Board of Directors


Ed & Lisa Young

Fellowship Church

Grapevine, TX

Ed Young is a pastor, author and conference speaker noted for his creative communication style. He has a passion for making the complex, simple as he speaks truth to people in ways they can understand and apply to their everyday lives.

As a noted author, Ed has written 14 books, including his most recent book, New York Times best seller, Sexperiment. Other books by Ed include Outrageous, Contagious Joy; Beauty Full; and Kid CEO.

Ed is a frequent conference speaker, and he provides resources for church leaders through CreativePastors.com and the Creative Church Conferences (C3). Ed’s teaching is also streamed 24/7 at EdYoung.com.

Ed has been married to his wife, Lisa, for more than thirty years. They have four children and live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

To learn more about Ed, see what’s on his mind, what he's up to and what drives him each day, visit edyoungblog.com. Or follow along and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Vimeo.

Claude Thomas

President C3 Global

Grapevine, TX

Dr. Claude is the President of C3 Global. For decades Claude has been investing his gifts of preaching, teaching, mentoring, and leading through the local church. He is actively coaching pastors, leading roundtables, speaking in churches and conferences, and working with organizations to strategically plan their futures. Dr. Claude and his wife Janice have four sons: Brett, Eric, Brandon and Heath. He and Janice have 14 grandchildren.

Dharius and Shameka Daniels

Kingdom Church

Ewing, NJ

Dharius Daniels is a cultural architect and trendsetter for his generation. He is the founder and Lead Pastor of Change Church. Change Church is a vibrant ministry that impacts people of all ages, socioeconomic classes, and ethnic backgrounds.

Pastor Dharius has developed a Breathtaking Ministry concept that describes the standard of excellence: a standard that is apparent in his commitment not only to ministry but also to education. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey, and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He has a versatile gift and speaks frequently in seminaries and churches across the country.

He is married to Shameka Daniels and they are the proud parents of two sons Dharius Seth and Gabriel Micah Daniels.

Mac and Julie Richard

Lake Hills Church

Austin, TX

Mac Richard is the founding and Lead Pastor of Lake Hills Church in Austin, TX.  Mac and his wife Julie established Lake Hills Church over sixteen years ago.  Prior to that, Mac served on the staff of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, TX for seven years. Upon graduating from the University of Texas with a BS in Speech Communications, he attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and received a Masters of Divinity with Biblical Languages. 

Mac’s passion is to reach people with Christ’s message of hope by creatively using today’s tools and technology. His teaching is focused on the unchanging truth of scripture presented in a style that captivates, educates, and challenges his audience. 

Mac and his wife Julie have been married for over twenty years and have two children. As well, they have collaborated on the book Beauty Full: Becoming More Than Just Pretty, co-authored by Mac and Ed Young.

Dr. John and Dawn Cross

Fellowship Church South Biscayne

North Port, FL

Dr John Cross has served as Pastor of South Biscayne Church for over 22 years. During this time, the church has experienced tremendous growth and seen thousands of lives changed for the glory of God. The vision of South Biscayne has always been to do whatever it takes to reach people in Southwest Florida and around the world with the life-changing love of Christ.

God has given John the honor of speaking to church leaders and churches in the United States and around the world in countries such as: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Ukraine, Turkey, Kenya, Ecuador, Romania and Haiti.

Dr. Cross holds degrees from Mercier University (Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Minor in Philosophy) and Southwestern Seminary (Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry).

John is married to Dawn and they have five children: Courtney, Brooke, Hope, Blake and Kirk. They enjoy serving the Lord together as a family.

David and Lisa Hughes

Church by the Glades

Coral Springs, FL

David and Lisa Hughes have the privilege of loving and leading Church by the Glades, a multi-cultural fellowship in a part of South Florida that is over 90% un-churched.  They have been part of the church resurrection, seeing a declining congregation of less than 500 soar to nearly 7000 in average weekend attendance, during their decade and a half of leadership. Creativity, cutting-edge worship, and a passion for helping people far from God connect with Christ are key components in the mixology of this innovative church.  A graduate of Texas’ Baylor University and Southwestern Theological Seminary, Pastor David is a homegrown South Florida product, sensitive to the diversity and unique opportunities of the area.  David and his wife, Lisa, have 3 children: Charlie, Victoria, and Zane.

Bil and Jessica Cornelius

Church Unlimited

Corpus Christi, TX

Bil Cornelius is the founder and lead pastor of Church Unlimited, formally Bay Area Fellowship, in Corpus Christi, Texas, which has in just fifteen years grown to a membership of over 8,000 people between 10 campuses, making it one of Outreach Magazine’s Top 100 Fastest-Growing Churches. In 2008, he launched Bil Cornelius Ministries, a TV ministry that brings his message of hope to South Texas. He can be seen hosting the Praise the Lord  broadcast throughout the world on TBN.  Bil is also a sought-after speaker and church health and growth consultant and lives in Texas with his wife, Jessica, and their three children.

Brad and Stephanie White

LifePoint Church

Tampa, FL

Brad White is the founding and Senior Pastor of LifePoint Church. Pastor Brad and his wife Stephanie traveled to Tampa and began LifePoint Church over 16 years ago. His life's passion is to clearly and creatively communicate God's Word to a variety of cultures and life stages. The goal of LifePoint is to be the church for people who don't do church. Every week, Pastor Brad helps the lost and broken find restoration through Jesus Christ. Brad & Stephanie live in Tampa with their three children: Landon, Caroline & Catherine.

Ben Young

Second Baptist Houston

Houston, TX

Ben Young is an author and speaker on relationships and living the Christian life. He has now written six books – four on relationships including his first and best-seller, The Ten Commandments of Dating.

Ben serves on staff at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas,  which is home to over 42,000 members on five local campuses. Originally he joined the staff at Second to direct the Singles Ministry, which grew to be one of the largest singles ministries in the country. Currently he speaks at the Contemporary Service there on Sunday mornings called 11:11.

Galen and Kay Woodward

Copper Pointe Church

Albuquerque, NM

Galen and his wife Kay came to Copper Pointe Church in 1981 and served as student pastors until 1993. In June of 1993 Galen stepped into the position as Senior Pastor. Six years ago he started the journey of transforming a seventy-five year-old, traditional church into a progressive, creative and relevant church of all ages reaching a young generation.  CPC's transformed vision has now become a reality, having one of the largest student ministries in the Nation.

Galen's practical and life applicable teaching is a facet of his ministry that helps define Copper Pointe Church. His experience and wisdom, coupled with continual passion and excitement, propel us forward to reach beyond our walls into our city, across the border, and around the world.
He is a conference speaker, author and the host of Focus Conference.

He and Kay, along with their three sons, are the heartbeat of CPC. They encourage others by their dedication and commitment to the work God is doing. Their passion brings life and excitement for the future as we continue leading ordinary people to an extraordinary God.