ALPHARETTA, Ga., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors at the National Christian Foundation (NCF), the 9th largest U.S. charity and largest Christian grantmaking foundation in the world, announced today it has selected Chris Holdorf as its new Chief Executive Officer. Holdorf will assume his CEO role on December 5, 2016, and replaces outgoing CEO Bill Williams.
Holdorf has held senior executive positions with several Fortune 100 companies, including Certified Public Accountant at Arthur Andersen & Co., Vice President at Contel Corporation, Director of Taxes at GTE, and Director of Taxes and International Business Development at Southern Electric International, a subsidiary of The Southern Company. Most recently, he served as senior pastor at the 1,500-member Oak Hill Baptist Church in Griffin, Georgia, and prior to that as executive pastor at First Redeemer Church in Cumming, Georgia, where he was instrumental in leading the church's growth from 90 people at its inception in 1996 to over 4,200 members when he accepted the Oak Hill pastorate. The NCF Board and Search Committee was assisted by the team of Price Harding, III, a partner and founder of CarterBaldwin Executive Search of Atlanta, Georgia. "Our entire team at NCF is very pleased to have Chris join our organization," said Jay Bennett, NCF's Chairman of the Board. "His blend of experience and expertise in finance, leadership, strategy, and non-profit administration is an ideal fit for us as we seek to expand our charitable impact around the world. His passion, heart, and gifting aligns perfectly with our vision and mission. We are blessed to have Chris lead our team in pursuing exciting growth opportunities in front of us." Holdorf holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Masters of Accountancy from the University of Georgia. He received his Masters of Arts in Theology from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and also holds an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Emmanuel Theological Seminary in Kota, India. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Strategic Leadership from Regent University. Holdorf is a frequent speaker to business groups and consultant concerning strategy and organizational vision. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors for Hopegivers International (an international church planting and orphan support ministry), Raceway Ministries Atlanta, The Rotary Club of Griffin, and the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce. Holdorf and his wife Lynn both grew up in Dekalb County, Georgia. They have been married for thirty-six years and have two grown married children. Their son Christopher is the pastor of Morgan Baptist Church in Morgan, Georgia, and is the father of their only grandson, Colton. Their daughter Emily is a graphic designer in Charleston, South Carolina. The National Christian Foundation (NCF) is located in Alpharetta, GA, and operates as a 501(c)(3) charitable giving ministry to provide wise giving solutions, mobilize resources, and inspire biblical generosity to Christian families, advisors, and charities. NCF is currently the 9th largest nonprofit in the United States, having accepted over $9 billion in contributions and granted over $7 billion to more than 40,000 charities. The NCF Giving Fund, or donor-advised fund, allows donors to make a charitable contribution and then recommend grants to the charities they care about over time. NCF is an industry leader in accepting gifts of appreciated assets such as stocks, real estate, and business interests, which enable donors to save taxes and align their charitable goals with their family, business, estate, and legacy plans. For more information about the National Christian Foundation, and to watch a video interview with Chris Holdorf, visit www.ncfgiving.com/ceo.