Mitch is the chief executive officer of Good Faith Media. Before joining GFM, he was the executive director of the Baptist Center for Ethics. In addition, he pastored churches in Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma for over 20 years. Mitch holds a Master’s of Divinity with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from George W. Truett Theological Seminary. He is married to Missy Randall and they reside in Norman, Oklahoma. They have two adult sons.
John is executive editor and publisher at GFM. He has served as editor of Nurturing Faith Journal (formerly Baptists Today) since February 2000. Previously, he was managing editor of The Christian Index. A former campus minister at Kennesaw State University and then Georgia Tech, he is a graduate of Berry College, Southeastern Seminary and Columbia Theological Seminary. He lives in Gainesville, Georgia.
Cliff is the media producer at GFM. He worked since 2000 at EthicsDaily.com (Baptist Center for Ethics) making videos, feature and short documentaries and podcasts. Cliff holds a BA from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, an MA from Auburn University and a PhD from Bowling Green State University. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife and two children.
Zach is the managing editor for news and opinion at GFM. He was managing editor at EthicsDaily.com from 2013-2020, and served on staff in two local Baptist churches from 2008-2012. Zach holds a B.A. from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and a M.Div. from Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. He lives in a suburb of Austin, Texas.
Bruce is the managing editor of publishing and the experiences coordinator at Good Faith Media. He is a historian (Ph.D. Auburn University, emphases in American History and Islamic History) and an award-winning author of eight books. Previously, Bruce was executive director of the Baptist History and Heritage Society. He is also an award-winning nature photographer. He lives near Bozeman, Montana and teaches Lifelong Learning history courses at Montana State University.
Missy serves as the experiences and events coordinator for GFM, though she prefers the title of Cruise Director (*cue Love Boat theme). When she is not busy working behind the scenes to help bring GFM experiences and projects to life, she enjoys basking in the glory of having raised two (mostly) delightful, well adjusted humans, (Cole, 23 and Tanner, 20), baking, traveling, lazy evenings by the pool, and playing faithful servant to the real queen of the house, her 175lb great dane, Charlie.
Jackie is senior copy editor for Nurturing Faith Journal and Nurturing Faith books and also handles customer service for NF books. She previously served for 20 years as managing editor of Baptists Today / Nurturing Faith. A former teacher and church staff minister, she holds three education degrees (M.Ed, Georgia College; M.R.E., Southern Seminary; B.S., Georgia Southern College). She and her husband Dan live in Macon, Georgia.
Vickie is the creative coordinator for publishing and marketing at GFM. She is a designer, editor and teacher, having worked for The Macon Telegraph, Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Mercer University Press and Howard Middle School, where she taught journalism for five years. She moved to the United States from England to attend college, graduating from Georgia College & State University with B.A. and M.A. degrees in English Literature. She and her family live in Macon, Georgia.
Tony is contributing editor and weekly curriculum writer for Nurturing Faith Journal and Bible Studies, and as a weekly columnist for GFM. He has taught at Campbell University Divinity School since 2007, authoring both academic and popular articles, along with a dozen books as sole author and three others as co-author. Previously, Tony was Editor/President of the North Carolina Biblical Recorder, and served as pastor of five churches during a 26-year period. He has served actively with the Baptist World Alliance since 2005.
A mother of six and a self-described “homeschooling homemaker” for 15 years, Peterson lives in Bozeman, Montana, and is nearing completion of a master of divinity degree at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. She is currently an Ernest C. Hynds Intern at Good Faith Media.
A third-year master of divinity student at Campbell University Divinity School and youth minister at Millbrook Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, McDougald has written previously for Good Faith Media’s Nurturing Faith Journal. She is currently an Ernest C. Hynds Intern at Good Faith Media.