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Dr. Ron Alchin has been the Executive Director of Biblical Counseling Center in Buffalo Grove, Illonois since its begining in 1989.   Ths Center provided Biblical Counseling and training in counseling through a staff of five.  He holds his D.Min from Westminster Seminary and is a Fellow and Board member of the National Asociation of Nouthetic Counselors. He is also on the board of Low Country Biblical Counseling Center and is an elder in his local church, Harvest Bible Chapel. He and his wife Sherry enjoy traveling to various missions locations and have had the opportunity to teach counseling in many foreign countries. They have three married adult children and seven grandchildren.  We are delighted to have Ron as chairman of our advisory board. 


Dr. Dennis Ngien is Professor of Systematic Theology at Tyndale University College and Seminary where he has been teaching since 1995.  He has also been appointed Research Scholar in Theology at Oxford University where he  is on residence at points in the academic year doing research and lecturing .  .  He directs the Centre for Mentorship and Theological Reflection in Toronto, mentoring pastors and church leaders and assisting churches in advisory and teaching capacities. He has also taught at the Toronto School of Theology, McMaster Divinity College and several seminaries abroad.  He is the author of The Suffering of God according to Martin Luther's Theologia Crucis (1995; reprint 2003 and 2005); Apologetic for Filioque in Medieval Theology (2005); Luther as a Spiritual Adviser: The Interface of Theology and Piety in Luther's Devotional Writings (2007); A Faith Worth Believing, Living and Commending (2008); Gifted Response: The Triune God as the Causative Agency of our Responsive Worship (2008); Giving Wings to the Soul (2011). His articles appear in journals such as International Journal of Systematic Theology, Christianity Today, Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology, Evangelical Review of Theology, Themelios, Heythrop Journal, etc. He is recently appointed as "Visiting Scholar" at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, where he will engage in research on Theological Themes and Preaching in John Wesley's sermons.    We are delighted to have Dr. Ngien's theological insight, his teaching and mentoring skills available to us.

Dr. Ken Gnanakan is founder of the ACTS family of ministries in Bangalore India.  ACTS Ministries believes in bringing Work, Worship and Witness together in Christian's life and in the community. It all began as a vision that came to the founder, Dr. Ken Gnanakan, in 1979 as he as completing his PhD studies in Missiology in London, UK. He.  Dr. Gnanakan was challenged to return to India and raise up a Christian witness and make it a powerful source of transformation through work, worship and witness.  Since the the Acts familiy of Ministries have grown to include primary and secondary schools, a Medical Center, Bible College & Seminary, a Technical College, Uniiversity, the Asian Institute of Theology, and a family of Christalya Churches.  Dr. Gnanakan is an avid environmentalist and has pioneered a number of technologies for waste recycling , power generation and agriculture.  He is an prolific author and muscian.  His books include  Kingdom Concerns, The Pluralistic Predicament , Salvation: Asian Perspectives, Biblical Theology in Asia , Still Learning,  Proclaiming Christ in a Pluralistic Context , God's Word: A Theology of the Environment, Responsible Stewardship of God's Creation. We are also delighted to have Dr. Gnanakan serving on our advisory board.