Making Movies That Matter

Michael Scott Pinnacle Forum Partner, Michael Scott is managing Partner of Pure Flix (https://pureflix.com). Along with David A. R. White and Russell Wolfe, he started the company in 2005 with a mission to produce, distribute and acquire Christ-centered movies, “for the sole purpose of changing our culture for Christ, one heart at a time.” Michael grew up…

Beyond Church Walls – Love Our Cities

Jeff Pishney Love Our Cities (www.LoveOurCities.org) is a national organization that grew out of the concern of one church—Big Valley Grace Community Church—for one city—Modesto, California. It started with outreach pastor Jeff Pishney asking himself: “Why is our city on lists of the worst cities in America? If our churches were to suddenly disappear from…

Uniqueness & Unity

Rodney Cox Pinnacle Forum Partner, Rodney Cox started Ministry Insights International (www.ministryinsights.com) in 2001 after a successful career as a manager for a major tool supplier. During that time, he had learned the power of behavioral assessments as a way to better screen potential franchise owners. He felt called to apply what he’d learned in the strengths-based movement…

Legacy of Servant Leaders

John Lochner Pinnacle Forum Partner, John Lochner became a Servant later in life and went from being retired to active duty in. the Kingdom. After a career in retail and insurance, John had sold his insurance agency in 2009 and a few years later he and his wife, Kathy, started Legacy Group of America (https://lgofa.org) because, as John…

Godfather to God the Father

Michael Franzese Michael Franzese is the only high-ranking official of a major crime family to ever walk away, without protective custodies, and survive. The son of John “Sonny” Franzese, notorious Underboss of New York’s Colombo crime family, Michael is reported to have made more money for a crime family than anyone since Al Capone, at…

Executive Coach, Everyday Role Model

Chasity Kuttrus Chasity Kuttrus is a business owner, strategic thinker and executive coach with more than 20 years experience with Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial firms. She started her career at Andersen Consulting, then sharpened her project management skills at the NC Group/CompuCom, where she managed their entire regional HR effort. Later, she became the…

Reinvigorating Business

Phil Clements Based on extensive research and experience, Phil Clements believes that Christianity laid the foundations for the commercial world. He also thinks current global trends are taking us away from this solid foundation, to our peril. Phil knows what he’s talking about. He’s the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Business at The King’s College, New…

Sallt of the Earth

Wes Lane A native son of Oklahoma City, Wes Lane received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Oklahoma. After graduating in 1981, he spent the next twenty-one years as an Oklahoma County prosecutor, which included serving for almost six years as the Oklahoma County District Attorney. During his tenure, he accumulated an…

High Marks for California Educator

Cindy Marks Above photos – Top to Bottom: Cindy was was chair of the Legislative Committee at the California State Capitol, Cindy talks with California Senator Dianne Feinstein, Cindy meets with California Governor Jerry Brown at the Capitol. How does a conservative Christian woman get consistently chosen to help shape the educational system of one…

Solving Problems = Influence

OS Hillman “It only takes three-to-five percent of a leadership operating at the tops of cultural  mountains to shift those mountains,” says Os Hillman, founder of Marketplace Leaders. “This is what the same gender community has done by dominating Arts and Entertainment and Media. They have totally shifted the public’s view of this issue. Christians…