Executive Board

executive-boardThe executive board is the governing body of Liberia Now. The board is responsible for all policy formation, appointment of staff, and financial oversight. New members are elected to serve a three year term by current board members. Board members may serve for successive terms. The board meets on a quarterly basis.

Dave Tippit

Executive Board

Professional Background: Executive Director and founder of Eternal Concepts; Executive Director of Liberia Now

Adventures:  Traveled to forty-five countries; coached many of my kids soccer & basketball teams; co-founder of a film club nine years ago; a podcaster & blogger; and a loyal supporter of “almost Arsenal” & “beautiful Barca” for the past eight years.

Family: Married to Kelly Tippit. Three kidos — Taylor, Riley and Braden

Education: BBA Finance Baylor University

Interests: Faith, Family, Film, Futbol, Foreign Affairs, Podcasts, Written Words, Quotes, Tasty Drinks, just to name a few.

Top 5 Strength Finders:  Learner, Input, Connectedness, Intellection, Ideation

Brent Saathoff

Executive Board

Professional Background: Lead Pastor, CityChurch; Adjunct Professor, Grace School of Theology; Board Member, Sammy Tippit Ministries

Adventures: Traveled to serve persecuted Christians during the 1980s in East Germany and Romania. Taught and preached in eight countries on five continents. 

Family: Married to Barbara Ann since 1984. My 22 year-old son, Sean, is an Aggie computer engineer (Gig ’em) in Salt Lake City. My 18 year-old daughter, Anna, is a full-time student in college and has a passion for the arts.

Education: BA, English, UTSA; MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; STM, Dallas Theological Seminary; DMin, Dallas Theological Seminary

Interests: Spurs basketball, Cowboys football, Aggie anything, hunting, traveling, eating at unique restaurants

Top 5 Strength Finders: Relator, Achiever, Individualization, Strategic, Learner


Allyn Anderson

Executive Board

Professional Background: Nonprofit Leadership, Accounting/Finance, Education. Currently the administrator/business manager for Hillside Fellowship.

Accomplishments: One of the founding members of Liberia Now. Has helped start several small business throughout a variety of industries including – finance, healthcare, and technology.

Family: Married to Amanda Anderson (five children – Hannah, Noah, Carter, Emma, Avery)

Education: BA – University of Texas San Antonio

Interests: Startups, Finance, Non-profits. Fly-fishing and the outdoors. Soccer and basketball. Any woodworking project I can do in my garage. And, reading a good thought-provoking book.

Top 5 Strength Finders: Learner, Input, Intellection, Strategic, Achiever 


Doug Robins

Executive Board

Professional Background: Corporate Trainer & Teaching Pastor at City Church.

Accomplishments: One of the founding pastors of City Church (formerly called Bandera Road Community Church).  One of the founding pastors of City Church Downtown.

Family: Married to Jeannie Robins. Two children — son River & daughter Reagan

Education: BA Oklahoma Baptist Universtiy & M.Div. Southwestern Seminary

Interests: Doug & Jeannie enjoy spending time together renovating our 100 year old historic house near downtown San Antonio. Doug enjoys his aquariums with rare African Cichlids & a great cup of coffee.

Top 5 Strength Finders: Futuristic, Ideation, Woo, Positivity, Strategic