Board of Directors

Dr. Doug Carter

Chairman of Board

Internationally recognized authority on Christian leadership, Biblical stewardship and Kingdom partnership.

Dr. Doug Carter and his wife, Winnie, served as missionaries to American Indians (Native Americans) for sixteen years (1964-1980). Dr. Carter became president of Ohio Christian University (formerly Circleville Bible College) in 1980 and served there nine years helping prepare men and women for Christian service.

Dr. Carter served eight years (1989-1997) as Vice President of World Gospel Mission, an interdenominational mission agency sharing the gospel in all regions of the world. He has served as the Senior Vice President of EQUIP since 1997. He has preached and trained in over 125 nations.


Ms. Nancy Carlson

Board Member

Nancy currently is a small business owner providing outpatient mental health services in South Central Nebraska. Nancy holds licensure as an Independent Mental Health Provider, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Professional Counselor.

Nancy graduated from Christian Heritage College [now San Diego Christian College] and San Diego State University. She also attended a Torchbearer Bible School for a year and has completed coursework through Grace School of Theology.

Nancy has worked extensively with the criminal justice system, parents and children; is a provider for Critical Incident Stress Debriefings and has served on the Red Cross Disaster Response team.

Sundays she has the privilege of providing Chapel services to a congregation of about 70 at Christian Homes, a local nursing facility.

Traveling to the Middle East for leadership trainings has provided Nancy with a clear understanding of the heart and focus of Step Forward Global Ministries.

Nancy loves to learn and enjoys studying, thinking, reading, leading Bible Study and retreat groups, fellowshipping with friends, swimming, and enjoying her “never spoiled” cat.


Ms. Marj Kelly

Board Member

Mrs. Marj Kelly was born and raised in Chicago area. She is very active in her local church, especially in the promotion of world missions. She and her husband John have often traveled the world. As she traveled overseas and saw the living conditions, Marj developed a passion to see the people experience hope and love. For many years she has been concerned for the lost, even volunteering as a representative for several mission organizations. Years ago, she started to pray the prayer of Jabez, asking God to expand her territory. God gave her a heart for the Middle East and the people there. It is her special burden to see the lost having hope in Jesus alone.

Marj has known Michel Khalil even before his marriage to Roula. In fact, she prayed that God would send him a wife who shares his passion for Christ and ministry. She has a special love for Step Forward because she has seen the ministry in action and observed the impact of Step Forward in the Middle East.


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Rev. Jim Kubic

Board Member

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Bethel University and a Masters of Divinity Degree in Pastoral Studies from Liberty University.  While attending Cornerstone Nashville in 2006 Jim made a commitment to Christ as his Lord and Savior.

Shortly after this experience, he began to sense a calling on his life to pastoral ministry. Jim left a career in law enforcement where he was a Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy Instructor and became part of the Cornerstone Nashville pastoral staff in 2012.

Jim began feeling as though God was calling him to plant a church in his hometown of Lebanon TN in early 2015 where he now serves as the Lead Pastor of Launchpoint Church. Jim is also employed by Bethel University, McKenzie Tennessee, as an on-line campus facilitator for the University’s Religion courses.

Jim Kubic is married to Angela and has two daughters, Brittany and Madison.


Mr. Bobby Peed

Board Member

Bobby Peed is the Co-Owner and President of Peed Bros., Inc. in Butler, Georgia. He is the son of Marvin and Mary Peed.

Bobby married Elaine Clark (Peed) on September 14, 1968. They have two married children, Terrie Salter and Carey Peed. Their five grandchildren are Colby Salter, Hallie Bree Salter, Taylor Salter Tribble, Bobby Jack Peed and Mary Alex Peed. They have two great grandchildren, Paislee and Henlee Tribble.

Bobby is very active in his home church, Bethel Congregational Methodist Church, Butler, Georgia. Bobby serves as a deacon, on the board of stewards, and as mission chairman of Bethel Church.

Bobby serves on the board of directors of Taylor County Camp Meeting (1969 to present) and the board of directors of World Gospel Mission (1989 to present). He has served on The Congregational Methodist Church Denominational Mission Board since 2001.

Bobby and Elaine pray for and faithfully support the ministry of Step Forward. Bobby brings to the board vast experience as a volunteer in Great Commission ministry.


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Rev. Durwood Snead

Board Member

Durwood Snead heads the international work of North Point Ministries in Alpharetta, GA.  where he leads a multi-campus and worldwide effort that mobilizes thousands to help at risk children and families in a sustainable way.

Before joining North Point in 2002, Durwood’s twenty six years of business experience included executive assignments at Construction Market Data Group, and A.C. Nielsen where he pioneered new businesses, engineered international purchases and crafted joint ventures.

Durwood is currently on the boards of Pioneers, Heart for Lebanon and HOPE International.  He has traveled extensively, doing business and ministry in over seventy countries.

Durwood is a graduate of the University of Richmond and has an MBA from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.  He and his wife Judi have five grown children and thirteen grandchildren.

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