J.R. Briggs is a coach, consultant, frequent speaker, author and/or co-author of eleven books and a seminary instructor. His passion is to partner with and equip hungry leaders to grow to their maximum potential. He has served a wide variety of leaders including Olympic athletes, business owners, college vice presidents, athletic directors, directors of non-profits and pastors from over 23 different states.
In 2011, in an effort to grow fruit on other people’s trees, J.R. started Kairos Partnerships, an organization which partners with and equips hungry leaders to help them steward leadership and influence faithfully.
He also serves as the Director of Leadership & Congregational Formation for The Ecclesia Network and National Trainer & Equipper for Fresh Expressions U.S.
In 2008, he and a team of people started The Renew Community, a church for the hungry and the hurting in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Over the past 15 years, he’s served in mega-churches, church plants and house church networks.
He received his Masters at Biblical Theological Seminary and is currently completing a Doctor of Ministry degree at Missio Seminary, writing his doctoral thesis on how leaders can grow to develop the passion and skill of asking great and questions. He is an adjunct professor at Missio Seminary (Hatfield, PA) and guest instructor in the Masters program at Friends University (Wichita, KS).
J.R. and his wife Megan have been married for over 18 years and have two sons, Carter and Bennett. They live in Lansdale, PA.