Dan Studt

President

Bio

Dan Studt

Dan Studt is the President of Freedom in Christ Ministries-USA.

He served in pastoral ministry for 25 years as a youth and family pastor, and then as a church planter. In those roles, he loved developing leaders, leading mission trips, and helping people learn how to live freely submitted to God and His Word, so that the light of Christ may shine brightly in this world through His Church.

In addition, Dan has worked in school and hospital settings utilizing his degree in psychology. It was in those settings the Lord called and confirmed his call to full-time ministry in order to integrate the spiritual aspects of wholeness and healing into his work with people. Through being personally impacted by Freedom in Christ Ministries in the mid-nineties, to teaching the biblical principles in churches throughout the years, Dan has not only utilized the Ministry’s materials, but also applied them personally.

Rich Miller, President of FICM USA from 2006 to 2019, invited Dan to become the Northeast Director of FICM in October, 2009. He served voluntarily in that role until planting Praxis Church in January 2016 when he then joined FICM Field Staff on a part-time basis. During these years, Dan built a team of FICM leaders in the Northeast who will be continuing the ministry there as Dan steps into the role of President of FICM-USA.

Dan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Messiah College (1993) and a Master of Divinity degree at Palmer Theological Seminary (then Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary) in 1999.

Dan enjoys teaching FICM seminars and leading people through The Steps to Freedom in Christ. His primary focus in serving as President will be to promote and develop leaders across the nation to take the message of freedom into churches across the country.

Dan and his wife Jen have four children and currently live near Syracuse, NY with their two teen sons, Elijah and Jacob. Jen is an elementary teacher at Faith Heritage Christian School. Abigail (older daughter) married Adam and moved to Louisville where she serves as a nurse while Adam studies for his Master of Divinity degree. Rebecca (younger daughter) is a junior at Liberty University. Dan enjoys outdoor fitness activities including running and snowshoeing, and especially loves hiking the Adirondack high peaks with Elijah and Jacob.

Dr. John Fugate

Chairman

Bio

Dr. John Fugate
Position on the Board – Chairman
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Affiliated since 1993

Vision: He has been involved in multinational teaching and ministry with Freedom in Christ and has a passion for mentoring, counseling and teaching with the FIC material. John has served on the board since 1996.

Credentials: John received his bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College, medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, did his residency at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC and Pediatric Intensive Care Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.
John works as a Pediatric Intensive Care physician at Children’s Hospital Minnesota. He has been the chief of the Critical Care Division. He has co-authored the textbook in Critical Care titled “Critical Care of Infants and Children.” He has done multiple Christian and medical missions trips throughout Latin America, China and India.

Scott Holmquist

Vice-Chairman

Bio

Scott Holmquist
Executive Director, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Library
Position on the board – Vice-Chairman
Charlotte, NC

Scott was first introduced to the FICM ministry in 2002 when Rich Miller led the church leadership team through “Setting Your Church Free” followed by a community wide “Breaking the Chains” conference. After these two events, the leadership team and congregation experienced a deep sense of personal humility and God’s grace, ministry focus and God’s power, as well as corporate unity and God’s presence. Scott joined the FICM board in 2007.

Scott Holmquist currently serves as the Executive Director of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Library’s core message is the Gospel’s transforming power in a life that says yes to Jesus Christ.

Prior to his current role, Scott served as the Deputy Director and Communications and Special Projects Manager for the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, a ministry of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, at the International Headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Previously Scott was the Executive Director at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina. While in Asheville, he was also ordained to the Gospel Ministry of Jesus Christ.

Scott’s early ministry years were on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) at their San Bernardino, California International Headquarters working in print media and video production. His lifelong desire is to communicate, inspire, and equip others toward personal Christian maturity and spiritual multiplication for the glory of God.

With a passion for the local church, Scott currently is on the Leadership Team and facilitates a Discipleship Group at Real Life Church in Stanley, North Carolina. Prior to that he served for 24 years in various teaching and leadership roles at Bent Creek Baptist Church in Asheville, North Carolina. While in California, Scott and his wife, Corinne, served for years with the collegiate ministry of Highland Evangelical Free Church before being called as founding members of the Japanese Christian Church of the Inland Empire.

Scott graduated with a BA in Journalism from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Scott and his wife Corinne have been married since 1981 and have two adult, married children.

Dr. Russ French

Secretary/Treasurer

Bio

Dr. Russ French, Professor Emeritus, University of Tennessee- Knoxville
Position on the Board – Secretary/Treasurer
Affiliated with FICM since 1993
Knoxville, TN

Vision: Russ and his wife Patricia (Patti) were introduced to Freedom In Christ Ministries in 1992 through Neil Anderson’s books “Victory Over The Darkness” and “The Bondage Breaker” and through attending Neil’s conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Their lives were forever changed as they came to more fully understand their identities in Christ and the ongoing spiritual battle for our minds. They then coordinated Neil’s first conference in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1993, and soon after receiving Encourager training from Ron and Carole Wormser, they began traveling with the conference team, whenever possible, to assist with freedom appointments. Russ was asked to join the FICM Board of Directors in 2001 when the Ministry headquarters moved to Knoxville, and he has served on the Board since then. They are excited to be part of FICM-USA and its vision to establish active Community Freedom Ministries throughout the United States.

Credentials: Ph.D in Curriculum, Instruction, and Educational Media, The Ohio State University; Professor, University of Tennessee, 1968-2005; Director, UT Institute For Assessment and Evaluation, 1994-2005; Member of the Board of Trustees, Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina, 1996-2014.

Dr. Jonathan Carl

Member

Bio

Dr. Jonathan Carl
Lead Pastor, South Fork Baptist Church
Position on the board – Member
Hodgenville, KY

After growing up in the great state of Texas, Jonathan found himself in Kentucky after marrying his wonderful wife Brittney. Several years later he became the Lead Pastor at South Fork Baptist Church in Hodgenville, KY where he now serves. Jonathan served in the U.S. Army as a Tanker and completed a tour in Iraq in the early 2000s. He earned his PhD in Evangelism & Missions from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in the spring of 2014. His dissertation focused on the writings of Dr. Neil T. Anderson (found at www.TrustworthyWord.com). His vision for Freedom In Christ is for a season of rapid, global expansion and visibility through social media with new digital content creation. Jonathan & Brittney have four daughters who they enjoy spending every spare minute they can with.

Trenidy Davis

Member

Bio

Trenidy Davis
Position on the Board – Member
Sumrall, MS

For ten years Trenidy served bi-vocationally as the Discipleship Pastor for two different churches in South Mississippi. In 2009 he was introduced to the ministry of Freedom in Christ and in 2016 became the Mississippi State Director for Freedom in Christ Ministries.

For 25 years Trenidy has worked in the Information Technology and Marketing departments for the Atlanta based, Southern Company.

He holds a master’s degree in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Trenidy and his wife, J.J., live near Hattiesburg, Mississippi with their three children.

Carolyn Fugate

Member

Bio

Carolyn Fugate
Position on the Board- Member
Affiliated since 1993

Vision/Passion: Having personally benefitted from the message and ministry of FICM, she is passionate about sharing the message with others and was instrumental in starting one of the original freedom ministries. She has served on the FICM board since 1996.

Credentials: She graduated with a degree in Religious Studies from Wheaton College. Carolyn has been in prayer leadership since the beginning of FICM. She serves several other ministries in the role of intercessor. She enjoys her role as a grandmother to 4 wonderful grandchildren.

Judith E. King

Member

Bio

Judith E. King
Position on the Board – Member
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vision: She is in private practice, SonLife Associates which she co-founded with her late husband, Dr. Stephen King (psychiatrist) As a Clinical Therapist she integrates biblical and psychological principles in her practice. She has a special interest in caring for professionals in ministry.

Credentials: Judith E. King is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Western Michigan University, where she received her MSW in 1985. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, National Association of Christians in Social Work and the American Association of Christian Counselors. She has written a number of published books including Released from Bondage with Dr. Neil Anderson. She is the designated North America member of the Freedom in Christ Ministries International Board.

Matt Massingale

Member

Bio

Matt Massingale
Position on the Board – Member
Franklin, Tennessee

Vision: I have been involved in teaching and helping others discover their freedom in Christ for almost 40 years and have used Neil’s books and materials about 25 of those years.I want to use my experience and understanding to help others find their identity and freedom in Christ. I have always had a passion to reach the business owner and help him understand the powerful impact a business can have when it is dedicated to God and advancing his Kingdom. I have seen the tremendous respect the business owner has on the world around him and the influence that comes from that respect.

Credentials: Matt began his career as an Investment Advisor in 1988. He has obtained his B.S. from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation.