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Dr. Max O. Flynn
Senior Pastor

Dr. Max O. FlynnMax is the husband of his wife, Judy, for 39 years, and the father of 4 girls, with 8 grandchildren - 5 boys and 3 girls.

He is the founder of East Carolina School of Ministry, was a facilitator and instructor with Jacksonville Theological Seminary (JTS) in Jacksonville, Florida for 7 years and now the President of Covenant Theological Seminary. Additionally, he is also a representative for Southern Bible Institute and Seminary (SBIS) in Augusta, Georgia and a licensed Regional Center Director for International School of Ministry for the countries of Cuba and Panama.

He is also the pastor of Radiant Life Foursquare Church in Greenville and superintendent of the North Carolina Coastal Division of Foursquare Churches.

In addition, in 2000 through 2004 Dr. Flynn began his international ministry with Dr. James Temidara, President of Institute of Biblical Ministries training ministers and establishing ministry schools in Nigeria and London.

This was training for his own international ministry, as in 2005 his ministry was extended to Cuba, from which he assisted in establishing a Bible college to create training centers in the nation of Cuba and other Spanish nations beyond. In addition, to supplement that ministry, he is also a Spanish Regional Center for the International School of Ministry through whom they are also equipping Spanish-speaking nations with duplicatable Bible training materials.

In 2008 Dr. Flynn was appointed President and CEO of Covenant Theological Seminary, now in Greenville, NC; to extend, as well as to carry on the influence and legacy of three seminary presidents, Dr. Robert G. Witty, founder of Luther Rice Seminary, Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. Harold Vick, founder of Jacksonville Theological Seminary, also Jacksonville, and Dr. Barney W. English, founder of CTS in Bunn and Wilmington, North Carolina from where CTS has been serving the Body of Christ since 1990.

Dr. Max holds a Bachelor of Divinity from LRS, a Master of Theology with SBIS, and doctoral degrees in Religious Education and Theology from JTS, as well as a Doctor of Divinity degree from SBIS.

Max was first ordained in 1973 in an independent charismatic church in Jacksonville, Florida, and then in 1985, he was ordained by The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.

His life verse and call is 2 Timothy 2:2: The things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also, which is the Lord’s strategy to not only equip people for the work of the ministry, but also to duplicate and multiply their ministry by equipping others who will then additionally disciple others.

 Radiant Life Church