A businessman with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Nick has worked in various capacities: a CPA firm, military service as a Naval Officer, and various accounting and business professions prior to joining a global mission organization for the past 30 years.
His mission experience started in the Philippines where he served with his family for 5 years rescuing girls from prostitution. He also worked in Hollywood and Southern, CA for ten years, overseeing a half way house for troubled youth. Nick also served in Europe where he helped oversee the operation of a large Christian mission organization.
In his service with the mission organization he has travelled extensively throughout Eastern Europe, Central Asia and North Africa as well as many countries in Southeast Asia. Nick is currently involved in developing innovative business solutions for proven leaders in strategic locations around the world.
Nick and his wife Mary have been happily married for over 45 years. They have six children and fourteen grandchildren. They currently reside in Colorado Springs, CO.
Tom Webb is an Australian who grew up on a farm in the outback. He has a BA in politics & psychology, and another Bachelor degree in theology. Tom joined Operation Mobilisation in 1983, starting with the Doulos missionary ship. He has been to over 60 countries and has lived and worked in South Africa, India, Kazakhstan, the UK, and the US. In Kazakhstan in the early 1990s he spearheaded a partnership between most of the mission agencies working there.
After many years in traditional missions, Tom joined YWAM in 2005 and got involved in business as mission. He has seen Christian businesspeople have so much impact for the kingdom, and is excited to be involved in facilitating and promoting the ministry of business to reach those who don’t know Jesus. Tom is married and has two grown children.
Jim Randall (James Edward Randall, Jr.) was born in Alabama, USA in 1946. Jim holds an earned Doctorate in Leadership and Management from Phoenix University of Theology with 40 plus years of leadership and management experience. Dr. Jim Randall has served the Lord in full time Christian service for 41 years, he has lived in five different countries and ministering in more than 30 countries on four continents. Jim lived in Japan for 14 years where he established a number of ministries and companies(Bible School, International Christian school, a printing/publishing company, an English teaching company and several other ministries and businesses) to support the work there, he also founded and pastored Yokohama Christian Center.
Over the years, he has worked in a variety of management positions learning from each experience how to make things work better. In recent years, Jim has lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand traveling to surrounding countries teaching leadership and management principles and consulting with entrepreneurs who want to accomplish great things. He now works with various international ministries doing Leadership and Management training and consulting. With his experience in missions and the business world, he helps church planters and businessmen start Business As Missions projects that help support their Christian work.
He currently resides in Chiang Mai, Thailand and has also authored several booklets on Leadership and Management principles that will work in business as well as ministry. Jim's mission in life is to help others succeed.
Dr. Jim Randall
Chiang Mai, Thailand
AjaiKunnath is the Managing Director of Gateway Africa. Gateway is an engineering, procurement and fabrication company that operates in the oil and gas industry with localized fabrication yard facilities in Central Asia and West Africa.
His passion is to encourage his audience to live in the reality of the New Covenant, to understand their identity in Christ and to understand that the kingdom is here and now.
Ajai is dedicated to encouraging believers, especially those in ministry, to follow the tent making business model of Apostle Paul. This involves a two-fold model:
- Planning and mentoring small scale sustainable business models that give people the dignity, self-respect and relevance needed to be a witness in the marketplace.
- Encouraging donors and mission support agencies to consider sustainable giving—teaching people to fish instead of giving them a fish. This allows for the money to be used many times over while making the recipient relevant in the area of influence.
Elaine received her BS and MS in Operations Research from Columbia University. She serves on the social investment council of Echoing Green, a non-profit that supports social entrepreneurs with ideas for social change and is a violinist at the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, a community orchestra based in NYC
Peter Tarantal joined OM (Operation Mobilization) in 1987, intending to stay for 2 years. Well, because I am such a slow learner, he is still around after 30 years. In 1995, he became the OM South Africa National Director, a role he occupied until the end of 2008.
He now serve as one of the associate international directors on the OM Global Leadership Team. His main responsibilities, among others, are to help lead OM, represent OM on the global missions stage, networking with major global denominations and organizations. He continue to give oversight to the Global South Initiative designed to find new and sustainable ways of not only doing missions but also financing missions.
He was the leader of WENSA (World Evangelization Network of South Africa), an umbrella body seeking to co-ordinate the mission movement in and from South Africa till the end of August 2017. He still serve as advisor to the leadership team. Most of the major denominations, church networks and mission organizations, are part of WENSA, which also represents the Lausanne movement in South Africa.
As from November 2011, I also serve as chairman of the Global Leadership Council of the World Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission (WEAMC). WEA serves more than 600 million Christians worldwide and the WEA MC serves the global missions community.
In 2013, he helped launch the South African Christian Leaders initiative, representing a wide range of churches in the country with the aim of it being a kingdom-minded prophetic voice in South Africa. He is encouraged by the wide range of churches involved, from the very conservative to the highly Charismatic churches.
He serve as advisor to the Mani (Movement for African National Initiatives) leadership team. Mani is a Continental network whose aim it is to assist the African church to fulfil it’s mission mandate.
He lead the Global South Christian Leaders Conversation, a group of leaders from Africa, Asia, Latin America and MENA serving as a think tank for the church and ministries in the Global South.
Lis Cochrane, CEO, at ACE Development, a non-profit organization bringing entrepreneurial consulting and business opportunities in Asia and Africa.
It is my privilege to serve ACE Development by bringing 30 years experience of leadership, cross-cultural management and social entrepreneurship in a non-profit organization in India and Nepal. The highlight of those years was walking along side potential leaders, training them, helping them to discover their gifts and talents and empowering them to use their gifts to fulfill their God-given dreams.
During these years, along with a team, we trained over 15,000 leaders who today are leaders in different spheres ie business, media, education, politics, religious and social development and helped to facilitate over 40 different projects or businesses.
I bring a passion for social entrepreneurship, international-intercultural perspective and training and many years of leadership, organizational and business development to serve ACE Development.
MuyiwaBamgbose has almost40 years’ experience in Management and Project Planning. After his Bachelor degree in Biochemistry in 1976, he went on to study Agro-Industrial Project Planning at the Bradford University in the United Kingdom in 1979. He returned to the University of Ibadan to study MBA, which he completed in 1985. He started his working career in Olaogun Enterprises Ltd in 1978 and rose to the position of Managing Director in 1989 when he left to start Comtek Nigeria Limited.
Comtek was involved in several contracting operations before veering into manufacturing. He has designed and implemented several Projects in Waste Recycling incorporating various separation and refining techniques. He has extensive experience with different kinds of furnaces and fuel sources. He is also involved in mining and material conversions.
Today, Muyiwa is involved in giving strategic direction to Educational Advancement Centre, directing the affairs of Cedarhaus Realtors, a real Estate development Company, leading School-on-Air initiatives and presiding over Renewed Thinking Ministry. He is a Trustee Pastor of the Vine Branch Ministries where he was ordained in 1994 and the President of Christian Theological Seminary which is affiliated to OlabisiOnabanjo University (formerly Ogun State University). He lectures occasionally in the University of Ibadan on Entrepreneurship and is on the faculty of the newly approved Business School of University of Ibadan. Muyiwa is an alumnus of the Haggai Institute, a Faculty member on the Subject of Christian Leadership and currently the Chairman of the Oyo State Alumni Association.
Mr Louis's immense passion for making a positive impact in the Printing industry in Africa led to his converging like-minded individuals who shared in the dream of building a world-class Signage Material services company driven by a quest for excellence through dedicated service and professionalism - thus the birth of Trade Edge Limited, Nigeria’s leading provider of Signage Materials and Equipments.
A multi-talented Micro-Biologist of over 40 Years of Age, with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Ibadan – (1991 – 1996) and 2nd Degree of the same Discipline from the same University – (1998 – 2000), he has immense exposure to the Printing industry at various levels locally and internationally and has attended several professional and management programs such as Lagos Business School and other Executive Short Term Business Courses in China, Brazil, South Africa and India. His keen interest in developing business strategies has taken him places.
His many business Operations are result-oriented and fully adapted to the peculiarities of his Valuable Customers in Nigeria and across West Africa; offering robust, scalable & world-class functionalities to cost-effectively deliver a competitive edge these valuable customers. He also represents International Brands in Nigeria and West Africa.
He currently serves as Director (Partnership), Qualmat Global Integrated limited. He is married with two children.
Wogu specializes in unlocking the huge potentials in people. His passion, to build a strong economy and to give Nigeria a pride of place among comity of nations precedes him. Christian Wogu is the Chairman, Governing Council of Shechinah Business School - a leading corporate systems' institution within Africa specializing in raising business owners, captains of commerce and corporate giants. He is a legal practitioner and the author of the books, MULTIMILLIONAIRE Mindset, Stronger Economy andCommanding WEALTH, Wogu is Director to several companies: some of which he chairs. He is also a presidential aspirant.
Rev. Reuben E. Ezemadu is the founding (and currently the International) Director of the Christian Missionary Foundation Inc. He served as the pioneer General Secretary and later as the Chairman of NEMA (Nigeria Evangelical Missionary Association), the General Coordinator of the Third World Missions Association (TWMA) and currently the Continental Coordinator of the MOVEMENT FOR AFRICAN NATIONAL INITIATIVES (MANI). He is a co-founder of Development Associates International (DAI) of which he served as the Pioneer Director of itsNigeria Ministry Center.
His contributions to the development of the missionary movement in Nigeria and beyond has earned him the following awards: “1998 AKANU IBIAM AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PROMOTION OF THE VISION AND WORK OF CROSS-CULTURAL MISSIONS”by Wesley International Theological Seminary, the“1998 WOSOM MERIT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN MISSIONS WORK” by World Outreach School of Missions, and an honorary DOCTOR OF DIVINITY by the World Link University. He was also featured in the biographical documentary by theAlliance Research Network International titled “Indigenous Missions InNigeria: Pioneers Behind the Scene”
A B. Ed graduate from University of Ibadan, he has authored and edited a number of books on Missions, as well as contributed several articles to other publications. His most recent books are:Missions: The Heartbeat of God; Missions and You; Missions Mobilization Manual;Sending and Supporting African Missionaries in the 21st Century; Models, Issues and Structures of Indigenous Missions in Africa (Ed)and a chapter on The Role of the Majority Church in Missions in AZUZA STREET AND BEYOND as well as in “Sorrow and Blood”.
He is married to Bosede Olaitan Ezemadu and blessed with four children (Chika, Chuks, Buchi and Joshua), a son-in-law (Sayo Afolabi, Chika’s spouse), two daughters-in-law (Oselata, Chuks’ spouse, and Vanessa, Joshua’s spouse) four grand-daughters (Rhoda, Michelle & Joanna Afolabi; Gabriella Chinasaram Ezemadu) and a grandson (Jethro Chuks Ezemadu)