• 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: Angel Adams, Reginald Cook and Ken Lassiter.
Started SCORE International in 1985 after a successful coaching career at Tennessee Temple University. SCORE started as a sports ministry and has evolved over the years to become a full service mission organization sending church groups, school groups, construction and medical teams. Ron and his wife, Pat, ran the ministry for many years all by themselves but now SCORE has 200 missionaries and employees. Under Ron’s leadership, SCORE built a base in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica which have facilities that are used for short-term mission groups. SCORE has sent over 75,000 people on short-term mission trips to share the Gospel with over one million people! SCORE has groups going to Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Peru, Argentina, Panama, Brazil and the Amazon. God willing we will be able to send groups to Cuba and China in the future.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Bob White begins his eighth season as the head volleyball coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2012.
He has spent the past 10 years with the University serving in a variety of different capacities including head volleyball coach, Director of Athletics and Assistant Athletic Director.
The 2011 season saw Coach White lead his team to a number of individual and team milestones including the programs first-ever NCAA Regional ranking. His squad also tallied their second-straight NCCAA National Tournament Final Four finish while eclipsing the 30 win mark for the first time since 2006 and concluding the season with an outstanding overall record of 30-5.
White tallied his 200th career win as the Sailfish head coach on October 8th, 2011 when his team defeated Davis & Elkins College as part of the annual Pepsi Bash at the Beach Tournament. White also earned NCCAA Regional Coach of the Year honors for an eighth time as the Sailfish hosted the Regional Championship at the Rubin Arena.
Coach White also had the privilege of coaching junior Mariela Quesada to her second straight NCCAA National Player of the Year honor in 2011 while also being named for a second time as the NCCAA National Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
After a three season absence as head coach of the PBA volleyball program from 2007-2009 to focus solely on his duties as Director of Athletics, White returned to the Sailfish sidelines as head volleyball coach in December of 2009.
Back on the bench for the 2010 season, White picked up where he left off by leading the Sailfish volleyball team back to the NCCAA National Tournament for the first-time since 2007. After a combined 23 wins the previous two seasons, Coach White led the team to a solid 26-11 record in 2010 while seeing the team claim the NCCAA South Region Championship and make it all the way to the NCCAA Final Four in Kissimmee, Florida.
White joined the Palm Beach Atlantic University Athletic Department in March 2002 as the head volleyball coach and assistant athletic director for facilities and compliance, and moved into the athletic director’s role in 2004.
White came to PBA from Tennessee Temple University, where he turned the Crusader’s volleyball program around and finished his final season at 36-6.
During his coaching tenure with the Sailfish, White has compiled a 215-59 (.785 winning percentage) overall record, including seven National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) regional championships and a national championship in 2004. Over this impressive seven season span, White has become the all-time PBA volleyball coaching leader in winning percentage including averaging over 30 wins a season.
As an administrator, White played a key role in the athletic department’s transition to membership in the NCAA Division II from the NAIA as well as the hiring of all new athletic staff members.
A Maryland native, White graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 1990 while earning his master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from PBA in 2004.
White has also been integral in PBA athletics taking part in many sports missions trips during his tenure at PBA. Working with Go All Sports Missions/Score International, White has traveled to Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Bolivia with different sports teams.
Much in part to his previous volleyball relationships in Costa Rica, White was honored during the summer of 2009 when he was asked to be an assistant coach for the Costa Rica National Team as they competed in the FIVB World Championship qualifying tournament.
In May 2008, White had the distinct honor of being inducted into the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Hall of Fame for his service and success as a collegiate volleyball coach. In November 2008, White was inducted into a Hall of Fame for the second time as he was named the first-ever coach inducted into the PBA Sports Hall of Fame.
White and his wife Robin, have two children, Robbe and Lauryn. The family resides in Palm Beach Gardens.
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.