OUR SOLIDPASTORS COACHING TEAM
Greg Ligon is the Executive Director of SOLIDpastors. Greg loves the local church and has served as a pastor for over 25 years in some of the most significant churches in Texas. Serving as a strategic leader in churches ranging in size from 300 to 30,000 people, Greg understands how to help churches and leaders grow and develop. His passion for connecting people combined with his strategic leadership skills made him a perfect fit to lead SOLIDpastors.
While Greg has a broad base of leadership experience, he specializes in church growth, leadership development and multi-site church strategy. Greg served as a multi-site campus pastor for several different churches helping their campuses grow and flourish. He led a team to start a brand-new campus and grow it to over 400 people. In another setting, he led a church campus to double in size from 800 to 1600 over 6 years. Greg loves connecting with people and help them and their organizations grow. His Strengths Finder Profile includes Responsibility, Maximizer, Belief, Positivity, Learner.
Greg received his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University as a Marketing major. He received his master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a focus in Religious Education. Greg enjoys playing tennis and golf as well as reading and writing about leadership. Greg and his wife have 2 children in college and live in New Braunfels, TX where his wife serves as a Camp Director at T Bar M Camps.
Daniel is the founder and CEO of SOLIDleaders and the founder of SOLIDpastors. Daniel is one of the earliest pioneers of the executive coaching industry, and since 1987 has provided executive coaching for more than 1,400 CEOs and executives, delivered over 80,000 executive coaching sessions, and witnessed major transformation in the lives of most clients.
Passionate about serving leaders at every level, Daniel is dedicated to helping leaders of all kinds become more effective in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. Prior to specializing in executive coaching, he was CEO of a management training company, a business advisory firm, and an organizational development consultancy – all of which influenced his approach to executive coaching. In addition to drawing on these disciplines, Daniel has extensive training in the behavioral sciences, behavioral psychology, and executive career counseling. An avid student of executive leadership, he regularly speaks and publishes on subjects critical to executive peak performance.
Dr. Jeff Holmes
Jeff Holmes has more than 24 years’ experience in executive-level ministry positions, including 12+ years in executive pastor and lead pastor roles across the state of California. Jeff provides senior executive coaching to CEO’s, pastors, and ministry leaders. A dedicated coach for over 30 years, he has worked with top leaders during times of crisis and helped numerous young high potential leaders move from graduation to placement in high-level leadership roles across the US. He has also raised tens of millions of dollars for faith-based nonprofits and charities.
In his most recent role, Jeff served as the executive pastor at a dynamic church in California from 2014 to 2020. During his tenure, worship attendance doubled, and staff grew by over 50%. His executive responsibilities included strategic planning, staff management, curriculum development, and oversight of finance and HR, all of which he balanced with the traditional pastoral responsibilities of preaching, teaching, coaching, counseling, and performing social work with at-risk populations.
Jeff holds Doctor of Theology and Master of Theology degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary and a BA in psychology with a minor in macroeconomics from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also Gottman certified for counseling and an accomplished parenting counselor. Jeff has been married to his gifted interior designer wife, Marci, for 29 years, has a son in college, and is a dedicated athlete in his free time.
Jason Black is a wealth coach, international speaker, and leadership consultant. He has more than 11 years of CEO experience, has turned around numerous failing companies, and provides transformational coaching to key influencers across the globe. Jason also provides breakthrough consulting to startup, middle-market, and Fortune 100 companies worldwide.
Jason has served as the CEO of Jason Black Consulting and Coaching since its founding in 2010. During this time, he has provided coaching to clients in everything from small-cap businesses to the Fortune 100. Jason’s coaching is credited with helping Prudential reach over $1.388B in sales as well as the #1 position in five of six key market indicators.
As the son of a Southern Baptist pastor and son-in-law to an Assemblies of God Presbyter, Jason has seen the challenges a pastor and their family faces first hand. After several miraculous recoveries from near death events, Jason has shared his testimony on television and radio as well as in person on 5 different continents. Jason and his wife have 6 children and live in the Austin, TX area. Jason is excited to connect with you and your team to advance the Kingdom of God.
A former Aerospace engineer, Dale has been pastoring and leading churches for 25 years in the USA and Australia. Dale is currently senior pastor at Edwardstown Baptist Church in Adelaide, Australia. Dale and his Texas native wife, Laura have been married for 34 years. His greatest joy in life today is being a “poppy” to 3 beautiful grandchildren. In addition to his pastoral experience, Dale has formal ICF training as an executive coach. He loves investing in the growth and success of other people.
Dr. Russ Rainey is a Board-Certified Coach and Ordained Minister whose personal mission is to serve Pastors, Church Staff, and Church Leaders who want to enhance their own personal and spiritual vitality so they can disciple and lead others with solid integrity. For over 30 years, Dr. Rainey served five large churches in the areas of Counseling, Recovery Ministries, and Discipleship Coaching. Russ currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he and his wife get to enjoy family, grandsons, the mountains, and the beach.