Church & Ministry Leadership Department


Training global ministry leaders for the 21st century

This department represents a decisive strategy to train global ministry leaders for the 21st century. Each of the eight specialized majors is designed to create servant leaders, with a focused emphasis based on each student’s unique calling, spiritual giftedness, and passion.

By emphasizing godly character and developing leadership skills in field training, LBC prepares graduates to lead with integrity and confidence. Intensive internships and practicums in each major reinforce our commitment to balance biblical truth with classroom principles and practical experience – at times, in a cross-cultural context.

Academic Programs

We offer students the option of perusing their bachelor or associate business degree through the traditional on-campus college experience, online or evening in-class options at Lancaster, Philadelphia or Washington, D,C. through our Adult Education program. Students looking for masters or doctorate programs will find in-class and online options through our seminary track.

Meet Our Faculty

Full-time & Part-time Faculty

Esther Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Interim Chair, Church & Ministry Leadership | Children & Family Ministry Program Director
Rob Blanks, M.Div.
LBC-PDN Liaison, Director of Pastoral Ministry Degree
Aaron Brown, M.Div.
Director of Master of Arts in Formational Leadership programs, Associate Chair of Special Projects and Innovation, Assistant Professor
Ronald Belsterling, Ph.D.
Professor, Youth & Young Adult Ministry Program Director
Kevin Gushiken, Ph.D.
Professor, PhD in Leadership Program Director
Wade Mullen, Ph.D.
Director of MDiv & MAM Programs, Professor,
Ed Scheuerman, D.Miss.
Professor, Director of Intercultural Studies
Rebekah Strangarity, M.A.
Director/Professor of Ministry Leadership Degree and Women in Ministry Leadership Program
James Ayers
Adjunct Faculty, Professor Emeritus

Masters Faculty

Doctoral Faculty