Church & Ministry Leadership Department


Training Global Ministry Leaders for the 21st Century

The Church & Ministry Leadership Department strategically trains global ministry leaders for the 21st century. Eight majors are designed to create servant leaders, with an emphasis on each student’s unique calling, spiritual giftedness and passions. By emphasizing godly character and developing leadership skills, LBC | Capital prepares graduates to lead with integrity. Internships and practicums reinforce a commitment to balance biblical truth in the classroom with practical experience – at times, in a cross-cultural context.

Academic Programs

LBC offers students the option of pursuing their bachelor’s degree in a traditional on-campus college experience, or through online or evening in-class options at Lancaster, Philadelphia or Washington, D.C. through our Adult Education program. Students looking for masters or doctoral programs will find in-class, blended and online options through our seminary track.

Meet Our Faculty

Full-time & Part-time Faculty

Esther Zimmerman, PhD
Interim Chair, Church & Ministry Leadership | Children & Family Ministry Program Director
Rob Blanks, MDiv
LBC-PDN Liaison, Director of Pastoral Ministry Degree
Aaron Brown, MDiv
Associate Chair of Church & Ministry Leadership, Director of Formational Leadership programs, Assistant Professor
Ronald Belsterling, PhD
Professor, Youth & Young Adult Ministry Program Director
Kevin Gushiken, PhD
Professor, PhD in Leadership Program Director
Ed Scheuerman, DMiss
Professor, Director of Intercultural Studies
Rebekah Strangarity, MA
Director/Professor of Ministry Leadership Degree and Women in Ministry Leadership Program
James Ayers
Adjunct Faculty, Professor Emeritus

Adjunct Faculty

Masters Faculty

Doctoral Faculty