Leadership Team

John White

Director

John was born and raised in Charleston, WV. He became a follower of Jesus at the age of 15 shortly after he and his family moved to Bethesda, MD. Later, while at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, he felt the Lord's leading to professional ministry. After college, he moved to Pasadena, CA where he attended Fuller Seminary. In 1973, after graduation, he was called to a church in Denver, CO. Over next 25 years, John served as a pastor in three Presbyterian churches in Denver. The big transition came in 1998, when the Lord moved John and his wife, Tamela, into the house church world. Then, beginning in 2002, John worked for 6 years as the U.S. Coordinator with DAWN Ministries (Discipling A Whole Nation). Out of their experience with DAWN, John and his friend, Kent Smith, founded the LK10 Community in 2008. Currently, John is the Director of that ministry and is part of both the Leadership Team and the Board of Directors. John and Tamela have two children and three grandchildren.

Kent Smith

Board President

Kent grew up around the Midwest in a church planting family. Questions that began to be forged in a Chicago high school have persisted through his life and work, like, “How can Americans actually enter the sane and joyful life promised by Jesus?” In quest of answers, college studies led him from Nebraska to Arkansas to Tennessee and finally to doctoral work on Spiritual Nurture Systems at the University of Dubuque. Along the way he planted, staffed and preached for a number of churches. In 1991 Kent joined the faculty of Abilene Christian University and became ACU’s Missions Coordinator for North America. Along with his teaching, since 2004 he has been the founding director of ACU’s graduate internship in missional living, the Missionary Residency for North America (MRNA). In 2008 he co-founded LK10 with John White. Kent and his wife Karen have five children and seven grandchildren. They enjoy gardening, writing, research, travel and their shared work of coaching graduate students and consulting with new Kingdom initiatives across North America.

Jordan Bunch

Jordan was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He grew up in the church and made a covenant to follow Jesus upon baptism at age 12. He felt a calling to ministry in Jr. High, and followed that leading to pursue a ministry degree at Abilene Christian University. Jordan earned his B.A. in Christian Ministry and M.A. in Domestic Missions at ACU. He worked for a mega church for 4 years as a Campus Minister, which ironically led to his transition into a house church planter in Abilene through his job as a dorm director for ACU. After helping start nearly 10 churches in Abilene, he felt a call to move to Austin, Texas and begin working more full time as a simple church planter and disciple maker at the University of Texas and in the Austin community. He also works as a wedding photographer, film maker and writer. He has a deep passion for seeing the Church become everything She was meant to be, and thus has made it his mission in life to join Jesus as He goes about restoring His Bride. Jordan married his wife, Sara in 2009. They are both passionately involved in community life at their apartment community in East Austin, where they aim to start several churches with their neighbors.