The All In Movement is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization launched in 2013 with a mission to reignite and refresh the heart of the American Church to live “all in” for Jesus Christ.

 

We are a multi-dimensional ministry focused on stirring the hearts of American Christians to live their purpose by providing them opportunities to make a difference in the world for Christ.  It’s time to be All In!

Our History

During a restless night on June 29, 2012, our founder Michael Phillips began to pray about how to use his finances, but God’s answer was not what Michael expected.  The Lord rebuked Michael, letting him know that although he was tithing, giving above his tithe, serving in church, and loved the Lord, he wasn’t “all in”. The Lord revealed that there was one area of his life that Michael wasn’t completely trusting the Lord with and that he couldn’t live the life he was born to live until he did.  The Lord said, “You are trusting in the provision I’ve given you instead of in me as your provider. You aren’t all in. There are millions of others just like you in America and I want you to do something about it.”

The next day God had Michael give his truck to a stranger in a donut store parking lot…and so it began.

The All In Movement was launched in 2013 with a mission to reignite and refresh the heart of the American Church to live “all in” for Jesus Christ.  Simply put, it’s time for Christians to awaken from their apathy and begin to bear fruit for God daily in the world.

2013-2014: Brand| Message| Approach – We performed a soft-launch in Q2 of 2013 and worked throughout 2013 and 2014 to test and refine our message and approach to accomplishing our mission. The majority of 2014 was spent sharing that message and building partnerships with churches, youth-groups, schools, and other ministries. We identified an opportunity to use mobile technology to deliver our message to the church on a day-to-day basis and began working to identify a catalytic event to attract people to the platform we were building.

2015: #DoGoodFriday – Approximately 4000 churches across America participated in national day of service co-chaired by All In President Michael Phillips and Gov. Mike Huckabee. This resulted in acts of kindness being performed across the country on Good Friday 2015 and launched v1 of our mobile app platform.

Huckabee says, “I’ve always been inspired by the scripture James 2:18, ‘Show me your faith without works and I’ll show you my faith by my works.’ We know that our faith must be alive in our hearts, active and lived out. When it comes to being people of faith we must be fully committed. That’s why I’ve partnered with an incredible organization, ALL IN for an amazing day of national service: Do Good on Good Friday. We all know the greatest act of love, kindness and servanthood happened on Good Friday more than 2,000 years ago. This year on Good Friday we are calling for ALL Christians to do one kind act, one good thing on Good Friday.”  – Gov Mike Huckabee on All In in Dec 2014

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2016: EveryChurch Initiative – We began using our mobile platform to build apps for 25 churches and ministries across the country in 2016. Content partnerships with some of the largest ministries in America such as CRU, Alpha, CV, Reasons to Believe, CBN, and others allowed us to deliver “all in” content to believers daily through their church or ministries mobile app. God presented us with an opportunity in early 2016 to begin building apps for persecuted churches and showed us how that work aligned with our mission – the persecuted church needs our resources and we need their faith. We have since facilitated partnerships between persecuted churches and western churches to provide technology and content to churches across 20 campuses in the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Syria, Ukraine, Nigeria, the Netherlands, and the Republic of Congo. We believe the prayers of the persecuted church and the stories of what God is doing among them is critical to the awakening of the American church.

2017: needserv –  Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in August of 2017 and provided opportunity for us to deploy a team to serve the area. Our team initially helped by mucking-out houses as well as providing meals and medical supplies, but two things quickly became apparent to us:

  1. There were many people that needed help and didn’t know how to get it
  2. There were many people that wanted to help, but didn’t know how to serve

God blessed us with the vision to quickly setup a platform to gather needs and then facilitate those needs being met by others wanting to help. We were able to serve hundreds of families through the disaster and we believe that was only the beginning of what God is going to do with needserv.

Board of Directors

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Michael Phillips – Founder, President

Michael is an author, entrepreneur, IT industry leader, father, husband and Christian. His business success and personal faith journey have helped him build a distinguished career focused on impacting people and organizations in positive ways.

 

Upon graduation from LSU in 2000, Michael started an IT consulting firm and within twelve months merged with another local firm to form Sparkhound, a Louisiana-based IT services company. As an owner/partner and COO, Michael helped Sparkhound achieve 250 percent growth between 2008 and 2012 and positioned the company among the most respected and fasting growing IT consulting firms in the country with more than 230 team members and nearly 30 million in annual revenues.

 

Michael left Sparkhound to launch the ALL IN MOVEMENT in 2013 after more than 15 years in the IT industry. On the night of June 29, 2012, God called Michael “all in” and gave him a mission to reignite the hearts of an apathetic American Church. The very next day, the Lord had Michael give his truck away to a stranger in a donut store parking lot and his “all in” journey officially began. Michael works with faith-leaders and organizations across America to re-ignite and refresh the hearts of God’s people through his testimony and the anointing that God has placed upon his life.

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Jeremy Starns – Executive Director

Business & technology innovator with a track record of building successful organizations that create value for shareholders, employees and investors. A decade of entrepreneurial effort created a dozen businesses, raised millions in seed capital, and created double digit returns for investors. 20 years of experience from the bottom to the top and back, built a tenacious but humble character with a passion for success. Dynamic leadership style characterized by a personable common sense approach that galvanizes individuals to achieve a common vision. Reverent and compassionate giver with a focus to balance the scale for those truly in need.

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Bryan Hickox

A freelance film and television executive producer, producer, writer and director. Dr. Hickox has personally produced 71 network “Movies-of-the-Week”, pilots and mini-series; seven network television dramatic series and 250 hours of syndicated television programming as well as eleven theatrical feature films.

 

The television movies produced by Dr. Hickox have been the highest rated movies on all networks, four years in a row. His movies have been nominated for sixteen National Emmy Awards. He’s won seven National Emmy Awards, The George Foster Peabody Award, and collectively, has garnered over 200 national and international film festivals awards.

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Mike Morisi

Mike is the President of Campus Harvest, a ministry that exists to bring about a spiritual awakening among students in America. Mike is a servant leader with more than 30 years of entrepreneurial and senior leadership experience. God has used Mike’s innovative approach to problem solving, his ability to build long-lasting trusting relationships, and his servants heart to help many successful ministry efforts over the years. One of Mike’s most recent assignments was with the Awaken the Dawn movement that converged on the National Mall in Washington DC in October of 2017 with a tent city representing every state in the union.

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Jennifer Carlin

Jennifer has been married to her husband Paul for 35 years and has 3 children, 1 granddaughter and 3 grandchildren on the way. Jennifer has 31 years of experience in retail and has filled multiple roles across multiple industries. She has been a faithful member of Abundant Life Church in Denham Springs, LA for over 32 years and has experience serving and leading many ministry programs including Women’s Ministry, Children’s Church, and local Outreach initiatives.

 

Jennifer has served and provided steady leadership in many Outreach organizations such as Brave Heart Children in Need, Trafficking Hope, The Lot Ministry, Livingston Parish Foster Group, Women’s Discovery, Harvest Manor Nursing Home, and the Denham Springs and Baton Rouge Food Banks.

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Manuel Calderon

Born and Married in Puerto Rico, Manuel moved with his Wife Yvina and his daughter Sofia to Wilson, NC to work as a Technology Lead for BB&T Bank in 2001. Since then Manuel has held leadership positions in the financial services and technology sectors as a Senior Consultant for Equifax, Delivery Manager for CMSI , Business Development Director for Sparkhound and Vice President of Professional Services for Cypress Software Systems. Manuel is currently the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FlexManage.

 

Manuel became a Christian when he was 16 years old. His love for the Lord and the Church drive he and his family as they walk with the Lord daily. Manuel and his family served in full time ministry for several years as Church Planters for Great Cities Missions in Fort Worth and as the Latino Ministers for the West Houston Church in Houston, TX. Manuel has taught and preached in churches across the USA and Latin America for the last 16 years. He has also taught multiple times at Pepperdine and ACU Lectureships over the last 10 years. Manuel is a blessed father of 3 children ( Sofia, Natalia and Sergio ), is married to his Highschool sweetheart for 20 years, has a humble heart and is All In for Jesus.

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Bradley Garrett

Bradley Garrett is an IT Leader with 21 years of experience in Infrastructure Technology. He has served in various Technical and Leadership roles including Systems Administration, IT Architect and Enterprise IT Manager.

 

Bradley, his wife Shelly, and their 2 daughters reside in Walker, Louisiana. They attend Abundant Life Church in Denham Springs, Louisiana, where Bradley and his eldest daughter were both Baptized in December, 2017.

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Patrick Stonaker

Christian, husband, and father. Patrick was born and raised in South Louisiana and served in the USAF and LA Army National Guard for an  11yrs combined. Patrick is a natural teacher and is currently serving as the Manager of the Glycol/Water Distillation Training Unit at Baton Rouge Community College.  He is currently a faculty Co-Advisor for the Christian Students Association. Patrick’s life goal is to be an Obedient Servant of Jesus Christ.

Advisory Board

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Chad Connelly

Chad was the National Director of the Faith Engagement Initiative for the Republican National Committee from 2013-2017 and led the RNC’s engagement with evangelicals across the country. Prior to his national role with the RNC, Chad was the Chairman of the Republican Party in South Carolina.

 

Chad is a dynamic and experienced speaker, coach, entrepreneur and business owner with strong skills in Negotiation, Nonprofit Organizations, Fundraising, Speaking, Coaching, Government, and Event Management.

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Gary Frazier

Gary Frazier is a respected speaker and writer on the subject of Bible prophecy, current events and speaks in approximately 50-75 churches and conferences annually. He is a former pastor and has traveled to Israel more than 150 times since the 70’s.

 

Gary founded Discovery Missions International in 1985 located in the Dallas Ft. Worth metro area and serves as the President. Additionally Gary has served as Executive Vice President of United in Purpose (UiP), a non-profit resource and information hub for churches and faith based organizations.

 

Gary has served as a pastor, an adjunct professor at Liberty University in the LaHaye School of Bible Prophecy, and in his spare time serves as a Teaching Associate for his good friend Dr, Jack Graham at Prestonwood Church in Plano, Texas.

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Dr. Larry Poland

Larry Poland is a native of Ohio and a graduate of Wheaton (Illinois) College with a Bachelors degree in sociology. Dr. Poland also earned Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University in college administration and a Master of Divinity degree from Grace Theological Seminary. Media has been a key part of Dr. Poland’s life since the late 1970’s when he hosted an issuesoriented television talk show which was syndicated in major TV markets across Canada. He hosted a short radio feature, The Mediator, which was aired daily on hundreds of radio stations for 18 years.

 

Dr. Poland is founder, chairman, and CEO of Mastermedia International, a ministry to the top leadership of film and television in Hollywood and New York, and one which seeks to keep Christian believers informed of the spiritual dynamics inside media. He’s the recipient of the coveted Covenant Award for significant, Christian influence on the secular media and the founder of the National Media Prayer Breakfast.

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Pastor Greg Beatty

Greg Beatty is the lead pastor of Abundant Life Church. Starting as the youth pastor, he now oversees the various ministries of the church and teaching on Sunday mornings. He holds a degree in business management from Southeastern Louisiana University. He and his wife, Christina, are blessed with two children, Kate and Tyler, and they live in Denham Springs, Louisiana.

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Bishop R.J. Gosselin

Bishop R.J. Gosselin has 30 years of experience and currently serves as CEO for Catalyst Group International, a group that applies diplomatic reach and business intelligence to strategic projects on five continents. Additionally, he serves as Bishop overseeing the Mediterranean and Middle East for the Communion Of Evangelical Churches. As such he spends six months a year based in Jerusalem. Dr. Gosselin has been involved in helping the companies and clients he serves meet their goals for increased sales, expanding market share and solidifying business success. Over the course of his career, his skills have assisted a wide variety of clients from entrepreneurial ventures and small-medium enterprises to Fortune 500 companies. His client list for training and systems integration includes Hewlett-Packard, Amazon.com, Primerica Financial Services, Best Buy and Comp-USA. Dr. Gosselin has been involved in developing training and assessment materials used by United Airlines, WalMart, Sylvan Learning Centers , MCI Worldcom, Nuveen Investments, Southcom and Prentice-Hall. He holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Organization with highest honors from Logos Graduate School. He is a member of Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals. In 1996, by the Stanly County (NC) Chamber of Commerce honored him as the Entrepreneur of the Year.

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Bob Williamson

Renowned businessman and serial entrepreneur Bob Williamson has achieved national acclaim for his business acumen and philanthropic efforts. All told Williamson has founded 19 successful businesses. His largest business accomplishment to date was the establishment of one of the most successful food service technology companies in the United States, Horizon Software International; a company that he sold in 2008 for $75 million.

 

Bob overcame tremendous personal challenges in his early life. His childhood was dark; he was physically abused as a child, was an alcoholic by 14, and a criminal, homeless drug addict at 17. He reached the point where he felt that suicide was his only viable option but then a horrific car accident and a chance encounter with a merciful nurse helped change his life.

 

During his long recovery he read the Bible in an effort to disprove it, but instead found faith in God and along with it personal redemption and hope through Jesus Christ. Bob founded a powerful national ministry called the Jesus Alliance after receiving God’s call to work towards uniting the church and being a part of fulfilling the Great Commission.

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