He’s had the privilege of helping over 1000 churches grow around the world, authored nineteen books, received the prestigious Donald McGavran award for outstanding church leadership, invested in a successful partnership with Bill Tenny-Brittian, and had a wife who was strong enough to hold him accountable.
These days Bill looks forward to helping grow churches through coaching and through the legacy he’s invested in at The Effective Church Group … because seeing churches grow is still his life’s passion.
I am CEO of Leadership Network. I was previously pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church, a church leader and the planter of two churches.
I am passionate about planting churches but also helping established churches thrive. I love assisting pastors and those in ministry think through leadership, strategy, and life. My specialty is organizational leadership, so in addition to my role as a pastor, as I have time, I consult with church and ministry leaders.
I have more than 35 years of leadership experience, mostly as a self-employed business owner, and have been in full-time ministry for over 15 years. I have successfully led the restart of one church and the planting of two churches, and now we are seeing God’s hand tremendously in church revitalization.
I have a seminary masters and a master’s in organizational leadership. I also once helped lead (as an elected official) a mid-sized city, where I served as Vice Mayor and Finance Chair.
The greatest times for me are with my wife Cheryl and our amazing adult sons, Jeremy, his wife Mary, and our youngest son Nate. Over 20 years ago, I founded a non-profit ministry called Mustard Seed Ministry, which provides devotional resources, conducts family, marriage, and parenting, and church leadership seminars. My INTJ personality on the Myers-Briggs indicator means I have big ideas, I love creative and critical thinking and I love to see progress. I am usually around people but crave downtime.
For years I was usually training for either a half or full marathon. Running was my most productive thinking time. Knee problems in recent years have caused me to stop running, but I’m committed to finding the time I need to fuel my mind, body, and spirit.
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Robin Wood has been pastoring churches and leading organizations since he was 19 years old. Robin is a church planter and a church builder, who uses his dynamic leadership and communication skills to inspire change in the lives of individuals, churches and corporations alike.
One of Robin's greatest strengths as a leader is in the area of fundraising and captial campaigns. Over the last 30 years, he has successfully raised tens of millions of dollars to fund the visions of churches and charities that he has served.
Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., holds the Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College and serves as Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles & books.
Previously, he served as Executive Director of LifeWay Research.
Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, a curriculum used by more than one million individuals each week. Stetzer is also Executive Editor of Facts & Trends Magazine, a Christian leadership magazine with a circulation of more than 70,000 readers.
In 2015, he began serving as the co-host of the BreakPoint This Week radio program with John Stonestreet. He also serves as Visiting Professor of Research and Missiology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Visiting Research Professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has taught at many other colleges and seminaries.
I'm Jeff Hoglen, and I love the church.
I've been a church planter since 2001, and I currently have a church plant in southeast Asia with RockFish Church. The RFC main campus is based in North Carolina, where I previously pastored.
I also oversee a network of 25 churches in the Philippines with DOVE International. Besides that, I'm a certified coach and trainer with the Maxwell Leadership Team and serve as CEO of churchplanting.com.
I'm a practitioner and lifelong learner within the church planting and revitalization fields, and I love to help others learn and grow.
Stephen Trainer is the founder/director of the Graffiti Ministries Learning Center and planter/senior pastor of Graffiti Church in the New York City neighborhood of Coney Island, Brooklyn. He is passionate about doing ministry in our nation's communities of greatest need, a kindness outreach practitioner, and a lover of cities.
Scott Ball is a writer, thinker, communicator, and consultant with The Malphurs Group in the area of church leadership and church planting. He resides in East Tennessee with his wife Allison, son Liam, and daughter Norah. Read more of Scott’s content at ScottBall.net or follow him on Twitter @scottrball or Facebook (facebook.com/scottball.net).