Dr. Doug Carter
Chairman of Board
Internationally recognized authority on Christian leadership, Biblical stewardship and Kingdom partnership.
Dr. Doug Carter and his wife, Winnie, served as missionaries to American Indians (Native Americans) for sixteen years (1964-1980). Dr. Carter became president of Ohio Christian University (formerly Circleville Bible College) in 1980 and served there nine years helping prepare men and women for Christian service.
Dr. Carter served eight years (1989-1997) as Vice President of World Gospel Mission, an interdenominational mission agency sharing the gospel in all regions of the world. He has served as the Senior Vice President of EQUIP since 1997. He has preached and trained in over 125 nations.
Rev. Karl Alspach
Karl has been pastoring The Crossing Church in Buford, Georgia since 2008, previously pastoring churches in Missouri and Montana. Karl's heart for God and passion for the Word are contagious, teaching verse by verse without apology. He and his wife Lisa have a tremendous heart for the local church as well as for international ministry, and have traveled on ministry trips to various countries including Argentina, Belize, Armenia and the Middle East. Karl and his congregation have a passion for Michel’s vision and mission for reaching this lost world, viewing Step Forward as a strategic part of God’s plan for the greater Middle East region.
Karl has been married to Lisa for 33 years, they reside in Buford, GA., and have two grown children and three grandchildren.
Mr. Quentin Davisson
Quentin Davisson is devoted family man with a loving wife and 4 great kids ages 14 to 2. He and his wife, Andria, have been married 16 years.
They are active members in Discover Life Church with a passion for missions. Quentin has a heart for youth and serves in many ways including their local Royal Rangers Outpost.
Quentin spent 40+ years in Wisconsin before moving his family to Georgia in 2015. A graduate of University WI - Stevens Point, his profession is as a Systems Analyst, IT Consultant, and Software Developer.
Ms. Marj Kelly
Mrs. Marj Kelly was born and raised in Chicago area. She is very active in her local church, especially in the promotion of world missions. She and her husband John have often traveled the world. As she traveled overseas and saw the living conditions, Marj developed a passion to see the people experience hope and love. For many years she has been concerned for the lost, even volunteering as a representative for several mission organizations. Years ago, she started to pray the prayer of Jabez, asking God to expand her territory. God gave her a heart for the Middle East and the people there. It is her special burden to see the lost having hope in Jesus alone.
Marj has known Michel Khalil even before his marriage to Roula. In fact, she prayed that God would send him a wife who shares his passion for Christ and ministry. She has a special love for Step Forward because she has seen the ministry in action and observed the impact of Step Forward in the Middle East.
Rev. Jim Kubic
Jim holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Bethel University and a Masters of Divinity Degree in Pastoral Studies from Liberty University. While attending Cornerstone Nashville in 2006 Jim made a commitment to Christ as his Lord and Savior.
Shortly after this experience, he began to sense a calling on his life to pastoral ministry. Jim left a career in law enforcement where he was a Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy Instructor and became part of the Cornerstone Nashville pastoral staff in 2012.
Jim began feeling as though God was calling him to plant a church in his hometown of Lebanon TN in early 2015 where he now serves as the Lead Pastor of Launchpoint Church. Jim is also employed by Bethel University, McKenzie Tennessee, as an on-line campus facilitator for the University’s Religion courses.
Jim Kubic is married to Angela and has two daughters, Brittany and Madison.
Rev. Steve Schellin
Steve Schellin is the Pastor of Southland Community Church in Greenwood, Indiana, USA. Before starting Southland, Steve served in many church leadership positions including Ministry Development, Young Adults, Youth and Missions. He also served on the staff of a United States Congressman and as an administrator for Ohio Christian University.
Schellin also served as Executive Director for the Christian Holiness Association, conference director for the CHA International Convention and as editor of the magazine, The Holiness Digest. He has been a speaker for conferences, colleges and camps throughout the United States and other nations.
Schellin is a graduate of Ohio Christian University. He has also completed graduate work at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Ohio University. Steve and his wife Stephanie have been married 32 years and have two grown children: Meredith and Landon.
Rev. Durwood Snead
Durwood Snead heads the international work of North Point Ministries in Alpharetta, GA. where he leads a multi-campus and worldwide effort that mobilizes thousands to help at risk children and families in a sustainable way.
Before joining North Point in 2002, Durwood’s twenty six years of business experience included executive assignments at Construction Market Data Group, and A.C. Nielsen where he pioneered new businesses, engineered international purchases and crafted joint ventures.
Durwood is currently on the boards of Pioneers, Heart for Lebanon and HOPE International. He has traveled extensively, doing business and ministry in over seventy countries.
Durwood is a graduate of the University of Richmond and has an MBA from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. He and his wife Judi have five grown children and thirteen grandchildren.
Mr. P. Eric Turner
Eric served for 25 years in the Indiana House of Representatives and was the Speaker Pro-Tempore until his retirement in 2014. Turner is President and CEO of T3 Investments Corporation and the Paul E. Turner Foundation, as well as a founding partner of Mainstreet Property Group.
Since his retirement from the Indiana General Assembly, he has served as an Associate Volunteer Trainer for EQUIP, a Christian ministry, teaching Biblical leadership principles to pastors and church leaders in the church throughout the world.
Eric and his wife, Cyndy, have been married for 44 years, reside in Cicero, Indiana, and have 13 (soon-to-be 15) grandchildren. Eric and all four of his children are graduates of Taylor University, and he remains active in the university’s development, as a member of the University Board of Trustees.
He also serves as Board Member for the Capitol Commission, which provides chaplains to state capitols, National Christian College Athletic Association, representing over 100 Christian colleges, and Lightrider Ministries, which provides Christian excursions throughout the United States, aboard a double-decker sleeper bus.