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LifeBuilders is a discipleship initiative for Men.  LifeBuilders men will discover how to follow Christ fully, connect with believers strategically and to be the man of God they were created to be.  Discipleship brings growth and transformation that allows men to serve Christ and fulfill their destiny.  Discipled men will be better husbands, better fathers, better leaders and more dynamic witnesses.

Our mission is:

"To Make Disciples"

To equip and resource the body of Christ (local church) to do the work of ministry. (Ephesians 4:11-12)

The Division of Discipleship exists to fulfill the mandate of scripture. (Ephesians 4:12, 16)
Our mission is accomplished in the following manner:

1. To Equip, preparing for service (Mark 1:17-19)
2. To Resource, supplying ministry concepts and materials (II Timothy 3:17)
3. To Work, making disciples (Matthew 28:19-20)

History of Men's Ministry in the Church of God

The Church of God has demonstrated outstanding leadership in men’s ministry.  Charles Beach was the first director of men’s ministries, and under his leadership and the subsequent leadership of Dr. John Nichols, the Church of God Men’s Fellowship was established to help mobilize the men of the church.  Dr. Beach put special emphasis on teaching men to be witnesses of Christ.

Leonard Albert led the Church of God in Men’s Ministry from 1975-2010.  He expanded the goals to support the pastor; resource the local church; to encourage men to become effective witnesses of the Gospel, and be generous stewards of God’s mission.

Through the restructuring process of the Church of God, Leonard Albert moved to the Division of World Evangelization at the 2010 General Assembly with the assignment of special emphasis on teaching Personal Evangelism.  Men’s Discipleship was established in the Division of Discipleship to develop and implement a strategic discipleship for men.

Meet the team...




Bishop John D. Childers
Discipleship Division Director
Secretary General
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David H. Gosnell, D.Min.
Men's Discipleship Director
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Executive Secretary
Lenae S. Simmons
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