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.
Executive Leadership Team
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