Board and Ambassadors

Board of Directors

Our Board meets regularly to provide leadership, oversight and accountability for the ministry.

Larry Warren is the founder of Leadership International and now serves as the Director of Stewardship. He currently residing outside Nashville, Tennessee. Larry and Mary are the parents of four sons. They have spent 12 of the last 25 years living in Africa and have started two Christian education organizations. Larry is the founder of African Leadership and oversaw the training of more than 50,000 church leaders in 30 countries through a 500-hour classroom training program. Larry also raised funds for more than 100 development projects and initiated the online fundraising ministry called Mocha Club. In 2011, Larry responded to the request of thousands of African pastors who, after finishing their Biblical Foundationstraining, asked for additional training in Christ-Centered Leadership and community development. Leadership International, founded in 1990, was reorganized to fulfill that purpose today.

Bob Dyar is chairman of the board for Leadership International. He is the Lead Chaplain for Joe Gibbs Racing and the founder and president of CEDE SPORTS. Bob has an MBA from the University of South Carolina and has over 30 years of business and ministry experience. He’s traveled to Africa several times and started ministry in Asia and more than 50 other countries. He and his wife Connice live in Charlotte, NC and are the parents of three grown children.

Caleb lives in Tennessee with his wife and three sons. He studied mechanical engineering at Auburn University and did his masters in business administration at Belmont. He works at Lee Company as the Senior Director of Technical Services. He has traveled overseas and international missions work has been a big part of his life at an early age. His desire is to advance the kingdom of God and spread the good news of Jesus Christ through aid, leadership training, and biblical teaching. At home, he works with the youth and in a special needs programs.

Kyle is an innovator and connector who is keen in looking for ways to exploit present opportunities while exploring future possibilities.  His background is in leading the development of new and promising multichannel marketing strategies at small and medium sized organizations.  He has driven various multi-million dollar direct marketing strategies across nine countries around the globe from Central America to Western Europe.  With expertise in digital and offline channels his efforts focus on two primary objectives: integrated content marketing leading to exceptional customer experiences and scalable strategies that balance the needs of the present while innovating the future.  A self-proclaimed fan of the Human-Centered Design marketing methodology, Kyle’s work is built off trying to solve one simple question: how do current and prospective audiences find ultimate meaning and purpose?  Kyle’s hobbies include fly-fishing and golf.  He resides in Scottsdale, AZ with his wife and two daughters.

CJ Davison serves as the International Director for Leadership International. He was born and raised in Virginia and now resides in the United Kingdom. He and his wonderful wife have three children. His greatest joy has been walking with God for over 20 years. His undergraduate studies were in Global Development and has a Masters degree in Leadership. He is the author of “Missional Friendships: Jesus’ design for fruitful life and ministry.”

Ambassadors for Leadership International

Jeff and Tyann Declue

Ambassadors for LI

Chad and Karen Olivier

Ambassadors for LI

Dwight and Karla

Ambassadors for LI

Rick and Vikki DeSoto

Ambassadors for LI