Leadership, Board & Finances
Larry began serving as Executive Director with GGF in April 2016, after serving with the IMB in East Asia for 32 years. During that time Larry served as Business Manager, Church Planter, and with Charlotte, initiated work with a large unreached people group of over seven million. Larry supervised teams all over Asia and had the privilege of celebrating with fellow missionaries as thousands of churches were planted and many from those people groups came into the Kingdom.
Larry earned BBA and MBA degrees from University of North Texas and was a businessman with a large USA corporation before the Lord got hold of his heart in 1972. Before going to the mission field he served as Director of Evangelism at a large church in Denver. Larry also has a Master’s Degree in Missiology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and studied Cantonese Chinese, at Yale in China, Hong Kong.
As Executive Director, a key priority for Larry is to raise up new missionaries to take the Gospel to the Ends of the Earth.
Board Chair, Chaplain, and Missionary
With a passion for seeing others come to know Christ and grow in Him George has served with GGF for the past thirteen years. He serves as Chair and Chaplain for our Board of Trustees and uses his 30 years of experience as a pastor in his frequent visits to our missionaries. Holding a MDiv degree from Denver Seminary and a DMin from Fuller Seminary he is committed to living out the good news and helping others grow in their knowledge of the Word of God through preaching and offering Walk Thru the Bible seminars. George leads the office’s weekly prayer meetings, and often contributes new ideas and spearheads new projects.
International Field Director
Jose began serving with GGF in August, 2012 after retiring from 30 years of military service, 26½ years as an Army Chaplain. He oversaw and served as pastor to many chapel congregations, supervised multiple staffs, and was sought out as a mentor. Jose holds a Bachelor of Theology degree from International Bible College in San Antonio, Texas, a Master of Divinity degree from the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, a Master of Theology degree from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Erskine Seminary, Due West, South Carolina. Jose focuses on fulfilling the GGF global mission through recruiting workers, visiting and caring for GGF missionaries, and cultivating GGF partners.
2017 BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Current as of 3-31-2017
Reverend Larry Phillips - Executive Director
Field Missionary in Asia for 32 yrs./International Student Ministry in US **
Dr. George Wood – Trustee Board Chair/Chaplain
Pastor, Businessman, Walk Thru the Bible Associate Instructor **
John Dunckel - Treasurer (term 2017-19)
David Sand – Vice President/Director of Missionary Personnel
Retired ESL Teacher and Fulbright Exchange Teacher (Slovakia) *
Reverend Gordon Rohn – Board Member
Pastor/Missionary, Board Member/ Officer at several religious and secular non-profits, inactive Attorney, Retired Army Officer*
David English – Board Member (term 2015-17)
Executive Director, Global Opportunities*
Dr. Jose Rodriguez D.Min. - Board Member/Int'l Field Director
Retired Army Chaplain of 26 years, BMA Board Member**
Shari Ardill - Board Member
SIM Missionary, Recruiting Coordinator*
Craig Cox – Board Member (term 2016-18)
Morgan Stanley, First Vice President*
*Independent Voting Member
**Non-Independent Voting Member