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C. Gene Wilkes is married to Kim (McHan) Wilkes (1975) and is the father of two daughters, Storey (21) and Summer (17). He is the pastor of Legacy Church in Plano, Texas, where he has served since 1987. The church has transitioned during Gene's ministry to more effectively carry out its mission to make disciples in the North Dallas/Plano mission field. Gene is the author of "Jesus on Leadership: Discovering the Secrets of Servant Leadership from the Life of Christ." The workbook has been translated into Spanish, and the trade-book edition has been translated into eight languages. Gene has also written "My Identity in Christ" and "With All My Soul: God's Design for Spiritual Wellness," which is part of LifeWay's Fit4 materials. "Paul on Leadership: Servant Leadership in a Ministry of Transition" was released in March 2004. Gene is a national conference speaker on the topics of spiritual gifts, lay mobilization, making disciples, and servant leadership. He has also led conferences and taught in Canada, China, Russia, and Cuba. Gene received his bachelor's degree from Baylor University and his MDiv and PhD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Gene has been a field supervisor for both Southwestern Theological (Fort Worth, Texas) and Truett (Waco, Texas) seminaries. He is a volunteer chaplain for the Plano Police and Fire Departments. Gene's hobbies are reading, writing, and running. Gene began running seriously in 1999 and since then has completed several ultra marathons, including a 50-mile run, and 5 marathons. He has also completed two sprint triathlons.