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Board of Directors

 
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Dr. Fred Kimbrell

Board Member

Dr. Kimbrell is a retired general surgeon originally from Natchez, MS.His undergraduate education was at the University of Mississippi where he played on the Ole Miss 1962 National Championship football team. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1967, completed his internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and his General Surgery residency at Naval Regional Medical Center, Portsmouth. VA. His military service included assignments as a General Medical Officer with the 3rd Marine Division in Viet Nam 1968-1969, Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, FL 1969-1970, and Naval Regional Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA 1970-1975. After leaving military service, he was in private practice in Kingsport, TN, Hermitage, TN, and various locum tenens locations 1975-2010.

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Chris Adams

Board Member

Chris is an Investment Advisor with Pinnacle Asset Management and Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. in Nashville.  He received his Bachelor of Arts from Lipscomb University in 1999 and later his Master of Arts from Middle Tennessee State University in 2008.  He has a strong desire to help veterans. He is active in missionary work as Chairman and Secretary of the Inter-American Bible Institute in Lima, Peru and is a board member of the Christian Urban Development Association in Arequipa, Peru.  Chris is married with two daughters.  They are active members of Well House Church in Goodlettsville, TN.

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Butch Baker

Board Member

Singer/songwriter Butch was born in Sweetwater, TN, and spent much of his childhood singing, influenced by Ray Charles Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers, Don Gibson and Red Foley, as well as gospel music. Following his graduation from Tennessee Military Institute at age 16, he became a drama major at the University of Tennessee. Butch spent his military time with the USMC, training at the Quantico, VA Officer Candidate School. He decided to pursue a music career, moving to Nashville in 1979. Butch recorded demos for several premiere songwriters and signed to Mercury in 1984. Butch made a guest appearance on Hank Williams, Jr.’s song “Young Country,” which appeared on his Born to Boogie album. He continued recording and made it to the Top 40 list in 1990 with a duet with Daniele Alexander singing “It Wasn’t You, It Wasn’t Me.” Butch continued writing songs and appearing regularly on TNN’s Morning Video show.

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Dr. Erica Spence

Board Member

Erica Spence holds a Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity degrees from the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Orlando Florida. A Master of Arts Degree in Health Services Management from Webster University, a BSN Degree in Nursing from Ursuline College and other various certifications.
She has served as Nurse Administrator and Director, Supervisor, Manager and Educator/Facilitator which began in the United States Navy.  Erica is a Navy Nurse Veteran of 20 years and has over 40 years in the Healthcare industry.
Erica is the former CEO of Recon to Restoration, which she founded to help provide spiritual support/education and training to our Military Veterans/Families recovering from PTSD/TBI. Recon to Restoration merged with God's Word For Warriors in January 2021. 
Erica has authored 4 books, and conducted numerous speaking/teaching engagements within the United States and foreign countries including India, Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala.

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Charles Caudill

Board Member

Charles Caudill is a native Tennessean and former executive with the Travelers Insurance Company.  He has lived and worked in Tennessee, New York, Connecticut, California and Texas.

 

Charles owned an insurance business in Texas for 15 years.  An active in civic organizations and with his church.  He served as an elder, named Friona, Texas Man of the Year in 1985, and  elected Mayor. Charles retired at age 50 and returned to Tennessee in 1988.

 

Retirement didn’t last long.  Charles has been with World Christian Broadcasting since 1989.  Charles served as President/CEO from October 1993 until January 2018 when he officially retired. He continues to serve as President Emeritus.

 

Charles is a graduate of Lipscomb University.  He and his wife Katherine reside in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.  

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Vince Kurz

Board Member

Vince is a native of Chicago, Illinois.  He began working for Wynn’s Precision in Elgin, Illinois in 1994. Vince then transferred to Nashville, TN in 1998 where he met his future wife Melanie. In 2000 he later transferred to Lexington, KY and this has been his home for the last 21 year. He found Christ in 2002 as was baptized and Southside Church of Christ in Lexington.


Vince is a division pricing manager for Parker Hannifin in Lexington, KY.  Over his career he has held different positions with increasing levels of responsibility.
 

In his free time, Vince enjoys golfing and camping with his family. Vince and his wife, Melanie, have two children; Vinny and Reagan.  They all currently reside in Richmond, KY and attend Southland Christian Church.

Key Advisors

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Dick Peugeot

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Colonel
Larry McKnight
USA, Retired

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Major General
Carl Schneider
USAF, Retired

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Sid Smith
USA, Veteran