Dr. Robert Gailey

Current Ministry Role

Professor of Business and Director, Center for International Development, Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego, CA

Years in Ministry

16-24 Years

Areas of Passion

Non-profit, Education, Leadership


Short-term (1-3 months) or Episodic, Long-term (6 months or more)

Why Mentoring?

Many mentors poured into my life for both personal and professional development. I think it is important for us to give back and offer wisdom, support, and encouragement to those who come after us if they are open and willing to engage. We give back in hopes that others' lives and ministry will be more effective and fulfilling if they can avoid common pitfalls and take advantage of specific opportunities. Finally, listening and talking with younger people offers the chance to continue to learn and grow about the cutting-edge challenges faced in ministry by the next generation.

Impactful Books

In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership by Henri Nouwen - has shaped how I look at ministry from God's standards rather than the world's standards.

The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good by Peter Greer with Anna Haggard - has highlighted the temptations in ministry and nonprofit work that leaders face and how to avoid veering off course.

Walking with the Poor: Principles and Practices of Transformational Development by Bryant Myers - excellent analysis of global poverty and ways to address it from a Christian ministry engagement perspective

To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World by James Davison Hunter - offers helpful perspective on the ways different theological traditions have tried to influence the world for good and the strengths and weaknesses of their approaches

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