jrb-oct-2016-1J.R. Briggs’ passion is two-fold: to grow fruit on other people’s trees – specifically the trees of hungry kingdom leaders – and to collaborate with others to create good mischief for the kingdom. He started Kairos Partnerships in 2011 to see these two passions meet the needs of kingdom leaders.

In addition to starting Kairos Partnerships, he serves in ministry as founding pastor and Cultural Cultivator of The Renew Community, a Jesus-centered congregation for the hungry and the hurting in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

He also serves as adjunct professor at Biblical Theological Seminary and as the Director of Leadership and Congregational Formation for The Ecclesia Network. He is an author, co-author and contributor of eight books that seek to equip and care for kingdom leaders.

J.R. and his wife Megan have been married for 15 years and have two sons, Carter and Bennett, and live in Lansdale, PA.