Director of Research and Intellectual Capital
Warren Bird, Ph.D., 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 researchers, 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 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. He is widely recognized as the nation’s leading researcher of megachurches, multisite churches, large church compensation and high-visibility pastoral succession. He also oversees the word’s only active, sortable list of global megachurches. Follow him on Twitter @warrenbird.
An award-winning author, warren has also collaboratively authored or co-authored 27 books, including:
- Next: Pastoral Succession that Works
- 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
- The Multi-Site Church Roadtrip: Exploring the New Normal.
All 27 of his books are listed at www.warrenbird.com, which also provides additional information about Warren.
Warren graduated 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.