C OLBY R OBERT T ORRES

3900 Swiss Avenue, Apt. #416
M I N I S T R Y

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Dallas TX, 75204

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Ph: 214.826.0433

l Email: ctorres@dts.edu

P H I L O S O P H Y

A pastor is to lead the body of Christ through a clear and systematic teaching of God's word. The purpose of teaching God's word is to build up believers in the love of Christ and equip them for every good work. As the body of Christ is built up and equipped for works of ministry, the good news of Christ will spread through evangelism and missions. From the time that I trusted Christ, I have had a deep desire and passion to share God's word with everyone I come into contact with. Over the last 15 years God has provided me various roles in ministry. He has made it clear to me and has confirmed it through the body of Christ, that He has given me the gifts of pastor/teacher, service, mercy, encouragement and compassion. Because of these God-given passions, I have responded to the call to full-time service to the Lord and to His church.

P E R S O N A L

T E S T I M O N Y

I was born in 1973 in San Diego, California, the middle son of three boys. I trusted Christ at the age of 11 and within a year I led my entire family to the Lord. From the moment that I placed my trust in Christ, I felt the clear call of God upon my life to full-time ministry. At the age of 21, I left California to assist in a church plant in Newport News, Virginia. While in Virginia, I met my wife Christy, and we were married in June of 1997. Christy and I returned to California in 1998 to begin my undergraduate studies at Southern California Seminary, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry in 2001. A short time later, Christy and I moved to Dallas, Texas where I currently attend Dallas Theological Seminary and will receive my Master of Theology (Th.M.) with an emphasis in Systematic Theology in May of 2007. The Lord has blessed us with one son, Micah Kainoa Torres, who celebrated his first birthday in March of 2006.

E D U C A T I O N

2001-2007 2003

Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas Master of Theology (Th.M.), Systematic Theology, 2007 Bible Training Centre For Pastors And Church Leaders Dallas, TX Certificate of Completion Southern California Seminary, El Cajon, California Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Emphasis in Pastoral Ministries, 2001 Counseling God's Way, Living in Christ Ministries, Vista, California Certificate of Completion Calvary Chapel School of Ministry, Vista, California Certificate of Completion
E X P E R I E N C E

1999-2001

1992-1993 1992-1993
M I N I S T R Y

2007
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Memorial Bible Church, Tulsa, OK Pulpit Supply for Sunday morning service Church of 175 2007 Gainesville Bible Church, Gainesville, TX • Pulpit Supply for Sunday morning service • Church of 75 2006 Grace Community Church, Toledo, IA • Pulpit Supply for Sunday morning and evening service • Church of 70 2006, 2007 Pioneer Bible Church, Ponca City, Oklahoma • Pulpit Supply for Sunday morning church service • Church of 200 2003-present Grace Bible Church, Dallas, Texas • Pulpit Supply for Sunday night church service • Taught a 3-week study through the book of Micah • Taught an 8-week evangelism class • Substitute Sunday school teacher • Church of 800 2003-2005 Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas • Spiritual Formation Leader • Responsible for leading 6 couples through a required 2 year discipleship program • Responsible for teaching curriculum and assigning grades to each student 1999-2003 Pulpit Supply • Calvary Chapel Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, Virginia (2003) • Calvary Chapel Utah Valley, Orem, Utah (2000) • Calvary Chapel Poway Valley, Poway Valley, California (1999) 1999-2001 North Coast Calvary Chapel, Carlsbad, California • Internship- Small Groups ministry (75 small groups) • Responsible for training leaders to lead small groups • Church of 3,000 1994-1998 Calvary Chapel Newport News (Church Plant), Newport News, Virginia • Assistant Pastor/Youth Pastor • Ordained -1994 • Oversaw Jr. High, High School, Usher, Small Groups and Children's ministries • Coordinated Sunday School teaching schedule

Pulpit supply Counseling,various administrative responsibilities, and Hospital visits, Performed and led congregation in Communion services Planned and organized worship services Church of 100 1994 Camp Speaker • Calvary Chapel Conference Center, Twin Peaks, California • Camp of 1,000 1992-1994 Calvary Chapel Vista, Vista, California • High school youth ministry Intern • 100 youth 1989-1992 New Venture Christian Fellowship, Oceanside, California • Assistant to the Youth Pastor • Church of 3,000 1987-1989 Palomar Community Church, Vista, California • Served on Growth Factor student leadership team • Church of 800
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A C A D E M I C T E A C H I N G E X P E R I E N C E

2006
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Word of Life Biblical Institute, Budapest, Hungary Instructor Chapel Speaker 2004, 2006 Dallas Theological Seminary, Center for Biblical Studies, Dallas, Texas • Professor, Old Testament Survey I (Old Testament Pentateuch, Joshua, Judges, Ruth) • Responsible for development of curriculum and assessment tools 2003 Southern Evangelical Bible Institute, Dallas, Texas • Substitute Professor • Spiritual Life Course
M I S S I O N T R I P S

2006 1989, 1990
W O R K

Budapest, Hungary Mexicali, Mexico
E X P E R I E N C E

2002-present Dallas Theological Seminary Book Center, Dallas, Texas • Lead Sales Associate • Responsible for the ordering, inventory, and return of all music and computer software • Official purchaser for Apple computers and software for Dallas Theological Seminary • Provide training in all computer software for employees of Dallas Seminary Book Center • Responsible for all conferences, book tables, and church sales • Assist director with inventory management • Responsible for church accounts and Criswell College textbook sales • Music, software, and book buyer at the National Christian Bookseller's Convention (CBA) and Evangelical Christian Publisher's Association (ECPA) • Responsible for the evaluating and buying of various materials from publishers in the book, music, and software industry • Interview and hire prospective book center employees

2001-2002 Dallas Seminary Book Center, Dallas, Texas • Clerk • Responsible for helping customers locate books and ringing through sales • Manage and order candy and school supplies
P R O F E S S I O N A L M E M B E R S H I P S

2005-present
H O B B I E S

Evangelical Theological Society
A N D I N T E R E S T S

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Spending time with family Surfing Reading Video editing Street evangelism
V A L U E S

C O R E

Honesty (Proverbs 12:22) Prayer (1 Peter 5:7; Phil. 4:6; Col. 4:2) Faithfulness (Matthew 25:21) Patience (2 Timothy 3:10) Studying (Ezra 7:10)
M I N I S T R Y C O N V I C T I O N S

Authenticity (1 Peter 1:7) Serving (Mark 9:35) Humility (Philippians 2:3) Mercy (Galatians 6:14-16)

A Shepherding heart- The pastor shepherds the flock of God, leads them in the truths of God's word, protects them from false teaching, and leads them in paths of righteousness. The pastor mimics the Lord Jesus Christ as he watches over the flock that God has entrusted into his care. A passion for God's Word-The Word of God is the foundation upon which ministry is built. Through the teaching of the Word of God, life change occurs and the body of Christ is equipped for works of ministry. A commitment to Christian Growth- As the church responds to the teaching and preaching of God's Word, the body grows both individually and corporately. I am committed to the spiritual growth of the body of Christ through discipleship, evangelism, service, and the teaching of God's Word. A love for God's people- My ministry convictions will only occur in and through the love of Christ. Without the love of Christ flowing through me, I am nothing. The church must operate in the love of Christ as we serve one another. Without love we are a clanging symbol, an annoyance to the Body. If I do not love the Bride of Christ, I cannot serve the body of Christ effectively.

R E F E R E N C E S

Dr. J. Dwight Pentecost

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Bible Exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas,Texas

214.823.1500

Dr. Gene Pond

Director Of Institutional Research 214.874.3275 and Effectiveness, Assistant Professor of Bible Exposition, Registrar, Dallas Theological Seminary. Elder and Sunday school teacher, Grace Bible Church, Dallas, Texas Director of Dallas Seminary Book Center, Dallas Texas Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas 214.874.3426 214.382.3965

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