Bob Gilliam - Co-Founder and President
Bob is President of T-NET International and author of most of the T-NET curriculum and process. One of the five most experienced church consultants in America, he is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and teaches doctoral courses on disciplemaking at several seminaries across the country. Because he has consulted with so many churches in the US and around the world, Bob has been able to apply biblical commands in a practical manner that addresses the many challenges churches face today. He is the author of the definitive measuring instrument for church health, The Church Effectiveness Survey. Having previously started the church consulting ministry for Denver Seminary and being in charge of placement for the Evangelical Free Church of America, he discovered a need to assess pastors and church staff. That led to developing the popular tool, Ministry Match, used by entire denominations, seminaries, hundreds of local churches, and thousands of individuals as a comprehensive evaluation tool to match individuals with specific ministries. Bob and his wife Terryl live in Aurora, CO and have two daughters.
Dennis Blevins - Vice President United States
Dennis grew up in the south, learning about the truth of the Bible from his parents. He trusted Christ at a young age and grew in his faith with the help of his small church in Atlanta. After High School he studied for a General Bible Degree at a Bible College in Chicago. In 1968, during the Viet Nam conflict, he was inducted into the US Navy where he was introduced to the Navigator Ministry and received great coaching and training in disciplemaking. His four years aboard ship were a great opportunity to work out his convictions and training as God used him to bring many men to Christ and help them mature. After the Navy he completed a Degree in Business Administration at Point Loma College in San Diego then joined the staff of the Navigators in campus ministry at San Diego State for six years and then on to the University of Oregon for seven years. In 1989, Dennis moved to the Pacific Northwest to oversee a joint venture formed by the Navigators with Multnomah Bible College called Mission Portland, a ministry he continues with to this day. During the last eleven years he has served with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Promise Keepers, Logos II, and the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association. In the last two years he has served as Executive Pastor at Greater Portland Bible Church assisting Senior Pastor Lynn Kent. Dennis and Mary Jane, his wife of 26 years, live in Gladstone, OR along with their three daughters Regina, Andrea and Rebecca.
David Goodman - Vice President International
David is International Vice President for T-NET. After 12 years as senior pastor of Winnetka Bible Church in suburban Chicago, David worked with Campus Crusade and then with Overseas Council, Int’l to utilize electronic publishing to provide theological study resources for the church around the world. David has a diversity of communication skills including preaching, teaching, writing and media. Having a breadth of experience in churches of all sizes, he loves nothing better than to serve the Body of Christ and nurture leaders around the world who share the same vision. Along with recruiting US churches to coach T-NET centers overseas and managing non-US T-NET David also edited the T-NetWorker newsletter and oversees this web site. He has an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a D.Min. from Biola University. David and his wife Nancy live in Northbrook, IL and have three children, Jessica, Matthew and Joshua.
Rich Haynie - Vice President Development and Finance
Rich grew up in the Midwest, attending high school in St. Louis, Missouri. For the past 30 he has called Colorado home, having first arrived in 1970 to attend the Air Force Academy where he also quarterbacked the football team. Upon graduation in 1974, Rich spent 10 years active duty in the Air Force primarily as a pilot and flight instructor. He served two tours at his alma mater and was called into the ministry full time in the early 1980’s. Before coming to T-Net, he led development efforts in several ministries—The Navigators, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, International Bible Society and Dawn Ministries. He has now served the Lord 20 plus years preaching, teaching, discipling others and speaking around the world on what he is convinced is the biblical model of how God raises revenues for His own work (see The Road Less Traveled in Fundraising). He is a regular presenter at conferences by the Christian Stewardship Association and Evangelical Development Association. Additionally, he has also served on the board of the local Crisis Pregnancy Center in Colorado Springs.
If you want to know more about Rich's unique approach to development his article, The Road Less Traveled in Fundraising is available as a free download.
Kevin Boll - Vice President United States
Kevin is US Vice President for T-NET. He has had over 25 years of pastoral experience in churches ranging from 40 to 1200 in Sunday morning attendance. He also served as a Chaplain in the USAF having retired with numerous awards and citations. He has a passion and extensive experience in revitalizing churches and turning them into disciplemaking centers. Kevin is a graduate of Puget Sound Christian College (BA ‘76), Lincoln Christian Seminary (M.Div. ‘82) and received his Doctorate of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1998. Besides his extensive pastoral experience, Kevin has taught homiletics, hermeneutics, the history of Western thought and organizational management on both Christian and secular college campuses. In recent years he has taught doctoral courses on discipleship and church revitalization at different seminaries. Kevin has had four articles published in theological journals. His sermon entitled “Thanksgiving in the Midst of Pain and Plenty” was published in the Air Force Chief of Chaplain’s Best Air Force Sermons of 1985. He was also the recipient of the prestigious Laymen’s National Bible Association’s Witherspoon Award for the Creative Use of the Bible in the Chaplaincy, for all three branches of the military in 1993. Kevin has two grown daughters that live with their families in the Portland, OR area while he resides in Puyallup, WA in the greater Seattle metro region.
T-Net in Canada
John Hiddema, Director and Senior Minister:
Centre For Church Effectiveness, Canada
In Summer of 2001, John was brought on full time as the Senior Minister and Director of The Centre for Church Effectiveness, Canada (CCEC), and T-Net Canada. He was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and currently lives in Ottawa, Ontario. John is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and has worked with Outreach Canada as well as pastoring two churches. In his own words, T-NET Canada "surrounds the development of comprehensive strategies, to advance church wide disciplemaking not only in Canada but literally around the world. You see this is not a “western” model, this process imparts trans-cultural, timeless, Biblical principles set out by our Lord in His Word. John is one of our most experienced international teachers, training pastors in different languages and in very different cultural settings in India and Africa. Where ever these principles are grasped, in Christian churches of all stripes, tremendous kingdom results are seen. Over the ministry years, the Lord has given John opportunity to teach and coach literally hundreds of churches within the evangelical spectrum. He brings this wealth of insight and perception to the aid of any church who calls for assistance." John and his wife, Sandra, have 5 children.
For more information about T-Net Canada contact John firstname.lastname@example.org
United States Field Staff
Bill is a Regional Director for T-NET and Small Group's Pastor of Oakford Baptist Church in Kokomo, IN. Originally from Indiana, he attended the University of Texas at Arlington on a basketball scholarship where he found Christ his sophomore year. Trained in personal disciplemaking and leadership through Campus Crusade, Bill is a Dallas Theological Seminary graduate and has spent many years working with churches in Houston & Dallas in the area of discipleship and evangelism. He and his wife, Becky, have been married for 27 years and have four children.
David Durey has been a committed discipler, equipper and mentor for over two decades. He has been a pastor in three local churches and currently serves as pastor of Adult Ministries and Assimilation at New Hope Community Church, Portland, Oregon. David received his Master of Divinity from the International School of Theology, San Bernardino, California founded by Bill Bright, President of Campus Crusade for Christ, International. He received the Beeson Pastor Fellowship and earned his Doctor of Ministry degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. David has also authored over half a dozen books and equipping tools including Steps Toward Spiritual Growth and Coaching for Life. David is a regional director with T-Net International and director of the Intentional Discipleship Network www.intentionaldiscipleship.net.
Richard Ensrud is the current Senior Pastor of the Brooklyn Park Evangelical Free Church in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Since his coming to BPEFC in 1988 the congregation has grown from 400 attendees to over 1000 in attendance. Rick is an effective communicator of the Bible and loves helping and encouraging people to grow in their relationship with God. He received a Bachelor of Science in music education from the University of North Dakota and then went on to receive a Masters of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1980. He is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Theological Seminary. He and his wife Lana are the parents of two college-age girls, Adria and Bethany. Rick and Lana reside in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Rick’s hobbies are sports, hunting and reading. He has been involved with T-NET since 1991 serving as a consultant and associate staff with T-NET for the last 3 years and is currently leading a T-NET center in Zambia, Africa.
Bill Hull’s passion has been to help the church return to its disciple making roots and he considers himself a discipleship evangelist. This God-given desire has manifested itself in twenty years of pastoral service and the authorship of ten books. His first book, Jesus Christ Disciplemaker, is celebrating 20 years with a new edition. The Disciple Making Pastor and The Disciple Making Church are two successive books which make up his popular disciple making trilogy. These books have provided the church with a new paradigm for disciple making. After a fruitful ministry with Athletes in Action and receiving a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology, Bill pastored in the Evangelical Free Church 20 years, spent eight years as the U.S. Director for the Evangelical Free Church of America and creating T-NET International. He is currently leading a ministry called "Choose the Life." He writes: "It is our hope that Choose The Life will become a Fifth Column, a behind the lines invisible group, a revolutionary underground that lives and works to restore the spiritual passion and character needed to live the life to which Christ has called us." Bill and his wife, Jane make their home in Long Beach, California and are the parents of two grown sons.
Stan is founder and President of Outreach Adventures, an organization that conducts missions trips to Jamaica. He has worked with T-NET since 1991 training churches both in the US and Jamaica, and is a trained church consultant. Stan and his wife, Nancy, live in Texas and have three daughters. Stan is the developer behind StageCoach and other tools to facilitate church ministry.
Steve is a Regional Director for T-NET International. Prior to joining T-NET, he was an associate pastor at Ada Bible Church where he helped to build a network of over 50 groups. Steve has been in ministry for 20 years and has worked with small group ministries in both small and large churches. Steve is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and a former Willow Creek Intern. He and his wife, Karen, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Wayne is a part-time staff member, serving training centers in the Northwest and in the Philippines. He is otherwise employed as a professional counselor and Senior Mental Health Therapist. A former pastor, Wayne's passion continues to be helping churches become healthy. His mental health expertise and his considerable experience in the local church, both as a pastor and a lay leader, come together in his belief that the local church is the most powerful agency in the world for bringing wholeness to individuals and families. He lives with Paulette, his wife of 35 years, near Portland, OR. Wayne and Paulette have four adult sons and six grandchildren.