Visionary thinker with Christ-centered contextual gifting and entrepreneurial drive.
Key contributor to Gateway Conference leadership development, growth efforts, and decision-making. Valued adviser and requested consultant to community boards.
Launched successful campaign to halt growth of gambling in Glen Carbon and Edwardsville.
Led THE BRIDGE Church through leasing commercial space, operating a "mobile" church, to purchasing/remodeling a building.
Led THE BRIDGE Church to integral community partner in Edwardsville and Glen Carbon Illinois
President of Glen/Ed Ministerial Alliance 2008 – 2010, 2013- broke color barrier, Protestant/Catholic barrier, spearheaded new ecumenical services, Created the largest attended Mayor's prayer breakfast, promoted women into leadership positions, increased monthly attendance while building new and improved relationships with community leaders and elected officials.
Planted a NEW Church in 2000 for the Free Methodist Church USA
Created/directed Evangelism/Discipleship Ministry of Crossroads Community Church during the most dynamic season of ministry resulting in multiple hundreds of first time commitments, rededications and baptisms.
Accountable for preaching, teaching, leading a team based ministry model, communicating vision, shepherding, creating community organizational connections
Provided 50% of preaching at Sunday and mid week services, oversaw office staff, directed evangelism, discipleship, small groups, assimilation, community relations, oversaw paid custodial and office staff of 7, directed volunteer ministry staff of 10.
Preached at Sunday services, mid week services, directed Sunday programing,re- envisioned pastoral support to congregates, restructured mission ministry extensively which provided financial health.
Inspired growth of Junior High Ministry, trained lay-people for discipleship with all professed first time commitments to Christ, initiated strong relationship with public schools for first time.
Practicum Title: The Gateway Superintendent and Practical Theology 1968 - 2010
Additional studies at Michigan Theological Seminary, Wesley Seminary,Eden Seminary and Trinity International Seminary
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