COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Ken Harrison, CEO and chairman of Promise Keepers, announced Monday that Todd Wagner, founding pastor of Watermark Community Church in Dallas, is joining the board of directors. Promise Keepers, founded in 1990 by former University of Colorado football coach Bill McCartney, was one of the largest Christ-centered movements ever. Today, Promise Keepers is calling men back to courageous and bold servant-leadership by sparking a movement that will mobilize millions of men to follow Christ into today’s broken world as changemakers for their families, churches and communities.
Todd Wagner and a small group of friends established Watermark Community Church in Dallas in November 1999. Watermark was born out of a desire to connect people with the richness, adventure, and fullness of life that comes through Christ alone and to reach the unchurched, de-churched, dead-churched and unmoved. Todd serves as senior pastor and elder at Watermark, which has become one of the largest and fastest-growing churches in the United States. Watermark is also home to the Church Leaders Conference, which exists to encourage and challenge other leaders and faith communities with God’s vision for His Church.
He has been a keynote speaker at national and international leadership conferences, a guest contributor to The Dallas Morning News and other national media outlets, and is the author of Come and See: Everything You Ever Wanted in the One Place You Would Never Look. His weekly video podcast, “Real Truth Real Quick” reaches tens of thousands of people each month.
Ken Harrison, CEO and chairman of the board of Promise Keepers, said,
“Todd Wagner is an inspirational leader and a man’s man, marked by an unswerving commitment to studying, living and proclaiming the Word of God. As Todd has written, the Bible is ‘Tried. Tested. Trustworthy. Proven. Truth I have experienced and Truth I am experiencing.’ Todd is a consummate family man, active and present in the lives of his six children, coaching their games and taking them to school. In this day of confusion about what it means to be a real man, and overwhelm as the busyness of our schedules and the demands of our lives leaves us strangers to our wives and children, Todd reminds us the Scriptures point us to a different, higher, life-giving standard.”
Todd Wagner said,
“Men today need to step up, speak out, stand strong, stay humble and serve King Jesus. As a father to three girls and three boys, I have been given the great privilege of helping my children sail toward the right harbor of Christlikeness and the responsibility of helping them know the right winds that will take them there. The Scriptures exhort us to ‘act like men’ (1 Cor. 16:13), yet when you ask many men today what it is to be a godly man, they cannot give you a biblically based answer (much less model a biblically informed life). That’s why Promise Keepers is so strategic today: calling men to God’s standard, convening them in mass gatherings, and commissioning them to be changemakers in their families, communities and local churches. That is why I’m so glad to stand with them.
KEN HARRISON is the CEO and chairman of the new era of Promise Keepers. Founded originally in 1990 by Coach Bill McCartney, Promise Keepers was one of the largest Christ-centered movements ever. Today, under Harrison’s leadership, Promise Keepers is calling men back to courageous and bold servant-leadership by sparking a movement that will mobilize millions of men to follow Christ into today’s broken world as changemakers for their families, churches and communities. Ken also serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation that oversees donations of millions of dollars per month to build God’s kingdom. After starting his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central, Harrison spent nearly two decades in the commercial real estate arena both nationally and internationally.
Ken has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 28 years, and they have three children.
Harrison’s newest book, The Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man, releases May 7, 2019.