Dr. Lionel Young
Lionel serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer (CGO) for Global Action. In addition to teaching responsibilities overseas, Lionel devotes his energy to strategic growth initiatives, opening new fields in the non-Western world, and expanding our network of ministry partners. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Stirling (Scotland) where he did his research on the history of global Christianity under the distinguished historian, David W. Bebbington. Lionel also holds a Th.M. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Ecclesiastical History), an M.Div. from Grace Theological Seminary (Pastoral Theology), and a B. A. from Grace College (Biblical Studies). He has served as a pastor for more than 30 years in the United States, where most recently he led his church from a congregation of 250 attenders to more than 1,600 worshipers. He has served in theological institutions in various parts of Africa, Asia, and Oceania. He also works as a scholar in residence at the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide (Cambridge, England), where he conducts cutting edge research on the history and praxis of contemporary missions. Lionel is now accepting speaking engagements from churches, colleges, and conference conveners in Europe and North America.