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Writing Coach

Has God put it on your heart to write something?  A writing coach is an expert who comes alongside you to help you theologically and stylistically.  If you are trying to write a book or academic paper or worship song lyrics that are biblically sound, or craft the wording for a faith-based website or brochure, or something else like that, you might benefit greatly by hiring a writing coach to work with you one on one.  We help you finish what you started.

Fill out the inquiry form to schedule a free 20 minute pre-consultation.

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Our Writing Coaches


Jack Painter, Ph.D.

Specializes in: Academic Writing, General Writing Skills, Positional Paper, Essay, Finding Your Writing Style, Dissertation, Editing, Ghost Writing

Dr. Painter earned his Ph.D. at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.  He was the Professor of New Testament and Greek at Simpson University and Adjunct Professor of New Testament at A. W. Tozer Theological Seminary.  His first published volume, The Gospel of John: A Thematic Approach (Wipf & Stock, 2010) develops the motifs of witness, testimony, and identity. He recently published a 30 day devotional for the Moody Center on the subject "Studious."


Jack Painter’s mission statement is:

To celebrate God’s handiwork in the light of God’s Word.

His vision statement is:

To see people freed from fear that forfeits trusted love

His why statement is: 

I believe God puts everything blindingly in plain sight and chooses those who choose Reality.


Jim Sumner, MA, MA

Specializes in: Editing

Jim has a B.S. from Illinois State University, an M.A. from Azusa Pacific University, and an M.A. from A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary.  Jim co-authored Just How Married Do You Want To Be?  (IVP, 2008). He recently published a 30 day devotional for the Moody Center on the subject "Prayer."

Jim Sumner’s mission statement is:

To feed God's truth to the hungry.

His vision statement is:

To see everyone break forth in spontaneous, awestruck worship

His why statement is:

I believe the gift of entering into the glory of God's amazing grace frees the human spirit to dance with the Spirit of God. 


Sarah Sumner, Ph.D., MBA

Specializes in: Books, Articles, Poetry, Song Writing, Greeting Cards


Sarah Sumner earned a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  She holds an MBA from Azusa Pacific University, an MA in from Wheaton College, an MDiv equivalent from Trinity, and a BA from Baylor University. She was trained as a global change agent at Harvard University.  


So far, Sarah Sumner has authored four booksMen and Women in the Church (now in its 12th printing, IVP, 2003), Leadership Above the Line (Tyndale, 2006), Just How Married Do You Want To Be?  (IVP, 2008), and Angry Like Jesus:  Using His Example To Spark Your Moral Courage (Fortress, 2015).  She has published in Christianity Today, Relevant, Leadership Journal, Gifted For Leadership, Neue Quarterly, and Christian Management Report.  She has also contributed to reference books such as Dictionary of Theology and Culture (NavPress, 2009); The Dictionary for Christian Spirituality (Zondervan, 2010), and the 3rd Edition of Elwell’s Evangelical Dictionary of Theology (Baker, 2017).  Currently she is writing a book on headship and a 30 day devotional for the Moody Center on the subject "Passion for the Lost."


Sarah Sumner’s mission statement is:

To build integrity in the Church.

Her vision statement is:

To see people bet on God

Her why statement is: 

I believe God surprises us with yet another jackpot every time we truly trust in Him. 

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