YBL Birmingham

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Gain Wisdom and Confidence to Live wisely in the Birmingham Marketplace

Join YBL as we encourage men to deepen their faith, build friendships, and receive practical training to be bold and winsome witnesses for Christ at work. Discover how YBL is transforming lives and building strong foundations of faith in Birmingham.

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.


Current Month

YBL Summer Study2024mon15jul7:00 pmmon8:15 pm7:00 pm - 8:15 pm(GMT-05:00)

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Summer Series #22024thu01aug7:00 amthu8:00 am7:00 am - 8:00 am(GMT-05:00) Regions Room @ Samford, 800 Lakeshore Dr, Homewood, AL 35229

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YBL Fall Breakfast with Terry Looper2024thu03oct8:00 amthu9:00 am8:00 am - 9:00 am(GMT-05:00) Vestavia Country Club, 400 Beaumont Dr, Birmingham, AL 35216

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The Heartbeat of YBL Birmingham

YBL Birmingham seeks to influence the marketplace by winning men to Christ, building them in their faith, and releasing them fully equipped to lead well in their homes, churches, and businesses for God’s glory.

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YBL Birmingham Small Groups


Sam Duffey / Mountainbrook & 280 - 7-8 AM

George McCurdy / Colonnade - 11:30-12:30 AM


Greg Harris / Mountainbrook & 280 - 6:30-7:30 AM

Tony Carter & Doug Moore / Lifetime & Colonnade Area - 6:15-7:15 AM

Preston Martin & David Fleming / Downtown - 6:30-7:30 AM

Daniel Friday / Cahaba Heights - 6:30-7:30 AM


Mike Mungenast / Inverness Area - 6:30-7:30 AM

Dave Giddens / Lifetime & Colonnade Area - 6:15-7:15 AM

Scott Myers / Vestavia - 7-8 AM

Phillip Lafferty / Meadowbrook Area - 6:30-7:30 AM

Hunter Finch & Chad Slaughter / Downtown Homewood - 6:30-7:30 AM

Larry Walck / Cahaba Heights - 6:30-7:30 AM

David Splawn / Meadowbrook Area - 6:30-7:30 AM

Dick Richard / Lakeshore & 31 - 6:30-7:30 AM

Bill Pierce / Lakeshore & Mountainbrook - 11:30-12:45 PM

Jon McGill / Downtown - 12:00-1 PM

Donte’ Hardy / Colonnade - 1:45-2:45 PM

Wallace Tutt / Homewood - 6:30-8 PM


Anthony Hill & Michael Kingsmore / Pelham - 6:00-7:00 AM

Adrian Vanderwoude & John Gaskins / Cahaba Heights - 6:30-7:30 AM

Loring Muir / Summit - 6:30-7:30 AM

Robbie Egan & John Casada / Colonnade area - 6:30-7:30 AM

Wes Cline / Downtown Homewood - 7:00-8:00 AM

Bob Ashburner / Downtown - 6:30-7:30 AM

Matt Jaeger / Downtown - 7:00-8:00 AM

Adam Davies & Brandon Wheeler / Trussville - 7:00-8:00 AM


Mark Achuff / Cahaba Heights - 6:30-7:30 AM

Zach Ivey / Downtown - 6:30-7:30 AM

Brandon Baird & Stewart Browne / The Colonnade - Area 7-8 AM

Martin Briggs - 9-10 AM (Seasonal / Location Varies)

The YBL Birmingham Strategy


Our first goal is to win businessmen to Christ. We aim to show non-Christian men the value of a personal relationship with their creator in a non-threatening and attractive way. Our main outreach activities include semi-annual banquets and a strongly evangelistic 4-week Investigative Study. The Concentrating on the Majors study guides individuals in starting a relationship with Christ and fosters a daily walk with Him.


Our equipping strategies involve foundational faith and business studies, including our First Conversations Study and Concentrating on the Majors study. From there we build men through ongoing discipleship group studies in God's Word and through mentoring opportunities, where men learn wisdom and discipline. Men who persevere in this equipping process will be prepared to lead in their families, churches and businesses.


Sending businessmen into the community is our goal. As men grow spiritually, they impact marriages, benefit children, influence businesses, benefit organizations and other cities. YBL members will become leaders in their churches and disciples of Jesus who are equipped to make disciples.


Rob Genin

YBL Birmingham Director

Rob Genin joined YBL as the City Director for Birmingham and has 9 years of experience with us. He graduated from Biola University in California with a B.S. in business management and received his Masters in Divinity from Reformed Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He and his wife, Carla, are enjoying the challenge of raising two energetic young boys, Noah and Matthew. Rob loves playing with his children, spending time outdoors, watching an excellent film, or reading a good book. He is excited at the prospect of continuing to build the business community in Birmingham one friendship at a time.

YBL Birmingham Sponsors

Board Members

Mark Achuff
Jason Crowe
Sam Duffey
David Giddens
Don Hendry
Stephen Hodges

Marshall Hollis
Zach Ivey
Matt Jaeger
Mike Lanier
Andy Martin
Loring Muir
Larry Walck

2nd Half

The vision of the YBL 2nd Half Ministry is to mobilize, minister to, and multiply men who use their life experiences, time, and resources to impact God’s Kingdom locally, nationally and internationally.

Conversations on Faith & Work

How to Stay Spiritually Focused in a Distracted World

I imagine this subject is a stumbling block for nearly every man, woman and even child at this time in history.  We all feel it, now we need to do something about it.  The author gives some very practical tips to move in a new direction. Read more here: How to Stay Spiritually Focused in…
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Pray 4 YBL and WBL

But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.  So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. – Matthew 6:33-34 Pray For YBL and WBL Leadership Pray for YBL & WBL Leadership, Rob, Drew, Sharon,…
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Loving Those We Don’t Like

By Drew Narmour, Executive Director, YBL Jackson One of the hardest sayings of Jesus is the command to, “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matt. 5:44). But who are these “enemies” and “persecutors?” It wasn’t hard to know who these were for the Israelites in ancient Egypt as the chariots of…
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