Our Approach

We believe in raising a generation of leaders who know Jesus deeply, choose to be transformed in their character, and live with Spirit-empowered influence. Because all truth is God’s truth we reject the idea that reality is to be carved up into the artificial categories of sacred and secular. As Christ-followers we are called to live every aspect of our lives under God’s authority and for God’s glory. Classical thinkers referred to this as Coram Deo (literally “before the face of God”). How we think and how we live go together, and are all based in this reality.

Three-pillar Philosophy: Know. Be. Live. ®

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1. Know Jesus More Deeply.
Grow in your understanding of what God has revealed about reality and why Christianity is true.
2. Be Transformed in Your Character.
Discover your identity in Christ and your God-given calling in authentic community.
3. Live a Life of Kingdom Influence.
A life of Spirit-empowered Kingdom influence as you cultivate a servant’s heart.

Impact 360 Institute Statement of Faith

  • We believe that God inspired the Bible, and in it He reveals His nature and mission. (Psalm 19:7-10; Isaiah 34:16; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12)
  • We believe that the Bible is absolutely true in all it affirms, without error, authoritative and instructive for our lives, work and ministries. (Deut. 4:1-2; Deut. 17:19; John 17:17; Romans 15:4)
  • We believe that God is the only true, sovereign God, eternally existing in three equal persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (John 16:13-15; Acts 2:16-47; Hebrews 1:1-2; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is the living Son of God. We believe that He was God Incarnate while on earth. He was supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe that he lived, worked and ministered without sin. We believe that He was crucified, buried, rose and ascended into heaven, and that He will come again and will establish God’s kingdom forever. (Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 53:1-12; Matt. 1:18-23; Matt. 28:1-6)
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit empowers followers of Jesus Christ today, leading people to faith in Christ and serving as our Counselor and Encourager. (Romans 8:9-11; Romans 8:14-16; Romans 8:26-27; 1 Cor. 2:10-14)
  • We believe that God created people to have a personal relationship with Him and to worship Him, but all fall short of this purpose. (John 11:25-27; Hebrews 9:14; Rev. 22:17; Col 1:21-22)
  • We believe that all choose to disobey God, and as such we are sinners deserving condemnation and eternal death. (Col. 3:9-11; Romans 5:12; Eph. 2:1-22; Romans 1:19-22)
  • We believe that sin is the transgression of God’s law (1 John 3:4), as revealed by the Holy Spirit through His eternal Word. (Eph. 2:1-22; Romans 5:12; Romans 5:19; Romans 7:14-25)
  • We believe that we can only be saved by receiving God’s grace by faith in Jesus Christ and His substitutionary death for us on the cross. (Col. 1:21-22; Eph. 2:1-10; 1 Cor. 15:21-22; Romans 5:6)
  • We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Christ will reign with Him in eternity, while those who do not repent and believe will be separated from Him in eternity. (Matt. 16:27; Romans 1:19-32; Eph. 2:1-10; Acts 17:26-31)
  • We believe that every believer in Christ must not yield themselves to sinful passions and instead must strive to pursue righteousness (Rom. 6:5-11; 2 Tim. 2:22), “so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Col. 1:10).
  • We believe that Jesus Christ commissions His followers to make disciples of all peoples through the local church as well as through partnerships that reach the entire world. (Acts 13:1-3; Matt. 24:14; Matt. 28:18-20; John 20:21)

In everything we do as an Institute, our prayer and desire for you is to…

  • Know Jesus more deeply as you grow in your understanding of what God has revealed about reality and why Christianity is true.

Jer. 9:23-24; John 17:3; 1 Peter 3:15-16; 1 John 5:20; 2 Peter 3:18; Matt. 22:37-39; 2 Cor. 10-3-5; Heb. 1:1-4; 2 Tim. 2:15; Jude 3.

  • Be transformed in your character as you discover your identity in Christ and God-given calling in authentic community.

Gen 1:27-28; Romans 12:1-2; Col. 1:13-14; 3:1-3; 1 Pet. 2:9; 5:5; Eph. 1:4-6; 2:8-10; 4:29, Phil. 2:12; 2 Cor. 5:19-21.

  • Live a life of Spirit-empowered Kingdom influence as you cultivate a servant’s heart.

Jer. 29:7; Col. 1:10-12; Gal. 5:25; Eph. 5:18; 1 Peter 4:10; Matt. 5:16; 6:33; 11:28-30; 28:19-20; Col 3:17; 2 Cor. 5:19-21

Statement of Faith

Board of Education

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Trent Wilbanks
Senior Advisor to the President

Trent Wilbanks

Trent serves with Impact 360 Institute as Senior Advisor to the President.  Prior to this role, Trent worked with Impact 360 Fellows gap year program for 10.5 years, serving as its director from 2015-2019.  He previously started a small retreat facility for Christian leaders and has worked on church staffs in music and student ministries.  Trent’s current work includes strategic assignments and a focus to safeguard the long-term culture, purpose, mission and values of the organization.  He also currently serves as executive director of a private non-profit foundation.  Trent believes he has a calling to explore, refine, and build life-giving organizations. Trent and his wife, Joy, have been married for 17 years, and live near campus in Pine Mountain with their six children.  They enjoy serving as a part of the core membership team that planted Mid Tree Church in 2018.  As a family they long to live out values of joy, gratitude, fearing God, hospitality, and compassion. Education
  • M.A., Global Leadership; Fuller Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Church Music, Business minor; Mississippi College
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Gene Fant
President of North Greenville University

Gene Fant

Dr. Gene Fant and his wife, Lisa, are the proud parents of twins - Ethan and Emily. He currently serves as President of North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina. Previously, Dr. Fant was provost and chief academic officer of Palm Beach Atlantic University, and former executive vice president and dean of faculty at Union University. Dr. Fant holds a certificate in educational management from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. He is a writer who recently published a book entitled “The Liberal Arts: A Student’s Guide,” and occasionally contributes blog posts to the Chronicle of Higher Education and First Things. Dr. Fant is an integral member of the Board of Directors at Impact 360 Institute and says he feels blessed to be a part of what God is doing with the next generation.
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Andre’ Kennebrew
Board Member, Director of Relationships - Lifeshape

Andre’ Kennebrew

Andre’ Kennebrew has become known for two things. First, Andre’ has a unique ability to recruit and select top talent for Chick-fil-A. Second, Andre’ is a great developer of young talent. Andre’ currently serves as the Director of Relationships for Lifeshape. Previously, Andre’ spent over 14 years with Chick-fil-A. For 11 of those years, he selected franchise operators and Chick-fil-A support center staff. He estimates that he has conducted over 7,500 interviews in his career. Before joining Chick-fil-A in 2006, Andre’ served as the Administrative Pastor at Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Tucker, GA. Andre’s career also includes 15 years at First Union National Bank (now Wells Fargo) as a Vice-President in the retail banking division where he supervised branch banking locations in the Atlanta market. Andre’ is a graduate of Davidson College where he was a three-year starter and letterman in football. Andre’ also earned a Masters of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary. Andre’ was recently named as the Chairman of the Point University Trustee Board. He also serves as a board member with Walk Thru the Bible and serves as an advisor to several non-profit organizations. He serves as a Chaplain for the Tucker High football team in Tucker, GA. His passions include providing career coaching for millennials and spending time with his family. He affectionately called “Coach Kennebrew”. Andre’ is a highly sought-after mentor for Millennials and Gen Z. Andre was raised in Columbus, GA and now resides in Atlanta with his wife of 32 years, Donna. They have two grown children, Holden and Kristen
Ashley White
Brent Fielder
Maurice Graham
Endorsements

I can't think of anything better between high school and the college years than to set aside time to discover God, explore the world and fine-tune your vision for the rest of your life. That's what Impact 360 is all about, combining great teaching with practical experience preparing your role in God's amazing story.

Louie Giglio
Pastor, Passion City Church, Passion Conferences, sixsteps records

Anyone can possess knowledge, but leaders are those who have been inspired to use what they know to do great things. Our world is in desperate need of the next-generation of Christian leaders that Impact 360 Institute trains both inside and outside of the classroom. If you are a young leader who desires to leverage your service to help the world come to know and experience Jesus, then Impact 360 Institute is the right place for you.

Dan T. Cathy
Chairman, Chick-fil-A

" I have never seen an organization do such a good job of nurturing and training and developing solid Christian disciples as Impact 360. From the facilities, the excellent training of their faculty, to the young men and women that mentor and disciple the students, Impact 360 has it all."

J.P. Moreland
J.P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, author of “Love Your God With All Your Mind,” and more

"It is no longer someone else's job to worry about the next generation and what kind of leaders they will be. It is our responsibility as Christian leaders to work to produce young people who are grounded in Truth and who are willing to influence the world by living Christ-focused lives. Impact 360 offers a program designed to meet this challenge, and believe me, the next generation of leaders will be better because of it."

Josh McDowell
Apologist and Author of “Evidence That Demands a Verdict,” and more
A brief history

After 20 years of working in International Missions, John and Trudy Cathy White recognized an increasing need for equipping young adults in the area of godly leadership. Impact 360 Institute was born out of the vision of the Lifeshape, Inc.: to transform communities with the message of Jesus Christ by equipping young adults to become Christ-centered servant leaders.

Aware that many people choose to abandon their faith when unable to explain or defend it against advocates of secular humanism and other misguided worldviews, the Whites began searching for ways to combat this critical shift in ideas and lifestyle occurring amongst college-age students.

In September of 2006, Impact 360 Gap Year (Fellows) was born. The inaugural Fellows class of 18 students became pioneers in the world of academic gap year programs, studying Christian Worldview, living in community, and practicing servant leadership amongst their peers locally and internationally.
Impact 360 Fellows is now celebrating the 17th year of the program and has had more than 450 graduates from 35 different states, fourteen countries, and various educational backgrounds, creating a web of motivated “changers” on college campuses across the US, and in the world marketplace.
Today, Impact 360 Institute offers students and young professionals from all walks of life transformative worldview and leadership experiences like Impact 360 Fellows, Impact 360 Immersion, Impact 360 Propel, and Impact 360 Masters.
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After 20 years of working in International Missions, John and Trudy Cathy White recognized an increasing need for equipping young adults in the area of godly leadership. Impact 360 Institute was born out of the vision of the Lifeshape, Inc.: to transform communities with the message of Jesus Christ by equipping young adults to become Christ-centered servant leaders.

Aware that many people choose to abandon their faith when unable to explain or defend it against advocates of secular humanism and other misguided worldviews, the Whites began searching for ways to combat this critical shift in ideas and lifestyle occurring amongst college-age students.

In September of 2006, Impact 360 Gap Year (Fellows) was born. The inaugural Fellows class of 18 students became pioneers in the world of academic gap year programs, studying Christian Worldview, living in community, and practicing servant leadership amongst their peers locally and internationally.
Impact 360 Fellows is now celebrating the 17th year of the program and has had more than 450 graduates from 35 different states, fourteen countries, and various educational backgrounds, creating a web of motivated “changers” on college campuses across the US, and in the world marketplace.
Today, Impact 360 Institute offers students and young professionals from all walks of life transformative worldview and leadership experiences like Impact 360 Fellows, Impact 360 Immersion, Impact 360 Propel, and Impact 360 Masters.
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Visiting Faculty

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Alan Shlemon
Stand to Reason

Alan Shlemon

As a national speaker for Stand to Reason, Alan trains Christians to make a thoughtful defense of their faith in the public square (M.A. Biola University).
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Alisa Childers
Apologist & Singer-Songwriter

Alisa Childers

Alisa Childers is a wife, a mom, an author, a blogger, a speaker, and a worship leader. She was a member of the award-winning CCM recording group ZOEgirl. She is a popular speaker at apologetics and Christian worldview conferences, and has been published at The Gospel Coalition, Crosswalk, The Stream, For Every MomDecision Magazine, and The Christian Post. Her book, Another Gospel: A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity was released by Tyndale on October 6, 2020. Her newest book Live Your Truth and Other Lies: Exposing Popular Deceptions That Make Us Anxious, Exhausted, and Self-Obsessed., will be released in late 2022.   Alisa is an instructor, teaching on the topics of Progressive Christianity and Worship at Impact 360 Fellows, Immersion, and Propel
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Brett Kunkle
Maven

Brett Kunkle

Brett Kunkle is the founder and president of MAVEN, a movement to equip the next generation know truth, pursue goodness and create beauty. He has more than 25 years of experience working with junior high, high school, and college students. He was a youth pastor in Southern California and in the Denver area for 11 years and was the Student Impact Director for Stand to Reason for 14 years. Brett has developed a groundbreaking approach to mission trips, creating a one-of-a-kind experience that immerses participants in real-life engagement in apologetics, theology, worldview and evangelism in Berkeley, California, and Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition, Brett is a Teaching Fellow at the Impact 360 Institute. Brett is an author, contributing to numerous articles and books. He wrote the Ambassadors Guide to Mormonism, was an associate editor for the Apologetics Study Bible for Students and co-authored A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today’s World. He received his Master’s degree in philosophy of religion and ethics from Talbot School of Theology. Brett lives with his wife and kids in Southern California.
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Christopher Yuan
Professor, Moody Bible Institute

Christopher Yuan

Dr. Christopher Yuan has taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for over ten years and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks at conferences, on college campuses, and in churches. He has co-authored with his mother their memoir, Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope (100,000 copies sold and now in seven languages). He is also the author of Giving a Voice to the Voiceless. Christopher graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2005, Wheaton College Graduate School in 2007 with a Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis, and received his doctorate of ministry in 2014 from Bethel Seminary. Dr. Yuan’s newest book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story, was named 2020 Book of the Year for Social Issues by Outreach Magazine.
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Del Tackett
Creator, The Truth Project & The Engagement Project

Del Tackett

Dr. Del Tackett is the architect and teacher of The Truth Project—a worldwide small group initiative designed to instill a Christian worldview within the body of Christ. He served more than 20 years as an officer in the United States Air Force. During the George H. W. Bush administration, Dr. Tackett served at the White House as director of technical planning for the National Security Council. He currently teaches as an adjunct professor for the Alliance Defending Freedom, Summit Ministries, and Impact 360. Dr. Tackett holds three earned degrees (D.M., Colorado Technical University; M.S., Auburn University; B.S., Kansas State University). Del and his wife Melissa have four grown children and live in Colorado.
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Dr. Derwin Gray
Lead Pastor- Transformation Church

Dr. Derwin Gray

Dr. Derwin L. Gray is the founding and lead Pastor of Transformation Church (TC), a multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped community in Indian Land, South Carolina, located just south of Charlotte, North Carolina. Derwin met his wife, Vicki, at Brigham Young University. They have been married since 1992 and have two children. After graduating from Brigham Young University, Derwin played professional football in the NFL for five years with the Indianapolis Colts (1993-1997) and one year with the Carolina Panthers (1998). During that time, he and Vicki began their journey with Christ and experienced God’s faithfulness and direction as He moved their hearts to know Him and make Him known. Derwin and Vicki began an itinerant speaking ministry in 1999, One Heart At A Time Ministries. Derwin went on to graduate magna cum laude from Southern Evangelical Seminary with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree, with a concentration in Apologetics, where he was mentored by renowned theologian and philosopher, Dr. Norman Geisler. Following God’s call on their lives and their desire to shepherd people towards transforming their world through the mission of Christ, the Lord transitioned Derwin from his primary role of itinerant speaker to serving as the Lead Pastor of Transformation Church in January of 2010. Coupling his dynamic speaking style with a shepherd’s heart, his intense passion for seeing lives and culture transformed is both contagious and inspiring. In 2015, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary. In 2018, Gray received his Doctor of Ministry in the New Testament in Context at Northern Seminary under Dr. Scot McNight. In addition to his role at Transformation Church, Derwin speaks at conferences nationwide. He is the author of Hero: Unleashing God’s Power in a Man’s Heart (2010), Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future (2013), Crazy Grace for Crazy Times Bible Study (2015), and The High-Definition Leader (2015).
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Dr. J.P. Moreland
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology

Dr. J.P. Moreland

J.P. Moreland is the Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of TheologyBiola University in La Mirada, California. He has four earned degrees: a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Missouri, a Th.M. in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, an M. A. in philosophy from the University of California-Riverside, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Southern California. During the course of his life, he has co-planted three churches, spoken and debated on over 175 college campuses around the country, and served with Campus Crusade for Christ for 10 years. For eight years, he served as a bioethicist for PersonaCare Nursing Homes, Inc. headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. His ideas have been covered by both popular religious and non-religious outlets, including the New Scientist and PBS’s “Closer to Truth,” Christianity Today and WORLD magazine. He has authored or co-authored 30 books, including Kingdom TriangleScaling the Secular CityConsciousness and the Existence of GodThe Recalcitrant Imago DeiLove Your God With All Your MindThe God Questionand Body and Soul. He has also published over 70 articles in journals, which include Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, American Philosophical QuarterlyAustralasian Journal of PhilosophyMetaphilosophyPhilosophia Christi, and Faith and Philosophy.
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Dr. Nathan Finn, Ph.D.
Provost and Dean of the University Faculty

Dr. Nathan Finn, Ph.D.

Dr. Nathan Finn (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as provost and dean of the university faculty at North Greenville University. His latest book is Historical Theology for the Church (B&H Academic, 2021), edited with Jason G. Duesing. Dr. Finn teaches in the graduate program at Impact 360 Institute
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Dr. Tony Evans
Founder and Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship. Founder and President, The Urban Alternative

Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is the founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, founder and president of The Urban Alternative and author of over 100 books, booklets and Bible studies. The first African American to earn a doctorate of theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, he has been named one of the 12 Most Effective Preachers in the English-Speaking World by Baylor University. Dr. Evans holds the honor of writing and publishing the first full-Bible commentary and study Bible by an African American. His radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on over 1,400 radio outlets daily and in more than 130 countries. Dr. Evans’ sermons are also streamed and downloaded over 20,000,000 times annually.
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Gene C. Fant, Jr., Ph.D.
President of North Greenville University

Gene C. Fant, Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. Gene Fant and his wife, Lisa, are the proud parents of twins - Ethan and Emily. He currently serves as President of North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina. Previously, Dr. Fant was provost and chief academic officer of Palm Beach Atlantic University, and former executive vice president and dean of faculty at Union University. Dr. Fant holds a certificate in educational management from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. He is a writer who recently published a book entitled “The Liberal Arts: A Student’s Guide,” and occasionally contributes blog posts to the Chronicle of Higher Education and First Things. Dr. Fant is an integral member of the Board of Directors at Impact 360 Institute and says he feels blessed to be a part of what God is doing with the next generation.
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J. Warner Wallace
Author, Apologist, Homicide Detective

J. Warner Wallace

J. Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective, adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University, Christian case maker and author. J. Warner was a conscientious and vocal atheist through his undergraduate and graduate work in Design and Architecture (CSULB and UCLA); he always considered himself to be an "evidentialist". His experience in law enforcement only served to strengthen his conviction that truth is tied directly to evidence. But at the age of thirty-five, J. Warner took a serious and expansive look at the evidence for the Christian Worldview and determined that Christianity was demonstrably true. After becoming a Christ follower in 1996, Jim continued to take an evidential approach to truth as he examined the Christian worldview.
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Jerrod Gunter
Next Generation Pastor, New Direction Christian Church

Jerrod Gunter

Jerrod Gunter has always had a heart for the youth, especially in the area of development and equipping students to be successful in every phase of life. He has developed several ministry programs, and consults and trains with youth ministries to encourage students to be empowered through leadership, discipleship and their creative God-given gifts. He has shared his passion and perception of youth ministry with leaders at organizations such as Google, Stuff You Can Use, Dare 2Share Ministries and Center for Youth Ministry Training. Jerrod Gunter is the Next Generation Pastor at New Direction Christian Church in Memphis, Tennessee. At New Direction, Jerrod initiated a youth movement called “Riot Starters” which equips students to take prayer and evangelism to their schools and communities. As a result of “Riotstarters,” Jerrod’s teens have become devoted Christ-followers and hundreds of unsaved students have put their faith in Jesus. Jerrod teaches at Impact 360 Propel- our one-week Leadership and Discipleship training experience.      
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Megan Almon
Life Training Institute

Megan Almon

Megan Almon, a former University of Georgia gymnast, worked as an award-winning journalist until 2008, when she decided to pursue a career speaking and teaching about Christian apologeticsespecially in the area of bioethics. She joined Life Training Institute in 2009 and was awarded an M.A. in Christian apologetics from Biola University in 2011.  Megan and her husband, TrippDirector of Programs and Summit Semester for Summit Ministrieshave been married since 2003 and have two children, Neely and Rogan. Megan enjoys spending time with her family at home in Manitou Springs, Colorado, and is still known to practice handstands in her kitchen. She has spoken to high school and college assemblies and classrooms, youth organizations, womens groups, pregnancy care centers, congregations, and legislators across the nation on multiple topics, including bioethics, preparing Christian students for college success, and marriage. 
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Monique Duson
Center for Biblical Unity

Monique Duson

Chantal Monique Duson has a background in social service and children’s ministry. She has worked with a diverse array of under-served communities.

Monique worked as a Missionary to South Africa for over 4 years, serving children and teachers impacted by drugs, violence, and trauma.

Monique spent 2 decades advocating for Critical Race Theory (CRT), but through a series of events began to see the contradictions of CRT with the historic Christian worldview. She is now convinced that  CRT is not the best way to achieve racial unity and actively speaks out against the use of CRT within the church. Monique's vision is to promote a vision for racial healing based on the historic Christian worldview.  

Monique has a BA in Sociology from Biola University. She is working on a MA in Theology.

Monique has appeared on shows such as Relatable (with Allie Beth Stuckey), the Alisa Childers podcast, and Breakpoint (with John Stonestreet).

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Paul Copan
Christian theologian, analytic philosopher, apologist, and author

Paul Copan

Paul Copan (Ph.D., Philosophy, Marquette University) is a Christian theologian, analytic philosopher, apologist, and author. He is currently a professor at the Palm Beach Atlantic University (Florida) and holds the endowed Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics. He is the author or editor of over 40 books, including works such as Is God a Moral Monster?, Is God a Vindictive Bully?, The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion, The Naturalness of Theistic Belief, Creation out of Nothing, Philosophy of Religion: Classic and Contemporary Issues, A Little Book for New Philosophers, and The Kalām Cosmological Argument (a two-volume anthology). He has also contributed essays to over 50 books, both scholarly and popular, and he has authored a number of articles in professional journals. In 2017, he was a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University. For six years, he served as president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. He also helped establish the new M.A. in Philosophy of Religion at PBA, which will make available an undergraduate degree in Apologetics starting August 2022. Paul is married to Jacqueline; together they have six children.
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Scott Klusendorf
President of Life Training Institute

Scott Klusendorf

Scott Klusendorf travels throughout the United States and Canada training pro-life advocates to persuasively defend their views in the public square. He contends that the pro-life message can compete in the marketplace of ideas if properly understood and properly articulated. A passionate and engaging speaker, Scott has appeared on nationally syndicated Christian programs such as Dr. James Dobson’s Focus on the Family, The Albert Mohler Radio Program, Lee Strobel’s Faith Under Fire, Hank Hanegraaff’s The Bible Answer Man, Dr. D. James Kennedy’sTruths That Transform, Richard Land’s For Faith and Family, Tim Wildmon’s American Family Radio, Kerby Anderson’s Point of View, Todd Wilken’s Issues Etc., Todd Friel’s Way of the Master, Billy Graham’s Hour of Decision, and Moody Radio’sPrime Time America with David Wheatley. Secular talk show appearances have included KABC out of Los Angeles, the Lesley Primeau Show listened to broadly in the Edmonton area, and Radio America’s nationally syndicated program, The Gregg Knapp Experience. Nationally, Scott has participated in numerous debates at the collegiate level. His debate opponents have included Nadine Strossen, President of the ACLU (1991-2008) – Kathryn Kolbert, an attorney that has argued for abortion rights in a United States Supreme Court case – and Kathy Kneer, President of Planned Parenthood of California. Scott has debated or lectured to student groups at over 80 colleges and universities, including Stanford, USC, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, Loyola Marymount Law School, West Virginia Medical School, MIT, U.S. Air Force Academy, Cal-Tech, UC Berkeley, and the University of North Carolina. Each year thousands of students at Protestant and Catholic high schools are trained by Scott to make a persuasive case for life as part of their worldview training prior to college. He’s provided that same training to students at Summit Ministries and Focus on the Family Institute. Scott is the author of The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture, released in March 2009 by Crossway Books, and co-author of Stand for Life released in December 2012 by Hendrickson Publishers.  Scott has also published articles on pro-life apologetics in The Christian Research Journal, Clear Thinking, Focus on the Family Citizen, and The Conservative Theological Journal. Chuck Colson, the founder of Prison Fellowship, said: “Scott first grabbed my attention when Focus on the Family featured one of his presentations on its national broadcast. I was struck by his ability to communicate truth so clearly and insightfully. I’ve heard many speakers who deliver excellent content, but few who can actually equip people to communicate their pro-life convictions to a secular culture. In fact, I was so impressed with Scott’s talk that I phoned him directly to learn more about his work. After that, I scheduled him as a keynote speaker for our own Breakpoint conference.” Scott is a graduate of UCLA with honors and holds a Master's Degree in Christian Apologetics from Biola University.
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Sean McDowell
Apologist & Associate Professor, Biola University

Sean McDowell

Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview. Sean is an Associate Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. Sean still teaches one high school Bible class, which helps give him exceptional insight into the prevailing culture so he can impart his observations poignantly to fellow educators, pastors, and parents alike. In 2008 he received the Educator of the Year award for San Juan Capistrano, California. The Association of Christian Schools International awarded Exemplary Status to his apologetics training. Sean is listed among the top 100 apologists. He graduated summa cum laude from Talbot Theological Seminary with a double master’s degree in Theology and Philosophy. He earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldview Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014. Traveling throughout the United States and abroad, Sean speaks at camps, churches, schools, universities, and conferences. Sean is the author, co-author, or editor of over twenty books including Chasing Love, The Fate of the Apostles, So The Next Generation Will Know (with J. Warner Wallace), Evidence that Demands a Verdict (with Josh McDowell), Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God’s Design for Marriage (with John Stonestreet), Is God Just a Human Invention?(with Jonathan Morrow) and Understanding Intelligent Design (with William A. Dembski). Sean is the General Editor for A New Kind of Apologist, Apologetics for a New Generation, Sharing the Good News with Mormons, and The Apologetics Study Bible for Students. Sean has one of the leading apologetics blogs, which can be read at seanmcdowell.org. In April 2000, Sean married his high school sweetheart, Stephanie. They have three children and live in San Juan Capistrano, California. Sean played college basketball at Biola University and was the captain his senior year on a team that went 30-7.
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Thaddeus Williams
Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology at Biola University

Thaddeus Williams

ABOUT DR. THADDEUS WILLIAMS

Thaddeus Williams (PhD, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam) serves as associate professor of systematic theology at Biola University. His book Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth: 12 Questions Christians Should Ask About Social Justice (Zondervan, 2020) is a best seller. He has taught jurisprudence at Trinity Law School, worldview studies at L’Abri Fellowships in Switzerland and Holland, and ethics for the Blackstone Legal Fellowship and the Federalist Society in Washington, D.C. Thaddeus resides in Southern California with his wife and four children. Connect with him on his websiteFacebook, and Twitter.

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Victor Claar
Associate professor of economics, Florida Gulf Coast University

Victor Claar

Victor V. Claar, Ph.D., is associate professor of economics in the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, where he holds the BB&T Distinguished Professorship in Free Enterprise. He is also a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and the Philadelphia Society. He is a coauthor of Economics in Christian Perspective: Theory, Policy, and Life Choices, author of the Acton Institute’s Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solutionand coauthor of The Keynesian Revolution and Our Empty Economy: We're All Dead.

Administration and Talent Stewardship

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Dr. Phil Alsup, Ed.D.
Executive Director

Dr. Phil Alsup, Ed.D.

Ed. D. Doctor of Leadership and Education, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary M.A. Religious Education and Youth Recreation, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary B.S. English, Middle Tennessee State University Phil comes to Impact 360 Institute after serving as the Senior Director for Student Ministry with the WinShape Foundation. Phil oversees the businesses dedicated to developing biblical worldview and leadership among collegians and students for Impact 360 Institute. He is passionate about leadership training, Biblical teaching, discipleship and theology. Phil served fifteen years in various leadership capacities at LifeWay Christian Resources after working in family ministries at two large Baptist churches in Tennessee. Phil resides in Peachtree City, Georgia, with his wife, Vicki, and their three children.
Karen Chantlos
Associate Director, Talent Stewardship
Marana Basie
Project Administrative Assistant
Jackie Horne
Receptionist
Sherri Cummings
Administrative Assistant

Support Services

Alan Hall
Human Resources Officer
Susan Miller
Human Resources Manager
Jodie Teel
Staff Accountant
Marva Goldson
Financial Controller

Fellows

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David Blanchard
Director, Impact 360 Fellows

David Blanchard

David has spent the past ten years working among college students in the areas of leadership and discipleship. He has received his M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a B.S. in Youth Ministry, Family & Culture from Columbia International University, as well as a Minor in Outdoor Recreation and Leadership. David first joined the Impact 360 staff in 2009 as a Student Learning Coordinator. He went on to spend several years living in Brazil, coordinating teams for Impact 360, and serving as Manager for Brazil Ministries with the Lifeshape Foundation. He began his current role as Associate Director of Student Learning and Living in July 2018 and now serves as the Director for Impact 360 Fellows. David lives with his wife, Melva, and their sons in Hamilton, GA.
Ed Bort
Senior Associate Director & Faculty Chair
Matt Dee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Leadership & Philosophy
Adam Story
Learning Community Coordinator
Todd Foster
Service Learning & International Coordinator
Mitch Mask
Discipleship Manager
Sarah Kilgore
Service Learning and International Specialist
Charmaine Porter
Learning Community Coordinator
Chad Rosell, Th.M.
Learning Community Coordinator
Hannah Depledge
Logistics Coordinator
Katie-Marie Stout
Educational Resource Specialist
McKenzie Sutton
Discipleship Specialist
Nicole Willis
Graduate Assistant
Nikki Rhea
Graduate Assistant
Madison Toole
Graduate Assistant
Kae Ricker
Graduate Assistant
Devon Pasko
Graduate Assistant
David Olsen
Graduate Assistant
Adam Grigsby
Graduate Assistant
Anna Newman
Graduate Assistant
Austin Brooks
Graduate Assistant
Ben Croley
Graduate Assistant
Jason Davis
Graduate Assistant
Mary Grace Boyd
Graduate Assistant
Morgan Hatchell
Graduate Assistant
Rafael Torres
Graduate Assistant

Masters

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Dr. John Basie, Ph.D.
Director of Impact 360 Residency

Dr. John Basie, Ph.D.

John D. Basie, Ph.D.
Background and Experience
John is an accomplished leader in the higher education industry, having held faculty and administrative leadership roles in Washington, D.C., Columbia, SC., as well as having served his alma mater, Erskine College (SC), as Provost and Associate Professor of Philosophy & Ethics. As one of the founding team members for the Impact 360 Institute, John has served the Institute in various capacities since its beginning in 2006. He is presently the Director of Impact 360  Masters (impact360.org)—an academically rigorous and innovative graduate leadership program affiliated with Lifeshape Foundation and Chick-fil-A, Inc.
In addition to his experience in higher education, John is a certified executive coach and practitioner of coaching assessments including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, the Strong Interest Inventory®, the Gallup-Clifton Strengthsfinder®, the EQ-i 2.0® (emotional intelligence), and Big 5 Workplace®. His past coaching assignments include executives, owner-operators, and team members at Chick-fil-A, Inc. (Atlanta), Merrill-Lynch, MassMutual, Xerox, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry, Mantrain, and the Federal Reserve. One of John’s passions is to coach graduate students and young professionals in a process to identify their strengths and God-given callings early in their career.  He has coached students at institutions across the United States, including Dartmouth College, The College of William and Mary, Baylor University, and the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his coaching assignments, John has consulted with Chick-fil-A Owner Operator Regional teams around the country on how to attract, retain, and develop millennial generation leaders in their businesses.
 
Education
Ph.D., Church-State Studies; Baylor University (TX)
M.A., Philosophy of Religion & Ethics; Talbot School of Theology at Biola University (CA)
B.A., Psychology & Christian Education; Erskine College (SC)
University of Chicago, Studies in Developmental Psychology. 
 
 John resides in Pine Mountain, Georgia, with his wife and their three children.
Mitch Jaeger, Ph.D.
Impact 360 Residency Program Coordinator
Lindsey Aldridge
Impact 360 Residency Program Assistant

Summer Experiences and 3 Initiative

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Jonathan Morrow
Director of Cultural Engagement and Student Discipleship

Jonathan Morrow

Jonathan has been equipping students and parents in biblical worldview, apologetics and culture for over 16 years, and is passionate about seeing a new generation build a lasting faith. He holds a Master of Divinity, Master in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, and a Doctorate in Worldview and Culture from Talbot School of Theology. He is the director of cultural engagement and student discipleship at Impact 360 Institute and an adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University. He is author of several books, including Welcome to College, Questioning the Bible, and Is God Just a Human Invention? He contributed to the Apologetics Study Bible for Students. He is the creator of the 5 Things Every Teenager Needs to Build a Lasting Faith course for parents and Your Worldview Minute podcast. Jonathan and his wife have been married for 20 years and live with their three children near Atlanta. Connect with him at jonathanmorrow.org 
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Mitch Aldridge
Manager, Summer Experiences and Alumni

Mitch Aldridge

Mitch is a Program Coordinator at Impact 360 Institute and has been training students in worldview, leadership, and discipleship since 2012. He was commissioned as an Impact 360 Institute Fellow in 2011 and went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in Christian Studies from Mississippi College. His passion is to create a culture of discipleship in the next generation, where students as equipped to know the truth, be transformed in their character and live a life of Kingdom influence. Empowering students to make disciples in their spheres of influence is his favorite pastime. In his free time, Mitch enjoys hiking, swimming, and watching college football (Go Dawgs!). Mitch lives in Pine Mountain, GA with his wonderful wife Lindsey.
Emily Grocki
Program Specialist
Christian Wizieck
Program Specialist

Campus Operations

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Eric Turner
Director of Operations

Eric Turner

M.A. Business Administration, Mercer University B.A. Communications, Kennesaw State University Eric brings five years working with the North American Mission Board and nine years working with the International Mission board as a story-teller and field producer to his operations direction at Impact 360 Institute. Wearing a hard hat, as he oversees new construction or imputing budget numbers in a spreadsheet, Eric handles the logistics of the day to day operations of the Impact 360 Institute experiences and facilities. For Eric, Impact 360 Institute is an engaging way to come alongside students as they live out their call and find the life-path Christ desires for them. Eric lives with his wife, Amy, and their two children, Luke and Katie, in Newnan, Georgia.
Robby Cook
Associate Director, Facilities
Dakota Kelley
Facilities Project Specialist
Jim Teel
Facilities Coordinator
Alfreda Coverson
Facilities Assistant

Marketing and Communications

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Kyle Dennard
Associate Director, Marketing & Communications

Kyle Dennard

Associate Director, Marketing and Communications
Kyle Dennard has spent the last 12 years leading multiple faith-filled organizations through marketing and communications. Currently, Kyle oversees Marketing and Communications at Impact 360 Institute.
Kyle has recieved a B.S. in Sociology from Kennesaw State University, and M.A. in Executive Leadership from Liberty University.
He loves the outdoors, cooking, and playing acoustic music. In their free time, Kyle, and his wife Jill, and son Sage, love traveling and experiencing God's great world together.
T: 706-200-1668[email protected]100 Impact Cir, Pine Mountain, Ga 31822
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Ellie Grace Hughes
Marketing Coordinator

Ellie Grace Hughes

Marketing CoordinatorT: 706-756-8160[email protected]100 Impact Cir, Pine Mountain, Ga 31822 Free Application Code: VISIT
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Shea Foster
Guest Experience and Event Specialist

Shea Foster

Guest Experience SpecialistT: 706-237-9073[email protected]100 Impact Cir, Pine Mountain, Ga 31822 Free Application Code: VISIT
Jasmine O’Hea
Graduate Assistant
Sidney Shearouse
Graduate Assistant

Enrollment

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Robert Coppedge
Associate Director, Selection and Enrollment

Robert Coppedge

Associate Director, Enrollment and SelectionT: 706-383-7547[email protected]100 Impact Cir, Pine Mountain, Ga 31822
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Molly Baker
Enrollment Services Coordinator

Molly Baker

Enrollment CoordinatorT: 706-433-1669[email protected]100 Impact Cir, Pine Mountain, Ga 31822
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Caleb Harlan
Enrollment and Recruiting Specialist

Caleb Harlan

Enrollment and Recruiting SpecialistT: 706-820-5136[email protected]100 Impact Cir, Pine Mountain, Ga 31822
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McKinley Stafford
Enrollment Specialist

McKinley Stafford

Enrollment Specialist[email protected]100 Impact Cir, Pine Mountain, Ga 31822

Food Services

Mike Knoblauch
Hospitality Manager & Executive Chef
Annie Stringer
Line Cook
Brandon Murphy
Line Cook
Lucy Scarbrough
Line Cook
Tisha Whitehead
Assistant Line Cook
Tyrone Sledge
Assistant Line Cook

Information Technology

Jordan Rice
IT Manager
Matthew Tisdale
IT Specialist

Stewardship

Sam McManus
Stewardship Coordinator