On this episode of the Linch with a Leader podcast, Mike sits down with one of his heroes, Dr. Dwight “Ike” Reighard. Ike has pastored the great New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, GA and helped oversee their growth from a small country church to the 2nd fastest growing church in the Southern Baptist Convention. After his time at New Hope, he was at FBC Atlanta and then founded NorthStar Church in Kennesaw, GA where he served for six years. Ike then went on to become the Chief People Officer of Homebanc Mortgage Company in Atlanta. The company was voted for four straight years as one of Fortune’s Magazines Best Places to Work.
In 2006 Ike became the interim pastor of Piedmont Church where he still pastors today. Because of Ike’s leadership, Piedmont went from a church in decline to a growing vital part of the East Cobb Community. In 2007 Ike became the President and CEO of Must Ministries, a non-profit ministry located in Marietta, GA.
Ike has written four books: Treasures from the Dark, Discovering Your NorthStar, Discovering Your NorthStar Journal and co-authored a devotional with Zig Ziglar called Daily Insights. Ike is married to Robin and has two daughters, Danielle & Abigail and is the proud grandfather of Addison Ruth.
Mike and Ike talk about Ike’s story, his journey in leadership and how God has seen him through!