Lionel Young

Campaign Consultant

Lionel Young

Lionel Young has 35 years of experience leading churches and Christian ministries through periods of significant growth both as a senior pastor and a non-profit executive. Lionel believes that congregations can integrate generosity initiatives and capital campaigns into the church’s primary calling of making disciples. He excels at helping ministries achieve extraordinary results.

Lionel is also passionate about the global church and provides counsel and advice for senior leaders across cultures. He holds an M.Div. from Grace Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from the University of Stirling (Scotland). He is the author of World Christianity and The Unfinished Task: A Very Short Introduction, which was selected by Christianity Today as one of the best books in its field.

Lionel partnered with Church Growth Services when he was a pastor leading his own congregation through two highly successful major capital campaigns. He was so profoundly transformed by his experience with CGS that he accepted an invitation to join the team in order to help pastors and churches. He has a heart for the local church and for ministry leaders.

Lionel and his wife Stacy live in Austin, Texas.

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