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Bishop Tommy McGhee is the Executive Director of Discipleship Ministries and also serves as the Vice Chairman for the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. His vision for Discipleship Ministries is to identify the best discipleship resources available to help put them in the hands of local church leaders where discipleship happens.
Bishop McGhee served as Superintendent of the Cornerstone Conference (Western North Carolina) from June 1994 until July 2012. Prior to being Superintendent, he served as the Evangelism & World Missions Director of the Western North Carolina Conference for six years and as a pastor in the conference for twelve years. He joined the Western North Carolina Conference while attending Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia. He graduated from Emmanuel College with a B.S. in Religious Studies; and later from Southwestern Christian University Graduate School (Bethany, Oklahoma) with a Master of Ministry Degree in Church Growth & Church Planting.
Bishop McGhee is married to Elizabeth Frye McGhee and they live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They have two grown children – Jennifer (OKC) and Jason (Patrick County, VA). Jason and his wife, Mandy, have one daughter, Audrey who is the delight of her grandparents!
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More About Andi
Andi and her husband both grew up just outside of Tulsa, OK, then spent eight years moving around with the Marine Corps. After her husband’s honorable discharge, they spent a few years in West Texas but have now settled back down in Oklahoma. They are the proud parents of two beautiful children, Mattox and Raylan. Andi has been blessed by opportunities to work within church ministries since 2015 and feels that her start with the IPHC in 2018 is no exception. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing board games, and reading. She also loves learning new things and is always up for an adventure.
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Rev. Jonathan (Johnny) Bland is originally from North Carolina but made his way to Oklahoma in 2006. Johnny graduated from Southwestern Christian University in 2010 with a B.S. in Biblical Studies. In 2012, he graduated from Southern Nazarene University with his M.A. in Theology. Before working at the GMC, Johnny worked for eight years in Higher Education as an instructor and Campus Pastor. He is a lover of music, theater, and sings in an acapella group called Wild and Sweet.
Johnny lives in Yukon, OK, with his wife and best friend, Beccah. They have one son named Oliver, who is their great delight.
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More About Kate
Kate grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and relocated to Oklahoma City in 2013. She is a 2019 graduate of Southwestern Christian University, where she met her husband, Matt. Kate & Matt were married in December 2018 and have settled down in OKC. They love to serve in their church as worship leaders, youth staff members, and the Creative Team directors. On the weekends, Kate either spends her time shooting weddings & family portraits (memorieskate.com) OR eating way too much Mexican food with Matt. 🙂
W. A. Mills
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The Rev. Mr. W. A. Mills, Jr. served for 32 years as a pastor in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, including 12 years in North Carolina and 21 years in Buena Vista, Virginia. W. A. has preached in camp meetings, revivals, men’s conferences, and pastors’ conferences within and outside the IPHC. He is as a member of the Appalachian Conference where he served one term as an executive council member. W. A. serves as vice-chairman of the Board of Trustees of Holmes Bible College in Greenville, SC.
Having served 12 years on the General Men’s Ministries Board, prior to his appointment as General Director of Men’s Ministries in February 2018, W. A. assumed office on July 1, 2018 following the retirement of Rev. Bill C. Terry. He now makes his home in Oklahoma City. W. A.’s passion is to lead men in becoming authentic men who in the words of Robert Lewis, “reject passivity, accept responsibility, lead courageously, and expect the greater reward, God’s reward.”
Widowed in April of 2016, W. A. is the proud father of three young adult children, Rachel, married to David Wilson, Tre married to Megan Amato Mills, and Hannah Nicole Mills. W. A. is the grandfather of two very special grandchildren, Gabriel David Wilson and Calla Ruth Wilson.
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More About Whitney
Whitney is a wife, mom, encourager, and visionary. She is a South Carolina girl who now calls Oklahoma home. She worked for 12 years as a Labor & Delivery and Mother/Baby nurse before transitioning to full-time ministry to women. Whitney grew up in the IPHC and her husband, Brad, has been an IPHC minister for over 20 years. They have a blended family of five children- Carmen, Evelyn, Sullivan, Ellington, and Deacon.
Whitney has a passion for helping women on the journey of becoming more like Jesus. She desires for Women’s Ministries to be the arm of the church that is uniquely positioned to equip women for the work of discipleship.
Whitney loves having coffee with friends, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.
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More About Shelby
Shelby was born and raised in Oklahoma. She attended Southwestern Christian University and graduated in 2015. She has worked and been involved with the IPHC since 2012. However, she officially began working at the headquarters in July 2018. She serves at Passion Church Yukon on the worship team and is currently seeking a master’s degree in counseling. She loves people and being outdoors, whether that is snowboarding or hiking.
Student Ministries Advisory Team
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Rev. Stephen Jones currently serves as the Pastor of Student Ministries at Whitnel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Lenoir, NC. In 2002, Stephen earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Christian Ministries from Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, GA. In 2008, he completed a Master’s of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. Since 2002, Stephen’s full-time ministry to teenagers has spanned two IPHC Conferences, three IPHC churches, and numerous IPHC summer camps. Stephen currently occupies the Leadership and Skill Development Portfolio under the Student Ministries Advisory Team. His areas of expertise and responsibilities include:
– Leading, teaching, structuring and programming for leadership and ministry-skill development.
– Advising the team about current developments, resources, and trends related to leadership and ministry-skill development, especially as they relate to youth leaders and youth ministry.
– Serving as a resource for other leaders, especially in the area of leadership and developing leaders.
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More About Meredith
Meredith was born and raised in Southwest Kansas. She is a 2017 graduate of Southwestern Christian University and has served in IPHC Discipleship Ministries since 2016. She serves in her local church as the Children’s Pastor and worship team volunteer. Meredith loves spending time with her family, making others laugh, and collecting random miniature figurines/squirrels. Fake squirrels, not real ones.
More About Josh
Josh serves as the worship pastor and youth pastor at Bethany Church in Quitman, Mississippi. In addition, Josh is a 7th grade social studies teacher and a coach at Quitman Jr. High School. Josh is currently assisting as co-pastor of a ministry project called The Well, which is centered on the pursuit of revival in the city of Meridian, Mississippi. Josh currently occupies the Bi-Vocational/Volunteer Portfolio under the Student Ministries Advisory Team. Josh’s areas of expertise and responsibilities include:
– Experience and expertise as a bi-vocational or volunteer youth leader.
– Advising the team about current developments, resources, and trends related to bi-vocational and volunteer youth ministry leaders.
– Serving as a resource and an advocate for bi-vocational and volunteer youth ministry leaders.
More About Josh
Josh Kestner is the newest member of the SMAT. He currently serves as the Student Ministry Pastor at CLI Church in Salem, VA. He has been in full-time ministry with college, high school, and middle school students for the past five years. He also is a football coach at Andrew Lewis Middle School in Salem. Josh is a graduate of Virginia Tech and has a Master’s degree in Youth and Family Ministry/Counseling from Denver Seminary.
Josh has been married to Megan for seven years and has two children: Caleb and McKensie.
More About Kristi
Kristi Cain has served in a broad range of discipleship capacities since she graduated from Emmanuel College in 1997. She was formerly the Executive Editor of Curriculum for the IPHC and has also enjoyed being on the staff of two churches where she directed student and children’s ministry programs. Through the years she has taught and worked on the campuses of Emmanuel College and Wheaton College as well as a Christian secondary school (Oak Hill Classical) near Atlanta, Georgia, where she currently resides with her family.
Kristi first sensed a call to full-time ministry as a teenager at the Cornerstone Conference youth camp, but she became captivated with the specific work of discipleship as a student in the Psychology department at Emmanuel. She then went on to receive her MA in Christian Formation and Ministry at Wheaton College. Her desire is to spend her life serving Christ by building up and supporting his most treasured possession: the Church.
She is married to her best friend, Jamie, and together they have three children: Cullen, Owen, and Annabeth. Kristi loves exploring new places with her family, conversing over morning coffee with her husband, reading, and teaching at her church.
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More About Tiffany
Tiffany has a passion to see all children transformed by an authentic encounter with Jesus. She graduated from Regent University with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Education) with a concentration in PreK-6th grade education; and later with a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration as a teacher leader. She served as the Children’s Service Coordinator for a year in a large multi-site church where she analyzed curriculum and oversaw 150-200 children each weekend. Tiffany also taught third grade in a Title One school in Chesapeake, Virginia before moving to Oklahoma City with her husband, Benjamin Crisp. Benjamin now serves as the lead pastor of Reflection Church in Oklahoma City while Tiffany serves alongside him as the Children’s Director. Tiffany loves to spend time with her husband, host guests at her home, cook, play board games, and be outside whenever she can.
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More About Irvina
Irvina is serving her fourth term as the director of Girls’ Ministries. She and her husband David reside in Oklahoma City where he serves as president of the IPHC Extension Loan Fund. Irvina has been employed at the GMC since 1974 when she began working part time in Women’s Ministries while attending college. She graduated from Emmanuel College with her Associates Degree and Southern Nazarene University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in English. Irvina worked in World Missions for about 25 years, some of that part-time while raising their children. During that time, she also served in conference-level leadership of both Women’s and Girls’ Ministries.
David and Irvina are active members at River of Life PHC where they have attended for more than 40 years and have served in numerous roles and ministries. Their adult children, Ryan and Jennifer, are both married and have provided them with the thrill of being grandparents. Ryan and his wife, Jessica, are parents to Aubrey and Tristan. Jennifer and her husband Shane are parents to Jasper. Irvina enjoys traveling, photography, scrapbooking, stamping, snow skiing, and spending time with all of her family.
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David Moore has served as the National Commander of the Royal Rangers for the International Pentecostal Holiness Church since October 1998. Before coming to the national office in 1993, he worked in the Global Ministries Center accounting office. Commander Moore has been actively involved in a local outpost since 1985. He currently serves as the Senior Commander for his local church and works on a weekly basis with the Ranger Kids outpost.