Meet The Team
Dr. Louis Green
I'm sure this doesn't measure up to MLK"s , "I have a dream," but in 2019 I dreamed of a school named GPS. We all know that gps is a guidance system used for location. The dream was to "Help aspiring leaders and laymen to find where they are in Ministry; where do they want to be in ministry, and how to get there! As it always is with God, the dream was too big for one to accomplish alone. It is God's benovalence that He has brought together such an anointed and talented group of men in such a short time to make this dream a reality! GPS - Guidance - Preparation - Success!
Dr. Louis Green
* Picture unsupectedly taken by my loving wife!
Dr. Louis Green
Founder and CEO/Author /Professor-Theology
Presently: The President of GPS Seminary and Institute of Chaplaincy Certification.
Director At L:arge of The Acts Christian Network,
Formerly: Director of Promotions and Publications UPCI.
Instructor at Gateway Bible College.
Instructor at Central Methodist University. Attended Northeast Louisiana State University, Texas Bible College, Fort Wayne Bible College, Northwestern Theological Seminary and GPS Seminary.
Pastororal Experience: The Pentecostals of Shady Grove, LA. The world renound 13th and Gravois Church of St. Louis, MO. and Founder and Pastor of The Encouragers Church of O'Fallon, MO.
Dr. James Baker
Board Member/Bishop of The Acts Christian Network
He is chairman of the Acts Christian Network (ACN) Founded on January 17, 2004.
Presently: He presides as Bishop over Peace Church, Mesquite, TX.
Previously: Founder & Pastor of World Harvest Church Ministries, Inc. - Coconut Creek, Florida
Pastor of Gospel Lighthouse - Hollywood, Florida
Assistant Pastor to Rev. William H. Davis
First United Pentecostal Church - Waco, Texas
Assistant Pastor to Rev. Marvin D. Cole
The Apostolic Church - Beaumont, Texas
Attended Truth Church Bible School - Fort Worth, Texas. Attended Twin Cities University - West Monroe, Louisiana.Missionary Assistant UPCI - Brazil, South America.
Years 1955-1975: I Was raised in Brazil from the time I was 1 year of age. At the age of 17 I served alongside my Father. Missionary Samuel B. Baker in Brazil, South America.
Bishop Baker ministers in conferences and seminars across this nation and the world.
Dr. Michael Ekah
Board Member/GPS Administrator Africa/Professor - Biblical Studies
My name is Bishop Michael Ekah. I have been in full time pastoral ministry since January 1990. I served as branch pastor in towns and cities of Nigeria before being led to pioneer City of Life Christian Centre in 1995.
I obtained a Diploma in Theology from the Lagos State University, Cetificate in Writing and Communicatuon Skills from The Nigeria Institute of Journalism, Certificate in Chaplaincy from Faith Theological Seminary. Currently, I am undertaking studies leading to the award of Bsc English Language and Literature at Unicaf University. Besides, I hold an Honorary Doctor of Divinity (Honoris Cosa) from GPS Seminary.
Dr. Michael Kelly
Professor - Biblical Studies
Worship Leader, Dramatic Arts Directors, Theatrical Lighting & Sound Engineer, Television Ministry Directors & Editor, Evangelists and Senior Pastor of Central Triad Church. Serves as Missions Director for The Acts Christian Network. Michael also is a professor and the Dean of Biblical Studies at the GPS Seminary where he has earned an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity.
Dr. Dale Royce
BoardMember/Author/Professor-Theology - Biblical Counseling
Dale teaches Biblical Theology, Christology and Christian Counseling.
He is a former pastor, evangelist, and short-term missionary and served as a chaplain at the Oregon Veteran’s Home (the Dalles, Oregon). As a bi-vocation, Dale served in the military, retiring from the army reserve as a Command Sergeant Major (E9). He is an alumnus of Conqueror’s Bible College (dual diploma Christian Education/Ministry), Warner Pacific College (BS in Business Administration), Western Seminary (GSC in Biblical Studies), Cornerstone University (MA in Clinical Christian Counseling), Liberty University (MATS, Biblical Studies), Andersonville Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry) and an honorary doctorate from Biblical Apostolic University (Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ). Dale is a past member of the International Ministerial Association (Northwest District), National Christian Counseling Association (NCCA), the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling (SACC). Dale is the author of Basic Jesus: A Primer; Basic Torah: Beginnings and Patterns for the Church and Portrait of the Messiah. He is an ordained member of the Acts Christian Network.
Dr. Nathan Lowe
Board Member/Author/Professor - Biblical Studies
Eastern Kentucky University (Elementary Education)
Louisville Bible College (Theology)
Evangel Seminary (PhD)
I started my ministry at Church of Joy, Leitchfield, Ky, in May of 1967. I am now in my 56 year of speaking to this amazing group of people. Life has been rewarding, a book full of interesting chapters and wonderfully seasoned with excitement.
Dr. David Scott Blaylock
Professor - Biblical Studies
I have been in public ministry for 39 years. I am currently senior pastor of Life Church in Elwood, Indiana. I have been an bi-vocational assistant pastor and or full time pastor for many years, and also travelled as an Itinerate speaker to many congregations. I hold an associates degree in applied sciences in the medical field. I also hold an honorary doctorate of theology.
Professor - Chaplaincy
Master of Theology (M.Th.)
Ordained Ministerial License - ACN
Certificates & Course Completions:
Investigation of Elder Abuse & Neglect
Police Chaplain Certification
Jim Dodson-Integrity Centered Leadership Course
Citizens Police Academy graduate - New Braunfels Police Dept
Crimes Against Families
Officer Involved Shooting Investigation/Protocols & Procedures
Child Safety Check Alert
Dealing with the Aftermath of Trauma
First Aid Training
Youth Mental Health First Aid USA
Crisis Intervention Training
Missing & Exploited Children Course
Law Enforcement Wellness & Trauma
Continuing Education of Police Chaplains
Hostage Negotiation Certification
Cultural Awareness Certification
Letter of Commendation from NBPD
International Chaplains Certification & Membership
Dr. Dennis Carden
Professor - Biblical Languages
Dennis Carden is a native St. Louisan whose ministry has led to: Teaching as an adjunct instructor of NT Greek, Daniel, and Revelation at Gateway College of Evangelism; and, Pastoral ministries in Missouri, Illinois, and Mississippi. After earning both Bachelor and PhD degrees in Biblical Studies from the International Seminary, and a MA from Tyndale Seminary, he most recently has turned his focus to writing and has authored four books, including:
Redemption’s Hope: Reflections on the Book of Ruth
The Kingdom Exception: A Perspective on the Sermon on the Mount
No Choice, No Will? No Way! An Evangelical’s perspective on Calvinism’s Inability and Election
Here Comes Trouble! A Revelation roadmap for those left to navigate endtime events
Presently: Teacher at Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy (Physics, AP Environmental Science, and LSU Dual Enrollment Introduction to Engineering)
Formerly: Electrical Engineer and Project Manager for the marine and petrochemical industries.
Education: Teacher certification - Holy Cross College,
BS in Electrical Engineering - Tulane University,
Associate in Electronics Engineering - Fayetteville Technical Community College
Certifications: Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Louisiana, LHSAA Certified Swim Coach
Dr. Bernie Penner
ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY, St. Cloud, MN
Master of Science Degree, Dec 2005
Major: (3 areas) Community Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology
Other Emphasis: Career Development
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, DULUTH, Duluth, MN
Bachelor of Science Degree, June 1975
Major: Secondary Education, Science and Biology
Northern Pines Mental Health
Clinical Marriage and Family Therapy, Sept 2005-August 2014
Provided clinical therapeutic services to individuals with an emphasis on family restoration.
Jan 2011-Feb 2014 Apostolic Bible Institute, St Paul, MN
Adjunct Professor: Psychology, Human Growth and Development
January 2005-Sept 2005
Crow Wing County Social Services, Family Assessment Unit Brainerd, MN
Family and Individual Therapist Psychologist Internship
Wing County Attorney’s office. Counseling and/or teaching focused on restoring family stability in the aftermath of child protection interventions and supporting families providing child protection services. Work included dealing with substance abuse, litigation, custody and family of origin concerns.
May 1978-Sept 2004
United States Department of Agriculture; Farm Service Agency Brainerd, MN
County Executive Director
Reported directly to an elected board of directors. Maintained a working relationship with a wide array of federal, state and local leaders, legislatures and other officials.
May 1977-May 1978 District
Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District Barnum, MN
May 1975-May 1977
University of Minnesota Extension Education Service Carlton, MS
Agricultural Educator and Development Assistant
Jan 1969 - Dec 1971
United States Navy Port Hueneme, CA
Assistant Manager of Military Affiliated Radio System (MARS) Kept FCC and Naval communications records, repaired and maintained electronic radio equipment, directed initial training for new staff and ongoing training for all staff.
MINISTRY: Licensures, Involvements
Locally Licensed Minister in Good Standing with the United Pentecostal Church Int,
Pastoral Assistant, June 1970-Present
Assisted Lead Pastor in all leadership roles as needed including Sermons, Youth Leadership, Music, Event Organization/Management, Community Relationships, Promotions,
Therapeutic Counseling, Sept 2009-Present
Provided Family, Marriage, and Family (Children) relationship support for church members and their families.
Provided Pastoral Counseling/Therapy for ministers including marital and family issues.
Advocacy and Mediation Accompanied families and individuals in Civil and Family Courtroom appearances. Attended hearings and assisted in writing Affidavits and/or Appeals in Family issues.
COMMUNITY: Involvements, Service, Leadership Foster Parenting: Foster parented 16 children ages 7-17.
CROW WING COUNTY FOSTER PARENT ASSOCIATION Served as the Crow Wing County Foster Parent Association President. Received Foster Parent of the Year Award for Crow Wing County . Sept 2000 Selected as 9th District Circuit Court Delegate to the Minnesota State Supreme Court Children’s Justice Initiative and entitled: “THROUGH THE EYES OF THE CHILD ~Spearheaded by Supreme Court Chief Justice: Kathleen Blatz in 2000
Internet Technician/Software Administration GPS
Worked at, 1. Garvey Mailing 2. Guaranteed Records Management:-Operations Manager 3. Iron Mountain:-Operations Manager for 13 years and maintained a high security clearance. I was also the Facility Security Officer for multiple security facilities in Chicago and St. Louis, MO. I managed 60 employees.
Attended Lighthouse Church of all Nations Bible School: All Nations Leadership Institute Jan Paron Head Master 2 Years:
Ordained into the ministry of Arts and Performance and movie production.
Attended Wright College for Computer Sciences Expertise is in building computers and video productions, live streaming along with network administration. Built from the GPS Seminary, incorporating the Moodle software Program. Head Usher for Lighthouse Church of All Nations, Alsip, Illinois 14 years; Trained ushers’ leadership qualities. Developed Alabaster Studios in Chicago, Illinois where I Videoed movies and documentaries. Accomplishments in our movie and documentary productions are, Movies: Cost of the Alabaster Box; Via Dolorosa, How Christmas Saved the Grinch,Tabernacle Plan, Journey to the Cross;, produced, Generational Curses; Miracle on 127th Street documentary. Studio 29-11 Presents, documentary; The Place. Written by Dana Stevens.
Dr. Sharon Ehlers
Professor--Biblical Counseling and Psychology Class Development
Dr. Sharon Ehlers
Bachelor of Arts Degree: San Jose State University
Minor Degrees in. Religious Studies and Psychology: San Jose State University
Teaching Credentials in California and Washington State
Master of Arts Degree in Theological Studies: Liberty Theological Seminary
Seminary graduate: Liberty Theological Seminary
Doctorate in Practical Theology: GPS Seminary and International Chaplaincy Institute
Over 145 graduate units earned in various subjects from various institutions
Retired Teacher of 49 years of grades pre-school through eighth grades (regular education, exceptional students, special education, reading, drama, music, and art specialist; choir director)
Deaconess of Intercessory Prayer and Church Finances
Home Cell Leader
Sunday School and VBS leader
Professor of Biblical Counseling and Psychology at GPS Seminary
Curriculum Development at GPS Seminary
Author, Director, and Counselor of Chosen For Freedom, a biblical, interactive approach to inner healing (in person and on-online sessions)
Biblical Counselor (in person and on-line sessions)
Crochets, quilts, paints, reads and crafts
Steven D. Smith
Special Advisor To Chaplaincy