CHIEF GLOBAL RESEARCH OFFICER
“It’s a joy to partner with a global community of Christian leaders committed to the Great Commission. The strategy of mobilizing, equipping, and multiplying national Christian leaders to evangelize the people of their own nations made sense to me from the moment I first learned about John Haggai and his approach to the challenge of getting the Gospel to “all people.”
What is your role and what are your responsibilities at Haggai?
In 1982, I joined the staff of Haggai International, relocating from California to Atlanta. Since then, I have traveled the world many times with Dr. Haggai, visiting more than 50 countries. After years as executive assistant to Dr. Haggai and then as vice president, international coordination, I was named chief global information officer in late 2008. In 2016, my title changed to chief global research officer. In this role, I’m responsible for collecting data and information related to global trends, conditions, events, and activities that impact H.I.’s training. In addition, I gather information about Haggai leaders and national ministries. My office also organizes and maintains the archival information of the ministry.
How does working at Haggai help you fulfill your personal life’s mission and or goals?
I am privileged to invest my time and skills in an organization that impacts lives for good and for God in this life and the next.
Highlight your previous work experience.
After college, I worked as a short-term missionary, first working in a Christian bookstore in the North African nation of Tunisia and then serving as interim minister at a church on the Mediterranean island of Malta, where I worked to elevate the leadership roles of the indigenous members. For four and a half years, I worked for Dr. Robert Schuller’s Hour of Power, much of the time as manager of international operations. During that time, I enjoyed singing with the Crystal Cathedral choir.
What additional information would you like to share about yourself?
Born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, I studied at Continental Bible College in Brussels, Belgium. Work with ministry teams took me to many European cities, including Munich during the 1972 Olympics. I then attended Southern California College (now Vanguard University) in Costa Mesa, California, earning a double major in psychology and religious education. My wife Cynthia and I live in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, and are members of The Church of the Apostles.