The foundation of SCORE International is the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors are men and women dedicated to serving God in missions as leaders of Score International. The Board of Directors:
• Hold the mission financially accountable, theologically correct and accurate to its calling and vision.
• Primary task is to establish and maintain policy, procedures and priority for the mission.
• Help to set goals, target objectives and determine general operating methodologies and procedures.
NOT PICTURED: Chip Purcell.
Angel was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He attended Catholic Seminary to become a Catholic priest, and that is when he met is Lord and Savior.
Instead of becoming a Catholic Priest, he became a lawyer and has practiced law for over 30 years in the Dominican Republic. He graduated from Christ Center International, School of Counseling in Miami, Florida, as a counselor in marriage and addictions.
He has co-founded five Baptist churches; three in the Dominican, 1 in Florida, and 1 in Georgia.
Angel has been a board member for SCORE International since 2001, and serves as the in-house attorney for SCORE International/Dominican Republic. Currently, he is pastoring New Hope Baptist Church, a Hispanic ministry in Fayetteville, GA.
Angel is married to Carmen, and they have three children and six grandchildren.
Robert Beaman began his business career in the Convenience – Petroleum industry while attending East Carolina University and working in a C- store. From that humble start Mr. Beaman rose to be the Executive Vice President, COO of the 650 store Fast Fare chain, an innovator in marketing and human resources for the industry.
Later while serving as President and CEO Stallings Oil / Zip Mart, Robert developed Total Quality Management techniques that drove gasoline sales into the top quartile of industry performance and led to major reductions in employee turnover utilizing a focus on teamwork and team building.
In 2001, Mr. Beaman co-founded Share and Compare, a company providing CEO peer groups and financial benchmarking for multiple industries. Robert has served as a National Association of Convenience Stores board member, Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce President and as a founding board member of one of the country’s most successful charter schools. Robert served as Associate Pastor of Englewood Baptist Church during a transitional leadership period and provided leadership development for The Chamber in their Leadership Rocky Mount Program.
Mr. Beaman established East Carolina C12 Group in 2006,and give God credit for what has become the largest C12 Group franchise in the country representing sixty companies with 100 total members. C12 Group is the nation’s largest Christian CEO roundtable organization with more than 1000 members representing 850 companies nationally.
He lives in Rocky Mount NC, is married to his high school sweet heart Janet, and they have two daughters and five grandchildren.
Pat was born in Atlanta Georgia. After graduation from High School, she attended Tennessee Temple College where she received a degree in education. She went on to attend the University of Chattanooga and received a Masters in Education. Pat served in the classroom for several years before joining her husband in the founding of Score International.
After the death of her husband, Ron Bishop, Pat continues to serve in the home office and also on the board.
Lorenzo S. Bongolan
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where I grew up in a fairly liberal church but was saved at a Billy Graham revival.
I graduated from Hillsdale College, Michigan, then went to Italy for my medical degree and graduated from the University of Bologna. After returning to the states, I followed up my medical degree with orthopedic training at the New York Medical College. I served in the Unites States Air Force as a Orthopedic Surgeon for six years then recently retired from a private practice in Tampa, Florida.
I have been a pastor for 35 years serving in churches in Louisiana, Tennessee and Alabama. I have been the pastor of Bethel Baptist Church for 19 years. I have been married for 37 years and have three sons and five grandchildren. Gail and I presently live in Trussville, Alabama. I attended Samford University where I received my BS degree in Education and continued my education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where I received my Master of Divinity degree. I presently serve on the board of SCORE International where I work with church planters in the Dominican Republic.
Graduate of Bryan College 1974, Athletic Director at Highlands Christian Academy in Pompano Beach, Florida for 35 years now serving as Assistant A.D., Coached Varsity Basketball at H.C.A. for 28 years, Character Coach for Men’s Basketball Team at Florida Atlantic Univ. for 7 years, Missions Committee Chairman at Grace Baptist Church, Traveled with SCORE on numerous overseas and domestic athletic trips.
Financial Advisor for 18 years with Capital Financial Group, LLC in Chattanooga, TN. Married to Monica for 20 years with 2 sons, Braden and Collin. Played baseball in college and have a love for all sports, but have a deeper passion of using sports as ministry tool and platform for reaching the lost.
Ralph Felten, Jr. married to Terri and have two children, Nicole (Husband Matt and grandson Beau) and Ralph, III. General Manager for Atlas Specialty Lighting Tampa, FL. Our family has been involved with Score in one way or another alongside John Zeller since 1996. What a ride……it’s been a blessing to us all!
Went on first mission trip to Dominican Republic w SCORE in 1999. Although Mark had just 4 days notice, his love of Jesus and baseball led him to accept the challenge of Coach Zeller, and the trip changed his life. Mark has now been on 13 SCORE trips and scheduled to attend in Nov with the older two of his five sons, Caleb 15, Jeremiah 13, Asa & Bartholomew (Boomer) 11, and Eli 8. Mark is married to Dawn, lives in Lutz, FL (north of Tampa) and originates residential mortgages for physicians throughout the southeast US. A bucket list item for Mark will be complete when he takes in a major league baseball game in just 5 more cities.
Dr. Mike Fourman
Mike has owned and operated his private Dental Practice for 35 years. He is now Clinic Director of the Dental Clinic at the Family Health Center in Greenville, Ohio. He and his wife, Linda have been married 41 years and have three sons and five granddaughters with two on the way. Mike’s first trip with Score was in 1993 with his family to Russia on a Basketball Trip. He joined the Board of SCORE several years later and helps oversee the Medical/ Dental Ministry. Mike’s passion for Missions began in 1979 when he and Linda joined a team in Haiti. All three of their boys are involved with SCORE as well as the granddaughters! Mike & Linda have led many medical/dental short term mission teams primarily to the Dominican Republic. Serving Christ and seeing others develop a passion for missions is his primary motivation for being involved with SCORE.
After two tours in Vietnam in the Navy, Tom acquired an industrial electrical degree from San Diego City College while attending Scott Memorial Baptist Church pastored by Tim LaHaye. In 1980, he received a Theology Degree from Tennessee Temple University under Dr. Lee Roberson. Tom and his wife Kathi have three children, Aaron, Michael and Danielle. Members of Calvary Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN for over 30 years, Tom and Kathi are actively involved with the Prime-Timers ministry. They have hosted teams through SCORE for over 20 years. Currently, Tom is the CEO of Universal Service, Inc. an industrial environmental company in the southeast.
DeWayne “Lefty” Glascock
DeWayne (Lefty) Attended Tennessee Temple College where he majored in Bible. He also played basketball and baseball. He met his wife, Teresa (a native of Chattanooga, an education graduate of TTU), at Temple and they were married in 1971.
After college, Lefty played one season, class A, with the Milwaukee Brewers chain before coming back to Temple to coach baseball and assist Ron Bishop in basketball for ten years. Ron and Lefty would later be the first to be honored in Temple’s Coaches Hall of Fame along with Coach Bruce Foster, Lefty’s coach in college. Lefty is one of the founding board members of SCORE International and has been on several mission trips.
Lefty and Teresa have 2 daughters, April Kyle and Kelley Robison (husbands, Heath & Steve) who have blessed them with five grandchildren—Daniel, Hannah, Parker, Klaire and Kate. Lefty and Teresa are members of Calvary Baptist Church of Red Bank, Tennessee (Pastor Dwight Martin), where they are actively involved.
Dr. Gordon Godfrey, Jr.
Gordon was saved in 1972 and began preaching a year later. His full time ministry started in 1979 in Panama City, Florida. In 1991, he became Pastor of Fundamental Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. The church experienced rapid growth and soon outgrew the buildings. The church voted to relocate and changed the name to Marcus Pointe Baptist Church.
In 21 years, the average weekly attendance has climbed from 63 to more than 1400. The church supports numerous missionaries at home and around the world. The Marcus Pointe Christian School ministers to students from infant to fifth grade. The church has averaged more than 700 salvations and 350 new members a year for 21 years.
Pastor Godfrey has served and is serving on several boards including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Tennessee Temple University Board of Trustees, The Southwide Baptist Fellowship, and S.C.O.R.E. International. Pastor Godfrey has conducted numerous Sunday school and Stewardship Growth Conferences and has written several books and manuals regarding church growth and management. He and his wife June have three children, and six grandchildren.
Scott and his wife Sandra have three sons and five grandchildren.
He is a life-time resident of Alabama and was saved at the West Huntsville Baptist Church when he was seventeen years old and has the unique privilege of being on staff at West Huntsville for over 35 years, the last 26 years as pastor.
Scott has led the church to have a very active involvement in missions. West Huntsville Baptist Church purchased five buildings in Ukraine, sent mission teams over to rebuild/remodeled them, and then gave them to the local congregations. Other ministry trips to the Ukraine included leading Bible camps and construction teams to rebuild existing church buildings. West Huntsville teams have also assisted with construction and teaching English at the Donetsk Christian University, in Donetsk, Ukraine.
In addition to serving in Ukraine, West Huntsville Baptist Church has sent mission teams to Russia, China, India, Philippines, Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Thailand, Slovakia, Israel, and Panama. Scott has also visited and encouraged missionaries in Australia, England, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Slovakia, Spain, and Turkey.
West Huntsville Baptist Church has participated in special SCORE projects from Haiti to Eutaw, Alabama. West Huntsville is privileged to serve as the sending church for Hoss Johnson and the Ken Perkins family who serve as SCORE missionaries.
Ken was born and raised in Jefferson, North Carolina. He attended Pahokee High School (home to multiple Div I & NFL players). Ken attended Southwest Baptist University, where he received a BA in Elementary Education and Physical Education. He received his MA at Delta State University in Health, P.E., and Recreation. He has been a teacher, administrator and coach for 22 years.
His first mission trip with SCORE was to Argentina in 1986. Since then he has lead multiple teams on trips for over 10 years. Ken has been on the staff with SCORE for the last five years. Ken has been on the Mission Staff at First Baptist Church Woodstock since 2001, and SCORE Board of Directors since 2003. Ken has been a High School Basketball Official for 16 years, Current Office with Atlanta Area Basketball Officials. He also Founded the Fellowship of Basketball Officials
He married Cynthia Cunningham in 1974 and has four daughters Charity Dawn, April Hope, Faith Elizabeth, and 8 grandchildren.
Kevin Malone, named “The Best General Manager in the Game” in 1995, retired from professional baseball after an illustrious 17 year career in which his teams earned a World Championship and several trips to the post-season. Kevin is known as a “rebuilder” whose can-do attitude, management expertise and well known work ethic helped him in restoring 3 different franchises to prominence by restructuring the major league teams and repositioning their respective farm systems through scouting and player development. Kevin is an experienced winner who knows what it takes to run a successful Major League franchise and has the innate ability to effectively communicate and execute his formula.
Malone played baseball at the University of Louisville, and, in 1980, earned his Bachelor’s degree in Justice Administration. Drafted by the Cleveland Indians, Malone played one short-season at Batavia in the NY-Penn Lg. He next attended spring training and extended spring camp with the New York Mets in 1981. In 1985, after working towards his Master’s Degree in Theology at Tennessee Temple Theological Seminary, Kevin joined the California Angels as part of the scouting and player development team. After 3 years with the Angels, Malone went to the Montreal Expos for one year then, in 1989, he was named the East Coast Scouting Supervisor for the Minnesota Twins. From 89-91, Malone remained in his position with the Twins and was also asked to be an Advance Scout for the playoffs covering the Atlanta Braves in preparation for one of the most exciting World Series ever played. Kevin left the Twins with a Championship Ring and went back to Montreal as Director of Scouting from 1992-1993. In 1994, Kevin was named the Vice President and General Manager of the Montreal Expos.
Under Kevin’s guidance and direction, the Montreal Expos rose to national prominence and, in the strike shortened season, the Expos finished with the best record in Major League Baseball at 74-40. In 1996, Kevin was named the Assistant General Manager of the Baltimore Orioles. With Pat Gillick as the General Manager, Kevin helped assemble a club that advanced to the American League Championship Series in 1996 and 1997. In 2001, Kevin retired from professional baseball after 3 years as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Since retiring, Kevin worked for Sporting News Radio (Network Baseball Analyst); ESPN’s Baseball Tonight (Network Trade Analyst) and was also a Guest Analyst for Fox Sports.
Successfully navigating the path to success requires constant study and evaluation and Kevin’s passion for the pursuit of excellence brings him to many sporting events across the nation. Travelling to games in many sports; MLB, NBA, NFL, college basketball and football provides Kevin the opportunity to brainstorm with friends who are the top executives and management personnel in their respective sports. Evaluating the methodologies of building and sustaining the championship teams of these accomplished professionals allows Malone the opportunity to analyze and improve on his own proven formula for success. Talking to players, coaches and GM’s allows Kevin to keep his finger on the pulse of all aspects of Major League Baseball.
In 1996, Malone was inducted into the University of Louisville Athletic Hall of Fame and, in 1997, was presented with the Order of Achievement Award. He is actively involved in numerous charitable organizations including the Michael Hoefflin Foundation, The Dream Center, Hope for Israel, Jonah Project on L.A.’s Skid Row and The Narrow Gate Foundation. After completing 3 years of serving at The Master’s College in Los Angeles, Kevin began a new business venture as an owner of the new Mercedes-Benz of Valencia dealership in Los Angeles. Kevin resides in Santa Monica, California and has been married to Marilyn for 29 years. They have two children, Shannon (25) and Shawn (22).
“Played Basketball for Coach Bishop at Tennessee Temple in the early eighties, was on three NCCAA National Championship teams. Have been on several SCORE mission trips, the first with Coach Zeller, and the most recent with my son on a DI basketball trip to Costa Rica. On that trip, it was confirmed to me that; “The Ones going are the Ones changed the most”. I am married to Melinda (thanks Coach), we have three children, Carter, Clayton, and Claire. I have been HVAC sales in Chattanooga for twenty plus years. It has been a privilege to serve on the board of Score.”
Coby W. Orr was born in San Antonio TX. He received his undergraduate degree in Corporate Finances and Investment Management from the University of Alabama in 1992. He has been married for 20 years to Rhonda Lynn who graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1992. They have 3 children — Wyatt, Jackson, and Mary Ellis.
They have been residents of Asheville since August of 2010, but have been going up to Bear Lake and Balsalm Mountain NC for 8 years during the summers. They currently have a lake home in Bear Lake Reserve that they enjoy year around now that they are only an hour away.
Coby sold majority interest of his business Diversified Maintenance Systems, Inc (www.diveinc.com) to Frontenac Equity group located in Chicago and keeps a consulting role in the company and sits on the board of directors. He serves on the Executive Committee and the Audit and compliance committee. Diversified is a national janitorial service company specializing in retail, commercial, industrial, and transportation markets. The company is headquartered in Tampa, FL. and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Diversified currently employs over 9100 people and utilizes over 400 different contractors throughout the nation.
Coby began his career cleaning windows in the summers of his high school and college years. He began to realize the potential of the cleaning industry at an early age. After graduating from the University of Alabama, he started a ServiceMaster franchise in Collierville TN. He then became the National Account Sales Manager for the ServiceMaster Res/Com division and then worked as the Regional Account Manager for Service Management USA.
Coby currently owns Carlife (www.carlifeautocare.com) a Phoenix based company. He plans to build 20 stores over the next 5 years in the Southwest and Southeast.
Coby currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Carolina Day School (Carolinaday.org). He is on the Strategic Planning committee and was successful in finding a new head of school when he was on the Head Search Committee.
Coby was the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Carrollwood Day School (www.carrollwooddayschool.org) (CDS) for 6 years. He played an instrumental role on the board to help lead 2 capital campaigns that allowed CDS rapid and sustained growth. During his 6 years on the board he helped CDS – acquire a new facility through raised capital and bond financing, start up and develop a new high school, and develop and implement the strategic plan with success.
While living in FL Coby was on the finance committee for his church Idlewild, a 11,000 member church in Tampa FL (www.idlewild.org). He was on the capital campaign committee at Idlewild during there building campaign.
He and his family currently attend Biltmore Baptist (www.biltmorebaptist.org) where he sits on the personnel committee and the leadership committee.
Coby is currently the Vice Chairman of board for Score International (www.scoreint.org). Coby sits on the executive committee, finance committee and the Childrens Home committee, Coby and Rhonda recently teamed up with Score to build an orphanage in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic called Pasitos De Jesus. We currently have 45 girls in the home and plan to expand to 64.
Joe Sandidge – Bluff City, Tenn
Plant Manager, Ball Corporation
Member Indian Springs Baptist Church, Kingsport, Tenn
Associated with SCORE for many years through John Zeller, Ron Bishop
and November Baseball trips.
Reese L. Smith, III
Smith is a second generation home builder in the Middle Tennessee area. He first became associated with Score in 2004 by attending a Baseball Outreach trip. Currently, he partners with Score in the Josiah’s House Home for Boys in the Dominican Republic.
Smith attended Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, TN and The University of Tennessee at Martin. His is the President of the Jackson Generals AA Southern League Professional Baseball Club. Smith is an International Member of Grace Chapel in Leipers Fork, Tennessee. He is married to Emily with three grown children and two grandchildren.
Director of Corporate Communications
Greg Thompson is director of corporate communications and public affairs for Chick-fil-A, Inc. Prior to joining Chick-fil-A, Greg spent more than 20 years in various global communications management roles for IBM in the U.S. and Asia. He joined IBM after a career as a photographer, sports writer, political writer, editor and bureau chief for three newspapers and The Associated Press. After 10 years of rejecting God and searching the world for contentment, Greg came to know and follow Jesus Christ in 1983. Since then, he has been involved in mission projects and ministry in the U.S., Mexico, Japan, Cambodia, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Peru and Cuba. Sports ministry has been a focus of his since he first became a board member and volunteer for FCA in Atlanta in 1990. He is a member of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and serves on boards and advisory panels for SCORE International, FCA Japan, CRASH Japan and Wheaton College. He was introduced to SCORE because his then teen-aged son, Will, repeatedly took SCORE baseball trips to the Dominican Republic. He and his wife, Mary Belle, have two sons: Will, who is now a FCA missionary to Japan, and Andrew, who is a senior at Wheaton College. They reside in Marietta, Georgia.
Jerry Walls was born in Montgomery, Alabama to the late LJ & Jo Walls. He came to Christ in 1967 at Camp Victory in Hacoda, Alabama and surrendered to preach on August 16, 1971.
Jerry graduated from Tennessee Temple in 1976. He is married to the former Debra Spears, who also graduated from Temple in 1976. They have 3 children Matthew, Jake and Stephen, and ten grandchildren. All are involved in serving the Lord.
In 1976, after graduating from Tennessee Temple with a B.A. in Bible, Jerry became the youth pastor at Central Baptist in Panama City, Florida and served there for 6 years. After Panama City, he went to Bay Minette, Alabama to pastor Bethel Baptist Church.
The Walls moved to Warner Robins in 1987 to serve at Southside Baptist Church. At that time Southside was averaging approximately 125 in attendance. The church relocated its facilities in 2000 and built a worship center that seats 1300. In 2003 they went to two services. In September of 2009, they started a third service on Saturday night and in August of 2010 opened a second campus in Kathleen, GA.
Over the last 25 years the church has grown to average over 2500 in attendance. Current ministries include Celebrate Recovery, an addiction recovery program with over 300 in attendance, and Mission Point, a church planting ministry in Costa Rica and Dominican Republic.
Jerry currently serves on the Board of Score International and Tim Lee Ministries. He also serves on the Georgia-Robins Aerospace Partnership Committee in Warner Robins.
In May 2006 he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Tennessee Temple University, in May 2011 he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Trinity Baptist College and in January 2012 he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Emmanuel Theological Seminary, Rajasthan, India.
Plans are now being made to build a new worship center that will seat over 2100.
John has served on the Board of Directors of SCORE International for over 20 years under the direction of its founder, Ron Bishop. In February of 2011, John became the Executive Director for SCORE International and now travels all over the USA speaking at churches, sporting events, camps, and conferences. John also travels overseas on short term mission trips throughout the year.
John served as the Minister through Recreation Outreach at Idlewild Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida from 1997 to 2007. Before that he served as the Athletic Director of Temple Heights Christian School, Northside Christian Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina, and The Master’s College in Newhall, California, where he also served as the Head Baseball Coach.
John is currently the chaplain for the Tampa Yankees and ST Leo University Baseball Team. He has impacted the lives of many athletes through sports outreach, but even with his accomplishments and commitments, he asserts his family as his top priority. John resides in Florida with his wife Katie. He has two sons, Chad and Chip.
1975-1981 – Northside Christian Academy, Head baseball/Soccer.
1981-1985 – Tennessee Temple University, Head Baseball Coach.
1985-1988 – The Masters College, AD/Head Baseball Coach.
1988-1994 – Northside Christian Academy/ Church Staff, Head baseball/Soccer.
1994-1997 – Temple Heights Baptist Church/School, AD/Head Baseball Coach.
1997-2007- Idlewild Baptist Church, Recreation Pastor.
2007- Present -SCORE International, Executive Director.