Francis has spent most of his life
discovering and developing strategies and models for bringing a
greater level of healing, empowerment, and transformation to the
lives he touches. He is a theologian, personal coach, author, speaker
and broadcaster, and mentor…a developer of the human spirit.
His approach is powerful, motivational, intuitive, pragmatic, and
humorous and the results are profound. His warm and jovial personality
creates an atmosphere of acceptance for people of all distinctions.
began speaking publicly at the age of thirteen. By the time he was
in high school, he had become the youngest person to carry a license
with his denomination. In addition to spiritual leadership, his
martial arts training and scholastic achievements postured him as
a well sought after mentor both in school and local churches. At
age seventeen, Frank was concurrently enrolled as a junior in high
school, freshman in college, and a student in Berean Bible College
(a rare event in 1979). His undergraduate is in theology and counseling,
postgraduate is in systematic theology, and he holds a doctorate
in theology and pastoral counseling.
By his eighteenth birthday, Frank
Francis had traveled extensively as an itinerate speaker and
was offered a position as associate pastor in Galveston, Texas.
“That position taught me a lot about real life.” Says
Frank Francis. “Galveston is a city full of hurting and wounded
souls. It was there I learned that we don’t empower people
just by giving them a ‘hand out’…we need to give
them a ‘hand up’—strategies and models that will
transform their lives.” This is where Frank developed his
simple three-point philosophy that he teaches and follows to this
day. It is:
Helping people to recognize their unique identity.
Equipping people so they can increase the quality of their lives.
people how to empower themselves while empowering others.
the years, Frank Francis
served as associate pastor, youth pastor, and senior pastor of two
churches he pioneered. Then, in 1995, a tramatic even reshaped his
life. “I thought it was over. Everything I had worked for
was gone in one day.” Says Frank. “But then a pastor
friend of mine shared with me that God may not have sent the storm,
but He sure won’t waste it. I learned the principles of rebuilding
the ruins of your life, learning from despair, and leveraging off
tragedy. I also learned that there is a whole world outside the
walls of what I called ‘the church’ and I dedicated
myself to taking these time-honored truths to the ‘rest of
the world’…in a non-religious format. After all, every
effective motivational principle can be directly traced back to
the Bible, which I’ve spent my life studying. All I needed
do was draw those principles and universal laws to the top.”
Equally comfortable in both religious and secular settings as well
a corporate environment, Frank Francis now centers his life on what
he calls “the rest of God’s children”. Frank says,
“I love that one of the things I do is ‘life coaching’.
It use to be called good old encouragement. But now it has a more
professional name. Whatever you choose to call it—both the
church and secular world need it.”
Frank Francis has almost
thirty-five years of experience at life coaching, speaking, motivating,
mentoring, writing, etc. But by no means do these things totally
define him. Frank can be found enjoying the gift of life in many
fashions. He’s an avid kayaker, sailor, camper and hiker,
and general adventurer as well as a musician and composer. He is
also a life long practitioner of various martial arts including
Kempo Karate. He’s
traveled both America and internationally and he enjoys quiet times
with his collie Tolkien as well as extended visits and conversations
with both friends and strangers at Starbucks.
If you ask Frank what his true passion is, he will always answer
the same, “people!” That’s what Frank
Francis is all about…people…and helping them live
their lives to the full.