David Will, President Emeritus
National Christian Foundation
David came to faith at the first event ever held in Texas Stadium when he was 10 years old. His parents wanted to hear Johnny Cash who was the opening act for a guy named Billy Graham who was having a crusade there that night.
David and Chris have been married for 31 years! They grew up in the same neighborhood in Wichita Falls, Texas and have known each other since they were kids. Speaking of kids, they have 9 of them, which includes 2 daughters-in-law! Plus one grandchild!
David serves as President Emeritus of the National Christian Foundation and joined NCF in 1998 as its first President. NCF is celebrating its 40th year in 2022 and has become the world’s largest Christian grant-making foundation, serving over 30,000 families. In the first 6 months of 2022, NCF made over 150,000 grants of over $1 billion to thousands of churches, ministries and charitable organizations.
He has business and law degrees from Baylor University, a masters degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and to top it off a Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from the Said Business School at Oxford University. His education mirrors his passions: business, law and theology. David has co-authored two books, Investing in God’s Business and Family.Money.
He serves on multiple boards, including Barnhart Crane & Rigging, Kingdom Companies Group, American Bible Society, The IF:Gathering, The River Foundation, ECFA, The Impact Foundation, Trust Bridge Global Foundation, and Generous Giving, which he co-founded.
David and Chris, live in China Spring TX, which is suburb of Crawford, TX, which is a suburb of Waco, TX.
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 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.
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 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 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.