Richard Frazer

Rich Frazer is President of Spiritual Overseers Service (SOS) International, a global training ministry equipping indigenous ministry leaders. He holds a Doctorate of Ministry with an emphasis on training ministry leaders to upcycle declining churches.

Latest: 11 reasons churches lose momentum and decline

Bill Easum

Bill Easum is co-founder of Easum, Bandy & Associates - one of the premier consulting firms in North America.

Latest: The Permanent Revolution

Greg Atkinson

Greg Atkinson is the Founder of Worship Impressions and Executive Director of Greg is a leadership coach and consultant, and the author of Church Leadership Essentials, Strange Leadership, Scaling Down, and Secrets of a Secret Shopper. Greg has worked ...

Latest: Reasons your church website needs an Easter page
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Kent Evans

Kent Evans is a marketing and business guy who helped create Manhood Journey, an organization helping to restore fatherhood and discipleship through small group Bible study. He resides in Louisville, KY with his amazing wife and four sons.

Latest: Looking for volunteers?
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Jim Barber

Jim Barber is the President of both the Society for Church Consulting and Barber Church Consulting. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Society, facilitates training conferences, conducts webinar training, and coaches those aspiring to become consultants. In his consulting, ...

Latest: How to develop a volunteer mobilization culture
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Parnell Lovelace, Jr.

Founding pastor of Center of Praise Ministries in Sacramento, California, Parnell M. Lovelace, Jr. currently serves on the Board of Trustees at William Jessup University and is a certified church consultant with the Society for Church Consulting.

Latest: Treating your guest speaker with ministry excellence

Steve Lawson

A former business owner and church planter, Steve is now writing, speaking and conducting emotional intelligence and leadership seminars. Steve holds a Doctor of Strategic Leadership, an MDiv and an MBA. Steve and his wife Karen live in Greenville, Texas.

Latest: How to harness the power of chaos in your ministry

Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, which currently meets in locations in Manhattan and Queens (NY), as well as additional locations in San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL. The author of over 80 church ...

Latest: Why Average is Dangerous - Abandoning Average (Part 1)

Margaret Marcuson

Rev. Margaret Marcuson helps ministers do their work without wearing out or burning out, through ministry coaching, presentations and online resources. Margaret is the author of Leaders Who Last: Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry and MoneyandYour Ministry: Balance the Books While ...

Latest: 2 ways to encourage generosity
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Charles Arn

Dr. Charles Arn is a professor of Outreach at Wesley Seminary in Marion, IN. His latest book: Heartbeat! How to Turn Passion into Ministry in Your Church introduces readers to the exciting process of building "missional side-doors."

Latest: The "Silver Bullet" for Disciple Making

Chuck Lawless

Chuck Lawless is Dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism at Southern Seminary, president of the consulting firm The Lawless Group, and author of Discipled Warriors and several other books. You may read his blogs and articles ...

Latest: Barna and M. Green on the American Church

Ryan Sanders

Ryan Sanders is Director of Marketing for Manhood Journey, the nonprofit ministry helping fathers raise the next generation of godly men. Ryan is married to Tonia with two daughters and one son. They live in Reston, Virginia right outside of ...

Latest: The 6 dads in your church (and how you can help them)

Ronald Keener

Ronald E. Keener was editor of the national business and leadership magazine, "Church Executive," for eight years, and writes from Chambersburg, Pa.

Latest: Calling Steve Jobs: “I can’t figure out this smartphone”

Phillip Foster

Phillip A. Foster, Ph.D., as a psychologist and Director of, provides spiritual direction, counseling, training, and consulting, to those in ministry or other roles of leadership in the church. He is the author of “Here’s My Heart, Lord.”

Latest: Why you lost your pastor . . . again
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Charlie Lyons

Charlie Lyons has worked in local church ministry and non-profit administration for more than ten years. He is the senior pastor of Riverside Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ontario and is passionate about making disciples who make disciples.

Latest: 7 Things Great People Do
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Doug Lawrence

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Latest: 6 beta church musts
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Allen Hamlin

Allen Hamlin has served overseas since 2006, and provides team building consultation around the world. He currently lives in Wales, and oversees ministries in the southern UK. He is the author of Embracing Followership (Kirkdale Press; Feb 2016).

Latest: Why are we fascinated with change?
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John B. MacDonald

Dr. John B. MacDonald has served for decades as a lawyer and pastor-teacher. He is an associate with Outreach Canada and focuses on equipping and encouraging others to become more like Jesus Christ and to live all of life with ...

Latest: 5 discipleship attributes
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Rob Streetman

Rob Streetman is the president of inLight Consulting and is author of The Map Maker. He is called to encourage, edify and equip Workplace Leaders as disciple makers and transformation agents. He began inLight in 2005, after 25+ years in ...

Latest: Navigating God’s call to more – preparing to let go
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Jerome Daley

Jerome Daley, ACC, DPM is a leadership coach,, author of five books, and Publisher of Christian Coaching Magazine.

Latest: How to Fire Someone Without Relational Carnage, Part 1
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Jeff Klick

Dr. Jeff Klick serves as the senior pastor of Hope Family Fellowship, an age-integrated church he planted in 1993. In addition, he is an instructor with The Institute of Church Management and is on the board of The Council for ...

Latest: 4 ways to excel
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Tom Harper

Tom Harper is president of Networld Media Group, a publisher of online trade journals and events for the banking, retail, restaurant and church leadership markets. He is the author of Leading from the Lions' Den: Leadership Principles from Every Book ...

Latest: is seeking bloggers
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Elizabeth Drury

Elizabeth (PhD, Intercultural Education, Biola University) writes, speaks, and teaches about border crossing as a discipline for every believer and every church, especially in changing and diverse communities. She currently serves in a multiethnic homeless congregation and is ordained in ...

Latest: Priced out of youth discipleship?
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Joel Alvis

Joel L. Alvis, Jr. has a passion to work with churches experiencing transition in leadership or other circumstances. Since 2003 he has served as an interim (or transitional pastor). He provides coaching and consulting services to congregational leaders and clergy ...

Latest: Resources for Prayer
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Paul Greasley

Paul E. Greasley holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and is an experienced servant leader, a retired aerospace engineering manager, a big rig driver, an active community volunteer, an adjunct professor and an entrepreneurial business owner.

Latest: Is your leadership relevant or irrelevant?
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Kim Niles

Kim Niles is the author of Getting Your Breath Back After Life Knocks It Out of You and is the co-founder of Grief Bites. She is also a writer and partner for YouVersion, a Community Leader at her church, and ...

Latest: Book review: The Map Maker
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Mike Mack

Smallgroupologist Michael Mack believes life change happens best in groups because he has experienced it himself. He trains leaders; writes articles, books, and discussion guides; and consults with churches through Small Group Leadership.

Latest: 7 essentials for shepherding your people to grow spiritually
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Gerry Lewis

Gerry Lewis serves as Executive Director of the Harvest Baptist Association in Decatur, Texas. He is also a Church Consultant and Leadership Coach. His weekly blog and podcasts can be found at

Latest: 4 steps to avoid becoming a slave to your technology
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Bob Whitesel

Bob Whitesel (D.Min., Ph.D.) is professor of missional leadership and founding professor of Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. A sought after speaker, church growth consultant and award-winning writer of 12 books on missional leadership, church change and church growth; ...

Latest: Your leadership style under pressure

Jim Farrer

A broadly-trained church consultant, Jim Farrer is the founder of Vital Signs Church Consulting and a member of the Society for Church Consulting. A veteran of ministry positions in Canada and the U.S., he has trained leaders from 18 denominations ...

Latest: 6 insights about “Nones” and “Dones”

Dr. Pamela Ovwigho

Dr. Pamela Ovwigho, a Nebraska-based researcher and psychologist, who writes and speaks about life transformation and spiritual growth. She serves as the Executive Director for the Center for Bible Engagement, a division of Back to the Bible.

Latest: 4 ways to respond to “13 Reasons Why”
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Jeffrey Rodman

Dr. Jeffrey J. Rodman is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and a Certified Grants Specialist (CGS). He founded Here-4-You Christian Grant Consulting in 2000. Jeffrey received his BS in Chemical Dependency Counseling, his M.Ed. in Counseling and Development from ...

Latest: Leadership Lessons from the Turnaround 20/20 Conference

Mike Bonem

Mike Bonem is an author, consultant, speaker, church leader, businessperson, husband and father. He loves to help ministries and their leaders reach their God-given potential through strategic planning, organizational design, and coaching. Mike’s books include Thriving in the Second Chair, ...

Latest: Warming up for leadership

Fred Noble

Fred Noble is a recruiter for a hospitality/retail recruiting firm. He is also an elder and leads a pastoral discipleship training ministry at Chesapeake Christian Fellowship in Davidsonville, Md. In his free time, he hangs out with his family and ...

Latest: 6 tips to writing the perfect job description
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Tony Llewellyn

Tony Llewellyn is an Australian pastor, author, musician and songwriter. He and his beautiful wife Alli have two adult children. Tony authored 11 books on biblical and musical topics, released five CDs and runs two websites: and

Latest: 6 steps to better thinking
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Josh Hunt

Josh Hunt is the world’s #1 Bible Study Lesson writer. He has written more Bible Study lessons than any human, living or dead. He has written 4 lessons a week for 20 years and counting. His lessons are not like ...

Latest: Use stuff that you can touch and feel when you teach
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Alan Wilson

Lives in Northern Ireland. Currently combining doctoral work with freelance teaching and preaching. Previously pastored churches in Switzerland and Northern Ireland. Married to Pauline and father of two daughters.

Latest: Easter: More than a story
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Anthony Coppedge

Anthony Coppedge is a church technology consultant, speaker, and author with experience identifying strategies, building scalable systems and processes, and focusing efforts to stay true to the vision and DNA of an organization. He has served on staff at three ...

Latest: Stop Failing to Plan – Start a Content Strategy
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Allen Ratta

Allen is founder and CEO of, dedicated to the spiritual advancement of individuals and the church. He is the author of Making Spiritual Progress (InterVarsity Press, Jan. 2014). A lead pastor for more than 20 years, Allen also founded ...

Latest: Your best marketing program

John Ewart

John Ewart is associate VP of project development at Southeastern Baptist Seminary and is a board member and instructor in the Society for Church Consulting's training program. John was a church consultant with The Rainer Group, served in more than ...

Latest: Critical Abilities, Part 5

Andy Zawacki

Andy Zawacki, a former pastor and teacher has a passion for developing leaders who will change the world. He serves as the Director of Ministry Development for Back to the Bible and is a doctoral student of strategic leadership at ...

Latest: 8 tactics to combat bad leadership
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Mark Waltz

Mark Waltz is pastor of connections and multisite pastor at Granger Community Church in Granger, IN. He is the author of First Impressions: Creating Wow Experiences in Your Church and Lasting Impressions: From Visiting to Belonging. He consults and trains ...

Latest: Asking without Apology

Mitch Todd

Mitch Todd is an ordained United Methodist pastor, serving a satellite congregation in Kansas. A former campus minister, his background is in music, writing, leadership, and preaching. He has been sending out weekly devotions for more than a decade.

Latest: About your approval rating...

Don Ross

Don Ross founded the Turnaround Church Coaching Network and has served as the lead pastor of Creekside Church in the Seattle area since 1995.

Latest: Your Super Secret Church

Thom Rainer

Thom Rainer is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. He is also a former pastor, seminary dean, and leader of a consulting firm. Rainer is the author or co-author of 25 books, including his latest release from B&H ...

Latest: 5 terrible reasons to enter vocational ministry

Gary McIntosh

Gary McIntosh is president of the Church Growth Network and a professor of Christian ministry and leadership at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He has 30 years of experience in the field of church consultation, coaching church leaders, ...

Latest: Overcoming discouragement

David Bowman

Dr. David Bowman is the Executive Director of the Tarrant Baptist Association in Fort Worth, Texas. He also serves as a Lead Navigator for Auxano.

Latest: Got it figured out?
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Lang Montgomery

Lang Montgomery has served for more than 28 years as pastor in various size churches. He preaches, teaches and coaches pastors and ministry leaders. He currently serves as a hospital chaplain in Newport News, VA. He can be contacted at ...

Latest: 3 ways to improve intentional listening

Matthew Fretwell

Matt Fretwell is married, has three daughters, is an author, pastor, national director of operations for New Breed Church Planting, and founder of Planting RVA, in Richmond, Va. Matt writes for Church Planter Magazine and is pursuing his doctorate at ...

Latest: The 3 biggest leadership obstacles
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Phil Wood

Phil Wood pastors Fellowship Church in Carol Stream, Illinois and is director of The Wayside Center, a homeless outreach in the Chicago area.

Latest: Defining the new role of the Baby-Boomer leader

Bob Russell

At just twenty-two years of age, Bob became the pastor of Southeast Christian Church. That small congregation of 120 members became one of the largest churches in America, with 18,000 people attending the four worship services every weekend in 2006 ...

Latest: Should I perform my niece’s wedding—she and her fiancé are living together?

Will Mancini

Will Mancini emerged from the trenches of local church leadership to find Auxano, a first-of-a-kind consulting ministry that focuses on vision clarity. As a “clarity evangelist,” Will has served as vision architect for hundreds of churches across the country including ...

Latest: 3 reasons people attend your church for the first time
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Steve Reynolds

Rev. Steve Reynolds pastored primarily small churches for more than 32 years. He is the director of the 4T I-40 church consulting ministry, designed to bring affordable consultation services to the small church. He also serves in the Living Waters ...

Latest: When Churches Don't Fit Right
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Dr. Boyd

Dr. G. David Boyd is the Founder and Managing Director of EA Resources, a non-profit that seeks to equip parents and churches to minister to emerging adults. David and Rachel have been blessed with three energetic boys – Josiah, Andrew, ...

Latest: How your church can engage its Millennials
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Bud Brown

An experienced ministry leader, writer and educator, Bud Brown is co-founder of Turnaround Pastors. He is a change leader in many venues — small rural, upscale suburban and mega-sized churches. Bud also trains pastors in conferences, workshops and coaching sessions. ...

Latest: 5 more symptoms of a church dying for change
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Charles Stone

Dr. Charles Stone is Lead Pastor at West Park Church (London, Ontario) and founder of StoneWell Ministries. He has authored four books including, People Pleasing Pastors: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Approval Motivated Leadership (IVP 2014), and Brain-Savvy Leaders: The Science of ...

Latest: 3 morning habits guaranteed to boost brain power
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Hal West

Hal West spent 33 years as a pastor with an emphasis on creating effective change and transition in a traditional church setting. He is the President of Compass Coach and Consulting ( whose mission is to assist pastors and churches ...

Latest: What if ESPN Meant Evaluating Senior Pastors Network?

Brian Thorstad

Brian Thorstad is a Redevelopment Transitional Pastor. He is the author of Heaven Help Our Church! (A Survival Guide for Christians in Troubled Churches) and Redevelopment: Transitional Pastoring That Transforms Churches.

Latest: 9 ways to lead through decisions
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Jason Lewis

@JasonLewisCFRE leads the advancement efforts at Logos Academy, an inter-cultural, Gospel-centered, community school located in York City, Pennsylvania. Jason and his family are members of the City Church community. In addition to his full-time ministry, Jason speaks to groups about ...

Latest: Penn State on Sunday
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Kris Eldridge

Kris Eldridge lives in Atlanta and is the Community Outreach Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Ga. He is also the founder of Outreach Ministry Solutions and consults with churches to help them reach their communities.

Latest: Simple ways to care for your neighbors this Easter
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Christopher Harris

Christopher J. Harris, a native of Palatka, Fla., is Executive Pastor of Crossover Church of Tampa, Fla. He is also Overseer of Youth for Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. Harris currently resides in Tampa with his wife and children.

Latest: 3 more ways to respond when you care less

Jason Hanselman

Jason Hanselman is the Senior Pastor at Caldwell Christian Church. He has 15 years in church work, higher education, and ministry.

Latest: Foundations of Church Administration: Book Review
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J.D. Payne

J. D. Payne serves with the North American Mission Board and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He blogs regularly at

Latest: Time to Sharpen the Blades

Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson is a coach/consultant with 15 years experience in the ministry. He has served in large, traditional churches as well as church plants and wants to use that experience to partner with church leaders as they find and fulfill ...

Latest: Stop and Go Leading

Mark Howell

Mark Howell is the founder of and blogs at and

Latest: This Road Doesn't Go 'There'

David Clarke

David Anthony Clarke, is a pastor, speaker, self-published author of two books, former U.S. Marine, and adjunct professor at Ft. Valley State University. David received an A.S. in Business, B.A. in Leadership, and M.S. in Organizational Performance. He serves as ...

Latest: 3 keys to leading hurt people
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Matthew Smith

As a pastor, university professor, leadership consultant and author, Matthew has been dedicated for over three decades to proclaiming the gospel and Encouraging Achievement in Godly Leaders by Emphasizing Servanthood (EAGLES). As founder and executive director of Eagles In Leadership, ...

Latest: Book Review: The Truth About Same Sex Marriage

Mark Lenz

Mark J. Lenz is a faith-based business owner and church consultant helping churches create organizational health and bringing clarity and focus to ministry and mission.

Latest: Book review: Sticky Leaders

Ken Walker

An experienced freelance writer, co-author and book editor, Ken Walker edits blogs for several contributors to Church Central and has coached various bloggers for the site. A member of the Christian PEN (Proofreaders and Editors Network), he has co-authored, edited ...

Latest: Serial comma is preferable for clarity

Greg Morris

Gregory K. Morris, Ph.D., is the founder and president of Leadership Dynamics, a non-profit corporation committed to the training and development of Christian leaders and their organizations and is available for new clients. He has authored the book, In Pursuit ...

Latest: Aurora, Colorado – Putting Tragedy in Perspective

Gordon Marcy

Gordon Marcy is president of Capstone eMedia Group LLC, which developed and operates As a broadcast and digital media specialist, former radio station executive, online missionary and blogger, he has a unique perspective on the rapidly changing world of ...

Latest: Internet Battle for Hearts, Minds and Global Redemption
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Dave Blundell

Rev. Dave Blundell is the Executive Director of Hungry For Life International. Dave holds an M.A. in Leadership and is the author of Professionally Religious: The Spiritual Poverty of Spiritual Leaders.

Latest: Shame and religion's role

Brian Kluth

Pastor Brian Kluth lives in Denver, CO and has been a popular guest speaker ( and for hundreds of churches, conferences, colleges, seminary, and leadership events. He is a pastor, bestselling author, researcher, and radio speaker.

Latest: Sermon Illustration: 20 Symptoms of Financial Bondage
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Scott Couchenour

Scott is Founder/CEO of Serving Strong Enterprises, an affordable coaching platform that helps church leaders conquer burnout as a lifestyle. He is a certified coach with a calling to maximize ministry leadership to widen kingdom impact

Latest: Book review: 6 week money challenge
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