TWR President · Lauren Libby

Background

  • Has been married to his wife, June, since 1979
  • Has one son, Grant, a graduate of Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Was born and raised on a farm in northern Kansas
  • Finds his calling in Isaiah 49:6, “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved of Israel; I will give you as a light to the nations that my salvation may reach the ends of the earth.”

Testimony

Lauren Libby, TWR President Lauren Libby, TWR President

When I graduated from high school, I had two goals in life: to amass a million dollars by age thirty and to enter politics. The owner of the radio station [where I worked] bought seven other radio stations across Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado. He mentored me throughout college as he involved me in the business of broadcasting. At Kansas State University, I was heavily involved in student politics and was running for student body president when the young lady I was dating became involved in a Bible discussion group in her sorority. She was a key factor in my introduction to Jesus Christ.

One evening, at a party at this young lady’s sorority, I met a young couple who deeply impressed me with their quality of life. They shared with me how to know Jesus Christ personally. Several weeks later, I met Jesus in my fraternity room. For me, this was a total life-changing experience. Over the next several years, a young man mentored me in my faith in Christ. I was introduced to studying the Bible and learned to rely on Christ for my identity as I grew in my knowledge and experience with Jesus.

After graduation, I moved to Chicago because I felt the Lord wanted me to be around mature believers in a business community. I worked in a consulting firm as an economist and generated economic forecasts for the financial and brokerage industry. At the same time, I was involved in launching a ministry to young professionals. Over a two-year period, we saw business people find Christ through exposure to the lunchtime Bible study groups.

I moved to Colorado to become assistant to Lorne Sanny, then the international president of The Navigators. Over the next three years I traveled with him, helping develop an international strategy to take the organization into a five-year ministry expansion. The Lord greatly used Lorne to mentor me in my walk with Christ and to have firsthand experience observing how God could lead and use a leader in a multinational, complex ministry. I saw the Lord literally do miracles to advance His work. As a young man in my twenties, God used this relationship to shape my life and future leadership.

In 1979, I was married to my life partner, June. God has greatly used her in my life to develop sensitivity to the needs of others and has used our family to mold my character. Most of my adult life has been involved in helping the name of Christ be taken to the nations and seeing spiritual laborers developed.

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Economics from Kansas State University, KS - 1973
  • Master of Business Administration from Regis University, CO - 1988

Professional Experience

  • Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Navigators (1997-2008)
  • Vice President and Chief Development Officer of The Navigators (1990-1997)
  • President and Chief Executive Officer of New Horizons Foundation (1990-2008)
  • Board Member and Media Committee Chair of Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN (1997-2006)
  • Co-Founder and Board Member for Educational Communications of Colorado Springs (1989-present)

Past and Present Memberships

  • Board of National Religious Broadcasters
  • Board of Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
  • Christian Stewardship Association
  • Northwestern College Board of Trustees
  • Educational Communications of Colorado Springs