Alumni Spotlight Interviews

Get to know some fellow alumni!

In each month’s Alumni Newsletter we highlight either an individual alumnus/a or a group of alumni. You can click on our first vocational category, Missionaries and Global Ministers, or the “Read More” under a photo of one of our past spotlight interviews, to learn about the ministry and experience of these alumni. Catch up on your classmates and be encouraged by the faithful and diverse Kingdom work being done by your fellow alumni!

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Groups of Alumni by Vocational Role


Jim Pocock
President of Elevate New England
M.Div. ’81 – Hamilton

“Some of the most impactful, lifelong relationships I have were formed at GCTS, both with fellow students and with professors.”

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Reginald Blackmon
Owner of Mind Heart and Spirit,
Associate Minister at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
MAR ’10, M.Div. ’12 – Charlotte

“After my call to ministry, Gordon-Conwell was the perfect place for me to grow educationally, spiritually, professionally, and personally.”

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Michelle T. Sanchez
Executive Minister of “Make and Deepen Disciples” at Evangelical Covenant Church
M.Div ’09, Th.M ’09 – Hamilton

I marvel at how often I refer to my learnings from particular classes and experiences when preaching sermons, launching new ministries, and leading my denomination.”

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David Wright
Reverend and Executive Director of the Black Ministerial Alliance TenPoint
MAUML ’16 – Hamilton, Th.M. ’18 – CUME

“We need to create ministry that is relevant, significant, and effective.”

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David Senters
Senior Pastor, New Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA)

M.Div. ’15 – Jacksonville

“Gordon-Conwell gave me a biblical and theological foundation to trust in God’s sovereignty and providence, grow in my own discipleship, and critically examine my beliefs with Scripture.”

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Linda Leon
Director of Spiritual Formation at Malone University
D.Min. ’14 – Hamilton

“I joined the GCTS cohort because I wanted to learn more about college students, even as I worked with them. It reaffirmed that college students have my whole heart. I can’t imagine working with anyone else.”

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Buddy Childress
Founder & Minister-at-large of Needle’s Eye Ministries 
MATS ’77—Hamilton

“When alumni of my era get together, it is a rare occasion when someone doesn’t mention how thankful they are to God for the privilege of attending Gordon-Conwell.”

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Rob Belton
Reverend, US Army Chaplain

M.Div. ’09, Th.M. ’18 – Hamilton

“My entire GCTS experience has been a critical component of my pastoral identity and continued growth in the Lord.”

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