BGW Architects Church Construction

Matt is the Founder and Lead Pastor of The Genesis Project, a church based in Ogden, Utah that has grown to a multi-site movement in 6 communities across the nation reaching thousands every week. He began his ministry as a youth pastor in the inner cities of Tampa, FL and Portland, OR. In addition to his present ministry in Utah, Matt serves as a church strategy consultant with BGW, coming alongside churches all across the country and supporting them in establishing a clear and vibrant missional identity. Matt and his team at The Genesis Project are certified in facilitating the StratOp Strategic Planning System and are uniquely equipped to help your leadership team bring clarity out of uncertainty and help facilitate meaningful growth.

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Building God's Way Church Architect

Don has one of the most extensive backgrounds in worship and performing arts architecture in the U.S. He has designed prominent facilities all across the country throughout his 37 year career and has been recognized with a number of awards for innovative and creative church design, including multiple WFX Solomon Awards for Best Church Architect, Best Church Design, Best Special Project and Best Digital Church. Don is also a recipient of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund Arts & Architecture Award for Best Liturgical Design.

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Building God's Way-Church Architect

Chris Stovall has over 30 years of church leadership and ministry experience. During that time, he has served in almost every capacity on a church staff including 15 years as a lead pastor and church planter. Prior to vocational ministry, Chris worked for several years in corporate banking. Along the way Chris also led several small start-up companies, maximizing profits to position each for greater success.

Chris has been consulting and coaching churches and nonprofits for over 15 years now. He has an extensive combination of both business and ministry experience that gives him a unique perspective in his consulting. Chris is very adept at helping churches and organizations strategize vision, discover opportunities out of obstacles, develop compelling communication for objectives, and layout a plan to accomplish their God-inspired dreams. Chris’ passion is to see individuals discipled and grow spiritually in the area of giving and therefore see the culture of generosity in those churches and organizations grow as well.

In addition to his Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) certification, Chris has a BS in Business from Murray State University, a BA in Music from Western Kentucky University, and both an MA and MDiv from Luther Rice University. Chris married his college sweetheart Susy and they have two adult children.

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Bill Shalkowski church builder

Bill has served in leadership roles in the construction industry for nearly 3 decades and he works closely with ministries as well as BGW Architects and Builders all across the country to help leaders respond to growth and community needs. The Solomon Foundation empowers ministry through the use of the dollars invested by individuals, congregations, schools, and organizations within the Restoration Movement churches and Churches of Christ. The Solomon Foundation is known for their willingness to partner with churches and generate creative financing options, which provide unique solutions based on the specific needs of every church.

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Bill Dodson church builder

Bill has more than 21 years of church and not-for-profit financing experience. He has directly managed the origination, distribution, or funding of more than one billion dollars in church financing for ministries nationwide and serves as one of Stifel’s lead bankers, structuring taxable bonds issued by churches, schools, and not-for-profit organizations. Bill received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and later earned his Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He is also a graduate of the SIFMA Securities Industry Institute at The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) and the Wharton/SIA Branch Management Leadership Institute.

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Stan Dobbs church builder

Stan is the founder of several ministries including Lionheart Children’s Academy, which has a mission to empower local churches to take leadership of the child care industry. Stan and his team believes that reaching more children is THE key strategy for significant incremental advancement of the Gospel, and the child care industry represents the best opportunity to do so. During a medical crisis in 2011, God gave Stan the vision for Lionheart, which opened its first academy in 2014.

Stan also launched Apartment Life in 2000 to help churches more effectively reach apartment communities for Christ. Apartment Life has over 1,000 team members living in apartments across the country ministering to their neighbors.

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Jonathan Lewis church builder

Jonathan Lewis joined the CFR ministry in January of 2022. In his role as Regional Vice President for Texas, he develops relationships with churches and ministries in the Lone Star state. Prior to his work with CFR, Jonathan worked as a private banker and wealth management specialist, my most recently inn commercial banking. He has also served with churches in the areas of discipleship and small groups. Jonathan holds a bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University and a master’s degree from Denver Seminary. He and his wife, Erin, have been married since 2003. They have four children.

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