“To develop and strengthen Bible study ministries in local churches and in outreach settings – especially prisons – which will transform lives, make disciples, and empower Christians for outreach ministry.”
“Making disciples through Bible study to bring God’s grace to a hurting world.”
Disciple Bible Outreach Ministry is managed by:
- Working as a liaison between institutional officials (prison administrators, chaplains etc.), pastors, and volunteers
- Providing volunteer recruitment, training and ongoing supervision
- Providing financial resources for the Disciple Bible Outreach ministry including leadership training and study materials (manuals, videos and study Bibles).
- Working with the State Department of Corrections, Federal prisons, and local jails and detention centers on behalf of the Annual Conferences.
Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries (DBOM) is a collaborative ministry for the promotion and development of DISCIPLE Bible Study ministries in local churches and other outreach settings. Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries is an incorporated ministry.
There are three ministries that comprise Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries:
- Discipleship and Leadership Development for Local Church Ministry
- DISCIPLE Prison Ministry
- Rings of Fellowship
Rev. Dr. Mark Hicks, Executive Director, Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries of NC, Inc.
Mark Hicks was first appointed founding director of Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries by Bishop Charlene Kammerer in June of 1999. A pioneer and architect of the DISCIPLE Prison Ministry Initiative, Hicks first served as chairperson of the DISCIPLE Prison Ministry Task Force in 1998. While serving in this capacity, he drafted a proposal for a new comprehensive ministry of DISCIPLE Bible Study in North Carolina. Once accepted by the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Conferences of the United Methodist Church, this proposal provided the pattern for Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries of North Carolina. He holds an AB Degree in History from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, a Master of Divinity Degree from Duke University and a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Faith-Based and Government Ministry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He is a General Editor of the publication: “I was in Prison: United Methodist Perspectives on Prison Ministry” and is the creator and author of the RINGS OF FELLOWSHIP Bible Study curriculum for youth. Hicks is an ordained Elder in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and prior to his appointment to Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries, held pastorates in the High Point, Charlotte and Greensboro North Carolina. Hicks has provided numerous DISCIPLE training events both nationally and abroad. Most recently he provided DISCIPLE trainings to Methodist pastors in Peru and Costa Rica. He and his wife, Laura have two daughters and one granddaughter.
Reverend Dr. H. William Green
Darlene Phillips, Administrator
Darlene Phillips serves as the Administrator for Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries. She studied accounting at Northern Virginia Community College. Her work experience includes retail management, office manager for a marble and granite company, a kindergarten teacher and nanny for several years. She is currently also a teacher at A Nesting Place Preschool.
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Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries
P.O. Box 358
Oak Island, NC 28465
Toll-free (855) 980-7400
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