Your Mondays

are about to get marvelous!

Marvelous Monday for Aug 9 Canceled

Who’s Coming?

June 21, Dr. David Hankins
June 28 Rev. Jeff Strueker
July 12, Marvelous Night of Worship
July 19, Dr. Mac Brunson
July 26, Rev. Chris Justice
August 2, Dr. Chuck Kelley
August 9, Dr. Ted Traylor

Their Stories…

June 21: Dr. David Hankins
June 28: Pastor Jeff Struecker
July 19: Dr. Mac Brunson
July 26: Rev. Chris Justice

August 2: Dr. Chuck Kelley
August 9: Dr. Ted Traylor
Dr. David Hankins | June 21
Our veteran speaker is one requested by many to speak at our Marvelous Mondays and is a passionate preacher and the father to Pastor Eric. Don’t’ miss Dr. Hankins as he kicks off our Marvelous Mondays. Dr. Hankins is the retired Executive Director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention and Pastor of several southeast churches. Dr. Hankins has authored “One Sacred Effort” which is required reading by every  SBC seminary student as it covers the history of the Cooperative Program. Since retirement Dr. Hankins enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and golf.
Pastor Jeff Struecker | Pastor, Author, Former Ranger | June 28
Jeff Struecker was a decorated soldier. At age 18, he enlisted in the United  States Army as an Infantryman and retired as a chaplain with over 22   years of active federal service. In 2017, he was inducted into the US Army Ranger Hall of Fame. He served for ten years in the 75th Ranger Regiment   in positions from Private to Platoon Sergeant. While serving in this unit, Jeff competed in and won the David L. Grange Best Ranger Competition in 1996. He taught ROTC at the University of Louisville and was recognized in 1998 as the US Army ROTC, Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. Jeff spent his final ten years in the US Army serving as a chaplain in Airborne and Ranger units. Throughout his career, Jeff has attended numerous professional military schools and has received many awards and commendations. Some of his awards include the Ranger Tab, Combat   Infantryman’s  Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Master Parachutists Wings, Military Freefall Master Parachutist Wings, several foreign jump wings and the  Combat Action Badge. He has been awarded other commendations and decorations throughout his military career.  His combat experience includes participation in the invasion of Panama, Operation Desert Storm, Black Hawk Down in Somalia, and more than a dozen combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Jeff has been awarded medals for valor in combat and has received many medals as recognition for his service in the US Army. Struecker was portrayed by American actor Brian Van Holt in the 2001 film, Black Hawk Down.
Jeff holds a Ph.D. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He also has several other earned and honorary degrees. 
He is the lead pastor of 2 Cities Church in Columbus, Georgia. He in an award-winning author with five books in print. He and his wife, Dawn, have five children and four grandchildren.
Night of Worship | July 12
Our Worship Ministry will lead us in a night lifting up the name of Jesus! 
Dr. Mac Brunson | Pastor, Valleydale Church | July 19
Dr. Mac Brunson, Senior Pastor, Valleydale Church in Birmingham. Dr. Brunson has served in churches all across the south from Texas to South Florida, including First Baptist Dallas and First Jacksonville, FL. During his pastorate at First Dallas the church gave the largest Lottie Moon offering in SBC history, December 2003 of $1.2 million. . He has authored several books and the most receipt being “Paralyzed by Fear or Empowered by Hope”. Dr. Brunson has traveled on many mission trips all across Asia. 
Rev. Chris Justice | Lead Pastor of Lee Park Baptist | July 26

Chris Justice followed the call to serve the local church while he was working as a television news anchor at WCNC-TV in Charlotte, and earing a six figure salary. He left this career to answer a higher calling. For 3 ½ years Pastor Chris served Lee Park while also working at the TV station and earning his Master’s Degree at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.  In 2009, after completing his TV contract, Pastor Chris became the full-time pastor at Lee Park.

Lee Park was a church of 50 faithful congregants who were committed to being involved in a revitalization in the Lord’s church. Today, Lee Park is committed to being involved in the revitalization of other churches.  Lee Park has added 5 additional churches to the Church Family and the Lord is blessing the work.

Pastor Chris and Ms. Becky have four children (Jordan, Caroline, Jake and Ty). Ms. Becky serves as the Community Director at Lee Park. She is a regular on WCNC-TV with Charlotte Today as a guest chef (and promoter of Lee Park). 

Dr. Chuck Kelley | President Emeritus, NOBTS | August 2

Dr. Chuck Kelley was the 8th President of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, serving from 1996 to 2019. He continues to serve at NOBTS as President Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor of Evangelism. He is founder and director of Innovative Evangelism as well as an itinerant preacher and evangelist. 

Kelley received his B.A. from Baylor University and his M.Div. and Th.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Before his election to the presidency in 1996, Dr. Kelley served as Director of the Leavell Center for Evangelism and Church Growth and Chairman of the Pastoral Ministries Division at the Seminary.

Dr. Kelley is known throughout the Southern Baptist Convention for his dynamic preaching and his expertise on evangelism and church growth.
Since his retirement as President of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary on July 31, 2019, Dr. Kelley and his wife, Dr. Rhonda Kelley, are spending time in their new home in Fairhope, Alabama and in an apartment on the NOBTS campus as they both continue to work with their beloved Seminary and pursue their ministry callings.

Dr. Ted Traylor | Senior Pastor, Olive Baptist Church | August 9
Dr. Ted Traylor, Senior Pastor Olive Baptist Church. One of our favorite closers for our marvelous Mondays is Dr. Traylor. His energetic and engaging messages leaves us challenged and ignited for more!

Since 1990 Dr. Ted Traylor has pastored Olive Baptist Church in  Pensacola, Florida. Dr. Traylor’s bold and practical preaching  brings people to a fresh understanding of God’s Word and challenges them  to become bondservants for Christ.

A lifelong enthusiastic sports fan, Ted’s early desire was to pursue a  career in coaching. But at age seventeen, he surrendered his life to  become a preacher of the Gospel. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in  Religion from Samford University in 1977 and a Master of Divinity (1981)  and Doctor of Ministry (1986) degrees from Southwestern Baptist  Theological Seminary.
He is known for his uncompromising stand on Biblical issues and  strong defense of the Christian faith. He has served in the Convention in various leadership roles on both State and National levels. Currently Dr. Traylor is  proud to serve on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes board for the  University of Alabama (Roll Tide!). Dr. Traylor’s family is his proudest accomplishment. He has been  married to his beautiful wife, Liz, for 41 years. They have two  children, Rachel and Bennett, and are enjoying life with their  granddaughters Kathryn and Elizabeth