. . . graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, with Master of Divinity degrees in 1981. Together they pastored churches in So. California for more than 32 years.
Gwen served as both a pastor and General Evangelist in the United Methodist Church before retiring. In addition to her teaching and preaching, in 1986 she founded Living Witnesses Drama Ministry, through which she travels and dramatically portrays seven highly influential women of church history. Gwen has researched and written these one-woman dramatic plays which have been well-received by Protestant and Catholic congregations across denominational lines in both the U.S. and Europe. As an avid historian she and Todd have led educational tours in the homelands of Luther, John Wesley, Judge Deborah and Mary, the Mother of Jesus.
In 2004,Gwen founded the non-profit ministry, Supporting Women in Ministry International (S.W.I.M.), and served as its President for 13 years. She has also actively worked in a number of para-church ministries. Gwen brings to her acting, teaching and preaching a variety of life experiences having ministered in Zaire, Africa as a single missionary and in Mexico with her late-husband.
Todd provides behind-the-scenes support for Gwen and administration for Living Witnesses Ministries. Before pastoring for 32 years he served as a Research Consultant at Christian Research Institute, under the direction of the late Dr. Walter R. Martin, a well-known scholar in the area of Christian apologetics and comparative religion. Todd has lectured and authored articles in major Christian magazines and collaborated with other researchers in the publication of books, manuals, and tracts on non-Christian religions. His book, “The Mind Sciences,” is part of Zondervan’s Guide to Cults and Religious Movements. As a Teacher-Trainer with Evangelism Explosion International, Todd has also taught their Share Your Faith Workshops for local churches. Todd and Gwen have three grown children and live in the beautiful State of Washington.
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