Meet the Teachers - Big Dream Ministries
Big Dream Ministries exists to help people understand the Bible as God's amazing Word and help them apply Biblical truth to their daily lives. We do this by offering studies that drive people to the Scriptures for answers and equipping leaders with excellent resources to reinforce learning.
The Amazing Collection, Bible study, Know the Word, Biblical Truth
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Meet the Teachers

Pat Harley

The Amazing Collection: The Bible, Book by Book, Invincible Love, Invisible War, Be Amazing, The Amazing Life of Jesus Christ

Pat is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Big Dream Ministries, Inc.  She committed her life to Jesus Christ at the age of thirty-two after He powerfully intervened and healed her broken marriage. After eight years of study, she began teaching the Bible to women, convinced that it was the Word of God that offers help and hope for women today. She was also the co-founder of The Women’s Fellowship that ministered to over four hundred women for eighteen years, and served as the Women’s Ministry Director at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA.  She has spoken at many retreats and conferences, and has a Masters Degree in Education from Western Michigan University and Dallas Theological Seminary. She and her husband have two married daughters and seven grandchildren.

Traci Martin

Be Amazing

Traci is the President of Big Dream Ministries, Inc. She received her degree in Information Technology and worked for several Fortune 500 companies before starting her own consulting company in 1994.  Although she grew up attending church, it was not until Traci was an young adult that she surrendered her life to Jesus.

Traci is currently working toward her masters at Dallas Theological Seminary. Along with managing the daily operations of the ministry, Traci serves the local and international communities through mentoring, speaking, and leading Bible studies. Her passion is helping others view life with its ups and downs from a Biblical perspective while sharing practical ways to live according to God’s Word. Traci is married and has two newly married daughters and a talkative Labrador.

Jennifer McClish

The Amazing Life of Jesus Christ

Jennifer came to faith in Jesus Christ at the age of five but cultivated a life of seeking the approval of others by obeying rules and making good decisions.  After a season of suffering and loss in her late twenties, she settled in her heart once and for all that God is good all the time, and His love never fails—even when she does!  She trusted Christ as her one and only Savior and has been growing in grace and knowledge of Him ever since.  She earned a juris doctor from The University of South Carolina School of Law and practiced law for a few years before becoming a stay-at-home mom.

After years of teaching children in church and leading small group bible studies, God ignited a passion in her for teaching His Word to women.  In 2012, she began teaching The Amazing Collection: The Bible, Book by Book at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. She and her husband live in Marietta, Georgia with their three teenagers.

Kellye Rickman

The Amazing Life of Jesus Christ

Kellye was raised in a church going home, hearing and believing all of the stories about Jesus from her childhood. After college, at age 23, she began to fully follow Jesus and surrendered to Him as the Lord of her life. Her love for the God’s word began to grow quickly and studying scripture became a favorite pastime.

Kellye has been leading and teaching Sunday school for many years, as well as mentoring women and young married couples. She also teaches a weekly women’s bible study to over 100 women each week. Her desire is to encourage all of the people she encounters into a deeper relationship with Jesus. Kellye lives with her husband and their young son in Marietta, Georgia.

Fay Runnion

The Amazing Life of Jesus Christ

Fay has been involved with Big Dream Ministries from the very beginning. Her story was featured on The Amazing Collection: The Bible, Book by Book Exodus video. Fay has led Bible studies for 30 years with a background from Precept Ministries. She was a part of Eleanor Lewis’ early ministry – Insights & Beginnings. Fay led the first women’s conference in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – the first time Christian women leaders from different denominations studied and fellowshipped together.

Fay designed and edited for The Amazing Collection Teaching Guides. The fruit of her dedication and hard work provides the foundation for the next generation of teachers of The Amazing Collection. Fay is a native of Atlanta and currently resides in Marietta, Georgia with her college sweetheart and husband. Together they have a son and daughter, both married to special in-law children. The delights of her heart are her four grandchildren.

Linda Sweeney

The Amazing Collection: The Bible, Book by Book, Invincible Love, Invisible War, Be Amazing

Linda serves on the Board of Directors of Big Dream Ministries, Inc. She accepted Christ as her Savior when she was twelve years old. As an adult, she grew to love God’s Word more and more. By adherence to the wisdom of scripture, she saw God change not only her life, but the lives of others. Because of her passion to excite women to know the Word of God she began teaching the Bible to women in her church and community, has taught Sunday school for many years and was a much-loved Bible Study Fellowship International Teaching Leader for eight years. During that time, she not only taught hundreds of women weekly, but also trained a large group of BSFI leaders in her class. She has taught women’s retreats and conferences in the US and Asia. She and her husband have a two children and two grandchildren.

Robin Rosebrough

Be Amazing

Robin Rosebrough serves on the Board of Directors for Big Dream Ministries, Inc. She has been involved in women’s ministries for over 20 years, served on the Board of The Women’s Fellowship for 14 years and was highly involved with the production of The Amazing Collection DVD series. Because of Robin’s expertise as a cook, homemaker, Bible leader, and disciple maker, she is greatly sought out as a mentor, advisor, counselor, teacher and trainer. Robin is married and has one daughter and two grandchildren.

Eleanor Lewis

The Amazing Collection: The Bible, Book by Book, Invincible Love, Invisible War, Be Amazing, The Amazing Temperaments

At age 26, Eleanor accepted Christ for assurance of heaven. However, when her son was born with a severe birth defect, she turned to God’s Word for answers and found not only a Savior, but an all-powerful Lord. The Word of God came alive and she began teaching and speaking for Christian Women’s Clubs and was a Precept Leader. She taught Bible studies in churches, homes and offices for over thirty years and was an inspirational speaker for conferences and retreats across America and internationally. She was president of Insights & Beginnings, Inc. which produced a video series and Bible study to help people understand their temperament type, overcome weaknesses and use their strengths for God’s glory. This later developed into The Amazing Temperament study. Eleanor went on to be with her Lord, and is survived by her husband, son and two grandchildren.

Margie Ruther

The Amazing Collection: The Bible, Book by Book

Though Margie was not raised in a Christian home, her parents committed their lives to Christ after Margie had married. It was her mother’s godly example and prayers that brought Margie to the Throne of Grace. Her growing love for Jesus and His Word led her to Bible Study Fellowship. After many years of study, she became one of the lead teaches at The Women’s Fellowship of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia, and has trained women to teach the Word of God at retreats and church conferences. Margie and her husband have two sons and a daughter.

Michele Helms

Guest Teacher on Be Amazing

Michele Helms serves along side her minister husband as Vice President of “Driven to Encourage,” an organization they founded together that is devoted to reaching at-risk teens. She spends much of her time mentoring young women in the areas of nutrition, stewardship, and raising godly children. Her expertise in these areas has made her a sought-after speaker at conferences, churches, and small groups. She has also written a book to encourage families to enjoy dinner times together on a regular basis, including some of her favorite recipes. Michele and her husband have five children.

Crawford Loritts

Guest Teacher on Invincible Love, Invisible War

Crawford Loritts holds a Doctor of Divinity from Biola University and a Doctor of Sacred Theology from Philadelphia Biblical University. He is an accomplished writer and speaker who has dedicated his life to ministry. Crawford was the Senior Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia. He and his wife Karen have four grown children and eight grandchildren.

John AlanTurner

Guest Teacher on Invincible Love Invisible War

John Alan Turner is a theologian who writes and teaches, as well as consults with churches to help them accomplish their missions. He believes God calls us to share His message with others in a way that makes sense to them. He has published numerous books and blogs regularly. Living in the outskirts of Atlanta, John is married and has four children.