News from GFI related to North America

New Executive Director

The Board of Grace Fellowship International is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark McKeehan as the new Executive Director of GFI. Mark has been the pastor of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church in Knoxville TN for the last 13 years. Mark has also been a member of the board of GFI for the past two and a half years. He was introduced to the exchanged life message back in 2016 and has been teaching it in his church. Below is a personal message from Mark.
With Thanks,
GFI Board
I am so excited and honored to join Grace Fellowship International as the new executive director. I look forward to working with the board and the staff at GFI to continue to teach Dr. Solomon’s Spirituotherapy counseling methodologies and expand the Exchanged Life message into the church. We will continue to utilize the wheel and line diagrams that illustrate, clarify, and demonstrate important aspects of the Gospel to help people come into experiential identification in Christ through faith by illumination of the Spirit, knowing and experiencing who they are in Him.
As a pastor for over 20 years, I have such a heart and passion to see pastors come into their true identity in Christ. My wife Carrie and I have been married for 22 years and we have 5 children. If I could assist you, please contact me at the GFI office or by email: . Next month we will share a revised vision statement that honors our heritage, clarifies our mission, and looks forward to God’s direction in the future.
Mark McKeehan
Executive Director

Seminars and Workshop

Recent “Finding Joy: Biblical Counsel to Overcome Depression” seminars were hosted by Painesville Baptist Church in Ohio, and Calvary Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Exchanged Life Counseling Workshop was held in Tennessee. Upcoming seminars and workshops are listed under calendar of events.

Comments from workshop attendees:

Excellent workshop! This is truly a ministry of healing, deliverance, abiding, and surrender to Jesus Christ!
Extremely good notebook, and excellent resource table; presenter was very well prepared and anointed for this  work.
This training is an excellent way to set people free from bondage. We need more instructors like Dr. John.

A photo album or recent events is here:

Men Under Construction

Ministry Review: 2021

Grief Conference

Comfort for the Broken Heart: A Grief Conference was held on December 4th, 2021. The event was hosted by Trenton First Baptist Church in Trenton, Georgia. This conference was organized by pastor Eddie Cantrell and Mark Miller, who welcomed the group in a plenary session.
Five workshops were given by presenters John Woodward, Jim Herndon and Austin Blackwell.

Here is sample of workshop notes from Jim:

Autumn Ministry Events

November, 2021 Workshop Group in Pigeon Forge, TN.

In September we had two seminars that were hosted by churches. Trading Ford Baptist Church in Salisbury, North Carolina hosted the Finding Freedom Seminar. This was promoted by GFI alumni at the local ministry, Capstone Recovery Center. Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Christiansburg, Virginia hosted the Abiding Life Seminar on September 25th. This was promoted by GFI alumni, pastor Michael and Susan Bartlett.

The November equipping events were held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: the Finding Freedom Seminar (Nov. 6) and the Spirituotherapy Workshop (Nov. 8-11).

Some Workshop comments:

“This was an awesome training that helped place biblical counseling in a better perspective that I needed. It has given me a greater confidence that I was looking for and helping others.”

“GFI is such a blessing! What a wonderful and educational ministry that does an excellent job in preparing others to be effective discipleship counselors utilizing the Spirituotherapy model.”

Photos of these activities are here:

Future seminars and workshops are described at this site’s Calendar of Events.

August Ministry Events

May 2021 Update

“Dynamic Discipling” Webinar

“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, […]

A Grace-Full Marriage