The Bullock Institute started with a passion and goal to equip existing and future leaders with the knowledge, skills, and experience to thrive in their ministry context. We do this through conducting research to provide practical insight to those serving in the mission field, producing resources relevant to personal and organizational growth, and providing training and experiences that will equip Christian leaders in knowledge, skill, and character for positive impact in their own lives, homes, marketplace engagements, and churches.
Will McRaney, Ph.D. – President
Dr. Will McRaney is a creative and forward thinker who helps leaders devise effective strategies for their ministry contexts. He brings a wealth of local church and parachurch leadership experience to the Bullock Institute. In addition to pastoring and planting local churches, he served as a tenured faculty member at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, served in strategic roles in two Baptist State Conventions, and has decades of research, writing, coaching, and training leaders in local churches and other ministry contexts.
At several seminaries, Dr. McRaney taught students in the fields of evangelism, discipleship, leadership, and church planting. His evangelism book has been a required textbook in seminaries across North American and published in three languages. For six years, Dr. McRaney served churches across Florida with the Florida Baptist Convention in the areas of evangelism and church planting. After that, Dr. McRaney served as the Executive Director of the Maryland/Delaware Baptist Convention with its 600 churches.
He has led conferences and training events from coast to coast.
He combines his passion for people with his wealth of practical, academic, and leadership experience to help leaders develop their character, skills, and effectiveness in their unique ministry context.
Harold Bullock – Chancellor
The Bullock Institute is named after Harold Bullock, serves as the senior advisor to the Bullock Institute and as the Chancellor of the seminary, Bullock Theological Institute. Harold devoted his life to equipping and training Christians and leaders for the local church, North America, and various parts of the world.
Harold served in the ministry for nearly 50 years and served as the Senior Pastor of Hope Church that he founded for over 40 years, an innovative church in Fort Worth, Texas. Hope began in 1978 with a vision to help with planting churches in the cities of the world. During the past 40 years, people going out from Hope Church have planted more than 100 churches. Hope is currently a congregation of about 1,000 in attendance.
Harold uses his experience as a researcher, author, conference leader, and local church leaders to share his ministry paradigms and wisdom from God’s Word and leadership. His transcultural principles for ministry assist leaders with helpful aids regardless of their ministry context.
The Bullock Institute is thankful for its growing number of partners dedicated to developing capable Christian Leaders and ministries. Two Key partners are Northwest Seminary in Vancouver, Canada, and Generations Church in Trinity, Florida. Under Dr. Kent Anderson, Northwest Seminary has partnered with the Bullock Institute to equip seminary students with fully accredited international degrees. Generations Church, under pastors Johnny Scott and Mickey Pittman, have partnered with the Institute to host a residency program for Students of the Bullock Theological Institute.
The Bullock Institute is also thankful for its partnership with churches and experienced ministers, including trained ministry mentors Dr. Joel Breidenbaugh, Dr. Bobby Gilstrap, Dr. Jimmy Knott, Dr. Eugene McCormick, Jimmy Crosby, Robert Beckman, and Dr. Hal Stewart.