Level Paths

by Appalachian Ministry Institute

The Appalachian Ministry Institute of Tri-State Bible College affirms, encourages, and equips those engaged in Appalachian ministry to keep the glory of God in clear view (Isa. 40:3–5; Mk. 1:2–4; Lk. 3:4–6). Tri-State Bible College is located in central Appalachia in South Point, Ohio. The Level Paths podcast of the Appalachian Ministry Institute is hosted by Rex J. Howe, President of Tri-State Bible College, and Dr. J. Matt Sh ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 3

  • Legendary Leadership Rooted in Appalachia

    Legendary Leadership Rooted in Appalachia

    Dr. Matt and President Rex visit with Dr. John Sullivan. Dr. Sullivan is a native of Ansted, WV and is recognized for his 26 service as the Executive Director of the Florida Southern Baptist Convention and 65 total years in ministry. He has pastored churches from Arizona to Florida. Under his leadership, the FL SBC planted 2,500 new churches, baptized 779,391 individuals, made historical impacts on international missions and national disaster relief, and strengthened institutions of theological education.

  • Nostalgia and Mission in Appalachia (Part 2)

    Nostalgia and Mission in Appalachia (Part 2)

    Dr. Matt and President Rex continue exploring how generational competition can transform into generational contribution to the great commission in Appalachia.

  • Nostalgia and Mission in Appalachia

    Nostalgia and Mission in Appalachia

    Dr. Matt and President Rex explore how generational competition can transform into generational contribution to the great commission in Appalachia.

  • The Pastoral Burden in Appalachia

    The Pastoral Burden in Appalachia

    Dr. Matt talks with two pastors, Dr. Paul Badgett (former pastor of FBC of Pikeville, KY and former SBC Regional Director of the eastern KY region) and Joshua Schmidt (current pastor of FBC of Grayson, KY), about the "glorious burden" of pastoral ministry in Appalachia. Starting with a recent article on exhaustion in the pastorate, Matt, Paul, and Josh frame out the scope of the pastoral burden and calling.

  • Holy Spirit in Appalachia

    Holy Spirit in Appalachia

    Dr. Matt and Rex discuss a controversial report on Appalachian Christianity from the year 1812, in which the Holy Spirit takes center stage.