(OF CHURCHES UNDER 250)
(EXECUTIVE, FAMILY LIFE, ETC.)
Duke has been a pastor and coach for over 30 years. Today, he works full time as an author, speaker, coach, and pastor. He is the founder of Invest Leadership Initiative where he helps high impact, accomplished leaders and their teams succeed. Duke helps leaders develop and grow by investing in themselves, assuring the realization of success and life fulfillment. Duke is the author of Get Up & Grow: 21 Habits of Successful People.
DR. TOM MANNING
· LEAD PASTORS ·
Tom is the Lead Pastor of Christian Life Center in Fort Lauderdale, as well the Missions Director for the Peninsular Florida District Council of the Assemblies of God. Prior to coming to CLC, he was a missionary and pastor of Vienna Christian Center in Vienna, Austria. Tom travels internationally teaching pastors how to grow a healthy church. He has held seminars in Cuba, Austria, Italy, Serbia, France, and Brussels. He received his BA from Southeastern University and his Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) and Doctorate of Ministry (DMIN) from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
· KIDS PASTORS ·
Pastor Ashley Hawks-VanEst is the Children's Pastor at Faith Assembly of God in Orlando. She is happily married and is the mother of a one-year old. She has served in children's ministry for over 20 years and has ministered to the children at Faith Assembly for over 14 years. She has served in various capacities from being a Children's Drama Director, Preschool Ministry Director, and Children's Pastor. Pastor Ashley has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from UCF and Master's in Ministerial Leadership from Southeastern University. Pastor Ashley has a heart for reaching all children with the love of Christ! She believes in developing strong teams and nurturing future leaders. She is a huge advocate for making children's ministry fun, interactive, creative, and powerful!
· KIDS PASTORS ·
Erak Christofis is the Kids Pastor at Christian Life Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Erak attended the University of Valley Forge where he graduated with a B.A. in Children’s Ministries. He provides apostolic leadership to four CLC kids ministries across Broward County. Erak is married to the love of his life, Jessica. They have 3 beautiful children: Laila, Matthew & Max. Erak and Jessica have a calling on their lives to do great and mighty things in the lives of children in America! He is passionate about pouring into the next generation of future kids pastors and ministry leaders. In his free time, he enjoys basketball, board games and cheering for THE Ohio State University.
· CONNECTIONS PASTORS ·
Daniel is Connections Pastor and serves on the Executive Pastoral Team at Bold City Church in Jacksonville, Florida. He planted Bold City Church alongside the Lead Pastor, Jason Masters, in 2014. Bold City is a thriving mobile church & currently has an average weekly attendance of over 1,000 people. Daniel’s ministry experience includes serving in outreach, counseling, leadership and discipleship roles in various ministries. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Jacksonville University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Daniel lives in Jacksonville with his wife and high school sweetheart, Brandi, and their three children, Trey, Evan, and Ella.
· WORSHIP PASTORS ·
Tyler is the Worship Arts & Associate Pastor at Glad Tidings Church in Ocoee, Florida. He is a graduate from Southeastern University with a B.A. in Music Business. Tyler is a Worship Coordinator for SUM (School of Urban Ministry), an accredited university that trains & equips students for full time ministry. Tyler has coached individually with worship pastors across the nation on how to develop a healthy worship ministry. Alongside working in the local Church, Tyler has a background in recording & producing. Projects include SEU Worship, GT Worship, Calvary Worship, Valise & more.
· YOUTH PASTORS ·
Pastor Dan Meys currently serves as the Student Ministries Pastor, Young Adult Pastor and Outreach Coordinator for Oceanway Assembly of God in Jacksonville, Florida. He has a beautiful wife of 7 years, Courtney, and a 5-year old son, Aden. Courtney and Dan met at Southeastern University, where they earned their Bachelor’s degrees. Dan is an ordained minister through the Assemblies of God and has been faithfully serving in youth ministry for nearly 8 years. He is currently serving on a school committee team in his local community, and as an executive team member with Casey Casal (DYD) for the Pen Florida District through the Pen Florida Youth movement.
"When duke invited me to the pastor’s mastermind group I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had never been a part of anything like that before. Now, 3 months later it’s something I look forward to every week. I’m able to connect with other pastors from all over, to learn and grow from their experiences. It’s been so helpful to hear how other guys sermon prep, build teams, rest, and to have new friends. And duke does a killer job at keeping it real and fun. I’d recommend this to any pastor that is planting, looking to grow, or maybe feels alone. "
- Jason Masters -
Lead Pastor, Bold City Church, Jacksonville, FL
"Duke Matlock has been my coach for the last 2 years and I can honestly say I am a better Person, Husband, Father and Pastor because of the coaching relationship. The Mastermind group is like icing on a cake. I have a great coaching relationship, but I also have a team of pastors that have challenged and encouraged me in so many ways. Go ahead and Join the team, you have something to glean, but you also have something to give to other pastors!"
- Al Force -
Lead Pastor, Oceanway AG, Jacksonville, FL
"Duke Matlock is one of the best leadership coaches in the country. His straightforward rhetoric and personable style are not only attractive but effective. A lot of experts teach on theory, but Duke's teachings are based on his personal experiences and the leaders he has coached. I've personally watched leaders be transformed by Duke's wisdom, teachings, and leadership. If you want to move forward as a leader and get to the next level ‑ learn from Duke."
Assistant US Attorney, Southern District of Florida
"It’s an absolute pleasure working with Duke Matlock. He has an amazing ability to provide a Godly perspective, balanced with a strategic approach. Duke's insight and background allow him to effectively set people and organizations up for success, and his integrity and love for Jesus are a constant encouragement! He is an excellent teacher, motivator, strategist, communicator, and coach. We highly recommend him!"
Lead Pastor, Faith Assembly of God, Orlando, Florida
"Duke brings fresh insight and practical wisdom to so many issues we deal with on a daily basis. He has been instrumental in my leadership growth this year and I am looking forward to having him coach our team in 2018. I would highly recommend you consider Duke for personal and team coaching. "
Lead Pastor, Evangel Temple, Columbus, Georgia
"In his role as my coach Duke has provided guidance, insight, and wisdom that has helped me improve my leadership. Duke's vast experience in ministry has provided a perspective that allows him to understand the complexities of church life. Duke is unafraid to speak candidly about my weakesses as well as encouraging me up in the area of my strengths. Hiring Duke as a coach has proven to be a wise decision for our church. Our leadership has observed the benefit of his guidance, especially in the area of my decision making and vision casting. I have been in full-time ministry for thirty-two years and have experienced noticeable growth and progress in my year coaching with Duke."
Lead Pastor, Bartow First Assembly, Bartow, FL