Over the past 20 years, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to speak to thousands of people – from teenagers gathered for a weekend church retreat, to a diverse congregation at a local church, to groups of leaders and business people at conferences.
So thanks for considering me for your next event. To answer some of your questions, I’ve put together this page.
Here’s what you can expect
- A carefully tailored message. While I have several tried and true sermons and presentations, I will work hard to make sure the message is appropriate for your group and fits your style.
- Clear communication on the front end. I’ll work hard to listen to your needs and expectations. I’ll come prepared based on our discussions.
- Notes, slides and relevant materials. I’ll send all assets in advance so you or your team can have everything in time to stick to your normal routine.
A little bit about me
I grew up in Jacksonville. As an 18-year-old college freshman, I started working with teenagers at a local church in Tallahassee, Florida.
In 2005, my wife and I moved to Atlanta to start a brand new church. Starting a church is an interesting endevaor, a blend of helping people, raising money and leading a business. Within a year, more than 700 people were attending on a regular basis. I led and spoke at Oak Leaf Church for about five years.
In 2010, I joined the team at The Rocket Company, where I quickly moved from Content Director to COO to CEO. During my time there, we grew from $450,ooo in annual revenue to $2 Million in annual revenue. We came in at #602 on the Inc 5000 list in 2013 and were named a best place to work in Atlanta. I sold my stake in the company in 2014.
In 2015, I started Church Fuel, a content-based subscription company that helps churches and non-profits. We offer a series of downloadable resources and online courses, and the core product is a monthly membership program.
Today, I spend my time speaking, consulting, coaching and writing. Here are some of the topics I speak about at conferences, conventions, and meetings.
- On the Importance of Work: Most of us will spend 1/3 of our life in an office or on the job. Those hours don’t have to be wasted.
- Creating Scalable Systems: The key to growth isn’t working harder and it’s not working smarter, it’s building systems to ensure the right work is done in the right way.
- The Startup Way: What can any organization learn from a scrappy startup? No matter the size of your team, let these principles move you forward to greater growth.
Here is a video that illustrates my speaking style.
Ready to talk? Just send me an email.