Board of ReferenceThese distinguished Christian leaders represent diverse denominations, ministries, age groups and areas of the world. All of them have examined this ministry and our leadership and want to give their endorsements to what we are trying to accomplish for the Lord.
Bob is an inspiring speaker, award-winning writer and popular professor on outreach, church leadership and church growth. He is Professor of Christian Ministry and Missional Leadership for Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. He holds two earned doctorates (D.Min. and Ph.D.) from Fuller Theological Seminary and is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious “Donald McGavran Award for Outstanding Leadership in Church Growth.” [read more]
Gary is a highly experienced pastor, consultant, and denominational leader from the South Carolina Baptist Association. He currently serves as the Director of Cooperative Programs for the South Carolina Baptist Association. He also serves as one of the lead instructors for the Society For Church Consulting. It was in this capacity he has met with and taught Dr. Lonnie Pope Tom McAllister, and Mel Schell. He has been the lead instructor in all of the classes that the GMI Leadership team has taken in order to qualify as Certified Church Consultants by the Society For Church Consulting.
Lee is the Executive Director of Reasonable Faith, one of the most influential apologetics ministries in the English-speaking world. Dr. William Lane Craig is the founder of Reasonable Faith and is considered by many to be the outstanding defender of Christianity in the world today. He regularly debates and soundly defeats the leading atheists who are willing to engage him in scholarly debate.
Richard (Dick) Mecum
Richard is one of the outstanding Christian leaders of the State of Georgia. Before his very popular election to his position as Chairman of the Hall County Commission, Dick served as Sheriff of Hall County. Following that service, he was appointed by President Bush as the U. S. Marshall for Northeast Georgia. Along with these very challenging civic responsibilities Dick has always maintained a wonderful relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ that enables him to be an extraordinary Bible teacher. He and his wife Judy participate in many Christian and civic activities in our community.
David and Sharon Lynn
David and Sharon have been missionaries to Thailand since 2011. They are church planters who are starting a new work. They now hold Bible studies in their home and at other locations. Prior to Thailand, David taught school in the Gainesville Georgie area and Sharon was the Director of the College and Career ministry at Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville. Because of their active involvement in cross cultural evangelism they help us make sure the things we believe the Lord has led us to do are also helpful for global and international ministries.