Founder & Chairman
Mike’s a lifelong missionary and entrepreneur with an adventurer’s heart. He’s stared down a charging bull hippo in Tanzania and caught giant squid in the Sea of Cortez and crocodiles in the Amazon. He once stood on the spot where “Braveheart” William Wallace was executed and sipped a soda in the Paris lounge where Princess Diana had her last drink.
A committed disciple-maker, Mike has advanced the Kingdom everywhere from US campuses, board rooms and Capitol offices, to Native American sweat lodges, to Third World prisons, orphanages, and a Nigerian leper colony. He led a team in dugout canoes to be the first outsiders ever to reach a Moskito Coast jungle village, where they shared the gospel and slept in grass huts. Along the way, he’s dodged machine-gun-toting drug runners and narrowly escaped radical Islamic Boko Haram bombers.
He founded and built a nationwide, young men’s discipleship ministry. He’s personally led to Christ, baptized and discipled hundreds, enabled countless men and women to find their calling, and helped numerous pastors and ministry leaders revitalize their vision and fruitfulness.
A businessman with an executive MBA, Mike has founded numerous enterprises. Over the years, he has worked alongside presidents, governors, billionaires, CEOs and elite athletes.
Mike is author of numerous books includind UPRISING: Time for Christians to Rise and Shine, Associate Producer of the film “Return to the Hiding Place,” and involved in multiple TV and film projects. He coaches leaders through his firm, Kingdom Strategies.
Mike has led numerous men’s retreats, keynoted international leadership conferences, spoken in churches across the US and overseas, and has spent countless hours on TV and radio. His work has been reported in media outlets around the world and formally commended by the Texas Senate.
But at the end of the day, Mike’s really a simple country boy at heart. He lives on a small ranch in Texas with his wife and kids, where they hunt and fish, raise chickens and horses, cure their own bacon, tend a large garden, and make their own mustang grape wine.
Dr. Peter Spencer (author, international missionary and award-winning film producer) says about Mike, “His writing and perceptions are much like him as a person – honest, clear and forthcoming. You are a better person for having come in contact with this faithful servant of God.”
J Loren Norris
Speaker, author, mentor and seminar leader, J Loren Norris’ passion is to equip, train and mentor the next generation of leaders. Loren hosts workshops for private groups, conducts life leadership seminars and mentors students.
Whether entertaining and engaging crowds of 40,000 or sharing “life lessons” with elementary students, Loren approaches every crowd with an open mind and loving heart. He has an uncanny gift for storytelling and can teach you how to effectively interweave your life story into any topic, subject or big idea.
Loren is a Certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach. For years, he has coached Dale Carnegie Courses, has trained leaders, teachers and pastors for Gateway Church, The Kings University, and entrepreneurial leadership courses at Brookhaven College. In 2011, Loren finished as a semifinalist in the Toastmasters –
International Speech Contest.
Loren has a powerful personal testimony of victory over sexual addiction, and in the decades since then has been used by God to help lead countless men to healing and total victory.
He is a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend who lives near Dallas, Texas.
Loren’s life-mantra is, “Nothing has the power to change your life like a word that rings forever in your heart.”