He is co-founder/vice president of Global Grace Seminary, founder/president of the Christian Institute for Counselor Certification, Inc., founder/president of the American Seminary.
His education includes a Doctor of Psychology, Doctor of Divinity, Certified Anger Management Therapist, a Certified Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner, Peacemaker Training I, II, and III – A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict, a Divine Healing Technician, trained by the John G. Lake Divine Healing Institute, and holds a Mediation and Advanced Dispute Resolution Certificate. He has been involved in Higher Education since the mid 1980’s. He earned his Doctorate Degree by developing College-Level Curriculum in biblically based counseling.
I thought the way I grew up was ‘normal’ but most would probably agree that my history and journey have been a bit unusual. The eldest of four, born May 11th, 1955, in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, the majority of my first decade was lived with my missionary parents in the highlands of Netherlands New Guinea (West Papua), among the Dani, a technologically stone age tribal people. These became my family and as the first white child and outsider who ever spoke their language, I was granted unusual access into their culture and community. Although at times a fierce warring people, steeped in the worship of spirits and even occasionally practicing ritualistic cannibalism, they also provided a deep sense of identity that remains an indelible element of my character and person.
By the time I was flown away to boarding school at age 6, I was in most respects a white Dani. In the middle of a school year, my family unexpectedly returned to the West. My father worked as a Pastor for a number of small churches in Western Canada and by the time I graduated, I had already attended thirteen different schools. I paid my way through Bible College working as a radio disc jockey, lifeguard and even a stint in the oil fields of northern Alberta. I spent one summer in the Philippines and another touring with a drama troupe before working in Washington D.C. at Fellowship House, an international guesthouse. Completing my undergraduate degree in Religion, I graduated summa cum laude from Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon.
These are some of the facts of my life, but they don’t begin to tell the real story. That would take much more room than is available here. The journey has been both incredible and unbearable, a desperate grasping after grace and wholeness. These facts don’t tell you about the pain of trying to adjust to different cultures, of life losses that were almost too staggering to bear, of walking down railroad tracks at night in the middle of winter screaming into the windstorm, of living with an underlying volume of shame so deep and loud that it constantly threatened any sense of sanity, of dreams not only destroyed but obliterated by personal failure, of hope so tenuous that only the trigger seemed to offer a solution. These few facts also do not speak to the potency of love and forgiveness, the arduous road of reconciliation, the surprises of grace and community, of transformational healing and the unexpected emergence of joy.
The data of history might help you understand where a person has been, but often hide who they actually are. The Shack and Cross Roads will tell you much more about me than a few facts ever could, but a writer is always more, intentionally illusive behind the curtain of words. For me as a human being, everything is about Jesus and Father and Holy Spirit, about relationships, and to live is to participate in an adventure of faith which can only be experienced inside one day’s worth of grace at a time. Aspirations of success, visions of significance and dreams of grandeur all died a long time ago and I have absolutely no interest in resurrecting them. I have finally figured out that I have nothing to lose by living a life of faith and trust. I know more joy every minute of every day than seems appropriate, but I love the wastefulness of my Papa’s grace and presence.
Maggie was awarded the “2007 Texas Marriage Milestone Award” in Texas for her work in institutionalizing marriage education in the premarital process in Texas. The results of her efforts in 2007 became known as Twogether in Texas!
Maggie has 20+ years of experience in successfully coaching marriages out of the rocky waves into smooth waters. She believes every family is important. The history of her own parents’ divorce is what gives her a passion and perspective of being the “Hope-Bearer” for couples in trouble.
Maggie established Northside Family Ministries counseling center in 2003. She trained volunteers to provide lay counseling and ministry in all areas of family needs through 2007. She was the director of Biblical Guidance Counseling at her home church in Conroe for 3 years (2014-2017). She trained and certified all the lay volunteers to provide viable counseling to the members and the community.
Maggie & Warren have been married since 1986 and live in N. Walker County, TX, were they enjoy visits from their 2 adult children and 2 grandsons.
Mr. Townsend joined the business consulting firm Exponential Inc. in 2015 as Chief Creative Officer, and is on several Corporate and Advisory Boards for such companies as Global Heavy Construction Company Inc., Double Infinity Inc., Nutech Inc., and Light Shine Media Project. In 2016, Mr. Townsend founded and launched The New Cambridge School Of Worship, an accredited online school with three bachelor programs formed within the structure of The Global Grace Seminary. In 2008 Mr. Townsend and his wife Shelly founded an orphanage in Asansol India, in honor of his mother Bonnie. They live in Houston, Texas with their 7 children.
He has authored a number of books including Turn Your Back on the Problem and The Lost Secret of the New Covenant.
University of MO, BS – Business Administration
Webster University, MA – Human Resources Management
Keller Graduate School of Management, MPA – Healthcare Administration
Grand Canyon University, PhD – Industrial Psychology – Organizational Development (2017)
Benedictine University (online) 2012 – present
Park University (classroom) 2014 – present
DeVry University (online/classroom) 2006-2011
Baker University (classroom) 2005-2006
Catch The Vision, Stay the Course (2013)
Chronicles, Covered & Revealed (2014)
Gems, Fruit of the Spirit (2015)
Dig Deep, Build High (2016)
Kingsway Ministry World Wide Association, Minister of the Gospel since 2015
Professional Certification in HR (PHR) since 2011
She has traveled abroad and across the United States for more than thirty-five years ministering the Word of God and is currently pastoring, and counseling in Indiana.
Dr. Fairchild hosted her own television broadcast, Word of Life, which aired on channel 57 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has worked occasionally with LESEA Broadcasting in Indiana.
Dr. Fairchild is author of fifteen books. She has designed curricula in biblical studies and Christian counseling, which she taught at Florida Theological Seminary.
He is currently editor of www.clarionjournal.com and senior editor Plain Truth Ministries (www.ptm.org).
Born from Dutch Reformed decent, Andre’s quest for spiritual reality has taken him on a journey of discovery through a variety of contemporary movements in the modern Church world, both in South Africa and many other Nations.
As a seasoned Minister of the Gospel, Andre’s penetrating insights and passion to translate deep and complex theological issues and philosophical concepts into practical and meaningful wisdom for Christian living, has touched many individuals, groups, churches and conferences.
Working from within a thoroughly Trinitarian perspective, Andre’ is committed to the dismantling of stagnant and redundant traditional religious mindsets and to illuminating theological blind spots, towards the recovery of the Ancient Faith and the advancement of a Christ-honoring world view
When Andre’ is not travelling and teaching he enjoys living along the warm Indian Ocean coastline of South Africa. He is the father of five and loves spending time with his ten grandchildren.
Stuart the manager of trinityinyou.com and a board member of Perichoresis Australia. He is passionate about the gospel of Jesus Christ especially how it was understood by the ancient church. Before becoming a Christian, Mr. Johnson was a fanatical atheist. He had a mysterious encounter that he could not explain away and, at first, found much of Christianity very confusing. With the help of close friends, he found the answers he was looking for in Trinitarian theology which led him to the ancient church fathers. He now believe s we should endeavour to remain faithful to the very same gospel as was taught by the apostles and not follow after novelties. He says, “In doing so, we find Jesus Christ to be far bigger and far more powerful in His love than we could ever imagine. I hope I can share insights that will be valuable to your journey and the overall mission of taking this good news to the world.”
The strap line of the Grace Project – “Discover who you really are” – articulates the heart and purpose of the initiative. Paul believes that many, if not most, Christians not only have yet to discover this truth but worse, in the absence of this awareness, they (we) are left to live out of our “own” resources with the inevitable consequences of burnout and disillusionment.
Paul’s books: The Bonsai Conspiracy; Safe and Sound and Grace for Grown Ups all speak to this, his main emphasis, what he calls “the gospel to the saved” as expressed by the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Galatians – “It is no longer I that live but Christ that lives in me and the life that I now live, I live by the faith of the Son of God.” [Gal 2:20].
Paul is a well-respected commentator who is called upon by the BBC television and he is a regular contributor on Radio. One Producer kindly said of Paul, “There are not many intellectuals who’re able to unpack issues in a lay manner, that give clarity, wisdom with deep emotional understanding. He’s popular amongst listeners and viewers alike.”
Far from being a career pastor, Paul is a director of the City-based firm Simply Leaning & Development and is a partner in the Organisational Development and Inclusion practice AWSS LLP.
Whether commercially or pastorally, Paul’s work centres on enabling people to understand the primacy of identity and inclusion. Paul’s clients range from Investment banks to Government Departments.
Paul has been a trusted advisor to numerous business leaders, professional sports people, professional entertainers, singers, actors and musicians, helping them to remove their interior barriers to their own success. The common thread through Paul’s work is his desire to help people realise their full potential. Regardless of the context Paul’s unique gift to communicate peoples’ self-worth and expand their horizons is truly extraordinary.
She directed Avenue Revivalist Ministry School, she has taught high school public speaking, she leads marriage conferences with her husband, Rick, and itinerates on occasion. Melissa also authored the highly-acclaimed book, Eliminating Fear: How Removing the Fear of God Leads to Removing Fear in Life. The response to this book led to the development of Fearless Joy Ministries, where she and Rick focus on releasing people into a life free from fear and full of joy through the gospel of Jesus.
Melissa has been married to Rick since 2001, and they have three amazing children. They currently live in Portland, Oregon, where they enjoy life and ministry.
David’s latest book, I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY: Being a Better Friend to Those Who Experience Loss, is already an Amazon best seller.
In line with his life-values, David Knapp has served on the advisory board for two international non-profit organizations: Kidz at Heart and One Way Evangelistic Association. He is very active in Trinity Church, his home church in Mesa, Arizona.
David Knapp grew up on a farm in southern Iowa and attended college, Calvary Bible and Seminary in Kansas City with an honorary doctorate degree from Peniel Baptist Seminary. He has lived in seven states, currently residing in Mesa, AZ. In addition to time with his family, he enjoys reading and fishing. His foreign travels include; Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Ecuador, and the exotic Amazon jungles of Brazil visiting primitive, tribal missionary bases.
More importantly, Mike is a 30 plus year member of Christ’s Kingdom. He has worked with recovering addicts, people in failing relationships, disadvantaged youth as well as women and men facing crisis situations. He has also served as discipleship teacher in both church and small group settings, and served as a prayer leader for Young Life Urban in the Southwest Houston area. He has been trained and has served as an Ultimate Journey facilitator since 2010. Based on his years of counseling service since 2004 in settings such as a crisis pregnancy center, a teen challenge center, and a local church, he brings a focus on the practical aspects of volunteer biblical counseling.
He has presented on platforms such as the National Head Start Conferences, National Association of Marriage and Relationship Educators, Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapist, Christian Association for Psychological Studies International, and many more. He is a media guest on the subject of relationships and consults with businesses, chambers, schools, churches and nonprofits to strengthen relationships for success. He and his wife have facilitated more than 175 couples weekends and retreats.
He is the creator of the marriage-saving Life Together Forever Marriage Intensive which has a success rate of 90%. He and Devra have facilitated over 250 intensives in their NW Houston Life Together Forever offices.
He earned his B.S. & M.S. from Abilene Christian University and has carried licenses from Texas Department of Children and Family Services and Texas Board of Examiners of Psychologists. He has over 25 years experience keeping families together and serves as the President of Shield Bearer Counseling Centers (ShieldBearer.org) and a Leader and Author in the mens transformational ministry, The Crucible Project (TheCrucibleProject.org).
Roy and Devra live, worship and minister in NW Houston near their two adult Aggie children and son-in-law.
Seeing people set free from bondages that have kept them from experiencing God’s love has been the driving force in Lisa’s ministry. Lisa spent over two years working with young girls who had been victims of sex trafficking and brought needed deliverance into their lives through counsel, prayer and sharing the love of God. She has also taught various Biblical studies to teens in the Montgomery County Juvenile detention center. Lisa has spent years teaching women’s groups the message of freedom and providing a deeper awareness of God’s compassion and mercy.
Lisa and her husband, Bill, have been married since 1989; live in the greater Houston area and have 3 grown daughters.