Audio Bible Ministry Team

Get to Know the People Behind the Audio Bibles

Christian Bible Ministry

An invested team passionate
about sharing God’s Word

The team is small and extremely efficient. It is their passion to get God’s Word into the hands of those who do not know him that drives them each and every day.  They also care about, and care for, those they work with – our partners, supporters, distributors, and recipients of the audio bibles. We are blessed with an amazing team.

Board of Directors

Brian R. Smith

Brian R. Smith

Chairman
Brian R. Smith

Brian R. Smith

Chairman

Brian serves as Board Chairman for Davar. He has served on the Board since 2009. With an extensive background in executive leadership, technology, and electrical engineering, Brian currently serves as the Managing Director of S3 Ventures, an early, expansion and growth stage venture capital firm focused on technology and medical device companies. Brian passionately desires to eradicate Bible poverty for oral learners worldwide and to see lives changed by the power of God’s Word. Brian and his family reside in Austin, Texas.

Mark Perkins

Mark Perkins

CEO

Mark served on Davar’s Board of Directors for over two years before being appointed as CEO in 2018. With his business background and years of C-level leadership experience, Mark leads Davar Audio Bibles forward in wisdom, stewardship, and efficiency. As CEO, Mark values collaboration and partnership at every stage of our process – from new relationships with translation partners, to stories of life change from engagement partners, Mark is enthusiastic about bringing the Body of Christ together in order to effectively finish the Great Commission task. He and his wife reside in Austin, Texas.

John Dann

John Dann

Board Member
John Dann

John Dann

Board Member

John serves as a longstanding member of the Board of Directors at Davar Audio Bibles. John is actively engaged in commercial business as Co-owner of RiskScape. He offers a wide variety of technical expertise in GPS technology and data solutions. As an entrepreneur and technology pioneer, John provides Davar with both knowledge and passion to make the Word of God freely and widely available to all people. John and his family reside in South Africa.

Michael Blue

Michael Blue

Board Member
Michael Blue

Michael Blue

Board Member

Michael is a Partner at Terrazas, PLLC and the Director of Discipleship at Ron Blue Institute. He writes, speaks, teaches, and develops curriculum primarily in the areas of stewardship and generosity. He is the co-author of two books, Master Your Money and God Owns It All, and the author of a Bible study titled Financial Hope. Michael is married with three boys and lives in Austin, Texas. He is passionate about teaching God’s Word and regularly does so at his church, Southwest Bible Church, in Austin.

Kevin Peck

Kevin Peck

Board Member
Kevin Peck

Kevin Peck

Board Member

Kevin Peck is the Lead Pastor of The Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, TX. Kevin works to bring strategic leadership, strong teams and a passion for developing leaders to the local church. He also serves as the Vice President of Leadership Development for Acts 29 and coaches dozens of senior leaders every year through Strategic Leadership Communities with Lifeway Leadership. Kevin completed his doctoral work in Executive Leadership at Southern Seminary. He co-wrote “Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development”. He is married to Leslie and together they have 3 beautiful girls Ellie, Halle, and Ivey.

Jonathan Call

Jonathan Call

Board Member
Jonathan Call

Jonathan Call

Board Member

Jonathan serves as the Senior Vice President of Translation, Publishing, & Digital Innovation for Biblica, the International Bible Society, where the organization's goal is to break down barriers to the Bible for people around the world so they can come to a relationship with Jesus Christ. In addition to his current responsibilities, he has served Biblica in planned giving, advancement, marketing, and operations. In 2017, Jonathan stepped away from Biblica to work in marketing for a Fortune 200 company. He was asked to rejoin Biblica in 2019. His formal education is business focused, holding a degree in Finance and an Executive MBA. Jonathan is married to Alyssa, and they have two daughters, Rylee and Reagan. They live in Monument, CO. Jonathan and his family attend Woodmen Valley Chapel where he has served on the Worship Arts team for over 12 years.

Ministry Team

Mark Perkins

Mark Perkins

CEO

Mark served on Davar’s Board of Directors for over two years before being appointed as CEO in 2018. With his business background and years of C-level leadership experience, Mark leads Davar Audio Bibles forward in wisdom, stewardship, and efficiency. As CEO, Mark values collaboration and partnership at every stage of our process – from new relationships with translation partners, to stories of life change from engagement partners, Mark is enthusiastic about bringing the Body of Christ together in order to effectively finish the Great Commission task. He and his wife reside in Austin, Texas.

Ehab Jabour

Ehab Jabour

Chief Financial Officer
Ehab Jabour

Ehab Jabour

Chief Financial Officer

After many years and considerable history in corporate business, finance, and accounting, extensive experience consulting in the steel industry, and a background in non-profit management, Ehab felt compelled to join Davar to oversee the financial development and growth of the organization. Ehab offers a wealth of experience from the business sector, and he passionately desires to make God’s Word available to people of every tongue. Ehab and his family reside in Galilee, Israel.

Riaan de Lange

Riaan de Lange

Productions Manager
Riaan de Lange

Riaan de Lange

Productions Manager

Riaan leads the Productions department, ensuring we are able to deliver high quality productions on time and within budget. He has been with Davar since 2013 and resides in Pretoria, South Africa. Riaan has 22 years in project management, of which 12 years were in media production management.

Nathan Court

Nathan Court

Productions Technical Manager
Nathan Court

Nathan Court

Productions Technical Manager

Nathan is the Productions Technical Manager and resides in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a qualified Sound Engineer with 20 years of experience in Live Sound Reinforcement and Studio Recording and joined Davar Audio Bibles in 2013.

Nathan’s passion is to share the Word of God to the world with excellent audio recordings. He currently manages the technical aspects of Davar’s productions where he oversees the recording, editing, mastering, quality control, audio distribution as well as providing training to the technicians at the studios.

Rev Ngwenya

Rev Ngwenya

Sound Engineer
Rev Ngwenya

Rev Ngwenya

Sound Engineer

Mutsubi Ngwenya is better known to family and friends as Rev. He currently resides in the capital city of South Africa, Tshwane in an area named “Pretoria East”, with his wife and two children.

Rev has always had a fascination for audio i.e. what is sound, how does sound behave in various environments, best methods of recording and reproducing various sounds for various platforms. It is for this reason that he studied “Sound Engineering” and has been working as a Sound Engineer professionally for 11 years. He has been with Davar Audio Bibles for six years, working alongside dedicated team members all around the world.

Anna Jenkins

Anna Jenkins

Investor Relations Coordinator
Anna Jenkins

Anna Jenkins

Investor Relations Coordinator

Anna has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Angelo State University and a Masters of Arts in Communications from Texas Tech University. Anna has a proven and extensive background in Event Planning and Communications. Anna loves Jesus and is excited to be a part of Davar’s ministry. She is a native Texan who lives just north of Austin with her beautiful family.

Heidi Dann

Heidi Dann

Financial Coordinator
Heidi Dann

Heidi Dann

Financial Coordinator

Heidi works directly with the CFO to manage the finances. She joined Davar in 2019 and lives in Pretoria, South Africa. She has long been associated with Davar as her husband, John, has served on the board for more than 10 years.

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