Means of Grace: Meet the Howells - Incorporating Business Management into Ministry Leadership


Meet the Howells: Incorporating Business Management into Ministry - Episode No. 40

Dr. Vincent Howell and Vince Howell are a father-son team who have co-authored the book, MBA Quick Book for Ministers. In this episode of the Means of Grace podcast, Kim Ingram and Jesse Enniss talk with the Howells about their experience writing together. Vince shares about his experience as a PK (pastor’s kid) and how he incorporates his faith and his MBA into life and ministry. Vincent tells of his experiences as a church pastor and in engineering management. The leadership skills and tools for each overlap. Meet the Howells and learn how leaders can grow necessary skills for ministry, like identifying and developing lay leadership.
Dr. Vincent Howell is the pastor at Centenary UMC in Clemmons. Ordained in the AMEZ Church, he holds a BS from NCA&T in Greensboro; an MA from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island; and a D.Min. from Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan.
Mr. Vince Howell is an IT manager with an insurance company in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Tennessee State University, and both an MBA with a focus in project management and a Master of Healthcare Services Administration from Strayer University.

Show Notes - Episode No. 40

MBA Quick Book for Ministers
Managing Projects in Ministry
Both of these books are available to WNC clergy and laity through the Conference Resource Center or for purchase through Amazon.
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The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:

  • Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
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We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at


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