God has blessed EQUIP with a team of top level leaders serving on our Board of Directors. We are grateful for their leadership, expertise and service to the kingdom through EQUIP.


- Dr. John C. Maxwell 
- Larry Maxwell

Chairman of the Board

- Dr. John C. Maxwell 

Board Members

Jerry Anderson

Jerry has built several businesses “from the ground up.” He is President of Digital Dish, but his passion is the La Red Business Network International where he presents 40 character-based principles to global leaders. He and his wife Jerri have three grown children.

Tom Arington

Tom is the founder and chairman of Prasco, a privately held pharmaceutical company. Tom, his wife Bettye and their family are committed to making a difference in the lives of people. The Arington Foundation’s vision is to spread the love and gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world by putting Christian values into action.

Ed Bastian

Ed is the CEO of Delta Airlines and serves on Delta’s Board of Directors. He and Anna have a heart for justice issues and have recently started the Bastian Center for the Study of Human Trafficking at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Jim Blanchard

Jim is the retired Chairman and CEO of Synovus Financial Corporation. Under his leadership, Synovus was selected #1 on the list of “The 100 Best Companies to Work for” in America by FORTUNE Magazine. Jim and Sis have three sons; they have lived in Columbus, Georgia for 5 decades.

Dale Bronner

Dale and Nina Bronner are longtime friends of John Maxwell. The Bronners have served at Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral since its inception over 20 years ago. They “reach the lost and teach the found.” Bishop Bronner is a sought after speaker and business leader in addition to his church responsibilities.

Gerald Brooks

Gerald and Geni Brooks have been with EQUIP since the very beginning of the ministry. Gerald is the founding pastor of Grace Outreach Center, an interdenominational church in Plano, TX. The Brooks’ have three grown children.

Matt Eddy

Matt Eddy is President of Habersham Furniture, and a dear friend of John Maxwell. Matt and Donna define a successful business as “one that honors God and uses its resources to forward the Kingdom.” The Eddy’s have four children.   

Jonathan Falwell

Jonathan has served as Senior Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church for seven years, where he leads more than 250 staff members. He also serves as an Executive Vice President at Liberty University. He and Shari live in Lynchburg, VA with their four children. 

Chris Hodges

Chris and Tammy Hodges have five children and live in Birmingham, Alabama. Chris founded Church of the Highlands in 2001, which has a weekly outreach to more than 25,000 people. Chris is the co-founder of the Association of Related Churches, a premier church planting network, and he founded the GROW coaching network for ministry leaders.

Steve Miller

Dr. Steve and Julie Miller live in Ohio where Steve is the president of Millwood Incorporated, a pallet and packaging company with over 1300 employees in 27 facilities. Steve will tell you that “God called me to business in the same way he calls some into ministry.” Steve and Julie have three sons.

Tom Mullins

Tom and Donna Mullins have two kids whom they love with all their hearts. As a matter of fact, “Coach” and Donna love everyone they meet! Tom coached football for 15 years before he became the founding pastor of Christ Fellowship in Palm Beach, FL. He and Donna are the founders of Place of Hope Children’s Homes.  

Kevin Myers

Kevin Myers is the Harley Davidson obsessed founding pastor of 12Stone Church® in Lawrenceville, GA. John Maxwell and PK (Pastor Kevin) have shared a close friendship for two decades. Kevin and Marcia have four children. The 12Stone Sugarloaf campus houses the John C. Maxwell Leadership Center and the EQUIP® offices.

Steve Robinson

Steve and Jennifer have four children and live in the New Orleans area. Steve is the founder of Church of the King, a multi-campus, non-denominational church with over 140 employees. He also is featured on the weekly radio program, Real Life throughout the region.

Dennis Rouse

Dennis and Colleen founded and serve as senior pastors for Victory World Church, a multicultural congregation with multiple campuses in the Metro Atlanta area. Dennis and Colleen are dear friends to EQUIP and have been supporting and training for more than a decade. They have an adult daughter.

Nabi Saleh

Nabi is the Executive Chairman of Gloria Jean’s Coffee. Nabi and Angela live in Australia with daughters Nicole and Danielle. Nabi is an entrepreneur who looks to add value to people and companies. He is a board member at Hillsong.

Collin Sewell

Collin and Meghan Sewell live in West Texas, where Collin leads the Sewell Family of Dealerships and is a Director at the Education Foundation. Collin believes “that my position in this company also gives me the responsibility to create change and to transform the community to make it better.”

Greg Surratt

Greg and Debbie have four children, they live in South Carolina The Surratt’s founded Seacoast Church in 1988, it now has over 10 campuses! Greg, an early pioneer of the “multi-site” church, is the president of ARC.

Sara Grace Wall

Sara Grace Wall served as the International Director of EQUIP. During her tenure we expanded the Million Leader Mandate initiatives into China, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. She and Ryan and their son live in North Carolina, where Ryan is the President/COO of Freight Handlers, Inc.

Bill Weisberg

Bill and Karin have 8 children and live in Florida. Bill is the CEO of Affiliated Distributors. Bill’s steady hand has led AD through six mergers with member-owned cooperatives. He and Karin lead the Weisberg Family Foundation. Karin notes that “we are all called to give sacrificially and I believe that TIME is the most sacrificial gift we can give to another person.”   

John Williams

John and Jennie live in Boca Raton, FL. John formerly served as an executive with Toyota. He now leads the Williams Automotive Group, a family of award-winning dealerships in the Tampa area. 

Dr. Chris Stephens

For over 25 years Chris has been serving God as a speaker and a pastor. He has had the opportunity to speak all over the world and has impacted tens of thousands of lives. As the Senior Pastor of Faith Promise Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, Chris he has seen thousands find hope and fulfillment in their destiny. Chris says his purpose is to help people recognize and achieve their full potential. He came so close to death during his teen years and missing all God had for him that he now wants to help others find the same purpose in their lives that he has found.

David L Meyer

David is the CEO of Hand of Hope, the world outreach arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. David has been in ministry for over 20 years. His passion to help the lost and hurting and to reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ has taken him to over 150 nations. He often works in countries that are hostile to the gospel, providing much needed aid to people within those nations. David and his wife Shelly reside in St. Louis, Missouri and have two grown children.