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For Pastors and Church Leaders

RE: CHURCH Podcast

RE: CHURCH is a GFA podcast to encourage pastors and church leaders as they refocus, renew, and revitalize their churches. This podcast offers practical tips and suggestions to help you equip disciples to continually make disciples. Each podcast shares an interactive interview with pastors, pastors’ wives, or various church leaders and addresses both theological and practical topics. Podcasts are biweekly and last for about 20 minutes. Send suggested topics and feedback to Dr. Marshall Fant at 

About the Host, Dr. Marshall Fant

Dr. Marshall FantDr. Marshall Fant leads the Church Consulting and Strategic Planning Program at GFA, which is a special outreach ministry to assist healthy churches with strategic planning and revitalize struggling ones. As a certified church consultant, he is available to work with churches on leadership, disciple-making, financial, and facility challenges. Dr. Fant has 21 years of pastoral experience and holds a B.S. in administrative management from Clemson University, an M.Div. from Bob Jones University, and a D.Min. from Central Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Before entering the ministry, Marshall partnered with his father in the leadership of Fant’s Office Supplies in Anderson, SC, where he became familiar with short- and long-range business plans, human resources procedures, employee training programs, goal setting, and various applications of computer systems. When the Lord turned his heart toward the pastorate, he and his wife Gretchen replanted Harvest Baptist Church in Rock Hill, SC, in 1996, and saw it grow from an average attendance of 12 to 260 people.

Marshall and Gretchen Fant have been married since 1981. They have five grown children and ten grandchildren.

The Latest Episodes

RE: CHURCH 5 | When Should a Pastor Think of Leaving a Ministry?
Dr. Fant interviews Bruce McAllister, Director of Pastor Relations at Bob Jones University. 

RE: CHURCH 4 | Burnout, Ineffectiveness, and the Bivocational Pastor
Dr. Fant interviews Matt Wilson, director of Grandview Camp in Arizona. 

RE: CHURCH 3 | The Importance of Women's Ministries
Dr. Fant speaks with his wife, Gretchen, about what women's ministries should look like in a healthy church. 

RE: CHURCH 2 | Facing Physical Adversity in Ministry
Dr. Fant discusses physical adversity with Rand Hummel, director of The Wilds Christian Camp of New England. 

RE: CHURCH 1 | Introducing RE: CHURCH
An interview with Mark Batory and Sarah Hartwig introduces the podcast.