rich nifong

8004 Donegal Lane, North Richland Hills, TX 76180 817-454-5298 // rich.nifong@gmail.com DOB: Married: Wife: Children: 12/7/65 1997 Cheryl Trinity (2001), Zoey (2007) Strengths Loyal – fierce protector of the vision, the Pastor and leadership Intelligent & Motivational Relational & Fun Creative & Easy-going Interests: Playing with my kids, reading, volleyball, anything tech related

“I love helping people succeed. I love it when I can lead someone to the Truth and see them become motivated to act upon what they have learned. I am a teacher who motivates and inspires people to grow.”

SkillS
Leader Served in various leadership positions as needed Led volunteer staff and student council in budgeting, calendaring and event planning Leadership training for adults and students Led, mentored and evaluated student ministry interns Recruiter / Trainer / Mentor Recruited and trained church launch team of 20 members Developed volunteer staff for student ministry Trained students and volunteers for missions and evangelism Communicator (View recent preaching: http://vimeo.com/3838850) Began preaching at the age of 16 Teaching in weekly services both adult and student ministries Filled in as needed for senior pastor in his absence Administrator Organized monthly Glocalnet meetings and bi-weekly church planter coaching meetings Met with pastors and denominational leaders to coordinate church planting efforts Was in charge of merchandizing for 10 Home Depot stores all over the DFW metroplex Visioneer / Originating Developed the vision and strategy for church plant Initiated new small groups for church plant Created, oversaw and coordinated Center Point’s Church Plant Center Developed program to recruit, assess, train, deploy, support and coach church plant pastors Architect and implementation of Purpose Driven Student Ministry – Shady Grove Baptist Outreach Coordinated door to door surveying in area with over 8000 people Organized “Trunk or Treat” event with over 300 in attendance Hosted block parties for church plant with over 50 people in attendance Planned events, outreaches and mission trips Planned city-wide crusade Author Writing original curriculums for Disciple Now weekends Writing various Small Group series Writing Bible study curriculum

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8004 Donegal Lane, North Richland Hills, TX 76180 817-454-5298 // rich.nifong@gmail.com

Education
1984 – Diploma Harrah High School – Harrah, OK 1993 – B.A. in Youth Ministry, Minor in Church Recreation Oklahoma Baptist University – Shawnee, OK 2001 – Master of Divinity SW Baptist Theological Seminary – Ft. Worth, TX

4/99 – 2/02 Associate Pastor North Euless Baptist Church Euless, TX 1997 – 1999 Youth Minister & Worship Leader First Baptist Church Blum, TX 1995 – 1997 Youth Minister & Worship Leader Romulus Baptist Church Macomb, OK 1991 – 1995 Youth Minister & Worship Leader Sharon Baptist Church Shawnee, OK

accoladES
1998 – Who’s Who among students in American Universities and Colleges 2009 – Leader in customer satisfaction and most claims closed – Allstate Ins. 2009 – Due to their success, several of my original work strategies have been implemented “office-wide” – Allstate Ins.

additional ExpEriEncE
7/07 – Present Claims Adjuster Allstate Insurance Company Irving, TX 3/06 – 7/07 Merchandiser The Scotts Company Ft. Worth, TX

MiniStry ExpEriEncE
8/06 – 4/07 Pastor of Church Plant Summit Fellowship Church Hurst, TX 1/05 – 10/05 Church Extension Coordinator Center Point Church North Richland Hills, TX 2/02 – 2/04 Associate Pastor Shady Grove Baptist Church North Richland Hills, TX

rich nifong
8004 Donegal Lane, North Richland Hills, TX 76180 817-454-5298 // rich.nifong@gmail.com

rEfErEncES
Mark Thompson Chaplain City Hospice 2225 SW 78th ST Oklahoma City, OK 73159 (405) 476-9285 youthpastormark@hotmail.com Ronny Marriott Senior Pastor FBC Corpus Christi 3115 Ocean Dr Corpus Christi, TX 78404 (361) 888-8228 pastor@firstcorpus.org Stokes Collins Associate Pastor of Membership Gateway Church 700 Blessed Way Southlake, TX 76092 (817) 328-1000 membership@gatewaypeople.com Mike Gibson Youth Pastor Harrah First Baptist Church 2185 N. Church Avenue Harrah, OK 73045 (405) 454-2441 mike@fbcharrah.org

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