The Jakarta2023 Conference
(in alphabetical order)
Ben Chen is the Regional Director of East and Southeast Asia and the former Director of Chinese Language at Third Millennium Ministries. He was the senior pastor of Orlando Chinese Evangelical Christian Church from 2004 to 2015.
Andrew is the CEO of City to City Australia, a church planting and leadership development agency linked to Tim Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York. This role enables him to work across denominational boundaries to be part of seeing a Gospel movement take hold of cities and regions across Australia, which is a driving passion for Andrew.
Andrew is also the Senior Minister of Christ Church Inner West, a multi-site church in Sydney, Australia. He has considerable experience in University ministries, served as Chaplain to Sydney University and regularly contributes on issues of theology, culture and the church on various media platforms. He is married to Catriona and they have three adult children.
Peter Liu is a pastor and mentor to pastors in China. Over the past decade, he has been involved in over 140 church plants across China.
Dr. Michael Oh has served for the past 10 years as Global Executive Director and CEO of the Lausanne Movement, founded by Billy Graham and John Stott, that since 1974 has been used by God as the primary convener, mission strategizer, and collaboration catalyzer for the global church. He leads a core leadership of 24 Regional Directors, 70 Global Issue Network Catalysts, and YLGen (Younger Leaders Generation), and the movement extends to 35,000 leaders in every nation on earth. He is also the founder and Board Chair of CBI Japan (cbijapan.org), which includes Christ Bible Seminary, church planting efforts, and various outreach ministries (including the Heart & Soul Café) in Nagoya, Japan.
Michael received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania where he also did his undergraduate degree and a master’s degree. His theological training (Master of Divinity) was received at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he was named Alumnus of the Year, and he also completed a master’s degree in Regional Studies East Asia at Harvard University. He has spoken at many conferences including Desiring God, Urbana, Cru, Cross Conference and The Gospel Coalition. He and his wife Pearl have 5 children.
David Platt serves as a pastor in metro Washington, D.C. He is the founder of Radical.
David received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of Don’t Hold Back, Radical, Follow Me, Counter Culture, Something Needs to Change, Before You Vote, as well as the multiple volumes of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series
Along with his wife and children, he lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Dr. Richard Pratt
Akshay Rajkumar is an author, publisher, and founding pastor of a church called Redeemer. He also serves as Co-Editor and founding council member for The Gospel Coalition India. He studied English literature at Delhi University (BA English) and completed biblical studies at Singapore Bible College (MDiv). He was born in Chennai and grew up in New Delhi, where he now lives with his wife Shruti, their daughters Mia and Lily, and a beagle named Bugsy. You can find him on Instagram @thewearysoulrejoices.
Dr. Philip Ryken
Dr. Philip Graham Ryken is the eighth president of Wheaton College, where he studied English literature and philosophy.
Dr. Ryken earned a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary and a doctorate in historical theology from the University of Oxford. He preached at Philadelphia’s historic Tenth Presbyterian Church from 1995 until his appointment at Wheaton in 2010.
President Ryken has published more than 50 Bible commentaries and other books and has served as a board member for The Gospel Coalition, the Lausanne Movement, and the National Association of Evangelicals. He has traveled to 35 countries on 6 continents to teach and preach the gospel.
Dr. Stephen Tong is founder and senior pastor of the Reformed Evangelical Church of Indonesia. He is also founder and president of Stephen Tong Evangelistic Ministries International, and he is author of numerous books, including Revelation and the Bible and Knowing God’s Will.