Entrusted Board of References
Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Senior Pastor
The Moody Church
Dr. Erwin Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus (after 36 years as Senior Pastor) of The Moody Church in Chicago, award-winning author of more than 20 books, International Conference Speaker, and Featured speaker on three radio programs: The Moody Church Hour, Songs in the Night, and Running to Win.
"The ministry of Entrusted with a Child's Heart meets a great need in the lives of families. I have a deep appreciation for this material because of its scriptural sensitivity and practical wisdom. In a world that has lost its way, we must return to our families and teach parents how to care for 'the least of these.' "
Dr. Joseph Stowell, President
Dr. Stowell is currently the President of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a former teaching Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel (2005-2008) and the former President of Moody Bible Institute (1987-2005). A deep love for Jesus marks his leadership and his speaking and writing ministry, and much of his devotional content is available on Strength for the Journey.
Dr. Stowell's wife, Martie, has served on the Board of Directors of Entrusted Ministries for three years (2007-2010). They have 3 grown children and are the proud grandparents of ten.
"Entrusted with a Child’s Heart is absolutely fabulous! I like the fact that this curriculum is biblically based. It's grounded in reality. This is not just some ‘pie in the sky' do this and your kids will turn out okay. I like the fact that I’ve met a lot of people who have been impacted by this curriculum personally, most importantly, my daughter and my daughter-in-law. They would tell you that the ministry of Entrusted with a Child's Heart' has been one of the most formative influences in their lives on the rearing of their children."
David Jones, Senior Pastor
Village Church of Barrington
David W. Jones has more than twenty years of ministry experience in a variety of contexts and roles. After helping to revitalize a dying church in suburban Detroit, he lectured overseas at Moffat College of Bible in Kijabe, Kenya. David then served as the associate editor of The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Crossway, 2001).
From 2001 to 2010, David served as a pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel where he founded the Harvest Training Center—an eight-month residency program for church planters. In 2010, David became the senior pastor of the Village Church of Barrington.
David is a graduate of Midwestern Baptist College (1987) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (1996). He also did doctoral work at Trinity. David combines a passion for the in-depth study of Scripture with a shepherd’s heart.
David and Helen have been married for twenty-four years. They have three sons. The Jones family gives glory to God for His guidance, provision and protection through the years.
"Transitioning to a new role can be difficult. You do not always know what is expected of you and you are often unsure of yourself. In such situations, it helps to have an experienced hand beside you, providing encouragement and imparting wisdom. That is what Entrusted with a Child’s Heart does for parents. It is a robustly biblical approach to parenting, full of practical application and personal examples. Author Betsy Corning has opened her home to the rest of us and let us come in for a look. What we see is not a perfect home, but a godly one—a home where parents intentionally disciple their children to become mature adults who love Christ. Our church offers Entrusted with a Child’s Heart
and I cannot think of a better resource. I know many people who have taken the study multiple times in order to absorb it all and put it into practice. I highly recommend this study!"
Scott Phelps, Executive Director
Abstinence & Marriage Education
Scott Phelps is Executive Director of the Abstinence & Marriage Education Partnership in Chicago and Co-Founder of the National Abstinence Education Association in Washington, D.C. A&M Partnership exists to ensure that every teenager in the country has the opportunity to hear a clearly reasoned, positive presentation on the benefits of abstinence until marriage and instruction on preparing for a healthy future marriage. A&M provides training and curriculum for parents, pastors, and educators.
Carrie Phelps has homeschooled each of the couple’s four children. Her passion is to teach biblical worldview and writing classes for groups of homeschool students. Along with two friends, Carrie has been teaching a weekly Good News Club (GNC), at the local elementary school for the past ten years. She also mentors many of the former GNC students at the local middle school in an after school club each week.
Scott and his wife Carrie have four children and reside near Chicago.
"There is no greater responsibility for parents than to encourage, guide, and equip their children toward a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ and to instill in them a love for biblical truth. It is hard to imagine a time in which this mission was more necessary than it is today and we are grateful that Entrusted Ministries is fully dedicated to this critical work. One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts. -Psalm 145:4"
Luis Palau, International Christian Evangelist
Luis Palau and his ministry have shared the Gospel with more than 1 billion people through evangelistic events and media. He has spoken in person to 30 million people in 75 countries, with more than 1 million registered decisions for Jesus Christ. Luis Palau festivals have produced some of the largest audiences ever recorded in cities from south Florida to South America. His radio broadcasts in both English and Spanish are heard by millions on 3,500 radio outlets in 48 countries. Among other top-tier programs, Luis currently hosts Luis Palau Responde, an international Q&A program in Spanish, and Reaching Your World, a devotional-style program emphasizing biblical wisdom. He has authored close to 50 books, contributed articles on issues of faith to countless publications, and counseled business leaders, political leaders, and heads of state around the world. Luis and his wife Pat reside in the Portland, Oregon area.