Who we are
There is presently a greater sense of need than ever for ministers and church leaders to be vitally and meaningfully connected with others of similar heart and vision. GAN is a family network of ministerial leaders, churches, and ministries. We embrace the value of developing and maintaining meaningful relational connections of fellowship and accountability while fulfilling our respective God-given, Kingdom-advancing mandates.
Global Alliance Networks was birthed as Liberty Fellowship in 1974 for the purpose of providing practical and spiritual apostolic oversight for ministers and ministries. Founding Apostle, Ken Sumrall, and the original Presbytery continued pursuing this vision, honoring the value of relational connection enhanced through regular fellowship and voluntary accountability. This affiliation was initially established among ministers being trained and commissioned through Liberty Church and Liberty Bible College in Pensacola, Florida. Through the years, other leaders and churches who embrace this value have chosen to identify with the Global Alliance Networks family of churches and ministers.
We are a nurturing and equipping network of global leaders for the purpose of promoting God’s Kingdom in the earth and establishing beneficial relationships among our members.
These primary values dictate how we behave with one another, walk in relationship with God, and relate with the world around us.
Global Alliance Networks believes passion results in a kindled soul that compels us to act.
Passion brings a desire to see the invisible become visible.
God desires for us to be filled with passion for Him in order to minister with a passionate Christ-centered, Spirit-led ministry.
With passion, our beliefs are cultivated into a hope for a better future.
Global Alliance Networks understands the power of relationship in and through Jesus Christ.
It is in Spirit-focused relationships, that we sustain strength and unity among each other.
We purpose to foster and maintain Christ-centered personal and ministerial relationships with our networks and those we serve.
Global Alliance Networks represents ministry leaders on a shared adventure for the Kingdom of God.
As we venture together we become proficient in the authority, language and demonstration of the Father’s kingdom.
With the desire to leave an eternal impact, we partner with and equip others on this same mission and adventure.
Global Alliance Networks sees our relationship to the Holy Spirit is a vital part of who were are in Christ.
Jesus left the Holy Spirit to guide and empower us to complete the mission to which we are called.
We endeavor to maintain a life of responsiveness to the Holy Spirit in our personal lives, our ministries, and our view of the world.
The Articles of our Faith – This is the foundation that directs everything that we do.
The full version of the Article of our Faith
INSPIRATION OF THE SCRIPTURES
THE ETERNAL GOD
GOD THE FATHER
THE PERSON AND WORK OF JESUS CHRIST
THE RESURRECTION AND ASCENSION
THE HOLY SPIRIT
MAN – IN CREATION, THE FALL AND SALVATION
THE LIFE OF THE BELIEVER
THE CHURCH – UNIVERSAL AND LOCAL
SPIRITUAL CARE AND DISCIPLINE
ORDINANCES OF THE NEW COVENANT
CHURCH GOVERNMENT AND OFFICERS
PRIESTHOOD OF BELIEVERS
THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
Global Alliance Networks is led by the Presbytery Council. An apostolically gifted leader directs this council of seasoned leaders, each member contributing their unique apostolic, prophetic, evangelistic, pastoral and teaching gift complement to the strength of the team. These presbyters provide wisdom, spiritual direction, collective oversight and care for the ministers, churches and ministries of GAN. The Presbytery Council members work closely together to clarify vision and discern practical directives, providing spiritual leadership enabling GAN to fulfill its God-ordained purpose as a fellowship.
Rev. David Kerr
David Kerr is married to Debi since 1971, "It has been a continued source of joy and blessings." They have two sons, Ryan and Jason. "David and Debi minister together in the important area of Marriage and the Family. They have taken these seminars nationally as well as internationally."
He was a Pastor, for over 25 years. His Philosophy is, out of the pulpit and into the pews to touch the hear and lives of God's people. Besides His passion for the Lord and His church, He enjoys Starbucks, tennis and Starbucks.
Rev. Michael Collins
Mike Collins has been married to Pam since June 1975, They have 3 adult sons, 2 beloved daughters in-law, and 3 grandchildren.
Mike has served as Lead Pastor of Charity Chapel in Pensacola,
Florida since June 1979.
Scott Brown is the Director of Development for Globe International and the President of the Mordecai Brown Legacy Foundation. He formally served as the Executive Director for Dick Reuben Evangelistic Association and the Dean of Students for the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry. Scott is also a published author and an award-winning documentarian.
Rev. Kyle Sexton
Pastor Kyle Sexton is the Lead Pastor of Emmanuel Church, the founder of Mantle River School of Ministry and Founding Leadership Coach of UpGradeGrowth.me. Kyle’s passion is to see the kingdom of God flourish through the building up of leaders who release and restore honor. With a heart for mentoring, Kyle seeks to inspire people toward a Jesus first life. Pastor Kyle and his wife Sarah are blessed with two daughters, Abigail and Aubrey.
Rev. John Betts
John Betts is the Pastor of Abundant life Church in Georgetown, Delaware. John and his wife Alice have served as Pastor for 27 years. They have six married children and a growing number of grandchildren. John is a teacher and Apostolic leader in the Delaware region.
Rev. Bruce Terry
Pastor Bruce Terry serves as Lead Pastor at Liberty Church in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from Liberty Bible College in Pensacola, FL in 1984 and later earned a Masters of Biblical Counseling from Birmingham Theological Seminary and a Masters of Divinity from C.L.S.T. He serves both on the Presbytery of Global Alliance Networks and in market ministry with the business community of Truth@Work. Bruce and Anita were married in 1985 and are co-laborers in ministry. The have four children and two sons-in-law.