Our Partners

Brent Isbell (Managing Partner)

Brent Isbell grew up in Texas. He spent 33 years preaching for a variety of churches in the DFW area, Houston, and Abilene.

He sensed a call from God early in life to serve churches. He earned degrees from Abilene Christian University (BA in Finance, Master of Religious Education, Master of Divinity) and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry).

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Mark Frost

Mark Frost spent 34 years preaching for a congregation in metropolitan Detroit. For eight of those years, he also served as an elder. In that time, he has encountered many of the typical challenges, struggles and conflicts that face leaders in growing churches. He retired from full-time ministry in May 2012.

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grady-kingGrady King

Grady serves as President of HOPE Network.  He is experienced in interim ministry as well as church consulting in churches of all sizes.* His  passion is helping church leaders and congregations in healthy, gospel focused ministry. This includes providing resources, elder-minister team building; elder group functioning and focusing the church outward to the community.

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rob-mcrayRob McRay

Rob has served as a preaching minister for over thirty years … in churches from 60 to 1,000 members … in the cities of Nashville, Houston, Milwaukee, and Chicago. He and his wife, Judy, also spent five years planting and leading a small missional congregation in downtown Nashville.

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Rodney Plunket

Rodney Plunket holds a MDiv from Harding School of Theology and a PhD from Durham University (England). He has served churches in Tennessee, Texas, Alabama, New Zealand, and England. He is a Gallup Certified CliftonStrengths coach. Since retiring from full time ministry, he serves as an IMP representative.

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Steve Shaffer

Steve was born and raised in the NY/NJ area and now lives in Tupelo, MS. He spent the first 17 years of his career working for Kodak in technical and management roles. During that time he felt called to ministry and preached for 20 years in congregations in IL and MS until retiring from full-time ministry in 2023. He holds BS Physics, MS Optics, MMFT, MDiv, and DMin degrees.

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Matthew Soper

Matthew served congregations for thirty years in New Milford, CT, Los Angeles, CA, Cypress (Houston), TX, and the Heights area of Houston. In 2023 he and his wife of 34 years, Angela, moved to Seattle, WA to be nearer children and grandchildren and to begin a new season of life. They have two adult daughters and two grandsons.

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