Dr. Bruce Snavely - Board President

Dr. Bruce Snavely, president and founder of GBTF, has spent his entire adult life in church planting, missions, or Christian education. God has uniquely qualified him to spearhead the Global Baptist Training Foundation with twenty years as a missionary/pastor, fifteen years as a professor in Bible colleges, and an education that includes a Master of Divinity degree and a PhD in Historical Theology from Trinity College at the University of Bristol, UK.


Bruce is the author of three books, the latest of which is ‘Indigenous’, released in December 2019. This highly readable volume chronicles the work of Global Baptist Training Foundation and challenges church leaders to bring balance to their missions programs by directly training and supporting nationals to reach their own nations for Christ. All of Bruce’s books are available at Dr. Snavely is available for speaking engagements when he is not teaching courses internationally.

Mr. Fred Menna

Mr. Fred Menna has served on the board of GBTF since 2012. He spent his entire adult life as high school teacher in biology, health, and physical education for 36 years. Fred holds both a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree from the University of Rhode Island.


During that time he also actively served Ocean State Baptist Church for 24 years teaching in the Singles and Seniors Departments, and serving as a Trustee for 22 years.


Fred and his wife, Joyce have two daughters one grand-daughter.

Mrs. Grace Snavely - Board Treasurer

Mrs. Grace Snavely has a Master of Education degree as well as significant additional graduate work in English at Harvard University. She is available for women’s studies courses and English instruction and has taught for GBTF in Myanmar, Hungary, and Rwanda. Since 95% of the available ministry resources (in print and online) are in English, many pastors and Christian workers on mission fields desire a better understanding of the English language to enhance their study options. For those pursuing further study in English, GBTF can offer English instruction alongside the theological training modules. When Grace is not traveling and teaching with Bruce, she loves to spend time with her seven grandchildren.

Dr. Cindy Evans - Educational Advisory

Dr. Cindy Evans has earned three degrees in education, B.S. in Elementary Education, from Baptist Bible College, Masters in Education from Drury University, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of North Texas. She was the Superintendent of New Covenant Academy in Springfield Missouri and also was an adjunct professor for Boston Baptist College, College of the Ozarks, and Southwest Baptist University. She taught elementary school for six years and college for fifteen years. She was the Head of the Education Department at Baptist Bible College in Springfield Missouri and earned state certification for the College of Education. She has spoken at educational conventions and written a Study Skills Curriculum which was sold to the Study Smarts Corporation. She has published educational articles for various journals. Cindy and her husband, Kirk, have two adult children.

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