Message from our Founder




Craig was VP of a successful development company in San Diego, CA when he was called into full-time ministry in 1993. Over the last 30 years, God has touched thousands of lives worldwide through his counseling, seminars, conferences, and workbooks. In early 2000, the Lord began to open doors internationally to China, Russia, Germany, Mexico, India, Cuba, Ukraine, Siberia, and several other countries to conduct pastoral training on how to implement discipleship making that included marriage and parenting as a priority.

After decades of mentoring and training Christian pastors and leaders internationally, Craig felt the call to formalize some of this training and resourcing of pastors – thus FDM Institute was founded in 2021 to provide free training and online resources to pastors and Christian leaders worldwide in their own languages and cultural contexts, on the biblical principles of discipleship for the church and families. Craig has been married since 1980, has three grown children and 4 grandchildren, and resides in Texas.