Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is a board-certified internal medicine physician who has been actively practicing medicine since 1999. She received her B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Georgia and graduated with honors from Meharry Medical College in Nashville Tennessee. She completed her internal medicine residency at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah Georgia.
Dr. Dalton-Smith has been a adjunct faculty member at Baker College and Davenport University in Michigan. She teaches courses on health, nutrition, and disease progression. Dr. Dalton-Smith has offered health care from 2002-2007 through the National Health Service Corp.
Dr. Dalton-Smith is married and has two sons. She is a committed Christian and passionate about helping others experience freedom in Christ. Dr. Dalton-Smith has been published in national medical journals discussing the physicians’ role in spirituality and patient care. She is also a national and international media resource on the mind, body, spirit connection.
Dr.Dalton-Smith has a new book being released May 2011 by Revell/Baker Publishing Group titled Set Free to Live Free: Breaking Through the Seven Lies Women Tell Themselves that will be available wherever books are sold. Dr. Dalton-Smith is available to speak at women’s conferences, lunch and learn meeting, and various church functions upon request.
Visit Saundra at: http://www.drdaltonsmith.com
Gene and his wife Nancy were approached by their pastor on their wedding day in June 1966 with a request to start an AWANA ministry upon return from their honeymoon. For the next 2 years, both as college students, they joyfully served on an AWANA advisory board and were instrumental in starting AWANA clubs, running conferences and Olympics.
After graduating college, they relocated to Washington state and served as directors for AWANA summer camp where they observed nearly 550 decisions were made to follow Jesus during that 3 month period. They continued to start many AWANA programs in the Pacific Northwest when they realized their ability to have an impact on the entire west coast.
In 1970 they became Awana Missionaries and moved to California where they started with three AWANA churches while expanding their reach as far east as the Rocky Mountains. In 2003, they added Hawaii to their territory.
Today, there are over 1000 churches in California alone which support AWANA programs. There are currently eight AWANA Missionaries in California and thousands of leaders have been trained to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and in turn are training these boys and girls to serve our Savior.
Gene and Nancy continue to be a part of training AWANA Missionaries in far reaching countries such as South Africa, India, Australia, Sweden, Bangladesh, and the Philippines.
Please visit Gene at: http://www.awanasandiego.org/
Jennifer Maggio is an award-winning author and speaker who is leaving audiences across the globe riveted with her personal story of severe abuse, homelessness, and multiple teen pregnancies. But her story does not end with the tragedy! Maggio went from living in government housing on food stamps and welfare to an 11-time Circle of Excellence Winner in Corporate America. Hers is a story of the ultimate redemption that is offered through Jesus alone.
Jennifer has been featured in hundreds of media venues, including Focus on the Family, The 700 Club, Moody Radio, Family Life Radio, and many others. She currently oversees one of the nation’s largest single moms’ ministries through the generosity of Healing Place Church. She is founder of Overwhelmed: The Single Moms Magazine and is a columnist with Halo Magazine, Single Parents Town, Bizy Moms, and Crosswalk.
Her materials are endorsed by some of the nation’s largest ministries. For more information, visit her at: http://www.thelifeofasinglemom.com
Marilyn Gray is a woman after God’s heart who has overcome addictions and survived cancer. She and her husband, Wayne, are ordained ministers and founders of Freedomtrain Ministries located in Olympia, Washington. They have been married for 32 years and involved in ministry for 20 years. They bring a prophetic and healing ministry to a world audience as they train and equip the body of Christ.
You can visit Marilyn at: http://www.freedomtrainministries.com/
Terry grew up in central Illinois but moved to Lynchburg, Virginia as a teenager. It was there that he became active in one of America’s largest congregations, Thomas Road Baptist Church. While in seminary he joined the pastoral staff at that church and learned important concepts about how to reach a community for Christ. Though Terry enjoyed his time in that congregation, he realized that he wanted to impact individual lives in a deeper way than was possible in a mega-church setting. This desire began his journey toward the small church and a more relationship based ministry.
Terry, and his wife Kay, spent time in youth ministry in South Carolina before moving to Vermont as church planting missionaries with the North American Mission Board (SBC) in 1993. Upon first arriving in Vermont they worked in village ministry in the small community of Washington, VT. In 2001, Terry became the Director of Missions/Church Planting Catalyst for the Green Mountain Baptist Association. In that role he helps plant churches and plan strategic evangelism projects across the state.
Terry and Kay partnered with two other families in 2004 to start Faith Community Church. After several months of Bible study in the Dorsett home, the small group began Sunday morning worship services in the conference room of a local motel. As the church grew they were able to buy their own building in 2007. The church has grown to be the second largest Southern Baptist church in the state of Vermont and has created a unique internship program through which the numerous Southern Baptist churches are being planted across the state. Terry continues to serve as the bivocational pastor of this church while also serving as the Director of Missions/Church Planting Catalyst for the Baptist association.
Terry has three passions in ministry:
- Helping people who have never been in church discover a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Reaching young adults for Christ and then mentoring them into leaders to reach the next generation.
- Helping small churches realize their dreams of doing big ministry through the power of the Holy Spirit. Terry believes this can be done most effectively by developing ministry teams within the church and through creating partnerships with other liked minded churches and organizations.
Terry’s Educational Background:
Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Liberty University
Master’s of Religious Education from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
Doctor of Ministry in Mission Administration from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
Terry is the author of:
Developing Leaderships Teams in the Bivocational Church, 2010
Bible Brain Teasers: Fun Adventures through the Bible, 2011
Creating Effective Partnerships: Strategies for Increasing Kingdom Impact, 2011
Mission Possible: Reaching the Next Generation through the Small Church, 2012
All of which are available on Amazon.com or directly from the GMBA.
In addition to his blog: http://terrydorsett.com, Terry has had numerous articles published by Baptist Press, Ezines.com and SBC Today.com.
Dr. Terry W. Dorsett
Green Mountain Baptist Association
30 Jones Brothers Way, Suite B
Barre VT 05641
Tom Blubaugh was raised in a small town in southeast KS. He began writing poetry at age fourteen. Tom has written nonfiction writer most of his adult life. He self-published his first book Behind the Scenes of the Bus Ministry in 1974. Tom wrote articles for denominational and business magazines from 1975 through 1995. He co-wrote The Great Adventure for Barbour Publishing Co. in 2009. Bound by Faith Publishers published his first fiction Night of the Cossack in April, 2011.
Tom is married to Barbara. They have six children and fourteen grandchildren. Both are retired. Tom has been public speaker for 40 years. He was a self-employed entrepreneur from 1973 to 1995. Tom retired in 2004 and has devoted most of his time to writing and volunteer work.
You can visit Tom at: http://tomblubaugh.com
Ed Galisewski is a real life “Joe Palooka”—a big, good-natured guy. A men’s ministry leader for fifteen years, Ed has ministered to literally thousands of people. He has been in and out (and in again) of church, learning to overcome his own struggles with the institution while still loving the body of Christ. Ed and his wife Lynette live in Littleton Colorado with their two children son Braun and daughter Bryn.
You can visit Ed at: http://www.asimplerfaith.com/