The following profiles are ministers from across the country that are committed to training and equipping the next generation of disciples and ministers. Whether the minister(s) you read about is an active instructor, Board Member, serves on our Spiritual Advisory Board, or is connected with The Bible Training Center through mutually submitted apostolic connections, they all share the common thread with The Bible Training Center as disciplers. Read their profiles and contact them if you want more information regarding their ministries. We wholeheartedly support them here, and the relationship is mutual.
Tim and Kris Mann
Tim & Kris Mann are the founders of Church Builders International based in Traverse City, MI. They have been in ministry since 1980 traveling nationally and internationally. Tim and Kris have been instrumental in pioneering over 18 ministries and have established multiple in-church Bible schools. Currently, they invest their time in coach, activating and ordaining ministers and serve in their home-based church, The Surge in Traverse City, MI. Tim and Kris have been honored to be appointed to eldership teams in multiple churches and ministry organizations across the United States.
Mike and Patty Ferry
Mike and Patty founded Cornerstone Christian Fellowship of Redmond, OR. This church is a rising apostolic assembly stepping into the fullness of the inheritance in Christ. Mike and Patty focus on creating an atmosphere of family, love, and commitment; equipping people for advancing the Kingdom of God; while ministering to those in the Body of Christ who are hurting.
John and Karen Mastrogiovanni
35 years ago, Dr. John and his wife Karen, founded Oasis of the Valley, a transformational church located in Monrovia, California. In 2013, Dr. John founded Foundation Rock Ministries International, a ministry designed as a gathering of apostolic and prophetic ministries from around the world as well as a venue through which oversight and council are provided to local pastors and leaders.
Dave has been working in full-time ministry for nearly 35 years based Battle Creek, MI. He accepted the call to ministry at the age of 19 years and joined a team of ministers that planted churches by the age of 22. He pastored a church in Sturgis, Michigan for over 10 years and continues to travel all around the region preaching and teaching a life of worship, and how to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. He has ministered to people all over the world on the continents of Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.
Eric’s heart has always been youth ministry and has served as a youth director/pastor in Pasadena, CA for over 35 years. His passion is to give the same hope to others that he received as a troubled teenager. In addition to his work with youth through a faith-based non-profit, Eric serves the Body of Christ by leading a house church called 1st Sundays in Los Angeles, CA. His ministry focuses on serving people through close-knit discipleship and communicating the truth of the God's love and grace. He ministers to those that are forgotten and/or misunderstood. Eric also serves on the leadership team for Foundation Rock Ministries.
Susan and Frank Morgan
Susan has been in ministry since 2002, becoming a senior pastor in 2008. Currently, she is pastoring Pathways House of Prayer in Battle Creek, MI. She, along with her husband, and the leadership team have a passion to intimately know Jesus Christ and make him known everywhere God leads them. Their passion is to help people find their position in the Body of Christ by walking with them as their lives are rebuilt on the Word of God, restored in the hope of their calling, and renewed in vision for life in Him. One of the major ways they accomplish this mission is through their local chapter of Celebrate Recovery.
Jeff and Nina Korsen
Jeff Korsen has been actively pastoring for most of the last 35 years. In additional to pastoring Genesis Church in Thorton, CO with his wife, Nina, he serves as an apostolic team member alongside Dr. Earl Johnson, senior team leader of According to Pattern in Carson, CA.
Nina is a Prophet to the body of Christ. She has taught Biblical principles in church services, leadership conferences, ladies’ seminars and retreats across the United States and internationally as well as presents God’s Word through drama and dance.
Jeff and Nina and their ministry team believe that God has a "radical, exciting, and supernatural plan" for the life of every person. Their desire is to help each one through acceptance and nurture grow to maturity to fulfill God-given destiny.
Michelle and Steve Jackson
Michelle is the Director of Church Builders Bible Training Center based out of Grand Rapids, MI providing a collegiate learning experience and dynamic journey to spiritual maturity. Steve serves as the V.P. of the Board of Directors and has a full-time career as a General Manager for a major retailer. Michelle has served the body of Christ for over 25 years in various ministries; leading praise and worship teams, one on one discipleship, and children's ministry to name a few. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors for Ordained Women’s Network based in Petoskey, MI and as a personal mentor and Bible teacher for Alpha Women Center in Grand Rapids, MI.
MaRia and Gil Thompson
MaRia Thompson worked as a children's pastor for 25 years, as senior director of the children's ministry for more than a decade. She is currently working in administration, strategic planning and travels to minister when called upon. She also assists with children's ministry at her home church. MaRia disciples many young Christians and is a strong encourager in the body of Christ based in Grand Rapids, MI.
Bill and Dena Curnow
Bill Curnow, Ph.D. is the President of LifeCoaching International. With The National Christian Counselor's Association (NCCA), the largest association of Christian therapists in the world, Bill holds credentials as a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Standing. He is also an Ordained Minister.
Dena Curnow holds the credential as a Certified Pastoral Counselor (NCCA) and is a Clinical Member of the NCCA.
Bill and Dena celebrate 45 years of marriage and have four children. They used the Temperament Analysis as a tool to help their children understand how God "wired" them. The TAP was the instrument God used to transform their marriage and they are dedicated to bringing the same good news to others. Their specialty areas include temperament coaching, marriage and family, personal conflicts, addictions, and more.