Our Leadership

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

Philip S. Tuttle

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.