Earlier this year, I posted The Top 20 Christian Blogs Leaders Need To Be Reading In 2012 and The Top 25 Christian Leaders You Should Follow On Twitter In 2012 Part 1.  These posts became incredible resources for readers.

When speaking with Scott Williams last year, he advised me to do another list mid-year with new names.  Because of his website www.BigIsTheNewSmall.com and extensive church consulting work, Scott is one of Christianity’s leading experts on social media.  I have great respect for his opinion.

Therefore, following Scott’s advice, the following is Part 2 of The Top 30 Christian Leaders You Need To Follow On Twitter In 2013.  Make sure you check out the two previous lists for additional names you need to know.

  1. @KayArthur – I have met many Christian leaders in my life.  The only person who ever intimidated me was the Founder of Precept Ministries.  I’ve never met anyone who loves God and His Word more than Kay.
  2. @SarahBessey – Hailing from Canada, Sarah is a Jesus lover, writer, blogger, Christian feminist, unrepentant hashtag abuser, joyful subversive, and recovering know-it-all.
  3. @JeffBrodie – The Executive Director at Connexus Community Church has recently jumped head first into blogging.  Trust me, his Twitter and blog posts contain can’t miss content.
  4. @Chris_Broussard – In addition to covering the NBA for ESPN, Broussard gained national prominence for his Christian stand on marriage.
  5. @CatalystLeader – Led by Brad Lomenick, Catalyst is the highly-influential convergence of next generation Christian leaders.
  6. @ChristineCaine – As director of Equip and Empower Ministries, Christine is an avid believer in the hope-giving power of the local church and is passionate about the responsibility of the church to rise up and make a difference in the lives of hurting people around the world.  She and her husband Nick are the founders of The A21 Campaign, an anti-human trafficking organization with the ambition of abolishing slavery in the 21st century.
  7. @MattChandler74 – Matt is a self-described “grace addict”, husband to @laurenchandler, father of three, and Lead Pastor of The Village Church.
  8. @PhilCooke – Through his company, http://cookepictures.com, Phil helps churches and nonprofits not suck at the media.
  9. @PastorMark – Pastor Mark Driscoll is the founding pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington, and is one of the world’s most downloaded and quoted pastors. His audience, fans and critics alike, spans the theological and cultural left and right.  He was named one of the 25 most influential pastors of the past 25 years by Preaching magazine in 2010.
  10. @EricEchols – Eric serves as Pastor of Ministries at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and is one the most generous RTers on the internet.
  11. @NaeemFazal – Naeem is Pakistani born, former Muslim who now pastors Mosaic Church in Huntersville, NC.
  12. @StevenFurtick – Pastor Steven is the sensational pastor of Elevation Church and author of Sun Stand Still and GREATER.
  13. @CraigGroeschel – For those of you who need an introduction, Craig is the sensational pastor of LifeChurch.tv.
  14. @Brandon and @JenHatmaker – In addition to being tremendous authors, Brandon and Jen have planted Barefoot Church, a missional community located in Austin, TX.
  15. @BrianCHouston – Brian pastors an Australian church called Hillsong.  He is pretty passionate about his family, the Church, and helping people any way he can!
  16. @MarkCHowell – Mark is Small Group Specialist at LifeWay as well as being on staff at Canyon Ridge Christian Church.
  17. @JohnnyMHunt – Pastor Johnny is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Woodstock (GA) and former President of the Southern Baptist Convention.
  18. @RobKetterling – Rob is one of my favorites.  As the Lead Pastor of  Lead Pastor of @river_valley_mn, Rob is just a Christ follower who wants to get to heaven and hear God say, “You overachieved! Well done!”
  19. @Dhati – Dhait Lewis is the Lead Pastor of Blueprint Church and President of the Rebuild Initiative which helps plants theologically-sound churches in an urban context.
  20. @PastorEMase – Dr. Mason is co-founder and lead pastor of Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia, PA. In addition, to his role at Epiphany Fellowship he serves as President of Thriving. A ministry dedicated to aiding ethnic minorities to be resourced and trained for ministry to the urban context.
  21. @MilesMcPherson – Miles is the wonderful pastor of The Rock Church in San Diego.  He is also the President and founder of Miles Ahead, an outreach ministry focused on sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with teens and adults all over the world.
  22. @Manny_Ohonme – Manny is the best-selling author of Sole Purpose and Founder & CEO of Samaritan’s Feet.  You can join Manny in helping 10 million children around the globe receive 10 million pairs of shoes.
  23. @MBrianOrme – Brian heads up what I feel is the best resource for Christian leaders on the internet www.ChurchLeaders.com.
  24. @WondHerFul – Heather Polacios serves at Church By The Glades and is one of the most inspirational people on Twitter.
  25. @LeadershipFreak – Dan Rockwell has a dream for when people see him they think that guy made my life better.
  26. @TimAStevens – In addition to be an incredible church consultant, Tim has been on staff for more than 17 years with Granger Community Church.  He has had the privilege of watching the church grow from a congregation of 350 meeting in a movie theater–to a world-impact ministry reaching more than 6,000 locally and tens of thousands around the world.
  27. @CharlesStone – Charles help pastors, churches & ministries get UNSTUCK by applying neuroscience insight to spiritual leadership.
  28. @RickWarren – Rick provides arguably the best content available on Twitter.  For instance, the following is his latest tweet at the time of this writing – “Many wants Jesus to be a great teacher. Fewer want him to be who he claimed to be. Fewest want him as Lord over their lives”
  29. @Lori_Wilhite – Lori is the Founder of @leadinglovingit while also serving God @centralonline with husband @JudWilhite.
  30. @PWilson – Pete Wilson is the senior pastor of Crosspointe Church in Nashville and the author of the popular website Without Wax.

Because of God’s greatness no list can ever be fully-complete with all the people He is working through.  Who else would you add to this list?


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