Leadership Team

 

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Brian Goul - Area Director at CBMC Louisville

I am so excited to move into the next chapter of God's plan for my life as the Area Director for CBMC of Louisville. For over 30 years I helped organizations leverage technology and services to improve

their operations and now I get to join God in the Marketplace to help men realize their true "Purpose". Transformation is happening here in Louisville. Contact us to get connected.

I have the joy of helping men in the Marketplace connect with Christ and to develop true "Purpose" in their lives and in their relationships. "The purposes of a Man's heart are deep waters, but a man understanding draws it out....

Proverbs 20:5

 

Listen to Brian's testimony below.

 

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David Sparks – Past President Eastern Region CoBank (Retired)

Sparks is well known in regional financial circles and the agribusiness sector for his decades of industry experience. Sparks began his tenure at CoBank in 1996. CoBank is part of the US Farm Credit System, and provides loans and financial services to cooperatives, agribusinesses, rural public utilities and other farm credit associations.

Today, Sparks contributes his talents to a number of agribusiness and industry boards, and also commits time and resources to a variety of Christian-based volunteer organizations in the Louisville area. David serves on the National Board of Directors for CBMC as Co-Chairman. He is a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Disciple and a Disciple Maker.

 

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Chella Subram, PE, SECB – President/CEO Cornerstone Engineering

Mr. Subram received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 1987 from Thiagarajar Engineering College, India. Upon graduation, he worked as a lecturer and later attained a Project Engineer position in India. Mr. Subram then moved to the U.S. in 1992 to attend graduate school at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he graduated with an M.S. in Structural Engineering. After graduating, he took a consulting job in Louisville, Kentucky. He decided to step out in faith and use his God-given skills and talents to make a difference in the community and in the industry. By offering innovative, value-added design approaches, Mr. Subram is able to extend the lifespan of existing facilities/infrastructure to the owners, while also designing quality, new facilities. Born from this innovative design approach was Cornerstone Engineering Inc. in 2003.

Chella serves on the local leadership team of CBMC Louisville and hosts a Thursday lunch meeting at his office for men to get connected, be encouraged and challenged to be the Man of God they are called to be. He is a Husband, Father, Disciple and Disciple Maker.

 

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Bill Reynolds – President/Owner – Element502 Marketing

Bill has been in marketing and technology for more than 20 years. Over his career, he has worked in many industries and worn many hats. From independent consultant, to cooking school, to establishing technology centers, it was a Spirit-led adventure that has landed him in the president’s seat at Element 502. Bill’s heart is to watch people shine as their true potential is unlocked.

Storytelling is the art of communicating with another person’s heart and making a lifelong impact.

When not in the office, Bill enjoys teaching people the art of storytelling, especially Biblical storytelling. A good storyteller can engage someone’s heart and make them care. To do this takes skill, planning and practice. Teaching people how to story well makes heart sing. He is a Husband, Father, Disciple and Disciple Maker. Bill also serves with the CBMC Louisville Leadership team.

 

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Isaac LaFond – Managing Partner at Family Wealth Planning Group

Isaac grew up in Louisville, KY. He and his wife, Kristen, both graduated from South Oldham High School in the early 2000’s. They have 3 children: Emersyn (5), Tucker (2) and Makenna (newborn). They’ve lived in Jeffersontown the last 6 years. Isaac and his 2 younger brothers, Caleb and Joshua, all graduated from Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, KY where he earned his BA in Christian Ministries in 2008.

Isaac is on the Board of Director’s of Active Heroes, a National Veteran’s Suicide Prevention Charity, where he serves as Chairman of the Board. He also serves on the Louisville leadership team for CBMC and is a follower of Christ, a Disciple and Disciple Maker.

 

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Jordan Jones – Operations Manager, Fibreworks

Jordan manages operations for a local manufacturing company in Louisville. For many years Jordan has served on the Board and traveled the world with Hopeful Hearts Foundation out of Louisville. He loves to travel, spend time with his 2 girls and has some little less known talents in the “Culinary” and “Entertainment” venues. Jordan loves to serve others, he is a husband, father, a Christ Follower, Disciple and Disciple Maker.

 

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Heath Hoagland – VP Farm Credit America

Heath has a long history in Agricultural Credit and Banking Industry and is currently VP at Farm Credit Mid- America (FCMA). FCMA is a part of the nationwide network of borrower-owned lending institutions and specialized service organization providing more than $304 billion in loans, leases and related services to farmers, ranchers, rural homeowners, aquatic producers, timber harvesters, agribusinesses and agricultural and rural utility cooperatives. Heath is a loving husband and father of three. He enjoys spending time at the lake with his family. Heath is a follower of Christ, a Disciple and Disciple Maker.

 

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Brad Milby – Owner Eastend Barbershop

Brad is the owner of Eastend Barber shop here in Louisville. He is a husband and father of 3. He enjoys spending time with family, sports and introducing men that come in for a haircut to the one who has every hair on their head numbered. Brad is a passionate about discipleship and discipling other men.


History of CBMC

 1930 - PRESENT

The Christian Business Men’s Committee (CBMC) began in Chicago in 1930 in the Chicago loop area. Public response to the first gathering on January 6, 1931, was overwhelming, as more than 800 packed into the 800-seat facility.

Another indication that God was blessing this ministry from its inception was that similar groups were soon popping all over the nation. The first CBMC international conference took place in 1938.

The ministry moved its offices from Chicago to Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the 1970’s. Our work spread not only across the United States but also into Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, India, across South Africa and Latin America.

The decade of the 70’s also saw the first release of Operation Timothy. 

In the 1990’s CBMC officially changed its name to Christian Business Men’s Connection, embracing two core beliefs: share the gospel with those who don’t know the Good News and then go and make disciples.  Be intentional about carrying out The Great Commission. (Matthew 28:19-20) 

Today, there are strongholds of CBMC men in 48 of the 50 states and in 98 nations around the globe.

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Statement of Faith

Section 1. We believe in the Scripture of the Old and New Testament as verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.

Section 2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Section 3. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.

Section 4. We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and are sinners in thought, word and deed.

Section 5. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.

Section 6. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven and in His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate.

Section 7. We believe in “That blessed hope”, the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Section 8. We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. Further, we believe in the eternal security of the believer.

Section 9. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.