Our Founder and Executive Director
In my role as associate pastor of a large church, I was responsible for an adult division of Bible study. In this role I was mentored by others who helped me understand the essential need to train those who serve. After becoming lead pastor of another church, I realized the need to equip the Bible teachers in a new way. The apostle Paul’s words to Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:2 began to grip my heart: “And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful, who will be able to teach others also.”
I began to develop a teacher training curriculum and workshop. Around the same time, I began pursuing my Doctor of Ministry and this training became a critical part of my dissertation. Over time the Lord has increased my passion for equipping teachers and continued to open doors with churches and associations asking for training. In 2016, the nonprofit ministry of Entrusted to Teach was founded, and a year later I made a transition from Pastor to Executive Director of the ministry. I know this is only the beginning! God has great things in store as we seek to equip leaders in all areas of the church. To God Be the Glory! All for the Kingdom!
Dr. Terry Lanford
Founder and Executive Director