The mission of BiblicalTraining is to help leaders in the local church become effective ministers of the Gospel by providing them with world-class, Christ-centered educational resources that will allow learning to take place in community. In other words, our goal is to help make fully-formed followers of Christ. Here are some of the individuals that help to fulfill this mission.
Bill Mounce (Founder and President)
I am the founder and President of BiblicalTraining.org. BiblicalTraining started as a dream to share the highest quality education possible with the greatest number of people possible for the lowest price possible. Initially, I was thinking in terms of elder training in the local, American church, but the dream quickly expanded to become a major training site for people around the world, especially for the poorest of the poor in the majority world. My personal information can be found at BillMounce.com.
Steve Sammons (CEO)
Steve has over 20 years’ experience in extensive general management, marketing, innovation and strategy experience across a variety of geographies, categories (Christian Publishing, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, and Aerospace). His past accomplishments include working as Zondervan’s EVP Consumer Engagement / CMO, Calumet Photograhic’s Global CMO, the VP for Marketing and Communications, Corban University, and a variety of executive management positions at Nissan North America. During Steve’s tenure at Zondervan he played a significant role in transition of the NIV Bible from 1984 to 2011 version. He was also instrumental in the acquisition and business development of Biblegateway.com. Most recently Steve launched the online video stream service DoveChannel.com which features only content which has been approved by The Dove Foundation. Steve currently serves on the advisory board for Compass College of Cinematic Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Ed Taylor (Website Director)
I am the director of BiblicalTraining.org, which means I am primarily responsible for editing the recorded audio, keeping the website up to date, answering questions that come in through email, developing relationships with churches and individuals that partner with BT and do many of the day-to-day things that come up. In one sense, I try to do whatever I can to free Bill up so that he can concentrate on vision, networking, and getting new classes.
Ray Brown (Director of Advancement )
My role as the Director of Advancement is to build relationships and encourage our friends, pastors and churches to pray and support the ministry of BiblicalTraining.org. I have watched BiblicalTraining.org since its inception to grow to be in the forefront of biblical education for all people. I have witnessed the commitment of the teachers and professors who have provided biblical courses for so many people around the world. I have seen the transformation of lives through life-changing courses on the Bible and theology taught by our faculty. Most of the courses are without cost to our students. Please take advantage of the courses that are available, not only for the great biblical education you will receive but for the transformation of your life.
My background is in advancement since 1966 I have had the pleasure to serve Whitworth University, St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, Virginia Mason Medical Foundation, Deaconess Medical Foundation, Simpson University Foundation, Orchard Foundation of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, Western Seminary, and now BiblicalTraining.org.