Our team includes the best in the field of consulting and coaching. These are leaders with significant practical experience in the local church and business, as well as extensive biblical training – which reflects our belief that what we do is deeply theological.
At the same time they are leaders in their areas of their core competencies and are intentional about practical application – bringing only the very best to your unique situation.
The Malphurs Group was founded by Dr. Aubrey Malphurs. Aubrey is a prolific and award-winning author of more than 20 books, with titles focusing on topics such as strategic planning, leadership development, church planting and organizational strategies. In addition to being the inspirational leader of the organization, Aubrey is a Senior Professor of Leadership and Pastoral Ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Malphurs planted his first church in 1972. He has also pastored two churches in Dallas, Texas, while teaching at Dallas Seminary. Since 1997, he has devoted his time to teaching and leadership of The Malphurs Group. Aubrey has partnered with numerous organizations, both in the US and in foreign countries such as Russia, England, Philippines, Finland, Latvia, Germany, Holland, Switzerland and France. He has been a consultant and seminar leader for a wide variety of denominational organizations across the country.
Ron Donnini is the Chief Executive Officer of The Malphurs Group. Ron is a seasoned corporate executive, with a history of effective general management experience and returning value to key stakeholders. He has held numerous executive roles, including President and CEO, in a variety of companies throughout the years. Ron’s achievements include leading a regional company with annual sales of $15-20 million and less than 100 associates to become a worldwide enterprise with sales over $120 million, over 600 associates and eighteen locations in seven countries.
Ron has been dedicated to growing leaders in industry and the local church. He has had the role of interim Executive Pastor in a large church setting. He was responsible for staff development, organizing staff for ministry deployment and oversight of daily church operations.
Ron attended the University of Miami, where he studied architectural engineering and played baseball as a relief pitcher. Ron has traveled extensively around the world, and been a keynote speaker at multiple conventions and industry conferences. He is a life-long learner, which contributes to his giftedness as a teacher. Ron has a passion for growing leaders. Ron currently resides in Arlington, Texas, with his wife Shawn, where he enjoys golfing, reading and taking in an occasional baseball game.
In addition to working with churches in North America, A.J. has traveled to work with church leaders in East Africa and the Amazon in South America. He spent many years in his church teaching adult Sunday School, and leadership and Devine Design classes. He has over 20 years of experience in small business technology consulting and spent five years in local elected office. He and his wife, Erika, have two boys and live near Fort Worth, Texas.
A.J. gets energized seeing the Holy Spirit work through churches as they work through envisioning their future. He also enjoys spending time with his family, travel, home improvement projects, and camping with his boys in TrailLife USA, where he serves as a local troop Trail Guide and Chaplain.
Scott’s passion is to give you the tools and training necessary to make you and your church better at making disciples. Scott is a leader that helps other leaders become healthy so they can gain disciple-making momentum.
Scott has worked on staff at churches ranging from a megachurch to a small country church in positions from student ministry to worship ministry to executive leadership. Prior to joining the TMG team in January 2016, Scott served on the leadership team of a church plant that grew from 75 at its launch in 2011 and peaked at 800 on Easter 2015. He has expertise in building effective leadership teams, project management, church strategic planning, and church marketing.
Scott is a 2006 graduate of King University (B.A. Youth Ministry) and a 2012 graduate of Gordon-Conwell Seminary (M.A. Religion, concentration in Leadership and Church Planting). He resides in East Tennessee with his wife Allison and two kids, Liam and Norah.