Third Millennium Ministries Speaker Bios

Thank you for considering one of our talented speakers for your event. Each individual is part of the Third Millennium family and comes with vast qualifications. Their shared passion for missions and for church leadership training is evidenced by their combined 150 years of experience in both teaching and the mission field. Each is a full-time member of the Third Millennium team and, as such, their primary speaking focus is on missions, church leadership training worldwide, and, of course, Third Millennium Ministries. Each will come ready to inspire a greater sense of passion for the mission field as well as share a little about the ministry and mission of Third Millennium.

Ben Chen

Ben Chen

Regional Director – East Asia and Southeast Asia

Rev. Ben Chen is the Thirdmill Global Network Regional Director of East & Southeast Asia and the formal Director of Chinese Language at Third Millennium Ministries since 2002. He is a funding Pastor of Orlando Chinese Evangelical Christian Church from 2004 to 2015. Rev. Chen is an ordained minister of the PCA, is a missionary to East Asia since 2015, and has extensive ministries in the North America and Asia Pacific by preaching in various gatherings among Chinese churches and by training church leaders in various seminaries. Dr. Chen receives a B.S. and a M.S. in China and holds his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences in Texas A&M University. He obtains his M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary and studied in the Doctor of Ministry program there. Prior to his ministry, he has worked as an university teacher in China, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Ohio State and telecommunication engineer at Lucent Technologies. He also served as a mission deacon in Columbus Chinese Christian Church in Ohio and actively involved in local Chinese community. Rev. Chen and his wife XG Pan live in Florida, and have two married children and three grandchildren.

陳彪牧師現任美國Thirdmill事工東亞及東南亞區域主任,曾任該機構中文製作部主任多年。自2001年參與奧蘭多華人福音教會的植堂並曾任主任牧師十多年(隸屬美洲長老會)。陳牧師曾在東亞從事多年的宣教事奉,並經常在北美、亞太地區和中國大陸帶領特會,宣講福音,教導聖經與神學課程。曾獲南京信息工程大學氣象學學士、中科院大氣科學碩士和德州農工大學大氣科學博士。蒙恩歸主被召奉獻後,在奧蘭多改革宗神學院獲道學碩士,完成教牧學博士課程。專職服事前,曾在中国大學任教,俄亥俄州立大學從事博士後研究,及朗訊公司的軟件工程師,並在哥城華人教會擔任宣教執事並參與華人社區的服事。陳牧師與師母潘旭光居住在美國佛州,有成婚的兒女一雙,並孫輩在側。

Rev. Andrew S. Lamb

Rev. Andrew S. Lamb

VP of Global Opportunities Dept.

Andrew serves as Vice President of the Global Opportunities Team of Third Millennium Ministries. His passion is to raise up church leaders by providing training in the skills, spiritual maturity and knowledge needed to minister in the kingdom of God today. He enjoys speaking at missions conferences and helping ministry leaders think through and implement how to advance the next generation of leadership for the church worldwide. Andrew leads the team that is working not only to distribute Third Millennium's curriculum globally, but also to raise up and support Third Millennium's training partners throughout the world. He joined the staff of Third Millennium after serving as a missionary, regional leader, church planter, church planting facilitator and partnership consultant for 30 years in different regions of the globe. He has helped plant more than 56 churches. Andrew is also an ordained minister, and earned his M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary.

Dr. Gregory R. Perry

Dr. Gregory R. Perry

VP of Strategic Projects

Dr. Gregory R. Perry is President of Thirdmill Seminary and Vice President of Strategic Projects at Third Millennium Ministries. Compelled by the need for creative models of theological education that span barriers of cost, language and distance to equip Christian leaders where they serve, Greg joined Thirdmill in 2017. He served on Thirdmill's Board of Directors for 20 years, as a faculty advisor, and has been a featured professor on multiple video series.

Greg is an ordained minister and earned his M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary, his Th.M. from Columbia Seminary, and his Ph.D. in New Testament from Union Seminary in Virginia. Greg taught at Christ College Sydney before teaching New Testament and missions at Covenant Theological Seminary from 2003 to 2017. Greg continues to serve on the adjunct faculty of the Missional Training Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Greg's decades of cross-cultural service, teaching, and learning from global church leaders has produced his passion for helping under-resourced pastors and lay leaders around the world.

Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.

Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.

President

Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr. is President and Co-Founder of Third Millennium Ministries, an evangelical ministry that provides Biblical Education. For the World. For Free. Thirdmill was established in 1997 to respond to the overwhelming scarcity of theological education around the world. For more than 20 years now, Thirdmill has been creating and distributing multimedia, seminary-level curriculum in multiple languages worldwide, with no cost to those who need it.

Before dedicating himself full-time to Thirdmill, Dr. Pratt served as Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary and was chair of the Old Testament department. An ordained minister, he travels extensively to evangelize and teach. Dr. Pratt studied at Westminster Theological Seminary, received his M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary, and earned his Th.D. in Old Testament Studies from Harvard University. He is the general editor of the NIV Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible, a translator for the New Living Translation, and a Christian theology consultant for the Islamic Encyclopedia. He has authored numerous articles and books, including Pray with Your Eyes Open, Every Thought Captive, Designed for Dignity, He Gave Us Stories, Commentary on 1 & 2 Chronicles and Commentary on 1 & 2 Corinthians.

Rev. Dr. Gary Waldecker

Rev. Dr. Gary Waldecker

Training and Partnership Consultant

Gary is a Training and Partnership Consultant for the Global Opportunities team at Third Millennium Ministries. Gary's passion is to see church leaders grow in biblical knowledge, pastoral skills and personal development in order to serve God's people throughout the world. Fluent in Spanish, Gary was a missionary in Latin America for 35 years where he planted churches and worked as a consultant to other church planters. Today, he supports and trains groups, schools and individuals in their use of Third Millennium's curriculum and is the primary writer of Third Millennium's Application Guides, a practical resource for applying Third Mill course curriculum to everyday ministry life. He earned his M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary, D.Min. in Urban Missiology from Westminster Theological Seminary, and Ed.D. in Organizational Development and Human Learning from The George Washington University. He is also an ordained minister.