The CPT's First Fellowship pulls together a theologically diverse group of evangelical pastor theologians from across the country. The First Fellowship includes representation from the Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Anglican, Messianic Jewish, Baptist, Wesleyan, and independent Bible church traditions.

Fellowship Members

Dr. Scott Hafemann (CPT Senior Theological Mentor, First Fellowship)
Reader in New Testament School of Divinity, St. Mary’s College
University of Saint Andrews

Dr. Todd Wilson (CPT Co-Founder and Board Chairman)
PhD in New Testament, Cambridge University
Senior Pastor at Calvary Memorial, Oak Park, IL

Dr. Bill Barker
PhD Old Testament, Cambridge University
Senior Pastor at Life Point Church, Quincy, IL

Dr. David Morlan
PhD Theology and Religion, Durham University
Co-founder and Pastor of Fellowship Denver, Denver, CO

Dr. David Rudolph
PhD New Testament, Cambridge University
Director of Messianic Jewish Studies at The King’s University in Southlake, TX

Gerald Hiestand (CPT Co-Founder and Executive Director)
PhD Candidate Classical Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury
Senior Associate Pastor, Calvary Memorial Church, Oak Park, Il

Rev. Jay Thomas
ThM,  Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
Lead Pastor, Chapel Hill Bible Church, Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Jim Samra
PhD New Testament, Oxford University
Senior Pastor at Calvary Church, Grand Rapids, MI

Dr. Joel Lawrence
PhD in Theology, Cambridge University
Senior Pastor, Central Baptist Church, St. Paul, MN

Dr. Joel Willitts
PhD in New Testament, Cambridge University
College Ministries Pastor, Christ Community Church, St. Charles, IL

Dr. John Yates
PhD New Testament, Cambridge University
Rector, Holy Trinity Church, Anglican, Raleigh, NC

Dr. Preston Sprinkle
PhD New Testament, Aberdeen University
Professor of NT at Eternity Bible College, Pastor at Cornerstone Church, CA

Dr. Stephen Witmer
PhD New Testament, Cambridge University
Pastor at Pepperell Christian Fellowship in Pepperell, MA

Dr. T. Ryan Jackson
PhD in New Testament, Cambridge University
Senior Pastor at The Capital Church, Garner, NC

Dr. Trygve Johnson
PhD in Theology, University of St. Andrews
Hinga-Boersma Dean of the Chapel at Hope College, Holland, MI

Dr. Nicholas Ellis
DPhil in Theology, University of Oxford
Director, Academic Partnerships, The Emmanuel Foundation, Chapel Hill, NC

Jonathan Cummings
MA Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Pastor of Local and Global Outreach, Calvary Memorial Church

Dr. Charles Anderson
PhD in New Testament, Cambridge University
Lead Pastor, Redeemer, Indianapolis, IN

Tim Fox
PhD in New Testament, University of St. Andrews
Senior Pastor, Christ the King Presbyterian, Austin, TX

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