About our Writers
Jim Elliff is founder and president of Christian Communicators Worldwide (CCW). For nearly twenty years prior to the beginning of CCW, he served as teaching pastor or on the pastoral staff of churches in Florida, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma.
Since 1985 Jim has addressed Christian ministries, seminaries, Bible schools, universities, churches, and pastors’ fraternals of various denominations throughout most of the United States and in many foreign countries. Most of Jim’s foreign conferences have been in Europe and southern Africa, although additional trips include several countries of South and Central America. Jim has been privileged to address groups in all kinds of settings-everything from a witch doctor’s hut to a Communist meeting hall!
Jim has a passion to communicate. He is the author of four books that have been published in the US and overseas, Led by the Spirit, Pursuing God-A Seeker’s Guide, Going Under: Discussions on Baptism, and Wasted Faith, along with a popular booklet for children called The Eaglet. He has also written or edited many other booklets published by CCW. Jim’s articles also appear in a variety of periodicals and his messages are frequently heard on radio. He was featured in a seven-part interview called How Children Come to Faith in Christ with FamilyLife Today hosted by Dennis Rainey, and in a five-part series on Revive Our Hearts with Nancy DeMoss. Jim has contributed chapters in several other books, as well as writing extensively for the web. Many of his articles may be found at www.CCWtoday.org ,www.BulletinInserts.org,www.CCWBlog.org , and www.WayToGod.org.
Jim served as the consultant for the Midwestern Center for Biblical Revival at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri, and co-directed the North American Convocation on Revival. He also participated in the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals Summit meeting at Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jim currently serves on advisory boards for Coram Deo Ministries (Italy) and Editora FIEL (Brazil). These, and other associations, speak for Jim’s desire to see genuine reformation and revival in our day.
In addition to his writing and travel, Jim began Christ Fellowship of Kansas City in 2003. This unique church is made up of home congregations in the Kansas City metro area.
In 1974 Jim earned his B.A. from Ouachita Baptist University, followed by a Masters from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1976 Jim married Pam Knight of Lincroft, New Jersey. He now has an active family of five. His wife and children, Benjamin, Bryan, and Laura, sometimes travel with Jim both in the States and overseas.
Daryl Wingerd is a pastor of Christ Fellowship of Kansas City and a writer and editorial assistant at Christian Communicators Worldwide. Many of his articles can be found online at www.CCWtoday.org, www.BulletinInserts.org , and www.CCWblog.org. Daryl has also been published in The Journal of Modern Ministry.
Before being called into the ministry, Daryl was a Los Angeles County deputy sheriff from 1986 to 2000 where he was named Deputy of the Year in his region for 1999. He is an outdoorsman, and enjoys working with his hands. He has excellent gifts in teaching and writing. Daryl has a musical wife, Jenny, and five great kids who share the ministry with him.
Steve is a seminar leader, writer, and editorial assistant for Christian Communicators Worldwide. Since 2007, Steve has traveled to churches around the country teaching a seminar on childhood conversion, typically staying through Sunday morning in order to preach. He also thoroughly enjoys communicating the Bible at retreats, conferences, and pastor’s meetings of various denominations. In addition, Steve loves to teach through writing. Many of his articles may be found at www.BulletinInserts.org,www.CCWblog.org , and www.CCWtoday.org.
In 1998, Steve earned his B.A. from Cedarville University, followed by a Masters of Divinity in 2001 from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. For nearly five years prior to serving with CCW, he was the pastor of First Baptist Church of Athens, Ohio.
Along with his current ministry with CCW, Steve serves as an elder in Christ Fellowship of Kansas City , a unique church made up of home congregations in the Kansas City metro area.
Steve married Patty Noble of Westwood, New Jersey, in 1998, and they now have three children: Katie, Luke, and Lilly. You can keep up with Steve’s ministry and family by visiting www.ChristCommunicator.wordpress.com.
Kole Farney is a writer, speaker and assistant to Jim Elliff at Christian Communicators Worldwide. He is one of six pastors of Christ Fellowship of Kansas City, a network of congregations that meet primarily in homes in the Kansas City metro. Kole is passionate about encouraging pastors, helping churches, orphan care, and teaching people how to study the Bible for themselves. He is husband to Rachel and dad to Karter and Russell.
Kole attended Kansas State University (BA) and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div).