MOV Leadership

Brad Smith
Founder, Executive Director

Brad Smith has been involved with men’s ministry for more than 30 years. Brad has a B.A. in Bible from Houghton College and received additional training under Dr. Aubrey Malphurs at Dallas Theological Seminary in church and ministry strategic planning. Brad and Mary Kay have three grown children and two grandchildren. They live in Virginia where they attend Centreville Baptist Church.



Jamie Jackson

Chairman, Board of Directors

Jamie was appointed to the Federal Home Loan Bank Board by President Reagan in 1981. He built Commonwealth Mortgage into one of the top five U.S mortgage companies and later served as the Mid-Atlantic Practice Director for CSC’s Financial Services group until retiring in 2010. As a “committed layperson for Jesus Christ,” Jamie has been teaching the Bible for more than 45 years. He and his wife, Pam, divide their year between Florida and Virginia, and attend Family Church Gardens and Culpeper Baptist Church, respectively. Jamie and Pam have two adult children and several grandchildren.


John Cave

Chairman, US Committee

John retired from logistics and supply chain management, working for companies such as Boeing (on the International Space Station) and McDonnell Douglas. He holds an MBA from the University of San Diego and a BA in economics from UCLA. John is a grateful follower of Jesus Christ who serves in a growing church start-up and as a training coach for a local Celebrate Recovery program. He has been active in men’s ministry, kid’s ministry, and care and counseling ministries, and he has served in short-term missions for several churches in a number of countries. John and his wife, Debbie, live in Texas, near their two grown sons and several grandchildren and attend City Church Melissa.


Peter Larison

Member, and Chairman, World Committee

Peter is a former officer of the Marines and is currently a systems engineer for US government contracts. He has spoken in four countries for Men of Valor and is sold out for the MOV mission! Peter and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters, and attend Cornerstone Church in Virginia.


Ed Fruit


Ed worked for the US Government for 37 years. Now retired, he has been serving as an elder in Centreville Baptist Church, teaches ESOL, and is involved with outreach and discipleship ministries. He's been involved with discipling men since becoming a Christian in college through The Navigators. Ed has taught in MOV conferences in Montenegro, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Ed and his wife, Pam, have three grown sons.


Mike Renner

Treasurer and Chairman, Finance Committee

Mike is a senior business leader with over 30 years of business experience and a keen interest in international ministry. He has successfully advised multiple business and ministry start-ups. Mike is committed to reaching men for the Gospel and the future of the church. He and Kathy attend Park Valley Church in Virginia. They have four grown sons and several grandchildren.


Luke Snavely

Member and Chief Financial Officer

Luke is the president of Dennis L Baum & Co., of Palmyra, Pa. He is a professional bookkeeper and IRS Enrolled Agent. He has provided bookkeeping services for several nonprofits and served as treasurer for another ministry. Luke is firmly committed to the MOV mission and has joined Brad as a speaker at conferences in southern Africa. Luke and Anastasiya attend Lebanon Valley Bible Church in Pennsylvania and have one child.


James Wills


James is a communications systems engineer. James has served on the leadership teams of two churches and has actively participated in men’s ministry. He currently attends New Life Christian Church in Virginia. He and his late wife, Liz, have three grown children.



Mark Seager

Ministry Advisor

Mark is a graduate of Moody Theological Seminary and the lead pastor at CityView Church in Ashburn, Virginia. He has pastored in England and in the US for 25 years. Prior to pastoring, Mark was a civil/environmental engineer. Mark and his wife, Karen, have four children. Mark has been involved in planning and praying for Men of Valor since its inception. He has joined Brad in Zambia and Tanzania for three conferences and taught MOV material to church leaders in Guatemala and Nicaragua.


Jack Elwood

Ministry Advisor

Jack is the Executive Director at Heal Africa USA, a mercy and medical ministry in eastern Congo. He began his ministry in Taiwan as a university professor and missionary with the Navigators. He then pastored at churches in Colorado, Virginia, and California, followed by leading Avant Ministries and serving as an adjunct missions instructor at Dao Sheng Theological Seminary in Taiwan. Jack and his wife Joan have been married for more than 40 years and have four adult children and nine grandchildren, and live in Virginia.


Bruce Campbell

Ministry Advisor

Bruce is the Executive Pastor at Reston Bible Church in Dulles, VA. His more than 35 years in business and ministry have spanned a large spectrum of work and assignments in the body of Christ, giving him an unusually broad base of experiences. Bruce and Diana have four grown children and several grandchildren. Bruce has shared the teaching responsibilities at MOV conferences in India and Africa.



Jeff Bates, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Coryell Health
Medical Director, Bluebonnet and Amatus Hospices
Church Liaison, Gideons International, Temple Tx Camp

Martin Bennett Jr.

Pastor: Life Connection Church, Severn, Md.

Dave Brown

Executive Director: Washington Area Coalition of Men’s Ministries, Kensington, MD

Jack Gill

Senior Pastor: Blue Ridge Bible Church, Purcellville, Va.

Marty Granger

CEO: Faith in the Family International
Executive Director: Carolina Region Coalition of Men’s Ministries; Charlotte, N.C.

Bill Hatcher

Pastor of Care Ministry: Centreville Baptist Church, Centreville, Va.

Tom Joyce

Pastor: Discipleship and Family, Immanuel Bible Church, Springfield, Va.
National and International Men’s Conference speaker

Alex Marcus

Founder and Managing Director, ESI Total Fuel Management, and leader of Fuel, a weekly men’s study at Reston Bible Church, Dulles, Va

Mike Minter

Pastor Emeritus: Reston Bible Church, Dulles, Va.

Dr. Martin Patch

Retired Veterinarian: USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service
Team Leader: 40+ Missions Trips to Paraguay, Peru, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Poland & Slovakia
Fairfax, Va.

David Shuping

Eastern U.S. Director: First Responder Ministry, Navigators, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Gary Thomas

Speaker and Author: Sacred Marriage and other books

Bill Wilcox

Executive Director: Smyrna Ministries, Washington, D.C.

Mike Young

Executive Director: Noble Warriors, Richmond, Va. 


Hassan Koroma (Sierra Leone)

Officer: Education and Church Training, EduNations, Freetown
Director: Church Training, Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Freetown

Steve Njenga (Kenya)

Pastor: Africa Inland Church
Founder and Executive Director: Camp Brethren Ministries, Eburru

Leonard Wambua, Ph.D. (Kenya)

Executive Director: Eagle Rise Girls Center and School, Nairobi, Kenya
CEO: Africa Capacity Building Initiatives, Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Lecturer: Management University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya
Consultant: Development Alternative international/USAID-Kenya