After 22 years with Man in the Mirror, David Delk transitioned from his role as CEO to become a member of the Board of Directors. He is the author or co-author of five books, including The Marriage Prayer, The Dad in the Mirror, and No Man Left Behind.
He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife, Ruthie and serves as Executive Pastor of Grace Church. They have three grown children.
Dennis has been married to Carolyn since 1968; has three children (one in Heaven) and five grandchildren. In 1980 he started a family business succession consulting firm. In 1981 he co-founded with Carolyn, the Christian BusinessCares Foundation, which helps individuals and families regain their life of independence while bringing recognition to business people.
Informal Ministries; Christian book and audio giveaway programs; Discipleship bible studies; Advisor to a charitable organization on sustainable funding strategies, as well as the initial organizer and Advisor to the Northeast Ohio “No Man Left Behind” area director.
Hobbies include woodworking, farming, driving heavy equipment and having fun with his grandchildren.
Dru is the founder and CEO of Real Thread, a custom screen printing company headquartered in Orlando, Florida. A hoosier at heart, Dru started Real Thread while in college at the University of Central Florida. He has since used his passion of creating amazingly delightful experiences for his team and customers to grow Real Thread into a team of 25, printing half a million shirts a year.
In his time off, Dru enjoys spending time with his wife, Carrie, and their three sons. Dru and Carrie are also active members of the Summit Church and Bible Study Fellowship in Orlando.
Fred and his wife Deb sell residential real estate in Central Florida through Keller Williams Heritage Realty. Prior to moving to Orlando, Fred served as Executive Vice President, and Director, Global Human Resources with Ford Motor Credit, Dearborn, Michigan. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois, Urban Illinois and graduate studies at Princeton, Princeton, New Jersey.
With more than 30 years of construction experience, Scott Mccurdy has accumulated extensive industry knowledge – particularly in the area of property Renovation and Reconstruction. As Owner of Coastal Reconstruction Group, a general contractor and disaster restoration firm, Scott has developed a reputation of professionalism, integrity and leadership. Scott’s vast experience positions him as an expert resource on disaster recovery and building restoration. He regularly leads educational seminars for industry professionals on topics such as insurance mitigation, disaster preparedness and remediation from wind, water, mold, fire and termite damage.
Scott’s greatest achievement is being married for forty years to his lovely wife, Evelyn. He has two children and three grandchildren. Scott enjoys fishing, cooking and his family.
Steve Reinemund is Executive in Residence at Wake Forest University School of Business. Previously, Steve served as Dean of Business from July 2008 until June 2014.
During his tenure as Dean, the School transformed the approach to business education by integrating the undergraduate and graduate faculties, focusing on career development, emphasizing leadership and ethics, championing diversity, and raising the level of excellence in teaching.
Mr. Reinemund retired as Chairman of the Board of PepsiCo, Inc. in May 2007. Throughout his 23 years of service at PepsiCo, Mr. Reinemund held a number of key leadership positions. He was the Executive Chairman of PepsiCo from October 2006 until May 1, 2007. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from May 2001 until October 2006; He was elected a director of PepsiCo in 1996 and served as president and chief operating officer from September 1999 until May 2001. Mr. Reinemund began his career with PepsiCo in 1984 at Pizza Hut, Inc. and held progressively more responsible positions until he became president and chief executive officer of Frito-Lay’s North American snack division in 1992. He became chairman and chief executive officer of Frito-Lay’s worldwide operations in 1996. Mr. Reinemund left a legacy marked by a strong management team, a commitment to health and wellness, diversity and inclusion, and values-based leadership.
Mr. Reinemund is currently a member of the board of directors of ExxonMobil, Marriott, Walmart, and Chick-fil-A. He also serves on the Board of Trustees at Wake Forest University and the Board of Directors at USNA Foundation.
A graduate of the United States Naval Academy in 1970, Mr. Reinemund served five years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, achieving the rank of Captain. He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia, and has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees by Johnson and Wales University and Bryant University.
“The team at Man in the Mirror is the foremost leader in discipling men in our nation, and in other nations as well. Their integrity and helpful coaching in the church has guided me personally and countless other pastors in our nation. Invite them to consult with your church too. They can help you develop and execute a plan that will disciple all your men over the next five years.” Dr. Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor
Northland – A Church Distributed
“For almost 30 years Pat Morley has had an incredible ministry to men–calling them to let Jesus Christ change their lives.” Steve Douglass, President
Campus Crusade for Christ International/Cru
Dr. Joel Hunter, Co- Chair
Northland, A Church Distributed
Since June 1985, Dr. Joel C. Hunter has served as senior pastor of Northland, A Church Distributed, a pioneering congregation that is building a worldwide community of worshipers. More than 15,000 people worship with Northland around the globe on the Web, on Facebook … even on their iPhones and via Roku.
An internationally respected evangelical leader, Dr. Hunter serves on the boards of the World Evangelical Alliance (with 420 million constituents) and the National Association of Evangelicals (with 30 million members).
He has championed the cause of “Compassion Issues,” including immigration reform, nuclear proliferation, pro-life concerns, poverty and creation care.
He is regularly featured on local and national media outlets, including CNN, MSNBC and The Washington Post, and Orlando magazine has named him to its “50 Most Powerful” list.
Dr. Hunter served in the inaugural year on the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and is a spiritual advisor to President Barack Obama.
He has been married to his wife, Becky, since 1972. They have three married sons and six grandchildren, including one in heaven.
Ron Blue & Company
Chairman, Christian Financial Professionals Network
Following his graduation from Indiana University with a Masters of Business Administration degree, Ron joined the management group of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. and worked with the firm in New York City, Dallas, and San Francisco.
In 1970, Ron founded an Indianapolis-based CPA firm that has grown to be one of the 50 largest CPA firms in the United States. Leaving the CPA firm in 1977, Ron became Administrative Vice President of Leadership Dynamics International. While with Leadership Dynamics, he was involved in developing and teaching Biblically-based leadership and management seminars in the United States and Africa.
Convinced that Christians would better handle their personal finances if they were counseled objectively with the highest technical expertise and from a Biblical perspective, he founded a financial planning firm in 1979. That firm grew to manage over $2 billion in assets for its more than 5,000 clients nationwide with a staff of over 175 people in 14 regional offices.
Ron retired from the financial planning firm in 2003 in order to lead Kingdom Advisors, an international effort to equip and motivate Christian financial professionals to serve the body of Christ by implementing biblical wisdom in their lives and practices, resulting in financial freedom and increased giving by thousands of dollars by thousands of Christians around the world. He is currently the Founding Director and member of the Board of Directors
Ron is the author of eighteen books on personal finance from a Biblical perspective, including the best-seller, Master Your Money, first published in 1986 and now in its thirtieth printing, He is featured in the popular, six-part Master Your Money video series, produced by Walk Thru the Bible Ministries and used in over 5,500 churches across the country.
Ron has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including Focus on the Family, Family News in Focus, The 700 Club, Prime Time America, and Moody Radio Open Line. He is a regular contributor to several national Christian magazines.
Ron currently serves on the Board of Directors for The National Christian Foundation FaithBridge Foster Care, Kingdom Advisors and the Board of Trustees of The Maclellan Foundation. He formerly served on the Boards of Campus Crusade for Christ, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Crown Financial Ministries, Family Research Council, Promise Keepers, Insight for Living, The Medical Institute, and Walk Thru the Bible Ministries.
In 2002, Ron received the HONORS AWARD from the Georgia Chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). In 2003, he received the honored designation of DISTINGUISHED ENTREPRENEUR from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, his alma mater.
In January, 2012 Indiana Wesleyan University, a leading Christian university established The Ron Blue Institute which is dedicated to multiplying the over 40 years of professional experience and intellectual property of Ron through curriculum development and other products in multiple outlets worldwide.
Ron and his wife Judy live in Atlanta, Georgia. They have five children and thirteen grandchildren.
Bob Buford is an author and entrepreneur. His numerous initiatives reflect his interests and desires as someone wanting to make a difference through the application of his faith and resources under the general mission of transforming the latent energy of American Christianity into active energy. Buford launched Leadership Network, a private operating foundation created in 1984 for the original purpose of identifying, networking and resourcing senior ministers and staff of large congregations (1,000+ in attendance) in the United States. He was Founding Chairman of the Board of Governors of The Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and currently serves as Chairman of The Drucker Institute.
In 1999, Buford concluded a 35 year career in the communications business by selling Buford Television, Inc., the company of which he was Chairman of the Board, in order to devote his efforts fully to what he describes as being an entrepreneurial nonprofit philanthropist.
Buford is author of five books: the best seller, Halftime; Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance, which was updated and expanded in December 2008; Game Plan; Winning Strategies for the Second Half of Your Life and Stuck in Halftime; Reinvesting Your One and Only Life. Finishing Well was released in July 2004. Beyond Halftime; Practical Wisdom for Your Second Half, released in December 2008, is the result of fifteen years of answering questions about halftime.
Halftime, the organization, was designed to inspire business and professional leaders to embrace God’s calling and move from success to significance.
He continues to write what he calls “My Next Book,” a free bi-weekly email museletter available at www.ACTIVEenergy.net.
Buford is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and the Owner Managed Program at Harvard Business School. He has played active roles in Young Presidents’ Organization and World Presidents’ Organization, both leading Chapters and as a speaker at their events. Buford was the 2000 recipient of The Samaritan Institute Award and the 2005 Christian Management Association Award. Lead Like Jesus recognized him in 2008 and Roaring Lambs honored Buford in 2009. He was the 2010 recipient of the J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award from SMU Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility.
Former Head Football Coach
University of North Carolina
Davis is the current head football coach at the University of North Carolina. He was named head coach of the Browns on January 30, 2001, and led the Browns to the club’s first postseason appearance since 1994 with a 9-7 record in his second year as head coach.
Davis came to Cleveland from the University of Miami where Davis rebuilt the Hurricanes program. Davis returned the program back to the college football elite status as Miami defeated Florida in the 2001 Nokia Sugar Bowl, and finished second in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today rankings.
Davis has won two Super Bowl championships with the Dallas Cowboys (1992 and 1993) and, at the collegiate level, he won a national championship with Miami (1987). He was the head coach at Miami (1995-2000), where he compiled a 51-20 record, including a 4-0 mark in bowl games. Davis joined Miami after six years (1989-1994) with the Dallas Cowboys, serving as the defensive line coach for four years and the last two seasons as the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator. Davis was the defensive coordinator on Dallas’ 1993 squad that won Super Bowl XXVIII and allowed just one offensive touchdown or less in 12 of 16 games.
Davis spent five seasons (1984-88) as the defensive line coach for the University of Miami, including the Hurricanes’ 1987 national championship team. Davis started as an assistant on Jimmy Johnson’s Oklahoma State teams (1979-1983). Davis was the head coach at Rogers High School in Tulsa, Okla., for one season (1978) after spending time as an assistant at two high schools in Oklahoma and one in Arkansas where he taught biology, anatomy, and physiology. Davis played defensive end for Arkansas (1971-74).
Born Paul Hilton Davis in Tahlequah, Okla., on November 17, 1951, he earned his bachelor’s degree in biology and life science from Arkansas. Davis and his wife Tammy have one son, Andrew.
C. Peyton Day is an entrepreneurial leader with proven experience growing and exiting profitable businesses. Day has held a series of progressive roles in the real estate development, hotel and hospitality and investment arena. Day currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Roam, an Atlanta based innovative co-working concept. Previously, Day served as Chairman and CEO of Atlanta-based Day Holdings, LLC (Present to 2005), a successor to Day Hospitality Group (2005-1994), which developed and managed award winning hotels for the Marriott and Hilton brands. He formerly founded C.P. Day Development and also worked for Trammell Crow, which at the time, was the country’s largest commercial real estate developer.
The development and management company under the Day Hospitality name was sold in 2005 for a significant profit, signaling a successful growth trajectory and exit strategy. Known for developing high value, award winning hotel properties, Day has been recognized on the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Who’s Who in Hospitality” list annually from 1998 until the company was sold. He also was a finalist for the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Small Business Person of the Year” in 1998.
Highly committed to quality, Day led the development and operation of several Marriott and Hilton brands, resulting in distinction as one of the finest developers in the respective chains’ system. His company, the Day Hospitality Group (DHG), developed the first Fairfield Inn conversion, the second Springhill Suites and the first ever TownPlace Suites franchise on behalf of Marriott Corp. In addition, Day Hospitality Group (DHG) developed and operated Hampton Inn hotels.
Day also successfully navigated the industry’s worst downturn in history following the Sept. 11th tragedy. Despite the drop-off in travel and hotel occupancy, Day and his team were able to help support higher margins, occupancy rates and market share, all of which strongly exceeded the industry average. In addition to being voted one of Atlanta’s top places to work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Day Hospitality Group maintained one of the industry’s lowest employee turnover rates in the hospitality sector.
Day has served as a director on several for profit and non-profit boards, the College of Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Haggai Institute. He formerly was a member of the board of trustees at Wesleyan School and has been an active member in the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and Buckhead Coalition.
Day earned an MBA at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He holds a bachelor’s of science in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Peyton and his wife, Vicky and their three children reside in Johns Creek, Ga. He is an elder at Perimeter Church. Hobbies include golf and reading. Passionate about sports, Peyton has coached high school football and continues to mentor businessman and student athletes through his work at the community and university level.
Campus Crusade for Christ International/Cru
Steve Douglass is president of both Campus Crusade for Christ International, and Cru, as the ministry is known in the United States.
Douglass came to the ministry after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Business School. Through more than four decades of service, he has held a variety of positions, including Executive Vice President and Director of U.S. Ministries. In July 2001, Douglass took over as the President of Campus Crusade for Christ International from founder Bill Bright.
Douglass is the author or co-author of several books, including Managing Yourself, How to Achieve Your Potential and Enjoy Life, and Enjoying Your Walk with God. His radio program, Lighthouse Report, airs daily on 800 stations.
Along with his wife Judy, Steve Douglass resides in Orlando, Fla. They have three married children and nine grandchildren.
Brian is passionate to see churches equip men for spiritual leadership in the home, church and community.
He has served with The Navigators on campuses and military bases and with Promise Keepers in the 1990’s as their New England Area Manager. Brian now serves as Founder and President of the ‘Iron Sharpens Iron’ Men’s Conference Network which comprises twenty- eight ministries hosting sixty-one equipping conferences for men around the nation. These conferences are the most visible part of the regional ministries that equip churches to reach and build godly men.
Brian also hosts a daily radio program for men since 2003 called ‘Man2Man Express’ that can now be heard on over 530 stations in 49 states. He serves on the faculty of Bethel Seminary leading their newly developed Men’s Ministry Leadership initiative.
Brian and his wife, Barbara, have been married for twenty-five years and consider it a privilege to disciple their five children.
H. Wayne Huizenga, Jr. is the President of Huizenga Holdings, Inc., a diversified company that manages the Huizenga Family owned private businesses and real estate. He is also Chairman of the Board of Rybovich, a super yacht marina and refit facility based in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Mr. Huizenga, Jr. graduated from the University of Tampa with a degree in business in 1985.
He is a member of the board for the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association. He is founder and a member of the board of directors for the Christian Community Foundation of South Florida. Mr. Huizenga, Jr. is a member of Lifework Leadership National Advisory Board. He is also a member of the World Presidents’ Organization, Florida Chapter; a member, presenter and advisor of PathNorth; and a member of the CEO Forum.
Palm Beach Atlantic University awarded the American Free Enterprise Medal to Mr. Huizenga, Jr., in November, 2011 for his dedication to entrepreneurship, philanthropy and the American free enterprise system.
In January, 2013, Governor Rick Scott appointed Mr. Huizenga, Jr. to the Board of Governors of the State University System for a term of seven years.
Mr. Huizenga, Jr. married his childhood sweetheart, Fonda Hix, in 1991. They have four children: Savannah, Tres (Wayne, III), Gerritt, and Ainsley. He and his family regularly attend Calvary Chapel in Fort Lauderdale.
Duane Kuck currently serves as President and CEO of Regal Marine Industries, Inc. Regal is a family owned business founded in 1969 by Paul and Carol Kuck, and is a leading manufacturer of luxury performance sport boats, cruisers and yachts, ranging in size from 19’ to 52’.
As the oldest of three children, Duane quickly became involved in the business and worked after school and on Saturdays at the plant. He attended the University of Central Florida with a major in business and accounting. Duane became a Regal employee in 1973 at the age of 18 and worked his way up the ladder, learning every facet of the organization. In 1982, he took on the responsibilities of Vice President and later became Chief Operating Officer. In 1994 the torch was passed from father to son when Duane became President and CEO of Regal Marine Industries, Inc.
He has been a past member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the World Presidents’ Organization and served on the YPO Fellowship Forum Board. He currently serves on the board of directors for the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the Boat Manufacturers Division of the NMMA, and is a director and vice-chairman for the American Boatbuilders Association.
Duane is married to wife Cindy Leigh and is the father of 5 children, ranging in age from 8 to 20. He has strong Christian values, is an active member in his church and serves on the school board. In his leisure time, he enjoys boating, flying and playing basketball.
Robert has been a pastor, writer, speaker and visionary for over forty years. For twenty one of those years, he was directional leader of Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. During that time the church grew from several hundred members to over five thousand and was widely recognized as being one of the most innovative and influential churches in America.
In addition, Robert has written and produced a number of best selling books, The Church of Irresistible Influence; Raising a Modern- Day Knight, etc., and video resources which have sold well over a million copies. His Men’s Fraternity video series is nationally recognized and, to date, has been used in over fifteen thousand churches, hundreds of businesses and prisons, and in twenty foreign countries including China, Australia, Honduras and Spain.
Robert’s leadership has also helped to launch numerous organizations in Arkansas including Bethany Christian Services, a state adoption agency; Napa Valley Counseling Center; and Fellowship Associates, a church planting and consulting organization responsible for planting over forty churches, while impacting hundreds more. His “Sharefest” initiative brings hundreds of churches together annually in Little Rock to serve the community. It has also helped launch similar initiatives across the United States.
Robert serves on a number of boards including the Bob Buford Institute, an organization which funds and multiplies innovation in American churches, and the Musanze Opportunity Center., an African mission working to elevated the social, spiritual and economic life of the people of Rwanda. He is also Senior Advisor to Leadership Network, an organization that accelerates best practices in American and European churches.
Today Robert is still very involved in local church ministry as well as traveling throughout the United States and the world, consulting and speaking on various topics, particularly men’s issues, marriage and family issues, and leadership.
Robert and his wife, Sherard, have been married for 45 years and live in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have four grown children and nine grandchildren.
Hugh O. Maclellan, Jr. has served as President of The Maclellan Foundation since 1994. As President, Hugh has been instrumental in strategically supporting both Chattanooga and International organizations.
Locally, he has helped organize and run several entrepreneurial ministry efforts: First Things First (resulting in the divorce rate dropping 29%, illegitimate births dropping 29%, and a significant increase in responsible fatherhood), Chattanooga Resource Foundation, Front Porch Alliance (builds partnerships to empower churches, community and business to work together), and the city- wide 40-Day Purpose Driven Life Program.
Internationally, Hugh acted as the Chairman of The Jesus Film Development Board for 12 years. This film has been used strategically in evangelism to over a billion people in 900 languages by over 1,000 denominations and mission agencies.
In addition to his efforts in supporting ministries, Hugh seeks to share with other Christian major givers what God is doing throughout the world and how they might be involved. To introduce these givers to leveraged ministries, Hugh has hosted World Strategy Conferences and Global Briefings for the past 20 years. Hugh has also served on numerous corporate and civic Boards.
He received a B.A. Degree from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from Wharton School of Finance.
Hugh and his wife, Nancy, have four children and sixteen grandchildren.
Senior Basketball Advisor for the Charlotte Hornets
Robert “Buzz” Peterson prior to his work with the Charlotte Hornets, he helped to rebuild the UNCW program after finishing the regular season in the CAA higher than expected in his first two years in the lead chair.
Peterson, who has piloted four different teams to five post-season tournament appearances during his career, owns a 23-29 record at UNCW after two campaigns in Wilmington.
Peterson led Appalachian State to the semifinals of the 2010 CollegeInsider.com Tournament, guiding the Mountaineers to a 24-13 overall record and the SoCon North Division title last year. He stands 238-165 (.590) in 14 seasons as a head coach.
Peterson, 49, left the college game in 2007 to become Director of Player Personnel for the National Basketball Association’s Charlotte Bobcats, but returned in the fall of 2009 to ASU, where he began his career at Appalachian in 1996-97. In his first stint in Boone, Peterson led the Mountaineers to a 79-39 record in four seasons, including a 47-12 mark in Southern Conference play. His .669 overall winning percentage and .797 winning percentage are both tops among ASU coaches in the program’s history. Peterson was named SoCon Coach-of-the-Year in 1998 and 2000 and led ASU to three 20-win campaigns.
Following the 1999-00 campaign, Peterson took over at Tulsa, where he led the Golden Hurricane to a 26-11 record and the 2001 National Invitation Tournament championship. Tulsa defeated Memphis, 72-64, in the semifinals at Madison Square Garden and then cruised past Alabama, 79-60.
Peterson’s success at ASU and Tulsa landed him the Tennessee job in 2001-02 and he spent four seasons in Knoxville. He compiled a 61-59 record with the Volunteers, collecting two NIT berths.
In 2005-06, Peterson moved on to Coastal Carolina and piloted the Chanticleers to a 35-25 mark in two seasons. CCU registered its first 20-win season in 13 years in 2005-06 when the Chants went 20-10 before losing to Winthrop in the Big South Conference championship game.
Peterson then joined the Bobcats and worked closely with Head Coach Larry Brown as the organization’s top talent evaluator for the 2009 NBA Draft.
Before his first stint at ASU, Peterson spent nine seasons as an assistant coach, with stints at Appalachian State (1987-89), East Tennessee State (1989-90), N.C. State (1990-93) and Vanderbilt (1993-96). The teams that he served as an assistant coach for racked up four post-season appearances, including two NCAA berths and two NIT bids, and went a combined 154- 117.
Before entering the coaching ranks, Peterson enjoyed an outstanding playing career at UNC Chapel Hill. He played four seasons for legendary head coach Dean Smith from 1981-85 and helped lead the Tar Heels to a 115-22 record and four Atlantic Coast Conference championships. He was a member of the 1982 national championship team, where he played with future NBA stars Michael Jordan, James Worthy and Sam Perkins.
Denny Rydberg became Young Life’s fifth president in 1993. During Denny’s tenure Young Life grew from just under 1,700 ministries to almost 8,000 ministries in the US and around the world. The number of kids being touched has grown exponentially to the point where the mission is impacting 2 million adolescents a year in every state of the union an in over 100 countries with a staff of 5,500 and an army of almost 80,000 volunteers. He retired in the fall of 206 after serving 23 plus years as Young Life’s president—the longest term of service in this position in the mission’s 75 year history.
Before joining Young Life, Denny, along with his wife Marilyn led an outreach ministry to collegians as directors of university ministries at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Washington. In addition, Denny served as the vice president of Youth Specialties, director of operations for Inspirational Films and the editor of The Wittenburg Door. He has ministered as chaplain for the University of Washington basketball team and the Seattle Supersonics. Denny and Marilyn also helped launch a ministry on the LPGA tour. Before coming on Young Life staff, Denny authored ten books. He is now coaching executives, serving on several boards, and doing some consulting, speaking, and writing.
The Rydbergs have four children and six grandchildren.
Steve Strang is founder of Charisma magazine and CEO of Charisma Media. For more than three decades he has been a leader in the charismatic movement and through his publications and company has served this branch of the church and chronicled its growth. He has also been recognized as an award-winning journalist who has interviewed three U.S. presidents, and four other heads of state, and was even recognized by Time magazine as one of America’s 25 most influential evangelicals.
His company, Charisma Media, is best known for its magazines such as Charisma, Ministry Today and Christian Retailing. But it’s book group, now called Charisma House, has grown rapidly in recent years with 11 books on the New York Times bestseller list including most recently The Harbinger. The company’s Spanish group called Casa Creacion was the fastest growing part of the company last year. And the company is moving boldly into digital products including a “Charisma Media” app on the I-pad, a free Charisma News app on all platforms, electronic books, many e-newsletters, a robust website and digital editions of its magazines that have readership in the top tier of digital magazines nationally.
Educated at the University of Florida in journalism, Strang began his career as a newspaper reporter. But at age 24 he persuaded the leaders of an Orlando, Florida, megachurch to start a small magazine called Charisma. After rapid growth the magazine spun off on its own after six years into the company now called Charisma Media.
Strang has also been active politically in presidential politics, and is also known as a strong supporter of Israel including serving Christians United for Israel as regional director for the Southeastern United States.
Among his many awards he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Lee University, the William Randolph Hearst award for journalism and served as president of the Florida Magazine Association. His company has won awards for economic development and he was norminated for Merrill Lynch’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He was a founding member of the board of Trustees of The King’s University. And he has served since 1989 as the president of Christian Life Missions, a non-profit ministry. He and his wife of 39 years, Joy, have two sons and one grandson.
Vice President of Broadcasting Ligonier Ministries
Lee is the Vice President of Broadcasting for Ligonier Ministries and host of Renewing Your Mind with Dr. R.C. Sproul.
A native of Pompano Beach, Florida, graduated from Greenbrier Military School and received his bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in 1975. He was the weeknight sports anchor for the NBC affiliate in Miami and later the ABC affiliate in Boston. During that time, he covered three Super Bowls, two NBA finals and the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. In 1986, he became the lead news anchor for WTLV-TV in Jacksonville, Florida, and anchored that station’s 6 and 11PM newscasts for eight years.
He provided live coverage of seven Republican and Democratic National Conventions. He was in Louisiana and Mississippi to cover the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In 2006, he provided live coverage from Ground Zero marking the fifth anniversary of 9/11, and was lead news anchor at The Christian Broadcasting Network for nineteen years.
He served eight years in the Florida Army National Guard, attaining the rank of captain. And he serves as an elder of a local congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.
Lee and his wife, Donna, have been married since 1981 and have three sons and one daughter.
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