When you click on any of the GCDS Campus buildings, you will see the courses being offered within each discipline or ministry focus. Each of the campus buildings is named in honor of a significant leader in the Global Church Network (www.gcnw.tv). The Global Church Network is the world’s premier network of pastors and leaders focused on mobilizing and synergizing the entire Body of Christ toward the fulfillment of the Great Commission.
Dr. Elmer Towns is the co-founder of Liberty University, the largest private non-profit university in the world. He has served Liberty as Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology and as Dean of both the School of Religion and the Theological Seminary. Dr. Towns is a prominent Christian leader and speaker on the principles of Christian education, church leadership and growth, and prayer and fasting.
Before becoming General Superintendent of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC), Dr. Doug Beacham served two terms as the IPHC’s executive director of World Missions Ministries. The IPHC has more than two million members and affiliates in 103 countries, with missionaries serving in over 90 nations worldwide.
Dr. Leonard Sweet is the Charles Wesley Senior Professor of Doctoral Studies at Evangelical Seminary, the E. Stanley Jones Professor Emeritus of Evangelism at Drew University, and a Visiting Distinguished Professor at George Fox University and Tabor College. A scholar, visionary, and prolific author, Dr. Sweet is also the founder of SpiritVenture Ministries.
The Leonard sweet library consists of hundreds of e-books, audio teachings, articles, and video lectures. All of these vast resources are available with your membership!
Dr. Timothy Hill is the General Overseer of the Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee. Prior to his election in 2016, Dr. Hill served as the church’s Director of World Missions. He launched “The FINISH Challenge” within the Church of God and beyond to help network the Body of Christ toward the fulfillment of the Great Commission.
Dr. David Sobrepeña is the Senior Pastor of Word of Hope Christian Church. With an average weekly attendance of 61,000. Word of Hope Christian Church is one of the top-ten largest churches in the world. Dr. Sobrepena also serves in the national leadership of the Philippines General Council of the Assemblies of God as General Superintendent.
Dr. Suliasi Kurulo is the senior pastor of World Harvest Center in Fiji, with an attendance of thousands. He is also the president and founder of Christian Mission Fellowship, an international outreach based in Fiji that has trained hundreds of evangelists and missionaries and planted more than 6000 churches in more than 100 nations, mostly among formerly unreached people.
Dr. Alex Abraham founded operation agape more than 25 years ago in New Delhi, India. Over the last 20 years, his organization has helped to plant more than 20,000 churches throughout Northern India. Of 600 unreached people groups in the world, 300 of them are in India. Operation Agape has done extensive research in identifying these groups and providing a strategy to reach them. Dr. Abraham reports that now 290 of the unreached people groups of India have been adopted by some group and are experiencing some aspects of ministry!
Rev. Stanley Hofwijks is chairman and pastor of Maranatha Ministries, a multi-cultural congregation in the middle of Amsterdam that has grown to around 2500 members from 40 different national backgrounds. Under Rev. Hofwijks’ leadership, the church has cultivated a missionary mindset, with the goal of reaching as many people for Christ as possible in the Netherlands and beyond.
Dr. David Mohan is the cofounder of New Life Assembly in Chennai, India. Pastor Mohan also serves as the India General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God and CoChair/India for the Global Church Network. He is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Global Church today. New Life Assemblies averages more than 40,000 each weekend.
Dr. Alex Mitala is a prominent leader in the church in Uganda. An elder in the National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal Churches, he is also founder of Back to Bible Truth Evangelistic Mission, which has been preaching the gospel, training leaders, educating youth, rescuing children, and planting churches in Uganda since 1979. Rev. Eddy Leo is the pastor of AbbaLove Ministries, one of the leading churches in Indonesia with more than 50,000 members. He has mentored over 100,000 men, including winning thousands of Muslim men for Christ, through 39 nationwide “men’s centers.” The national movement he initiated reaches the upper echelons of Indonesian business and government.
A former President of the Southern Baptist Convention, Dr. James Merritt is the founder and Senior Pastor of Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Georgia. He hosts “Touching Lives,” an international broadcast ministry reaching all 50 U.S. states and 122 countries. His heart for pastors has led to the development of PastorsEdge.com, a ministry resource, as well as PastorsEdge Mentoring Conferences.
Dr. Gustavo Crocker is a general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene, providing oversight and direction to over 30,000 churches spread across 163 world regions. Prior to his election, Dr. Crocker served for over 15 years as the Nazarenes’ regional director for Eurasia. His experience includes leadership positions with World Relief and Compassion International.
Dr. Peter Mortlock is founder/senior pastor of New Zealand’s City Impact Church, which has grown from 20 people in 1982 to thousands of believers on five campuses throughout New Zealand. Peter has a passion for building strong churches and helping people encounter Christ. Over the years, City Impact Church has grown into a network of churches in New Zealand and across the globe.
Dr. Kenneth Ulmer is senior pastor at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California. Since his arrival in 1982, the church has grown from less than 300 people to more than 13,000. Dr. Ulmer is also the Presiding Bishop over Macedonia International Bible Fellowship based in Johannesburg, South Africa, an association of pastors representing ministries in Africa and the U.S.
Dr. John Ed Mathison served as senior minister of Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, for 36 years. Under his leadership, the church grew from 400 members to 9,000 and had the largest Sunday School attendance for UMC churches in America. Today he provides leadership training for pastors and others through John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries.
Dr. Robert E. Coleman serves as Distinguished Senior Professor of Evangelism and Discipleship at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to this, he was dean of the Billy Graham International Schools of Evangelism and director of the Billy Graham Center Institute of Evangelism at Wheaton College. His bestselling book, The Master Plan of Evangelism, is considered a modern classic.
Dr. Tommy Barnett became the pastor of Phoenix First Assembly in 1979. Known today as Dream City Church, it is one of the largest churches in the United States. Dr. Barnett’s youngest son, Luke, is now senior pastor, with Dr. Barnett serving as co-pastor. He also co-pastors the Los Angeles Dream Center with his oldest son, Matthew. In addition, Dr. Barnett is chancellor of Southeastern University.
Dr. Glenn Burris has a passion for planting churches and caring for pastors. As President of the Foursquare Church from 2009 to 2020, he has served as the denomination’s “pastor,” giving spiritual and administrative oversight to more than 1,800 churches in the United States and over 100,000 churches and meeting places in 140 countries.
Dr. David Dykes is senior pastor of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas, one of the leading missions and evangelism churches in America with over 16,000 members. Annually, Green Acres sends over 1,000 volunteer missionaries to various locations worldwide. His training series, “The Healthy Church,” has been used to train leaders and create healthy churches around the world
Dr. Walter Kaiser is a world-renowned Old Testament scholar and author of over 40 books. He is currently President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Old Testament and Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to Gordon-Conwell, Dr. Kaiser taught Bible and archeology at Wheaton College and taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in several capacities.
President/Founder of the Global Church Network and Cutting Edge International, is considered to be the leading Christian networker of our time. The Global Church Network (formerly Billion Soul Network) has become the largest pastors network on the globe, partnering with more than 2,600 ministries and 650,000 churches around the world. A prolific author, international speaker, and recognized expert on networking and leadership, Dr. Davis has ministered face-to-face to millions of people in more than 132 nations over the last 40 years.
The Global Church Divinity School does not apply a “West To The Rest Approach” but a “Best Around The World Teaching The Rest Of The World.” The Global Church Divinity School faculty have donated their teaching, wisdom, knowledge and skill to equip and empower enough ministers and leaders to fulfill the Great Commission in our generation. The best up-to-date courses are consistently be developed and deployed to help you tot minister effectively and lead exponentially your local church or organization. Join the Global Church Divinity School today!