The Leader Board is a series of five half-day leadership development sessions designed to equip marketplace leaders to impact their spheres of influence for the kingdom of God.

Session Schedule

  • 7:30 AM Breakfast Buffet
  • 8:00 AM Leadership Lessons from the Word (Bible Study with a DTS Professor)
  • 9:15 AM Featured Speaker
  • 10:15 AM “Up Close & Personal” Q & A with Featured Speaker
  • 11:00 AM Closing Remarks


Dallas Country Club | Dallas, TX

What happens at each session?

Each Leader Board session will feature:

  • Leadership principles from the Bible taught by Dallas Theological Seminary professors
  • Real-world insight from recognized leaders including a Q & A session
  • Interaction with other marketplace leaders and opportunities to be encouraged and challenged


“These sessions have allowed us to interact with other "believer leaders" and great biblical speakers. It's not so much what we say as it is how we treat our people, our vendors, our customers, and each other!”

Bill Henry
McQueary Henry Bowles Troy, LLP

“The Leader Board is a reminder that our business is God's gracious provision, a vehicle through which we honor Him and advance His kingdom purposes.”

Arnie Knecht
Edward Jones Investments

Friday, February 7 | Session 1

Session Speaker

Ted Cruz is the 34th U.S. Senator from Texas. A passionate fighter for limited government, economic growth, and the Constitution, Ted won a decisive victory in 2012, in both the Republican primary and the general election, despite having never been elected to office. He previously served as solicitor general of Texas, and he has authored more than 80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and argued 3 oral arguments, including nine before the U.S. Supreme Court.


Dr. Mark Bailey
Faculty Leader

President of DTS
Professor of Bible Exposition

Wednesday, April 16 | Session 2

Carlos Sepulveda
Session Speaker

Carlos Sepulveda is the executive chairman of Triumph Bancorp, Inc., a financial holding company which he helped organize in 2010. Prior to that he was at Interstate Battery System International for 23 years, the last nine as President & CEO. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration with highest honors from UT in 1979, and is also a CPA. Carlos has a passion for speaking and leadership coaching based on biblical principles.


Dr. Bruce Fong
Faculty Leader

Academic Dean, DTS-Houston
Professor of Pastoral Ministries