Dr. John Hull
John Hull is President/CEO of EQUIP which has been recognized as "Best Christian Workplace" award winner. His diverse experience as a pastor, communicator and executive prepared him ideally to lead EQUIP, which is a leadership development organization currently training over 2 million leaders in 110 nations.
Prior to his work with EQUIP, Dr. Hull served congregations in the U.S. and Canada, most recently as Senior Pastor of the renowned Peoples Church in Toronto. Owing to his noteworthy skills as a communicator, John Hull is a featured speaker at numerous conferences, churches and global outreach events. He also participates in leadership training venues on every continent.
Dr. John C. Maxwell, Founder of EQUIP and ISS, says, “John Hull is a remarkably gifted man who is making a difference in countless lives worldwide. I appreciate John’s heart—his heart for Christ and his heart for people. I rely on his counsel and value his friendship. I’ve always been proud to have him represent me, so much so that if you want a picture of how I would personally lead, I’d tell you to look at him.”
John Hull is the host of Leadership Moment—a radio ministry of EQUIP now broadcast daily on over 1,100 outlets throughout the U.S. Leadership Moment was awarded "Radio Program of the Year-Short Form" by the National Religious Broadcasters Association. Hull also hosts The Global Stage, a quarterly audio interview featuring interviews with Christian leaders from around the world. In addition to his media ministry, Hull is the author of numerous articles and co-author of Pivotal Praying, an acclaimed book written with Tim Elmore.
Hull holds a degree in journalism and telecommunications from The University of Georgia, a Master of Divinity degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
John resides in Atlanta with his wife Sharon, and their two children, Andy and Mary Alice.
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Dr. Doug Carter
Senior Vice President
Doug Carter has served as Senior Vice President at EQUIP since 1996. Doug and his wife, Winnie, served as missionaries to American Indians (Native Americans) for more than sixteen years. In 1980, Dr. Carter became president of Ohio Christian University (formerly Circleville Bible College) where he served nine years, helping prepare men and women for Christian service.
From 1989 until he joined EQUIP in 1996, Carter served as Vice President of World Gospel Mission, an interdenominational mission agency with 330 career missionaries sharing the gospel in twenty-eight nations. He is an outstanding communicator who has ministered in more than eighty nations worldwide.
Carter is the author of Big Picture People, published by Beacon Hill Press. This book is a vital resource for Christians who want to press beyond mediocrity and rise to excellence in their faith. His book, Raising More Than Money, published by Thomas Nelson, is a textbook on Biblical giving, ministry funding, and Kingdom partnership.
Carter represents EQUIP in churches and conferences across America and teaches in EQUIP leadership conferences around the world. He also serves on the board of directors of World Gospel Mission and several other organizations.
Doug and Winnie reside in Atlanta. They are the parents of three children - Angie, Eric and Jason.
If you would like to contact Doug Carter, you may email him at Doug.Carter@iequip.org or call 678.225.3310
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Vice President of International Ministries and Strategic Partnerships
Tom was born in Northern New Jersey in 1948 to a godly Mom and Dad. He quickly learned the value of a walk and service with Jesus Christ; and through work with his Dad in the wholesale dairy business, he learned the value of good business practices.
Tom’s first ministry assignment was very much part time. He started a weekly radio program in the 70’s when he became involved in his own radio broadcast called “Sunday Sounds” which aired on WBUX in Doylestown, PA. It was during this time that he felt a call into the ministry.
In 1985, Tom made a radical change from the “business world” to the “ministry world” by accepting an assignment as Area Missionary Representative for Word of Life Fellowship and was responsible for Bible Clubs in New Jersey, New York City, Long Island and Staten Island. The responsibility included teaching lay leaders how to work with young people in their local churches. He also served as Director of Gift Planning Ministry and Development for Word of Life Fellowship and in 1990 became Director of Word of Life Florida Conference Center and Youth Camp.
In 1993, Tom moved to Asheville, NC and began work at the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove. In 1999, the Association asked Tom to serve as Executive Director of Blue Ridge Broadcasting, the radio ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The Lord showed favor on the radio ministry and for 5 consecutive years the audience and the budget increased by 45%.
In 2003 EQUIP asked Tom to serve as a volunteer Associate Trainer – a role which he continues to this day, teaching in Lebanon, India and other places in the world as needed.
On January 1, 2006 Tom accepted his new assignment as VP of International Ministries and Strategic Partnership with EQUIP. Tom is responsible for the ministry of EQUIP in 113 nations, with 208 Associate Trainers.
Tom was ordained into the ministry on June 16, 1996. He is active in his local church, and serves on many boards. One such board is for a ministry he helped launch as a result of the EQUIP Million Leaders Mandate training in Beirut called Heart for Lebanon. He also serves on the Board of the National Religious Broadcasters and is on its Executive Committee.
Tom is also Founder and President of Vertical Horizons Group which is dedicated to walk with ministries, lifting them to higher effectiveness.
Tom and his wife Chris live in Cumming GA. They have been married for 34 years and are the proud parents of two grown sons, two daughters-in-law, and three precious grandsons, Logan, Carson and John Thomas.
Tom has chosen as his life verse:
“Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them,
because if you do, you will save both yourself
and your hearers.” 1:Timothy 4:16
If you would like to contact Tom Atema, you may email him at Tom.Atema@iequip.org or call 678.225.9100.
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