Covenant Ministers collaborate with the Marian University Office of Campus Ministry to serve the diverse religious needs of our student body. They are ministers from local congregations who are committed to the spiritual well-being of the campus community by building relationships with students, preaching at Christian prayer opportunities, leading small group discussions and other spiritual activities.
Covenant Ministers are available to meet one on one with students and are present where students gather, such as Alumni Hall and The Dining Commons.
Whoever preaches, let it be with the words of God; whoever serves, let it be with the strength that God supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen – 1 Peter 4:1
I accepted Christ during my senior year of college. After completing an MS degree in Industrial Psychology, I helped start three churches in Kentucky and Indiana. I worked in management for 23 years and was ordained as a pastor in January 2004. In the fall of 2008 I began a campus ministry at IUPUI. In 2009 I left management to pastor full time at Eagle Creek Community Church. I have been involved as a Covenant Minister at Marian University for two years. I am happily married to my wonderful wife of 29 years and have four incredible daughters. I love to travel, camp and hike with family and friends and play disc golf.
I serve as the Executive Pastor of New Era Church where I have been employed nine for years. I have many roles at New Era Church, which include visiting and encouraging the sick, teaching premarital classes and workshops, and providing enrichment classes and programming for couples. I work with the Senior Ministry in developing meaningful and impactful programming. I also work with Ministries to assist in intentional programming that meet the needs of the congregation as well as the community, teach and preach, supervise administrative staff and assists the Lead Pastor with daily operations of the Ministry. I have been married for over 28 years to my wife Crystal and we have two children Danielle and Tony Jr. (T.J.).
Students call me "Dr. George." I'm a professor of Communication here who also happens to be an ordained Presbyterian minister. I identify with progressive Christianity, and I love the Franciscan tradition. My office is a safe space and a judgement-free zone. I'm always available to students for conversations about the spiritual life. You can sign up for a time with me here: com.acuityscheduling.com. Or just stop by OH234 anytime.
I am the Director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Central Indiana. I have over 30 years of pastoral Ministry and am a Graduate of Trinity International Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago.
I am married to Lisha A. (Markey) Shelby. We have 3 sons. Throughout my ministerial journey I have always remembered the wise counsel of the late Dr. Stacy R. Shields my father in the ministry who once said, “Be yourself because your gift will make room for you”. I have remained a humble servant caring for the young and the old and challenging his peers to do more and give more to ministry. Having been in ministries across these United States those experiences in urban ministry have equipped me with the tools, experiences and desire to lead Ebenezer upward and onward in Christ.
Prior to becoming the Youth Pastor of Turning Point Family Worship Center, I served young people as a Sunday School teacher and youth Bible classes. At TP. I impact more lives through TM (Truth Ministries) Camps which serve 33 states and Canada. I have traveled around the globe ministering locally and in places like Kenya, Guatemala, and The Dominican Republic. I love serving young people in any capacity I can. It is my burden and passion.
I truly believe God knows how to get involved in any situation and He can help as many as will allow Him to do so. I also love being a listening ear and a safe place to work through the things going through their minds. I want those I encounter to know that somebody cares and is praying for them.