Ministerial Curriculum Vitae

November 14, 2013 § Leave a comment

Summary of Qualifications

  • Experienced ministry executive in non-profit management, fundraising, and communications.

  • Long-time church leader in a variety of staff and volunteer capacities.

  • Accomplished communicator:  broadcasting, teaching, public speaking, and writing.

 Education

  • MA, Biblical and Theological Studies, Knox Seminary, Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • BA, Speech Communications (Broadcasting), Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Vocational Employment History

 

Director of Ministry Advancement                                           October 2010 – June 2013

Evangelism Explosion International, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Cultivated and managed all aspects of donor relationships to provide support for a worldwide evangelism training ministry founded by Dr. D. James Kennedy.

  • Produced and managed on-line and direct mail fundraising and acquisition strategies.

  • Cultivated donor relationships.

  • Created partnerships between media, churches and ministry for fundraising and promotion.

 

Media and Church Relations                                                    November 2008-October 2010

Cross International Aid, Inc., Pompano Beach, FL

Created strategic and sustainable partnerships between radio stations, churches, and overseas mission partners for an international relief and development para-church ministry.

  • Established and cultivated relationships and activities between media, churches and missions.

  • Developed brand marketing with radio, music packages, social media and blog for church leaders.

  • Participated in field trips to works in Haiti and Guatemala.

Executive Director                                                                     January-October 2008

Presbyterian Lay Committee, Lenoir, NC

Managed a national denominational publishing ministry with a quarterly circulation of 100,000, a staff of 8 FTE, and an annual budget of $1.5 million.

  • Served as principal ministry representative.

  • Instigated new media initiatives.

  • Planned, promoted, and hosted annual Faith and Life Conference.

Interim Executive Vice President                                              January-August 2007

Coral Ridge Media Ministries, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Selected by founder Dr. D. James Kennedy to provide temporary leadership for a $37 million international production and broadcast outreach of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.

  • Reduced operation costs and realized a net savings of $1 million within 12 months.

  • Conceived, developed and launched two successful television documentaries.

  • Hosted ministry conferences and major donor events on behalf of D. James Kennedy.

 

Executive Producer                                                                   1997-2007

Coral Ridge Media Ministries, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Planned, produced and delivered 3 award-winning internationally-syndicated radio programs (2 per day, 14 per week, 51 per month, and 612 per year) on-schedule and without fail of delivery for 10+ years.

  • Recruited, developed and managed staff and volunteers.

  • Improved donor loyalty and netted new names.

  • Reached new markets by developing a syndicated Spanish broadcast.

 

Avocational Ministry History

 

Interim pastor, New Hope Community Church (CRCNA) – Fort Lauderdale, FL (2003-2005)

Minister of Music and Education, New Hope Community Church – Fort Lauderdale, FL (2009-2010)

Ruling Elder, Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) (since 2001)

Pulpit fill

  • Cypress Creek Presbyterian Church (PCA),  Naples, FL

  • Okeechobee Presbyterian Church (PCA), Okeechobee, FL

  • Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), Wilton Manors, FL

 

Music Minister / Worship Leader / Choir Director                          

  • Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church (PCA) – Fort Lauderdale, FL (1998-2007)

  • First Baptist Pompano – Pompano Beach, GA (1997-99)

  • North Avenue Presbyterian (PCUSA) – Atlanta, GA (1996-1997)

  • Westside Baptist Church – Mableton, GA (1992-1996)

  • Gospel Light Baptist Church – Winder, GA (1987-1991)

Teaching Experience and Topics

 

  • New Hope Community Church (CRCNA) – Fort Lauderdale, FL

○       Adults – Doctrines of Grace, Biblical Leadership, Holy Spirit

  • Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church (PCA) – Fort Lauderdale, FL

○       Students – Gospel of Mark, Doctrines of Grace

  • National Religious Broadcasters Convention – Nashville, TN

○       Leadership, technical sessions

  • National Worship Leader’s Conference – Kansas City, KS

○       The Necessity of Compassion

  • Babbie Mason Songwriting Seminar – Atlanta, GA

○       How to Get on Local Radio

  • Biblical Parenting classes (Growing Kids God’s Way) for following churches:

○       Westside Baptist Church – Mableton, GA

○       Orange Hill Baptist Church – Austell, GA

○       Midway Methodist Church – Douglasville, GA

Short-term Missions

  • Guatemala – Zacapa (2010)

  • Haiti – Port-au-Prince (2009)

  • Romania – Arad and Felnac (1994, 1995)

 

Skills

  • Experienced presentation skills:  teaching, preaching, emcee

  • Curriculum development:  Doctrines of Grace, Holy Spirit, Leadership

  • Proficiency on piano, guitar, choral conducting, congregation song leading, music theory

  • Windows and IOS, MS Office, various productivity software

  • Social media management (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, others)

 Other

  • Ruling Elder, Presbyterian Church in America (since 2001).

  • Interim Pastor, New Hope Community Church, Fort Lauderdale, FL (May 2003-September 2004)

  • Board of Directors, National Religious Broadcasters, Manassas, VA (1995 – 2013)

  • Awarded Milestone Distinguished Service Award by the National Religious Broadcasters (2013)

  • Awarded Program of the Year Award by the National Religious Broadcasters (2003).

 

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