GriefShare features leading authors, counselors, speakers, and pastors with years of expertise in grief recovery.
Dr. Tony Evans
Dr. Tony Evans is founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX; founder and president of The Urban Alternative; chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks; and author of over 100 books, booklets, and Bible studies. His beloved wife, Lois, passed away after battling a rare form of cancer.
Joni Eareckson Tada
Joni Eareckson Tada is an author, artist, broadcaster, and the founder and president of Joni and Friends Ministries. Her books and ministry reflect her experience of God’s love and grace since becoming a quadriplegic in a diving accident years ago. She has written over 50 books, including Heaven and When God Weeps.
Dr. Paul David Tripp
Dr. Paul David Tripp is president of Paul Tripp Ministries and has authored many books, including Forever and A Shelter in the Time of Storm. He is professor of pastoral life and care at Redeemer Seminary, Dallas, TX. Dr. Tripp experienced the death of his father.
H. Norman Wright
H. Norman Wright is a grief therapist and certified trauma specialist. He is the author of over 70 books, including Experiencing Grief and Recovering from Losses in Life. He experienced the death of his wife and son.
David & Nancy Guthrie
David and Nancy Guthrie, cohosts of the GriefShare videos, have faced the deaths of two of their three children and now minister to others in grief. David and Nancy share what they’ve learned through the Respite Retreats they hold for couples who have lost children, through speaking around the country, and through their books, including When Your Family’s Lost a Loved One. Nancy has authored several books, including Holding On to Hope, The One Year Book of Hope, and Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow. David, Nancy, and their son, Matt, live in Nashville, TN.
Joyce Rogers, widow of Dr. Adrian Rogers, is a speaker and Bible teacher. She is the author of several books, including Grace for the Widow and Lean Hard on Jesus.
Vaneetha Risner is an author and speaker who shares how she has found hope through her challenges with the loss of a son, polio, and an unwanted divorce. Her books include The Scars That Have Shaped Me: How God Meets Us in Suffering.
Thabiti M. Anyabwile
Thabiti M. Anyabwile is pastor at Anacostia River Church in Washington, DC, the author of several books, and a blogger. He also served as a council member of The Gospel Coalition. Thabiti experienced multiple losses, including his mother, father, older brother, and many friends.
Clarissa Moll is a writer, podcaster, and the author of Beyond the Darkness: A Gentle Guide for Living with Grief and Thriving After Loss. She became a young widow when her husband died in a hiking accident on their family vacation.
Dr. Dhati Lewis
Dr. Dhati Lewis serves as lead pastor of Blueprint Church in Atlanta, GA, and president of MyBLVD, an organization focused on teaching Christian leaders to navigate the cultural divide. He is the author of Among Wolves: Disciple-Making in the City and Advocates: The Narrow Path to Racial Reconciliation.
Dr. Larry Crabb
The late Dr. Larry Crabb was a psychologist, conference and seminar speaker, Bible teacher, and author. He was the founder of New Way Ministries. His books include Shattered Dreams, Finding God, and The Safest Place on Earth. He experienced the death of his brother in a plane crash.
Janet Paschal is a Christian singer and songwriter. She has received Grammy nominations, is a conference speaker, and has been a guest on Christian radio and television talk shows. She is the author of The Good Road and Treasures of the Snow.
Dr. Brad Hambrick
Dr. Brad Hambrick is the author of several books, including God’s Attributes: Rest for Life’s Struggles and Making Sense of Forgiveness. He is pastor of counseling at The Summit Church in North Carolina and serves as assistant professor of biblical counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Dr. Deepak Reju
Dr. Deepak Reju is pastor of biblical counseling and family ministry at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He serves on the board of directors for the Biblical Counseling Coalition and is a trustee for the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation. He has published several books and articles and serves as editor for a 31-Day Devotional series.
Dr. Crawford Loritts
Dr. Crawford Loritts is an author and the senior pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia. He is a frequent speaker for evangelistic outreaches around the world, colleges, professional sports teams, and Christian conferences. He experienced the loss of his newborn daughter.
The late Susan Lutz served as a counselor at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, PA, for over 15 years. She later counseled at her church, New Life Presbyterian Church of Dresher. She is the author of the booklet Thankfulness: Even When It Hurts.
Dr. David Powlison
The late Dr. David Powlison was a faculty member at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, PA. He counseled for over 30 years and was the author of books, articles, and booklets, including Healing after Abortion and Facing Death with Hope: Living for What Lasts.
Dr. Edward T. Welch
Dr. Edward T. Welch is a counselor at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, PA. His books include Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness and When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety. Dr. Welch has grieved the death of his parents.