Dr. Mark Rutland is the founder and President of Global Servants which he began in 1977 with his wife, Alison, and a donation of 150 dollars. Over the years Dr. Rutland has continued as the President of Global while also serving as a Senior Pastor and a University President. Dr. Rutland currently serves as president of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A native of Texas, he was educated at the University of Maryland, Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, and holds a Ph.D. from California Graduate School of Theology. Through Global Servants, Rutland has traveled in missionary evangelism around the world and founded ministries in Ghana and Thailand. The House of Grace home for tribal girls in Chiang Rai, Thailand was founded in 1988 and houses over 100 girls. He also is a sought after speaker for leadership seminars and conferences in the U.S. and abroad. He and his wife Alison have taught together in Global’s marriage enrichment conference ministering to thousands of couples over the years.Dr. Rutland is the author of fourteen books: Launch Out into the Deep, The Finger of God, Hanging by a Thread, Behind the Glittering Mask, Streams of Mercy, God of the Valleys, Nevertheless, Dream, Character Matters, Power, Holiness, Resurrection, Most Likely to Succeed, and his latest book, ReLaunch, is a New York Times Bestseller.Mark and Alison Rutland have been married since 1967 and have one son, two daughters, four grandsons, and two granddaughters.
Alison Rutland has a rich background in diverse ministry settings. Over the years she has assisted her husband, Dr. Mark Rutland, in pastoral ministry and the founding and development of Global Servants. She and her husband minister together to thousands of couples each year at the Couples Conference, a unique marriage enrichment weekend, developed by the Rutland’s. Alison was educated at Lee University and earned her Master’s from the Assembly of God Theological Seminary.She served as the Director of Publications for Global Servants for twenty years giving oversight to all print media. Alison also served as the Director of Women’s Ministries at Calvary Assembly in Orlando, Florida for five years. She then assumed the Directorship of House of Grace, Global’s home for girls in Thailand for two years.After completion of her Master’s Degree she became the Director of Freshmen Discipleship for Southeastern University and served as an adjunct instructor at the University for five years. Alison considers her most significant accomplishment her three children and six grandchildren
James Leatherbarrow has worked for Global Servants since 2010. He currently serves as the Operations Manager. James coordinates the various missions and ministries of Global Servants, directs the media and sales for the organization, as well as manages the Braselton office.
James did his undergraduate work at the University of Cincinnati and Southeastern University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. James earned his MBA from Southeastern University in December, 2008. James worked as a High School Economics teacher for eight years in Lakeland, Florida while also serving as an adjunct instructor in the Business Department at Southeastern.
James is married to Emily Leatherbarrow and currently resides in Lawrenceville, Georgia with their two daughters, Juliet and Camille.
Tim Rutland has worked for Global Servants since 1988 as Administrative and Business Manager. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Conservation and Resource Development. He and his wife, Wanda, live in Deltona, FL.They have one daughter, Dallas Kate, who is married to Dr. Albie Cabrera, and lives in Kentucky. Tim and Wanda have two grandsons, Isaac Daniel Cabrera and Gabriel Dominic Cabrera.
Travis Rutland has worked for Global Servants since January 1997. He currently serves as the Director of West Africa for Global Servants. Travis also serves as the lead pastor at Glad Tidings Church in Toccoa, Georgia.
A native of Georgia, Travis holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree from Southeastern University. Travis has been married to his wife, Courtney, since 1997 and they reside in Toccoa, Georgia. They have three sons, Mark, Owen and Liam.
Emily grew up in missions spending time in Africa, India, and Australia and is excited to now be ministering full time in the work of foreign missions. Emily is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Mark Rutland.Reverend Leatherbarrow graduated from Southeastern University in April 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Church Leadership. She was ordained through the Assemblies of God in 2006. Emily serves as the director of both House of Grace Thailand and House of Grace Ghana. House of Grace Thailand was founded by Dr. Rutland in 1988 to protect and care for tribal girls at risk of being sold into prostitution in Bangkok. The home currently houses over 100 girls, some as young as four years old. House of Grace Ghana, Global Servants' newest ministry effort, opened in 2012 as a preventative ministry for young girls at risk of into child slavery.Emily married James Leatherbarrow in 2002 and they currently reside in Lawrenceville, Georgia with their two daughters, Juliet and Camille. Emily's heart is expressed in the scripture, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations..." (Matthew 28:19)
Severo Baltasar has worked for Global Servants since 2010. He currently serves as the assistant director of publications and social media. Severo manages Global Servants' website and social media channels.
Severo graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a minor in Youth Ministry. He has an occupational background in multimedia, newswriting, and graphic design.
Severo resides in Flowery Branch, Georgia. He is currently enjoying the blessing of single life.
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