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Craig has been helping pastors, missionaries, and church leaders walk free from personal and spiritual conflicts since 2007. He has served on staff with churches and missions agencies in addition to leading a discipleship ministry. Craig is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and has been married to his wife Carolyn since 1998. They live in Dallas, TX.
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Seth has served the local church for 20+ years in the roles of executive pastor, church planter, and lead pastor. He now serves as the National Director of Expansion with Freedom in Christ.
He has a passion to equip the Church to transform the nations, and he absolutely loves to see people experience the full and abundant life that Jesus came to give them. As a pastor for many years, he noticed that spiritual growth often happened at a glacial speed because many people had not yet identified and properly dealt with the things that were hindering their relationships with God and others. Now he enjoys equipping people with the biblically based, time tested, and empirically proven discipleship practices of Freedom in Christ so that they can go on to bear much fruit!
Seth is married to Stacy and they have three wonderful children. He enjoys active hobbies, traveling, and great conversations over a great meal.
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Chris and Cynthia Campbell
Chris and Cynthia Campbell (Founder and Director of Generation Freedom)
Education/Experience: M.A.B.S.; M.A.P.C./L.P.C.
Length of Time In Ministry: 22 years in youth ministry/ with FICM-13 years
Primary ministry Focus: Youth/adolescence/young adult/ social justice human trafficking
Contact Information: www.generationfreedom.org | firstname.lastname@example.org
They reside in West Virginia.
Trenidy and JJ Davis
Trenidy and JJ Davis
For ten years Trenidy served bi-vocationally as the Discipleship Pastor for two different churches in South Mississippi. In 2009 he was introduced to the ministry of Freedom in Christ and in 2017 became the State Director of Expansion for FICM.
He holds a Master’s degree in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi.
JJ served as an elementary education teacher, before being called to home educate their children. For seven years JJ served as the director of the Hub City Classical Conversations Community. She has a passion to see women find their freedom, mentally, physically, and emotionally. She serves as the FICM Administrator and Prayer Coordinator for Mississippi.
Trenidy and J.J live near Hattiesburg, MS with their three children.
State Web: www.freedommississippi.org
Daryl and Stephanie Fitzgerald
Pastor Daryl and Stephanie Fitzgerald
Daryl attended Liberty University where he was part of a Hip Hop group that did summer evangelism in major cities across the USA. He has served as a pastor for many years. Stephanie has led Discipleship Groups for teens and been a Christian Education Teacher. The Fitzgerald’s are excited about taking the life-changing message of our new identity and freedom in Christ to church leaders and their congregations. They have a real heart for mentoring married couples. Daryl and Stephanie have been married 24 years and have 5 young adult-aged kids.
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Sheryl Giesbrecht Turner
Sheryl Giesbrecht Turner
Exchanging hurt for hope is Sheryl Giesbrecht Turner’s focus—a message she shares with audiences as a radio and television personality, author and speaker. A dynamic teacher and motivating leader, Giesbrecht has endured many changes and challenges, moving her to a deep faith, trust, and dependence on God.
She serves as the South West Freedom In Christ Region’s Director of Care and Training and leads the Community Freedom Ministry at Canyon Hills Church in Bakersfield. Sheryl serves on part-time field staff with Freedom In Christ. (www.ficm.org)
Sheryl an award-winning author of four books. Her fifth book, Unraveling the Lie-Knot was released in June 2021. She served as Focus on the Family’s columnist for Pastor’s Wives for four years. Hundreds of her columns, magazine and devotional articles have appeared in Focus on The Family Magazine, Just Between Us, Discipleship Journal, CCM, Walk Thru the Bible’s – InDeed and Tapestry publications.
Sheryl has a heart for missions and is avid about reaching out to the poor and needy locally through the local Rescue Mission and worldwide through various ministry partners. Giesbrecht is a Lead Like Jesus Facilitator www.leadlikejesus.com and has been personally involved with equipping hundreds and facilitating the training of thousands of leaders internationally.
The joys of Giesbrecht’s life are her children and fourteen grandchildren. She is excited about the new beginning she shares with her marriage to Dr. Jim Turner. Sheryl holds a Bachelor of Arts from Biola University, a master’s in ministry and a doctorate of theology. She lives in California’s central valley where she enjoys running 5K races with her 89-year old mother.
Stay in touch with Sheryl:
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@SherylGiesbrechtauthor – Facebook
@SGiesbrecht – Twitter
Sherylgiesbrecht. – Instagram
Sheryl Giesbrecht – Pinterest
Ann has extensive ministry experience serving as a Women’s Ministry Coordinator and Leader. She is an Evangelism Explosion Trainer and worked on staff with BGEA with the TV Telephone Ministry recruiting, training and managing churches to answer calls from folks watching Billy Graham crusades. She has developed a study called “Contagious Victory” which is a group study of Victory Over the Darkness especially for women. She is excited about being on the front row watching Jesus help people realize and experience their new identity and freedom in Christ!
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Dr. Ken and Lyn Martin
Dr. Ken and Lyn Martin
Education/Experience: Ken and Lyn have been in church ministry and leadership for more than 25 years. Ken has a Doctorate of Ministry in Christian Counseling while Lyn has a Masters of Ministry in Christian Counseling. Ken has served on staff as the counseling pastor in the past.
Started in ministry in 1988. Have been with FICM since 2002.
Primary ministry focus: Ken and Lyn believe that their primary gifts are related to helping and training churches for the principal function of the Community Freedom Ministry strategy which is developing Seven Steps ministry encouragers. They present the core message of FICM through a two-day seminar entitled “Growing Up Spiritually.” Through this teaching they believe that the Lord opens hearts and minds for the purpose of calling individuals into a lay counseling ministry to assist church leadership as outlined in Ephesians 4:12-16.
They make their home in Tennessee.
Peg holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and has been involved in Full-Time Ministry since 1989 and with Freedom in Christ since 2007. Peg conducts all types of FIC training classes in local churches, building a network of churches engaged in FIC Ministry, facilitating women through the Steps to Freedom in Christ.
She resides in Missouri.
Dr. W. Howard and Aileen Ostendorff
Dr. W. Howard and Aileen Ostendorff
Dr. Howard Ostendorff holds a Doctorate of Ministry in Biblical Counseling (Westminster Seminary), Th.M. in Bible Exposition (Dallas Theological Seminary). He and Aileen both have bachelor’s degrees in History and have been involved in full-time Christian ministry since July 1972 and January 1973, respectively. They served on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ for 38 years before joining FIC staff in May 2011. They were regional coordinators for the south central region of the U.S. before moving to Nairobi, Kenya in 2014. Howard serves as the Africa Director for FICM and Aileen works with him to train and equip nationals.
Traverse City, MI
Jill has a deep commitment to the local body of Christ and has spent 20 years on staff at her home church. Her love for the Lord and her love for His people has opened opportunities for her to serve in various ministries throughout the years, including women’s ministry director, care group director, leadership development and – most recently – FIC ministry director (8 years). As a licensed counselor, she has been able to speak into many lives and help people and families through difficult and painful places and life transitions. Helping others discover their true identity in Christ, accept His healing grace, find freedom in their spiritual walk and become healthy disciples is truly her life mission.
In 2001 their church hosted a Freedom Conference with Neil Anderson, in 2010 Jill completed the CFMA training and helped to develop a CFM in the local community. It is her prayer that by joining FIC staff, doors will be opened to share with others how to implement the freedom message into the “DNA” of the church. Jill also serves as the Regional Prayer Coordinator for the Northeast region and is team leader of the newly formed Care and Training ministry branch.
Jill and Dennis were married in 1983 and raised their three children (who are all married) in Northern Michigan. They are now enjoying grand-parenting four grandkids and traveling to visit family and friends. Dennis has his own financial business in Traverse City and enjoys sharing in the FIC ministry – especially the travel to conferences and retreats!
Gay Nell Scarborough
Gay Nell Scarborough
Gay Nell was born in Pittsburgh PA, but she got to Texas as quick as she could (age 6 mos.). She grew up in a loving home and came to Christ at age 17 at a Young Life Camp. She married in 1972, and they discerned early on, not so much a “call” to ministry, as we are all called, but a “separation unto the Gospel” as Paul describes. She served with her husband Tom in many ministry capacities for over 40 years;
Young Life Volunteers, Austin, TX – 1970-75
Young Life Staff, Austin and Conroe, TX – 1976-81
Grace Covenant Church, Youth, Austin, TX – 1982
T Bar M Camp and Conference Center, New Braunfels, TX – 1983-87
Self-Employed Discipleship Counselors with FICM, Austin, TX – 1988-93
Church Dynamics International, National FICM Coordinators, Austin, TX – 1994-2002
Freedom in Christ Ministries, Austin & Dallas, TX – 2002-Present
Gay Nell serves FICM as the Director of our Community Freedom Ministry Associates. In over 25 years with FICM she has had the privilege of seeing thousands of changed lives across the US and around the world. Her heart is for Discipleship in a reproductive model. For decades her priority has been to resource pastors, church leaders, missionaries, para-church ministries and lay people so they may be able to teach others and see them established free in Christ. Never before has there been such a great need for spiritual leaders who are free in Christ and able to minister that freedom to others.
They raised their 4 grown children with these truths and are now doing so with their 8 grandchildren.
“Her desire for over 10 years has been to bring oversight to the ever expanding Community Freedom Ministry Associate Strategy, pouring into the next generations that will carry this ministry forward across the US and around the world. She currently resides in Dallas and has sought to develop this area as a Community Freedom Ministry model and regional center for Freedom in Christ Ministries.”
Nathaniel was saved in 2014 after the passing of a high school classmate and attending a youth conference in Saratoga, NY. Shortly after coming to Christ he entered ministry as a worship leader for his youth group and guest preaching. As he has grown in his faith, his heart for ministry has also grown.
Over a year after being asked to pursue becoming a CFMA by his pastor, the Lord revealed to him a calling to be further involved in FICM.
His heart is to encourage and assist CFM’s so they can grow, and to reach the Millennial and Z generations for the message of Freedom In Christ and the Gospel by hosting and producing podcasts. You can now subscribe to Stories of Freedom and Alive & Free with Neil T. Anderson wherever podcasts are available.
Nathaniel owns a home in Schenectady, NY with his beautiful wife, Cailin. Together they love to travel and discover new coffee shops and restaurants, and collect and listen to records. Nathaniel is also passionate about theology and enjoys playing guitar.
If you have a testimony to share on Stories of Freedom, are looking for a church in Capital Region of NY, or want to go through The Steps to Freedom in Christ with a facilitator, send him an email!
Round Rock, TX
Since her first introduction to Freedom in Christ Ministry (FICM) in the late 1990s, Gail has seen God use FICM to bring healing into her own life and the lives of many others.
In 2016, Gail became a CFMA and helped establish a Freedom Ministry in her church in Austin, TX. She has seen the Lord use it to enable Believers to realize their identity in Christ and embrace the fullness of life that He has for us. Her heart is to see the body of Christ across Central Texas empowered and effective in sharing the love of Christ with the world.
Gail is a retired teacher and loves spending time with her family, especially her 4 grandchildren.
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President Dan Studt
Syracuse, New York
Dan Studt is the President of Freedom in Christ Ministries-USA.
He served in pastoral ministry for 25 years as a youth and family pastor, and then as a church planter. In those roles, he loved developing leaders, leading mission trips, and helping people learn how to live freely submitted to God and His Word, so that the light of Christ may shine brightly in this world through His Church.
In addition, Dan has worked in school and hospital settings utilizing his degree in psychology. It was in those settings the Lord called and confirmed his call to full-time ministry in order to integrate the spiritual aspects of wholeness and healing into his work with people. Through being personally impacted by Freedom in Christ Ministries in the mid-nineties, to teaching the biblical principles in churches throughout the years, Dan has not only utilized the Ministry’s materials, but also applied them personally.
Rich Miller, President of FICM USA from 2006 to 2019, invited Dan to become the Northeast Director of FICM in October, 2009. He served voluntarily in that role until planting Praxis Church in January 2016 when he then joined FICM Field Staff on a part-time basis. During these years, Dan built a team of FICM leaders in the Northeast who will be continuing the ministry there as Dan steps into the role of President of FICM-USA effective May 20th, 2019.
Dan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Messiah College (1993) and a Master of Divinity degree at Palmer Theological Seminary (then Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary) in 1999.
Dan enjoys teaching FICM seminars and leading people through The Steps to Freedom in Christ. His primary focus in serving as President will be to promote and develop leaders across the nation to take the message of freedom into churches across the country.
Dan and his wife Jen have four children and currently live near Syracuse, NY with their two teen sons, Elijah and Jacob. Jen is an elementary teacher at Faith Heritage Christian School. Abigail (older daughter) married Adam and moved to Louisville where she serves as a nurse while Adam studies for his Master of Divinity degree. Rebecca (younger daughter) is a junior at Liberty University. Dan enjoys outdoor fitness activities including running and snowshoeing, and especially loves hiking the Adirondack high peaks with Elijah and Jacob.
Amanda has been a CFMA since 2015, actively ministering in her community with FICM. She has a heart for discipleship and believes that people really do grow better together. Whether virtually or face to face, in a one on one or small group dynamic, Amanda seeks to build vibrant community by growing authentic relationships where real and messy and wonderful lives are shared. She uses FIC resources as tools for exploring the Word and understanding the abundant life found in Christ. She adores the Lord and the calling He has placed on her life. She walks out that calling with the unfailing support of her husband, Valiant, and their three sons.
Paul and Joyce Travis
Paul and Joyce Travis have been on staff with Freedom in Christ Ministries since 1995. They conduct Finding Freedom in Christ Seminars, Setting Your Church, Marriage, or Ministry Free Retreats: Breaking the Bondage of Legalism Seminars, Parenting Seminars and training in Discipleship Counseling. They also spend much time in personal discipleship counseling.
Paul graduated from the London Bible College, and received his theological degree from the London Theological Seminary in Ontario Canada. He soon started churches and was a pastor for thirty-one years. After the death of his wife, he received counseling and counseling training. He then began counseling full-time, as director of Christ Centered Counseling in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Throughout his life and ministry, he has experienced much of what he now sees as legalism. He realizes how he has been a spiritual performer, driven to work hard for God – believing that he had to do right, look right, be right in order to be all right with God. With this in mind, he has co-authored a book entitled: Breaking the Bondage of Legalism.
Joyce has always been interested and involved in Christian work. She was instrumental in starting the Christian Women’s Club in Hendersonville, North Carolina and worked in leadership capacity for ten years. After losing her husband, she became office manager of Christ-Centered Counseling. In 1989, she and Paul were married, and after a short time they joined Freedom in Christ Ministries. This ministry has taken them to over 100 churches in 26 states, D.C., Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Northern Ireland, and the U.K.
Paul and Joyce have four married sons, and enjoy living near most of their eight grandchildren.
While Len and I were serving with City Team Ministries, we began to realize the power of His Truth to impact lives after discovering and beginning to use the Who I am in Christ bookmarks. We later moved from California to Tennessee, where we attended a Discipleship Counseling Conference presented by Neil Anderson. We then began meeting with Dr. Anderson once a month to continue learning. We knew this was the ministry God was calling us to.
As we realized more and more the powerful impact of God’s truths in our lives, we began to teach classes and take people through the Steps to Freedom in Christ. What a joy, blessing and honor it is to walk together with one of His children as they discover His love for him/her and what He says about who he/she is in Christ.
We became Community Freedom Ministry Associates after completing FICM’s online university. Teaching the message of freedom in Christ, whether in a classroom setting or one-on-one, is truly fulfilling. Taking people through the Steps to Freedom in Christ is amazing – life-changing for them and for us. It is a special joy as those whom the Son sets free, declare that they want to learn how to “set the captives free”. Training others to share the message of freedom in Christ, to take people through the Steps and then train others to do the same is an incredible honor.
Serving as field staff with Freedom in Christ Ministries, being part of this amazing family…..thank You Lord!
Brian and Jewl Westphalen
Brian and Jewl Westphalen
Jewl and I were first exposed to FIC ministry about 23 years ago while serving with another ministry. Not only did God do a great work in our lives personally but He birthed in us a new passion to help others resolve their personal and spiritual conflicts so they too can live out the truths of “Who they are In Christ”. We have been serving with Freedom in Christ now for the past nine years, but using their tools and resources for 23 years. It has been a gift helping Gods people connect with His TRUTHS in a fresh new way.
Length of Time In Ministry: 64 years. With FICM: 22 years.
Ministry Experience: Youth Ministry, Pastorate, Campus Crusade for Christ, Small Group Discipleship and Freedom in Christ.
Primary Ministry Focus: Discipleship and Discipleship Counseling.
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