If you’re a leader who is serious about connecting your talents and passion with advancing God’s Kingdom — you’re in the right place. We believe in integrating the Bible into every arena of life. Our approach connects ancient teaching with modern day business application. You’ll learn from the Bible, from some of the world’s most renowned business leaders, and from like-minded peers.
Ronel Bezuidenhout, CEO, The Capital Hotel School
Senator William Armstrong
Lifework began in 1992 when William Armstrong (1937-2016), a Colorado media executive turned United States Senator, convened a meeting of marketplace leaders to cast a vision of cultural transformation through Christ-centered leadership in the workplace. Since its inception, Lifework is fulfilling Armstrong’s original call for business men and women to exercise their talents and influence to expand Kingdom impact and lead cultural change. Lifework alumni around the globe are walking in deeper relationships with God and are maximizing their time for eternity.
Many organizations focus on transforming lives, others focus on changing society. Lifework connects the two, breathing new life into marketplace leaders – equipping and inspiring them to live more intentional, Kingdom-centered lives and enabling them to become a greater force for God during every waking moment.
In 2018 Lifework was placed on the City Changers Movement platform to accelerate growth. We believe God has called us to contribute in cities around the world. City Changers is now our parent organization.
Lifework relies on a lean corporate team, local city leaders, and numerous volunteers. Lifework is governed by City Changers and guided by our Board of Advisors.
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Stephan Tchividjian serves as Founder and President of the Board of the National Christian Foundation of South Florida, and the Co-Executive Director of Lifework Leadership of South Florida. He has more than 25 years of experience serving on a variety of boards of directors and leadership teams for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Stephan has lived in South Florida since 1979 where he and his wife, Lisa, have raised their five children. Stephan earned his B.A. Degree in Finance from Florida Atlantic University and was ordained in 1994. The eldest grandson of Billy Graham, Stephan proudly carries on his family’s tradition of ministry.
Steve and his wife Sharon live in Orlando and have been married since 1981. They have two adult children and welcome the opportunity to show you pictures of their grandchildren.
Ed is carrying on his family’s tradition of excellence in the real estate industry leading investment strategy, execution and capitalization for DeBartolo Development, a company with assets of more than $4.7 Billion since 2003. In his early career, he served in the US Army as an intelligence officer and led numerous real estate development businesses. Along with his wife Becky, Ed lives in the Tampa area where he devotes his time and leadership to multiple non-profit organizations. He is Lifework Tampa alumnus.
Jim Lewis held several high-ranking positions at multiple global brands before joining Marilyn Monroe Spas in late 2015. He most recently served as the Regional Vice President of Walmart Corporation and spent 15 years within the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts business segment. Lewis also served in leadership positions at PepsiCo and Price Waterhouse Coopers. James lives in Orlando with his wife and they have 2 children. He is a Lifework Orlando alumnus.
A leader in design and research of web-based and mobile technologies for learning and healthcare, David has launched numerous multi-million dollar profit and non-profit ventures, developed over 500 online courses, and is the co-author of Blockchain Enabled Applications. His early career included a successful NASA spinoff. He is the Chairman of David C Cook Christian Publisher and a Board member for Christian Care Ministry/Medi-Share. David lives in Merritt Island, Florida with his wife and two boys. He is a Lifework Orlando alumnus.
With over 20 years of strategic and operational leadership including the Walt Disney Company, Hilton and British Petroleum, Brad currently leads a company that is revolutionizing the behavioral health industry. He is a distinguished graduate of the United States Naval Academy and Harvard Business School and served as a nuclear submarine officer. Brad is the author of The Surpassing! Life and a national speaker. He lives in Orlando with his wife Nancy and they have three grown children. Brad is an Orlando Lifework alumnus.
A strategic leader in the technology industry for over 25 years, Henry currently directs Oracle’s hardware business for the United States Intelligence Community, where he holds top level security clearances. Prior to joining Oracle, he led sales teams and managed revenue, profit & loss for Hewlett Packard, Brocade and Nortel Networks in the United States Department of Defense market. Henry has been married for 25 years and has two grown children. He splits time between Atlantic Beach, Florida and the DC Metro area. He is a Lifework Jacksonville alumnus.