John owns and operates Cimarron Valley Sod Farm
, and he is an elder at the Cushing Church of Christ in Cushing, OK. He is married to Pauline and has four grown children, Johnny, Kristi, Matt, and Mark.
Glynda is an international inspirational speaker, a member of the Churches of Christ since 1958, and a member of the Fairfax Church of Christ for over 25 years. She serves (or has served) as a member of the Vision, Mission and Values; Strategic Planning and Staffing Steering Committees. Additionally, she is a Life Line Ministry Group leader for Servant Ministry and she has served on the Mission & Evangelism and Women’s Ministry Committees.
As a Public Administrator employed by the County of Fairfax in the Office of the County Executive -Office of Partnerships she recruits businesses, government, non-profit, civic and faith based organizations as partners and stakeholders to support county programs, leverage resources and find solutions for human service issues. Presently, she provides consultation to the Office for Women and the Commission for Women in partnership development and in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services.
Glynda graduated from Southwestern Christian College (SwCC) an HBCU (Historically Black College in Texas), Abilene Christian University and completed graduate course work at the University of Redlands. Ms. Hall has an impressive list of service and leadership on national and local boards and councils, including the SwCC Board of Trustees; Rotary Club of Centreville, National Military Family Association Board of Directors, Leadership Fairfax, Inc., National Congress of Black Women, Inc.; Granville Academy and SwCC Women At Work.
Born in Paris, Tennessee and raised in Chicago she now lives in the National Capital Area in Centreville, Virginia. Glynda is the mother of two sons, Kennard Jacquin and Eryck Nikkel and the grandmother of Dorian J. Chandler Hall.
Her favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:6-7 “In ALL your ways acknowledge HIM and HE shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes. Fear the Lord and depart from evil.”
Her testimony: As I acknowledge HIM in All my ways, He directs my path, goes before me, orders my steps and HIS Holy Spirit is with me in all ways on all my journeys.
Phone: home-703 222-0912; office-703 324-5237; cell-703 967-5112
Address: 14301 Winding Woods CT, Centreville, VA 20120
Bruce became the Vice President of Spiritual Life
at Harding University
in 2005 after serving as a minister for several years. He was the minister at the College Church of Christ
in Searcy, AR for 14 years before stepping his role at Harding University.
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, May 3, 1957.
Grew up in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Tennessee.
Parents are Durley and Sue McLarty of Cookeville, Tennessee. Has one brother (Karl) and two sisters (Kim and Karen).
Married Ann Hutson (BSN from Harding, class of ‘80) on May 31, 1980. They have two daughters, Charity (HU class of ‘04) and Jessica (HU class of ‘06).
Graduated in 1975 from Harding Academy in Memphis, Tennessee.
Graduated in 1978 from Harding College with a B.A. in Bible.
Graduated in 1982 from Harding Graduate School of Religion with the M.Th.
Graduated in 2010 from Ashland Theological Seminar, Ashland, Ohio with the D. Min.
Preached for two years during college for the church in Williford, Arkansas.
Preached for the church in Marks, Mississippi from 1980-1982.
Outreach Minister for the Holmes Road church of Christ, 1982-1984.
Missionary in Meru, Kenya, 1984-1985.
Preached for the Collegeside congregation in Cookeville, Tennessee, 1986-1991.
Preached for the College church in Searcy from 1991-2005.
Since August 2005 has served as the Vice President for Spiritual Life at Harding University.
Has spoken on the Harding, Freed-Hardeman, Oklahoma Christian, Ohio Valley, Abilene, David Lipscomb, Pepperdine University lectureships, and the Austin Graduate School of Religion’s Sermon Seminar.
Has written articles for 21st Century Christian Magazine
, Upreach Magazine
, Image Magazine
, The Gospel Advocate
, and Harding’s new Church and Family Magazine
Wrote chapters in the 1998 Harding Lectureship Book (“You Are A Royal Priesthood”) and the 1999 Freed-Hardeman Lectureship Book (“Trusting in God’s Providence”).
Has written one full-length book, Journey of Faith: Walking with Jesus Through the Gospel of John
, which was published in 1997.
Has written a commentary on Paul’s Letter to Philemon for a just-released commentary in the Truth for Today Commentary Series.
In 1999 received the “Outstanding Alumnus Award” from the College of Bible and Religion at Harding University.
Bruce D. McLarty
110 Cherokee Place
Searcy, Arkansas 72143
Charles is a nationally recognized church consultant (often referred to as the “Church Doctor”), director of the Doctor of Ministry program
at Abilene Christian University
, director of the Center for Church Enrichment
, associate dean for ministry services and church programs
in the graduate school of theology, and the Frazer professor of Church Enrichment. He directs Elderlink
, the Minister Support Network
, and provides conflict mediation
and counseling for churches and church leaders. He is married to Judy and has two sons, John and Ben.
Charles also serves as an elder at the University Church of Christ in Abilene. He teaches graduate ministry courses, including Introduction to Christian Ministry, Church Leadership, Pastoral Ministry Skills for Church Leaders, and Managing Conflict in Churches.He has served ministers, church leaders, and congregations by directing programs such as ElderLink and the Minister Support Network.
Charles completed his A. A. degree at Lubbock Christian University before graduating from Abilene Christian University with a B. A. degree in 1968 and a M.Div. degree in 1971. He earned his D.Min. from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1978. He came to ACU in 1988 after serving as a minister in several congregations. He has performed seminars and consultations in scores of congregations in the U. S. and Canada.
Charles and his wife, Judy, have two married sons, John and Ben, both of whom are also ministers. Their greatest joy is time spent with their three grandchildren.
ACU Box 29405
Abilene, TX 79699
Home: (325) 673-9405
Web Page: http://www.acu.edu/academics/cbs/gst/faculty/siburt.html
Steve serves the church as elder and he is a Bank president at Simmons First National Bank. He is the treasurer for Pure Heart Vision.
Linda is also a businesswoman with work in various parts of the country.
John owns Economy Pharmacy
, is married to Janice, and they have four grown children, and a growing number of grandchildren.
for a more biographical description of Dr. Willingham that includes academic information. However, for most people the following description may be adequate.
Randy Willingham moved to Harding University in 2000, as an associate professor, in hopes of narrowing the gap between academic learning and practical field training that is relevant to church life. His belief that practical ministry is always a multi-disciplinary experience is reflected in his ministry classes that include both ministry and non-ministry majors. He received the Distinguished Teacher Award from Harding University in 2006. He serves as a faculty coach for the Master of Ministry degree at Harding’s Center for Advanced Ministry Training, a program devoted to training on the field for the field.
In his early 20’s, he was led to Christ and mentored by an elder who was 50 years older than him. Much of his life, before conversion, was spent as a world-class athlete under some of the best coaches in the world along with many friends who went on to win Olympic Gold medals after he turned his attention to ministry preparation. He has transferred the commitment level of Olympians into a pursuit of God’s will in ministry. After leaving Oklahoma State University, he graduated from the Harding School of Biblical Studies, Harding University (a B.A. in Bible and minors in Greek and Physical Education), Harding Graduate School of Religion (an M. Div. emphasizing philosophy of religion and New Testament), and Abilene Christian University with a Doctorate of Ministry degree. He has received additional training by participation in such groups as the Educator’s Leadership Academy, The Leadership Circle, and the Oklahoma Academy of Mediators. He specializes in flipping destructive conflict into constructive energy for leadership development. Others have described his coaching as providing a unique mixture of simultaneous care, comfort, and challenge.
He is focused on representing the needs and concerns of motivated church members to the academic community attempting to create connections that enhance church life and provide credibility for evangelism. Since coming to Harding in 2000, he has served over 40 churches. He has provided leadership coaching for multitudes of elderships (as well as individual elders), ministers, and informal church leaders in 17 states. He deliberately seeks to develop life-time friendships of shared value partnerships. He has shared meaningful work with 22 congregations over the past 12 months, and most of those have had relationships with him for much longer than the previous 12 months. His commitment to connecting the worlds of academia and church life as well as theory and practice also surface in his previous work of developing an internship and his present work of developing a formal mentorship for people serving in the church context.
Randy and Eva were married in 1982 and they have two sons, Nathan and Daniel.
Center for Spiritual Leadership
915 East Market
HU 12288, Searcy, AR 72149-2288
501-279-4614; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Page: http://www.randywillingham.com
Jesse is a Retired Naval Officer having served twenty-two years of active duty in the U. S. Navy retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He acquired extensive experience in surface and sub-surface ship operations, and earned sub-specialties in Weapons Systems Acquisition and Management, Electronic Warfare, and Command, Control, and Communications. He is currently a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice at the Browning Therapy Group, and the Foundation for Applied Christian Counseling in Los Alamitos, CA. He specializes in Cognitive Christian Couples Therapy, family abuse, and domestic violence. He is trained and certified to conduct financial counseling, HIV, Substance Abuse counseling, and Divorce Mediation. He is a certified trainer and facilitator for the ‘Third Option,’ a Non-profit Organization to help couples enhance marriage. He is an Adjunct Instructor at Argosy University and is responsible for training graduate students aspiring to become psychotherapists. Jesse has a broad business background. He and has served as a Marketing Director, Vice President of Consumer Operations, and executive consultant at United Mortgage Credit, Inc. a nationwide credit reporting, real estate and consulting firm. Jesse is currently working on an audio and video projects designed to help relationships of families and couples.
Jesse holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts and Business Administration from Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR. He eared a MS degree in Weapons Systems Acquisition and Management from the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with distinction from National University, San Diego, CA. Jesse has completed doctoral studies, and anticipates completion of the Doctorate of Education degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in May, 2009.
His scriptural motto: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)
Address: 2502 N. Poinsttia St, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Gabriel Avila, OD
Optometric Glaucoma Specialist
Doctor of Optometry, May 2002, NSU College of Optometry
Bachelor of Zoology, May 1998, Oklahoma State University
SPECIALIZED OPTOMETRIC COURSE WORK
Optometric Glaucoma Specialist
Ophthalmic Application of Lasers, 2001
Advanced Clinical Methods Course, 2001
Fourth Year Project Award, 2000-2001: Leadership in the Private Practice Setting
W.W. HASTINGS INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE HOSPITAL, TAHLEQUAH, OK
NSU OPTOMETRY CLINIC, ROTATIONS, TAHLEQUAH, OK
Acute Care and Walk-In Clinic • Ocular Disease Clinic • Neurology • Diabetic Clinic • Electrodiagnostics • Traumatic Brain Injury • Primary Care • Specialty Contact Lens
PROFESSIONAL AND WORK EXPERIENCE
2003- President of Abilene Advanced Eyecare and Vintage Eyewear
2005-2007 Rolling Plains Optometric Association President
2002-2003 Lonestar Optometric Associates, Lenscrafters
2004 Williams Consulting Group Client
2007- I2I: Optometric Peer Review and Practice Management Group
2011 Power Practice Consulting Group Client
Awards and Honors
2002: Outstanding Fourth Year Student
2001: Outstanding Third Year Student
2001 Student Leadership Award
2000 Student Service Award
2000 President’s Award
1998 Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Organization
1998 Oklahoma State University Gold Award for Academic Excellency
1998 Graduated Magna Cum Laude
1996-1998 Alpha Epsilon Delta National Honors Organization for Pre Med Students
American Optometric Association
Texas Optometric Association
Abilene Chamber of Commerce
Young Life Christian Association
American Heart Association
Abilene Women’s Council for Breast Cancer
PERSONAL AND SPIRITUAL
Member of Southern Hills Church of Christ
Deacon for Short Term Care Needs
Minister Search Committee
New Building Committee
Youth Minister Search Committee
Various Mission Trips
Baptized in Ponca City Oklahoma at the age of 12, Grand Avenue Church of Christ
Married for 18 Years to lovely wife Sherry
Three children, Jaylen, our only daughter, Michael, middle child, Isaiah