Authors and Contributors

Lea Bates

In 2004, Lea Bates answered the call to begin a women’s prison ministry and in 2007 helped pioneer a drug and alcohol regeneration center for women. She is an ordained minister living in Georgia. Lea’s first book, “Before I Knew You,” is available in paperback through Lulu.com.


Dr. Gary S. Linton

Starting a new church or ministry is one of the most rewarding things you can do to advance the kingdom, but it can also be very challenging. With over 40 years of church planting and ministry experience, Dr. Linton’s passion is to encourage, support and equip pastors and church leaders.


Kim Linton

Starting in 2001 as a webmaster and contributor for Ministrymaker Magazine, Kim Linton’s articles and technology guides have been published on a variety of websites including Woman’s Day and Intel, and featured on several news sites including USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.


Dr. Paul E. Paino

Dr. Paul E. Paino, who passed away in the fall of 2005, was the founder and overseer of Calvary Ministries International, a non-denominational ministerial fellowship. Dr. Paino was a pioneer and spiritual father to hundreds of pastors and church leaders around the world and his teachings still inspire today.


Kevin Probst

Kevin Probst has a B.A. in Religion and Ministry, a B.A. in History, a M.A. in Secondary Education and an Ed. S in Administration and Supervision. He is a licensed minister and teacher at Calvary Christian School in Columbus, Ohio. His interests include religion, apologetics and theology.


Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is a Christian author, freelance writer and pastor at the Mulvane Brethren church in Mulvane, Kansas. With a BA in history and degrees in science and education, Pastor Jack’s primary focus is theology, apologetics, outreach, and evangelism.


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