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…
Daren became a missionary with World Impact after graduating from Moody Bible Institute in 1999. He joined the Wichita staff and, shortly after moving into a house in the Oaklawn community of South Wichita, became …
Lisa and her husband, Andy, have been missionaries with World Impact since 1986. Lisa grew up in a rural area near Wichita, Kansas. She attended Tabor College, and it was there that she met Andy—they later married in June of 1982…
Chip lives in Wichita, Kansas, where his role is to oversee and direct accounting, finance, human resources, benefits/insurance, information technology, and legal aspects Before serving with World Impact, Chip spent over 30 years…
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The Sustainer Program Manager role develops an ongoing experience-based relationship with prospective, current and lapsed supporters and donors through an online-based monthly giving/membership style support program. Ultimately seeking to grow participation into the thousands, the program will be the foundational fundraising initiative for general, first-time, and other donors as they learn about World Impact and how we serve church leaders and workers in communities of poverty.
We are committed to academic excellence and quality leadership. We partner with accredited liberal arts schools and seminaries who offer our students credit for the successful completion of their Capstone Curriculum. The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) is non-accredited so that resources can remain available and affordable to our urban leaders and workers. Together, we ensure that urban ministry workers are equipped and empowered to build and sustain healthy churches.
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 occurred. 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 mission: to follow hard after God, love his family, and 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. His passion for church leaders made his move to World Impact in 2015 a natural fit. In November 2017, Alvin was named the President and CEO of World Impact.
Alvin is the author of Bridging the Diversity Gap, Uncommon Church, and Redemptive Poverty Work. His educational background includes a BS in Biblical Studies from Cincinnati Christian University and an MA in Religion & Urban Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Miami University. Since 2004, he has served as an adjunct professor at various seminaries across the nation.
Alvin is an avid reader in his free time and loves to follow his favorite sports teams. He is grateful for his amazing wife, Caroline, who maintains a counseling practice in their hometown of Cincinnati. They have been blessed with two wonderful daughters.
Daren came to Christ at a young age and then dedicated his life to the calling of Christ on his life in junior high. He received his call to missions while in high school and became a missionary with World Impact after graduating from Moody Bible Institute in 1999. He joined the Wichita staff and became a church-plant team leader in April 2000. In 2005, Daren became the Wichita Church Plant Director, which included overseeing three church plants in transition.
In June 2008, Daren provided leadership in starting the newest church plant, Christ the Victor, with the vision to start a movement of multiplying churches among the urban poor. The church began in his basement and has since multiplied a Spanish-speaking church and several churches starting in other cities.
In February 2009, Daren took on the role of Wichita City Director and oversaw the Wichita ministry. In July 2013, Daren took over the role of Regional Director of Ministry of World Impact, Midwest. In 2016, Daren became the Midwest Regional Vice President and in 2019, he became the SVP of Ministry Mobilization and continues in this role presently as he oversees a team of ministry developers finding and resourcing church leaders in communities of poverty.
Daren and his wife, Tina, welcomed their first child, Jackson, on September 6, 2009; their second, Justus, on August 11, 2012; and their third, Caden, on July 6, 2018.
Rev. Dr. Don Davis is the Executive Director of the Urban Ministry Institute and Sr. vice president of Church Resources for World Impact. Although Don grew up in a godly Christian home he did not come to the Lord until 20 years of age, after a time in the drug life, and a season with the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Dismayed at their strange confession and lack of assurance, and through a intense theological journey he came to see who Jesus of Nazareth truly was, God’s Son and his own Savior, and accepted Christ. He immediately began serious theological work, sharing Christ with his lost friends and neighbors, and memorizing Scripture.
Don and his wife, Beth, joined the staff of World Impact in 1975, serving as community ministers. Five years later, Don was appointed Director of World Impact Wichita, and Vice President of Education. He has also served in pastoral ministries as a church planter, associate pastor, and lead pastor. Dr. Davis attended Wheaton College and Wheaton Graduate School and graduated summa cum laude in his B.A. (1988) and M.A. (1989) degrees in Biblical Studies and Systematic Theology. He earned his Ph.D. in Religion (Theology and Ethics) from the University of Iowa School of Religion (2000).
Don founded the Institute in summer of 1995, serving as both professor and executive director, and today serves as World Impact’s Senior Vice President of Church Resources. He oversees the training of urban missionaries, church planters, and city pastors, and facilitates training opportunities for urban Christian workers in evangelism, church growth, and pioneer missions. He also leads the Institute’s extensive distance learning programs and facilitates leadership development efforts for organizations and denominations, such as Prison Fellowship, Fuller Theological Seminary, the Evangelical Free Church of America, and the Church of God in Christ.
Dr. Davis has been married to Elizabeth (Beth) since February 1975. Their oldest son, Matthew David, was 26 years old when he went home to be with the Lord in August of 2003. They have two other grown children, Joanna Davis-McEligatt and Daniel. Don and Beth are proud grandparents of August, Nadia, Ellenora, and Daniel, Jr.
Lisa and her husband, Andy, have been missionaries with World Impact since 1986. Lisa grew up in a rural area near Wichita, Kansas. When Lisa was eight years old she accepted Christ as her Savior, while attending a Vacation Bible School with a friend. She grew up in a Christian home, so church was part of her life.
Lisa felt called to mission while in High School and was drawn to Tabor College because of the strong connection to World Impact’s urban ministry outreach. It was there that she met Andy—they later married in June of 1982. She graduated from Tabor in 1985 with a degree in social work. In 1986, Andy and Lisa received the call to minister with World Impact. They served their first six years in Wichita, helping to establish Celebration Church, and worked with hundreds of youth and teens.
In 1992, they transferred to Los Angeles, and began a new ministry on Raymond Street, working with youth and adults. In 1996, they moved back to Wichita to continue their church planting ministry.
Lisa served on the Member Care team with Andy, giving personnel and pastoral oversight to World Impact staff around the country. Lisa has a heart for training and investing in local leaders and our missionary staff.
In 2015, Lisa accepted the position of Senior Vice President. She leads the department of Talent and Culture Development, and in this role, Lisa oversees the spiritual culture of World Impact as well as the investment into, and development of staff.
Chip lives in Wichita, Kansas, where his role is to oversee and direct accounting, finance, human resources, benefits/insurance, information technology, and legal aspects.
Before serving with World Impact, Chip spent over 30 years in the accounting and financial arena in banking, construction, OEM manufacturing, and aviation. Chip graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting.
Chip grew up in a Christian home in South Wichita and accepted Christ as a teenager.
Chip and his wife, Nancy, have raised three daughters in Wichita. His pride and joy are his 4 grandchildren. Chip enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid golfer. He also loves to hunt and fish when time allows. He is a lifelong Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, and Wichita State Shocker fan. His family attends Pathway Church in Wichita.