Meet Our Faculty & Staff
DR. WARREN DILLON
Dr. Warren Dillon President B.A, Southern University; M.A., Georgia University; Th.M., Th.D. Gwinnett Hall Baptist College, Doctor of Ministry Luther Rice Seminary
Born in a small town, and given a big assignment, Dr. Warren Dillon, of Vacherie, LA has impacted thousands with his drive and desire to be used of God in “such a time as this”.
With a B.S. of Science Mathematics from Southern University (Baton Rouge, LA) and a Master of Arts in Psychology from Georgia University (Carrollton, GA) Dr. Dillon started his professional career as a System Engineer with IBM in 1968. After thirty years of service to the corporation, he retired to fully answer the call of God upon his life and was officially ordained in ministry in 1985. Along with his call, Dr. Warren Dillon continued his education to receive both a Master’s and Doctorate of Theology from Gwinnett Hall Baptist College (Lawrenceville, GA). He went on to earn a Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary in 2015.
He believes in being equipped for the calling and thus has served in excellence as an Associate Minister of Zion Missionary Baptist Church (Roswell, GA) 1985-1987, Pastor of Cole Street Missionary Baptist Church (Marietta, GA) 1987-1989, and on to Founder/Senior Pastor of In His Image International Christian Church (Marietta, GA) 1989-present. Dr. Dillon also served in the capacity of Senior Chaplin for the Cobb County Police Department (2000-2003), and the Spiritual Leader for Kairos Prison Ministry (2000-present).
In 1997, Dr. Warren Dillon acted upon his hearts cry for Africa, by joining the mission field as the Director of Providence World Missions Africa (Marietta, GA/Uganda, East Africa). In 1999 Reach One Mission International (ROMI) was founded by Dr. Warren Dillon. He also has served as a Professor of Biblical Studies at Gwinnett Hall Baptist College (1997- 2012), and Headmaster/Instructor of In His Image Christian Academy (1995-present). He also acted as the Host of “His Image” Radio Broadcast (1985-1997) and has facilitated numerous seminars, workshops, and revivals throughout Georgia, Louisiana, Jamaica, and East Africa. In 2012, Pastor Dillon launched In His Image Bible Institute which offers degrees in Biblical Studies. He continues to serve as a spiritual leader for Kairos Prison Ministry and trains people to serve as missionaries. Truly, Pastor Warren Dillon is living up to a standard of excellence and fulfilling the Assignment God has commissioned him to complete.
DR. LENTON MITCHELL
Dr. Lenton Mitchell Professor Doctor of Ministry New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Pastor Lenton Mitchell Jr. was born and raised in Acworth, Ga. He has been pastor of Pilgrim Baptist Church for 28 years, as of this Sept., 2016. He has a Doctoral of Ministry degree, from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Pastor Mitchell believes that "a person can only lead as far as he has been." This is his motivation for his education, that he may lead God's people in the way of truth. He and his wife Miriam have been happily married for 38 years. They have 3 daughters; two are married and they have a total of 8 grandkids
DR. LARRY PURVIS
Dr. Larry V. Purvis Professor B.S. University of Northern Colorado. Th.M., Th.D. Gwinnett Hall Baptist College.
Dr. Purvis was born in Bethel, North Carolina. He graduated from High School in 1965. He immediately joined the US Air Force at the age on seventeen where he served for seven and half years which included a tour in Viet Nam. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, he was hired by IBM where he spent almost twenty years.
He accepted the Call into the Gospel Ministry in 1989 and was both licensed and ordained at Zion Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia. He also served as an Associate Minister at Zion Baptist Church, Roswell from 1992-1997.
He was promoted by IBM and he and his wife Alva moved to Marietta from Boulder, Colorado in 1985. They have been happily married for over 32 Years. Alva was promoted by IBM and they moved from Marietta to Austin, Texas from 1997 to 2004. When they returned to Marietta in 2004, they joined Cole Street Missionary Baptist Church and in 2006, Rev. Purvis was chosen as Pastor. Pastor Tenth Year Anniversary was celebrated on October 23, 2016.
Pastor Purvis earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from the University of Northern Colorado at Greely, Colorado in 1984. He earned his Master’s in 1994 and earned his Doctorate in Theology from Gwinnett Hall Bible College in 1997. His motto is “judge each day not by its harvest but by the seeds that you plant.” His focus is on mentoring and discipleship. He whole heartedly believes in doing the great commission: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
PASTOR JOHN MORGAN
Pastor John P. Morgan Professor B.S. University of Cincinnati, M.Div Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
For 27 years, John Paul Morgan has made it his mission to equip people to do the work of the ministry for the building up of the body of Christ. His message is clear. If people are to transform the world they live in. They must be willing to submit the totality of their lives to the Lordship of Jesus Christ through His Church.
As founding Pastor of Crown of Life Community Baptist Church since 1994, located in Powder Springs, Georgia, John leads a vibrant body of believers who are growing in Christ as they embrace a hurting world with the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Pastor Morgan is the only Child of Eddie (deceased) and Verna Morgan. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Administrative Management. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1993. Pastor Morgan was privileged to be an inaugural participant in Lott Carey Foreign Mission Conventions “Pastor Excellence” Program. Where he was afforded the opportunity to travel and experience ministerial immersion into the cultures of Ghana, South America, Jamaica, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Africa, and Johannesburg, South Africa between 2003 to 2005. From 2006 to 2008 Pastor Morgan served as chaplain to the line employees of Tip Top Poultry of Marietta, Georgia through Market Place Ministries Chaplains, USA. Presently Pastor Morgan is currently writing his thesis in Contextual Theology at Northern Theological Seminary in Lombard. Illinois.
Pastor Morgan is united in marriage with the former Ms. Tracy Jo Carter, who is a certified/licensed Speech Language Pathologist. They have been married for twentyfive years. They are also the proud parents of two beautiful twins, William Jamal and Karissa Jade Morgan, who are both seniors at East Paulding High School
DR. BRIEN MARTIN
Dr. Brein E. Martin Professor M.A., Richmont Graduate University, Masters of Biblical Counseling Luther Rice Seminary, PH.D. Gwinnett Hall Baptist College
Dr. Martin is a spiritually motivated, personable, business professional who carries a successful track record of sound teaching in the pulpit and classroom, personnel management and spiritual supervisor. Dr. Martin currently is serving as the interim pastor at Sardis Missionary Baptist Church in Kennesaw, GA. He has served as an Evangelist Outreach Team Leader for the Kennesaw Missionary Baptist Association. Dr. Martin holds a Masters of Biblical Counseling from Luther Rice Seminary, (2013) a Masters of Arts and Ministry from Richmont Graduate University, (2017) and Doctorate of Biblical Studies from Gwinnett Hall Baptist College, (2001)
Dr. Brien’s ministerial declaration is to lead the people of God to a greater and deeper relationship with the Lord by feeding them the word of God and shepherding their hearts to better equip the saints of God to accomplish his work, his purposes, and to share with the unsaved how to find real life and true freedom in Christ. Ephesians 4:12.
Aleen Dillon Student Advisor
Aleen Dillon joined IHIBII in 2015 as Student Advisor. Her educational background includes an Associate in Biblical Studies from In His Image Bible Institute. Over the years she has taught a variety of ages and courses, from first grade to high school at In His Image Christian Academy. She also serves as a Sunday School teacher at In His Image Church. Aleen has a passion and drive to help students view and connect with the world around them through a Christian worldview. She married Dr. Dillon, President of IHIBII in June 2017 and they live happily in Roswell, Georgia.
DR. AMOS WILLIAMS
Dr. Amos Williams Jr. B.S. Microbiology Southern University, M.Div. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Doctor of Ministry. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Dr. Amos Williams Jr. is a native of Amite, Louisiana. He is married to Diana B. Williams for thirty-eight years. God has blessed them with two children and three grand-children.
Dr. Williams was called to the Gospel ministry in 1993 and ordained in 1995. He completed Amite High school in 1973. In 1978 Dr. Williams graduated from Southern University in Baton Rouge with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. In 2012 he earned a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Williams received his doctorate in expository preaching degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in May 2016. Over the past seventeen years, Pastor Williams has served the Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Marietta, Georgia. Before answering the call to ministry, he served 27 years in pharmaceutical sales, and four years with the Quaker Oats Company. Dr. Williams enjoys teaching and preaching God's word to God's people.
Alexsus Gillians - Administrative Assistant to President
Alexsus Gillians and her family joined In His Image Ministry in 2010. Since then, Alexsus’ outstanding leadership skills have been appreciated at In His Image Ministry as church administrator, minister, event coordinator, and website administrator. Alexsus brings an excellent blend of education, ministry, and management experience to IHIBII. Her educational background includes a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Louisiana State University. She was ordained as a minister in 2014. Her ministerial experience encompasses a wide variety of positions in youth ministry, worship and creative arts, communications, church administration, leadership development and Christian education. She is married, has one daughter and two sons, and resides in Lawrenceville, Georgia.