Regional Coordinators

The Regional Coordinators, who are appointed by the Executive Director, oversee the Christian education work in selected regions of the NBC, USA, Inc. The responsibilities of the Regional Coordinator include:

  • Hosting a regional conference
  • Assisting local churches, districts, state conventions and congresses with their Christian education needs
  • Representing the Sunday School Publishing Board at the request of the Executive Director


Northeast Region

Rev. Dwayne R. Gillison Sr., NY
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States: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont

Southeast Region

Dr. Johnny Flakes III GA
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States: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

Southwest Region 1

Dr. Michael O. Minor, TN
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States: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Germany

Southeast Region 2

Rev. Rory L. Thompson, TX
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States: Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Caribbean

Midwest Region

Dr. L.D. Tate, IL
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States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio,
Wisconsin, West Virginia

Western Region 1

Rev. Kenneth A. Allen, NE

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States: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma

Western Region 2

Mrs. Katie Richardson, AZ
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States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington

For more information about our Regional Coordinators, please contact the Division of Christian Education at 615-248-5773 or email: