Multiplication Center

About the Contributors

November 13, 2007

Greg-atkinsonGreg Atkinson lives in Dallas, where he served previously as the Director of WorshipHouse Media, after having served as a worship pastor for 11 years. Greg is now on staff at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship and continues to consult, teach and write about innovation, technology and social justice. You can connect with him through his daily blog at

Tombandy Tom Bandy is President of Easum, Bandy & Associates (“Guiding Christian leaders for ancient mission in the contemporary world”); and Executive Director of Net Results Magazine (“New ideas for Growing Churches”). He consults and coaches across the theological and denominational spectrum in North America and beyond.

Mikebonem Mike Bonem is a husband, father, consultant, and author (Leading from the Second Chair and Leading Congregational Change). He is also a “second chair” leader on the staff of a local church in Houston, and previously spent nearly 20 years in management and consulting roles in the marketplace.

Georgebullardtn George Bullard is a Ministry Partner and Strategic Leadership Coach with The Columbia Partnership. His passions are nurturing pastoral leadership effectiveness, congregational transformation, congregational multiplication movements, building conflict ministry capacities, the need for real denominations to serve congregations. His blogs are and

Djchuang100 DJ Chuang serves as the Director of Digital Initiatives and Leadership Community Director for Leadership Network and also the Executive Director of L2 Foundation – developing leadership and legacy for Asian Americans. Feedback about this book blog may be emailed to

Markdeymaz Mark DeYmaz is founding pastor of the multi-ethnic and economically diverse Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas.  He is author of Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church: Mandate, Commitments and Practices of a Diverse Congregation, and co-founded Mosaix Global Network to develop multi-ethnic churches.  Also visit his blog at

Billeasum Bill Easum is an author of over a dozen best-selling books, a pastor for 30 years (24 years in same congregation), and presently the co-founder and a Senior Consultant of Easum, Bandy & Associates whose mission is to guide Christian leaders for ancient mission in the contemporary world.

Hugh_sq Hugh Halter is the national Director of Missio and co-directs the MCAP, an online collaborative training environment for incarnational leaders, pastors, and church planters. He also leads Adullam, a congregational network of incarnational communities in Denver Colorado. As co-author of The Tangible Kingdom, Hugh is an advocate for disoriented God seekers and loves to help the existing church re-orient around the mission of God.

Kevinharney Kevin Harney is the Teaching Pastor at Faith Reformed Church in Dyer, Indiana, at Central Wesleyan Church in Holland, MI and in the chapel ministry at Grand Valley State University. He also writes for Zondervan and speaks nationally. He, his wife Sherry, and their three sons live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Nickhoward Nick Howard is thankful that Susan, his beautiful wife of 27 years, is an enabler of his reading habit.  Seventeen year old son Chris, helps keep life fun and interesting.  Nick has spent more than 25 years working with university students, both in Texas and in Germany.

Greg Ligon Greg Ligon currently serves as Vice President of Church Innovations and Publisher. In this role, he serves several Leadership Community Directors and oversees the organizations publishing partnerships. Greg is also one of the authors of The Multi-site Church Revolution. Greg and his wife, Susan, have two full-throttle boys, Daniel and Andrew.

Will_mancini_small Will Mancini emerged from the trenches of local church leadership to found Auxano, a nationally known, Houston-based consulting organization that serves as a “vision architect” for hundreds of churches across the country. Will’s team-based approach helps traditional and emerging-church leaders navigate through growth challenges and strategic planning with greater clarity of vision. Will is also author of Church Unique.

DarrenplummerDarren Plummer is Lead Pastor of Mosaic Community Church, a new church plant in College Park, MD.  He is married to beautiful Marquita, and together they have three sons: Darren Jr., Shawn, and Seth. Darren loves reading, playing the piano, and is a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan.

Toddrhoades Todd Rhoades is the director of the Teaching Church Multiplier Project at Leadership Network. Before joining Leadership Network, Todd was the founder and developer of In this capacity, he worked with hundreds of church leaders in the area of staffing and development. He lives in Bryan, OH with his wife Dawn and four kids.

Rhettsmith Rhett Smith is a Marriage and Family Therapist (MSMFT, LMFT-A) and Pastoral Care
Intern to Youth and Family at Highland Park Presbyterian Church.  Rhett received
his M.Div and MFT from Fuller Theological Seminary and he blogs at and  Rhett
enjoy writing on the issue of therapy, ministry and social media, especially
when the three can be integrated.  He lives in Dallas, TX with his wife and baby


Geoff Surratt  is Executive Pastor at Seacoast Church and lives in Charleston, SC with his wife Sherry. They have two beautiful children and one ugly dog. He is also one of the authors of The Multi-site Church Revolution.

Davetravis Dave Travis is Managing Director of Leadership Network. He is a sought after commentator in the issues facing American Churches. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dave and his wife Lynne live in the Atlanta area and have two children. He has coauthored a book, Beyond the Box, with Bill Easum and Beyond Megachurch Myths with Scott Thumma.

Donwilcox Don Wilcox is Leadership Network’s Leadership Community Director of Innovative Senior Adult Ministry. Don and his wife, Muriel, have three grown daughters and one grandson. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and he lives in Louisville, Colorado.

Lonwong Lon Wong.  Child of God.  Stumbling follower of Jesus.  Husband of one incredible woman.  Father of Stellar Voxanna.  Seminary student.  Leader at Mosaic Baptist.  Based in Toronto, Canada.  Once left a washroom so dirty over a summer that mushrooms grew out of the floors.

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