Roy King is currently serving as Professor of Ministry Leadership at Columbia International University www.ciu.edu (CIU has 17,000 living alumni in over 148 countries)
Roy serves Christ by serving leaders. He encourages and assist Christ followers, and especially ministry leaders, in being vibrant and effective. This passion is at the center of his teaching and mentoring of Master’s and Doctoral students, consulting with congregational leaders and coaching pastoral and parachurch leaders.
After obtaining his bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University in 1975, Dr. King worked as a church youth pastor and then as associate staff with Campus Crusade for Christ now CRU, where he helped establish a campus ministry at Appalachian State University. He was director of stewardship and director of the Ben Lippen Conference at Columbia International University from 1978 until 1983, when he was named assistant director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, Asheville, North Carolina. Responsible for planning, developing and promoting the training center, Dr. King led retreats and seminars and was a consultant on church effectiveness.
Roy then moved into pastoral leadership by serving as pastor of mission at Bent Creek Baptist Church in Asheville from 1986 to 1991. He assisted this rapidly growing congregation by providing direction and development of small groups, missions and evangelism ministries. From 1991 to 1997 he was pastor of Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone, North Carolina. He joined the CIU faculty in July 1997.
In his spare time he enjoys racquetball, hiking and auto repair. He and his wife, Pandora, have two grown children: Mary, an elementary teacher is married to David Rumsey, and Mark is a musician and director of discipleship and married to Jelayne. Pandora teaches autistic children and has thirty years of experience in special education.
Education and Experience:
B.S., 1975, East Tennessee State University (majors: Speech & History) ; M.A., 1985, Columbia Biblical Seminary (Biblical studies) ; D.Phil., 1992, Oxford Graduate School (Discipline: Society & Religion) ; D.Min., 2006, Fuller Theological Seminary (Focus: Leadership), youth pastor, 1974-75, Southside Baptist Church, Johnson City, TN; associate staff, 1975-77, Campus Crusade for Christ; director of stewardship, director of Ben Lippen Conference, 1978-83, Columbia International University; assistant director, 1983-86, Billy Graham Training Center; faculty, 1983-86, Ben Lippen School; pastor of mission, 1986-91, Bent Creek Baptist Church, Asheville, NC; pastor, 1991-97, Alliance Bible Fellowship, Boone, NC; teacher, writer, consultant, coach,Columbia International University, 1997.
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