Board of Directors
Dr. J. Floyd Parker, Lead Director
Floyd was born in Marion, SC where he started pursuing his eventual wife in their youth. By high school, he'd worn her down and he and Bonnie were married in 1975. He received his BA from the Baptist College at Charleston, and both a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Theology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has taught across the world at the New Orleans Theological Seminary, North Greenville College, Southern Wesleyan University, the Kenya Baptist Theological College, and the Hungarian Baptist Seminary of Romania.
He has served as pastor at Reedy Creek Baptist Church (as the youth minister), First Southern Methodist Church (as interim pastor), Wannamaker Baptist Church, First Baptist Church in Ware Shoals, and Augusta Road Baptist Church. He is currently the pastor of ACTS Fellowship in Greenville, SC.
Floyd is the President and co-founder of Teleios Ministry. He is also the Vice President and Co-Founder of Teleios Services, a for-profit consultancy that assists business owners and leaders in developing a company culture consistent with their values, mission, and purpose.
He is a well-educated and, if you know him, you know it's true. Who else do you know that can read Hebrew, build a barn, and roast a full pig for a wedding dinner without notice?
Bonnie was born in Honolulu, HI while her father was stationed there during his Navy days. She graduated from the College of Charleston in 1976 with a degree in biology, and worked for seven years as a Medical Research Associate at Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans. After returning to the Upstate of South Carolina, she conducted freshman biology labs at both Erskine College and North Greenville University for several years.
Bonnie has spent her life in missions-oriented churches which helped to develop and affirm her passion for spiritual leadership and missions within her church, and the local and international communities. She was active in the Women’s Missionary Union from her childhood at Marion Baptist Church through 2001, and has served at every level (up to and including the national).
Floyd credits her with being the one who pulls him back from edge and keeps everything running smoothly. She married Floyd in 1975 and they have a daughter, Michal.
Bonnilyn H. Parker, Lead Director
Otto & Elisabeth Kis
Garry Freeman, Director and CFO
Charles & Grace Mbuga
Garry grew up in Brandon community of Greenville, SC, and is a graduate of Carolina High School and Presbyterian College. Garry obtained his certification as a Certified Public Accountant and worked in Clinton, Greenville, and Seneca before opening his own firm in Seneca. After prayer and the leading of the Lord, Garry sold his practice and began a journey as a missionary.
With a background as a Certified Public Accountant, Garry has spent much of his business career in service to small businesses, particularly as an advisor during times of transition. He has had the opportunity to assist those preparing for business start-ups, expansion projects, financing issues, and other areas requiring attention to strategic planning. Garry describes himself as a missionary, and cites the many churches and pastors, ministry center leaders that he’s been led to work with. Personally, Garry has grown to appreciate the great value of a real trust in God, and recalls many instances where God has given him pause with displays of true “shock and awe” as He changed circumstances and lives in phenomenal ways.
Garry and Floyd have walked together with Teleios since 2002. They began Teleios Services in 2008. Garry serves as President. He also serves as Chief Financial Officer for Teleios Ministry .
Garry lives in Walhalla, SC, with his wife Kitty. They have two adult sons. He is the proud grandfather of 3 grandchildren.
Rev. Dean Kaufman, Director
Robert & Lucy Muteithia
A native Pennsylvanian, Dean received his undergraduate degree at Georgetown College in Kentucky, and his seminary degree in Louisville. During his time in Kentucky, he met and married his wife Dorothy.
While serving a church in Nashville, TN, he took a group of youth and adults on the first ever mission trip to Pioneer Mission Territory. While serving in several churches, he took groups to Philadelphia, PN, Lakehurst, NJ, Plattsburg, NY, Port Jervis, NY, New York, NY, and Rome, NY.
After his retirement, he and Dorothy moved to New York City, where he was on the staff of the Metro Baptist Church. While there, he set up a For Pantry and clothing closet.
He is a member of Augusta Road Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. Dean is a founding member of Teleios Ministry and has served on the Board of Directors since 2000.
Dr. Alan Stanford, Director
Alan has been working as a minister since he was 20 years old and continues in active ministry as a church consultant in his retirement years. He has been the Senior Pastor of four churches (two in Texas and two in Virginia), with over 17 years of combined service at Leesburg Community Church in Leesburg, VA. Alan is a graduate of Baylor University, with a Masters of Divinity and Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Alan has also served as a Psychiatric Chaplain at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, John Leland Seminary Vice President, General Secretary of the North American Baptist Fellowship, and Director of Mission Advancement for the Baptist World Alliance. International Missions has always been his passion and so he is very proud to be associated with Teleios as it helps Christians around the world develop and reach their full potential in Jesus Christ.
Alan began his ministry serving small Texas churches and has led churches of all sizes. During his first term as Senior Pastor at Leesburg Community Church, from 1991 to 2001, Sunday morning attendance grew from 250 to 1,200 per week and more than 700 adults were baptized. The church also did more than $7 million dollars of building and remodeling. While serving with the Baptist World Alliance, Alan pastored The Church at Clarendon and led them in a $44 million renovation of their church facility adding affordable housing as a ministry of the church.
He and his wife, Elaine (who is a Choral Conductor, Pianist and the Music Specialist for Loudoun County Public Schools) have two married adult children, Sarah (a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Houston) and Chris (Vice President, Bank of America), and four grandchildren.
Alan joined the Board of Directors in 2015.
April Huguenin, Director
Bernard & Mary Kabaru Mwangi
April was born and raised in Greenville, SC where she lives with her husband Frank, and her furry rescues, Jack and Katniss. She and her husband love to travel, and enjoy just spending time together there and entertaining family and friends. They are long standing members at Christ Church Episcopal where her parents, as well as her husband's parents and grandparents have all been members.
April is the owner of Print Works, a boutique design and print firm, where, for the last 16 years she has partnered with both new and established small- to medium-sized businesses in creating identity packages and providing solutions for their graphic design, print and promotional needs. In 2013, after a summer spent in prayer about another one of her passions - writing an inspirational book, God's answer took her in an unexpected direction, and she began painting! After private lessons, various classes, and traveling across the southeast to study under some very prolific painters, she is now a professional artist. The passion that she feels for the opportunity to paint God's beauty is one of the greatest gifts of her life, and gives her more joy than she can express.
April became involved in Teleios many years ago, and it came at a time that she was looking for a way to help the people of Africa. Again, a blessing from above to have the opportunity to partner with Teleios Ministry where she is able to see on a daily basis the direct impact her contributions make, and to also to be so blessed by the relationships she's forged with Teleios. She was named to the Teleios Board of Directors in 2015.
Her other charitable efforts have included co-chairing the Peace of Triune event to help the homeless community at Triune Mercy Center, which she continues to support by donating her art for auction and consulting. She has also been involved in helping raise money in support of animals, breast cancer awareness, and vulnerable children in Haiti.
Ron Davis has served the Lord as pastor for more than 50 years, beginning his career as a Minister of Youth at First Baptist Church in Newberry, SC. Today, during his “retirement,” Ron serves as intentional interim pastor at churches preparing to call a full-time pastor. He is currently serving Standing Springs Baptist Church in Simpsonville, SC.
He has been actively involved in Southern Baptist Convention life throughout his ministry. In addition to pastoring local churches, Ron was Director of Missions for the Greenville Baptist Association in Greenville, SC (1997-2013). During this time he served as Vice President of SC Directors of Missions twice and in 2009 served as President of all DOMs of the Southern Baptist Convention.
He received his Bachelor Degree from Newberry College, Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Doctor of Ministries Degrees from both Luther Rice Theological Seminary and Gordon Cromwell Reformed Theological Seminary.
Ron is very passionate about missions. He has participated “hands on” throughout the US and and internationally in Brazil, Romania, Panama, and Honduras. He joined the board of Teleios in 2015.
Ron is married to the former June Knight of Simpsonville, SC. They have two adult daughters, Allison and Hailey, and two grandchildren.