Remembering ECA Board Chairman
Dr. Sterling L. Cauble
Dr. Sterling L. Cauble
It is with a sense of loss, but also of celebration for his life and legacy, that I announce the February 14, 2021, homegoing of Dr. Sterling L. Cauble, in his 88th year. For the benefit of those who have more recently become members of the ECA and may not have been acquainted with him, Dr. Cauble, born in Toronto, Ontario, founded Sunman Bible Church, Sunman, Indiana, retiring from his pastorate there in 2009 after 32 years of service as a humble servant and committed shepherd. An ordained member of the ECA since 1960, Brother Cauble sat on its Board of Directors from 1965 until 2005, having served 22 years of that tenure as Chairman of the Board. A seasoned conference speaker and devotional leader, he authored two books, Faith Wins! and Touch Power!, and wrote a weekly newspaper column entitled, “God’s Way”. For a glimpse into his personal life, whenever anyone would ask Dr. Cauble how he was doing, he would always respond, “Rejoicing!” Indeed, he is now rejoicing in the presence of His Savior. “Blessed in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints” (Ps. 116:15).
Please remember our brother's wife, Norma, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in your prayers. To view the funeral arrangements and obituary for Dr. Cauble, click here.
To God be the glory,
Dr. Robert H. Turrill
President & CEO
Evangelical Church Alliance
The ECA’s Rev. James Kang Shares the Gospel Through his Hip-hop Ministry, City Lights
To read more about Pastor Kang’s impactful ministry, click here.
Moody Bible Institute Announces ECA’s Dr. Dwight Perry as Next Provost Effective December 30, 2019
Dr. Dwight Perry
According to Dr. Mark Jobe, President of Moody Bible Institute, “Dr. Perry has the heart of a pastor, the experience of a seasoned leader, and the capability of a skilled educator. He has a long history with Moody, a deep understanding of Chicago, and is highly recommended.”
Congratulations Dr. Perry!
ECA’s Rev. Bob Tiede, Cru Staff, Founder of “Leading with Questions", and Author of Great Leaders Ask Questions: A Fortune 100 List and 339 Questions Jesus Asked, releases latest work, Now That’s a Great Question
We are pleased to announce the release of Rev. Bob Tiede's newest FREE eBook: "Now That's A Great Question." It is available for FREE download @ LeadingWithQuestions.com/resources. Bob spoke at the ECA 2018 International Conference - sharing about "Leading With Questions". Bob and his wife Sherry have been on the staff of Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ) for 48 years. They serve on the Global and U.S. Leadership Development Teams - developing the next generation of leaders for Cru. Bob's blog is followed by leaders in over 190 countries. Included in the 30 Chapters of Bob's new book are chapters on: "Confession - I was a Benevolent Dictator" - "What Was the First Question God Asked?" - "What Can We Learn From Jesus About Asking Great Questions?" - "What Are You Doing When You Feel God's Pleasure?" You can also request the FREE download of Bob's first two eBooks: "Great Leaders ASK Questions - A Fortune 100 List" & "339 Questions Jesus Asked" through the link highlighted above in this post. Bob's free eBooks can be a great resource for you to share with all those in the shadow of your influence.
The ECA’s Dr. John Plastow Announces Newest Book, The Humility Factor, for Pastoral Leadership
The Humility Factor, also Brother Plastow’s doctoral project, is an in-depth study of pastoral leadership and the introduction of humble intelligence, which focuses upon Jesus' leadership example. To learn more about this rich resource, click here.
ECA Chaplain and Board Member Rev. Curt Quaschnick Announces Launch of National Police and Firefighters Chaplains Academy
In April of 2017 the National Police and Firefighters Chaplains Academy (NPFCA) held its first academy class in Spokane, WA. The academy was put together by chaplains for chaplains with its faculty composed of current and former police, sheriffs and firefighter chaplains and others who are experts in their fields as it relates to our work.
The mission of the NPFCA is to equip new and current chaplains with highly valuable skills from experienced instructors so they can return to their agencies and provide the most effective care and support possible.
Nationally coordinating and certifying organizations such as the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC) and the Federation of Fire Chaplains (FFC) are working to train and connect chaplains. However, it is difficult as their classes are held all over the United States requiring time and travel to multiple locations to receive all the required training. There is, of course, a significant cost to this.
NPFCA offers our chaplains the unique opportunity to gain a wide range of certification credits in both police and fire chaplaincy in a week-long academy. Our classes touch on most aspects of chaplaincy work which also applies to military and prison chaplains as well. Our faculty are seasoned and mature chaplains and other agency experts that provide the valuable transfer of knowledge and experiential lessons. The training is comprehensive and includes lecturers and practical components.
As chaplains are called on to provide care and support in more difficult situations, training in both fields is very valuable to agencies across the country as well assistance to Disaster Command Teams.
The NPFCA is committed to providing the highest quality professional and Christian spiritual training for chaplains.
For further information on the academy, class dates, and cost, go to npfca.org.
Rev. Bernie Beall, Co-Founder With Wife, Linda, of Great Commission Families and Former Campus Crusade for Christ Washington, D.C. Metro Director, Hosts Evangelistic and Spiritual History Tours in the Nation’s Capital and Surrounding Area
Rev. Bernard Beall has been an ECA member since 1992. As an evangelist, he has taken hundreds of groups, both Americans and international guests, through our nation's capital, always with a heart to share spiritual truth from history for our edification today. To experience on location for yourself some of this exciting ministry and to meet your tour guide, Rev. Beall, click here to view a brief video. Also, visit the ministry's informative website, http://www.gcfamilies.org/.
Assumptions Institute, the Ministry of the ECA's Rev. David Richardson, Provides Vital Tools to Challenge Presuppositions of Contemporary Culture
President & CEO
Acclaimed by noted Christians like James Dobson and Eric Metaxas, Dave Richardson’s innovative ministry equips adults and students with a useful discernment skill that is so simple it’s a phone app. Dave enables people to tell whether the messages in academia, media, and culture are true in just 30 seconds using the ground-breaking power of assumptions. Understanding assumptions helps adults to align their public lives with God in practical ways turning their work, leadership, and expertise into their ministry. Dave is available for speaking, consulting, and various seminars for students, professionals, teachers and professors, and other leaders who want to be effective ambassadors for Christ. To learn more, he invites you to explore the following links:
Dr. Scott Lemenager, ECA Special Assistant to the President, Follows Up With ECA Membership During August 2017 European Trip
Dr. Lemenager stands near Notre Dame Cathedral (above) and tours the Holocaust Museum of Paris (immediately below).
While in Switzerland, Dr. Scott visited Geneva's "Reformers Wall" (immediately above) and enjoyed a French-speaking church service before calling on and praying with ECA member Rev. Walter Aebi and his wife, Bonnie (both below). The Aebis were on their way to Africa for 3-1/2 months of mission. Brother Walter has been with the ECA since 2014.
The ECA’s Rev. Huntley Brown, Pianist for the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians, May 10-13, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
Rev. Huntley Brown at World Summit
Hosted by Dr. Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, for which Rev. Brown plays internationally, the summit had over 600 attendees from 130 countries. Dr. Turrill also attended the event and had the privilege of engaging fellow believers tortured for their faith or who had lost loved ones due to martyrdom. To learn more about this momentous occasion from Dr. Graham himself, click on 'The Persecution of One Christian Affects Us All' - YouTube.