A gifted pastor and leader who skillfully communicates the truth that brings out God's best in others, Jim has pastored Faith Family Church (www.myffc.com), a vibrant church in Victoria, Texas, for over 20 years. Under his leadership, Faith Family has grown from a congregation of 300 to 4,000 - in a city of only 60,000.
Faith Family was named one of America's Outstanding Protestant Churches in a study done by the University of North Carolina, which identified 300 excellent Protestant Congregations in the United States. In addition, Jim has been voted the second most influential citizen in the 13 county region which he lives.
Jim also serves as a founder and President of the Significant Church Network - a growing organization that aims to build significant thriving churches in America's smaller counties and in overlooked places around the world. Jim is the author of the bestselling book, A Significant Life. He is married to his lovely wife, Tamara, who serves by his side in ministry. Together they have four wonderful children - Michael, Andrea, Emily and Geoffrey.
David Swann has spent his life struggling with the problems common to building a church in a small community. After graduating from Bible School in 1980, he returned to his hometown of Clovis, New Mexico and started Faith Christian Family Church (www.fcfconline.com) with his wife, Roxanne.
For 10 years, the church remained stagnant with only 150 in weekend attendance. Then Pastor Swann gained some important insights that enabled his church to attract more people. Soon, Faith Christian Family Church grew to surpass 1000 people in attendance every weekend. Today, their weekly average attendance is over 2000!
For over a quarter of a century, the Swann's church has been an oasis of love and compassion in their region. Today, in addition to pastoring, David serves as a National Director for the Significant Church Network.
Pastor Swann and his wife, Roxanne, continue to inspire small county churches to influence their communities and are the co-authors of Guarantee Your Child's Success.
Mark Harrell, a native of New Roads, Louisiana, graduated from CFNI in 1981 and later served as associate pastor to Roy Stockstill at Bethany World Prayer Center, Baton Rouge, LA. In 1990, Mark and his wife, Jeanette pioneered Victory Christian Fellowship in Somerset, KY (www.vcfsomerset.com) where they still serve today. In 1995, the church started and still sponsor Somerset Christian School, an ACSI accredited P-K through 12th grade private school.
Pastor Mark and Jeanette work side by side in ministry. Jeanette oversees the nursery ministry and leads women's Bible Studies and retreats on a regular basis. Pastor Mark established a state-wide Pastor's Prayer Focus that meets monthly for prayer and edification and is birthing 24 Hour Prayer Stations all over Kentucky. Mark also meets with and disciples leaders in his church as well as local pastors in the community. He has a vision to disciple and mentor others to fulfill their calling in Christ.
Pastor Mark and Jeanette have three sons, Andrew, Jonathan and Michael.
Joe Cameneti is the lead pastor of Believers Church (believers.cc), located in his Warren, Ohio. Joe, along with his wife Gina, pioneered Believers Church in 1983 following their graduation from Bible School.
After three decades Believers Church continues to be a thriving local church, producing next generation leaders, as they reach more and more of the unchurched in their community.
Pat & Jackie Murray have served in pastoral ministry service since 1982. They founded the Living Word Church in Vandalia, Ohio in 1989 (www.dlwc.org). Since the establishment of the Church, Pastor Murray has assisted in the planting eight churches, in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Arizona and California.
With a global reach into international missions Pastor Pat has influenced the growth of the kingdom in dozens of nations and that influence continues to grow. Pastor Pat have been a host of the Praise The Lord program on the Trinity Broadcasting Network both locally and as guests internationally. Pastor Pat is a 1981 graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center and has an earned Bachelors degree in theology from Christian Life School of Theology as well as an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Beacon University.
The Murray's have a passion to train and influence leaders around the world. The Murray's are dedicated to their family and have three sons and three beautiful grandchildren.
John Nuzzo is the senior pastor of Victory Family Church (www.lifeatvictory.com), located in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. Pastor John and his wife, Michelle, founded the church in 1993. Under their leadership, the church has grown into a body of believers united around the same vision: to impact all generations and their region with the love of God.
Pastor John and Michelle believe that understanding the depth of God's love will cause every man, woman, and child to rise above their circumstances, have an eternal perspective in life, and be moved beyond their own needs to the needs of others. They desire for people to experience God in everyday life, free from all rejection, hurt, fear, and past failures. The message of love and hope ministered through Victory is one of belonging, compassion, courage, and new beginnings.
As part of this commitment to life-changing ministry, the regional reach of Victory has grown to include Pastor John's "300 Church Initiative" for the Northeast Region and his Leadership Academy. The 300 Church Initiative partners with the Significant Church Network to increase the reach and influence of pastors and church leaders in their community, while the Leadership Academy develops young leaders to do the same.
Victory is designed to reach the lost, grow people in faith, and minister to those in distress. Pastor John's relentless commitment to see God's vision for Victory fulfilled has produced a sustainable, actionable, and duplicatable model. His intent is to prepare the way for the next generation by developing leaders and giving away ministry. Pastor John and Michelle are committed to sharing their legacy with others in order to further the Kingdom of God.
Terry Roberts serves as senior pastor in Warrenton, Missouri, a rural community with a population of 7,880. He and his wife Rebecca have just finished their thirty-first year of ministry at Faith Christian Family Church. Terry understands the challenges and rewards of ministering in small county America.
Terry is a graduate of Rhema Bible College, Fontbonne University and Regent University. He served as a missionary in Scotland before returning to America to pastor with his wife Rebecca. They have a married son and a daughter. They have traveled extensively internationally as well.
Terry may be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the church website, www.fcfc.tv