Advisory Council

Rev. David Blair, D Min., International Director of Youth and Discipleship for the Church of God (Cleveland, TN). Dr. Blair is primarily responsible the evangelism and discipleship of children and adolescent youth for Church of God ministries throughout the world. In this role, he is also responsible for the development of children and student pastors in local congregations, and for the appointment and development of regional youth and discipleship directors.

Rev. Rick Bradley, MDiv., pastor of Cornerstone Church of God in Red Bay, Alabama. Rev Bradley also serves as the Coordinator of the Ministerial Internship Program for the Church of God in Alabama.

Rev. Milton Carter, D Min., Pastor of King George Church of God in King George, Virginia. Dr. Carter is the past associate director of the Center for Pentecostal Leadership and Care at Pentecostal Theological Seminary.

Rev. Mark Cary, MACM, Ministries Director for the Virginia Church of God State Office. In that capacity Rev. Cary is responsible for the training and development of ministers in Virginia.

Rev. Mitchell Corder, Executive Coordinator for the Church of God Division of Care. The Division of Care is responsible for the various benevolence ministries of the Church, including the Center for Ministerial Care which serves credentialed ministers and their families through support, encouragement, resources, and pastoral counseling.

Dr. Wilmer Estrada, PhD., is the executive director of Centro para Estudios Latinos at Pentecostal Theological Seminary which is responsible for the training of Latino ministers in North America.

Dr. Miriam Figueroa, PhD., serves as adjunct professor of practical theology at Pentecostal Theological Seminary and serves as co-pastor of Comunidad de Esperanza in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Dr. Arlene Hall, DMin., serves as pastor of Deliverance Temple Worship Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Mark Hardgrove, PhD, pastor of the Conyers Church of God in Conyers, Georgia. Dr. Hardgrove is the past dean of Beulah Heights University in Atlanta, Georgia and presently serves on the Ministerial Development Board for the North Georgia Church of God State Office.

Dr. John Harris, DMin, pastor of the Bay Harbor Church of God in Brunswick, Georgia. Dr. Harris is the Ministerial Development coordinator for the South Georgia Church of God State Office.

Rev. Bill Issacs, Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Excellence at Pentecostal Theological Seminary. Rev. Issacs is a past Church of God Administrative Bishop of Ohio and Louisiana. The Center for Pastoral Excellence establishes and promotes covenant care groups for Church of God pastors throughout the United States, and offers coaching for ministers.

Dr. Jerry Jeter, DMin, is pastor of RiverLife Church in Bradenton, Florida. Dr. Jeter has also been active in the various ministerial development programs of the Church of God in Florida.

Bishop Gary Lewis, MA, DD, Administrative Bishop of the Church of God in South Georgia. Rev. Lewis is past International Director of Youth and Discipleship for the Church of God.

Rev. Dewayne Moree serves as the Director of Youth and Discipleship for the Eastern North Carolina Church of God regional offices.

Dr. Michael Reynolds, DMin, Director for Ministerial Development for the Church of God International Offices. He served as pastor of New Life Celebration Church of God in Dolton, Illinois, and was the director of the Master of Arts in Urban Ministry program at Trinity International University.

Rev. Lillian Turnipseed, MA,is the director of ministerial development for the Southern New England Church of God Executive Offices. She also serves as co-pastor of the Beacon Avenue Church of God in Providence, Rhode Island.

Dr. Randy Turpin, DMin, serves as pastor of Cornerstone Church of God in Dyersburg, Tennessee and adjunct instructor at Pentecostal Theological Seminary. He is past president of Valor Christian College in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Loretta Smith, PhD, is a licensed family counselor in Mississippi and serves as the Ministerial Development Coordinator for the Church of God in Mississippi.

Dr. Mark Walker, PhD, is vice-president for ministerial development and chair of the department of Christian ministries at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. Also, he is the former pastor of the Mt. Paran North Church of God in Marietta, Georgia.

Rev. Sandra K. Williams is the Pastor of Prayer Ministries and Women’s Ministries at the North Cleveland Church of God and International Prayer Center in Cleveland, Tennessee. An ordained minister, Williams serves on the Board of Directors for The Caring Place (a non-profit aiding the disenfranchised of Bradley County), and The HELPER advisory council (an international, interdenominational ministry to spouses of pastors).