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Mark Whitlock, P.E.

Mark Whitlock, P.E.


Mark D. Whitlock is active in his local FM church, Gateway Conference and the FMC-USA chairing and serving on numerous committees and Boards.  He is also a Greenville College Trustee and Treasurer for Friends of Hope Africa University.

A graduate of Greenville College and the University of Illinois he is a registered Professional Engineer who owns and manages a national specialty heavy construction materials company.   He served as Illinois chairman for professional regulation for the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers and as President of his local School Board. 

Mark and his wife Karen are active in civic groups and enjoy their first grandchild.

Ben Tolly

Ben Tolly

Executive Director

Ben Tolly serves as the director of Men’s Ministry International. Tolly served previously at Crossroads Community Church in Michigan and was the founding pastor of THE BRIDGE church in Illinois.  Ben received his Masters in Leadership and Ministry from Greenville University. He is serving a second term as Superintendent of The Gateway Conference where he has experienced three straight years of worship attendance growth, planted new churches, began new Latino, Nepali, Central African and African American  ministries.  Supt. Tolly has served on the Greenville University Trustee Board, the Briner School of Business Advisory Board,  and the Edwardsville YMCA board.  Currently  he also coordinates the Wesleyan Holiness Connection for the Missouri Illinois Region.

Supt. Tolly
 has two daughters in college , Willow and Winter, and his wife Julie is employed by the U. S. defense department.  They enjoy beach vacations with both sides of the extended family every year and Ben regularly competes in the Masters division of the Scottish Games throwing cabers and other heavy objects for fun. 

When asked what he sees in the near future for Men’s Ministry, 
Supt.  Tolly  replied, "We will have a renewed emphasis on providing guidance and resources for creating Men’s small groups at the local level, support indigenous ministry personnel in new world regions, employ men from diverse regions and culture, and create an online app that positively supports spiritual development for men.”  He also stated the importance of collaborating with existing men’s ministries organized by likeminded denominations and para church organizations that emphasize a Wesleyan view of scripture. 

Dr. Jeffrey P. Johnson

Dr. Jeffrey P. Johnson

Evangelism and Discipleship Director

The Reverend Dr. Jeffrey P. Johnson is the superintendent of Mid-America Conference of the Free Methodist Church.  He has served the Lord for 26 years as a pastor and missionary.  As executive director for Men's Ministries International, he travels around the world teaching on evangelism and discipleship.  He serves Global China Ministries, World Methodist Council Executive Committee, Wesley Commission, FMC-USA Board of Administration, and Greenville College.  His wife, Dr. Yasmin Johnson, is a professor of nursing at Oklahoma Baptist University and they have two children, Ian Wesley and Isabella Anna Pauline.

Jeff has traveled throughout Asia and also lived in China for three years.  He conducts Schools of Discipleship for churches interested in making disciples and promoting community renewal.  He has ministered in more than 70 countries and oversees works in Guatemala and the Middle East.

Jeff earned a B.A. in history and an M.A. in education from Oral Roberts University and a doctorate in spiritual formation from George Fox Evangelical Seminary.  He is an oblate in the Order of St. Benedict connected to St. Gregory's Abbey and University in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

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GC19 - General Conference 2019
Every four years, thousands of people from Free Methodist Churches across the United States and around the world gather for General Conference to connect with brothers and sisters in Christ and consider important business that impacts the Free Methodist Church around the world. From July 16-19, over 2300 people joined together in Orlando, Florida – with many thousands more across the globe online – to worship our creator, pray for His church, and consider how God would move in and through the people and ministries of the Free Methodist Church.  Men's Ministries International had a booth at the conference and we met and reached out to several people all around the globe about starting a Men's Ministry group in their church. A special thank you to our volunteers who helped "man" the booth.  We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2023.  

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