015.
Dr. MacDonald is a former Chairman of the Board of World Relief Corporation, an NAE-associated relief and development organization. He also speaks frequently at church leadership events both in the US and around the world.
Fifty-six years married, Gordon and Gail MacDonald live in Concord, New Hampshire.