Meet GFM’s Team
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, and he 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. Mitch is a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation with his ancestors reaching back to the McIntosh and Childers clans. 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.
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.
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.
Starlette is director of the Raceless Gospel Initiative, associate editor, the host of the Good Faith Media podcast “The Raceless Gospel,” and a member of the the Good Faith Media strategic advisory board. An ordained Baptist minister, Thomas has served previously in both local churches and denominational entities.
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.
Emma grew up in a suburb of Portland, Oregon, graduated this year from Baylor University where she studied Science Research Fellows as a pre-med student with a philosophy minor. She also served as president of Gamma Alpha Upsilon, an unofficial LGBTQ student organization at the university. She is serving as an Ernest C. Hynds Jr. intern for the fall 2021 semester.
Jamie retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2015, and is currently a Masters of Divinity student at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology and a high school Air Force JROTC instructor. Along with his wife, Jamie launched a nonprofit Autism Faith Network in 2016. He is serving as an Ernest C. Hynds Jr. intern for the fall 2021 semester.