Leading like Jesus is the goal of many women and men–whether you lead a household, a small group, coaching a little league team, Jesus’ serving-first style was anything but weak–and his investment into a few men over 3 years prepared them to steward the most explosive genesis of the most populous constituency of Believers in the World.
We set up an empty chair in our meetings, inviting God to take a seat as our Leader. Our men and women are trustworthy, solid, and faithful. Yet our founder sets the tone of open confession of sins of commission and omission–good days and bad ones are common to us all and we find his light cast into the broken places at times. We have each other’s back because we share the passion to serve Jesus when no one notices.
“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes. And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.” — Malachi 4:5-6
A Spiritual Investment multiplied into a mighty Spiritual harvest–and creating a significant Economic ROI
From Pastor Domo Namono, Uganda —“Before the Warrior course–and the training from these men from Kenya, Most families were near starving. I personally was eating one small portion of cornmeal each 2 days so my wife and children could have one portion each day. But the story of a very poor farmer named Gideon filled my heart with strength and hope! The next day as the Kenyan teachers showed us how to mulch weeds and stubble–and add in animal manure, we all were filled with hope to change our lives. The first season my meager crop was some better, but the next season it was double! Each year since . . .more
2020 Annual Report
Core 300 International is a California 501c3 Training and Development non-profit organization in good standing with the Federal and State Governments.
Board of Directors, Core 300 International
Art Hobba – Founder and Chairman of Core 300 and PBL, Art has a unique blend of business leadership and pastoral experience and perspectives. He was a church planter and senior pastor for 14 years. He also has 2 years of experience serving in executive roles for several companies including 2 public technology companies and a global accounting firm. He founded Transcende in 2001, where he integrated Psycho-sociology and cultural transformation into a unique consulting and coaching firm serving mid-market to Fortune 500 companies.
Rev. Hobba wrote the popular men’s book “Called to War“, and Core 300’s boot-camp-style curricula, The Warrior, The Priest, and The King. Art and his wife Sharon have 5 grown sons together, one grandson, and two granddaughters.
Rev. Wycliffe Mudavadi – Director, serves Core 300’s Daughter ministry Principle Based Leadership (PBL) in Africa as Treasurer. graduating as a Building Science major, he spent the first 20 years in the role of architect and designer, working for the Kenyan government and later as a private practitioner. Married to Juliet, they have 8 beautiful children, where she mentors to pastor’s wives when not managing a busy home. With her degree in Education, she is a contributing author-translator for our new women’s curricula in development, The Warrior, Woman of God, long called for in women’s prisons and multitudes of wives of their husband graduates. Wycliffe is highly gifted with numbers and data, he has been an instrumental addition to the Board leadership at PBL and is our newest member of the US Board as well.
Bishop Vincent Mugun, Director, serves Core 300 as Executive Director of our Daughter ministry, Principle Based Leadership (PBL) in Africa. He is married to Teresa, and they have 5 children and 5 grandchildren together. Vincent leads the overall operations for PBL in East Africa. His calling to Core 300 first came during a three-day pastor’s conference in his hometown of Mt. Elgon, Kenya. With 5 other West-Kenyan Board Members, he overseeing 190 certified Pastor-Coordinators spread over 4 of Kenya’s 9 Regions. He also manages the rollout, and our Prison rehabilitation partnership with the Kenyan government for all 109 prisons in Kenya, In addition to these responsibilities, he is the Founding Bishop of 19 churches–with each pastor serving under him for a season, where he continues to advise and provide oversight as needed.
Stephen Stebbins – Director, has been a founding member of our Board for 11 years. For the last 20 years, He has served as Regional Vice President and Vice President of Sales for several fast-growth technology companies. His passion is applying holistic rehabilitation for men and youth in developing nations and Urban commiunities that grow to become self-sustaining–contributing to the systemic elevation of regional economies and help apply this as treasurer and mentor. He and his wife Kim live in Leucadia, California.
Al Sutcavage – Secretary and Director, has been a long-term friend and business associate of our founder for over 25 years. As a multimedia engineer and business video expert for the last 30 years, Al provides strategic insight to our leadership while overseeing the secretarial Board role. He founded Video Advisors in 2014 and services and consults Fortune 500 corporations across the globe with high-level video communications solutions
Advisory Board, Core 300
We are blessed with an active, multi-talented and godly team of advisors. Some of these Advisors also regularly attend our Board Meetings, contributing their ideas and tactical and strategic perspectives.
Anthony Barton – has been a close friend of our Founder and to Core 300. His passion for awakening and developing men is only exceeded by his gift for connecting like-hearted, action-oriented people together for the purpose of loving and bettering the human condition worldwide. Anthony Founded and led The A Specialists, selling the company in 2018, a founded Safe Kitchens soon thereafter. He and his family share a deep passion and calling to Africa. He lives in Agoura with his wife, Yolanda and they have 3 children together.
Dr. Glenn Burris – As a new retiree from the high office of President of Foursquare International, Glenn has been a friend and advisor to Art over the last years and helpful with key introductions to create synergies between Core 300 and his movement.
Stanley Gerlach – Has served the marginalized on boards like Union Rescue Mission for over 2 decades, and has traveled on numerous extended mission trips to developing nations to train and serve indigenous leaders alongside international relief organizations. Known in the Los Angeles area as a leader of integrity and generosity. With three decades of success in commercial real estate, “Stan” is Senior Vice President at CBRE. He lives with his wife Linda in Pacific Palisades, California
John D. Tayloe – John has over 30 years in international and US radio broadcasting experience, many in executive leadership. He founded and serves “Voice of Hope” as President. John and his wife Heather also founded Strategic Communications Group in 1998, a ministry vision that is ever-expanding. Strategic Communications Group’s purpose is to “reach the world, with God’s Word, through radio”, and their coverage exceeds 500 million people per day–many of whom are Muslim. Their African station covers 75% of the continent. John and Heather live with their children in Moorpark, California.
Board of Directors, Principle Based Leadership (PBL), East Africa
PBL is an independent legal, Kenyan no-profit teaching association established by Core 300 in 2014 to operate the growing leaders and movement of the Holy Spirit among men and their families in Kenya. However, we operate in a close spirit of trust and unity and our US/Kenyan operations communicate daily in a fruitful Father-Son-like partnership. Approximately 80-85% of the income of Core 300 is directed towards PBL, but they are willingly leaning into a future of self-sustainability, which was 40% per the end of 2020.
Rev. Alex Achuti – Director, and Co-Founder of the PBL movement with Barack, Alex is a skilled counselor, pastor, and savvy entrepreneur–adding to our skillset as men frequently have to rebuild their lives–especially as Ex-cons. As a skilled personal coach, he has mentored and even sponsored some of our young men into successful business start-ups. As one of our most animated and effective teachers, he and Barack went out–just the 2 of them–to many West-Kenyan and East-Ugandan rural locations putting on the first 100 of our Warrior Conferences for pastors and church leaders, establishing this ministry as potent, transformative, and trustworthy. He gives in Bungoma with his wife Joy, son, daughter and two grandchildren
Mdm. Rose Andange – Director, and Team Leader of Government Affairs – Semi-retired today, Rose has worked in Nairobi in central government positions of upper management for the last 3 decades. Thus she has deep connections and experience navigating the halls of bureaucracy within Kenya’s highest offices–opening doors and providing access to our senior leaders to develop partnerships and pilot programs in Bungoma County and elsewhere. Rose lives with her husband Frank and their adult son training for a career in minsitry
Rev. Art Hobba, Founder and Chairman of Core 300 and PBL, Art has developed a unique blend of business leadership and pastoral experience and perspectives. He was a church planter and senior pastor for 14 years. Art also has 20 years of experience serving in executive roles for several companies including 2 public technology companies and a global accounting firm. He founded Transcende in 2001, where he integrated Psycho-sociology and cultural transformation into a unique consulting and coaching firm serving mid-market to Fortune 500 companies. When a crisis arse in a church he attended, Art was called back into the ministry to help awaken and equip many of the men to pray and act–helping to turn around the decline into a growth trajectory again. Therein was Core 300 launched in 2009 to write and bring the 3 semesters of training to a larger audience. Art and his wife Sharon have 5 grown sons together, one grandson, and two granddaughters.
Rev. Wycliffe Mudavadi – Director, serves Core 300’s Daughter ministry Principle Based Leadership (PBL) in Africa as Treasurer. graduating as a Building Science major, he spent the first 20 years in the role of architect and designer, working for the Kenyan government and later as a private practitioner. . Wycliffe is highly gifted with numbers and data, he has been an instrumental addition to the Board leadership at PBL and is our newest member of the US Board as of Spring 2021. Married to Juliet, they have 8 beautiful children, where she mentors to pastor’s wives when not managing a busy home. With her degree in Education, she is a contributing author-translator for our new women’s curricula in development, The Warrior, Woman of God, long called for in women’s prisons and multitudes of wives of their husband-graduates
Bish. Vincent Mugun Executive Director..Vincent leads the overall operations for PBL in East Africa. His calling to Core 300 first came during a three-day pastor’s conference in his hometown of Mt. Elgon, Kenya. With 5 other West-Kenyan Board Members, he overseeing 190 certified Pastor-Coordinators spread over 4 of Kenya’s 9 Regions. He also manages the rollout, and our Prison rehabilitation partnership with the Kenyan government for all 109 prisons in Kenya, In addition to these responsibilities, he is the Founding Bishop of 19 churches–with each pastor serving under him for a season, where he continues to advise and provide oversight as needed. He is married to Teresa, who also works on the writing team of The Warrior, Woman of God. They have 5 children and 5 grandchildren together.
Rev. Barack Nyongesa – Director, Co-Founder, and Lead Coordinator of all Holistic Helps ministries, is a farming expert that has brought Holistic training to 15,000 men over the last 6 years–launching our Jiggers Clinics, Healthcare and Nutrition initiatives as well as serving as one of our best teachers. From 2013-2015, he and Alex went out–just the 2 of them–to many locations putting on the first 100 of our Warrior Conferences for pastors and church leaders, establishing this ministry as potently reproductive, transformative, and trustworthy in the Western Region of Kenya and Eastern Uganda. Barack is a farmer and associate pastor at the local church he and his wife Mercy, and their 6 children attend together.
Rev. Jacob Sudi – Director, serves PBL (Core 300) as Director and Secretary. He has been very effective at finding men and developing into Coordinators and currently leads p to 3 of our 10-man Cluster Groups of Coordinators in the Mount Elgon Region. He and his wife Grace founded and serve their growing local church
Rev. Augustine Wesonga – Director, Lead Coordinator of Motor Wings and Jigger Clinics, he has a keen business mind and feels sincerely that his greatest privilege is to kneel before and cure children and the elderly of rancid Jigger infestations. He serves a local church with his wife Edna, and they have 6 children together
The Integrity of Field Data Acquisition, Reporting, and Research
Early into our movements arrival in Kenya, we established a culture of excellence regarding financial best practices and accountability, Field data (results/outcomes) gathering and reporting formats–and more recently–research and metrics to disclose the quality and “shelf-life” of the transformed lives of the men we were training.
In 2019, one of our international Board Members created and implemented the Wives’ Survey tool to confidentially record the graduates’ wife’s observations and opinions regarding the changes in her husband since he graduated from the Warrior Course. We also created one for those men who had completed both the Warrior and Priest. The 5 Rater Statements and 2-page summary report can be downloaded here.
Our Team on the ground began conducting Confidential Wives Surveys of Men who had graduated from the Warrior and the Priest Course (Figure 1) as well as those whose husbands had just completed the Warrior course a few months earlier. Five rater statements were formed to capture the key virtues of a man’s behavior in his Culture–and ones that were, in large regard almost non-existent in most African men today.
The wives of the more mature cohort ranked their husband–when averaging rater scores together–found as either”Improved” or “Much Improved” 95.5% over their state of behavior p[prior to taking the first Warrior course.
Although the tendencies recorded for both groups of wives were the same, the scores on the recent graduates were, on average, about 5-15% lower than the men who had been walking in their new life–with the freedoms and principles of the Holy Spirit and both courses for some years.
2013 to 2020 Impact Statistical Summary
For the last 8 years, the modest financial support raised by Core 300 of a little more than $500,000 (85% of which went directly to this mission), the above results were literally impossible to achieve by any stretch of the imagination. Though all of us gave the best of our sweat equity and labor to this effort, none of the US or African team members were prepared by education or international mission experience to contribute a significant level of talent. Pause and consider with us what we know to be true: The only explanation of the string of successes and logic-defying opportunities placed before us is that this is a sovereign movement of God. All of the glory for any accomplishments or good fortune must therefore be given to God alone. For” it is in Him that we live and move, and have our being” –Acts 17:28
Although it is impossible to measure the amount of gross wealth that has been generated through the efforts of our mission, in consideration of the testimonials of business successes and agricultural yield increases reported to be between 200-800%–and rising–there is clearly a very real and practical economic accelerator that was ignited into our constituents. Equipped with a transformed and entrepreneurial mind and the breakthrough farming knowledge conveyed to 16,000 men–applying an overall rise in work-ethic in 94% of the Wives’ Surveys, our efforts applied in situ have given these 24,000 men who are non incarcerates–and their respondent families, we have attempted to gauge a number in US Dollars of how much wealth has been generated that would not have been there if God had not brought us. Using the average household incomes of both Kenya and Uganda, our estimate of the return on investment for these 16,000 holistically trained head of households close to 1,000,000 USD
Spiritual “Capital” invested into East Africa by godly men and women of prayer and action, there has been a 200% capital gain earned by our beneficiaries–and re-invested into their farms, businesses, children’s health and education!
Though many more things have been and are being done by the Holy Spirit that cannot be put into a spreadsheet, the multigenerational impact among some 200,000 children today–in such a short time–and the fruits of goodness, hard work, and hope they will bear into the generations has awakened the power of prosperity fueled by the release of the Kingdom’s righteousness, peace, and joy to the once barren lands and hearts of Kenya-Uganda.
Finally, the evidence of our Wives Surveys and the Ministry Impact numbers—the marriages that have been healed, and the ex-cons who will not be returning the Hells of the penitentiary are staggering. For our founder–whose calling was to follow the Father in Heaven and serve the cause of the fatherless–and those who have labored by his side with the one Spirit of God, the greatest reward is in the healing of the father-wound in all that come–and the prospect of generations still not yet born, who will not suffer it deadly rejection, abuse, and deserts of unwantedness.
Thank You–for all who have prayed and fasted–and for all who have given. If we shall be known by our fruit, then rich indeed are we all.
Art Hobba, Chairman and President, Core 300 International
2019 990N Complete
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