Area Leadership Team



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John Posey, Area Director CBMC Metro Atlanta, Author, speaker, trainer and coach.


“Impacting the One, who impacts many”


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John is a certified trainer, coach, speaker,  DISC Consultant, and founding member of The John Maxwell Team. John has an associate degree in Electrical Engineering, a Bachelor’s, Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Pastoral Theology. He has taken numerous courses, classes, and workshops earning certificates and certifications, ranging from business management and leadership to life coaching and streaming media consulting. John believes the key to fulfilling your dreams is to grow into them. Lastly, John holds a fifth-degree black belt (master level) in Moo Duk Kwan, Tang Soo Do Martial Arts with the National Black Belt Karate Association.


John brings a distinct mix of Ministry, Business, and Leadership. His experiences span over 45 years of the development of human capital in multiple disciplines in social, ethnic, technical, and educational environments. He is the Metro Atlanta Area Director for the Christian Business Men’s Connection (CBMC), a ministry founded in 1930, currently in 98 countries and 330 cities in the U.S.


John has a unique gift; this gift is the ability to impact “the one” who impacts the many.  Whether a pastor, a marketplace minister (CEO), a community leader, a father, or a mother, all of us have a God-given purpose of making a difference in this world.  Dr. Posey’s life’s mission is to help you make that difference.


John is Morpheus to NEO, Angelo Dundee, to Mohammed Ali, professor X, to the Xmen.  He builds capacity in amazingly passionate and gifted people to realize the dreams that God has given them.  He is not the guy who stands in the stage light, but he is the person who supports, strengthens, and maximizes the potential of “the one” who is on the stage.


On April 1, 2019, John and Sandra (wife of 40 years) Co-authored a 52-Week Marriage Equity Devotional.  He co-founded Marriage Equity Systems, a marriage life coaching, training, and mentoring organization whose mission is to train and equip couples to “INVEST IN LOVE FOR A LIFETIME RETURN.” John and Sandra are the proud parents of three daughters:  Rhea, Tasha and Alexus, and VERY proud grandparents of Zoe Alexandria Saunders.


Contact Information:


Phone: 404.914.1564

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David Ward is a Sr. Private Wealth Advisor for the Private Wealth division of Ronald Blue Trust, and serves his clients out of Atlanta, Georgia.   


As an experienced wealth advisor to individuals, families, and businesses, David uses his objective perspective to help clients make wise financial decisions, live generously, and leave a lasting legacy.


Prior to his current role, David served as Managing Director of the Atlanta branch office of Ronald Blue & Co. (the predecessor company to Ronald Blue Trust) for 12 years.  Before joining Ronald Blue & Co. in 1994, David was in senior financial management in the telecommunication industry with MCI, GTE, Conte Cellular, and McCaw Communications.  As Director of Financial Planning, Director of Finance, and Controller, he was responsible for strategic planning, acquisitions and mergers, and financial reporting for senior management of various publicly traded companies. He also worked as a CPA in public accounting for six years.


Involved in his community, David serves on the Boards for Atlanta Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Atlanta CBMC, and Leadership Revolution. He is an avid outdoorsman and fly fisherman of over 50 years.


David earned his BS in Accounting from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.  He and his wife, Karen, have three children and three Grandchildren and reside in Woodstock, Georgia.


Contact Information:


Phone: 770-280-6000




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Bob was born in Beaver Falls Pennsylvania, October 17, 1943 to WWII veteran, Robert J. Snelling, Jr., and wife, Cassie.


Bob’s Education: 

United States Naval Academy, Class of 1965

Navy Flight Training received wings in July of 1968

Centurion Biblical worldview training under Prison Fellowship Ministries, Class of 2005

CoachNet and CRU coach training, 2018 - 19


Bob’s Military Service:

Vietnam veteran, Navy pilot in Pacific theater of operations, 1968 - 1975.


Bob’s Business career

Retired Delta pilot, 1972-2003

Retired Delta flight instructor, 2007-2017

Retired legislator, Georgia House of Representatives, 1995-2003

Currently CEO of Takeoff Power as certified coach, motivational speaker, and currently writing first book. 

Executive coach for CRU.


Bob’s Volunteer activities

Elder, First Presbyterian Church, Douglasville, GA 1976 - present; 

Douglas County Public School mentoring program 1999-2002;

Member Board of Directors and mentor for Youth Villages, a residential program for troubled young people 2018-19.



Bob has had the privilege to receive Public School Mentor of the Year Douglas County, 1999 and Douglas County Sertoma Club, Public Servant of the Year 2006.



Bob enjoys music, physical fitness, and travel.



Bob is married to Paula for 54+ years, three children, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild.


Contact Information:

Phone:  770-833-1472



Darrell M. Harris

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Darrell is a highly skilled construction executive with over 30 years of experience managing construction projects in several sectors:  Public works and military facilities, telecommunications infrastructure, gas & convenience, restaurants, retail and multifamily.  He thoroughly enjoys the challenges associated with managing construction projects, diverse teams, customer engagement and problem solving.


Darrell’s key strengths lie in his ability to build teams and effectively apply project management and construction best-practices to execute a variety of programs.  He is professional and process driven.  His aim is to always operate as a principle-centered and inspirational leader.


Darrell attended Georgia State University - BS Urban Planning & Development.  He also enjoys golf, reading, writing, public speaking, and mentoring young professionals.


Contact Information:


Cell:  404-754-4258



Lanny Richardson

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For over 40 years, Lanny Richardson has been seeking to reproduce the Kingdom of God into

the lives of others in Nations, Churches, Couples, Families, Fathers, Youth, and Business

Leaders. The cry of Lanny’s heart is to “hear and obey” God’s Voice while living each day as

His faithful son.


From 2003-2010, Lanny served as a Missionary with Adventures In Missions mobilizing over

20,000 Youth and Adults on Short-Term Missions to North, Central and South America, Africa,

Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean Islands.


From 2011 to the present Lanny follows Jesus into the Marketplace as a Business and

Organizational Growth Coach. While serving on an October 2019 Souly Business Retreat, God

established a Kingdom Connection between Lanny and John Posey, Area Director of CBMC

Metro Atlanta. They are presently collaborating to reproduce Marketplace Ambassadors for

Christ in many ways.


Lanny also has a Digital Marketing company that seeks to coach Christian Business leaders in

launching, growing, and scaling their business in the new economy.


Lanny is married to his High-School sweetheart, Laura. They have been happily married for

39+ years. Their joy is to pour life into others, fulfill their “BE” list, and enjoy time with their son,

Jacob, his wife Christine, and their 22-month old grandson, Ezekiel.


Contact Information:

Phone: 770-547-9081



Johnny Baker

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Johnny currently works for the Department of the Army as Deputy Branch Chief for Air Robotic Systems. In this position he is responsible for developing technologies and requirements for Army Air Robotic systems commonly referred to as Drones. He also, has over 15 years of additional overlapping Industry experience in capability developments and project management positions with Northrop Grumman, Science Applications International Corporation, and Alion Science and Technology.  

Johnny is a retired Army Officer. He has BS in Business Management from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide) and a Masters in Acquisition Management. Immediately after retiring from the Army, he served as a Field Ministry Representative with Promise Keepers, a Christian Men’s Ministry. He also served as a Camp president for Gideon’s Internationals.

He has recently started Johnny Baker Ministries Men’s ministries. He plans to incorporate his past Ministry experiences and ministry experiences gained from working for Promise Keepers, Gideon’s International, and various Church Ministry leadership positions to help Churches develop vibrant Men’s ministries. 

He met and married his wife and partner in ministry, Linda while attending the University of Alabama, over 39 years ago. Through that relationship they have two adult sons Kellen Baker (Jacksonville, FL) and Darien Baker (Phenix City, AL). 



Contact Information:

Phone:  270-300-3556






Michael E. Moore brings over 40 years of leadership, analytical and operations skills to his game.  Michael grew-up as a farm kid with a desire to make things work better... faster.  This trait related quickly to scouting and adolescent leadership successes prior to collegiate success. Michael has occupied leadership, formational and operational positions in medical, technology and service industries.  He has been a founding partner and functional leader in several start-up and growing companies.  Michael is a consummate connector and net-weaver for groups and organizations in the Atlanta region as well as nationally.  Mr. Moore has significant experience in funding, strategic planning and execution for organizations and non-profits in growth.  He currently serves to work as a professional and business coach and is active on several Atlanta area boards.

Michael is a veteran and desires to see community leadership both professional and lay level solve the challenges of our economic recovery.  He is a strong encourager and developer of teams.  He has a passion to insure every man has an equal chance to excel.
His current projects include, The Ritz Group and Club E, both groups focus on education, development, and the growth of “needed” business structure and growth to aid in recovery.

During the latest season the desire to help others to find more purpose in their leadership roles, Michael has associated with the Leadership Institute of CBMC to help Christian Business Leaders find their footing in our demanding environment.

Michael shared 44year with his wife Karen, who is now in the presence of Jesus. He lovely supports his, 2 Daughters with Son-in-Laws and 4 Grands under 10.


Contact Information:


Phone: 404.667.4762