President & CEO
Martin Deacon graduated at the age of 21 from Dallas Theological Seminary. For over 30 years, he has been involved with numerous international start-ups, training, publishing, project management, event planning, mobilization and the connecting with leaders in and from over 100 nations.
Martin initiated or was entrusted with numerous international startups, training initiatives, publishing and event management for major Christian ministries. He loves to see leaders and pastors empowered, equipped and changed thru transformational teaching, tools and training. Martin is married to Anneli, and they are originally from South Africa and now reside in Atlanta.
Senior Editor and Project Manager
David is an award-winning producer and editor of documentary film, television & video. He manages production of video projects for TEN’s Office of Global Curriculum. David’s credits span 25 years in the video making industry and include broadcast documentaries, episodic television series as well as fundraising, informational and promotional pieces.
Anneli has been helpmeet to Martin for 31 years in December. She earned a Master’s Degree in Latin from the University of Johannesburg, and serves as the Prayer Coordinator for TEN. They are parents to their son Martin (20) and daughter Linné (23).
Tim is a senior-level designer with expertise in print/web and motion graphics. He is responsible for print and motion graphics related to the development of curriculum. He has worked for organizations such as IBM, Touch Ministries and FamilyNet Television. Tim is also an accomplished painter. He loves the outdoors and is a motorcycle enthusiast.
Carol McLeod Jones
Director of Curriculum
Carol graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Computer Science, and over four decades led information technology and quality assurance teams, developing, editing, and managing textual, audio, video, and web content for Fortune 100 companies. At TEN, she leads TEN’s curriculum development, production, and operations for the Creative Team. Carol also serves as a production and pastoral leader for 12Stone Church, as well as with non-profits who ‘serve the underserved’.
Hippo Lakes Marketing
Wesley is wrapping up his studies as a student at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. After 10 years of competitive swimming, he now serves as the President’s Assistant at TEN and manages Hippo Lakes Safari Lodge sales and marketing. He is a native of South Africa and grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
International Operations Director
Lee graduated with a business degree from a Johannesburg university. He has been in full-time ministry in Southern Africa for 30 years. Lee serves with general assistance, translations and international partnerships.
Stephan de Villiers
Operations Director of BSOW and TEN Campus
Stephan graduated from the University of Johannesburg with an Honours Degree in Theology. He later completed an MBA through the Millpark Business School. He has been involved in senior management for the past 10 years, including consulting, training, project management and finance. Stephan uses his passion, skills, and experience to not only personally train hundreds of leaders and build key relationships, but also ensure that TEN’s resources and training reach those who need it the most.
Manuel Gonsalves-Borreijeirro (Manny) was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Manny serves as the Administrative Coordinator recording all dean, student and course registrations, sales, shipping of material, answering emails and phone inquiries.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bruce & Darlene Wilkinson
Founder & Chairman
Bruce’s breakout book, The Prayer of Jabez, was coined the fastest-selling book in history. Bruce has written more than 70 books including several that reached number one on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. He is also a renowned ministry leader, working along-side the primary para-church organizations for decades on Great Commission initiatives with widespread global impact. Bruce is married to Darlene, and they reside in South Carolina.
Dr. Jeff Lester
Jef and Marilyn Lester served as full-time missionaries for 12 years, during which time they led efforts establishing and equipping missionary clinics and hospitals in countries around the world. Additionally, they spearheaded the creation of multiple pastor training centers across Africa.
In 1975, Bill founded Wm. Leonard & Co. which provides commercial real estate advisory services primarily to tenants in negotiating office leases. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, recipient of the Board’s Exclusive Phoenix Award and the Silver Phoenix Award.
Kelly and Susan Curry established FICM in 1993. Originally from Kentucky, the Currys have been married since 1977. They have two daughters who were both raised in Ireland. Kelly formerly served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HMA, Inc and Susan is a trained learning disabilities teacher.
Dave is the owner of LeadsOnline and resides in Dallas with his wife Deb. He has a history of aligning resources to serve those who serve others. Throughout his career, he has made a meaningful impact in entrepreneurial enterprises, Fortune 100 companies, and non-profits.
Mark Studied Bachelor and Masters of Accountancy at University of Tennessee, is a CPA, and is the Chairman of the Board of the Latimer Foundation. Mark and his wife, Janna, have 7 children.
Devendra & Koko Rai
TEN CAMPUS CHAPLAIN
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