Shanwi Samuel was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. He began serving the Lord in 1999. His home church is Bethel Church in Jakarta, Indonesia. He received a call to missions in 2001 and that same year began training at Tawangmangu Bible School. There he was mentored by senior missionaries, Pastors Sam and Carol Soukotta; they trained him to be an interpreter for foreign lecturers. Since that time he has served as an interpreter, preacher, and teacher; he does itinerant ministry almost every month seeking to kindle the fires of revival in his home country.
R. Loren Sandford is the eldest son of John and Paula Sandford, widely recognized as pioneers in the charismatic renewal, prophetic ministry and inner healing. A graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, Loren has been in ministry full time since 1976 and is the founding pastor of New Song Church and Ministries in Denver, Colorado. As well as traveling internationally as a conference and seminar speaker, he is the author of Purifying the Prophetic: Breaking Free from the Spirit of Self-fulfillment, Understanding Prophetic People: Blessings and Problems with the Prophetic Gift, The Prophetic Church: Wielding the Power to Change the World, Renewal for the Wounded Warrior: A Burnout Survival Guide for Believers and Visions of the Coming Days: What to Look for and How to Prepare. Married since 1972, he and Beth have two daughters and one son who have collectively given them nine grandchildren. Loren is also a member of the Osage Nation, a Native American heritage he deeply treasures. rlorensandford.com Twitter: @pastorrls
Mark Sandford, MDiv (Denver Theological Seminary), is Spiritual Director of Elijah House, a ministry founded by his parents John and Paula Sandford. Mark collaborated with his father to write Deliverance and Inner Healing (Chosen Books, revised edition 2008) and Healing the Earth ... a time for change (BT Johnson Publishing, 2013). He ministers to individuals and couples in all areas of inner healing and deliverance and teaches at Elijah House schools and seminars. Mark and his wife, Maureen, have three children and live in Post Falls, Idaho.
Eric Scalise, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, is the Vice President for Professional Development at the American Association of Christian Counselors and the former Dept. Chair for Counseling Programs at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with more than 30 years of clinical and ministry experience. Author, speaker, and consultant, he works extensively with pastors and ministry leaders around the world.
Dean Schendel is a math teacher and former coach at Rice Consolidated High School in Altair, Texas. He has the privilege of being a part of the ministries of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and AWANA. He is the author of Oneness: A Call to Honor God in the Marriage Relationship (Westbow, 2015). Facebook Twitter: @DeanSchendel. DeanSchendel.com
Andrew J. Schmutzer, Ph.D., is a Professor of Biblical Studies at Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, IL). He regularly writes and speaks about sexual abuse from a theological perspective, to help equip churches to care for the abused in their midst. Andrew is the editor of the collaborative book, The Long Journey Home: Understanding and Ministering to the Sexually Abused (Wipf & Stock, 2011) and a contributor to the forthcoming book, Finding Our Way Through the Traffick: Exploring the Complexities of a Christian Response to Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking (Regnum Books). He can be reached at email@example.com.
Alan James Schrader, D.B.S., M.A., B.Th, is the President of IFCA Bible College and Senior Pastor at Christian Assembly in the Cleveland, Ohio area. He and his wife, Mary Jane Schrader, have four children and have been married since 1991. Dr. Alan & Mary have partnered together to pioneer a new church, a new not-for-profit business, a new Bible College, and have written musicals and over 30 songs. They both carry a passion to see people become followers of Jesus Christ, and become fruitful in the gifts God has given them. Facebook
David R. Seal, M.T.S. (Cornerstone University), Th.M. (Calvin Theological Seminary), is currently pursuing at Ph.D. at Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA and is adjunct faculty at Cornerstone University. He is employed at South Church Lansing, Michigan.
Esther V. Shekher is a Medical Doctor and has been a full time missionary and evangelist since 2003. She is the Founder of Christ Rules Ministry. Shekher has spoken at numerous pastors’ conferences and churches around the world. She established the International Prayer Network (IPN) with over 7,000 prayer cells. She is the author of All the Commandments of God: Find Out the Secret to Inherit All the Blessings of God (Westbow, 2013). www.christrulesnations.org Facebook
James B. Shelton, Ph.D. (University of Stirling, Scotland), M.A. (Oral Roberts University), is Professor of New Testament at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is the author of Mighty in Word and Deed: The Role of the Holy Spirit in Luke-Acts (Wipf & Stock, 1999 reprint) as well as numerous essays in scholarly journals, books, and biblical commentaries. Faculty page
W. Simpson, PhD (University of St. Andrews, Scotland), is a physicist and writer with an interest in theology, currently engaged in scientific research in the middle-east.
Rebecca Skaggs, Ph.D. (Drew University), is professor of New Testament and Greek at Patten University in Oakland, California. She also holds an M.A. in philosophy from the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology, Berkeley. Her commentary on 1, 2 Peter & Jude (2003) is published by The Pentecostal Commentary Series (Continuum).