Warren Bird, Ph.D. serves as Director of Research and Intellectual Capital Development at Leadership Network.

An ordained minister with background as both a pastor and seminary professor, he is an award-winning author or co-author of 29 books for ministry leaders including Hero Maker with Dave Ferguson, How to Break Church Growth Barriers with Carl George, and Next: Pastoral Succession that Works with William Vanderbloemen. Other recent titles are Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work with Jim Tomberlin, and Wisdom from Lyle E. Schaller.

Some of Warren’s recent online reports include “Leadership Network/Generis Multisite Church Scorecard,” and “The Heartbeat of Rising Influence Churches.” See also research reports at leadnet.org/megachurch, leadnet.org/salary and leadnet.org/portable.

He is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading researchers of megachurches, multisite churches, large church compensation and high-visibility pastoral succession. He also oversees the world’s only active, sortable list of global megachurches.

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