Wayne Francis was born and raised in the Bronx. An avid learner, Wayne holds two bachelor degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies from Indiana Bible College and Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. He is a sought after speaker, leader, and innovator that has served the kingdom of God in such venues as Student Pastor of a local church, Dean of Students/Campus Pastor of Indiana Bible College, Director of Marketing for the Student Ministry Division of a worldwide Pentecostal organization boasting over 9,000 constituents, and an international speaker at numerous conferences and conventions. As a native New Yorker, his passion to reach his city with the gospel of Jesus Christ has now compelled him, along with his beautiful wife Claudene (affectionately known as Classy) and their two gorgeous daughters, Haleigh (7) and Ryleigh (5), to launch Authentic Church in White Plains, a suburb in New York Metro. In conjunction with beginning this new community of Christ followers, Wayne also has created, and serves as president of “For This City”, a not-for-profit organization that exists to serve the needs of the people of White Plains, Westchester County, and New York Metro. While he continues to flex his creativity in the publication of articles, poetry, songs, plays, short films, and serving as Lead Creative Director for the forthcoming Authentic Media Group, his heartbeat and life mission is to lead Authentic Church. With a vision to be a church distributed throughout all of New York Metro, cut Wayne … he bleeds Authentic.