Special Guest Contributors

Our special guest contributors are men and women who have an exceptional expertise in the field in which they write.

James O’Neill, D.Miss.

Faith Contributor

Professor at Liberty University & President of the Center for Global Mission (CGM)

CGM is designed to facilitate mission movements among all peoples and host yearly Next Generation Leadership Conferences for younger leaders growing in ministry capacity serving the global church. Jim is married to Sterling O’Neill for 35 years. They have 4 grown children, three now happily married with 4 grandchildren. Jim and Sterling served in Asia for 13 years primarily involved in developing church planting movements, leadership development for the church movement and aided in compassion ministries. Jim has given time since then to training tomorrow’s leaders at Liberty University and Tennessee Temple University. It was during the days of teaching and equipping future leaders that their work with Next Generation Leaders took shape. As well, Jim and Sterling have served in mission leadership for two key North American mission agencies over a period of 13 years, CrossWorld Mission and ABWE. Sterling works with women preparing for mission service through her blogs, sterlingoneill.com and her work as a coach for ministry leaders. The Global Focus Curriculum is a key tool God is using to equip churches all over the world. Jim has taught Global Focus to seminaries all over North America and looks forward to joining Ralph Canada and the Global Focus Team to serve the church.


Jim has a graduate degree in theology from Grace Seminary in 1995 and a doctorate in anthropology from Western Seminary in 2000.

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