Rev. Robert B. Louder, Sr., MBA, PhD
Lt. Colonel, USAF Retired
President, Christian Financial Ministries
Biographic Sketch
(updated April 2016)

 

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Personal

The absolute joy of my life was to ask and receive Jesus Christ into my life back in 1980.  Prior to that time I had achieved some successes in business and in the military but had also experienced the personal pain of bankruptcy and divorce.  Two years later I married Debbie, a Christ-centered, beautiful nurse.  During our years together we’ve had some great times and some tough times but God has always faithful and continues to bless our marriage.

Over the years I’ve enjoyed such things as coaching youth soccer and swim teams, working with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts (past tense), and serving on the Board of Directors for one of the largest social-service organizations in the metro-Atlanta area.

For the last 30 years it’s been my very great pleasure and honor to spend a great deal of time working with some of the top Christian financial teachers and organizations such as Larry Burkett and Dave Ramsey.  Having seen the inside of these and other great ministries and organizations,  I’ve seen what works and doesn’t work when it comes to helping individuals and families successfully receive, learn, apply and pass-along Christ-honoring Bible-based financial principles and applications.

God combines all this background and experience along with a burning desire to help others into a plan to spend at least another 30 years investing into the lives of others.

Debbie and I have two sons, two daughters, four grandsons, and one granddaughter.

We love to spend time with our families, travel, keep physically fit, and love being part of God’s work through Pastor Johnny Hunt at First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Georgia.

Scholar

PhD in Leadership and Financial Management from Logos University, MBA through the Air Force Institute of Technology from the University of North Dakota, Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance and a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Nebraska, Professional Military Education to include the Air War College.

Author/Teacher

John M and bob mediumInternational Bible-based financial teacher, trainer, seminar and workshop leader, counselor, mentor, coach and consultant. Worked with and/or developed and presented materials for organizations such as Christian Financial Concepts (Larry Burkett), Crown Financial Ministries, and the Lampo Group (Dave Ramsey). Adjunct Professor Logos University, Business Management professor for City Colleges of Chicago and the Air Force Institute of Technology. Local, regional and national radio and TV experience including TV appearances on the 700 Club, with the late Dr. D. James Kennedy, and on the nationally syndicated Fox TV Network. Weekly radio program on the Immanuel Broadcasting Network—13 stations in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. Authored several Bible-based financial E-Books and a wide variety of articles for the Christian Post, the American Family Association, and several Christian newspapers and magazines. Provides Bible-based financial newsletters to subscribers in 29 countries.

Soldier

Retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. Service included three command positions and an appointment as an Ambassadorial level international lead Wartime Host Nation Support negotiator for the NATO Southern Region.

Businessman/Entrepreneur

Founded and developed five successful start-up small businesses. Founder and CEO of Christian Financial Ministries, Inc., a 501-c-3 non-profit ministry.

Credentials

Faculty member Logos University, Licensed Minister through the International Ministerial Fellowship. JMT AudiencePast Certified Educator in Personal Finances and Certified Financial Counselor through the National Institute for Financial Counseling Education/Center for Financial Certifications.  Certified John Maxwell Coach, Trainer, Speaker. Certified Business Coach through Logos University. Certified Dave Ramsey Counselor, certified “48 Days” Career Coach, certified Navigator discipleship/small group leader. Past certified Christian Financial Concepts/Crown Financial Ministries trainer/teacher/counselor. Evangelism Explosion trained, prison ministry experience, missions experience, church lay leader and Elder Board experience.

Organizations

Christians United for Israel, National Religious Broadcasters, Georgia Christian Counselors Association, American Association of Christian Counselors, Christian Financial Professionals Network, Christian Legal Society, past member of the Cobb County Community Collaborative and the Cobb County Faith Partnership.