Meet Our Partners

Steve Zimmerman – Founding Partner

Steve brings to your church a wealth of experience in developing a comprehensive staff ministry for the local church with over 30 years of wisdom and knowledge learned serving Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia churches ranging from 50 to over 800 in worship. His well-rounded people skills bring various groups together to focus on common goals. He has also served local churches as a key support staff member during three pastoral transitions. He coordinates the work of the partnership and assists churches in south central Virginia with their needs.

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Paul Raybon

Paul Raybon has served as Associate Pastor at Hominy Baptist Church in Candler since 2006, with over 30 years of experience in theological education, spiritual formation, youth and children’s ministry, clinical pastoral care, and campus ministry in North Carolina and West Virginia. Paul received his Certificate in Christian Leadership Coaching in 2008 and completed his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at UNC-Charlotte in 2012. He coaches pastors and churches in the western Carolinas on visioning, spiritual formation, and administration. In his sabbath time he loves to read, cook, and watch mysteries with his wife Anne, and hike with his dog Tucker.

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Jerry Chiles

Jerry Chiles lives in Raleigh, NC and has ministered in congregations in Kentucky, Georgia and North Carolina. Jerry brings to the partnership a variety of ministry experiences in youth ministry, senior adult ministry, mission involvement, adult formation ministry, leadership development, and developing evangelism processes. He also is a Certified Life Coach through Coach Approach Ministries and Certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer through TalentSmart. As a teacher and coach he communicates well, encouraging participants to experience relevant concepts. Supporting spiritual self- discovery in individuals and churches is his ultimate goal. Jerry assists churches in the Triangle area of North Carolina (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill).

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Rick Jordan

With over 30 years of ministry experience, Dr. Rick Jordan enjoys leading retreats and training events for church leaders and for ministers. He has been a denominational leader, a pastor, an associate pastor, a chaplain, and a youth minister. Rick has written Bible study curriculum for two publishers for over six years and is now self-publishing the Central Truths of the Bible series. He is the author of the book, The Alphabet of Errors: How to Teach the Bible Better. He is also a published poet. Rick is President of Great Bible Teachers, a ministry that “helps good Bible teachers become great Bible teachers.” He assists the partnership with churches in the Piedmont of North Carolina.

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