Dr. Les Ollila received a B.A. and an L.L.D. honorary degree from Bob Jones University and a D.D. honorary degree from FaithWay Baptist College of Michigan.  After pastoring in South Carolina, he served 10 years as associate pastor and director of youth ministries at Calvary Baptist Church of Roseville, Michigan.  For five years Les and Charlene ministered with Life Action Revival Ministries. Besides directing Leadership Ministries, he has authored and co-authored several books. He is a nationally recognized seminar and conference speaker in the areas of leadership training, Christian educators’ conferences, family-centered church meetings, summer camps, and Christian school ministries. He served as president of Northland Baptist Bible College from 1984 - 2002 and Chancellor of Northland from 2003 - 2013.  He is now serving as the director of Building Great Leaders, a ministry emphasizing servant leadership to pastors, churches, colleges and other Christian ministries both in the U.S. and overseas. 


Humility, Stewardship, Charity, Honesty, Obedience, Wisdom, Service, Local Church



Producing effective servant-leaders with hands of skill, hearts for God, and a commitment
to serving others.

Building Great Leaders

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Be where you are.

  -Les Ollila