About Toolbox

You were made for more…

The story has been repeated to the point of predictability.  A man gets to the top of his game – business, sports, politics, arts or academia – but despite his success he senses something is missing. There is an elusive itch he is still trying to scratch.  At Toolbox, we believe the itch is actually an indicator.  We are made for something bigger than and beyond success. We have been hard-wired for significance…for the kingdom impact found in a relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.

What Toolbox is all about…


Toolbox revolves around monthly lunch events designed to expose men from the marketplace to the joy and adventure of radically following Christ. Our speakers, which include high level business leaders, athletes, authors, journalists, and community leaders, all share “war stories” from their world and talk about the real stuff of life – struggles, temptations, success and failure, business and relationships – and what it means to know and follow Jesus in the midst of it all. They are all plain-spoken, practical and compelling.

The lunch events also spotlight next step opportunities to explore and grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ. Whether you are just beginning to consider the truth claims of Christ or have been actively pursuing Christ for decades, there is something in Toolbox for you. Those opportunities include leadership roundtables, Bible studies, mentoring, and training that equips men to go back into their natural spheres of influence to be game changers in the lives of other men through Christ.

Our Mission

To help men in the marketplace come to know and follow Jesus Christ.

Our Values

The kingdom value of marketplace relationships

Because a man’s work world is so prominent and provides him with a unique sphere of relationships, we believe there is great kingdom value in our marketplace relationships.

The strategic wisdom of the easy ask

We are committed to creating opportunities that minimize obstacles and maximize openness, thus making it easy for men to invite a coworker or colleague to a Toolbox event.

The surprising power of life stories

Because people are drawn to stories, and life stories make Gospel theory plainly visible and relatable, we regularly use life stories at Toolbox events and groups.

The developmental importance of the next step

Because every person has a next step with Christ, whether they are just beginning to consider the truth claims of Christ or have been actively pursuing Him for decades, we always spotlight next step resources, opportunities, training and encouragement at Toolbox events.


pat combs

Pat is currently Senior Vice President of Teamalytics (business division of the Flippen Group) and a college baseball color analyst for Fox Sports. Prior to that he spent 11 years working in the financial services industry with Morgan Stanley and 8 seasons playing professional baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies and MIllwauke Brewers. He was a member of the 1988 gold medal Olympic team and is the author of a soon to be released “More Than the Score” (October 2020). He and his wife Christina have raised three sons. 

jeff thomas

Jeff Thomas is the Founder/CEO of Archetype Wealth Partners and author of Trading Up: Moving from Success to Significance on Wall Street. After 25 years of working for the biggest names on Wall Street, Jeff and his team concluded that they could only pursue their vision by starting their own firm in 2017. Jeff and his wife Dolly are also well invested in the community, serving with a variety of non-profit organizations, ministries and foundations.

dr. david l. cook

David Cook is a top sports psychology consultant, speaker, business consultant, and best-selling author on the mental advantage. He has coached world champions and MVP’s in the NBA, National Champions in the NCAA and has worked with hundreds of elite athletes from the PGA, NFL, and MLB using his principles of focus, passion, and mental toughness.

Les Csorba

Les Csorba is a Partner with Heidrick and Struggles in Houston. Prior to that, Les served in the White House as a special assistant to the President of the United States for presidential personnel during the George H.W. Bush Administration. He also serves on the Board of Yellowstone Academy, and is the author of Trust: The One Thing that Makes or Breaks a Leader.

Terry looper

Terry Looper is the Founder, President and CEO of Texon LP. His passion is to mentor fellow business and nonprofit leaders. Terry is also deeply involved in the community, serves numerous non-profit organizations, and is the author of Sacred Pace: Four Steps to Hearing God and Aligning Yourself with His Will.

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