United We Build
United We Build helps churches raise money for purchasing property for new construction, renovation and other capital needs. Usually these are expenses a church cannot afford without a special campaign. The three-year program, built on the principles of prayer and God’s leadership, leads members to make a commitment to give to the project.
Meet the Director
Ivan Potter, Director of United We Build, is a graduate of Carson-Newman College in Tennessee, and of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth Texas.
Ivan and his wife, Lynn, reside in Hurst, Texas. They have one married daughter and two precious red-headed grandchildren – one boy and one girl (he always has pictures available to show).
Prior to coming to United We Build, Ivan had 21 years of experience in providing permanent financing for churches through the use of church bonds. In 1997, he came to the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
He has been the director of United We Build since 2002.
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“Ivan is able to explain the ins and outs of the campaign in a relaxed manner that puts people at ease. His messages and presentations to the congregation were effective and well received. Ivan put a lot of personal attention into our situation and was a real help to me as pastor.”
Tim Williams, Pastor, Northside Baptist Church
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“Words are inadequate to describe the blessing that Ivan Potter has been…I can genuinely and unequivocally recommend him and United We Build to anyone in need of raising funds for the Lord’s work.”
Marty Akins, Ph.D., Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Bedford
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“Ivan has been excellent in his leadership…United We Build is a workable, proven and affordable program. We would certainly use them again and recommend them to you without reservation.”
Jack Chelf, Jr., First Baptist Church, Rockdale
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