Transform This City is a registered 501(C)(3) non-profit organization committed to a single goal: to make vibrant cities full of caring people who live happy, productive lives.
We achieve this goal by as a non-profit organization by equipping and mentoring volunteers to help those in need overcome the challenges of life, while developing meaningful relationships with both those who serve and those who are served, and through the use of the powerful digital realm of websites, podcasts, YouTube video programming, and social media. Never in the history of the world has it been possible to broadcast across the globe for almost free!
We believe that transformed cities happen as a result of the work of God through the transforming power of Jesus Christ. Jesus declared his mission statement on the day he launched his public ministry...He put the people on notice. He read from the scroll of Isaiah 61 these words found in Luke 4. The passage he read was the famous Old Testament passage known as The Year of Jubilee. The fascinating thing is, after he read the verses, he rolled up the scroll, sat down, and told the people that TODAY this has been fulfilled in your hearing! Past tense!
Our efforts carry with them the power of God, because Jesus already has secured the victory! So- what we do as we serve hurting people is done with great optimism for real change!
Kenny's goal is to “Transform This City – One Life at a Time.” He really does believe that a vibrant city full of caring people who live happy, productive lives, can be a reality and not just a dream. In addition to being the founder (2015) and executive director of Transform This City, he is also the creator and host of audio podcast gwot.rocks podcast (2019) and YouTube show (2022), “Other Things with…”. He began in ministry in 1976 and has served in multiple leadership positions in the local church and the non-profit world throughout his career. He is a twice graduate of Dallas Baptist University with a BA in Religion and an MA in Biblical Studies. He's been married to his wife and ministry partner Susan since February of 1981! They have two grown married sons and four grandchildren. All three families now live in the Nashville area. Kenny's whole family loves music, family gatherings, and the great outdoors
chairman of the board
Mike grew up near Houston, Texas. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis in missions. He has a passion is to reach as many people as possible with the gospel of Jesus Christ. In 1998, he joined E3 Partners as a church planter with the mission to evangelize the lost, equip the saints to do the work of ministry, and to establish as many churches as he can across the world! Through E3 he has led church planting campaigns in Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica, Brazil, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Burundi, and Rwanda. In 2007 he became involved with Training Centers for Church Planters (TCCP) and has helped start hundreds of TCCP schools in many countries throughout the world. He is currently the East Africa Director for TCCP. Mike and his wife Darla live in Duncanville, TX. They have three grown children and three grandchildren. Mike is an elder at Grace Church of Ovilla.
vp of the board & treasurer
Laura is a native of Arlington, Texas, as well as a graduate of the University of Texas in Arlington. She is an active single business woman who owns and operates a delivery business that has serviced the Dallas/Fort Worth area since 2001. As a resident of North Richland Hills, she has a passion to minister to the people, especially teens, of our area. She spends a large amount of her free time focused on developing and equipping new Christians to grow in their faith. In addition to her involvement with the Women's Ministry of First Baptist Church Grapevine, she also teaches an 8th grades girls Sunday School class, reaches out to people in the community who are new to the Christian faith and seeks to disciple them, meets the needs of elementary aged children in H.E.B.I.S.D., and leads a youth Bible study in the Bellaire area of Hurst. Laura loves investing her life in the lives of others! When she is not out in the local community ministering to people, she also works in missions in North Dakota and Chile. Laura is an avid golfer and tennis player. Her favorite destinations are Israel and Kauai!
secretary of the board
Bryan grew up in the beautiful town of Mountain Home, Arkansas. As all good Arkansans do, he graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1986! While at the university he attended University Campus Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas where he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of twenty-six. Upon graduation, he moved to Tulsa and started his thirty-three-year career in insurance. In 1997 Bryan moved to Texas and continued to work as a Sr Commercial Underwriter for several companies. In 2020, Bryan transitioned to an Underwriting Analyst for a large financial institution that provides factoring for trucking companies. He is a married father and grandfather! His passion in ministry is to help hurting people by giving them hope now, in this life, and eternity through Jesus Christ. Bryan has served as a faithful volunteer for the past six years in community ministry in the HEB area. In addition to his community ministry, Bryan has used his talents to teach, oversee, and serve in various ministries within the local church.