Our Leadership

Dedicated to igniting passion for God's Word in people all over the world

Philip S. Tuttle - President & CEO

For more than three decades, Phil Tuttle has been a vital member of the Walk Thru the Bible family. While pastoring in central Illinois, he began teaching Walk Thru the Bible's live events in 1988. Since that time, he has served as Dean of Faculty, Senior VP for International Ministries, and Global Teaching Pastor before becoming  President and CEO in 2007.

A native of Normal, Illinois, Phil received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education and Bible from Wheaton College in 1980 and his Master of Theology degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1984.

As President of Walk Thru the Bible, Phil continues to share God's Word throughout the world in churches, Bible conferences, Christian education conventions, and corporate gatherings. He is the author of Raise Up a Child, Crucible: The Choices that Change Your Life Forever, Detour: Finding Purpose When Life Doesn't Make Sense, Chosen: When God Calls Your Name, and Revolution: How Millennials Can Change the World.

Phil is also deeply involved in his home church, The Bridge, in Lawrenceville, GA, where he occasionally teaches and preaches. His unique blend of biblical instruction, real-life illustrations, and spontaneous humor makes learning easy and enjoyable.

Phil and his wife, Ellen, have two adult children, Emily and Philip, and a daughter-in-law, Erika, and two grandchildren.

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Genny Baxley - VP of Operations

Genny Baxley studied music and voice at the University of West Georgia and through serving in that field ended up at Walk Thru the Bible, which turned out to be her true calling.

She has served at Walk Thru the Bible since 1993 in a variety of positions, including Director of Human Resources and Vice President of Administration. In 2019, she became Vice President for Operations, where she oversees live events, products, and publishing—a wide range of resources that not only touch North America but are reproduced all over the world. Most days she still can't believe she gets to be even a small part of what God is doing in the lives of people in all parts of the world through the ministry of Walk Thru the Bible.

She is a Stephen Minister and a certified lay speaker with the United Methodist Church. She also serves on the Board of Directors of She Is Safe, an organization that works to prevent, rescue, and restore women and girls from abuse and exploitation in high-risk places around the world. She and her husband, Allen, live in Cumming, Georgia.

Michael Gunnin - Chief Growth Officer

For the past 15 years, Michael Gunnin has been working with donors and ministries to create partnerships that fund important Kingdom advancing causes globally. He joined Walk Thru the Bible in 2014 to lead the advancement team.

Michael is a native of Atlanta. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Point University in 1999 and Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2002.

Prior to Walk Thru the Bible, Michael has served in advancement positions both in higher education and global Christian ministries. He has also served as a pastor and an adjunct college instructor.

Michael and his wife, Molly, live in Newnan, GA, with their three boys, Bradley, Grayson, and Dylan.

Rich Leland - VP of International Ministries

Rich Leland received a B.A. degree from Washington Bible College with a major in Bible. While attending college Rich sensed that ministry was God’s calling for his life. After college, Rich went on to receive a Masters in Systematic Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Rich served three years as Minister of Education in a New Jersey church; followed by almost eight years as senior pastor in a Boston suburb. In 1986, Rich and his family moved to Nantucket where he served as senior pastor for over 30 years.

His relationship with Walk Thru the Bible dates back to 1983 when he became a part-time live event instructor. About a decade later, he had the opportunity to begin teaching Walk Thru the Bible's resources internationally. And from 1996-2006, he served as Walk Thru's director of international training. He became the VP of International Ministries in 2018.

Rich is married to Linda and they have two daughters and four grandchildren. They enjoy vacationing at a lake in Southern Maine. Rich and Linda's lives revolve around Bible teaching, enjoying the beauty of Nantucket, and being revitalized at the lake.

Dr. Mark L. Bailey – Director

Mark Bailey joined Dallas Theological Seminary in 1985 as a professor in the Bible Exposition department. In 1997 he was appointed as vice president for academic affairs and academic dean. In 1999, he assumed the additional role of provost. In March 2001, Dr. Bailey was named as the Seminary's fifth president in its 90-year history. For over 40 years, his career passions have been theological education and pastoral ministry. He was an event instructor for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries for 20 years. Dr. Bailey and his wife, Barby, have been married for over 40 years. They have two sons, both of whom are married, and five grandchildren. Dr. Bailey also serves on the boards of Bible Study Fellowship, Insight for Living, and Jews for Jesus.

Edwin T. Bryant – Secretary

Ed Bryant earned a bachelor's and master's degree in actuarial science from Georgia State University, and he is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. Ed spent his professional career with Towers Perrin, a large international management consulting firm where he was the managing director/principal for the firm's Southeastern offices. He was also president of his own consulting firm, Bryant Advisory Group, and also served as chief operating officer for Firstdoor, Inc., a human resource technology firm. In addition, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Walk Thru the Bible from October 2005 through March 2007. Ed and his wife, Lorraine, live in Atlanta and have two adult children and five grandchildren.

Rich Dippolito - Director

Rich is a senior real estate professional with over twenty years of entrepreneurial and institutional experience in developing, redeveloping, and managing retail, mixed-use, and senior living properties. For the past nineteen years, he has been a partner with Concordia Properties, specializing in the development and management of projects throughout the Southeast. He has a BS in Architecture from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of Georgia. In 2007, Rich was elected to the Roswell City Council, where he served the city for two terms. He and his wife, Kelly, live in Roswell, GA with their two daughters.

Dr. Carter Harsh - Director

Carter Harsh has been a practicing neurosurgeon in Birmingham, Ala., since 1991. He is involved in his church in a variety of positions, including the global missions leadership team. He has served on the boards for the Christian Medical Ministry of Alabama and Briarwood Christian School, and in leadership for Young Life. He and his wife, Cindy, have four children.

Judy Huber - Director

Judy Huber lives in Scottsdale, AZ. She and her husband, Ron, started Time Systems Inc. in 1978. Judy held the position of Vice President of Administration and together they built the business of taking time management training seminars to Fortune 500 companies all across the U.S. and Canada. In 1995 Time Systems was sold. Today, she serves as Chair, Women of Momentum Committee at Phoenix Seminary where the main focus is raising funds for the Women of Momentum Scholarship Fund. She currently serves on the Boards of The Center for Arizona Policy and Phoenix Seminary. Judy has two married daughters and now enjoys every opportunity to spend time with her seven grandchildren.

Dr. John H. Isch – Chairman

John Isch has been involved with Walk Thru the Bible almost since its inception. He is a retired cardiovascular surgeon from Indianapolis where he founded and served with a large clinical practice for thirty two years. Over the years he has performed many roles in the medical arena but now limits his professional involvement to the coaching and mentoring of younger physicians. He currently serves on the Board of the Navigators, the Advisory Board of the Ron Blue Institute at Indiana Wesleyan University and chairs the Board of the National Christian Foundation-Indiana. He and his wife, Mary, are committed to the church and serve by hosting and leading Bible studies and discipling men and women. They have three married children and ten grandchildren.

Paul H. Johnson – Treasurer/Chairman Emeritus

Paul Johnson is a semi-retired real estate developer in Birmingham, Michigan. He studied architecture and design at the University of Michigan before starting his own construction business in 1950. He has been a leader in the Christian Business Men's Committee of U.S.A. He has held many leadership positions at his home church, Highland Park Baptist in Southfield, Michigan as well as Maranatha Bible Conference in Muskegon, Michigan. Mr. Johnson also served as chairman of the board of Moody Bible Institute and Walk Thru the Bible, where he is now serving as board member emeritus. Mr. Johnson has three adult children and fourteen grandchildren. He and his wife, Pam, live in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Andre' T. Kennebrew - Director

Andre’ Kennebrew joined Chick-fil-A in 2006, and currently serves as senior principal program lead for the Leadership Development Program. Before joining Chick-fil-A, Andre’ served as the administrative pastor at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Tucker, Georgia, where he still serves as associate pastor. He has been an ordained Baptist minister since 2003. Before entering Christian ministry, he served as a Vice President at First Union National Bank (now Wells Fargo) for 15 years. Andre’ attended Davidson College where he majored in Political Science and was a three-year starter in football. He also has a Master of Ministry Degree from Luther Rice Seminary. Andre’ has been married to his wife, Donna, for more than 30 years. He has two children, Holden and Kristen.

Cathy Tanana - Director

Cathy was the Director of Women’s Ministries at Highland Park Baptist Church in Southfield, Michigan for 12 years. She continues to teach the young moms group at her church, lead Bible Study for the Detroit Tiger Wives, and enjoys speaking to women’s groups on a variety of subjects. She has been married to Frank Tanana, retired Major League Baseball pitcher, for 40 years. She was raised in Long Beach, California where she studied dance at Long Beach State and then met Frank while he was playing for the then California Angels. After stops in Boston, Texas, and New York, baseball took them to Frank’s hometown in Detroit, Michigan, where they reside today. Along the way, their ministries grew and so did their family. They are the proud parents of four daughters and have four sons-in-law and 14 grandchildren.

John Van Diest – Director

A book publisher for over 30 years, John Van Diest founded Multnomah Press and Vision House and is presently serving as associate publisher of Tyndale House Publishers. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary. Mr. Van Diest has helped to establish publishing in countries like Russia, China, and several Muslim countries. He has served on the board of directors of the Portland Rescue Mission, the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association, and Trout Creek Camp. He currently serves on the board of the Teeny Foods Corporation.