Jim and Sterling O’Neill
Developing Leaders | Empowering a Generation | Changing the World for Christ
Jim serves as the Associate General Director for Frontier Ventures giving attention to leadership, mobilization, global partnerships and is the Founder of the Center for Global Mission. He is passionate about equipping a new generation of leaders that make a global impact for Jesus Christ.
Previously, Jim is a seasoned ministry executive who served as executive vice president and interim president for Tennessee Temple University, president of CrossWorld and ABWE. In the 1990’s he returned to Liberty University, where he lead the academic missiology program. He has two degrees in missiology, a doctorate from Western Seminary and a master’s from Grace Theological Seminary. He received his bachelor’s degree from Liberty University. Through all of these ministry experiences the common thread has been a love for assisting younger leaders in their preparation for God’s Kingdom assignment. Thus the ELC.
He has been married to Sterling M. O’Neill, his bride and best friend, for 37 years.
Sterling once a southern girl from SC, loves being married and working along side Jim. She has great joy being a mother of 4 grown adults and now a grandmother of 4 wonderful grandchildren. She has lived and served in many places, here and abroad. Now living in the Harrisburg, PA. area. She also enjoys people, writing, creating, art, and tennis.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies and a Master’s in Religion and International Cultural Studies. Sterling was called to missions before she was married and is a passionate agent for missional change along with Jim. She has actively worked among mission workers, young leaders, students and served as a professor of missions at Liberty University. Sterling writes a blog of her experiences of mission life and faith at her website (www.sterlingoneill.com) “Woman to Woman: Journeying together through Faith and Missions”.
Sterling’s strengths are people development skills, personal relationships, intercessory prayer and has a creative side to her. As Co-Founder with her husband of CGM Sterling loves to be the ambassador at large, and Hospitality Coordinator liaison to the locations hosting the NGLC events and the delegates attending, among other things. Whatever needs to be done Sterling wants to be there to help.
Simultaneously, she works as a Consultant and Certified Global Life Coach developing leaders for the Global Church as a member of Frontier Ventures (FV) as well. She gets excited in collaborating with others, seeing everything come together. Then she loves being able to sit back and smile, observing everyone else having a great time, and coming away falling more in love with Jesus.