Tom Mullins is the founding pastor of Christ Fellowship church. Christ Fellowship is a multi-site church of more than 30,000 people meeting on seven campuses around South Florida, one in New York City, and online around the world. Before founding Christ Fellowship, he was a successful football coach at both the high school and collegiate levels. He is also the co-founder of Place of Hope, a residential community of homes for neglected and abused children, in Palm Beach County, Florida, and Place of Hope International, which places children’s homes around the world. Tom is currently serving as President of EQUIP, to guide national and international leaders in creating a transformation movement within their own nation. He continues to travel and speak nationally and internationally on their behalf, diligently working to raise up Christian leaders around the world. Tom received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Georgetown College and his doctorate from Liberty University. He has written four books including, The Leadership Game, The Confidence Factor, the Everyday devotional through the New Testament, and Passing the Leadership Baton. He is passionate about using his influence to be a life coach and an encouragement to others. Tom resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida with his wife of 49 years, Donna, and their family; daughter, Noelle, son, Todd and his wife Julie, and grandson, Jefferson.
With over 20 years of leadership and team development experience and a pastoral foundation, Mark Cole has become a champion of the John C. Maxwell brand of leadership. His passion for leadership development, organizational growth and mobilizing the church make him uniquely qualified to add value to individual leaders and leadership teams. He has experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, and he has led companies through economic challenges, growth barriers, and disconnected team dynamics. These talents have led to Mark’s integral role with the John Maxwell brand and his responsibility for stewarding John's assets in a variety of capacities. In addition to serving as CEO for EQUIP, Mark is CEO of The John Maxwell Company, the for-profit leadership arm that serves corporate, business and individual leadership growth. He joined the EQUIP team in 2008 working in development with Doug Carter. Mark was already a champion of EQUIP, having worked with two previous John Maxwell entities, INJOY/Maximum Impact and INJOY Stewardship Services. He lives his life to help others reach their God-given potential and he has long supported EQUIP’s mission to raise up Christian leaders and impact their world. Mark has been teaching leadership around the world for more than seven years and with fellow trainers from The John Maxwell Company, is currently teaching Volume II in Cordoba, Argentina. Mark joined the John Maxwell world in 1999 and spent his early career as a pastor. He also has his own consulting firm, The IRON League. Mark and his incredible wife, Stephanie, have two daughters, Tori and Maci. When Mark is not leading he spends his time learning, golfing, and snow skiing. If you are interested in involvement with EQUIP, please email Mark.
Senior Vice President
Dr. Doug Carter is the Senior Vice President of EQUIP and continues to serve as the ministry's chief development officer. EQUIP, founded by John C. Maxwell, provides Biblical leadership training, resources and encouragement for Christian leaders worldwide. Doug and his wife, Winnie, served as missionaries to American Indians (Native Americans) for more than sixteen years. In 1980, Dr. Carter became president of Ohio Christian University (formerly Circleville Bible College) where he served nine years, helping prepare men and women for Christian service. From 1989 until he joined EQUIP in 1996, Doug served as Vice President of World Gospel Mission, an interdenominational mission agency with 330 career missionaries sharing the gospel in twenty-eight nations. He is an outstanding communicator who has ministered in more than eighty nations worldwide. Doug is the author of Big Picture People, published by Beacon Hill Press. This book is a vital resource for Christians who want to press beyond mediocrity and rise to excellence in their faith. His book, Raising More Than Money, published by Thomas Nelson, is a textbook on Biblical giving, ministry funding, and Kingdom partnership. Doug represents EQUIP in churches and conferences across America and teaches in EQUIP leadership conferences around the world. He also serves on the board of directors of World Gospel Mission and several other organizations. In February of 2012, Doug was inducted into the inaugural class of EQUIP’s Leadership Hall of Fame. Doug and Winnie reside in Atlanta. They are the parents of three children - Angie, Eric and Jason – and the proud grandparents of four. If you are interested in giving to the EQUIP ministry, please email Doug.
Senior Director of Global Transformation
Michel Khalil was born in Egypt. He is a graduate of Cairo University, where he earned bachelors degrees in Agribusiness Management, Marketing, and Agricultural Economy Cooperation. He continued his education, receiving diplomas in communications, management, leadership, frontier missions, and evangelism from the University of the Nations. In 1987, Michel became the youth leader of his church in Egypt and grew the youth group from 3 to 250 participants. He started the “Love Team” ministry which encouraged youth to be more involved in evangelism and mercy ministries by visiting hospitals and orphanages and helping people with special needs. In 1994, he worked with a church planting and relief development team in refugee camps in Africa. He also worked among Muslims through a group called “Love Europe,” an outreach branch of Operation Mobilization. From 1993-1996, he was the base leader and discipleship training director of the Middle East Council of Youth With A Mission, based in Cairo, Egypt when he was forced to emigrate to the United States. For the next two years Michel ministered among Sudanese, Ethiopian, Iraqi, and Kurdish refugees in the Atlanta area. He also served as Chairman of the Board of the Arabic Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia. Michel joined the Haggai Institute in 1998 and became the Vice President of Middle East Ministries, overseeing all Middle East staff and activities. He supervised the planning and execution of the Middle East seminars held several times each year. He also consulted on the handling of sensitive materials distributed in countries not open to the Gospel. After serving with the Haggai Institute for 13 years, Michel stepped down in 2011 and took a sabbatical, where he enrolled in several Master of Divinity classes. Michel joined EQUIP Leadership in 2012 to direct the Middle East Ministry of EQUIP, which is his greatest joy. Michel speaks regularly to churches, Christian organizations and missions in the United States and Canada on the current realities of the Middle East culture and the Islamic religion. His responsibilities have expanded to oversee EQUIP's efforts in every region of the world. Michel is married to Roula Haddad Khalil. They make their home in Atlanta Georgia. They are blessed with two beautiful daughters, Christie Eugénie and Caitlyn Melody.