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Fred Hartley is Lead Pastor of Lilburn Alliance Church in Metro Atlanta where he and his wife Sherry have served since 1988. Fred and Sherry both graduated from Wheaton College. Fred received his graduate degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He and Sherry have four children and 10 grandchildren. Fred’s father, Al Hartley, was a professional cartoonist illustrating “Archie” comics.


Fred has authored 19 books including Everything by Prayer, Prayer on Fire, and his brand new book, God on Fire.

Fred is also President of the College of Prayer International with over 225 campuses worldwide serving over 100,000 students. For fun he enjoys running, riding his motorcycle, and a very mediocre game of golf.


Stephen Hartley received his bachelors degree from Wheaton College and Master of Divinity degree from Gordon - Conwell Theological Seminary. He currently serves as an Associate Pastor at Lilburn Alliance Church.

Stephen met his wife Emily at Wheaton College and they have 2 children. He enjoys preaching, evangelism and sports. 


Stephen has a passion to make disciples of all nations in the local church.  He  believes the local church - partnering with established college institutions - can be the best way to raise the next generation of church leaders.


Pete grew up in Gabon, Africa, a son of C&MA missionaries.  He attended the International Christian Academy boarding school in the Ivory Coast, and then studied psychology and missions at Nyack College, NY.  He finished at Alliance Theological Seminary where he eventually earned an MPS in Urban Ministry.

From 1993 to 1998 he was youth pastor of First Alliance Church in Lexington, NC, after which God called him to continue working with youth in Burkina Faso.  While in Burkina Faso, Pete met his wife Alice and they were married in 2000.   

In 2014, Pete became the Envision international development coordinator, helping people and churches in the U.S. to define their passion for service and mobilizing them for ministry through our Envision sites in the US and around the world.  

In 2016, God called Pete, Alice, Charity, and Sam to open an Envision site in Clarkston, GA (near Atlanta) to reach out to refugees.  The vision is to establish employment opportunities for refugees to meet their felt needs for jobs and friendship, to establish house churches among them, to get them involved with American families in local churches, and help them find churches and Christian support in the neighborhoods to which they eventually move.


Called to teach as a teenager, Darlene Bressler earned her bachelor’s degree at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, a master’s at Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, and a doctor of philosophy at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.  She began her teaching career in elementary schools in Pennsylvania and Maryland, followed by her first appointment as a college faculty member at Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa, Georgia.


Subsequently, she served as a Professor of Education at Houghton College in Houghton, New York, where she also assumed administrative responsibilities as department chair and associate dean.  Following nearly three decades of service at Houghton, she was appointed Professor of Education and Vice President of Academic Affairs for the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana.


Now retired from full-time service in higher education, she is passionate about supporting young adults as they seek to become the person God is calling them to be and to discover how they can best be instrument of God’s grace and love.

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