Albert Tate | Founder & Lead Pastor of Fellowship Monrovia

Albert Tate is the founder and lead pastor of Fellowship Monrovia. From Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA in Pearl, Mississippi to Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, California, Albert Tate has been preaching the Gospel to people of all ages and races. Hearing the call from God, Albert and his wife LaRosa planted Fellowship Monrovia a Gospel-Centered, Multi-Ethnic and Intergenerational church in January 2012.

Albert is a gifted and dynamic communicator who is passionate about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the local and global church. Albert presents the Gospel to people across the country in academic, retreat and conference settings combining humor and storytelling of God’s amazing grace and love. His unique and passionate style from the pulpit combines inspiration and challenge, laughter and tears as people are engaged at their core. His hope for Fellowship Monrovia is to cultivate a community of disciples that is unleashed to live out the Gospel by Growing in a life of worship, Gathering in community and Giving their lives away on mission.

Albert is married to the love of his life LaRosa Tate who he calls God’s gift of amazing grace in his life – together they have four beautiful children Zoe, Bethan, Isaac and Micah.

Albert serves on the Board of Trustees at Azusa Pacific University & Fuller Youth Institute. He was recently published in Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A Response to the Words and Dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

David Kinnaman | President of Barna Group

David Kinnaman is the author of the bestselling books Good Faith, You Lost Me and unChristian. He is president of Barna Group, a leading research and communications company that works with churches, nonprofits, and businesses ranging from film studios to financial services. Since 1995, David has directed interviews with nearly one million individuals and overseen hundreds of U.S. and global research studies. He and his wife live in California with their three children.

William Adjei | Global Chief Operating Officer of CBRE Group

As a member of the Global Leadership team, William works closely with corporate real estate clients, CBRE account teams and corporate real estate professionals on a worldwide basis to design, develop and deploy strategic program models, delivery systems and customized service solutions to occupiers and end-users. In this role, William leads or supports transition projects, conducts process development or improvement initiatives and consults on transaction management technologies that deliver superior workplace results for CBRE clients.

Prior to his current role on the Leadership Team, William spent three years as a transaction manager negotiating and executing multi-market corporate real estate transactions for institutional, mid-cap, and private equity clients, regularly acting in an agency capacity (both as Landlord/Seller and Tenant/Buyer Representative). His responsibilities included interfacing with CBRE’s cross-functional service lines and third party entities to complete assignments across the globe. William helped create and implement portfolio management strategies and provided support services to corporate real estate decision makers and portfolio managers.

William previously managed operations for the CBRE Capital Markets Institutional Group based in Dallas. Over a three year period, he was involved in the marketing and successful close of over 200 investment sales transactions exceeding $5B in consideration. While in Dallas, William also served on company-wide working groups to help develop industry-leading technology solutions for the Investment Properties Group. William joined the company in 2004. William’s prior professional experience includes analyzing, tracking, and researching office and industrial market performance, strategy consulting, and business development.

William did his undergraduate studies at the University of Toledo and earned his MBA there in 2001.

Kensen Lam and Jimmy Lee

Guest co-host and long time friends of Tommy Lee.

Kensen Lam
Pastor | Park Community Church - Bridgeport

Kensen serves as a Pastor for Park Community Church in Bridgeport. Prior to this he was on the Pastoral Staff at the Chinese Christian Union Church in Chicago’s Chinatown overseeing the Young Adult, College, and High School Ministries. He spent over 3 years as the Associate Director for the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. A graduate from the Moody Bible Institute Graduate School with a Masters of Divinity, with an emphasis in Urban Ministry. He grew up in the hustle and bustle of Chicago’s south side. In 2001, upon graduation from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor’s in Bioengineering, he then married his college sweetheart and best friend, Susan in 2003. He is passionate about bringing people before God’s word and challenging them to pursue the God that pursues them. He loves eating Americanized Mexican food and lives in Chicago with his wife and 3 sons.

Jimmy Lee
President | Goodcity Chicago

Jimmy serves as the President and CEO of Goodcity. in 2009, he was named one of Crain's 40 Under 40 following his bid for the United States Congress in the 11th District of Illinois. Jimmy was the former Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and the Pacific Islanders, the former Special Assistant to the Governor of the State of Illinois, and also the former Executive Director of the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. He is energetic, creative, and on the forefront of Innovation when it comes to developing business throughout Chicago. His wife and two daughters live in the University Village of Chicago. 

Mark Jobe | President, Moody Bible Institute and Senior Pastor, New Life Community Church

Mark was named the 10th President of Moody Bible Institute. He is also the lead and founding pastor of New Life Community Church in the city of Chicago. He and his wife Dee have seen New Life grow from a handful of people to several thousand meeting at over 25 locations with over 40 worship services each weekend. Mark is also the founder of New Life Centers, an organization focused on helping youth in underserved areas of Chicago.

He holds a Master’s degree from Moody Theological Seminary and a Doctorate degree from Bakke Graduate University. Mark is the author of UNSTUCK: Out of Your Cave into Your Call and can be heard on his daily radio program StraightTalk.

Alec Hill | InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Alec Hill is President Emeritus of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. After serving as president for 14 years, he underwent a successful bone marrow transplant (with his brother, Grant, as donor) in 2015. His current role includes mentoring, advising, teaching and external representation.

Prior positions include serving as Dean of the School of Business and Economics and the Joe Hope Professor of Law and Ethics at Seattle Pacific University (SPU). He also served as Regional Director at World Relief and volunteer staff with Young Life.

He has a B.A. (history) from SPU as well as graduate degrees from the University of Washington (J.D.) and SPU (M.A. Biblical Studies).   

Alec a trustee of Christianity Today, a member of Aspen Institute’s Religious Pluralism Project and a visiting faculty member at Regent College (Canada). He is author of Just Business: Christian Ethics for the Marketplace (IVP, with nearly 50,000 copies published in Russian, Korean, Chinese, Indonesian and English.     

Honors include alumnus of the year awards from Young Life, SPU and Northwest University. He has also been SPU’s professor of the year.

Passions include his wife (Mary), two daughters (Laura and Carolyn), walking, reading history, travel and the ill-fated Seattle Mariners.  

Tripp Parker | Technical Program Manager, Amazon

Tripp Parker is a 2007 graduate of Duke University with a BSE in Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Philosophy. His undergraduate work focused on Artificial Intelligence and Philosophy of Mind. For the past 10 years he’s been at Microsoft and Amazon developing these technologies for everyday use in a variety of contexts. He holds five patents from his work there, and presently oversees strategic initiatives as manager of a Machine Learning team.

Tripp lives in Kirkland with his wife and two-year-old son, where they attend Doxa Church in Bellevue.

Paco Amador | Pastor, New Life Community Church Little Village/Lawndale

Pastor Francisco "Paco" Amador was born in Mexico City. At the age of fourteen he gave his life to the King. Following a desire to serve Him for the rest of his life, Paco came to Chicago for training at the Moody Bible Institute. In 1990 he visited the Little Village neighborhood for the very first time and immediately fell in love with the community. A few years later he moved into the neighborhood. Prior to serving at New Life, Pastor Paco was a missionary in Spain, worked at Lawndale Christian Health Center and taught elementary school for nine years. In 2005 he was called into full time ministry as the pastor at New Life Little Village. Paco loves running with his wife, dancing with his daughters and wrestling with his boys. Pastor Paco & Sylvia have 7 children.