Coaching Program Director

Jerry Essary, PCC, CCLC

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“I believe coaching is one of the greatest discipleship tools available to us today. Coaching brings focus, clarity, direction, and action to the person being coached. If you want to have a greater kingdom impact - coach." 









  • Doctor of Christian Ministry, Southern Baptist School for Biblical Studies
  • Master of Christian Ministry, Southern Baptist School for Biblical Studies
  • B.A. in Religion, Union University 
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) the International Coach Federation
  • Certified Christian Leadership Coach (CCLC) Coach Approach Ministries 

Contact Information

LOCATION: Nashville, TN
PHONE: 615.351.8355
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Further Ministry Experience

  • Director of Coaching, Tennessee Baptist Convention
  • Local Church Ministry (Church Planter, Lead Pastor, Minister of Ed)
  • Director of Mission Beaula Baptist Association

Works / Workshops / Articles

  • Divine Design and SEEK Process (Workshops)
  • Coach Approach to Bible Study (Workshop)
  • Working Even Better Together (Workshop)
  • The Power of Being Heard (Article)
  • Anxiously Searching (Article)
  • I Don't Know What to Talk About Today (Article)
  • The Joy of the Journey (Article)

Linda Miller, MCC, Co-Director of Coaching

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“Coaching has been a huge blessing in my life, and I’ve seen it used by God in so many others’ lives. Whether coaching is focused on personal growth, professional development or anything else, coaching propels people forward."
  • Master Certified Coach (MCC), The International Coach Federation
  • Honorary Doctorate for Contribution to Christian Coaching, 2009
  • Global Liaison for Coaching, The Ken Blanchard Companies