Brian Croft is Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, KY, and Senior Fellow of the Church Revitalization Center at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He founded Practical Shepherding and is the author of many books.
Jim Savastio is pastor of Reformed Baptist Church of Louisville. He is also the president of the board of directors for Practical Shepherding Ministries and is co-author with Brian Croft of The Pastor’s Soul. Jim was brought to faith as a teenager and soon began to experience a desire to preach God’s Word. He trained for the ministry at Columbia Bible College in Columbia, SC (now Columbia International University) and at the Trinity Ministerial Academy in Montville, NJ. He married his wife, Becky in 1989 and they have been blessed with three daughters and one son.