Ed and Deb Anton
Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA
Ed and Deb Anton currently serve as leaders of the Hampton Roads Church and chair of the American Commonwealth Region. They are also both teachers on the Teachers Service Team (Ed also serves as Chairman), and they direct the Commonwealth Academy which has trained over 100 ministers for full time ministry. They have four children: Zach (26), Chase (24), Caleb (16), and Lindsay (14). Zach is a full time Youth and Family Minister in the London Church; Chase is completing college at Appalachian State; Caleb and Lindsay were baptized last year and now enjoy the teen ministry as young High Schoolers. Ed authored the book *Repentance, A Cosmic Shift of Mind and Heart* and developed the DiscipleMakers, eMANcipators, TentMakers, MeatEaters, NetMenders, and BodyBuilders programs for equipping disciples. Deb also works one day a month as a Family Practice Physician.
Courtney Bailey is a disciple of Jesus Christ since 1991, having been baptized in the Campus Ministry of the Kingston Church of Christ at the University of the West Indies, Mona, in December of that year. In 1997, he graduated from the Norman Manley Law School and served on the full-time staff of the Kingston Church for six years, during which time he served the church in the role of an Evangelist. Since 2003, he has practised law in one of the commercial law firms in Kingston, whilst serving the church primarily by preaching and teaching. He was appointed a Teacher for the Kingston Church in November, 2012 and currently serves in that role. Courtney is married to Lovette since 1999, and they have 2 children, Chelsea and Chase.
Andy and Tammy Fleming
Redmond, Washington, USA
Andy and Tammy Fleming have served as full-time Evangelist and Women’s Minister for over thirty years in the International Churches of Christ. Andy is a Canadian and Tammy an American, who met in the Boston church of Christ in 1985, and later married on the Stockholm mission planting in early 1987. Career missionaries, they have invested their lives in the churches in Scandinavia, the UK, Los Angeles, and the former Soviet Union. From 1991-1999 they lived in Moscow, Russia, during which time they oversaw the planting of 24 new congregations, the largest of which is currently Kiev, Ukraine, with approximately 1700 members ---where their daughter and her husband currently reside. They have also worked with the ICOC’s administration, have overseen mission efforts in the Middle East, and currently serve on the ICOC Teachers’ Service Team. They are fluent in several languages and are published authors. This year they live near Seattle and their college-student-son, on a self-funded writing sabbatical. They are preparing to relocate to Russia in the autumn of 2017, with the goal of overseeing the Greater Eurasian Mission Society’s Ministry Training Academy, and to help train elders and teachers for Eurasian churches.
Dr. Glenn W. Giles
Denver, Colorado, USA
Dr. Glenn Giles has the unique honor of having been a church minister, “…who became obedient to the faith,” as we read about in Acts 6:7. Having basically no religious background as a child, he became thirsty for truth and knowledge of God and started studying the Bible at age 17. Glenn held a wide variety of jobs while pursuing a broad theological education, ranging from shepherd and ranch-hand, to service station attendant, packer at Kentucky Fried Chicken, a loader at UPS, to a 21-year long career as a Pharmacist at Wal-mart. Roger Lamb was the first disciple of Jesus Christ to cross Glenn’s path who impressed him with news of a church that was growing (the Chicago Church of Christ), and who spoke with remarkable strength and conviction about discipleship. An ICOC campus minister at Marquette University in Milwaukee studied through the First Principles Bible study series with Glenn three times. “I’d missed the heart,” Glenn says. “All I had was the Greek, the Hebrew; and I had to always check everything out as I trusted in my own ability to determine truth. This made me so prideful. I had to learn to be taught by God.” At the time that Glenn was studying the Bible (1987), he was the Associate Minister of Church Growth and Evangelism (and an Elder) at Lakeland Christian Church in Mundelein, Illinois. "I finally was broken by God of my pride and was baptized in May 1988, and became part of the Milwaukee Church of Christ!"
Glenn holds a Masters of Divinity in New Testament, a Masters of Theology in New Testament, a PhD in Biblical Studies. “Retired” from pharmacy since 2015, he serves as an Elder and Teacher in the Denver Church of Christ in Denver, Colorado, USA; as the Director and Professor of Bible and Theology in the Rocky Mountain School of Ministry and Theology (Denver, Colorado, USA); and as an Adjunct Professor of Bible, Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, Illinois, USA. He and his wife, Linda, have been married for 43 years, and they have three children and four grandchildren.
The remarkable quality of the Rocky Mountain School of Ministry and Theology (RMSMT) is that it is currently the only educational institution in our ICOC fellowship which can offer courses leading to a fully accredited Master's Degree in the Bible, through the School's relationship with Lincoln Christian University. The mission of the RMSMT is to equip International Church of Christ (ICOC) disciples worldwide to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth through training students in evangelism, church growth, and church planting as well as to give students a solid biblical foundation and maturity in their walk with God.
Augusta, Georgia, USA
Joey Harris has been a disciple of Jesus for 30 years and is a Bible teacher, writer, church planter, and consultant. He has a degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, and has studied Ancient Greek and Biblical Hebrew as well as graduate studies in Organizational Behavior at the University of Pennsylvania. He has a M.Ed. in Adult Education and Training from the University of Phoenix and has done graduate and post-graduate work in theology, religion, history and biblical studies at Princeton University, Trinity Theological Seminary, and Columbia International University's Seminary and School of Ministry. Areas of specialization include Second Temple and Early Church history, biblical exposition, world religions, apologetics, and multicultural ministry.
Joey has been married to Debbie for twenty-two years and they have three children David, Danielle, and Camille. Joey has served congregations in various capacities in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and in Georgia and the Southeast. He has taught churches throughout Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, the U.S., and Latin America. Joey has been Co-Director and teacher at the Athens Institute of Ministry (www.athensinstitute.org) since its inception and serves on the ICOC Teachers Service Team. The Harrises currently reside in Augusta, GA where Joey serves as a teacher and helper of the churches that meet there (www.theaugustachurch.org). Joey is a voracious reader and writes occasionally at www.TeachMeTheBible.org.
Marietta, Georgia, USA
Since 2003 Douglas has worked as a freelance teacher, consultant, and university professor. He has ministered in 120 nations, has earned degrees from three elite universities, and is proficient in teaching, preaching, training, podcasting, and debating. He has engaged in a number of debates with well-known atheists, imams, and rabbis. Douglas is also an adjunct professor of theology at Lincoln Christian University. Since the late 90's, Douglas has led annual tours to the Biblical world.
The Jacobys have three adult children. Douglas and his wife, Vicki, reside in the Atlanta area.
Dr. G. Steve Kinnard
Suzette Lewis is a Women’s Ministry Leader and works in the Co-Leadership of the Toronto Church of Christ alongside her husband Andrew. She became a disciple in 1989 as a single parent and has been married since 1992 with 2 adult children and 1 grandchild. Suzette graduated from Brock University in Adult Education and later completed a Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management at the University Victoria B.C. Suzette fell in love with her community when she joined a counselling team working with Violence Against Women, Children and Youth and teaching as a College Professor. She is a Qualified Mediator and Trainer of Restorative Practices and Victim Offender Reconciliation.
With a passion for her local community, Suzette is President of Make Your Mark a Youth Leadership Enterprise that empowers young girls for change and leadership. Suzette developed a strong sense of commitment for the nonprofit sector as an Executive Director for Community Justice Alternatives; she is responsible for the overall strategic direction and operation of programs including Youth in Conflict with the Law, Adults serving Correctional Probation and Parole sentences and Community Mediation. Her experiences have given her a deep appreciation for how people can improve the quality of their lives one step at a time.
Kay Summers McKean was raised in Miami, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida in 1975. She and her husband Randy have served in ministries in South Carolina, Florida, Massachusetts, Japan, and throughout Europe. She currently serves as the director for Women’s Ministries with the Northern Virginia Church of Christ, just outside of Washington D.C. In addition to her church ministry, Kay serves on the Teachers’ Service Team for the International Churches of Christ, and is an author of several books, including “In The Beginning”, “Love Your Husband” (co-authored with Gloria Baird), and “Radical Love” (co-authored with her husband Randy McKean). Kay’s greatest joy is sharing biblical perspectives and spiritual insights with open-hearted seekers. She and her husband have been married for 39 years and have two grown children who are married, and four delightful grandchildren.
Dr. Rolan Monje
Rolan Monje (BD, MMin, DMin) serves as an evangelist and teacher. He is Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Rocky Mountain School of Ministry and Theology in Colorado, and also directs the Asia-Pacific Leadership Academy in Manila.
Dr. Monje travels extensively (over 100 cities across 6 continents) and has spoken in countries as varied as Germany, Turkey, Qatar, Greece, UAE (Dubai), Ecuador, Canada, Nigeria, Myanmar, and Australia. He and his wife, Weng, oversee a region of churches in the Philippines and have been on staff over 20 years. They have two daughters, Yana and Stefi.
Dr. Monje's Bachelor of Divinity is in Biblical Languages from the University of London; his Master of Ministry is from the American Bible College in Florida, USA; his Doctor of Ministry is in Pastoral Theology.
Personal website: addtoyourlearning.com
Published books: (ipibooks.net)
“Into the Psalms” (2010), “Exodus: Making Israel’s Journey Your Own” (2013), “After the Storm: Hope and Healing from Ezra-Nehemiah” (2014),
“Finish Strong: The Message of Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi” (2016)
Ten podcasts on Interpreting the Psalms (download at douglasjacoby.com)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Appointment: July 31, 1994
Education: Masters New Testament Theology, Wheaton College, 1997, Conflict Management, Lipscomb University, 2013
Credentials: Resume Available
Congregational Workshop Specialties: The Sinner’s Prayer, Church History, Family and Parenting, Conflict Competence.
ICOC MTA Courses (Approved): Church History