About

Ministry In Transition was founded by L. Nolan Duck, D. Min. Dr. Duck has 45 years of ministry experience and 12 years as an International Interim Pastor in 6 churches. His calling is to guide the church through times of change.

His experience includes:

2015 – 2016   Intentional Interim Pastor, North Pointe Baptist Church, Hurst, TX

  • Led the church in the resolution of problems related to their former pastor’s departure
  • Led the church leadership in restructuring their committee infrastructure
  • Worked with the Management Team to rebuild the Staff after multiple departures
  • Worked with the Transition Team to guild the church back to health

2014 – 2015  Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church, Sanger, TX

  • Led church in the selection and training of Pastor Search Committee
  • Worked with the Personnel Committee to revise Personnel Policies and Job Descriptions
  • Coached the Staff in their respective Ministry positions

2013 – July 2014   Intentional Interim Pastor, Hampton Road Baptist Church, DeSoto, TX

  • Led the church to refocus on God’s mission after their long term pastor retired
  • Worked with the Personnel Committee to restructure the Staff to fit budgetary constraints
  • Coached the Staff in their respective ministry positions and rebuilt the team
  • Led the church in establishing an effective decision making process

2012 – 2013  Intentional Interim Pastor, Friendship Baptist Church, Fairview, TX

  • Led in the resolution of problems related to their former pastor’s departure
  • Worked with the leadership to reorganize administrative and educational programing
  • Worked with financial leadership to resolve financial issues

2008 – 2010 Intentional Interim Pastor, Cliff Temple Baptist Church, Dallas, TX

  • Led in the resolution of severe financial obstacles
  • Worked with Personnel Committee to restructure the Ministerial Staff
  • Worked with leadership to revise and launch the Goslin Opportunity Center with a $975,000 gift

2005 – 2007   Intentional Interim Pastor, Westbury Baptist Church, Houston, TX

  • Worked with entire leadership team of the church, initially coached and then led Staff
  • Led the administrative teams in a restructuring of their respective roles
  • Worked with the Staff and Finance Committee to lead the church to its first Budget surplus of $250,000

OTHER PREVIOUS POSITIONS

1996 – 2005   Pastor, First Baptist Church, Lufkin, TX

1990 – 1996   Pastor, First Baptist Church, Cleburne, TX

1986 – 1990   Pastor, Canaan Baptist Church, Bessemer, AL

1984 – 1986   Pastoral Intern, Spring Hill Baptist Church, Mobile, AL

1973 – 1984   Youth Minister, University Baptist Church, Fayetteville, AR; Geyer Springs FBC, Little Rock, AR; Northway Baptist Church, Dallas, TX and North Richland Hills Baptist Church, North Richland Hills, TX.

FORMAL EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Ministry, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, 1993
  • Master of Arts in Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, 1984
  • Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, 1980
  • A., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 1975

CORPORATE EXPERIENCE

  • Founder and CEO of DBG Advisors, Richardson, Texas 2006 to present
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, TREC 2012
  • Certified Business Intermediary, 2006
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent, TREC 2005

MISSION EXPERIENCE

  • Led in starting Cross Timbers Cowboy Church, Lufkin, Texas, 2004
  • Mission Leader, International Commission Mission Trip, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2003
  • Discovery Team Member, Texas Partnership Mission Trip, Spain, 2001
  • Mission Leader, Texas Partnership Mission Trip, Glauchau, Germany, 2000
  • Seminary Instructor for CBF Siberian Bible School, Irkutsk, Siberia, 1998
  • Mission Leader, Texas Partnership Mission Trip, Sydney, Australia, 1997
  • Mission Leader, Rio Grande Valley Mission Trip, Weslaco, Texas, 1984

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Adjunct Professor, East Texas Baptist University, Lufkin off-campus site, 2002-03
  • Visiting Homiletics Professor, Siberian Bible School, Irkutsk, Siberia, 1998

DENOMINATIONAL INVOLVEMENT

  • Board Member, The Baptist Standard, newsmagazine for Texas Baptists, 2003-2012
  • Administrative Committee of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, 2003-2005
  • Chairman, Unity Baptist Association Reorganization Committee, 1999-2000
  • Chairman, Unity Baptist Association Director of Missions Search Committee, 1999
  • Chairman, Memorials Committee, Baptist General Convention of Texas, 1996
  • Chairman, Johnson Association Building Committee (built new office), 1995
  • Chairman, Trinity-Brazos Area Reorganization Committee, 1994-1995
  • Vice-Moderator, Trinity-Brazos Area Committee, 1992-1993
  • Moderator, Johnson Baptist Association, 1992-1994
  • Vice-Moderator, Johnson Baptist Association, 1990-1992
  • Church Training Director, Bessemer Baptist Association, 1987-1988.
  • Second Vice-Moderator, Bessemer Baptist Association, 1987-1988
  • Chairman, Credentials Committee, Alabama Baptist Convention, 1986

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Board Member, Hospice in the Pines, not for profit organization, 2003-2005
  • Rotary Club Member, 1990-2001, 2006-Present – Board of Directors 2013 – 2015
  • Board Member, Dallas Chapter of Arkansas Alumni Association, 2007-2011

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

  • Intentional Interim Update Training Events, 2006 to present
  • Intentional Interim Ministry Training, Center for Congregational Health, 2005 & 2010
  • Interim Ministry for Today’s Church, Center for Congregational Health, 2005
  • 4 Roles of Leadership, Franklin Covey Training, 2004
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Franklin Covey Training, 2004 

HONORS

  • Received the Maples, Williamson, and Daehnert Intentional Interim Ministry Award for 2012, Baptist General Convention of Texas.
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International, 2009
  • Outstanding Alumni of the Year, Dallas Chapter of the Arkansas Alumni Association, 2008.

Contact Dr. Duck to inquire about his services.