Reggie McNeal

City Coach


Dr. Reggie McNeal enjoys helping people, leaders, and Christian organizations determine and experience epic wins with Kingdom impact. Prior to GoodCities, he served for ten years as the Missional Leadership Specialist for Leadership Network of Dallas, TX. Upon leaving, he was awarded the honorary position of Senior Fellow. Reggie’s role as City Coach with GoodCities accelerates his work with community leaders around the country to build cross-domain collaborative efforts that can move the needle on big societal issues.  Reggie provides expert consultation for individuals and teams to become more missionally-focused and Kingdom-biased. Reggie has helped to shape the church leadership conversation through his work as an author. His books include:

  • Revolution in Leadership: Creating Apostles for Tomorrow’s Church (Abingdon Press, 1998),
  • A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders (Jossey-Bass, 2000),
  • The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church (Jossey-Bass, 2003),
  • Practicing Greatness: Seven Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders (Jossey-Bass, 2006),
  • Get A Life! (Broadman & Holman, 2007),
  • Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church (Jossey-Bass, 2009),
  • Missional Communities: The Rise of the Post-Congregational Church (Jossey-Bass, 2011),
  • Get Off Your Donkey! Help Somebody and Help Yourself (Baker Books, 2013).
  • Kingdom Come: Why We Must Quit Our Obsession Over Fixing  the Church and What We Should Do Instead (Tyndale, 2015), This latest book, challenges the church to shift its narrative from a church-centric to a kingdom-centric storyline.

Reggie has served as both a pastor and a church planter during twenty years of church ministry. His experience also includes being a denominational executive and leadership development coach. He has lectured or taught as adjunct faculty for multiple seminaries, including Fuller Theological (Pasadena, CA), Southwestern Baptist (Ft. Worth, TX), Golden Gate Baptist (San Francisco, CA), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL). He has also resourced the United States Army Chief of Chaplains Office (the Pentagon), The Chaplains’ Training School (Ft. Jackson), Air Force chaplains, and the Air Force Education and Training Command. Reggie’s work also extends to the business sector, including The Gallup Organization. Reggie’s education includes a BA from the University of South Carolina and MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reggie and his wife Cathy make their home in Columbia, South Carolina.