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COVID-19 Response: Urban Church Relief Grants

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Leadership

President and CEO

Rev. Dr. Alvin Sanders

When people in under-resourced communities experience trauma, the local church can be a beacon of hope. Alvin Sanders learned this from firsthand experience. While serving as an urban leader in the second most violent neighborhood in the country, a tragedy took place. A police shooting with racial overtones rocked the neighborhood.

As a response, Alvin planted an innovative church that continues to care for, serve, and encourage people from all walks of life. Through this experience he discovered his personal mission: to follow hard after God, to love his family, and to invest in those who invest in the poor.

Alvin is a churchman at heart. After church planting and pastoring, he served as a denominational leader with the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) for seven years.

While there he directed the EFCA All People Initiative. Under his leadership the EFCA went from 13% of their congregations classified as urban, ethnic, or multi-ethnic to 22%. He also authored the book Bridging the Diversity Gap. With his passion for church leaders, his move to World Impact in 2015 was a natural fit.

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President and CEO

Executive Leadership Team

Rev. Dr. Alvin Sanders

Rev. Dr. Alvin Sanders

President and CEO

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Rev. Daren Busenitz

Rev. Daren Busenitz

Senior Vice President of Ministry Mobilization

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Rev. Dr. Don Davis

Rev. Dr. Don Davis

Senior Vice President & Executive Director, TUMI

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Lisa Entz

Lisa Entz

Senior Vice President, Religious Missionary Order & Director, Member Care

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Chip Gramke

Chip Gramke

Chief Financial Officer

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George Yunis

George Yunis

Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

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National Board of Directors

We gratefully acknowledge the dedicated service and insightful leadership provided by the men and women of our national board in support of our mission and vision.

  • Board Chair: Carl LaBarbera, Kingdomworks SDG
  • Sherri Brewer, SVP/OneUnited Bank
  • Rev. Earl Burkhalter, Stranger’s Rest Missionary Baptist Church
  • Dr. Andrea L. Dixon, Baylor University 
  • Rev. Art Greco, Retired
  • Alvin Sanders, President/CEO World Impact
  • John (Brad) Welles, Solid Rock Rarities, LLC
  • World Impact, Inc.
  • 2001 S. Vermont Ave
  • Los Angeles, CA 90007
  • 323-735-1137
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