Founder and President
David serves as Founder & President of TTI. He casts vision and gives direction to TTI as we impact the world for Christ. David is a former senior pastor and had success in growing three different churches in Maryland, Iowa and Florida. He has been a trustee on the board of Luther Rice Seminary and has taught all over the world. David received a Master of Arts degree from Moody Bible Institute, a Master of Divinity from Luther Rice University and his Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice University. David is married to his lovely wife Loretta. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.
Rev. Jared Nelms
Jared serves as International Director of TTI. He establishes infrastructure, personnel and operations overseas. Jared is an experienced missionary in both Asia and Africa. He and his family spent five years living abroad as Jared helped TTI move into more than 30 countries. Jared has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Florida State University and a Masters of Divinity from Liberty University. He served as co-author and Executive Editor for TTI’s Ten Book Curriculum. Jared is committed to serving Jesus and leading his family after Christ. Jared is married to his lovely wife, Amber. They have two children: a son, Moses and a daughter, Grace.
Rev. Philip Dvorak
Chief Operating Officer
Philip serves as the Chief Operating Officer of TTI. He oversees all the operations of the ministry. He comes to TTI with significant business and ministry experience. Philip holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He is an ordained minister with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He has authored a number of curriculums; his most recent work is a 30 day devotional “Be Strong and Surrender.” Philip is passionate about seeing people surrender to Jesus and live full, abundant lives. Philip is a devoted husband, father, and servant leader. He and his wife Sara have four children:two sons, Judah and Tobyn, and two daughters, Mabel and Aybri.
Asian Continental Director
Fregy serves as TTI’s Asia Continent Director overseeing national leaders and TTI operations in the region. Prior to joining TTI, he served as National Director for Leadership Development & Training at Operation Agape, a leading church planting organization. Fregy earned a Master of Arts in Public Administration and a Master of Theology from Asian Christian Academy. He received a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Fregy started his teaching ministry in 1992 as Faculty at Grace Bible College & Seminary and later served as Registrar Cum Academic Dean until 2001. He loves his wife, Shiji and their daughter, Arpita.
Koudjoga M. Nenonene
West Africa Director
Koudjo serves as TTI’s West Africa Director overseeing and developing leaders in the region. Koudjo is Founder & President of the Association La Bible Parle in Benin and Former Director of the Bible Institute of Tsevie in Togo. He graduated from Lome Bible Institute in Togo. Koudjo has 30+ years of experience as a pastor, speaker and trainer. His passion is planting Jesus in remote villages. Koudjo is fluent in many languages including French, English and many West African local languages. Koudjo is married to his precious and lovely wife, Pierrette. They have three children Roland, Benaya and a daughter, Laura.
East Africa Director
Andre serves as TTI’s East Africa Director and oversees leaders in that region. Prior to joining TTI, Andre served as a Project Manager in the construction industry. He studied Management and Marketing at Florida Atlantic University and earned a Masters Degree in Construction Management at Florida International University. Andre also serves on the Advisory Board for Joshua Blahyi Ministries, a powerful discipling ministry in Liberia. Andre and his wife Coline are eternally thankful to God for allowing them the opportunity to work with dedicated national leaders in East Africa.
Matt serves as TTI’s America’s Director. His role includes discipling pastors and raising up leaders that carry the vision of making disciples in those areas. He grew up in Papua New Guinea with his family, who served with Wycliffe Bible Translators. This gave him an opportunity to see the hope and power of Jesus transcend culture and transform entire communities. After graduating from Taylor University with degrees in Education and Biblical Studies, he taught high school Bible for 17 years at The King’s Academy. In 2003 he co-planted Journey Church and worked as a part-time pastor overseeing various ministries including marriage counseling, developing curriculum and discipling new believers. He moved into full time ministry, serving Journey Church as their Campus Pastor (2 years) and Discipleship Pastor (4 years). Matt is excited to further TTI’s mission of empowering and partnering with pastors in the Caribbean, Central and South America. He is looking forward to moving to Guatemala for 5 months with his wife Michelle and their 3 children.
Regional Director of Donor Development
Jen serves as Regional Director of Donor Development for TTI. Jen graduated from Gordon College in Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Studies and Communications. She interned on Capitol Hill for Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC). Jen has a passion for community involvement and serves on the board of her church, Vintage Church, as well as Real Life Children’s Ranch, a group of Christian foster care homes in Okeechobee, FL. She is married to her kindergarten classmate, Jared. On 12/13/14, Jen gave birth to their first son, Lincoln Edward. They’re deep in the throes of early parenthood and loving it.
Charity serves as executive assistant to David, and also assists with office admin, as well as travel and logistics for TTI. She graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University, with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Charity spends most of her time with the two loves of her life, her sons, Justus and Jaden.
Communications and Events Specialist
Annemarie serves as the Communications and Events Specialist for TTI. She comes to TTI with a background in Public Relations and Special Events, and has over a decade of cross cultural missions and church planting experience. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Intercultural Studies. She and her husband, Brandon, share a love for church planting and ice cream. They have two rambunctious sons, Oliver and Theo.
Information Technology Specialist
Brandon serves as the Information Technology Specialist for TTI. He comes to TTI with over a decade of cross cultural missions experience. Brandon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Intercultural Studies, a Certificate in Computer Programming, and is currently enrolled in the Computer Science program at Florida Atlantic University. Brandon is thrilled to use his skill set to assist TTI in their mission to advance Christ’s Kingdom throughout the world. He is married to his wife, Annemarie. They have two sons, Oliver and Theo.
Nolan serves as a Project Specialist with TTI. He works with leaders in the U.S. offices as well as the International offices managing projects such as orphan and widow outreach, the End-to-End project, the UUPG initiative, and more. Before joining TTI, Nolan led youth and college ministry teams in West Palm Beach, Florida. He holds a Bachelor Degrees from Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, where he studied Philosophy. He is passionate about loving his wife, serving his church, ministering to families, and finding a good cup of coffee.
Social Media Specialist
Lanie serves as the Social Media Specialist for TTI. She uses her talents to engage ministry partners through social media platforms, design marketing material, and gather photographs and stories of life change. Before joining TTI, Lanie worked at Starbucks and Scripps Research Institute in the Neuroscience Department. She loves to travel and serve as a light to everyone she meets.
Office Assistant / Prayer Coordinator
Donna Dearden is a Disciple of Jesus Christ, the wife of John for 33 years, mother to 3 grown sons – Michael, Matt and Mark; 2 great daughters in laws, and is the grandmother to the cutest 17-month-old little boy, Jack, who makes her heart sing.
Donna is very active at Journey Church in Raleigh, leading the Prayer Team, as well as participating in First Impressions, and Healing Transitions, a homeless shelter for men. Donna brings with her more than 20 years of administrative experience in a variety of corporate settings. Donna lives in Raleigh, North Carolina but is a native of Georgia, where much of her family still resides.
Donna considers it a blessing to work with TTI and is excited about what God is going to do through this ministry.