OUR Leadership

Jim Showers

Executive Director /  President

Jim has a strong background of leadership throughout the Christian community. He earned his bachelor of arts degree from Goshen College in Indiana and both his master of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from Baptist Bible Seminary. Prior to joining FOI, he served as the vice president for development at Baptist Bible College & Seminary (now Clarks Summit University). When he joined FOI in 2002, he served as director of finance, treasurer, and chief financial officer. In 2013 he was named the fifth executive director in the history of FOI.

Steve H. Conover

Executive Vice President

Steve is the executive vice president of FOI and has a long history of commitment to our ministry. He graduated from The Friends of Israel’s Institute of Biblical Studies in 1990 and has been serving with the ministry since 1995, when he began working in FOI Radio. He cohosts the radio program and has served as the program’s executive producer and director of the Media Ministries Department since 2007.

John Wilcox

Vice President of Finance / Chief Financial Officer

John serves as the vice president of Finance, chief financial officer, and treasurer of the Board of Trustees. He has been a New Jersey Board-certified CPA since 2000, utilizing his expertise in the non-profit sector before coming to FOI in 2012. John combines his love for ministry, people, numbers, and music as he oversees the Accounting, Finance, and HR Departments and leads the FOI worship team during National Prophecy Conferences.

Tom Geoghan

Vice President for Ministry Advancement

Tom is the vice president for Ministry Advancement. He is a 1992 graduate of FOI’s Institute of Biblical Studies and came to work with FOI shortly after. He began as a development representative, calling on our friends of the ministry. He became director of development in 1995 before beginning his current role, and he leads a team of advancement representatives in the US and Canada.

Steve Herzig

North American Ministries Director

Steve serves as the director of North American Ministries. With more than 40 years of experience working at FOI, he has been instrumental in the advancement of evangelism. He is a regular contributor to Israel My Glory, conference speaker, Bible college lecturer, and author of Jewish Customs & Culture and More Jewish Customs & Culture.

Mike Stallard

International Ministries Director

Mike represents FOI throughout the world as the director of International Ministries. His rich experience includes 31 years as a pastor and urban church planter, 22 years as a professor of theology at Baptist Bible Seminary, and the founding of the Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics.

David M. Levy

Director of Education and Ministry Relations

David serves as the director of Education and Ministry Relations for FOI. After serving as a pastor for more than 10 years, he joined The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry in 1974. He has ministered in Eastern and Western Europe, Israel, New Zealand, Australia, and North and South America over his five decades with FOI. He is also an author, a Bible teacher, and the associate editor of Israel My Glory.

Lisa Small

Director of Publications

Lisa is FOI’s director of Publications. She graduated from the Institute of Jewish Studies at Cairn University in 1999 then joined the FOI staff serving in the Ministry Services Department in 2000. She has served in her current role overseeing all aspects of the Publications Department since 2012.

Daniel Pearson

Director of Information Services

Dan serves as the director of Information Services. Having been with FOI since 1989, he oversees the technology needs including computers, local networking, Internet, software applications, and telephones for both office and field staff. He oversees the computers in our international offices. Dan has written for Israel My Glory and taught classes in Bible, theology, and Jewish history.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES


CHAIRMAN

Mr. David R. Benner

Airport Design Engineer
Urban Engineers, Inc.


VICE CHAIRMAN

Mr. Laurence H. Murray

Retired, President
Heick Die Casting Corporation


SECRETARY

Mr. William (Bill) King

President
The Nova Group Inc.,
HR & Leadership Consulting


Dr. Daniel L. Anderson

President
Appalachian Bible College


Dr. W. Sherrill Babb

President Emeritus
Cairn University


Mr. Jonathan W. Glock

Trust Officer
Believers Stewardship Services, Inc.


Mr. Kenneth W. Murray

Retired, Vice President for Audit Services
& Chief Ethics Officer
The Quaker Oats Company


Mr. Gordon R. Peat

Retired Elementary School Teacher
Peel Board of Education


Dr. Randall Price

Founder/President of World of the Bible Ministries, Inc.
Distinguished Research Professor and Executive Director Center for Judaic Studies at Liberty University


Dr. Jim Vogel

Network Executive Director
Northeast Fellowship


PRESIDENT

Dr. James A. Showers

Executive Director
The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry


Rev. William E. Sutter

Former Executive Director
The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry


EMERITUS

James P. MacLean III, Esq.

Retired, Corporate Attorney
Business Owner


EMERITUS

Rev. Elwood McQuaid

Former Executive Director
The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry


EMERITUS

Dr. Charles F. Scheide, Sr.

Retired, Pastor 34 years
Retired, Dean
Word of Life Bible Institute


EMERITUS TRUSTEE

Mr. Philip G. Brodsky

Partner
Scripture Truth Book Company


“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you;
I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

 
Genesis 12:2–3

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