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
Associate Chair for Church & Ministry Leadership, Children & Family Ministry Program Director
LaSondra Barnes, DMin
Director of Master of Arts in Ministry Program, Assistant Professor
Casey Barton, PhD
Director of the Pastoral Ministry Program
Rob Blanks, MDiv
Program Director Master of Arts in Contextualized Pastoral Ministry
Kevin Gushiken, PhD
Department Chair for Church & Ministry Leadership, Associate Professor, PhD in Leadership Program Director
Matt W. Lee, PhD
Director of Master of Divinity
Richard Rosati, MA
Youth & Young Adult Program Director
Ed Scheuerman, DMiss
Professor, Director of Intercultural Studies

Adjunct Faculty

Masters Faculty

Doctoral Faculty