Director of Research and Intellectual Capital
Warren Bird, who has a great heart for working with innovative pastors and church leaders, is the Director of Research and Intellectual Capital Support for Leadership Network. In that role, he oversees a team of freelance writers and graphic artists who generate a steady stream of fresh knowledge products. Warren also spearheads ongoing research initiatives and Leadership Network's free bi-weekly e-newsletter, Advance. Warren has written many publications for Leadership Network, including reports on large church salary reports, profiles of executive pastors and large-church senior pastors, and research on people who attend megachurches.
Warren has also collaboratively authored or co-authored 25 books, including Wisdom from Lyle E. Schaller: The Elder Statesman of Church Leadership; Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work; Viral Churches: Helping Church Planters Become Movement Makers; and The Multi-Site Church Roadtrip: Exploring the New Normal. A complete list of titles are listed at www.warrenbird.com, which also provides additional information about Warren.
Warren graduated with highest honors from Wheaton College (B.A., M.A.), Alliance Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Fordham University (Ph.D.), and is an ordained minister through the Christian and Missionary Alliance, having served as associate pastor or lead pastor for 14 years. Warren and his wife Michelle live just outside New York City, and have two grown children.
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