Dr. Steve Parr serves the Georgia Baptist Convention as the Vice-President of Staff Coordination and Development. In thirty years of ministry he assisted hundreds of churches in strengthening their ministries by motivating and training leaders through seminars, conferences, preaching, and personal consultations. Steve has a Master of Divinity degree in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Church Growth and Evangelism from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was featured on the twentieth anniversary of the Billy Graham School of Evangelism of Southern Seminary as one of twenty alumni making a Great Commission impact around the world in 2014.
Dr. Thomas Crites has served and studied churches for nearly twenty-five years. He has the unique opportunity to study church health through his work as the Research Specialist of the Georgia Baptist Convention. He also is able to remain on the cutting edge of recent developments in church life through his teaching and mentorship at Liberty University. He has a Master of Divinity degree and Doctorate of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has presented research in many scholarly settings and his books and research articles have been read by thousands of ministers across the country.