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Jeffrey Brown

Founder and President

After graduating from the University of Southern California in 1977, Jeff embarked on a career spanning 32 years in the field of finance before retiring in 2010. He has been active in ministry since coming to faith in Jesus Christ and in 1982 was one of the original founding members of his church, where he continues to attend and serve. Along with his wife of 40 years, Jeff has used his gifting in numerous capacities both in his church and with other ministry organizations, most recently heading up a new church campus development team. Together with the other members of the Board of Directors, Jeff started CHRISTIAN VISION ALLIANCE in the spring of 2015 realizing the need to provide a broad network of support and fiscal sponsorship for world changing Ministry Entrepreneurs.

Larry Sagely

Christian Vision Alliance Board Member
Founder and President Liberty Systems (Retired) Principal Organizational
Transformation Consultant

Larry has been a committed follower of Jesus Christ for more than 30 years. His involvement in all aspects of ministry development both within his local church and throughout the body of Christ has been extensive. Larry began his professional career with Raytheon Corporation, in the 1960s. After 7 years with Raytheon, he started his own defense contracting company, Triga, in the early 1970s.  As a consulting expert in organizational change management, Mr. Sagely has worked extensively with business and governmental agencies in developing visions and implementing organizational change. His experience includes working at all organizational levels in developing and implementing strategic plans, business process re-engineering, Malcolm Baldrige Criteria organizational assessments, team building and organizational development and conflict management.

Shahrokh Afshar

Christian Vision Alliance Board Member
Founding Pastor Iranian Church on the WAY (Retired)
Founder and President Shahzam Factor

Shahrokh “Shah” Afshar came to the United States from the country of Iran to study Engineering in 1968. Little did he know God had a completely different plan for his life. Once living in the U.S. Shah enrolled as a student at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles where for the first time in his life he heard the Good News of Jesus. After giving his life to Christ in the early 1970s he finished his Engineering studies, graduated from college and went to work as an engineer for the county of Los Angeles. It was just a few short years later that Shah began to hear the calling of God on his life to leave his secular profession and to commit himself full time to the ministry. Shah is an original. He founded and pastored the first Iranian Christian organization in the United States. He has become instrumental in reaching the Muslim world with the Gospel. His work as a professor and as the Muslim World Mission Coordinator for Foursquare Missions International expanded his influence worldwide. As a former Muslim and seminary-trained leader, Shah shares unique insights with humor and wit. His passion is to communicate the relevance of Christ’s message to a skeptical generation.

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