Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Kurt Genteman

Dr. Kurt Genteman received the degree of Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1969 from the University of Illinois. After serving three years as an officer in the United States Navy, he worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, his last capacity as Assistant General Auditor. During this period, he pursued graduate studies at Georgia State University. In 1977 he graduated with a Masters of Business Administration and in 1979 he earned the Masters of Professional Accountancy. In 1980 he successfully completed the Executive Development Program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tennessee.  Subsequently he was the General Auditor for a major Atlanta bank and later became the Chief Financial Officer for an international Christian ministry. In 1986 he formed Computer Synectics, Inc., a computer consulting business and in 2016, founded Strategic Internet Marketing, LLC.

In 1995, together with his wife he pioneered Vine Life Ministries, Inc. While pastoring Vine Life, he developed a passion for seeing the fullness of the Kingdom of God revealed in Athens, GA, more specifically, as it impacted those living in poverty. Concomitantly, because of his extensive business background his vision was to bring Kingdom principles to the business sector.  Together they led Kurt to pursuing the Doctor of Ministry degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

With his wife, Laurel, the couple has three grown children and seven grandchildren.

Dr. Jesse Coyne

For Dr. Jesse Coyne, joining ACMin is like coming home  both personally and spiritually. A lifelong Bulldog, Jesse encountered the living God in Athens while pursuing an undergraduate degree in biology. Questions that were awakened through YoungLife ministries were given shape and definition through the  ministries of the Baptist Student Union, Northpoint Community Church, and several local congregations.

Upon completion of his degree, Jesse returned home to Norcross, GA where he married his wife Stephanie and worked as a youth minister, barista, and YoungLife staff person while his wife completed seminary at McAfee School of Theology. Jesse began seminary at the Atlanta extension of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary before moving to New Orleans to complete an MA in Biblical Studies and eventually a Ph.D. in New Testament. During their 8 years in New Orleans, Jesse and Stephanie had their daughter Annie and adopted their son Logan.

Prior to joining ACMin, Jesse had a brief stint in Conyers before moving to his current location in Madison, GA, where his wife works as the minister to youth and children at Madison Baptist Church, and Jesse taught online classes for New Orleans Baptist and in various locations for Mercer University.

Jesse entered seminary to prepare for campus ministry, but he quickly fell in love with the academic study of the Bible. He is passionate about helping others read and fall in love with the biblical text so that it can transform their hearts and minds to better love God and neighbor. Jesse is excited about joining the ACMin faculty where he can explore the challenges of faith and practice alongside others who love God’s Word and who cling to the belief that it can transform lives and communities.

When not teaching or studying the Bible, Jesse loves to spend time with family and friends outdoors, playing any game that involves a frisbee, watching college football (Go Dawgs!), and drinking coffee while doing any and all of those.

Dee Pesaresi

Dee Pesaresi is a fully trained Elijah House Prayer Ministry instructor, and she uses her gifts to build up, mature, and train the Body of Christ by evangelizing the uncircumcised areas of people’s hearts.  Dee participated in an internship program to hone her prayer ministry and leadership skills.  At ACMin, Dee has written and taught Healing Shame and Walking in Sonship curricula, and she also teaches Levels 1 and 2 Elijah House courses.  She also serves in the ACMin Prayer Ministry Center.

What she enjoys most about leading Elijah House Prayer Ministry courses is watching how Jesus transforms each student’s life.  While many enroll in classes to obtain an intellectual knowledge of ministering to others, Elijah House courses are designed to train our intellect as well as heal wounded places in our lives.  Students’ personal healing enables them to minister more effectively to others–in their families, churches, and communities.

Dee has played a significant role at ACMin as an instructor, helping the college to fulfill its desire and calling to equip men and women for Christian life and ministry with biblically-centered spiritual and personal foundations. With Dee’s help, ACMin is a place that trains and positions its students to minister to the heart as well as the mind.

Dr. Ray Morris

As Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Morris is responsible for the overall quality and integrity of the academic programs in keeping with the institutional goals and belief statement, for providing leadership toward the achievement of the highest possible level of excellence in the academic activities of the college in accordance with the institution’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.

Dr. Morris’s primary responsibilities at ACMin include providing leadership in the process of achieving and maintaining accreditation for the college, assisting in strategic planning for the college, overseeing the implementation of the college’s academic programs, insuring the quality and accuracy of ACMin academic program publications, and managing the implementation of a student and departmental records maintenance system. He also teaches New Testament Survey and The Book of Revelation course.

Dr. Morris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercer University, a Master of Divinity (with Religious Education) degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Education degree, also from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been the Executive Director of the Commerce Center for Christian Education since its inception in1984. During those years he directed and taught in the Center’s release-time ministry for ten years, and for more than twenty-four years, its k-12 Christian school.

Dr. Morris is an active member of Montgomery Heights Baptist Church in Commerce, GA. He is married to Mollie and has four grown children and six grandchildren (with another one on the way). Dr. Morris is an avid runner. He has completed five marathons and numerous other shorter distance events.

ACMin Academic Dean Committee

Dr. Dan Dunn

Dr. Dan Dunn

B.A. Oral Roberts University
M.Div. Candler School of Theology
Ph.D. Asbury Theological Seminary

Dr. Lee Mason

Dr. Lee Mason

B.B.A. The University of Georgia
M.B.S. Reformed Theological Seminary
D.Min. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Raymond Morris

Dr. Raymond Morris

B.A. Mercer University
M.Div. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ed.D. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Carlos Sibley

Dr. Carlos Sibley

B.S. Auburn University
M.Div. Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
D.Min. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Every semester ACMin offers a variety of courses developed to meet the requirements of various programs including certificate, associate, bachelors and masters with concentrations in areas such as worship arts, care and counseling, and field ministry (missions). An integral part of each course is the syllabus, which serves as a road map by which students and faculty navigate the various lessons and assignments. Another, less visible, yet essential part of the development of every ACMin course is the work of the Academic Dean Committee.

The Academic Dean Committee is comprised of respected local Christian leaders with doctorate-level credentials from respected theological institutions.  Their charge is to review all ACMin Course Syllabi, ensuring that the course content aligns with our Belief Statement and the ACMin Educational Goals. Academic Deans, Dr. Raymond Morris, Dr. Carlos Sibley, Dr. Lee Mason and Dr. Dan Dunn study each course syllabus to determine how closely the instructor’s lessons, required readings, assignments (papers, tests, journals, etc.) correlate with the college’s Christian Philosophy of Education, Educational Goals and Program objectives. Dr. Deborah Huckaby, chair of the Christian Ministry Program, then works with individual instructors to incorporate any recommendations into the course syllabus. The excellent quality and theological integrity of ACMin. educational courses is evidence of the work of our dedicated Academic Deans.