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David Goodman

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Dr. Goodman was born in Cameroon, Africa. He spent his childhood in the Central African Republic with his parents, where he gained first-hand understanding of cross-cultural life and ministry. He has ministered in various pastoral positions in local churches and was senior pastor of Winnetka Bible Church in Winnetka, Illinois, for 13 years. He’s also served as international vice president of T-Net International, equipping and mobilizing American pastors to teach pastor trainers around the world, and as Senior Associate: Strategic Enterprise for TOPIC (Trainers of Pastors International Coalition). In 2009, Dr. Goodman assumed the role of CEO of Entrust, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is called to Entrust to serve a creative, collaborative ministry team that glorifies God by equipping pastors and church leaders worldwide, who in turn are leading others to fullness of life in Christ. Entrust equips servant leaders by building training systems that are locally sustainable from the start. These systems are built with transferability in mind, ensuring multiplication (2 Tim. 2:2), taking seriously the fact that the church in some parts of the world is growing faster than the leadership. Entrust reaches out to church leaders where the need is greatest, currently serving in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and North America. Dr. Goodman and his wife Nancy have been married since 1972, have three adult children and seven grandchildren. They enjoy the adventure of exploring new places, new ideas and other cultures.

When Sheep Bite

Members of flocks might wish shepherds were more sensitive to their needs. But the reality is, when shepherds find their sheep can bite like wolves, they easily become too defensive to act in their own best interests, let alone that of their flocks. This is true not only of pastors, but Christian leaders of all sorts.

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