Steve Gordon, founder and chairman of C4JT, is a life-long Christian, husband, father, and innovator of criminal justice systems reform solutions. From 2012-2017, he led a county-level initiative for reintegrating former prisoners in a large urban community that helped 2,000 returning citizens and won the Texas Governor's Award for 2017. Steve is the author of six books and is a systems analyst with extensive experience in state and local criminal justice systems.
Kelly Thomas Purselley has over 20 years of ministry and nonprofit experience dedicated to developing ministry models and solutions to meet the needs of the suffering and wounded in society. She utilizes her skills in strategic thinking and planning to build ministry models that address both practical and spiritual issues. Kelly has served as a leader in both prison ministry and prisoner-reentry ministry and has a successful track record in securing large grants for faith-based initiatives. Kelly has served with Clergy and Police Alliance, part of the Fort Worth Police Department, since 2007. She is a graduate of the Centurion Program, a year-long study on biblical worldview under the late Chuck Colson. Kelly holds a Bachelors degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from the University of Texas in Arlington and a Masters in practical theology from The King’s University.