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Robert Lewis
Founding Partner

Robert Lewis
Founding Partner

Few have had as significant an impact on discipling men in the past forty years than Robert Lewis. As a pastor, speaker, and author, Robert’s passion for leading men to grow in biblical manhood led him to produce the Men’s Fraternity film series in 1995. This three-year men’s curriculum quickly spread into churches, businesses, colleges, and even correctional facilities across the United States and later to over 20 countries. Today, Men’s Fraternity and its follow up series, 33, have impacted millions of men worldwide.

Author of numerous books including best-selling The Church of Irresistible Influence, Raising a Modern-Day Knight, and Rocking the Roles: Building a Win-Win Marriage, Robert is known for helping men build their lives on practical biblical truth that gets real-life results.

Now, in authoring the “BetterMan” curriculum, Robert offers a new way for men, especially younger men, to get their hands around God’s timeless design for authentic manhood.

JP Pokluda
Board Member

JP Pokluda
Board Member

JP is the Lead Pastor of Harris Creek Baptist Church in Waco, TX. Previously, he was the leader of The Porch and teaching pastor of Watermark Community Church, both in Dallas, TX. Under his leadership, The Porch grew to be the largest young adult ministry of its kind in the world.

JP came to understand the grace of the gospel in his early twenties after being involved in different denominational churches his entire life. This ignited a desire in him to inspire young adults to radically follow Jesus Christ and unleash them to change the world. Most recently, he has seen this passion expressed through writing. His best-selling book, Welcome to Adulting, offers Millennials a roadmap to navigate faith, finances, friendships, and the future. His most recent book release, Welcome to Adulting Survival Guide, is a 42-day guide dedicated to those in their 20s and 30s. JP is passionate about equipping ministries around the world to reach the future of the Church.

JP’s partner in ministry is Monica, his wife of fifteen years, and together they disciple their children Presley, Finley, and Weston.

Chris Harper
Chief Executive Officer

Chris Harper
Chief Executive Officer

Chris Harper loves his wife, four children, books, basketball, movies, and 90’s hip-hop. King Jesus is his Savior, and Andrew (Peter’s brother) is his hero. Chris believes that Jordan is better than Lebron, and nothing beats Nashville hot chicken.

Chris holds a Master’s Degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and is currently finishing his Doctorate at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary SWBTS. Chris’ academic pursuits center on the “father as chief priest of his home.” Chris is convinced that the most critical need of the church today is men, bold men, men willing to lead their homes and serve the church.

Recently, Chris has lent his creative talents to a myriad of groups through 252EDU, his Dallas-based consulting firm. Chris has been at the forefront of engaging culture for Christ in a winsome way; he believes hospitality is the new evangelism and that art, music, community, and commerce are the most powerful mediums for gospel witness.