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Executive Team


Steve Fry is the President of Messenger Fellowship. His life message aspires to awaken in people a passion for God and to summon the Church to align to the Kingdom. As a pastor, author, composer and recording artist, Steve blends worship and scriptural teaching in a way that is relevant and revelatory.

Currently he serves as Senior Pastor at The Gate Community Church in Franklin, TN.

Steve received his Masters degree in theology from the Sydney College of Divinity, and has served as a board member of many local and national ministries.

Known widely for penning such songs as “Oh I Want to Know You More” and “Oh The Glory of Your Presence”, Steven has traveled the globe speaking at churches and conferences, leading mission teams, and touring with his musicals “We Are Called”, “Thy Kingdom Come”, and “Storyteller”. He is the author of a number of books including the popular I AM: The Unveiling of God.

Steve, with his wife, Nancy, have three children, and live in Brentwood, TN.


Dave Buehring is a devoted follower of Jesus who serves as the Founder and Team Leader of the Lionshare Leadership Group.

Over the last three-plus decades he has served as a missionary, pastor, and leader while using his communication gifts to preach, teach and equip multitudes in the ways of God. Dave is committed to ‘making disciples that make disciple-makers’ within the ‘Dozen Domains’ of culture.

His background includes working with Youth With A Mission (YWAM), receiving a Masters Degree from Regent University, and spending two decades pastoring within the local church. He’s the visionary and author of a one-year disciple-making journey, A Discipleship Journey, a member of the leadership team of Messenger Fellowship and a part of the pastoral staff at Grace Chapel.

Dave and his wife, Cheryl, reside in the beautiful hills of Franklin, Tennessee where they enjoy their family and friends.


Joe Daltorio is Senior Pastor of River of Life Community Church, a church founded by he and his wife Janice in 1997. Joe serves as Director of Akron Community Transformation of Society (ACTS) a network of churches and leaders committed to spiritual transformation in Northeast Ohio, He serves on the Board of Steven Fry Ministries since 1999 and The Executive Team of Messenger Fellowship since 2000.

Before 1997 Joe served as a missionary and National Field Representative for Chi Alpha Campus Ministries where he worked with student mission mobilization, training and appointment of missionaries, and development of evangelism strategy. Joe has spoken extensively at conferences and as a guest speaker in churches. Joe also led evangelism and ministry planting teams in Argentina and Chile and prayer ministry training for leaders in India.


Dr. Charlie Self’s vocational focus is: encouraging, equipping and empowering individuals and communities to fulfill their highest purpose through insightful and interactive environments that stimulate creative and transformational thinking. Whether the groups are large or small, religious or secular, there is immediacy and integrity united with principled and passionate content.

I am privileged to be a Pentecostal believer, open to the creativity and community wisdom that this stream of the kingdom of God affords. I think that the stability of Trinitarian faith and the dynamics of the current leadership of the Spirit in the Church make 21st Century impact possible. The aim is always to “Think Deeply…Act Decisively.” TM

Charlie’s immediate focus is Educational and Organizational Leadership. I am a gifted strategic planner, excellent consensus-builder and a team player able to affect change while empowering others. I understand that its Mission, Vision, Values, Strategic Plan and Life Outcomes unite an Organization while releasing students and faculty to explore their diverse fields in service of the Kingdom of God. The purpose, people, positioning, place, plan and processes need to reflect timeless truth and timely responsiveness. I am an outstanding communicator, combining intellectual depth with interpersonal warmth.

His wife’s name is Kathleen and he has three children: Charlotte, Michael and Christopher.


Randy has served as the Sr. Pastor of Rockpointe Community Church in Sterling Heights, Michigan since 1994, although he has served the church as the youth and associate pastor since 1984. He and his wife Renee have two boys, Taliesin and Paxton.


Has received a BA in Theology and Psychology and MDiv in Theology. Has been in full time ministry for 28 years serving four churches including his current one as Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Santa Clara, at the Heart of Silicon Valley in California. He has also served as Adjunct Professor in four colleges including teaching for two years in San Quentin Prison.

During the years of his ministry he has directed and produced Rock Operas and theater productions in the USA as well as performances in Europe. He also administrated Messenger International at the Los Angeles Olympics with over 1,100 people. He currently is the Director of D.O.N.E. Inc. a ministry in nine West African countries. He also serves, as a Chaplain for the Santa Clara police department, is a Black belt and instructor in Martial Arts.

He lives with his wonderful wife, Linda and their two daughters, Grace and Brittany.


Ron Ives is the co-founder and senior leader of The Potter’s House Family Worship Center in Mt. Pleasant, Mi. The church was planted in 1987. Ron and his wife Carla also lead a mission organization called Heart Cry International with a passion to respond to the cry of the poor. They have 3 adult children and 9 grandchildren. Ron is the Great Lakes Regional Coordinator for Messenger International.

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