The person most commonly associated with the movement. Former English professor who is now a pastor, traveling speaker, and author of several books.  Recognized as one of TIME magazine’s “25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America,” he serves on the board of the social activist organization, Sojourners. His book, A New Kind of Christian won an award of merit from Christianity Today in 2002. Another of his works, A Generous Orthodoxy, has achieved something akin to Scripture status in the Emerging Church movement. (website at http://www.brianmclaren.net/)
National Coordinator of Emergent, an organized network of cooperating emerging ministries (http://www.emergentvillage.com/Site/index.htm). He is a doctoral fellow and senior research fellow in practical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary whose books have been highly influential in the movement.
Author and speaker who is described on his website as “The lead pastor and Cultural Architect of Mosaic in Los Angeles. Known around the world for its spiritual creativity and cosmopolitan diversity, Mosaic is a community of followers of Jesus Christ committed to live by faith, to be known by love, and to be a voice of hope. Since the early 90’s, Erwin has led Mosaic in a pioneering enterprise whose primary focus is to serve the post-modern, post-Western, and post-Christian world.”(website at http://www.erwinmcmanus.com/)
Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Divinity School. Named “America’s Best Theologian” in 2001 by TIME magazine. Heavily influenced by postmodern philosophers, he has in turn had a profound affect on the Emerging Church movement. Known to frequently use profanities in his speaking engagements.
Professor of Religious Studies at University of Dayton. His primary interest is in ethics.
The pastor of Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis. Author of several books who is a recognized leader in the movement. (website at http://pagitt.typepad.com/)
British Baptist once known for his doctrinal orthodoxy who has embraced the movement, retreating from his former views. His book, The Lost Message of Jesus created great controversy in the UK.