ARCHIE B. CRENSHAW
Archie Crenshaw received his undergraduate degree from Lipscomb College and his master’s degree from Vanderbilt University. After returning to Lipscomb as a professor and coach, he left to pursue a Ph. D. in Business Administration from Georgia State University and preach at Decatur Church of Christ. While in graduate school he became the first baseball coach in Georgia State’s history.
He then taught at Dekalb College and Oglethorpe University and developed a management training company. He developed high rise apartment complexes for senior citizens across the U.S., and in this role was responsible for the development and management of many such facilities. He later entered the nursing home and restaurant businesses, owning several different restaurants across the country.
He was responsible for the establishment of the first health maintenance organization in the Atlanta area, which was sold and allowed for the formation of World Outreach Foundation. World Outreach Foundation has sponsored Christian missions in many parts of the world such as Latin America, Africa and India. It was also responsible for the purchase of Rancho el Paraiso for HOI’s ministries and Honduras mission trips facilities in the late 1980s.
Archie has served on numerous boards of directors for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. He has been married to his wife, Geneele, for 58 years. They have three daughters and eight grandchildren.