Writers for smallgroup.com are seminary-trained, degree-laden professionals from LifeWay Christian Resources who put in just as much time as you would to create a study (maybe more).
Laura Magness is a content specialist for LifeWay’s Discipleship in Context and smallgroup.com. She has a B.A. in English and a minor in Religion from Samford University, and she has a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Drew Dixon is a discipleship strategist for LifeWay’s Discipleship in Context and smallgroup.com. Drew is also the editor-in-chief of GameChurch.com and writes for WORLD Magazine, Think Christian, Christ and Pop Culture, and Paste Magazine. He has a B.A. in Communications from West Texas A&M University and an MDIV in Christian Ministry from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Ken Braddy has led church education ministries for 20 years and is a veteran conference leader, speaker, blogger on groups (kenbraddy.com), and co-author of several books on group ministry. Through his work at LifeWay, he and his teams are responsible for the Bible study materials used by millions of people weekly. He and his wife teach a weekly Bible study at their church using Bible Studies for Life.
Rob Tims is a team leader and discipleship strategist for the custom content team at LifeWay. He is the author of Southern Fried Faith: Confusing Christ and Culture in the Bible Belt. He writes frequently at robtims.com about rightly understanding and applying the Bible according to its context, and he enjoys teaching and preaching the Bible. He is an associate professor of Liberty University Online. Rob has degrees from Furman University, Samford University, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Daniel Davis serves as the content editor for The Gospel Project for Adults and student pastor at Edgefield Baptist Church in Nashville, Tenn. He earned a Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.
Dr. Lynn H. Pryor has developed and written Bible studies for LifeWay for more than 20 years. He currently leads the team that produces adult resources for Bible Studies for Life. A graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the University of Houston, he has previously pastored and served churches in Texas.
G. Dwayne McCrary is the team leader for the adult and young adult Explore the Bible teams, leads two weekly Bible study groups for his church, and is an adjunct professor at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to LifeWay, he served for more than 20 years on church staffs in Texas and Tennessee. Dwayne has degrees from Dallas Baptist (BA), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MARE), and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (DEdMin).
Jeremy Maxfield is a writer and lead content editor for the adult discipleship team in the LifeWay Groups Ministry division. A graduate of the University of Georgia’s School of Journalism and of Beeson Divinity School, Jeremy has a passion for applying theological truth to daily life. For more than 10 years, he has been serving churches and ministries in every life stage through publishing, freelance writing, and pastoral staff positions. Jeremy and his family are actively involved at Fairview Church in Lebanon, Tenn., where he helps lead their Community Group ministry. Follow him on Twitter: @jrmaxfield.
Reid Patton is a Content Editor for the Custom Content Team at LifeWay Christian Resources, where he produces biblical small group studies for Discipleship In Context and smallgroup.com. Reid has a BA in theatre from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is currently pursuing his masters at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the thankful husband of Kristen and proud father of Ceile and serves with the Life Group leadership team at the Church at Station Hill in Spring Hill, Tennessee. In his free time, Reid likes reading, watching basketball, and going to record stores. You can find him on Twitter @jreidpatton.