Why We Exist

GrowLeader is devoted to sharing ideas, tools and resources that will help grow your leadership.  We believe the result is eternal as good leadership grows churches, businesses, and beyond.


Through fresh and practical content, you can read any of our recommended best-selling books, listen to our monthly podcast, or attend a GrowLeader event that we know will be transformative in the way you lead.  We’re here to help because we believe in you!

Our vision is to grow leaders who grow churches & businesses by helping them reach their full potential.

How We Started

When Pastor Chris Hodges heard a commission from the Lord in 2011 to help 1,000 churches break the 1,000 attendance barrier, he founded Grow with the mission to help equip church leaders.


Grow quickly multiplied year over year, and it became evident that church leaders are hungry to be trained and equipped in a very practical, hands-on way.


Grow now serves over 15,500 churches and has expanded into GrowLeader in order to better support pastors and business leaders in their desire to personally grow so their organizations can reach more people.



In 2001 Chris Hodges founded Church of the Highlands, now known as one of the largest churches in the U.S. with over 30,000 in attendance and 23 campuses. Chris remains the senior pastor and Chancellor of Highlands College, a ministry training school that has trained and launched hundreds of students into full-time ministry careers all over the world. 

Chris has a deep passion for developing leaders and planting life-giving churches. He co-founded ARC (Association of Related Churches), which has launched hundreds of churches across the United States and world. He continues to serve these churches and leaders through making all of Highlands Resources available at no cost. 


He speaks at conferences worldwide and is a New York Times best selling author of Fresh Air, Four Cups, The Daniel Dilemma, What’s Next?, and Out of the Cave. 


Chris and his wife, Tammy, have five children and 7 grandchildren and live in Birmingham, Alabama where they still root for the LSU Tigers.


Lee Domingue is an entrepreneur, international speaker, author, and pastor. After founding AppOne, a financial tech company acquired by a multi-billion dollar company 10 years later, Lee served as CEO until retiring in 2011. During that time, Lee also founded the non-profit Kingdom Builders U.S. to help business leaders live out their legacy of funding impactful causes through their local church.


Through Kingdom Builders U.S. and serving as the Legacy pastor at Church of the Highlands, Lee brings inspiration and practical strategies for pastors and business leaders to understand their significant eternal return on investment, or what he calls "e-ROI®", that their relationship creates to build the Kingdom of God.


Lee has authored several books: Pearls of the King, KB Gameplan, and The Family Meeting Guide. He resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife Laura who he calls his “secret weapon.” They have 5 children and are “Boss” and “Lovey” to 5 beautiful grandchildren.

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