Thursday, September 29, 2005 | |

The Leadership Blog Interview: Bob Coy

Bob Coy

Bio: Bob Coy is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, which began in a living room with four in attendance. Calvary Chapel has now become home to over 17,000 men and women from the tri-county area, and ranks as the eighth largest church in the country.

Church: Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale

The Leadership Blog Interview Questions
1. Bob, what gives you the greatest joy in being a leader?
Bob: "I love to see that the direction that I provide actually bears fruit in a person's life. I want to see the tangible results of a positive outcome."

2. What is your biggest pet peeve as a leader?
Bob: "My biggest pet peeve is misunderstood communication. You know...when you really believe that you've had good, honest, open communication with someone, only to find out later that they totally misunderstood what you were trying to say, and spread that misunderstanding throughout the land."

3. Who made the biggest influence in your life as a leader?
Bob: "Well, .... Jesus is the one that changed my life of course. And of course since He is the one that I teach about every week, I'd have to say that He is the center of all that I do. Chuck Smith, the founder of Calvary Chapel would be the choice for someone that I would consider a mentor. His model of ministry is one that I've followed for the last 20 years. He is the one that gave guys like me a chance to even be in ministry."

4. What books have changed your life?
Bob: "1. The Bible 2. Jesus Style by Gayle Erwin 3. My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers, and 4. The Dictionary....I use it all the time."

5. What's your biggest challenge as a leader?
Bob: "Its always my biggest challenge to wisely choose those who I co-labor with."

6. What goals do you have as a leader?
Bob: "It's my goal to see the production of Biblical principles in the lives of those who consider themselves followers of this ministry."

7. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Bob: "Doing the same thing.... better."

Thanks Bob for a great interview! You're one of my favorite communicators! Also thanks to my new buddy Rod Pearcy for getting the interview for me!