Since the founders of Abba’s Way are also fathers, they are personally and deeply committed to inspiring men to become better fathers through personal lessons learned as well as extensive research undertaken in developing Father’s Heart Weekends.
We have a variety of specialized consultants involved in our event planning, including professional therapists specializing in boys’ and girls’ counseling (David Thomas,L.M.S.W., and Sissy Goff, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP, from Daystar Counseling) and a variety of fathers who teach/write/lead in the area of men’s issues (emotional/spiritual).
The founders also bring diverse and complementary personal and professional skills to the organization:
Glenn holds a Masters Degree in Worship Studies from Robert E. Webber Institute; studying the theological, historical, cultural implications of spirituality in a postmodern and trans-cultural world. Glenn also holds a Bachelor of Music from University of North Texas. Glenn has an entrepreneurial background and experience as a published songwriter and music producer (Glenn recently released Songs from the Father’s Heart a CD featuring music themed to fatherhood and masculine issues).
Tom is particularly gifted in operations, administration and logistics through his expertise of spreadsheets, accounting programs, etc. He holds a Bachelor Business degree from University of San Diego and an MBA from California Polytechnic University Pomona. He has been employed with FedEx for the past 20 years and is currently a Global Account Manager in the sales division.
Phil is President of DMG Engagement and works to help faith-based films and resources engage with churches for greater ministry impact. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University with a major in Marketing. A founding member of Southpointe Community Church, Phil serves on the Small Group Ministry Team. He is the extremely proud father of two children, Cooper and Morgan.
Marc has participated in events and weekends with Abba’s Way since 2008. Marc and Kim are raising 3 daughters and 1 son. Marc’s Christian journey has led him to serve in Juarez, Mexico, Iquitos, Peru and with the floods of 2010, his very own hometown of Franklin. When Marc is not selling surgical instruments in his real job, he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his kids in soccer and baseball, fly fishing, CLC (Christian Leadership Concepts), Knights of Columbus, and occasionally playing a very little golf. Marc’s vision and passion is to see Abba’s Way succeed in “bringing the hearts of fathers closer to their children and children’s hearts closer to their fathers!” It is through Father’s Heart and Abba’s Way that I see Christ growing, connecting, and challenging men to dig deeper into their faith with Jesus Christ! Galations 2:20
Along with Glenn and Phil, Eric has attended multiple conferences dealing with the issues of masculinity including those given by New York Times best-selling author and expert on the subject of men and fatherhood issues, John Eldredge.
Each of the founders is committed to the expansion of Abba’s Way and has dedicated their time and resources to accomplish this goal.