November 29 - December 1, 6:30 pm
Main Auditorium in Barber Center
About Our Speakers:
Mike has been married to his wife, Deleen for 46 years and they are parents of two grown children and grandparents to 5. He has 42+ years of international experience in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. Mike has lived in Côte d’Ivoire off and on, mostly on since he was a teenager. After graduating from Randall University, he and his wife (Deleen) headed to Côte d’Ivoire and began working in the interior among one of the poorest tribal groups in the country. A big focus of their career was centered on education. Having experienced the challenges of a 10-year civil war, Mike’s compassion led him to found The 1040 Initiative (1040i). Mike and Deleen served with IM, Inc. for 32 years.
B.A. Randall University, 1976
A.A. Randall University, 1974
President, CEO and Founder of 1040i (May 2010- to present)
Director of THP (The Hanna Project), The humanitarian branch of IM, Inc. (5 years)
Co-founder and Director of Leadership Training Institute, Bouna, Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa (12 years)
Business Administrator – International School, Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa (4 years)
Neil grew up in southern Ohio in the little rural community of Slocum Station. He was saved in
and attended the Porter FWB Church. After graduating from high school, Neil attended The
Ohio State University where he graduated in 1974 with a degree in psychology. After graduation
from OSU, Neil enrolled at FWBBC (now Welch College) to study Bible and Missions. He met
his wife Sheila (Raper) at FWBBC. They were married in 1977. Sheila and Neil served as
house parents at the Trula Cronk Home for Children in East Tennessee, and for eight years they served under Free Will Baptist International Missions as missionaries in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa as dorm parents at a boarding school for missionary children. They returned to the US in 1987 and Neil served as the Director of Recruitment for Free Will Baptist Bible College. Nearly twenty years after graduating from OSU, Neil returned to graduate school and finished an M.S. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University. In 2001, Neil became the Director of Member Care and Mobilization at Free Will Baptist International Missions (IM). He also serves as the Candidate Shepherd for IM. Neil does some counseling primarily for missionary families and premarital. He also has a fairly rigorous speaking schedule. In his free time, he an avid sports fan (especially Ohio State football), fishes every moment he can, and listens to bluegrass music. His wife, Sheila is a postpartum nurse for 30+ years. They have one married daughter Hannah and an 11-year-old grandson, Jagger. Neil and Sheila have been married 45 years.
Clint and his wife Lynette, daughter of pioneer medical missionaries Dr. LaVerne and Lorene Miley, served with excellence in Côte d’Ivoire (1976-2005). The couple spent two terms in evangelism and church planting before helping initiate and establish a Bible institute for training Ivorian leaders. Clint received a special assignment from the board in 2002 to research the possibility of the Mission entering creative access areas of the world. As a result, The Hanna Project was born in 2004. Clint was named its administrative director in 2010.
The Morgans served in France from 2007 to 2011. On February 10, 2011, Clint was selected as interim general director of International Missions. In September 2011, the board voted to employ him as general director.
Clint and Lynette have four children (Trey, Adam, Aaron, and Autumn) and seven grandchildren.