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.