WHERE IS GOD LEADING YOU?

Wherever it is that God is leading you, the Center for Biblical Leadership (CBL) team is here to serve you.

We exist to provide practical, spiritual, and biblical leadership development for today’s and tomorrow’s leaders in the Church of God of Prophecy globally.

Through our schools of practical and advanced studies, (SOPAS), ministry and laity have an opportunity to receive practical ministry training, spiritual formation, and biblical equipping.

We work with national/state/regional overseers to bring training to your area. Please connect with us by completing the contact form. We want to serve you.


Brian Sutton, Executive Director
Leadership Development and Discipleship Ministries
Director, Center for Biblical Leadership

MEET THE TEAM

Mark Menke

Mark Menke

Instructor
Mark Menke joined the full-time faculty of the Center for Biblical Leadership (CBL) at the Church of God of Prophecy International Offices June 1, 2007. Bishop Menke currently teaches pastoral leadership, theology, and church life classes in the CBL School of Practical and Advanced Studies (SOPAS) and helps provide logistical support for the many schools CBL conducts around the world. He also has assisted as an instructor with the Gordon-Conwell/Church of God of Prophecy Consortium.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University in 1978. He further earned a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Ashland (Ohio) Theological Seminary and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Bishop Menke has served on various state and international committees including the Global Missions Committee at the International Offices.

Elias T. Rodriguez

Elias T. Rodriguez

Instructor
Elias T. Rodriguez has served as a member of the faculty and instructor for the Center for Biblical Leadership since 2010.

In 1975, while serving alongside his father in Lima, Peru, he sensed his call into pastoral ministry. In 1995, he was appointed to a pastorate in Calhoun, Georgia, where he served for 15 years. During that time, he was appointed overseer for the region. Elias has traveled and taught extensively throughout Latin America, Western Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, North America, and Africa. He is a member of the Church’s Assembly Committee for Biblical Doctrine and Polity since 2006 and serves as its secretary.

Dr. Rodriguez’s earned a Master of Divinity degree from Church of God Theological Seminary (now Pentecostal Theological Seminary) in 2007 and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2014.

Adrian Varlack, Sr.

Adrian Varlack, Sr.

Instructor
Adrian Varlack, Sr. serves as an instructor for the Center for Biblical Leadership and as church historian for the Church of God of Prophecy International Offices in Cleveland, Tennessee. In September 1999, he joined Leadership Development and Discipleship Ministries as a member of the faculty and instructor with the Center for Biblical Leadership. At the 2006 International General Assembly, he was also appointed church historian.

He was ordained a bishop in 1972 and he has spent over 40 years in international missions’ promotions and church administration for the Church of God of Prophecy including 20 years as World Mission Secretary and three years as overseer of Canada. He is a regular writer for the White Wing Messenger, the Church’s official publication and has contributed lessons and articles for college-level texts, Sunday school curricula, and other training courses. His book, Church of God of Prophecy: Concise History, Polity, Doctrine and Future, a part of the Foundations Series, was released by the White Wing Publishing House in July of 2010. He is an in-demand speaker at conferences and conventions around the world.

JEANETTE ROLLINS

JEANETTE ROLLINS

Faculty Secretary
Jeanette Rollins serves as faculty secretary for the Center for Biblical Leadership and secretary for the church historian for the Church of God of Prophecy International Offices. Jeanette has worked for the International Offices since July 1978 serving as executive secretary for Women’s Ministries, Specialized Ministries and Leadership Development and Discipleship.

After high school, Jeanette received certification from Spencer Business College in Louisiana. Throughout her career, she has pursued continuing education to develop and maintain her skills in the workplace. She has been a member of professional organizations in her field: the Desk and Derrick Club in Morgan City, Louisiana, and the Professional Secretaries Institute in Cleveland, Tennessee.