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C.J. Mahaney

C.J. Mahaney is President of Sovereign Grace Ministries in Gaithersburg, MD

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C.J. Mahaney leads Sovereign Grace Ministries in its mission to establish and support local churches.  After 27 years of pastoring Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland, C.J. handed the senior pastor role to Joshua Harris on September 18, 2004, allowing C.J. to devote his full attention to Sovereign Grace.  He serves on the Council of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, and on the board of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.  He is author of The Cross Centered Life; Christ Our Mediator; Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God: What Every Christian Husband Needs to Know; Humility: True Greatness; and Living the Cross Centered Life.  He also contributed to Dear Timothy: Letter on Pastoral Ministry, and to two additional volumes in the Foundations for the Family Series (Crossway). He has also edited or co-authored four books in the Pursuit of Godliness book series, published by Sovereign Grace Ministries:  Why Small Groups?, This Great Salvation, How Can I Change?, and Disciplines for Life.

C.J. and his wife Carolyn have three married daughters and one son.  They make their home in Gaithersburg, Maryland.