TCC Staff And Contributors
Mike Hall – Managing Editor
Mike was trained as an educator and counselor and has served in many capacities including that of missionary in Germany. He has had over 7 years experience as a researcher, writer, and editor of Bible study and Sunday School curriculum. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Piedmont Baptist College and a Master of Arts from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a native of Raleigh, NC and serves as the small groups director for students at Providence Baptist Church. When not reading the puritans or editing curriculum, he enjoys college football (especially the N.C. State Wolfpack), hunting, fishing, and snow skiing.
Jennifer Sharpe – Content Editor
Megan Lawrence – Copy Editor
Pritesh Garach – Head Writer
Pri was born and raised on the West Coast of India. He studied Physics at North Carolina State University, and is currently finishing his M.Div in Advanced Biblical Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is Team Captain and Researcher at Docent Research Group. Pri also enjoys photography and has quite an impressive portfolio. When not researching or writing, Pri enjoys good theological discussions and fine coffee.
Erin Gandy – Early Childhood Writer
Jennifer Bleakley – Elementary Writer
Jennifer Bleakley grew up in St. Petersburg, FL. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Southern College and earned a Masters degree in counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She worked as a child and family grief counselor in FL before moving to Raleigh, NC. Jennifer is passionate about teaching the Gospel to children. She loves spending time with her husband Darrell and two great kids.
Glenn Flowers – Pre-Teen/Middle School Writer
Todd Bennett – High School Writer
Originally from Florida, Kim loves calling the Little Rock, Arkansas area home. Kim is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, speaks for women’s conferences, and blogs regularly at http://kd316.com. Kim is married to Eric Campbell who serves as the Worship Pastor at Bible Church of Little Rock.
Blake is the Pastor of Children’s Ministry at Providence Baptist Church. He was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. and is a graduate of Liberty University where he was a Religion major. Blake met his wife Amber at Liberty, and they were married in June of 1999. After graduating from Liberty, Blake began work on a Masters of Arts in Christian Education at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, which he completed in May of 2004. Blake and Amber have five sons: Asher, Caleb, Nathaniel, Judah and Maddox.
David is the founding pastor of Providence Baptist Church, which was established October 1, 1978, and he has served as the senior pastor ever since. A native of Graham, NC, he received a Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest University and holds a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
David has authored three books, including Firmly Rooted, Faithfully Growing, which is devoted to equipping churches for principle-based ministry, and Dad’s Words of Wisdom, a weekly devotional for fathers and sons. Most recently he wrote, A Practical Guide for Life and Ministry, which offers help for people in ministry who are trying to maintain a biblical balance in their lives.
David speaks once or twice a year overseas in various missions contexts, equipping other pastors and Christian leaders in effective biblical leadership. He and his wife, Cathy, have been married since 1973 and have three grown sons, Jeff (married to Elizabeth), Scott (married to Meredith) and Jon (married to Meghan) and three grandsons.
Daniel Renstrom is the Assistant Pastor of Worship at First Baptist Durham. He has released 3 albums (Adore and Tremble, On The Incarnation and Jesus Wants My Heart). He enjoys watching Nacho Libre and drinking coffee. He LOVES his wife Danielle and 3 girls Bennett, Eden and Mercy.