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Over the span of my career in ministry as a local church pastor, regional denominational executive and now as a national denominational leader, I’ve worked with a number of different gifted leaders in various contexts. Out of all of the leaders I have had the privilege of working with, Jason Garcia is one of the most strategic and relationally gifted. I have personally been inspired by his ability to dramatically change organizational culture in very complicated contexts while bringing people to enthusiastically endorse a new vision. Jason will meet a client where they’re at and will walk the road toward a new organizational reality. Working with Jason will ensure that any organization moves toward a more effective and deliberate future. I highly commend Jason as an insightful, gifted, and intentional organizational coach/consultant.
At a time when a record number of churches were closing their doors due to the global pandemic, the Leadership Architect team impactfully led and navigated a healthy Lead Pastor transition for Crossroads Community Church in the Flathead Valley. At the height of the lock-down, their Architects coached our Search Team to look-up and dream-forward. They came alongside, listened, asked powerful questions, spent face-to-face time with our team and staff, and then crafted a powerful message that uniquely brought us candidates who culturally fit and were poised to orchestrate growth.
The Team of Leadership Architects strategically identified the path through the confusion and chaos of our search, by calling on their many years of experience and vast leadership networks. They drilled down and simplified our team’s process by wading through the hundreds of applicants and then presenting us with the best of the best. They did the vetting for us, allowing us to home in on which candidate would be the best fit. They customized their scope of work for us to maximize all of our efforts and in the end, we couldn’t have been more pleased with this ministry partnership.
Several lead pastor candidates mentioned the quick, clear and welcome communication they received from the L.A. team throughout the search process. This communication strategy reflected our desire to maintain integrity from start to finish and represented our vision to pray into the lives of each pastor in transition applying with us. It was these small, but impactful touches that made the difference for us and those connecting with us.
We highly recommend working with Leadership Architects because they place not only a high value on driving results but on establishing and maintaining relationships that will last long after your search is over. The continued healthy growth of your leadership, staff, and congregation are their highest priority and they provide the expertise, tools, and resources to not just cultivate community, but help it flourish.
Pamela NelsonSearch Team Chair
Under Jason’s strategic leadership, healthier organizational structures were implemented within our churches and thriving new ministries and church plants were birthed.
We have partnered with Jason Garcia from Leadership Architects Group for a little over two years. We chose Jason because we needed a highly experienced practitioner who understood our specific need. Through his leadership and insight, we recruited two executive level leaders that could understand a multisite environment in a highly diverse community. Not only were both of the two leaders a perfect fit, their skills have multiplied and filtered throughout our organization. I enthusiastically recommend Jason Garcia from Leadership Architects Group because of their hands on approach, tenacity, professionalism, and ownership of our goals!
Jeffrey GonzalezExecutive Pastor
As the Superintendent of the SoCal Network, I have the privilege of overseeing 491 churches and over 1,200 ministers and I have known many great leaders, and Jason is a great leader. I have also had the joy of being Jason’s friend for over 30 years and have watched how God has used him in every ministry position that he has held. Jason is one of the most innovative and creative leaders I have ever met. He has the ability to:
• Communicate a compelling vision;
• Assemble and align a team to accomplish that vision; and
• Manage any conflict of change, that a compelling vision brings.
To lead in today’s culture, you must be proficient in these three areas. I believe Jason and Leadership Architects would be a great coach and resource to anyone, whether it be in a church or an organization. I highly recommend him and Leadership Architects to you.
Jason is the best leadership development coach I have ever worked with. His ability to quickly and accurately identify and address areas of need has helped us change the trajectory of both our Network of Churches and the Church Pastor.
What amazes me most about Jason is what he can do with leaders of any caliber, whether you are a leader of 50 people or 5000 people, his experience and his network of experts offer strategic pathways and practical solutions to complex systemic challenges. Lastly, his authenticity and willingness to build relationships with his clients has been truly impacting. He has always been my biggest cheerleader.
Jason Garcia and his team are the one’s to hire for a pastoral search, coaching or to relaunch your church. Not only is Jason gifted in the area of leading a search, he is extraordinarily effective with his vision, guidance, coaching, team development, networking, transparency and trustworthiness. Jason continues supporting our church as a coach to the pastor and the board. A true visionary.
For the Christian Life Center, Jason was able to come alongside the search committee and work closely to develop a deep pool of over 100 qualified candidates. Jason‘s team was able to pair that down to the top 10 and worked closely with the committee to narrow to the top three. This search was hugely successful compared to prior efforts in the preceding years. We literally could not of done it without Jason.
I give Jason and his team the highest recommendation. He was always candid and I trust him like a brother. He came through in spades for CLC. Jason took such a personal interest in our church and the impact it will have in the kingdom, he Is more than a hiring or search service, he is doing God’s work and is the real deal.
Dan CookCLC Search Committee Chair
I’m very thankful for Jason Garcia and the Leadership Architects Group. I got connected with Jason shortly after becoming the Lead Pastor of a large, multisite church. Jason personally met with me to gain greater understanding of our church and it’s unique challenges. He was personable, engaging, and very professional. As a result of our time together, he was able to link me up with two excellent candidates that we eventually hired. Finding the right people can be daunting, so I’m thankful for guys like Jason who possess a strong ability to make good matches between people and churches. I enthusiastically recommend Jason Garcia from Leadership Architects Group.
Steve GarciaSunrise Church