A graduate of Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, TX, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX, Dr. Shuffield was pastor of local churches for 23 years before serving on the Texas Baptists (BGCT) convention staff for 14 years.
Retiring in June 2013 from the Texas Baptists convention, Dr. Shuffield continues to serve on a number of municipal and ministry Boards and works with local churches as Interim Pastor, evangelist and missions consultant. He also teaches Missions and Ministry courses as an adjunct professor for Dallas Baptist University and Hardin Simmons University.
He and his wife, Becky, live in Midlothian, Texas, and are active members at FBC Midlothian.
Jeff Billinger served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for GuideStone Financial Resources, formerly the Annuity Board of the SBC from 1998 to 2015. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for GuideStone Funds, a registered investment company, from their inception to 2015. As Chief Financial Officer he oversaw Accounting, Financial Reporting, IT, Budgeting, Risk Management, External and Internal Audits and Facilities. He joined GuideStone Financial Resources in 1994 as vice president and assistant treasurer. Prior to his retirement in March of 2016 he directed the development of a new long term strategic plan for GuidStone and its affiliates.
Prior to joining GuideStone, Mr. Billinger held positions in internal audits and financial management with Texas Instruments, Precision MicroElectronics and Alcoa Electronic Packaging. He also provided financial and management consulting for six years.
Mr. Billinger earned his bachelor of business administration degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. After graduating from Baylor, he served for four years in the military. He then earned his master of business administration degree from Texas Eastern University (University of Texas at Tyler). He served on the Accounting Department Advisory Board for the University of Texas at Tyler. Mr. Billinger is a Certified Public Accountant.
As a long-time member of First Baptist Church Richardson, Texas, Mr. Billinger has taught adult Bible fellowship classes, served as chairman of the Board of Deacons, Personnel, Finance, and Stewardship committees and sings in the adult choir.
Dan Edds, holds a MBA and has completed graduate work in Operations Management. He has been an independent consultant for school districts developing costing models and similar projects. In 2003 he joined MAXIMUS as Senior Manager in the Cost Services Division. He conducts and manages projects for cities and counties, primarily for restructuring fees for full cost recovery of Public Works, Police, Fire, Library Services, etc. He authored the book Transformation Management., and has been a contributor to The Journal of Cost Management and School Planning & Management. After college he joined the staff of Institute in Basic Youth Conflicts. He has lead several short term mission teams from his local church into Eastern Europe.
Bruce Prindle serves as the Lead Pastor for First Baptist Church in Midlothian. Reclaiming the pioneering culture of the church’s origins, Bruce has led the church to embrace an open, serving culture, leading 4 different weekend services with three distinct styles. He is passionate about developing a Gospel-centered culture that embraces different generations and empowers them to serve their community and world.
Bruce obtained a B.A. in Communication Studies from Baylor University, a M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. in Organizational Leadership & Development from Fuller Seminary.
He has actively supported church planting movements in Brazil and Indonesia, and has helped to train student summer missionaries for working in other cultures overseas. After the Indian Ocean tsunami, Bruce was involved in developing a public charity tasked with recovery projects in Indonesia, serving as founding secretary of the board of directors for 5 years.
Jerry Carlisle is Vice President of the Texas Baptist Missions Foundation. In addition to pastoring for twenty-five years, he has been engaged in missions around the world. He holds degrees from Southwest Baptist University (B.A.), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., D.Min.), and Dallas Baptist University (D.D.). He is an honorary alumnus of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University. He serves on the Board of Directors for Baylor Scott&White Regional Medical Center of Plano, where he chairs the Finance Committee. Actively involved in the Baptist World Alliance, he is Vice President representing North America and chairs the Congress Committee. Jerry and his wife, Dedi, have three adult children and live in Murphy, Texas.
Brenda Sanders currently serves as Collegiate Student Missions Consultant and Director of Go Now Missions, which is part of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. She wants to see college students grasp what it means to walk in obedience. She invests in college students because others invested in her as a college student and is passionate about seeing students become world minded Christians, committed to serving at home and abroad. Brenda holds a Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and a Master of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Her prior experience includes campus ministry, Assistant Director of Southside Area Ministries in Fort Worth, TX, Evangelism Consultant and Campus Evangelism Coordinator at the Baptist General Convention of Texas and Youth Minister.
The theme of Roy’s life can be described as “an addiction to creating disciple making movements (DMM)”. In the past five years he has traveled the world studying the great movements of the gospel in Indonesia, India, Africa, South America and Europe. These travels have lead to the development of a Hybrid Strategy at Shoal Creek and the dedication to see movements of disciple making in the US begin out of Kansas City.
Roy served on the launch team of Fellowship Bible Church of Park Cities (now Fellowship Dallas), and served First Covenant Church (now New Covenant Bible Church) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for six years.
In 1988 Roy moved to Kansas City and worked at Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) for four years as Vice President for Human Resources. Leaving FCA in 1992, Roy, his wife Candy, and a group of four others started Shoal Creek Community Church, where Roy currently serves as the directional leader and spiritual literacy advocate.
Over the last 19 years Shoal Creek has grown to over a 1000 people through reaching folks who are not used to going to church. Roy has pioneered the concept of the “Hybrid Church,” which finds the synergy between the traditional “attractional” strategy and the principles found in disciple making movements. The Hybrid strategy highlights a “Come/Go” aspect that allows the gospel to move freely away from the physical space sometime referred to as a church.
Roy serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute of International Medicine and City Team International.
Brenda Shull is author of many online publications in organizational development and coaching with appearances on network television and public radio. Brenda turned her Fortune 500 management consulting and communication coaching experience to the international scene through missions abroad. As a workshop presenter and keynote speaker for local and international conferences and conventions in human resources and organizational development, she has travelled throughout the world.
In addition to consulting, she has served Adjunct Faculty positions with Russian American Christian University in Moscow (RACU), LCC International University (Lithuania,Eastern Europe), St. Petersburg (Russia) Christian University, Texas Christian University, University of Guilin, China, Tbilisi, Georgia, Lehza, Albania and MBA graduate level at University of Dallas and University of North Texas. Currently she is involved with a Part time staff position at SMU.
Selected for Leadership Texas in 1990, she has continued volunteerism as a Meadows Museum docent and George W. Bush Library docent.
James Porter Smith is Board Treasurer. He used his degree in Business Administration/Accounting to serve for thirty-six years with Exxon Company USA in various finance related positions. He moved seven times with the company, including to Alaska to be a part of the building of the pipeline there.
Jim has also invested greatly in the community, serving as chairman of a full-time task force of the Anchorage, Alaska Chamber of Commerce commissioned to identify the most desirable pattern for future economic development there, as well as serving as a member of various boards. He also served as a Sunday school teachers for a variety of age groups, as a deacon and on various committees in the churches of which he was a member.