the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Our Staff

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 Left to right: Dennis Barton, Dithson Noel, James MacDonald, Jim Stitzinger, Aaron Harvie, and Becky Williams

Jim Stitzinger

Jim has served as a church planter and pastor in SW Florida and  as the pastor of local outreach and evangelism at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, CA. He completed his M.Div at The Master’s Seminary in 2002, contributed to Evangelism in the John MacArthur Pastoral Library Series and edited the Grace Evangelism training curriculum. In addition, Jim served as adjunct professor of evangelism for The Master’s Seminary and as chaplain at multiple police departments and hospitals. Jim’s passion is to exalt Christ and equip believers to be relentless in evangelism, engaged in missions and prepared for church planting.

Aaron Harvie

Church Planting Mobilization Strategist, NAMB
Aaron is an experienced church planter having planted in the Philadelphia area in 1999. During his time as pastor, he led that original church to multiply to 4 other churches.  God has given him a passion to discover, develop, and deploy effective church planters.  Aaron grew up just north of Cincinnati, went to high school in S. California and completed his undergrad in Arkansas.  He has been all over and is able to help various planters find their place of ministry.

Dennis Barton

IMB Representative and Recruiting Specialist
Dennis was born in Texas, and grew up primarily in Oklahoma.  He did his university studies in Oklahoma (The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Baptist University) and seminary work in Texas (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary).  Dennis met his wife, Janey, when they both served as summer missionaries in Atlanta while they were college students.   Sensing God’s leadership to work among the nations, the Bartons were appointed in 1981 to serve as church planters in France.  With time, Dennis’ field of responsibility expanded, and after several years of various leadership responsibilities, including strategy associate for Western Europe, the Bartons returned to the States in 2008 for Dennis to serve as Richmond Associate for Western Europe.  His last field assignment was Strategy Research Associate, living in Prague, Czech Republic.  Dennis and Janey have two children, Patrick (27), married to Stephanie; and Jessica (19).

Becky Williams

Administrative Assistant to the Director

James MacDonald

Student Missions Coordinator

Dithson Noel

Student Evangelism Coordinator

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.