FOLSOM


FOUNTAIN OF LIFE SCHOOL OF MINISTRY


"MAKING SHEPHERDS AND FEEDING SHEEP."


FOLSOM STAFF



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           Dr. H. Bill Coker, DMin.             Dr. Yvonne Tyler, DMin.             Dr. Ramona Johnson, DMin.

                                                           FOLSOM FOUNDER AND INSTRUCTOR                                FOLSOM INSTRUCTOR                                                         FOLSOM INSTRUCTOR 

 

                                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                           Pastor Russell Freeman, MA
                                                                                 
    PASTOR OF ADMINISTRATION/ FOLSOM DEAN

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL MINISTRIES   

   
                                     

                 
           Elder Tony McKinney, MDiv.                 Elder Stephanie McKinney, MDiv.


                                    


     
Elder Curtis Lindesay, MA                       Elder Harold Patterson, MA

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BIOGRAPHIES OF FOLSOM FACULTY AND STAFF

 

DR. H. BILL COKER


Dr. H. Bill Coker is the Senior Pastor of Fountain of Life Community Church and founder of Fountain of Life School of Ministry (FOLSOM).
He is a retired United States Air Force Chaplain with twenty-five years of faithful service to God and Country. He holds a Bachelor of Science
in Biology, Univ. New Mexico; Master of Divinity (MDiv.) and the Doctor of Ministry (DMin.) from Oral Roberts University, and the Master of Arts
Marriage and Family Counseling, University of Mary Hardin Baylor.



DR. YVONNE TYLER


Dr. Yvonne B. Tyler is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She served as Co-Pastor, Get Up Ministries, Universal City, Texas
and Instructor, Fountain of Life Bible Institute, New Braunfels Texas. She received her undergraduate education at the Wayland Baptist University,
where she concentrated her studies in Business Administration and Religion. After receiving her BA, she went on to earn a Master of Biblical
Studies and Doctorate of Ministry Christian Education at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. Her educational studies included travel to Israel.
She received her call to ministry in 2000 and accepted the call in 2003. She was licensed as a minister in 2006 and ordained in 2008 under
the leadership of Bishop David M. Copeland, New Creation Christian Fellowship, San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Tyler serves in various areas of
ministry to include leading Women’s Ministries, teaching Ministry Leadership; serving as Director, Christian Education
for The Bible Institute, and in Outreach and Missions in Haiti and Ghana, West Africa.


DR. RAMONA JOHNSON


Ramona Tipler Johnson is a mother, Registered Nurse and an ordained Elder. Currently she works as a Nurse Manager
in one of the Department of Defenses largest Women’s Health Clinic. She serves in her local church in the Communications Department and as teacher
in the Ministers Formation classes and on the New Braunfels Facebook Live Bible Study. She is passionate about increasing Bible literacy one person at a time.



PASTOR RUSSELL FREEMAN


Pastor Russell Freeman is the Pastor of Administration at the Fountain of Life Community Church and Dean
of Fountain of Life School of Ministry (FOLSOM). He is a retired United States Air Force Chief Master Sergeant
with twenty-seven years of faithful service to God and Country. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational
Education, Wayland Baptist University and Master of Ministry Leadership (MML) from Rockbridge Seminary, Certified
Restorative Therapist, The Faith Based Counselor Training Institute.



ELDER TONY MCKINNEY


Serves as the Creativity Champion and facilitates the Men’s Ministry; Elder Tony McKinney also serves and is actively
involved in the Hospital Ministry, and Family Care Team Ministry. He holds a Bachelor’s in Christian Studies, and Master
of Divinity from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona. He also received a Certificate of Biblical Studies through the
International School of Ministry (ISOM). After serving 20 faithful and dedicated years of with the United States Air Force,
Elder McKinney retired and is currently serving the United States Air Force as a Department of Defense Civilian Senior
Casualty Assistant Representative.



ELDER STEPHANIE MCKINNEY


Serves as the Celebration Champion and is actively involved in the spiritual development of the FOLCC Praise and Worship Team;
Elder Stephanie McKinney also serves and is actively involved in the Hospital Ministry, the Women’s Ministry, and Family Care Team
Ministry. She holds a Bachelor’s in Christian Studies, and Master of Divinity from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona. She also 
received a Certificate of Biblical Studies through the International School of Ministry (ISOM); as well as a Certificate of Biblical Studies
from Rhema Bible College. She served over 33 years as a Department of Defense Civilian, and currently serving the United States Air
Force as a Community Readiness Consultant for the Military & Family Readiness Center

 

ELDER CURTIS LINDESAY


Serves as the Community Champion for Outreach and oversees the Sight and Sound Ministry; Elder Lindesay also serves and
is actively involved in the Men Ministry, and Family Care Team Ministry. He received his undergraduate education at the University
of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and has a Master’s in Quality Systems Management from the National Graduate School of Business in
Portsmouth, Massachusetts. He also received a Certificate of General Theological Studies from the Fountain of Life School of Ministry
and Oral Roberts University Bible Institute. He has over 20 years of ministry experience to include Outreach Programs, Youth Ministry,
Church Administration, Multi-Media and Church Operations. Elder Lindesay is a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Army



ELDER HAROLD PATTERSON


Serves as the Financial Officer, and Administrator for Ecclesiastical Protocol, Plans, and Procedures; Elder Patterson also serves and
is actively involved in the Men Ministry, and Family Care Team Ministry. He received his undergraduate education from Southern Illinois
University, Carbondale, Illinois, and has a Master’s in Management and Leadership from Webster University, Saint Louis, Missouri. He also
received a Certificate of General Theological Studies from the Resurrection Ministry School of Excellence and Oral Roberts University Bible
Institute. He has over 20 years of ministry experience to include Children Church Ministry, Church Administration, Outreach Programs, and
Church Operations. After serving 24 faithful and dedicated years with the United States Army, Elder Patterson retired and is currently serving
the United States Army as a Department of Defense Civilian Clinical Systems Trainer.

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FOLSOM CURRICULUM

FOLSOM CORE CURRICULUM FOR ACADEMIC CERTIFICATION IN GENERAL THEOLOGY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Old Testament Survey (3.0)

  •  New Testament Survey (3.0)

  • Biblical Hermeneutics (3.0)

  •  Holy Spirit in the Now (3.0)

  •  The Life of Christ (3.0)

  •  Christian Faith and Ministry (Doctrine) (3.0)

  •  Sermon Development & Delivery (3.0)

  • Ministerial Practicum (1.0)

  • Ministry Forum (Fire Side with Instructors—Mentoring Moments) (0.0) Extra!


    The Fountain of Life School of Ministry (FOLSOM) in conjunction with the Oral Roberts University Bible Institute, offer classes that equips the intentional minister and laity for the work of the ministry. The duration of training is approximately 18 months. Upon fulfilling all requirements, ministers will receive a Certificate in General Theology from FOLSOM in conjunction with the Oral Roberts University Bible Institute.

    There are three phases in our process. First, FOLSOM offers a five (5) week course on Ministerial Development. This course guides ministers on a path to discerning, discovering and finding delight in their call to ministry. Second, students who believe that they have discerned their call are invited to make application to FOLSOM in conjunction with the Oral Roberts University Bible Institute. After completing nineteen (19) certificate hours, students will receive the Certificate in General Theology from FOLSOM in conjunction with Oral Roberts University Bible Institute. Students who continue to earn a cumulation of thirty-three (33) certificate hours, will also receive the Diploma in Theology from FOLSOM in conjunction with Oral Roberts University Bible Institute. THIS PROCESS IS A REASONABLE PATHWAY TO MINISTERIAL CREDENTIALING AND AN ONGOING PROCESS IN SPIRITUAL FORMATION.

    Fountain of Life School of Ministry strives to ensure that each student experiences a balance in both academics as well as the recognition of and partnering with the Holy Spirit who is the Agent and Aid who facilitates effectual ministry.

    FOLSOM makes the safety of every student a priority. We follow strictly the COVID-19 guidance that is prescribed by the Centers of Disease and Control and Infections (CDC). Students are therefore able to access our Virtual Campus via our ZOOM Platform. Only students who have a confirmed registration will be able to access the FOLSOM Classroom. (See Registration Procedure).

    PROCESS OF CREDENTIAL
    FOLSOM opens its doors to ministers and laity who are interested in developing their skills for effective ministry. Credentialing of a minister falls into two categories:

    THE INTERNAL PROCESS: Credentialing is limited to ministers who have taken membership at the Fountain and have completed all required course prescribed by FOLSOM in conjunction with the Oral Roberts University Bible Institute.

    THE EXTERNAL PROCESS: Pastors from other churches can submit a letter of recommendation for those ministers who they have properly vetted to attend training at FOLSOM in conjunction with the Oral Roberts University Bible Institute. It is at the discretion of that pastor to determine credentialing for their ministers. The faculty and staff at FOLSOM will confirm completion with a letter and the required certificate.

 

REGISTRATION START DATE                                      MAY 10, 2021
REGISTRATION END DATE                                          JUN 12, 2021
CLASS START DATE                                                    JUL 10, 2021
CLASS END DATE/FINAL EXAM                                OCT 2, 2021


COURSES OF THIS TERM
1. New Testament Survey
2. Old Testament Survey
3. Sermon Development & Delivery


Application and Payment information is available on our website: www.myfolcc.com. Please direct your questions to Pastor Russell Freeman, Dean of Fountain of Life School of Ministry.
His email address is russell.freeman@myfolcc.com or fountainlifesa@myfolcc.com.

 

                                                                    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER       CLICK HERE TO MAKE FOLSOM PAYMENT   

 

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