SBC 2011 B21 Panel Bio: Dr. John Piper

We at B21 are very excited to welcome Dr. John Piper as one of our panelists for this year’s SBC luncheon panel event. Piper and his wife Noël have five children and an ever growing number of grandchildren. Modeling longevity in the pastorate, Piper has served as Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota for over thirty-one years.

In addition to his influential preaching ministry (access Piper’s sermon archive and many other resources at, John Piper’s extensive writing ministry will also be well-known to our luncheon attendees. Throughout the years, Piper has penned over thirty books including popular and influential works like: Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist, Brothers, We Are Not Professionals, Don’t Waste Your Life, and of special importance due to our focus on mission for this year’s panel, Let the Nations Be Glad! The Supremacy of God in Missions.

The authors of B21 are already indebted to John Piper for teaching us about joy, about missions, about God’s passion for His own glory, about God’s supremacy in all things, about appreciating great thinkers of the past like Jonathan Edwards, and on and on we could go. We are now further indebted to him because of his willingness to be a part of this year’s B21 panel event. Make plans to join us at the SBC in Arizona, as John Piper and other influential leaders help us think through how to be on mission for God’s great glory!


About the B21 Panel SBC2011:

When: June 14th, during the SBC lunch break (roughly 12pm-1pm)

Where: Phoenix Convention Center (PCC), West Building in Room 301A

What: A lunch panel discussion on Mission, the SBC, and more…

Who: Danny Akin, Kevin Ezell, Albert Mohler, John Piper, and David Platt

Registration Details:

–       General Registration (April 26th – June 10th) – $15

Note: This $15 will include a lunch.  We understand that $15 may seem high, but it is an average price at convention centers.  We are not doing this to make money. In fact, we are attempting to raise money with sponsors to keep the cost at $15. Lunch in Phoenix downtown area will be costly, why not spend the time at a lunch listening to men like John Piper and David Platt talk about critical issues for the church. Thanks for considering this and we hope to see you there!!