K.A. Ellis is passionate about theology, human rights, and global religious freedom. She is the Director of the Center for the Study of the Bible and Ethnicity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, where she is also a Robert Cannada Fellow for World Christianity.
Since 2006, she has collaborated with the Swiss-based organization, International Christian Response, and travels internationally advocating for global religious freedom.
Mrs. Ellis holds a Master of Art in Religion (MAR Theological) from Westminster Theological Seminary, a Master of Fine Art (MFA) from the Yale School of Drama, and is a Ph.D. candidate in World Christianity and Ethics at the Oxford Center for Mission Studies in England.
In 1969, Carl Ellis began his ministry as a Senior Campus Minister with the Tom Skinner Associates in New York. From 1979 to 1989, Carl served as the Assistant pastor of Forest Park Community Church in Baltimore, MD, served on faculty at Chesapeake Theological Seminary, and as a seminar instructor for Prison Fellowship where he developed and taught “in-prison” and “in-community” seminars for inmates and community volunteers. Between 1986 and 2009, Carl served as an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Urban Theological Studies (C.U.T.S.), and as Dean of Intercultural Studies at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA.
In 2015, Dr. Ellis was appointed Senior Research Fellow with Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS). Carl currently serves as the Academic Dean of The Makazi Institute, which he co-founded in 2012 to train the next generation of high-level cultural analysts. He is also the Associate Pastor for Cultural Apologetics at New City Fellowship, and serves on numerous boards and as a consultant on cultural matters.
Dr. Ellis studied under Francis Schaeffer at LÁbri in Hermoz sur Olon’, Switzerland, completed his Masters in Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and holds a D.Phil from Oxford Graduate School.
Rev. C. Jeffrey Wright is the Chief Executive Officer of UMI, (Urban Ministries, Inc.) During his twenty plus year career at
UMI, the company has established itself as an innovator in Christian media content serving thousands of churches and
over a dozen denominations. Rev. Wright has been active in ministry for over 30 years. He was licensed at Greater St.
James Missionary Baptist Church and has served several other congregations as associate pastor, director of Christian
Education, adult bible study teacher, vacation bible school director and in various teaching and administrative roles. His
preaching and teaching engagements have included numerous national and international conferences and church conventions and he has provided consulting to several national ministries including Focus on the Family, Promise Keepers, and Wycliffe Bible Translators, among others.
A native of Lynchburg, Virginia, Dr. Haywood A. Robinson, III began his walk with Christ as a teenager, under the pastoral ministry of his father, Dr. Haywood Robinson, Jr. Following a brief career as a Public
School educator, Pastor Robinson answered God’s call to the Gospel Ministry. He was licensed and ordained at the Round Oak Missionary Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. Pastor Robinson’s life and ministry preparation has included studies at Hampton Institute (now University, B.S.), Capital Bible Seminary (M. Div.) and Howard University School of Divinity (D. Min.). His service to Christ and community have been recognized in various ways. Among them was his induction into the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA). Pastor Robinson answered God’s call, in 2005, to shepherd The People’s Community Baptist Church (Silver Spring, MD), succeeding it’s organizing pastor, The Reverend Thomas J. Baltimore, Sr. He also, serves Christ throughout the United States and his ministry extends to the continents of Africa, Asia, and South America. He also has served and presently serves other faith-based and community organizations. These include The Community Foundation of Montgomery County, Washington Bible College/Capital Bible Seminary, Leadership Montgomery, Good News Jail & Prison Ministry, The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. and Action in Montgomery. In addition, Dr. Robinson serves as the President of the Black Ministers Conference of Montgomery County; is the Chaplain of the Black Student Ministries at the University of Maryland, College Park Campus; and, is the Vice President-At-Large with the Music & Worship Arts Auxiliary of the National Baptist Convention, USA Inc.
Dick and Jennifer Brogden have served among Muslims for the last two and a half decades; Mauritania (1992), Kenya (1993-1995), Sudan (1996-2011), Egypt and the Arab World (2012 – present). They helped found the Live Dead movement and now
oversee Church Planting for Live Dead in the Arab World and help serve the Live Dead movement globally. Dick is the author of “Loving Muslims”, “The Live Dead Joy”, “This Gospel”, “Abiding in Jesus”, “Abiding Mission” and the editor of “The Live Dead Journal”, “The Live Dead Journey” and “This Gospel” (all these books are available on Amazon.com). Dick has his PhD in intercultural studies. Dick and Jennifer have two sons, Luke and Zack.
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