Dr. Tony Crisp

Dr. Crisp, a native Tennessean, has been a Pastor for more than 47 years in churches large and small across the United States. Presently serving as Senior Pastor of Church on the Way, Kingsport, Tennessee. He has served on various committees and boards at every level of Southern Baptist denominational life, including the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville, TN. He has served as university and seminary faculty and two terms as a university trustee. He presently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem-USA. Since 2021 Dr Crisp serves as an Evangelical Advisor to “The Museum of the Jewish People” (ANU), in Tel Aviv, Israel. Fall semester 2023, Dr Crisp was appointed as Executive Director of Israel Studies” at Brewton-Parker College, Mt Vernon, GA.

Dr. Crisp is owner and president of TLC Holyland Tours, LLC. He has travelled to Israel for study and research since 1977. He founded the company in 1987, formally launched in 2003. This cutting-edge company is at the forefront of customized study, educational and travel for Christian Discipleship.

He is acknowledged and embraced among evangelicals as a leading authority on the historical, geographical, and cultural context of both ancient and modern Israel. Dr. Crisp is the Senior Bible Teacher of the “Bible Time Broadcast” Radio/TV and host of “On the Way, with Dr. Tony Crisp” and “365 Bible Reading Plan” daily podcasts. He and Karen, his wife since 1978, have 3
grown children and 6 grandchildren.

Among the many regional and national honors awarded to Dr. Crisp, Liberty University’s “Stand with Israel Club” conferred on him their “Friend of Israel” annual award. Dr. Crisp served for a decade on the prestigious National Council of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Washington, DC., and was a member of AIPAC’s National Speaker’s Bureau. He served two years on the Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group United States Dept. of State, Office of Religion and Global Affairs, Washington, D.C. He presently serves as Corporate Pastor of 5 Stones Intelligence Corporation and a Co-founder and Director of Warriors-Walk.

Dr. Crisp is author of “Passport to Israel, A Pilgrim’s Guide” ”The Story of the Crimson River” and various study guides related to the Center for Holy Land Studies, including the “Holy Land Studies Pastor’s Preparation Course.”

For more information on Tony’s Ministry please see tonycrisp.org; tlcholylandtours.com; warriors-walk.com

Mark JenkinsRev. Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins is an award-winning producer director and writer with a career that began in secular broadcast television working with nearly every major television network. He transitioned into Christian broadcasting and served for more than 3 decades as the Executive Producer of The Victory Hour which was the nation’s longest-running Christian television program. He is also the co-founder and former president of Words of Victory ministries which managed The Victory hour and worked in association with many of the nation’s leading Christian ministries and networks. Mark has also been a long-standing member of the National Religious Broadcasters and he served for many years as a member of the association Presidents Council. Mark is a passionate defender of Israel as an advocate for the Jewish state in Washington D.C. He has served as a lay leader with the American Israel Public Affairs committee. He is also a co-founder of the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast which is a global prayer effort among an international consortium of Christian and Jewish parliamentarians, business, and religious leaders. He was named a “Good Will Ambassador” by the State of Israel. He produced the first international broadcast of the official state ceremony of Israel for Holocaust Remembrance, and for ten-year aided Yad Vashem in distributing programming to Christian networks worldwide. Upon leaving Words of Victory Ministries, he became the United States Representative of the Christian Desk of Yad Vashem which is the World Holocaust Memorial and Education Center in Jerusalem.

Today Mark works with Dr. Crisp in educational programs and as an advocate for the State of Israel. He co-directs Hope for Israel – a grass roots pro-Israel relief effort in Virginia. He continues to work with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and he serves as a trustee for the Friends of Israel Gospel ministries, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected pro-Israel organizations.

Greg Elgin

Greg is a multimedia professional with more than 25 years of experience in video production and leading successful teams. He is an experienced producer and event manager also skilled in photography. President of New Frontier Digital in Richmond, Greg has served on the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Where most people see problems, Greg sees possibilities.

Greg lives in the Richmond, Virginia area and will be working alongside Mark Jenkins to edit and produce the thirty-minute broadcast segments being taped for use on TV in conjunction with the NRB.  He will be serving as the Manager/Producer of Bible Time with Dr. Tony Crisp.

Nathan Van Gundy

Nathan has over 20 years of experience in graphic/web design. After working many years as an independent contractor for Dr. Crisp, he is now part of the Solinity Marketing team which handles marketing ventures for Dr. Crisp. His desire is to use his talents for God’s glory.

Nathan resides in the rolling farmlands of Strawberry Plains, Tennessee where his adventurous spirit shines through hobbies like flying drones, playing basketball, and kayaking. However, his greatest joy comes from spending quality time with his wife and children.

Zach CochranZach Cochran

Zach has over 30 years of experience as an audio engineer and has spent the last 20 years designing and installing media systems for churches, training media teams, and working in photography/videography. He is currently the Producer for On The Way with Dr. Tony Crisp Podcast, and serves as Director of Media with Church On The Way in Kingsport TN. He spends much of his spare time in online Bible Classes and Leadership Training.
When he’s not working in media, Zach also works as an instructor in self-defense, private protection services, and tactical training. He has had several opportunities to train with the Israeli Defense Forces and now uses that to help train church safety teams.
Zach has been married to his wife Stephanie since November of 2002 and they have 2 children, Ezekiel and Ezzabella. As a family, they love traveling and spending time together.