Powell Grisham believes whole-heartedly that the local church is the answer for sharing the ultimate hope and creating the safe community that everyone is searching for. Powell believes this so much that he left a successful corporate job in order to launch the first strategic partner church for North Point Community Church 24 years ago. His front-line experience with North Point, from serving as a volunteer to serving as a Lead Pastor, provides him first-hand experiences through all the phases of church growth, from set-up and tear down to multi-sites.
Powell gained his extensive fundraising knowledge while working as a Development Officer in the Foundation at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He was part of a $250 million-dollar campaign designed to merge two hospitals under one mission and vision. He utilized what he learned at CHOA to lead several successful campaigns in the local church and with Christian based ministries. In each campaign, relationships with major donors were strengthened so they could see how their continued generosity moved God's inspired vision forward faster.
Powell holds a Master of Business Administration from Troy University and a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Berry College. His fundraising success combined with his first-hand experiences in the North Point model uniquely equip him to passionately serve and empower leaders who are ready to experience growth in their local church.
Powell lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with his wife, Amy, and their two college-aged sons. Powell prioritizes time to create memorable life experiences with his family and his morning workouts. He has a sincere desire to grow the local church in order to point people to the real hope of Jesus. Powell's experience, drive, and passion for the church will help you move your mission and vision forward.