My name is Kevin Stone, and I founded Executive Pastor Online. I have a passion for the church and what Jesus is calling us to do through it. I made the move from corporate to the church as Executive Pastor after many years in executive leadership.
I’m now mostly interested in helping church leaders figure out how to accomplish their missions, using basic, fundamental leadership principles that I believe are critical to success. My passion for sharing good stuff with other church leaders has led me to create this site.
This is also my personal blog. I regularly write on church leadership and infrastructure development, including specifics on leadership technique and the details of implementing systems, processes, and methods that enable the church to succeed. I will also, on occasion, share my thoughts on a variety of other related topics, sharing some of my passion for reaching the lost, helping people learn about and experience the love of Christ.
My goal is to create insightful, relevant content that you can put to work in your ministry. If you are in a position of leadership in the church, this site is for you.
I typically post three to four times a week. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe by entering your e-mail address at the top of the left sidebar.
My Top Posts
If you are new to my site, you might want to start with my most popular posts. Here they are in no particular order:
- The Fundamentals Of Leadership
- The Performance Cycle – A Leadership Model
- The Value Of The “Dashboard”
- The Management System – Form, Fit, and Function
- The Real Purpose Of “Systems”
- The Unique Relationship Between The Senior And Executive Pastors
- The Executive Pastor Is …
- What Is An Executive Pastor Anyway?
- How Do I Become An Executive Pastor?
- First Steps For The New Executive Pastor
- Executive Pastor Job Description
- Moving From Fellowship One To Church Community Builder
- Executive Pastor Online Resources
- The 3 Buckets – A Model For Prioritizing
- Identifying and Developing Leaders
- “How To” Posts
- Volunteerism – God’s Staffing Model
- Church By-Laws
- Staff Policy Manual
- Executive Pastor Job Description
- Weekly Stat Sheet
- Church Planting Strategy
I have 3 incredible kids, all grown and married; and I have 4 grandkids. My wife Terri is awesome. I’m so fortunate to have been married to her for 28 years now. I enjoy working on my house, shooting pool, and playing Texas Hold’em poker with good friends on occasion.
In one way shape or form, I’ve been in leadership since I joined the Navy right after high school. I volunteered to be a section leader on my first day of boot camp and went from there. By the time my ship left the shipyards, following a re-fit, I was work center supervisor in the forward engine room.
After getting out of the Navy, I moved to Colorado and went to work for Micro Motion, an up and coming manufacturing company. I held several leadership positions over a 16 year period from lead mechanic/shop electrician to production supervisor, quality manager, plant manager (in Chihuahua, Mexico), product line director, to vice president of operations for Brooks Instrument, a sister division of Micro Motion, in Hatfield, Pennsylvania.
A couple of years before joining the staff at CCV, I made a major career move from manufacturing to the telecommunications industry when I went to work for Comcast Corporation as an operations director in the high-speed internet division. Along the way I managed to get my Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from Regis University, minoring in Business Management.