Pastor Mentor Groups

Doug MeyeDoug Meye, Developing Pastors Lead

Effective pastoral leadership is essential to the health and missional vitality of any local church. It is also a challenging assignment. The TM Pastor Mentor Groups have been created to help pastors lead well by providing a place that is both highly relational and safe--a place where pastors can learn and grow.

Pastor Mentor Groups focus on:

  • Character - the people we need to become
  • Content - the paradigms we need to understand
  • Competencies - the skills we need to master

While all of the groups are organized around the three C’s of character, content and competency, each group tailors its meeting to most effectively meet the needs of the pastors involved. Seasoned pastors with a Kingdom heart serve as the Mentor Pastors.

What participants are saying:   

"What I appreciate most about my group is the honesty, openness and valuable coaching that has been received."

"We have become friends!"

"I appreciate being able to talk, share and laugh with guys who truly understand and care.”

TM Pastor Mentor Groups:

If you are interested in joining a group, please contact the Mentor Pastor listed below, or contact Doug Meye at 800.299.3448, ext. 880.

Area  Mentor Pastor Church
Bakersfield (and
surrounding area)
Keith Fultz Chester Avenue Community Church, Bakersfield
Inland Empire Joe Lutz FBC, Riverside

Inland Empire
(Associate Women)

Diane Lutz

FBC, Riverside

Inland Empire
Boris Duran Retired Pastor
Los Angeles John Hopkins Truevine Missionary Baptist, Lynwood
Orange County Kirk Mackie Wilshire Avenue Community, Fullerton
Orange County 
Ty Guy South Shores Church, Monarch Beach
Pomona Valley Glenn Gunderson Pomona First Baptist Church
Pomona Valley Gregg Svalstad Pomona First Baptist Church (Associate Pastors)
San Bernardino Mountains Jack Hamilton High Desert Church, Victorville
San Diego Jimmie Hubbard East Village Community, San Diego
San Diego Tom Mercer High Desert Church, Victorville
South Bay/Los Angeles Charlie Rice FBC, Torrance
Ventura (greater area) Don Loomer Retired Pastor


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Mentoring Resources
For a listing of books, discussion topics, and other resources for our mentoring groups.  Please let us know of other resources you feel others would want to know about.