MOV Leadership

Brad Smith
Founder, President, and Acting Chairman of the Board

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.



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.


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.


Peter Larison

Chairman, World Committee

Peter is a former officer of the USMC and is currently a retired systems engineer for US government contracts. He has spoken in six 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.


Michael Renner

Treasurer and Chairman, Finance Committee

Michael is an accomplished technology entrepreneur and senior business leader with over 30 years of experience and has a keen interest in international ministry. He has successfully started and advised multiple businesses and ministries. Michael is committed to reaching men for the Gospel and the future of the church. He and Kathy attend Gainesville Church in Virginia. They have four grown sons and two grandchildren.


Luke Snavely


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.



Bruce Campbell

Ministry Advisor

Bruce is the Executive Pastor at Reston Bible Church in Dulles, VA. His more than 45 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 fourteen grandchildren who all reside in Virginia. Bruce has shared the teaching responsibilities at MOV conferences in India and Africa.


Jack Elwood

Ministry Advisor

Jack recently retired as 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, co-founded the Washington Area Coalition of Ministries to Men (WACMM), and then led Avant Ministries, a global missions agency. Jack and his wife Joan have been married for more than 43 years and have four adult children and ten grandchildren and live in Virginia.


Jamie Jackson

Ministry Advisor

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.


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 more than 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.


John Smith

Ministry Advisor

John served in the US Air Force for 25 years and retired in 2007. He continued supporting the Air Force at the Pentagon as a contractor until June 2024. He and his wife Jana have 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls. He is an Elder at Reston Bible Church, Dulles, Va., where he also serves in the Men’s Ministry. John teaches in the weekly MOV Podcast, available to men around the world.


Dr. Jeff Bates

President; Chief Medical Officer, Coryell Health; Medical Director, Bluebonnet and Amatus Hospices; Member, Gideons International; Salado, TX

Paul W. Bice

Executive Vice President, Regional President for Virginia: BCT- The Community’s Bank; Founder, Community Breakfasts of Loudoun, Ashburn, VA;

Pastor Martin Bennett Jr.

Pastor: Life Connection Church, Severn, MD

Dave Britt

Retired Air Force Aviator and Business Executive; Men’s Bible Study Leader: Keystone Bible Church, Odessa, FL; 

Dave Brown

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

Pastor Jack Gill

Senior Pastor: Blue Ridge Bible Church, Purcellville, VA

Marty Granger

CEO: Ministry Alliance; Executive Director: Carolina Region Coalition of Men’s Ministries; Charlotte, NC

Pastor Bill Hatcher

Retired Pastor of Care Ministry: Centreville Baptist Church, Centreville, VA

Pastor Tom Joyce

Pastor of Discipleship and Family, Immanuel Bible Church, Springfield, VA; 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

Pastor 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;

Pastor & Author Gary Thomas

Sacred Marriage and many other books; Pastor: Cherry Hills Community Church, Littleton, CO

Bill Wilcox

Executive Director: Smyrna Ministries, Washington, DC

Mike Young

Executive Director: Noble Warriors, Midlothian, VA; former Executive Director, National Coalition of Ministries to Men, Orlando, FL

Pastor Steve Njenga (Kenya)

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

Leonard Wambua, Ph.D. (Kenya)

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