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

Wednesday, February 4 | Session 1

Doug Napier
Session Speaker

Doug Napier serves as Senior Counsel, Executive Vice President, and Chief Alliance Officer with Alliance Defending Freedom in Scottsdale, AZ, where he uses his 20 years of legal experience to focus on serving, strengthening, and expanding the strategic alliance throughout the country and world. For Napier, law is not simply a profession, but a calling. He attended Dallas Theological Seminary before he went to law school and decided to merge his love for ministry and law in one noble profession.


Dr. Darrell Bock
Faculty Leader

Executive Director of Cultural Engagement

Wednesday, April 8 | Session 2

Joseph Stowell
Session Speaker

Joseph Stowellis president of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. An internationally recognized conference speaker, Joe has also written numerous books, including The Trouble with Jesus, Simply Jesus and You, The Upside of Down, and Redefining Leadership: Character-Driven Habits of Effective Leaders. Joe also works with RBC Ministries, partnering in media productions, outreach to pastors, devotional writing, and a web ministry called Strength for the Journey.


Dr. Mark L. Bailey
Faculty Leader

President, Senior Professor of Bible Exposition