Ep. 116: An Interview With The Wife of Imprisoned Alberta Pastor James CoatesBy Kimberly Cummings and Dr. Shelbi Cullen
In this episode, Kimberly has a conversation with special guest Erin Coates. Erin is the wife of James Coates, who is a TMS alumnus and a pastor at GraceLife Church in Alberta, and who is currently jailed for defying health department restrictions. Erin discusses the difficulties that Canadian churches have faced in the past year and talks with Kimberly about the importance of a biblical ecclesiology.
Kimberly CummingsACBC Certified Biblical Counselor
Kimberly is a born and bred Texan who loves calling Southern California her home. She is the wife of 34 years to her beloved David, and a mom of two beautiful children, and two treasured in-loves.
Kimberly finds great delight ministering alongside her husband as a pastor’s wife at Lake Hills Community Church in Castaic, CA. The Lord has also given Kimberly a deep desire to proclaim Christ and His Word to women through discipleship. She has had the privilege over the past 25 years of being involved in various women’s ministries through teaching Bible studies, leading mission trip teams, as well as teaching women worldwide. She has also been a certified counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors since 2009.
Shelbi L. CullenAssistant Professor of Biblical Studies
Shelbi Cullen currently teaches as an Assistant Professor for the School of Biblical Studies Department at The Master’s University. She completed her biblical counseling training from the Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship, the Master’s University, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She has also been a member of The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) since 2005. She currently serves at Grace Community Church in Sunland, CA where she has the privilege of teaching women in Women’s Ministries, and serving as part of the Biblical Counseling Ministry team. Shelbi is married to her husband Sean and they have 4 grown children.