Tom Ellsworth has served with the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington, Indiana, since January 1981. The congregation has grown from 80 to over 2,800 and transitioned through a building fire, relocation and four building programs.
Tom served as the North American Christian Convention president for the 2001 Tampa convention and enjoys speaking for various conferences and leadership events. Tom holds degrees from St. Louis Christian College and Cincinnati Christian University. He is co-author of the book Preaching
James, and author of Beyond Your Backyard; It’s Your Move – On Board; It’s Your Move – Out Loud and Inverted.
Tom and his wife, Elsie have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
Specializing in service to churches and ministers, Tom Burbrink has been involved in tax preparation and financial counseling since 1978. Services offered include church payroll processing, tax seminars, compensation package planning sessions and preparing tax returns for ministers. Over two hundred ministers in over twenty-five states are clients. More than 30 churches are Full Payroll clients.
Tom has conducted tax seminars in many states and at numerous Christian colleges.
Tom retired from Antioch Christian Church near Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, on December 31, 2003. He has preached on a part-time basis during the past twenty-five years. For twenty-three years Tom served as Administrative Assistant at Kentucky Christian University.
In addition to being an alumnus of Kentucky Christian University, he has studied accounting and finance at Butler University in Indianapolis. His training in tax preparation includes seminars held by the Internal Revenue Service, B. J. Worth, the American Institute of Tax Return Preparers, and the National Association of Tax Practitioners.
Paul Boatman serves Lincoln Christian Seminary as Academic Dean and Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, having led the Counseling department since 1978. In the fifteen years prior to coming to Lincoln, he was involved in preaching ministries in Wentzville, MO; Chester and Sailor Springs, IL, Indianapolis, IN, and inner-city and campus ministries in St. Louis, MO In addition, he and his wife have done short-term mission work, teaching and offering missionary care services nations such as India, Thailand, Indonesia, The Philippines, Austria, Kenya, Congo, Mexico, St. Vincent, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Ukraine. Dr. Boatman received the Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Louis Christian College (1966), Master of Divinity from Lincoln Christian Seminary (1974), and the Doctor of Ministry from Eden Theological Seminary (1977). He has also studied in the School of Theology at St. Louis University. He has received certificates for Clinical Pastoral Education and for Pastoral Counseling from C.A.R.E. and Counseling, Inc., of St. Louis. He was and active member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors for 30 years and is a charter member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
In addition to work with the Seminary, Dr. Boatman has served as an elder and ministry leader at Lincoln Christian Church. He also serves on the Chaplaincy Endorsement Commission and on several mission and service agency boards. Among his diversionary enjoyments are running (over 2 dozen marathons and half-marathons), backpacking and climbing (mountains and canyons throughout the American West), fishing (annual pilgrimage to the Canadian Wilderness), motorcycling, photography, and time with grandchildren.
Dr. Boatman was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He and Mary have been married since 1966. The Boatman’s have two married daughters, Angela and Rachelle, and seven grandchildren.
South Pacific Christian Fellowship promotes fellowship, evangelism, and church growth in the self-proclaimed post-Christian countries of New Zealand and Australia. Successful church planting activity has reached many people who need to hear the Word of God in these areas. The SPCF office is located in our ACC building and E. Richard Crabtree serves as an elder for Academy Christian Church.
Dr. Derry became the sixth President of HIU on August 15, 2003. Prior to HIU, he was the campus pastor at Western Illinois University. In 1998 he became president of Dallas Christian College. He completed his postgraduate work at East Tennessee State University receiving an Ed.D. in 1996 in the area of educational leadership and policy analysis with an emphasis in higher education.
Dr. Holland joined the faculty in 2000, and is the Russell F. and Marian J. Blowers Professor of Christian Ministries. He grew up in the a cappella Churches of Christ and comes to Emmanuel from a fifteen-year ministry with the Singing Oaks Church of Christ in Denton, Texas. He first served as youth minister, then associate minister, college minister, and adult education minister. The last three years at Singing Oaks he also served on the staff as marriage and family therapist. For three years he conducted a private therapy practice as well. Prior to his years at Singing Oaks, he had five years of youth ministry experience in churches in Greeley, CO, and Canyon, TX. Dr. Holland is a graduate of Lubbock Christian College. He completed the M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Texas Woman’s University in 1995 and the Ph.D. in Family Studies in 1999. He has taken additional graduate studies at Abilene Christian University and West Texas State University.
Jack also has teaching experience, having been a graduate teaching assistant at Texas Woman’s University for a semester and summer, an instructor for one course each semester in 1998 at Texas Woman’s University, an adjunct faculty member at North Texas State University for a year and a half, and one semester as visiting professor at Texas Woman’s University. He is certified as a Pastoral Counseling Educator and frequently conducts workshops and seminars for churches on marriage, parenting, and other family issues.
Ken is retired after serving for over 45 years as the senior minister at the Church of Christ at Manor Woods in Rockville, MD. He also served as President of the 1986 North American Christian Convention.
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Wayne E. Shaw is dean emeritus and adjunct professor of preaching at Lincoln (Illinois) Christian Seminary of Lincoln Christian University.