Texas - Houston


SUM Houston is an extension of SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary, a fully accredited Bible College that is training men and women to proclaim Christ throughout the cities of our world!  While preparing for ministry at SUM-Houston, you will receive academic excellence, practical hands-on ministry, and transformational mentorship.

Here is what sets SUM-Houston apart:

  • Leadership Development
  • Pastoral Ministry Training
  • Children's Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Dynamic Worship
  • Drama Ministry
  • Community Outreach
  • Cross-cultural Ministry

We exist to help students live out the call of God on their life and the passion He's placed in them.

Visionary Leadership


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Don Nordin has more than 35 years experience as a lead pastor. He is married to Susan Ashcraft Nordin and together they have two grown children and four grandchildren. Don and Susan pastor CT Church in Houston, a congregation which has grown to 2,500 under their leadership. Pastor Nordin holds a bachelor of ministry degree from Central Christian University. His apostolic anointing and pastor’s heart motivate his visionary leadership.
Pastor Nordin’s peers in the Arkansas and South Texas districts of the Assemblies of God have elected him to a host of leadership positions. These include executive presbyter and assistant district superintendent. Pastor Nordin is an entrepreneurial leader. Donors have committed tens of millions of dollars to kingdom projects under his care.  
Pastor Nordin’s two books, Working at God’s Altar and The Audacity of Prayer, have inspired thousands. He is the founder and president of Global Ministries Network (gmnonline.org) which credentials ministers and oversees the work of member churches. 

Pastor Nordin travels extensively conducting revivals, altar worker training seminars, board and staff training, teaches on effective church structures and much more!

Each year Don and Susan host Empowerment Conference at CT Church. Empowerment Conference is a top tier preaching and resourcing event. It draws hundreds of ministers from all over the world.  Empowerment Conference features some of the premier speakers in today’s Pentecostal circles. 

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Susan Nordin

Susan Nordin serves as the associate pastor at CT Church in Houston alongside her husband, Lead Pastor Don Nordin.

Susan is active and aggressive in training men and women to proclaim the gospel in cities around the world via her work as the campus director for the Houston School of Urban Missions Leadership College (SUM). SUM is a cohort of the Oakland, California based School of Urban Missions and as such is a fully accredited Bible college. 

Her ministry is also helping to change the lives of homeless school children and impoverished families through her work with the Project Houston Community Development Corporation. Project Houston conducts weekly food fairs, back-to-school health fairs, Live Well life coaching and sponsors homeless students through the McKinney-Vento program within the Houston and Pasadena school districts.

Susan holds a bachelor of ministry degree from Central Christian University of North Carolina and draws inspiration, wisdom and compassion from her 38-plus years of experience in the ministry. 

Susan loves personal time with Scripture and her four grandbabies, reading, decorating and shopping.



CT Church
9701 Almeda Genoa Rd.
Houston, TX 77075
Phone: (713) 944-4815  Ext 228

Email: susan@ctchurch.tv
Website: ctchurch.tv