Bill Montross - CBMC Regional Director for the Carolinas
Hello, I am Bill Montross, the CBMC Regional Director for the Carolinas. I retired from a career in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management at IBM in 1992 and from a management consulting firm 9 years later to start my own consulting business. It was at this point, in 2001, that I was introduced to CBMC in Charlotte, NC. I was also very involved in men’s ministry as part of the leadership team at my church. I concluded my last major business project in 2009, and as I prayed about what was next, I had a very strong leading from the Lord that all of my experience – management and consulting from the business side, and men’s ministry and CBMC from the ministry side – was converging on CBMC. In April of 2010 I began the process of joining the CBMC Field Ministry Staff for the Charlotte area.
When I first engaged with CBMC in 2001, it became clear that I had been missing something in my Christian walk. As I prayed and studied with the men in our CBMC group, I realized that while I had accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior, I had not given Him Lordship of my life. The discipleship process I went through, using Operation Timothy, changed my life, almost 35 years after my salvation experience. It is that gap which has made me so passionate about the CBMC mission of evangelism and discipleship. I don’t want to see men miss what God has for them if they will yield and follow Him. I have been incredibly blessed as I have seen men receive Christ at our outreach events; walked with men one-on-one in Operation Timothy; and discussed personal, spiritual, business and ethical issues in our teams. But the greatest blessings have been the relationships I have developed through CBMC – 1st my personal relationship with Jesus Christ; next my wife and family; and finally the people I have interacted with in and around CBMC.
God is continuing to work in and through CBMC in our area. I believe our Marketplace Ambassador initiative presents an opportunity to bring together all believers in the region to be the ministers of reconciliation we have been called to be. I am honored to be a part of it, and would love to have you join us.