2024 Speakers & Ministry Leaders

Dr. Chris Bounds

Bible Study Teacher

Dr. Chris Bounds is Professor of Theology at Indiana Wesleyan University, where he has taught since 2002.   Prior to coming to Indiana Wesleyan, he served as a pastor for eight years.   


  • B. A. degree from Asbury University in Bible and Greek 
  • M. Div. degree from Asbury Theological Seminary with an emphasis in doctrinal studies 
  • M. Phil. and Ph. D. degrees from Drew University in Theological and Religious Studies with a focus in systematic theology 

An accomplished author, he has published numerous articles in popular and scholarly venues, including Good News Magazine, The Wesleyan Theological Journal, and Wesley and Methodist Studies. He has also contributed chapters or articles to popular and academic books, such as Recovering the Wesleyan Social Witness and ReThinking Wesleyan Theology. 

Dr. Bounds regularly preaches and lectures on university and college campuses, as well as speaks at local church and denominational forums in the USA and in other countries. As a pastor and theologian, he has a passionate commitment to the doctrine and experience of holiness.  

He and his wife, Tamara, have two adult children.  They live in Marion, Indiana.  

    Dr. Jim Lo


    Dr. Jim Lo has served God in over 20 countries as a career and short-term missionary.  As a cross-cultural minister, he has been a church planter, mission director, district superintendent of Zimbabwe, Regional Director of Theological Education by Extension and professor with Emmanuel Wesleyan Bible College.

    With his wife, Roxene, he wrote God’s Call to Holiness, which will be translated into 12 different languages and used in nine different African countries.  He presently is a professor in the School of Theology and Ministry (at Indiana Wesleyan University).  He mentors and equips students to lead deeply rich lives serving as stewards in Christian ministry paths.  We welcome Dr. Lo to Indian Springs!


    • M.Th. from University of South Africa, 1998
    • MA from Wheaton College, 1992
    • MA from Indiana Wesleyan University, 1982
    • AB from Oklahoma Wesleyan University, 1978

    Dr. Timothy Tennent


    Dr. Timothy C. Tennent has served as President of Asbury Theological Seminary since July 2009. Prior to his coming to Asbury Theological Seminary, Dr. Tennent was the Professor of World Missions and Indian Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he has served since 1998. 

    Ordained in the United Methodist Church in 1984, he has pastored churches in Georgia, and in several of the largest churches in New England. He is a frequent conference speaker around the country and throughout the world, including numerous countries in Asia, Africa and Europe.

    Dr. Tennent is the author of numerous books and articles. His books include, Building Christianity on Indian Foundations (ISPCK), Christianity at the Religious Roundtable (Baker Academic), Theology in the Context of World Christianity (Zondervan), and For the Body: Recovering a Theology of Gender, Sexuality, and the Human Body (Zondervan).

    Dr. Tennent and his wife, Julie, live in Wilmore, Kentucky.

    Dr. Joseph Dongell

    Bible Teacher

    Dr. Joseph R. Dongell has been part of the faculty at Asbury Theological Seminary since 1989. Presently, he serves as Professor of Biblical Studies, with primary responsibility in the Inductive Bible Studies Department.

    Prior to joining the faculty, he served as an instructor in languages (Greek, Hebrew and Latin) at Asbury Seminary (1981-1983), Asbury College (1985-1986) and Union Theological Seminary (1987). His doctoral dissertation focused on the literary structure of Luke’s Gospel.  He has continued his interest into the Gospels of Mark and John. Dr. Dongell is the author of a commentary on the Gospel of John (Wesley Press).

    As an ordained elder in the Wesleyan Church, Dr. Dongell has maintained an active ministry in that denomination as an associate pastor; an adult Sunday school teacher; an instructor in regional Wesleyan ministerial training.  He lives in Wilmore, Kentucky.


    • B.A. from Central Wesleyan College
    • M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary
    • M.A. from the University of Kentucky 
    • Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary

    2024 Musicans

    Music Director: Mark Murphy
    Organist: Albin Whitworth
    Pianist: Linda Boyette 

    Tweens Ministry (6th – 8th Grades)

    Sadie Stoltman & Team

    The Bridge Ministry (Young Adults 20s-30s)

    Leader:  Lewis Crouse


    Youth Ministry (9th Grade – College)

    Youth Evangelist: Jeannie Banter
    Youth Evangelist: Paul Epperspn
    Worship Leader: To be announced

    Nursery Ministry (Birth – 5 years)

    Mrs. Nicole Butler and Team

    Children’s Ministry (1st – 5th Grades)

    Anna Adams & Team