H. Wayne Lovelace, PHD
After graduating from the University of Arkansas with a B.S. in chemical engineering, Wayne started and expanded a small chain of fine dining restaurants and coffee houses. God called him to seminary and church planting in 1999. He and his wife successfully planted a church in Memphis, TN and he taught church planting in many countries around the world with Global Church Planting Partners (GCPP), a company Wayne founded in 2007. After graduating with an MDiv and PhD from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, they lived in Japan in hope of seeing an expansion of churches being planted. After four years and one major tsunami, they were moved back to the States where he began to focus more on GCPP by developing sustainability projects and medical outreach in countries with limited medical access. Their work now spans over 30 countries, with sustainability projects, schools, and medical access growing in 11 countries, including within the US where they continue to plant churches and train church planters.