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7 Questions with Travis Gore
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7 Questions with Travis Gore

Name: Travis Gore

Current title: State Youth and Discipleship Director

Current organisation: Virginia Church of God

Husband, father and a church leader. I've been in ministry for twenty five years. Fifteen of those were spent as a Lead Pastor. I'm currently serving in our denominational offices overseeing all of our youth and children's ministries. My greatest joy is my family.

7 Questions with Travis Gore


1. What have you found most challenging as a church leader?

Leading in the midst of a culture that is constantly changing.

2. How did you become a church leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?

Attending a youth conference my senior year of high school and the speaker asked everyone who was ready to surrender their life to the call of God to stand up, turn around and face the back wall. I always knew I was called to ministry, but it was at that moment that I answered God's call.

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

I usually start my day with devotions/quiet time. I spend about three days a week in my office. Evening is spent with my family.

4. What's one book apart from the Bible that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

Lead Like A Shepherd: Larry Osborne. It's such a powerful picture and reminder of how we should treat those under us.

5. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

You'll be impressive for how you start, but you'll be remembered for how you finish.

6. How do you develop a healthy leadership pipeline in a church?

I think you have to create places and opportunities for your people to grow in their leadership. Mentoring, training, and discipleship is a must if you are going to grow healthy leaders.

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a church leader so far?

When I was serving as a pastor our church suffered a tragic fire. Two of our three buildings were completely destroyed. It definitely stretched me as a leader.

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