ECFA is pleased to welcome Dr. Warren Bird onto our full-time staff. We have CPAs and attorneys on our team, and now we get a Ph.D. We are excited!
An ordained minister with a big heart for the local church, Warren has led in various pastoral positions, taught at several seminaries, and served most recently for 13 years at Leadership Network, overseeing their research department where they’ve released several dozen groundbreaking reports on topics like multisite churches, large-church compensation, church planting, and church internships and residencies. An award-winning writer, he has also co-authored 30 books for church leaders on topics like breaking growth barriers, healthy mergers, and pastoral succession.
Warren will serve as our Vice President of Research and Equipping. The “research” side is to increase the scope, impact and depth of our knowledge base as we’re increasingly asked for peer benchmarks for our members. The “equipping” side of Warren’s role, according to ECFA President Dan Busby, is “energizing ECFA's nearly 2,300 members as they apply what ECFA is learning through research." Busby added, "Warren is a treasure for the world of Christ-centered churches and ministries. It is thrilling to have him join the ECFA team."
Warren and his college sweetheart wife, Michelle, live in Metro New York City.
As Warren bridges to ECFA, he sat down with Leadership Network's Dave Travis. Read the interview here.