Allon Lefever is an entrepreneur and business management expert with 40 years of experience in the agricultural, industrial and digital industries. He has helped found more than 20 companies and is an advocate for family-owned businesses.
Lefever recently served as a business professor and director of the MBA Program at Eastern Mennonite University. He and his wife reside in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Anne Beiler is founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, the world’s largest hand-rolled, soft pretzel franchise. Named Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. Magazine, Beiler grew her business from a single farmer’s market stand into an international company with more than 1,200 locations worldwide.
Today Beiler is a public speaker and author inspiring audiences around the world. She and her husband live in Salado, Texas.
Dr. Carlos Campo is President of Ashland University. He has previously served as chair of the Hispanic Education Alliance of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, president of Regent University in Virginia and is a longtime leader in Christian higher education.
A leading voice in the Hispanic evangelical community, Campo is a noted national speaker who resides in Ashland, OH.
Dr. Rick Warren
Dr. Rick Warren is founder of Saddleback Church, where he has been senior pastor for more than 30 years. Warren also oversees a global alliance of pastors through the Purpose Driven Network and the Pastors.com online community he established to provide sermons and other practical resources for ministers.
Warren and his wife live in Southern California, where they work to empower local churches and leaders to create sustainable change.
Dr. Robert Cooley
Dr. Robert Cooley is vice chairman of the board for Museum of the Bible and president emeritus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. A biblical scholar and archaeologist, Cooley has served as professor and administrator at a number of academic institutions and has overseen excavation projects in the U.S., Palestine and Egypt.
He is a past president of The Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada, and was also senior editor for Christianity Today. Cooley lives with his wife in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Gregory Baylor is senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he focuses his litigation efforts on protecting the religious freedom of Christian educational institutes through the organization’s Center for Religious Liberty. He also works to protect the First Amendment freedoms of students, faculty and staff at public colleges and universities.
Baylor is admitted to the state bar of Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous federal appeals and district courts. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Harry Lee Crisp III
Harry Lee Crisp III, or Lee as he is commonly referred to, is currently Director and Owner of Pepsi MidAmerica, and Director and Owner of Crisp Container Corporation. In addition to running one of the largest Pepsi franchises in the nation, Crisp has served in a number of leadership and philanthropic roles, including principal benefactor of the Mayo Clinic, founding member of the Smithsonian Council for American History, a patron of the arts at the Vatican Museum, and Chairman of the Board for the Independent Bottlers Association.
Crisp, who has been awarded 44 patents, also recently served as a Founder, Director, and Treasurer of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, where he oversaw the National Museum of Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia.
James Moore Jr.
James Moore Jr. is a beverage-industry consultant. Until 2000, he served as president and chief operating officer of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler in the U.S.
A U.S. Army veteran, Moore lives today with his wife in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Mark DeMoss is founder of DeMoss, the largest public relations firm exclusively representing faith-based organizations and causes. Located at the intersection of faith and culture, his firm seeks to shape public opinion and move people to action on behalf of its clients.
In addition to his role as an adviser to Christian nonprofits and faith leaders, DeMoss is author of The Little Red Book of Wisdom. He and his wife live in Atlanta.
Mary Banks is president of Houston-based WOW Consulting Group, LLC, a firm that provides executive and life coaching, and leadership development. She enjoyed a 25-year career in financial services and the oil and gas industry, most recently serving as senior vice president of employee relations and training for JPMorgan Chase.
In addition to working with leaders to drive organizational results, Banks is author of three books and is a frequent keynote speaker. She and her family reside in Houston, Texas.
Rev. Bob Hoskins
Rev. Bob Hoskins is secretary of the board for Museum of the Bible and founder of OneHope, an international ministry. A children’s evangelist, Hoskins spent decades as a missionary before establishing OneHope in 1987.
He continues his work with OneHope today as a program ambassador and relationship builder with leaders and governments around the world. Hoskins currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Steve Green, Chairman of the Board
Steve Green serves as chairman of the board of Museum of the Bible. In his role as chairman, Green has assembled a team of academics, designers, technology professionals and other experts to create the 430,000-square-foot Museum of the Bible, dedicated to a scholarly and engaging presentation of the Bible's impact, history and narrative. It is scheduled to open in 2017 in Washington, three blocks from the U.S. Capitol.
"The Bible is the best-selling, most translated book of all time and is arguably history's most significant piece of literature," said Green. "It has had an unquestionable influence on science, education, democracy, arts and society. This book has also profoundly impacted lives across the ages, including my own."
Green is also president of Hobby Lobby, the world's largest privately owned arts and crafts retailer. Founded in 1972 by his father, David, in 300 square feet of retail space, the chain has grown to more than 600 stores. Along with its affiliated companies, Hobby Lobby employs some 30,000 people companywide. Today, Hobby Lobby and its affiliates (including Hemispheres and Mardel Stores, a Christian bookstore and educational supply chain) have combined sales of more than $3.3 billion.
Green authored his first book—Faith in America—in 2011. His latest book, The Bible in America, explores the history and impact of the Bible on U.S. history and in today's modern world.
Green and his wife, Jackie, have been married for more than 30 years and reside in Oklahoma City, where Hobby Lobby is headquartered. Their family includes a son, five daughters, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law and four grandchildren.
Quick Facts: Steve Green, Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Board: Museum of the Bible
President: Hobby Lobby, the world’s largest privately owned arts and crafts retailer
Passion: Making the Bible more accessible to the world
Author: Faith in America (Looking Glass Books, 2011); The Bible in America (DustJacket Press, 2013)