Our faculty excel in their fields, are committed followers of Jesus Christ,
and base their classes on the authority of Scripture.
Last name begins with:
FELIX AGUAYO, Ph.D.
Professor Felix Aguayo has taught at both the secular and the religious levels. He taught in the Education System of Puerto Rico. He served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserve in Puerto Rico. There he ministered to soldiers and their families through preaching and counseling. He was in charge of the Family Support Group through which he provided religious and moral support to the families of those soldiers deployed to war. He was deployed to Germany where he ministered both at the military installation, and in one of the civilian hospitals of Bamberg. He also served as chaplain in the federal jail (Metropolitan Detention Center) in Puerto Rico, where he ministered to the inmates through preaching, singing Christian music and playing his guitar. Here in Tallahassee he has offered Bible studies to the members of the church where he attends. Also, he has ministered in Wakulla Correctional Institution and in Bonifay Christian Community Baptist Church. Finally, he also ministers in “Radio Fe” which is the Hispanic department of Faith Radio. There he sings, preaches and prays for prayer requests. Professor Aguayo completed his Ph.D. in Theological Studies in 2013.
Biografía: El profesor Felix Aguayo tiene experiencia en el campo de la enseñanza tanto a nivel secular como a nivel religioso. Enseñó en el Sistema educativo de Puerto Rico. Fungió como capellán en la Reserva del Ejército de E.U. en Puerto Rico (U.S. Army Reserve). Allí ministró a soldados y familiars mediante la predicación y la consejería. Estuvo a cargo del Progama de Apoyo a la Familia a través del cual proveyó apoyo moral y religioso a los familiares de los soldados que eran enviados a la guerra. Fue enviado a Alemania donde ministró tanto en la base militar como en uno de los hopitales civiles de la ciudad de Bamberg. También fungió como capellán en la carcel federal en Puerto Rico (Metropolitan Detention Center) donde ministró a los confinados a través de la predicación y cantando música cristiana y tocando su guitarra. Aquí en Tallahassee ha ofrecido estudios bíblicos a los miembros de la iglesia donde él se congrega. También ha ministrado en “Wakulla Correctional Institution” y en la iglesia Bautista hispana de Bonifay. Por ultimo, él también ministra en Radio Fe donde canta, predica y ora por las peticiones. El profesor Aguayo tiene un doctorado (Ph.D.) en Estudios Teológicos aduirido en el año 2013. top
FRANCES “FRANKIE” ALLEN
Frankie Allen is a playwright and freelance conference coordinator and has taught courses at Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center and various churches in the region for many years. Her Bible-based course, The Ministry of Angels, touches on the origin and creation of different types of angels, the nature and functions of angels, and our relationship with these heavenly beings and their relationship with God. top
JOSEPH AMANFU, Ph.D.
Dr. Joe Amanfu is a certified Life & Leadership Coach and is the current President of Seed Word Communications LLC as well as the past President of the Tallahassee Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI). He is certified by Boston University to teach in their Management Development Programs and was an instructor with the Graduate School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University in Plano, Texas. Joe has 39 years of experience in the IT industry and has worked in leadership positions in Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra-Leone, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Thailand, Germany, Turkey, South Africa and the USA. Along with his employment he has also held officer positions in several professional and civic organizations. top
Sherry has led Writers Aglow for the past 11 years, instructing and encouraging writers. She has published three nonfiction books, Rising From Defeat, The Overcomer’s Handbook, My Memory Serves Me Well, the memoir of a Holocaust survivor, and Todd Byrd, from Prison to Pulpit. She is a freelance editor and has taught writing classes as an adjunct professor at Gulf Coast State College. She is passionate about teaching the craft of writing and encouraging other writers. She presently serves as the State Leader for Aglow in Florida. She and her husband, Mike, reside in Panama City, FL top
Mickey is actively retired from 45 years of coaching. Mickey was a part of Bear Bryant’s first two National Championship teams at Alabama, and also won a national championship as head coach at West Alabama. He then finished his career with two more National Championships as defensive coordinator at Florida State University. top
Mark Anthony is founder and president of Southeastern Food Bank, a division of Bread of Life Fellowship, Inc. What began as a family project in 1989 to deliver some snacks to a needy area in West Orange County, became the heartbeat for a ministry to reach out and share God’s love through a basic need of hurting people. From that small project Bread of Life Fellowship was birthed. In 1991 Bread of Life was incorporated and granted its 501(c) 3 status. In 2003, without any guarantee of income, Mark sold his lawnmower repair shop so he could work full-time as president of Bread of Life Fellowship. In 2014 Bread of Life Fellowship began operating as Southeastern Food Bank to become more known as a distribution site…delivering the “bread of life.” Mark has been gathering, sorting, packing, and delivering food to needy families for over 25 years. Through his leadership and vision more than 2 million families have received food, 9,000 individuals have come to know Christ as their Savior, and more than 27 million pounds of product has been received and distributed. top
Pastor Awoniyi has served on several committees in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church to include the Northwest District Committee on Ministry, the leadership connection committee, liaison for the Candler School of Theology at Emory University Club, charter committee of the United Methodist Women for racial justice, and keynote speaker for the District and Conference United Methodist Women Spiritual Retreat. She served on FAMU”s Institutional Review Board and is vice president of the Clergywomen’s Council of Tallahassee. Pastor Barbara received her Master’s of Divinity from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology (Atlanta, GA) where she graduated with honors and outstanding recognitions. While attending Candler, she worked with the homeless program , was president of Candler’s Media and Religion program, and selected for Who’s Who Among College Students. She is married to Dr. Samuel Awoniyi, Professor of Industrial Engineering at FAMU/FSU College of Engineering. Together they have a beautiful daughter. She and her family have traveled abroad to Africa, France, England, Italy, Puerto Rico, Aruba and to many states throughout the continental U.S. She has done evangelism and mission training in Rome.
Brian Bailey is an author with four books published including A Great Crowd of Witnesses Series, Vol. 1 and 2. A fifth book, Joseph, A Life of Providence, Injustice and Forgiveness is currently under review by the publisher. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies program at Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center. Brian earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Florida State University and has over 30 years of employment in the private sector. top
Jim and Pat Banks founded House of Healing Ministries and established the Healing Rooms of The Swannanoa Valley. Through House of Healing Ministries they travel the Southeastern states helping churches, large and small, house churches, and home Bible studies become equipped to serve the growing inner healing and deliverance needs of their congregations and communities. Jim previously worked in the private sector as an electrical design engineer and then in sales and marketing management with several manufacturers of electrical measurement and control systems and devices. top
Donald R. “Ray” Bardill, Ph.D., joined the faculty of TCCTC in the fall semester 2017. He brings the experience of a full career in teaching, research and oversight of social work as a discipline and clinical practice in social work services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. He is professor emeritus in the School of Social Work at Florida State University, where he also served as dean for 15 years. Dr. Bardill’s long history of service to the community is capped by his appointment to the National Commission on Child and Family Welfare by the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Interspersed among his extensive academic writings on family are those in faith-based publications: “Basic Values for Family Living,” in The Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly, “Christ-Centered Fathering” and “Father as Spiritual Leader” in Reconnections, and his book Thank God I’m a Teenager for Augsburg Press. top
Dr. Helena Barrington has written thousands of songs, musicals, cantatas and oratorios, and is considered one of America’s pioneers in the sounds of praise and worship. Her songs are being sung in churches around the world. She also composes award-winning soundtracks for PBS documentaries. Helena serves as Dean of Seminars and Advisory Board member for the National College Black Gospel Choir Workshop, the Urban League Board of Directors, and is a founding Board member of the Prophetic Music and Arts Conference. She also established the nation’s first Christian Performing Arts Academy. top
Dr. Kennith Barrington and his wife, Helena, pastor Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth. His experience and background in business have been developed in his work with Barrington Enterprises, Inc., a family based corporation, which includes several local businesses and real estate ventures. He has also gained expertise in the field of sound engineering and has served many churches as a sound consultant, helping to select and install quality sound systems and training sound technicians. Kenneth is a graduate of the Florida A & M University School of Business and Industry with a degree in Business Management. top
MICH’ELE JOYE BARRINGTON
A native of Tallahassee, Florida, Mich’ele Joye Barrington has been active in music and the arts since she was a little girl. She is a life-long member of Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth, where she serves as a worship leader, collegiate cell group leader, and band member. As a young girl who loved to sing, she learned to play the piano at age 9. She earned a B.A. degree in Choral Music Education from Florida State University, and has served as a teacher and music director for the past eight years. Mich’ele Joye is also pursuing her career as an independent Christian artist. In addition to her many responsibilities, some of the most important to her are her commitment to pleasing Christ, supporting her family, and empowering others through music. Her deepest desire is to inspire others to plan, prepare and invest now for what they want to do later in life. “Do something each day that moves you closer to achieving what God has placed in your heart to do.” top
WARREN BECKER, Ph.D.
Dr. Warren E. Becker is an experienced Bible teacher from Thomasville, Georgia. Dr. Becker holds a Bachelor’s degree from Oral Roberts University and a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree (with a Biblical Studies major) from Fuller Theological Seminary. For many years he has taught Bible classes in a variety of churches as well as home groups. He has also served as Director of Education for a Christian organization for 21 years; as a Visiting Professor for the Thomasville, Georgia Extension Center of the American Baptist College, Nashville, Tennessee, from 1991-2007; and is currently the Academic Dean of the International School of Theology and Leadership-USA in Thomasville, Georgia. Dr. Becker’s passion is to teach God’s Word in simple, understandable, and meaningful ways with a special view to helping people better understand how God has designed and gifted them and how to effectively use their God-given gifts in all areas of life. top
Jackie Bentz is a lover of God. She and her husband are ordained ministers through Potter’s House Ministries in Perry Florida. She met the Lord at 29 and has been a prayer warrior ever since. Jackie enjoys watching God answer prayer for hers and other people’s needs. She holds a bachelor’s degree from FSU in Studio Art and is a graduate student at Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center. top
Marjorie and her husband, Sr. Pastor Jim Beasley of Meridian Woods Church of Christ, have worked in the ministry together for over 30 years. She has served as a Nursery Coordinator, Sunday School/Wednesday Night/Thursday Morning Ladies Bible Teacher, Ladies Day/Retreat Speaker, Lads-to-Leader Speech Coordinator, Women’s Mentor, Women’s Ministry Leader, and any other role God calls her to fill. Marjorie has a B.S. in Business Administration/Organizational Management and has been certified by the Grief Recovery Institute as a Grief Recovery Specialist. She is currently working on her master’s degree in Christian Counseling at TCCTC and loving every minute of it. Marjorie is also a retired Army Master Sergeant with 31 years of service to her country as a Career Counselor, mentoring and encouraging soldiers and their families. Marjorie’s passion for people’s souls and their need for God’s abundant life and joy led her to start a Grief Recovery ministry in 2011: A Listening Heart 4U. She conducts workshops and study groups to help adults move beyond the pain of grief caused by any loss, as well as, helping them to learn how to help children who grieve. It is her constant prayer for God to continue to open doors that would allow her to help many more find hope in the midst of despair. top
TRAVIS BOLINE, M.Div., D.Min.
The Rev. Dr. Travis Boline serves as rector at All Saint’s Anglican Church in Tallahassee, FL. She received her Master of Divinity Degree from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA in 2000 and her Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation and Preaching from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL in 2011. Travis and her husband Doug have two grown children. top
Darwin is an ordained minister with the Presbyterian Church of America as well as a chaplain with Big Ben Hospice. He has served as a church planner and pastor, doing counseling and preaching in various pulpits in Virginia and Florida. Darwin Box received his M.Div. from Reform Theological Institute. He did undergraduate work in Psychology and Sociology at Columbus State University and Augusta State University as well as business administration at Oglethorpe University. Darwin is a military veteran of the United States Navy having served in Vietnam. top
Beth Burns, Good Samaritan Network-Chelsea House Board Member-Director and Co-Founder. Formerly an elementary school teacher with office management and hospital social services background, Beth accrued skills which has enabled her to develop programs for needy and hurting people. Beth and her husband Glenn, have six adopted children and have eight grandchildren. Beth, and her husband Glenn’s, home church is Christian Heritage Church, Tallahassee. Beth serves Good Samaritan Network-Chelsea House as Director of Women Programs. She testifies, “It’s been a life-long journey of discovering who I am in Christ and living up to my potential to serve Him. I have always been drawn to help needy and hurting women and children.”top
Glenn Burns, Good Samaritan Network-Executive Director and Co-Founder. In 1999 Glenn left his business career to pursue full-time vocational ministry. He has served on pastoral staff at various local churches, overseen singles ministry, local nursing home pastor, hospital on-call chaplain, Director of Evangelism for North Florida Baptist Association and Associate Pastor of Benevolence, Missions and Evangelism, Board Member-Big Bend ReEntry Coalition, Board Member RCC/Shelter, and Big Bend ReEntry Board. Glenn currently serves as mentor-Gadsden Correctional. Glenn, and his wife Beth’s, home church is Christian Heritage Church, Tallahassee. In 2005 Glenn helped to open Frenchtown Chapel and Community Center, an inner-city ministry in Tallahassee, Florida, the first of many chapel outreach programs that he would plant. Glenn is co-founder and President of GSN Ministries with a focus on spiritual development. top
Hal has been and continues to be a successful businessman, consultant, and life coach. His specialty is in the arena of changing people’s lives through discipleship. He does this by consistently and intentionally making time to meet with people and being open to walking life with them. Hal has a burning desire and passion to see people live in the realization and freedom of the love of God. He desires to see the body of Christ on fire as they come into this deep, personal, individualized relationship with the Messiah. Hal is the collaborating lead in the ministry of Translating Love. Hal and his family reside in Pace, Florida. top
Kay Campbell-Williams currently teaches seminars at Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center and is active in missionary work around the globe. She earned an MA in Biblical Studies from TCCTC, as well as the following degrees: MA in International Relations & Strategic Planning, Master of Public Administration, M.S. in Operations Management, and an MA in Human Resource Management. Kay is a retired naval officer. Her specialty while in the armed services was an Education and Training Management Specialist. She has been a Bible instructor for many years and has led Sunday school classes for senior adults. top
Teri Christmas was hired as Operations Manager for Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center in August 2014 and will continue in her position as Associate Professor, a position she has held since 2000. Along with teaching at the college, she has previously taught at Four Oaks Community Church, Celebration Baptist Church, Baptist Campus Ministry (FSU), and First Baptist Church, Chipley. Teri has also developed and taught seminars for various women’s retreats. Along with teaching, she has worked as the executive administrative assistant to the managing partner in Christmas, Spano, & Owen. Teri received her M. Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary after earning her B.A. in Philosophy/Religion with an emphasis in Greek. top
THOMAS E. COLBERT, III
Pastor Colbert is the pastor of Citadel of Praise Church of God in Christ, and founder and president of Resolution and Mediation Services, LLC (RAMS). He is a retired Florida Supreme Court Certified County Mediator, with 30 years of experience and service, to the citizens of Florida. While employed with the Florida Commission on Human Relations, he mediated hundreds of cases per year. He has seen first-hand the devastating consequences of even one allegation of sexual harassment and what it can do to the reputation, growth, and the financial well-being of churches and businesses alike. He became quite concerned after seeing a great increase of parishioners and employees accusing pastors and/or other church leaders of sexual harassment. Realizing his passion for ministry and his press to “cry aloud” to the churches of this devastating “trick of the enemy”, he felt compelled to warn the church of how “business as usual” could lead to trouble, even to those with the greatest intentions. The extensive experiences of Pastor Colbert, along with all the RAMS trainers, make his team of professionals uniquely qualified to empower the churches, businesses, and organizations to significantly reduce or eliminate a charge of sexual harassment. top
Pastor Emory Collier is a pastor of Fire & Hammer International Training Center as well as serving as the Volunteer Chaplain of the Leon Regional Juvenile Detention Center. He is an ordained elder certified teacher of Christ Likeness Training and Prophetic Gifts Training. Emery received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida A&M University. Lessie Collier, also an ordained elder, works alongside her husband at Fire and Hammer International Training Center. She is actively involved in establishing intercessory prayer groups. top
Michael (Mike) has served as the lead pastor for Charity Chapel, an Interdenominational Congregation in Pensacola, Florida, since 1979. He has a bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of West Florida and a master’s degree in Religious Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has worked with 30 college-age interns, including 10 international interns. Mike is married to Pam Collins and they have adult sons and two grandchildren. top
Dr. Crosby retired from the pastorate of All Saints Anglican Church in Tallahassee in January 2012, and had previously served as pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church from January 1991 until July 2006. Before his pastorate at St. Francis, Gil served a Deacon-in -Charge, and then as Rector, of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Starke, FL. He graduated from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, and earned the degree of Doctor of Ministry from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. Prior to his theological training, Gil was a high school biology teacher and professional square dance caller. He has been married to Jacque since 1973. top
MILTON DAHL, M.S., R.N.
Milton Dahl practices his passion of teaching and developing thriving Christian communities after retiring from a forty year nursing career. He practiced nursing in acute care settings as a direct patient care giver, clinical manager, human resource administrator, systems developer and project manager for system wide MI and diabetes quality improvement initiatives. Milt graduated from Kalamazoo College with a BS in chemistry, received a NSF research fellowship to pursue a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Illinois but changed directions and pursued nursing. He received an A.A.S. in nursing from Regent’s College of the University of the State of New York. In 2003 he received an M.S. in information studies at FSU. He has presented nationally in clinical areas of diabetes, MI improvement, and orthopedic pain control. A multi-denominational Christian, he is passionate for human well-being and health and the symbiosis of science and theology. He has worked actively with Tallahassee Healing Prayer Ministries teaching classes that blend the need for multi-generational community, the interactive presence of God, and the need to master a cluster of essential, brain-based relational skills to achieve healing, peace and community. top
Sherry Dahl teaches Christian counseling at Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center as well as being a Theophostic Prayer teacher. She earned a BSN from Florida State University as well advanced degrees in theology and philosophy from universities in Chicago. Sherry has had Theophostic Apprenticeships and training as well as ministry experience since she began her ministry as a lay leader in inner healing in the early 1990’s. top
Dr. Freddy Davis is currently the Executive Director of Market Faith Ministries as well as an author, seminar speaker, pastor, and owner of TSM Enterprises. Freddy’s particular area of expertise is on worldview, as it relates to living the Christian life and sharing an effective witness. He speaks to businesses and other organizations on the topics of personal development, decision making, influence, and leadership. Freddy received his M. Div. and D. Min from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary after earning his BA in Communications from Florida State University. He spent many years overseas serving as a missionary in Japan and the former Soviet Republic of Latvia. top
Becky Dvorak is a missionary, Bible teacher, minister and author. She is the co-founder of LIFE Unlimited Ministries – Guatemala, where she, alongside her husband of more than 33 years, have founded LIFE Homes – Guatemala for children that have been orphaned, abandoned and born infected with the HIV Virus. Becky also ministers at DARE to Believe Healing Schools, Services, Seminars and Conferences. She has resided with her husband in Guatemala, Central America as Mutual Faith Ministries, Int’l missionaries since 1994. top
Arriet currently instructs an eighteen week introductory theology course at her church on the Foundations of Christian Doctrine. She has worked with adolescents and teens as well as serving as a volunteer at a crisis pregnancy counselor. She earned her Master’s degree in Religion with a concentration in Biblical Studies from Liberty University and her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Psychology from Florida State University. top
Alloydice Gaines is a Mental Health Counselor, Substance Abuse-HIV/AIDS Counselor, a member of the Graduate Chapter of Beta Delta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc., Jake Gaither Life Skills Facilitator and Mentor (C.H.O.I.C.E.S.), and a volunteer in Leon County Schools. She is also District Trainer and Coordinator of Evangelism for the North West District of Florida, FGBCFI, serves with “Flow Word” prayer lines, and FGBCI State Workshop Leader. Alloydice has presented a host of trainings/ presentations and currently serves as an Elder at Innovation Baptist Church after being ordained in 2007. Along with serving as an elder, Alloydice also serves as a teacher for the Ministry of Christian Education, Interim Servant-Leader of Missions and Evangelism Ministry, Assistant Servant-Leader of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry and Armor Bearer’s Ministry. top
ROBERT GARMENT, M.Div.
Bob Garment currently serves as Associate Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee as well as a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor and teacher with Live the Life Ministries. He has taken classes in the doctorate program at Reformed Theological Seminary, received his M.Div. from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is an ordained Presbyterian minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. His undergraduate work is in the area of psychology and sociology. Bob and his wife, Mary, have been a passionate part of the pro-life ministry throughout Florida. He is past president of Florida Right to Life and a founder of the Care Net Crisis Pregnancy Services in Port St. Lucie. Mary served as the Center Director and continues as a counselor with A Women’s Pregnancy Center in Tallahassee. top
Mark Geppert is the founder of SEAPC and is committed to changing lives through prayer, channeling resources into humanitarian projects, raising up prayer teams which will penetrate unreached people groups in the nations, and nurturing new ministries through affiliation all over the world. Mark has taught prayer walking seminars, businessmen’s micro-economic Kingdom principles, and team building seminars to leaders in Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, and throughout the United States of America. Mark has over 35 years of international experience in over 30 countries and has authored five books. The first, The Attack Lambs, has over 50,000 copies in print and has been translated into several languages. Mark is ordained through Elim Fellowship of Rochester, New York, has served on the staff of several churches in the United States, and has established and pastored the English speaking congregation of the Church of Singapore (Bukit Timah). He is currently teaching, networking, overseeing, and inspiring existing projects and new avenues for sustainability and evangelization. top
Tom Gillan is Director of the PSU Management and Training Group. He developed and implemented the FIND Program (Families In Need of Direction), an educational program for at risk youth and their parents, and manages the Central Florida Police Stress Unit. He is a certified law enforcement trainer and has assisted with curriculum development for subjects including Human Trafficking Awareness Training, Law Enforcement Stress, Trauma, and Suicide Awareness, and Workplace Violence Prevention and Crisis Response. Tom has a degree in Broadcast Communication and worked as a radio announcer and news reporter in Washington, D.C. and Central Florida. As a media consultant he created and produced marketing plans for various clients. He is currently perusing a Florida State Certification in Addiction Recovery and Christian Counseling. top
Chaplain Douglas Gingerich is a Chaplaincy Services Specialist with the Florida Department of Corrections. After graduating from Hesston College in 1977 he worked in the construction business for 15 years. In 1991 he became involved in prison ministry as a volunteer. Two years later he went back to the Florida Baptist Theological College finish his degree to become a state prison chaplain. Chaplain Gingerich has been assigned at Liberty CI, Apalachee CI, Washington CI, Gulf CI and Wakulla CI since 1993. In 2001 he moved to the Florida Department of Corrections Central Office in Tallahassee where he works as the State Programs Chaplain. Doug has been married for 39 years to Marilyn and they have four children and 7 grandchildren. They live in Tallahassee, Florida and attend Berean Christian Fellowship Church where Doug is currently serving as the Pastor. top
Ann Gleaton serves as Missions Director in her church as well as teaching at Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center. In 2005, Ann’s book, “The Spoken Blessing: A Spiritual Posture” was published. Ann has served as Children’s Church pastor for Christian Heritage Church which involved writing curriculum and creatively presenting the Gospel every Sunday. She has spoken to women’s conferences, Sunday School classes, Christian education development courses, youth groups, philanthropic social groups, as well as both men and women inmates. She continues to teach the biblical principle of the Spoken Blessing. top
Ricky Harper is the steward of the C12 Group Tallahassee where he helps Christian CEOs build great businesses for a greater purpose. He spent 29 years with GE Healthcare where he began his career as a bio-medical engineer. His last ten years with GE was in the role of Director of Service covering North Florida and South Georgia. In that capacity Ricky was a four-time recipient of GE’s ‘Omega Society’ award recognizing operational excellence. After retiring from GE, he was a consultant and then spent two years as the Director of Florida’s Division of Corporations. Upon leaving state employment Ricky joined the C12 Group where his full-time mission is equipping business owners to build world class Kingdom-minded businesses.
Rod Harris, born and raised in the Big Bend Area and began ministry at Innovative Agape Ministries, under the leadership of Dr. Vivian Wilson. Rod has over a decade of ministry experience working in various facets of ministry including: youth minister, musician, Praise and Worship leader, associate minister, executive pastor and chairman of the Board of Directors, just to name a few. He now operates as the Founder/Apostolic Overseer of Freedom Assembly Network and Visionary of the E-Church. Rod also has well over a decade of professional managerial and administrative experience. With this vast array of knowledge, Rod launched, Rohi Consulting Group in 2017; dedicating he services to assisting churches and small businesses reach sustainability and growth for years to come. In March 2018, Rod became a member of the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) and is currently sitting for three nonprofit certifications. He continues to educate himself in theology, church ministry leadership and administration, and Christian studies for continued growth and development. He is married to his wife, Christa and they have to wonderful, busy boys together. top
Judith Hawkins served as a Leon County Judge in Tallahassee, FL. When elected in 1996, she was the first African-American to be elected to that position. Hawkins was selected as the Tallahassee Democrat’s 28th Anniversary Volunteer of the Year for Education, 2006, and recognized as the 2008 Outstanding Mentor at Appalachee Elementary School. Hawkins has combined her passion for travel and service to do international mission trips. She helped build a school in Costa Rica and has conducted evangelistic campaigns in Kenya, Dominican Republic, Taiwan, Romania, Mongolia, Papua, Indonesia, Mexico, and Brazil. She has also served in Haiti. top
BISHOP JOSEPH W. HENDERSON
Dr. Joseph W. Henderson is the founder and senior pastor of Celebrate New Life Tabernacle Church (CNLT) in Tallahassee, FL and founder and president of the Timothy Training and Development Center, Inc., a community social services outreach ministry of CNLT. Dr. Henderson is a conference speaker who has written many Christian articles. He is heard around the country weekly for his radio broadcast, “Keys to the Kingdom,” that airs on Faith Radio in Florida, WFRF, 105.7 FM. He is a graduate of Florida A&M University (B.S., Physics), the American Bible College (B.A., Biblical Studies), Trinity Theological Seminary (M.A., Theology) and honored by the conferring of a doctor of divinity degree from St. Thomas Christian University, Jacksonville, FL. In addition, he is a Ph.D. candidate (Theology) at Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburg, Indiana. He is married to Cynthia Henderson, his wife and ministry partner since 1988. They are the proud parents of Donetta Marie Henderson, born in 2006. top
DARREL & SHEREE HOPE
Darrel & Sheree Hope are passionate about transitioning into marriage ministry. Together, they are bringing a fresh perspective to the blessings and challenges of marriage, as well as 20 years’ experience of working in ministry to share as Holy Spirit leads. With three adult children and one still in the home, there is much to discuss when it comes to relationships. Blending a family is not only a challenge in the natural, but also in the spirit. However, from the challenge ministry can be birthed. That is exactly what happened for them in 2014. They began building their current organization, B&F Ministry, to offer biblical based counseling and marriage and relationship education (MRE) programs impacted by the teachings of Dr. Myles Munroe. Together, they confront separation within the heart, soul, mind and spirit of participating couples who desire Godly unions. Their counsel highlights the emotional and spiritual captivity resulting from conflicting beliefs (relational myths) with the Word that prevents a consistent joyful connection with God and others. Today, they bring with them the good news. “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free!” John 8:32 top
Harry Horne has served as a pastor and an associate pastor in local churches in Georgia and Florida. He was also a missionary doing Christian education and youth work in Grand Cayman with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Harry served as a professor of Bible with a theological education program related to the Latin American Bible University in Costa Rica. Harry received his D. Min. and Th.M. in New Testament Studies from Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, his M.Div. from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and his BA in Sociology from Eckerd College. top
David Hull is a full-time instructor who has served at Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center since 1995. David has authored, Learn and Teach the Bible with Metacolors; Jesus Christ in All the Scriptures; and The Priesthood of All Believers. He has served as a teacher at Louisville Bible College, College of the Scriptures, Kentucky Christian College and Jamaica Christian College. David received his B.A. in Bible from Philips University, his M. Div. from Emmanuel Christian Seminary, and he has completed his residency work for his Ph.D. in Practical Ministries at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. top
Rev. Dayle Isted has been the Associate Pastor of Children’s Ministries at Thomasville Road Baptist Church since 2005. She oversees all aspects of Christian Education from training teachers and selecting curriculum; through parent/child dedications, special events and VBS; to developing budgets and participating in the overall vision and ministry of the church. Dayle has taught school, earned a Master’s in Education and devoted over twenty years to children’s ministry. Dayle is married to Steve Isted, has two sons David and Alan, two beautiful daughters-in-law Kathryn and Amber, and four remarkable grandchildren. top
Lowell Jackson has a B.A. from the University of Georgia and an M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary. Work history: Billy Graham Association, 10 years; Senior Vice President, Invesco, 28 years; Chaplain, Lt Col, USAFR; Chairman, Community Public Radio, Inc; and Community adviser to Christians on Campus Club at FSU. He is married, has 2 children and 6 grandchildren. top
BRENDA JARMON, Ph.D.
Dr. Jarmon (better known as Dr. BJ) is a retired Professor and former Department Chair of Social Work at Florida A&M University. She is an international and national educational consultant, motivational speaker, and life coach who has addressed a wide array of audiences within various assemblies in colleges, universities, and public schools across the U.S., Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. Her accomplishments are as follows:
Proud graduate of the U.S. Labor Department’s Job Corps program receiving her GED along with a typing certificate. She attended the Upward Bound program of West Virginia State College, and graduated from Wesley College in Dover, DE with an AA, and was inducted in the college’s Alumni Hall of Fame. She received both B.S. and M.S.W degrees from Delaware State College. She received the PhD degree from Florida State University, where she taught in the College of Social Work for several years. In addition to being an educator, Dr. Jarmon is noted in several mainstream magazines: Women’s Day, Time, Jet, Women in Community Service, Style and the Tallahassee Magazine. Furthermore, she has co-authored her first book entitled Letters from the Future: Linking Students and Teaching with DIVERSITY of Everyday Life and currently writing the first of a trilogy of her life testimony. top
Kimberly Johnson is the founder of Watchmen Arise International based in Auburndale, Florida. Training, activating and networking today’s prayer army to fight the battles of tomorrow is the heart of this ministry. Kimberly is the author of the book Preparing for Battle: Developing the Lifestyle of a Victorious Prayer Warrior and teaching materials for personal and group study, too. She is a prophetic worship leader who has written many songs and recorded several albums. She is a member of Global Spheres, Inc., Glory of Zion Ministries of Zion, Revelation 22 Ministries, Strategic Prayer Action Network and Christian Harvest Apostolic Network. Kim is ordained through Glory of Zion International and commissioned as an apostle to intercessors through Global Spheres, Inc. and Christian Harvest International, Inc. She currently serves as Florida leader for the Strategic Prayer Action Network led by Greg and Becca Greenwood. Kim has served as southeast regional apostle and Florida state leader for both the Reformation Prayer Network and Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network. top
Ashley L. Jones graduated from the Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center in 2010 with a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies. She uses her blog, BigSisterKnows.com, to encourage others to see God as alive and relevant to their everyday lives. She brings this same passion to her other projects, including her current focus, Girls with Gusto, a book for young women on how to navigate the eight major steps of the spiritual journey. Ashley is represented by the Hartline Literary Agency. top
Jimmie Jones is the founder of Breaking Strongholds Conference. She is a licensed/ordained minister. She is the Administrative Coordinator for the Spiritual Care and Clinical Pastoral Education Department at TMH. She volunteered at TCCTC for years and completed classes in biblical counseling. She earned an AA at TCC and studied accounting at Flagler College. She holds a Florida Childcare and Education Program Director’s Credential and is a member of the National Notary Association. She teaches monthly seminars on prayer and breaking strongholds. She is passionate about intercessory prayer and has read most books regarding the same. For three years, she was the Regional Director of Intercessors for the Apostolic Ministries and Churches International in Brewton, AL. Every year in April, she coordinates the annual Breaking Strongholds Conference. As a Chaplain-in-Training at TMH, she has earned three units of Clinical Pastoral Education. She resides in Monticello, FL with her husband, Chaplain Don Levon. top
Dr. Stanley Kmet is a licensed minister and is currently President of Holy of Holies Ministry in Tallahassee. He has organized a number of “Radical Worship Conferences” in Florida and “Worship 2000” in New York City. Stan has preached and ministered at a number of churches in Florida, New York, Alabama, and Georgia. He has also written a manuscript entitled Radical Worship – Rebuilding David’s Tabernacle and has produced music CDs. Stan obtained his Ph.D. in economics/education from Florida State University and his B.S. degree in education from Northwestern University. top
REV. JENNY T. LANNOM, M.Div., B.C.C.
Rev. Lannom is a native Houstonian and Texan. She graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Religion, where she experienced a call to ministry. As a United Methodist, Jenny attended Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated with a Master’s of Divinity degree, and did her initial four units of CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) as part of her seminary coursework at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta. Jenny began her chaplaincy career in the Texas Medical Center of Houston, as a Staff Chaplain at The Methodist Hospital. She served as a cardiac/nephrology chaplain for 11 years. While at Methodist, she became Board Certified as a professional Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains and trained to become a CPE Supervisor in the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). She received a call to manage the CPE program at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jenny has also served as a Director of a Level I Trauma hospital in Lakewood, Colorado and as the first full-time out-patient chaplain at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Jenny has been married to Gerry for over 35 years and they have two adult sons. top
Rabbi Joshua Lessard is currently the rabbi and worship director at Tikvat Ami Messianic Synagogue in Tallahassee, FL. He has twelve years of experience as a messianic cantor and has compiled a Messianic Shabbat Siddur (a Sabbath prayer book). In addition to bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Josh has studied in biblical and Jewish studies at Gratz University, Old Dominion University, Netzer David International Yeshiva, Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center, and Yeshiva classes from the International Association of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues and Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations. top
Bev Lewis is currently involved in performing, and teaching others to perform, the lively and life-changing spiritual discipline of Biblical Storytelling by searching and researching the text and then embodying the very words of Scripture. She is also a classically-trained professional actor and has worked as a waitress, news anchor, member of the Governor’s Press Office, maker of documentaries for PBS, receptionist and the Creative Services Manager of Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. top
Beverly Dru Lewis, owner of LifePoint, has a strong background in communications and marketing. She has worked as a professional sales leader, independent sales agent, sales and marketing director and professional speaker. With this vast experience Beverly has the ability to plan, create, organize and implement resourceful approaches to tasks and situations. top
Mark currently serves as a member of the KAIROS prison ministry for the Jefferson County Correctional Facility. He has successfully completed a M.Div. in Apologetics at Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta Georgia. His primary focus was on the philosophical debates surrounding theism and Christ involving His life and resurrection along with parts of His ministry while He was here as man. Mark also has earned a degree in Finance from Florida State University. top
Richard and his wife Darlene ministered for 17 years in Mexico where they established many strong churches in the central and eastern part of the nation. The main church in the capital city of Xalapa, Veracruz, has a weekly attendance of more than 2,000 people. God has used him to raise up leaders in Mexico who are ministering in many nations of the world including Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Russia, Germany and the United States of America. They returned to the states in 2003 and ministered in Western North Carolina for 3 years, then they moved to Tallahassee to be pastors of LifePoint Church. Richard has been involved teaching in Bible Institutes since 1982 equipping leaders for full-time ministry. He also travels internationally, assists the churches in Mexico and works with Christian leaders throughout the world. Richard is an Apostle who functions with a strong prophetic gifting. God has used him to minister in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, as well as release the supernatural in the Body of Christ. He has a deep passion for relationship with the Heavenly Father and for His presence. Richard and his wife Darlene have three children and five grandchildren. top
Dr. Rick Marks earned a PhD in Psychology and Counseling, a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and an M.A. in Religious Education. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor, has been a part of the senior management team for various private psychiatric hospitals and proudly served for 12 years with the U.S. Navy, was an Assistant Professor teaching graduate students, teaches emotional health and leadership seminars for organizations and developed the leadership training video series for the Metal Treating Institute. Dr. Marks is the founder of RelateWell, LLC., and is the author of Relationships for Life, a guide to better developing one’s self and their relationships. Dr. Marks has been a keynote and/or conference speaker in conferences such as Smartmarriages, National Association of Relationship and Marriage Education (NARME), American Counselors Association, Metal Treating Institute, BCBS of Florida, North American Conference for Divorced and Separated Catholics, and for the Florida Addiction Summit. Dr. Marks and his wife Louella have been married 35 years and three have grown children. top
Herb McRae is a past member of the Board of Directors at TCCTC. He teaches a seminar on the Beatitudes. He has been fascinated with the Beatitudes since surrendering his life to Christ and has written the book The Truth Revealed in the Eight Beatitudes. Herb is a long-time resident of Tallahassee and a former business owner in partnership with his wife, Carol. He is a member of Good Samaritan United Methodist church and enjoys serving his church in a variety of ways. He leads a weekly Bible study for his Good Samaritan home group and is involved in two small study groups for men. top
Andy Miller, L.C.S.W., serves as director for Tallahassee Healing Prayer Ministries and has practiced as a professional individual, marriage and family therapist for the past twenty years. The bulk of his practice is focused on resolving dissociation and trauma in those with severe abuse backgrounds by actively incorporating biblical healing principles. Andy is ordained as a priest in the orthodox Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches and serves as Chaplain to the Archbishop, Dr. Russell McClanahan. He travels several times a year to train prayer ministers in the use of the Heart Sync Ministry model. top
Dr. Joyce Morgan currently serves on the Board of Directors at Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center as well as teaching. She has worked for the Department of Management Services for over 25 years and is a former member of Capital City Toastmasters. Joyce received her CC and CL designations from Toastmasters International, an organization dedicated to improving communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. Dr. Morgan earned an A.A and B.S from Florida State University, a M.B.A. from Baker College Center for Graduate Studies, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University. Joyce is a member of Bethel AME Church in Tallahassee. Joyce is a member of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars currently conducting research on Elder Caregiving. top
Chaplain Dan Nase has been a Missionary to the Hispanic community for over 30 years; He served as Missionary in Mexico City, Mexico for 15 years and he has devoted the last 15 years to the those Hispanics incarcerated in the prisons of North Florida. Dan had a wonderful conversion in June of 1979 at the age of 35 and he has not wasted anytime getting out into the mission field fighting for souls. Dan is an evangelist at heart and thanks God for allowing him to bring the Good News to thousands both in Spanish and English. Dan is now concentrating in teaching those who are serving 15 to life using The Bondage Breaker a book authored by Neil T. Anderson. He states that his greatest achievement so far in life is his 49 years of marriage to Marilyn, a wonderful partner in ministry. top
Doug Ott founded “Fathers in the Infield – It Starts at Home,” an annual community event. After Hurricane Katrina, he served with the Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism (Volunteer Florida), where he launched and marketed a $2 million unprecedented program reimbursing Florida’s churches and non-profit organizations (with FEMA funds), for their assistance to evacuees that came to Florida. He also was the state lead in the response and recovery efforts for Florida’s seniors during the historic 2004 hurricane season. Doug also ministers with his cello and has produced a CD called Cello for the King. top
KATHY PALMER, M.A.
Kathy’s experience includes serving as director of spiritual formation at Killearn United Methodist Church, children’s pastor at Christian Heritage, and guidance counselor for various Florida schools. She helped launch Tallahassee Healing Prayer Ministries and North Florida Tres Dias and served on these executive boards; she established the Student Ministries Council at LifePoint Church where she continues to serve in children’s ministries. She team teaches for women’s and children’s retreats. Kathy received her B.S. in English education from Iowa State University and her M.A. in counseling from University of South Florida. top
David Parrish earned a bachelor’s degree in Christian Leadership from New Covenant University, as well as served as a team leader of missions into 20 different countries spanning the last 21 years. He has had the privilege of serving churches in almost every conceivable denomination, and numerous socioeconomic and cultural settings ranging from Zurich University in Switzerland to tribes living in caves throughout Mexico. He served in 20 different local and regional discipleship and prayer ministries. He is currently serving as Director of The International School of Theology and Leadership in Thomasville, Georgia. top
Tim Perrier has served in the Chaplain’s Office at the Florida House of Representatives for the past 15 years. He has also worked with high school and college students for over 30 years. Tim is married to Carol and they have three children and one wonderful daughter in law. top
Father Michael Petty currently serves as an associate rector at St. Peter’s Anglican Church where he has served since it was founded. He is the author of A Faith That Loves the Earth: The Ecological Theology of Karl Rahner, published by the University Press of America. During his twenty plus years of ordained ministry, he has served a large suburban congregation, a campus ministry at a medical school and a hospital chaplaincy. Michael earned his Ph. D and M. Div. from Vanderbilt University and his B.A. from Austin College. top
MARY M. PIRRO, MLS
Mary M. Pirro founded and facilitates the current Writers Group at Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center. Creatives of all types and abilities are invited to attend these meetings. Mary earned her Master of Library Science at Texas Woman’s University in 1997 and has worked in libraries and information centers across the USA. Her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration was awarded in 1993 at Southwestern Assemblies of God College in Waxahachie, Texas. top
Bill Roth has taught Bible and philosophy in three different Christian schools on the high school level for almost twenty years: Panama City Christian, Gulf Coast Collegiate Academy, and North Florida Christian School. He currently teaches an adult Sunday school class at his church, and leads the chapel services at Woodmont Senior Assisted Living Facility. Bill has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible from Pensacola Christian College, and a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education from Piedmont International University. He has been married to his wife Linda for 22 years and they have 3 children. top
L. Michelle Salvant
L. Michelle Salvant is a media ministry leader and entrepreneur who lives in Tallahassee, FL. She and her husband, Christopher, own LMichelleMedia, a company specializing in using emerging media technologies to help churches and ministries move their vision forward. They are currently developing a first of its kind virtual reality platform, BelieveVR, to showcase Stories of Faith & The African American Experience in VR. L.Michelle & Christopher have one son, Christopher Jr., who also loves basketball, music and technology. top
Bart has been involved in ministry for over 25 years and has vast experience across the Body of Christ. His passion is to see the Church come into the fullness of the vast years of History in which She is rooted. Throughout the years Bart has been a youth pastor, a visionary, a coach, and a business manager. Yet, his passion has remained the same since His encounter with the Father over 25 years ago – to love and please God in all that he does. Bart is an instrumental member of the John Paul II Healing Center and has been part of the ministry visioning. Bart is a regular speaker at conferences and retreats, and has a deep passion to see the Father bring transformation into the heart of the Church! Bart helps lead programs preparing prayer ministers, seminarians, priests, lay people, and religious in the work of the new evangelization of the Church. Bart has been married for over 19 years. He and his wife, Brooke, have four children. top
Bob is the founder of John Paul II Healing Center, Tallahassee, Florida. He is a nationally renowned speaker, presenter and writer. Bob recently published his first book ‘Be Healed: A Guide to Encountering the Powerful Love of Jesus in Your Life’ which is available for purchase through our store. Bob is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and retired from private practice. During his time in practice, he integrated the teachings of St. John Paul II and the charism of healing, which he teaches now. Bob has been married for over 39 years. He and his wife, Margie, have two married daughters and seven grandchildren. He holds an undergraduate degree from Columbia University, and a Master and Doctoral degree in Family Relations from the Florida State University.top
FELICIA ROGERS SHORTER
Felicia Shorter is currently an Application Training and Support Specialist in the IT department of Arnold & Porter. Felicia is looking forward to expanding her love for teaching and helping others reach their potential and this opportunity to share her knowledge at TCCTC is exciting to her. Felicia began working in the legal environment at the age of 14, when she started as a summer assistant with Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC in Detroit Michigan. Felicia eventually became a Senior Applications Trainer with the firm and spent 10 years helping individuals increase their knowledge of the applications used by the company. Felicia is a member of Toastmasters International and was presented the Competent Communicator Award. She has also serves as VP of Membership and VP of Education. Felicia is a graduate of the Citizen’s Police Academy with the Tallahassee Police Department as well as a graduate of the Neighborhood Leadership Academy sponsored by the City of Tallahassee. top
Ms Smith’s course on Teaching Elementary Age Children is best described by George Barna’s statement that “churches must begin now to equip children — at the earliest age possible — with biblical precepts that will protect them from a barrage of worldly ideas and teaching that is hostile to the biblical world view.” Ms Smith is a great team leader with a servant’s heart and she is a very effective communicator. She helps students know what it takes to be a teacher, how to prepare their environment for teaching, how to plan their class time and how important it is to rely on God and the support of the Christian community. top
Chandra Snell, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Communication at Florida A&M University, where she also serves as Faculty Co-Adviser of the FAMU Wesley Foundation. She is Spiritual Director of Wisdom’s Wellspring, a United Methodist Church-related ministry for women in transition. A Certified Candidate for ordained ministry in the UMC, she is pursuing a Master of Theological Studies degree at Asbury Theological Seminary, and has presented workshops, talks and classes on spiritual gifts, calling/vocation and other topics at churches, conferences, colleges and other venues throughout the country. top
SCOTT STAKE, M.T.S., M.S.W.
Scott Stake is the Pastor of Groups & Missions at Four Oaks Community Church, a role he has served in for 12 years that includes training, assessment, care, and ongoing support of missionaries. He is the local coordinator for a discipleship course called Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, which includes instruction from 15 different visiting missionaries and church leaders, outstanding readings from world-renowned authors, and a fun, dynamic learning environment! Scott received his M.T.S. from Reformed Baptist Seminary and M.S.W. from Florida State University.top
Jeannette Storms, D. Min., has served as a missionary in Mexico, Zambia (C. Africa), Japan and London (UK) as well as planting two churches and pastoring. Her ministry has carried her to more than 40 nations. She has taught classes on prayer, missions, evangelism, biblical studies and leadership at The King’s University. Jeanette holds a D. Min. degree from Regent University and a MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. top
Stephen Storms has served 14 years as Bible Teacher and Student Affairs Coordinator at Adult and Teen Challenge, a Christian recovery program in Missouri where he developed Bible-centered curriculum. In recent years he has taught Adult and Teen Challenge staff training in China, Russia, and Jamaica. He is also a teacher/facilitator for Global University Ministerial Training in Southeast Missouri. Stephen is an ordained minister and previously spent 28 years in pastoral ministry. He holds an MA in Biblical Studies from Southern Nazarene University and a BA in Bible from Central Bible College. top
GENE STRICKLAND, M. Div.
The Rev. Gene Strickland is a Priest in the Anglican Church of North America. He is the founder and Lead Pastor of First Responders Initiative, a ministry dedicated strengthening the marriages and families of Tallahassee’s First Responder Families. Prior to his call to ordained ministry Gene served over two decades in the Criminal Justice System following his tour of duty in the U.S. Army. He graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and received his Master of Divinity from The University of the South, Sewanee, TN. Gene’s passion is family equipping and discipleship. The Lord has given him a heart to coach and mentor men who seek to walk fully in their shepherd roles as husbands and fathers. He has had the privilege to speak and teach locally, nationally, and internationally on a variety of topics related to Biblical Identity, Leadership, Marriage, and Biblical Discipleship. Gene and his wife Linda share a passion for healing and strengthening marriages and families. top
Linda Strickland has worked and served in the healing ministry for over 20 years. She is a published writer, accomplished artist, Bible teacher and conference speaker. She is especially known for sharing the powerful testimony of her own personal journey to healing and freedom. Linda writes and teaches on a wide range of topics, including: Healing in Relationships, The Family Blessing, Ministry Burnout, Identity, and Forgiveness. Currently, Linda serves on staff at Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center, and her husband Gene (an Anglican Priest) is the Founder and Lead Pastor of First Responders Initiative. Gene and Linda share a passion for healing and strengthening marriages and families. top
MARGARET SWINGER, M. A.
Margaret Swinger is an ordained minister in the Foursquare Gospel Church, and is in Pastoral Ministry with her husband, Pastor Arlen Swinger. She has served in Sylvania, GA, Mooresville, NC, Waynesboro, VA, Concord, NC, and Tallahassee, FL. Margaret is a well-known Worship Leader, speaks at churches, leads retreats and conferences for women, and has been involved in leadership for Aglow International. Margaret received her BA Degrees in Ministry from Mt. Vernon Bible College, and her MA in Biblical Studies from Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center. She serves on the faculty at TCCTC, where she teaches both New and Old Testament studies. top
KATHY THOMAS, MAOL
Kathy’s passion is to bring God’s Word to life in relevant, real-life applications. She has a master’s degree in organizational leadership and spent the past 15 years providing strategic guidance to small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and ministry leaders. Previously, she and her husband answered a call to serve the Guji people of Ethiopia with Wycliffe Bible Translators. As literacy specialists, together with their Ethiopian colleagues, they developed a large literacy program that reached thousands of people preparing them for reading the Bible in their own language. Currently, Kathy is a writer, entrepreneur, and very happy grandmother. top
Fred Thomson currently serves on the Board of Directors at Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center as well as teaching. He operates Thomson Consulting which provides estate planning, personal financial planning and consulting services. He has retired from being the managing partner in Thomson, Brock and Cherry, a public accounting practice in Tallahassee. While with Thomson, Brock and Cherry Fred specialized in forensic accounting in the area of family law and personal financial planning services. Fred has served on the Board of Directors and been President of Easter Seals of Tallahassee, Tallahassee Chapter of the American Red Cross, Live the Life Ministries in Tallahassee, and the Community Foundation of North Florida. He currently serves on the Board of Women’s Pregnancy Center in Tallahassee. Fred is also on the teaching faculty at Wildwood Church (PCA) in Tallahassee. His special areas of interest include community spiritual transformation, restoration of covenant marriage, Biblical conflict resolution, mentoring younger men, and providing biblical financial counsel. top
SHELLEY R. TODD, PH.D.
Dr. Shelley R. Todd has served as the Director of Counseling at Thomasville Road Baptist Church in Tallahassee for over twenty years. Her professional experience includes clinic and hospital administration, teaching, and working as a therapist for individuals, families and married couples. She is licensed by the National Board of Certified Counselors and is a Florida License Mental Health Counselor. Her M.Div. focus was in Pastoral Counseling; her Ph.D. is in Psychology and Counseling. Shelley is a published author and popular speaker at conferences and retreats. Click here to see her resume. top
JOAN WADSWORTH WEST
Joan earned an AB in English and MM in Musicology at FSU, an MA in Philosophy at the University of Delaware, an AbD in Philosophy at Bryn Mawr. She attended lectures and audited classes at Oxford for two terms, attended two semesters at Trinity Ambridge, two years at Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando, and one year at Beeson Divinity, Birmingham. Joan is a lifelong student, and served on the Board of TCCTC for several years. She is a fifth generation Tallahasseean. She and her husband Rick have four children, and ten grandchildren. top
Trent Wheeler has been involved in mission work for the past 25 years having spent 10 years working with Bible Training Colleges in North Africa, having first hand experience working with the Islamic community. During his years of ministry Trent has worked in 16 different countries and taught in Bible Colleges in New Zealand, Namibia, and Nigeria. top
Dr. Jean Williams teaches at TCCTC as well as serving as the Academic Advisor. She also coordinates the Training Program which provides requested training for local churches and faith-based groups and assists in developing student, congregational and community outreach and application. Jean worked for the Florida Department for Education for twenty years in both K-12 and teacher education as well as being the program director for In-service Staff. She holds a Ph.D. in Human Systems from Florida State University, an M.S. in Guidance and Counseling and a B.S. in Biology from Florida A & M University. top
JACKLYN S. WILSON, M.S.
Jacklyn (Jackie) Wilson, an educator, taught in Indiana public schools and at Clemmons Christian Academy in Clemmons, North Carolina. As a college admissions officer she has been responsible for training professional and support staff. Her teaching career also includes training Deacons at Agape Faith Church in Clemmons, North Carolina, New Believers class, Teaching Teachers class, Gifts of the Holy Spirit class, and Prayer seminars at Faith and Victory Family Worship Center in Mocksville, North Carolina. She holds a B.S. in Education from Manchester College in North Manchester, Indiana, and an M.S. from Indiana University. Her lifelong interest in history has led her to teach Church History at TCCTC starting in the Spring of 2017. top
Michael (Mike) has been privileged to serve the Body of Christ in a variety of different roles: youth pastor, teaching pastor, lead pastor, church planter, pioneer, and missionary. Mike and his wife Seira, along with their five children, served for over 9 years in Japan, with over four years in the center of Kyoto, Japan. They recently returned to the states where Mike is serving as a speaker and writer with Hal Calisch launching a disciple-making ministry called Translating Love. Mike is also serving a local church in Pensacola, Florida, called Charity Chapel as director of Missions and Outreach. Mike and his family currently reside in Pensacola, Florida. top
Kent Young serves in his home assembly in Tallahassee, FL, where he lives with his family. He is the author of two books: Veiled and Silent: A Call to Relook at the Functioning of Women in the Assemblies and Theirs is the Kingdom: An Exposition of the Sermon on the Mount. His published works have been extensions of his teaching ministry in the assembly. He has also been contributor for seekersofchrist.org, thegracelings.org, and thinkoutsidepolitics.com. top