I’ve known Terry for years. To me it makes a lot of sense for him to be a part of Poimen Ministries. Terry has a rich background in Calvary Chapel. As a pastor and worship leader over the years, Terry has “seen it all” as it relates to ministry. As a younger pastor, I have benefited from the years of experience that Terry has had. Every time I see him, he always has an encouraging word and an open ear. I know from experience that pastoring can be a lonely and extremely challenging ministry. It is so nice to know that there are godly men who are willing to offer advice, prayer, and just a listening ear.
It has been our privilege and joy to know John and Laura Cowan as ministry partners and friends for over 30 years. John is one of the wisest, most gifted, and most experienced pastors I’ve known in all of my years of civilian and military pastoral ministry. Their significant gifts of preaching, teaching, and worship leadership, are combined with an extensive ministry to individuals through counseling, mentoring, and hospitality. They are models the Lord has used both to encourage and to challenge us.
Larry has been my pastor since 1993. Although I have been a senior pastor for 14 years now, he is still my pastor and my source of wisdom and comfort when I feel like the ministry is spinning out of control. His patient, no nonsense approach has always been an inspiration to me. So much of what God has poured into me, He has poured through Larry.
Over the last 30 years it has been my pleasure to have known Pastor Bob Claycamp. I have always found him to be diligent and careful handling the things of God, particularly paying serious attention to rightly dividing the word of truth. He has always been a great example of how and what a minister of the gospel should say and do. I think he would be a great mentor to young men who aspire to the ministry. If I can be of any further assistance or provide any additional information, please contact me.
I have known John since 1989 and have witnessed him minister to many people (disciples, interns and pastors), I being one of them. When John was pastoring at the church I now pastor, he was the ‘go to’ guy whenever there was a difficult situation in one of the church’s in the area. If there was a need for kind, truthful and thoughtful counsel you could count on him. I consider John to be a true under-shepherd, always wanting what is best for the sheep and the glory of the Lord. Many of us in ministry today owe a great debt of gratitude to him for the instruction and love we received from Christ through his ministry.
Pastor Larry has been a mentor and friend for over 25 years. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in training Christian leaders. He is currently teaching at our School of Ministry on a weekly basis to impart this experience into those desiring to serve in the ministry. The Lord has used Larry and his wife Jeri mightily in the area of marriage and family. They have taught couples for many years with passion to see strong Christian marriages.
I have known Pastor Trip Kimball for over twenty years. In 1989 I asked him and his wife to join our ministry in the Philippines where we worked with thousands of pastors training them in how to study the Word. Trip left his church and moved his family to the Philippines and became a vital part of our ministry, working very effectively with pastors and leaders. He understands the issues pastors go through and knows how to encourage and strengthen them. He brings years of ministry experience and I highly recommend him to all.
I have known Gillett Doggett for over twenty years and in that time I have always seen the Lord Jesus all over his life. He has always been a friend to his brothers, a compassionate voice for the sinner, a good Shepherd and teacher to his flock, and a loving husband to his wife. Recently Gillett and his wife graced our fellowship with a visit … our church and my wife and I were very blessed and enriched by the time the spent with us
The fourteen years that I have served as an Associate Pastor under Al’s leadership has allowed me to see his dependence on the discernment, power and leading of the Holy Spirit. Al James has heart for God’s people, especially for those who serve. Al’s involvement in my life has given me a ‘running start’ that has allowed me to be more effective as a Senior Pastor. Al would be a valuable resource to any pastor looking for a ‘bottom line’ evaluation and perspective that comes from decades of practical ministry experience.
There are times when safe and loving wisdom is healthy and helpful in life and ministry. Poimen pastors have caught this heart, lovingly serving anyone and anywhere they are called to. If they can make it work, they will be there, ready to humbly serve. Such a safe ministry, I am thankful for the sacrifice each one has made for the overall body of Christ!