January 26, 2015
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Coaching: List of Coaches

Shelia Darden 

Shelia Darden serves as the Human Resources Manager for the Executive Board of the Tennessee Baptist Convention.

She has over 25 years experience in Human Resources and Management with Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Unum Insurance Company, The HR Group and currently the TBC. Shelia desires to help individuals discover their own hidden potential and move to the next level in their spiritual, personal and professional lives through coaching. Shelia and her husband, Art, live in Franklin, TN with their two children, where they serve together at Clearview Baptist Church.

Steve Holt

Steve Holt serves as coordinator for the Leader Growth Group of the Tennessee Baptist Convention's Executive Board Ministries in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Prior to coming to this position, Steve served for over 17 years as a pastor in East Tennessee.  He has been trained as a coach and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Evangelism and Church Growth from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.  Steve is married to Donna Parton Holt and has three sons.

Willie McLaurin

Willie McLaurin serves as Ministry Strategist with the Executive Board of the Tennessee Baptist Convention.

Willie is passionate about developing existing and emerging leaders to the glory of God. Willie is a certified coach and a Master Trainer for Next Level Leadership Network.   Prior to becoming a Ministry Strategist for the Tennessee Baptist Convention, he served eight years as Pastor in Tennessee. In addition Willie served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army and worked as a Vice President in corporate America.  Willie is married to Antonia. They are the proud parents of one daughter, Sierra Danielle, 6 years olds.

Mark Miller

Mark Miller serves as Coach/Ministry Strategist for the Executive Board Ministries of the Tennessee Baptist Convention.

Mark has been a certified coach with Valwood Christian Coaching since 2006.  He enjoys coaching church leaders to explore current realities and solutions to personal and ministry concerns. Through coaching Mark believes leaders will discover excellence and fulfillment. He has written a dissertation on Coaching Associational Leaders. Mark has a Doctors in Education Ministry degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Union University. Mark and his wife Pat have three children and live in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

Archer Thorpe

Archer joined the Tennessee Baptist Convention, Executive Board Staff in 1990. He currently serves as the Ministry Strategy Specialist for the Metro Associations.

He also leads as a certified coach, developer of stewardship materials for churches and consultant for church architecture. Archer is a widely published author and frequent conference leader. He has earned the Bachelor of Arts degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He has pastored churches in Oklahoma, Alabama, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Archer is the son of a Southern Baptist pastor. He is married and has three daughters.

For more information, contact Carrie Smith (615) 371-2025.

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