Our personnel, like those with whom we partner, make up a diverse group. Each person serves from the heart as none are financially compensated for their endeavors. Please take a moment and learn about our leadership and how we can be contacted.
Dr. Michael Lanier serves as Executive Director (President) of IPICM and chairs the board of directors. A 1975 graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington with a BBA in management and marketing, he later attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, earning his MDiv in 1985 and his DMin in 2010, having studied in the fields of Christian worldview and cultural engagement. Michael ministered in the Texas prison system from 1995–2013, and the federal system 2011–2014. He began his mission endeavors with a visit to Jamaica in 1993 and currently attends an independent fellowship in Arlington, Texas.
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Judy McReynolds, a successful business woman, is the ministry’s Assistant Director (Vice President). Also a member of the board of directors, she earned her BBA with a concentration in marketing from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1979. “Mama Judy” as she’s affectionately known, served as a prison minister in the Texas and federal penal systems from 1999–2013. Judy has been committed to mission work since 2004 and is a member of a Southern Baptist church in Burleson, Texas.
Earl McReynolds is IPICM’s Accountant (Secretary). A 1980 graduate of Tarrant County Junior College, earning a degree in Business Administration, he has spent most of his career in the capacities of general manager, controller, and assistant controller. At age 12, during a 3 night crusade conducted by Bob Harrington (the Chaplain of Bourbon Street), Earl gave his life to Christ. He has served for many years as a deacon in his Southern Baptist church, where he participates in children’s ministry; choir; and Personnel, Finance, Transportation, and Building committees.
Harrison Hunter is the ministry’s Administrative Director, a member of the board of directors, and one of the team’s principal evangelists. A 2007 graduate of Wayland Baptist University with a BS-Religion degree, Harrison ministers in US and Mexican prisons, various shelters, and several healthcare centers. He began work with IPICM in Jamaica in 2007. Harrison is currently the Missions Pastor to his Freewill Baptist Church in Gilbert, Arizona.
Peter Ots is the ministry’s Technical Advisor. Having earned his BA from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1987, Peter is highly gifted in the field of software application design, having worked with a number of platforms over the years. He’s also a published author in the computer industry. As a team member, he serves as the ministry’s photographer and video specialist. Peter currently serves his Episcopal church in Grapevine, Texas.
Stephen Kaindu is IPICM’s Regional Director for Southern Africa and a full-time pastor. He earned an advanced certificate in church planting and theology through Calvary Worship Center Bible College. Stephen is the General Secretary of Bethel Missions Church International and the Director of Bethel Orphanage Center. He also serves as Director of Global Ministers Fellowship Training Network in SADC Countries. His passion is for the training of Christian leadership and caring for orphans. Stephen is a citizen of Zambia.
Happy Gondwe serves as the ministry’s Regional Director for East Africa. He received his Honorary Diploma in Ministry from the Upper Room Bible College in 1998; an Advanced Certificate to Train Church Leaders from the Africa Ministries Network (AFMIN) in 2001; and a Diploma in Theology from Chimwankunda Bible College in 2007. Happy has ministered extensively as a pastor and evangelist in numerous countries in southeast Africa, including Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. He currently pastors an independent church in Blantyre, Malawi.
James Poudel is an elder in a Nepali Presbyterian church, as well as the Regional Director for East Nepal. He has done the work of an evangelist and served as the team leader of the Himalayan Evangelical Fellowship since 1995. He currently serves the post of President of the Dhankuta District Christian Society. His many accomplishments include certificates from the Northeast India Baptist Bible College and Seminary; Postal Bible School; Delhi Bible Institute; Bible Believers Outreach; Light of Life Bible Correspondence School; and more.
In Loving Memory
Ross Lanier served as IPICM’s Accountant and Secretary from 1982 to 2016. Ross earned both his BSEE and MSEE from Texas A & M University in 1948 and 1949. He was later awarded an EE professional degree in 1959. Following his retirement from management with a government defense contractor, he became a successful business man in the hotel industry, real estate, and owned his own CPA business. In partnership with his wife Jo, Ross served in prison ministry from 2000 to 2013. He’s was a deacon for more than 20 years in his Southern Baptist church in Mansfield, Texas.
In July of 2016, Ross temporarily departed his loved ones to join his Lord and God in heaven’s glory.
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