Pete Holmes is currently serving as the Chief Development Officer for Open Doors USA. Open Doors is the largest organization world-wide dedicated to strengthening and resourcing the persecuted church. Prior to Open Doors, Pete served as the Executive and Teaching Pastor of the Legacy Christian Church – a mega church based in Kansas City. Pete has also served as the Senior Minister of the First Christian Church of Largo, Florida, and the Westwood-Cheviot Church of Christ in Cincinnati, OH. Pete holds a Master of Arts in Practical Ministries from Cincinnati Bible Seminary.
Pete, like many these days, took the non-traditional route to full-time ministry. He served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps and later graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelors degree in International Business. Pete has worked off and on in the private sector largely in medical sales and distribution. Pete and his wife Alison reside in the Kansas City metro area with their 7 children and Reese, their golden retriever.