The Christian Leaders Alliance Apostolic Bishop Council

The Christian Leaders Alliance Apostolic Bishop Council oversees the vision of the Christian Leaders Alliance. The Christian Leaders Alliance functions as a  spiritual covering for the Christian Leaders Alliance Ordained leaders.

This council led by Apostolic Bishops Henry Reyenga and Steve Elzinga.  Each member of the council is there to champion the vision of raising up more Christian Leaders.

In serving the church throughout the world, the council honors the diversity of opinions on women in office. We participate in the ordaining of men and women as deacon ministers who are invited to function in many roles.

This council is the oversight council for all the ordinations at the Christian Leaders Alliance. We understand that many who are ordained through the Christian Leaders Alliance also have their local or denominational oversight for local ministry. This is a global alliance for the mission of the church and the raising up of Christian Leaders.

Thousands of Ministers see Christian Leaders Alliance as their primary church order ordination covering.

Henry Reyenga – Apostolic Elder

Henry Reyenga is the co-founder and president of Christian Leaders Ministries Christian Leaders Institute. He serves as the Director Elder Minister of the Christian Leaders Alliance.

Henry is married to Pamela and they have five children and over 13 grandchildren. Henry was ordained as a Minister of the Word in the Christian Reformed denomination in 1988. He has planted four churches. He ordained as a minister of the Word in the Christian Leaders Alliance.

You can contact Henry at hreyenga@christianleaders.net

Dr. Ted Travis -Apostolic Elder

Dr. Travis is a 40-year veteran of youth ministry and has pioneered a transformational approach to urban youth development. Starting with youth not yet immersed in the gang/street culture, he has established a process of discipleship–through–leadership. Youth grow in their understanding of God and themselves through the real-life leadership experience of directing a children’s program.

Today Dr. Travis, through the Center for Transformational Discipleship, offers his insight and knowledge in transformational youth ministry to urban youth workers.  The blueprint for creating ministries that transform young lives is clearly described in his book: Building Cathedrals: Urban Youth Discipleship That Works.

He is married with Children. His wife and he live in Colorado. He is ordained as a Minister of the Word with the Christian Leaders Alliance.

Dr. Bruce Ballast, Apostolic Elder

Dr. Bruce Ballast has been serving Churches in North America for over 40 years. Bruce Ballast has retired from being the senior pastor at Covenant Life Church in Grand Haven, Michigan, USA. He is the resident preaching professor at Christian Leaders Institute. Bruce leads the Preaching Acts Blog through Christian Leaders Ministries.  He now focuses on teaching for CLI and other projects.

Bruce Ballast has authored Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things: How God Brings Revival. This book focuses on revivals in the United States and draws lessons from those events. He is married to Pat and they have three married children with grandchildren.
Dr. Bruce Ballast taught the Missions and Revival Class based on his book, Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things: How God Brings Revival. 

Steve Elzinga – Apostolic Elder

Steve Elzinga has taught classes at Christian Leaders Institute. He was ordained as a minister of the Word in the Christian Reformed denomination in 1980. He has planted churches and now leads a congregation in Byron Center, Michigan. From 1998-2006, Steve served as the North American director for the Bible League.

Steve is married to Marie and they have four children. Steve brings to the Council a passion for revival. His creative and innovative spirit is highly prized.

He is ordained as a minister of the Word with the Christian Leaders Alliance.

Brian DeCook – Apostolic Elder

Brian DeCook, JD, is an attorney and Executive Director of Peacefire.net which seeks to apply Biblical principles to conflict resolution. He is a commissioned ministry with the Christian Leaders Alliance.

He and his wife Andrea have four children.

Brian DeCook also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Christian Leaders Institute. He has served on the board of directors of Christian Leaders Institute for over a decade. This chaplaincy diploma will be focused on raising up ministry chaplains to serve the Kingdom in various roles ranging from hospitals to sports chaplaincy