Dirk Smith asked himself, when God takes me, will I be okay saying, “I made a lot of people a lot of money.” Dirk started as a business consultant, and while his skill set energized him, he wanted to leave a more significant impact on the world. So, he decided to use those skills to build the Kingdom of God by joining a non-profit, the Eastern European Mission. Today, Dirk oversees fundraising and marketing and assists with US operations for EEM. He speaks Bobby’s language and says Christians reveal God’s love in how they live, treat people, and engage in business. Do you see the trend? We reveal our faith through our actions.
In this interview, Dirk explains why Christian Leaders:
- Can’t be autocratic
- Let apathy slide on a team
- Bottle up their faith
- Need to improve their biblical literacy
Tune in for an actionable message about putting your faith to work and leaving a legacy for Christ.
About the guest:
Dirk’s responsibilities consist of the oversight of fundraising and marketing and assisting with US operations. Dirk joined EEM following his highly successful tenure as a development officer with his alma mater, Harding University. An accomplished manager, he earned experience in business development with an eye for revenue building through positions with firms like Jackson & Coker in Dallas, TX, and T. Williams Consulting, serving clients in PA, NJ, and NY. He holds a BA in Mathematics and an MBA with a focus on Organizational Development and Ethics. Dirk is married to the love of his life, Wendy and they have three adult children, Taryn, Tyler, and Trevor. Dirk is an experienced presenter and storyteller and loves sharing the stories of what God is doing through the ministry of EEM.
About the host:
Following a successful career as CEO, Bobby sold his business to a publicly-traded company. In what he calls his “second half of life,” Bobby seeks to pour Biblically-based principles into growth-minded business, church, and non-profit leaders. Through Values-Driven Leadership, Bobby serves as an Executive Coach and Training Consultant for organizations. He shares many of his principles and practices through a weekly blog, the True North Leader podcast, and through three books he has authored: