has been part of the leadership team at The Gate (a multi-site, multi-ethnic church in northwest Indiana) for the past three decades and has served as Lead Minister for 25+ years. He founded InnerMission, a 501c3 non-profit organization that seeks to make vision a reality by partnering churches and communities together. J has served on a number of different community and religious boards, both local and trans local. He has his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership. J and his wife Vicki have three grown children, five grandkids, and live in Munster, Indiana.
I have a B.A. in Bible from Evangel University (Central Bible College, 1988), a M.A. in Biblical Literature from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (1999) and a D.M. in Organizational Leadership from University of Phoenix (2015). During this time, I have been in Pastoral leadership in the church and Non-profit organizations for over 30 years.
b. Writing and Speaking
I have been writing for 20+ years in leadership, spiritual growth, marriage, and inspiration. The most recent published work is my Dissertation: A Qualitative Phenomenological Study: The Perceived Affects of Church Governance on Church Leadership and Growth. I have written one book; Everybody’s a Keeper, which was self-published, and a blog which I post one to two times per month, and newsletter articles average of one per week.
I have been speaking for over 30 years. I have a speaking platform that includes conferences, churches, and weekly messages to my congregation of approximately 650. Also, I have an online presence during live broadcasts of the messages. The reach of the online presence is several thousand.