Walt Landers is the senior pastor of The Life Church and Founder/CEO of Texas Leadership Charter Academy in San Angelo, Texas. Born and raised in San Angelo, Walt was first employed by his father’s construction company, then in commercial construction. As he pursued growth in Christ, he was called to pastor in central Texas, then accepted his present pastorate in 1997. In 2009, Walt became the Founder/CEO of San Angelo’s only charter school, Texas Leadership Charter Academy. From 83 staff members and 600 students in its inaugural year, TLCA has grown to 350 staff members and over 2300 students, offering parents in four Texas cities the opportunity for a private school atmosphere in a publicly funded free-tuition education. Walt’s ultimate desire is to improve lives by shaping and molding tomorrow’s leaders through education today. He and his wife JoAnn have a son, three daughters, and three grandchildren.