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.
- 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!”
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.”
Edward Jones Investments
Friday, February 7 | Session 1
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. He graduated with honors from Princeton University and with high honors from Harvard Law School.
Dr. Mark Bailey
President of DTS
Professor of Bible Exposition
Wednesday, April 16 | Session 2
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. By impacting the thinking of business leaders, he optimizes their companies’ success.
Dr. Bruce Fong
Academic Dean, DTS Houston
Professor of Pastoral Ministries
Wednesday, June 4 | Session 3
Alistair Begg is the senior minister of Parkside Church in suburban Cleveland, where he has served since 1983. A graduate of London School of Theology, he enjoys the privilege of leading the pastoral team and seeing a succession of young men settled in pulpits throughout the country. His teaching is heard daily on over 1,000 radio stations that air Truth For Life. He has also written a number of books, including The Hand of God, Pathway to Freedom, On Being a Pastor (with Derek Prime), and a revision of Spurgeon’s devotional, Morning and Evening.
Dr. Darrell Bock
Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies
Executive Director of Cultural Engagement
Wednesday, August 27 | Session 4
Preston “Pete” Geren is president of the Sid W. Richardson Foundation, which provides grants to nonprofit organizations in Texas. He served for eight years in the Department of Defense and was named Secretary of the Army in 2007. He also served four terms as a U.S. congressman for the 12th District of Texas. Geren is a director of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Texas Capital Bank. A lawyer and former business executive, he has helped numerous civic, educational, business, and philanthropic organizations in Texas. He graduated from UT and the UT Law School.
Dr. Timothy Warren
Senior Professor of Pastoral Ministries
Wednesday, November 12 | Session 5
Donovan Campbell is a decorated military officer and a young Fortune 500 executive whose lessons about leadership and teamwork came the hard way, through three combat deployments—two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He graduated with honors from Princeton University and Harvard Business School, and finished first in his class in Marine’s Basic Officer Course. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Joker One: A Marine Platoon’s Story of Courage and The Leader’s Code: Mission, Character, Service, and Getting the Job Done.
Dr. George Hillman
Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation and Leadership