About Us

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OUR MISSION

Work and Faith Together: Finding Your Purpose

Christian businessmen often find it a challenge to connect their work and faith. YBL provides mentorship and weekly small groups to connect and equip like-minded men as they live out their faith in the workplace.

Our Vision of Ministry

At YBL, we aim to help you confidently invest in faith-building relationships with your colleagues.

To achieve this, you need a practical plan to engage in meaningful conversations about your faith, along with the support of men you can rely on.

We come alongside local churches to help you live your faith every day.

We believe God created us for both work and community. You shouldn't have to navigate this journey alone, as it can lead to feelings of isolation and discouragement.

That's why, for the last 43 years, we’ve guided thousands of men in discovering their purpose in their professional lives while fostering a sense of community through our weekly discipleship groups. Together, we can build a supportive community where you can thrive in your faith and work.

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Our Mission

YBL and WBL impact the marketplace by leading men and women to Christ, helping them grow in their faith, and sending them out locally, nationally, and internationally for God’s glory.

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How We Do It

Choose Your Path

  • Decide whether you want to seek a mentor, join a group or start a new one. We're here to help you find the right fit for your needs.

Get Connected

  • Whether you get a mentor, join a group or lead one yourself, you'll receive practical training and coaching to live out your faith at work.

Discover Your Purpose

  • Gain confidence and build meaningful connections as you live out your faith in all areas of your life.

The Result

Over time, you will be equipped to confidently live out your faith at work and to become a leader at home, at work, at church, and in your community.

Contact us today to get involved!

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SPONSORS

We sincerely thank all our sponsors for their generous support, which is crucial to advancing our mission and initiatives. Your contributions are essential in helping us make a meaningful difference in our community and beyond. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and supporting our important work, please click the link below to explore sponsorship opportunities.

YBL Ministry Directors

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Rob Genin

Rob Genin, City Director for YBL Birmingham, has 9 years of experience with us. He holds a B.S. in business management from Biola University and a Masters in Divinity from Reformed Seminary. Rob and his wife, Carla, are raising two energetic boys, Noah and Matthew. He enjoys playing with his children, spending time outdoors, watching films, and reading. Rob is excited to continue building the business community in Birmingham, one friendship at a time.

Rob Genin

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Drew Narmour

Drew joined YBL in 2022. Prior to moving to Jackson, he served in pastoral ministry for 6 years in Oxford, MS. Drew holds a B.S. from the University of Mississippi and is finishing a master’s in divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. He is married to Melody, and they have one daughter, Lily.

Drew Narmour

YBL Ministry Directors

1

Rob Genin

Rob Genin, City Director for YBL Birmingham, has 9 years of experience with us. He holds a B.S. in business management from Biola University and a Masters in Divinity from Reformed Seminary. Rob and his wife, Carla, are raising two energetic boys, Noah and Matthew. He enjoys playing with his children, spending time outdoors, watching films, and reading. Rob is excited to continue building the business community in Birmingham, one friendship at a time.

2

Drew Narmour

Drew joined YBL in 2022. Prior to moving to Jackson, he served in pastoral ministry for 6 years in Oxford, MS. Drew holds a B.S. from the University of Mississippi and is finishing a master’s in divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. He is married to Melody, and they have one daughter, Lily.

YBL Staff

3

Chris Jones

Chris comes from a family of pastors, schoolteachers, and musicians. A Homewood, AL native and proud University of Memphis graduate, Chris has served Presbyterian churches in Memphis, TN, and Jackson, MS, and currently serves with his bride at Chelsea Presbyterian Church.  He loves Jesus, his bride, his boys, coffee, Hank Williams, and Birmingham. He would rather be lying on the beach than just about anything.

Chris Jones

Small Group Coordinator

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Teresa Stokes

A Tennessee native and Union University graduate with an English degree, Teresa finds joy in supporting YBL and WBL events, cooking for large family dinners, laughing at old jokes told by her husband of 35 years, and playing with her triplet grandchildren.

Teresa Stokes

Administrative Assistant & Event Coordinator

6

Jonathan Presley

Johnny spends most of his time at Samford University, where he is pursuing an MDiv. and MBA joint degree. He enjoys listening to music, watching movies with friends, and learning Polish in his free time.

Jonathan Presley

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

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Adrian

Adrian grew up in the Chicagoland area of Illinois, son of Christian parents. He received his BS degree in Accounting from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC.  A previous business owner and CFO, he is enthused about being able to use his experience and talents to serve the Lord in the YBL, WBL, and Second Half ministry. 

Adrian and his wife of 49 years, Jackie, have 3 adult married children: Lindsey, Abigail, and AJ. They have also been blessed with 9 wonderful grandchildren. They attend Briarwood PCA Church.

Adrian VanderWoude

Financial Administrator

YBL Staff

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Chris Jones

Small Group Coordinator

Chris comes from a family of pastors, schoolteachers, and musicians. A Homewood, AL native and proud University of Memphis graduate, Chris has served Presbyterian churches in Memphis, TN, and Jackson, MS, and currently serves with his bride at Chelsea Presbyterian Church.  He loves Jesus, his bride, his boys, coffee, Hank Williams, and Birmingham. He would rather be lying on the beach than just about anything.

5

Teresa Stokes

Administrative Assistant & Event Coordinator

A Tennessee native and Union University graduate with an English degree, Teresa finds joy in supporting YBL and WBL events, cooking for large family dinners, laughing at old jokes told by her husband of 35 years, and playing with her triplet grandchildren.

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Jonathan Presley

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Johnny spends most of his time at Samford University, where he is pursuing an MDiv. and MBA joint degree. He enjoys listening to music, watching movies with friends, and learning Polish in his free time.

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Adrian VanderWoude

Financial Administrator

Adrian grew up in the Chicagoland area of Illinois, son of Christian parents. He received his BS degree in Accounting from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC.  A previous business owner and CFO, he is enthused about being able to use his experience and talents to serve the Lord in the YBL, WBL, and Second Half ministry. 

Adrian and his wife of 49 years, Jackie, have 3 adult married children, Lindsey, Abigail and AJ. They have also been blessed with 9 wonderful grandchildren. They attend Briarwood PCA Church.