Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to serve and lead many dynamic teams. In his book, Jesus on Leadership, C. Gene Wilkes shares six benefits of teams:
- Teams involve more people, thus affording more resources, ideas and energy than would an individual.
- Teams maximize a leader’s potential and minimize his or her weaknesses.
- Teams provide multiple perspectives on how to meet a need or reach a goal, thus devising several alternatives for each situation.
- Teams share the credit for victories and the blame for losses.
- Teams keep leaders accountable for the goal.
- Teams can do more than an individual.
President Woodrow Wilson once said, “We should not only use all the brains we have, but all that we can borrow.” Today, I would like to introduce you to my team. All of us are very excited about working together to help churches get unstuck.
Paul Alexander is a ministry consultant at Tony Morgan Live. He is a pastor, speaker and strategist who has a passion for helping churches make vision real. For more than 10 years he has served on the senior leadership teams of some of the nation’s leading mega-churches. Currently, Paul is serving as the Executive Pastor at Sun Valley Community Church, a large multi-site church located in the Phoenix area. He has engaged in training on leadership and ministry strategies with Tony Morgan through coaching and consulting relationships. Paul has been married to his wife Lisa for more than 15 years. Together they have three children Kennedy, Mia, and Lincoln.
Regina Brown is the executive assistant at Tony Morgan Live. She graduated from Radford University with a degree in Communications. Regina previously worked as an executive assistant at RE/MAX and served on the human resource team at WellStar Hospital. Regina enjoys spending quality time with her husband and their two sons. She loves to read, play the piano, write music and volunteer at her local church.
Jason Vernon is the director of marketing and business development at Tony Morgan Live. He graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Marketing and a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership. Jason also received an MBA from Lynchburg College. After spending seven years as a marketing consultant, Jason left his role as the business manager of the marketing firm to focus on his ministry. He is currently the lead pastor of the RTP Community Church in Durham, NC. Jason enjoys reading, playing softball and spending time with his wife and son.
Jason Young is a ministry consultant at Tony Morgan Live. He is an architect of “surprise and delight” experiences. He has worked with LifeChurch.tv, First Baptist Church Woodstock, FORD, Chick-fil-A and other great churches and companies. He has a B.A. in English and Christian Studies, an M.Div in Theology and Greek and is completing doctoral work in Leadership Development. Jason recently sold his leadership company to build three new companies that will help churches and companies to create surprise and delight experiences, which are simply those heroic moments that delightfully serve guests creating epic stories that get repeated. Jason loves to spend time with his wife and two children.