The 8thMountain is building a global community of IdeaLeaders whose God–Breathed, God–Sized ideas are solving perplexing problems.


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Our Story

The 8thMountain began with a simple idea: gather and present divinely inspired IdeaLeaders to a world plagued by perplexing problems. Perplexing problems meeting up with God-breathed ideas are predicted in the prophecies of the Bible.

Perplexing Problems

In those days there will be distress everywhere, and perplexity within the nations. (Jesus, quoted in Luke 21:25)

God – breathed ideas that solve problems

The day will come when the Mountain of the House of the Lord will be elevated above the mountains and all of the hills…. And people and nations will stream to it saying “come, let us go to the Mountain of the Lord…. There He will teach us his ways” There will be peace, and justice for people and nations, and each one will sit under his own vine or fig tree, and none will ever make them afraid again. {Micah 4.3-6}.


The 8th Mountain is known as the Mountain of the Lord. The 8thMountain is a welcoming place where IdeaLeaders gather to share problems, swap ideas, and tell stories about what is truly working at all levels of endeavor.

Our Culture

When we demonstrate mutual respect, mutual honor, and mutual support, we grow and accomplish more together.

Our Team

Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord.

Colossians 3:23

  • John J. Anderson
    John J. Anderson Project and Concept Team IdeaLeader

    A serial entrepreneur and apostolic leader who has founded and led several ventures after a career in high tech global enterprises. He also is a founding board member of several non-profit humanitarian and Christian organizations, and a co-founder of KCIA.

  • JoAn Risdon
    JoAn Risdon Marketing & Messaging Team IdeaLeader

    An entrepreneur and apostolic leader offering marketing, branding, identity and messaging leadership to global businesses and ministries after a career with a global technology enterprise.

  • Rick Weir
    Rick Weir Platform & Architecture Team IdeaLeader

    An entrepreneur and Christian leader who has led the IT efforts of several global and regional enterprises, leads the marketing efforts for a national logistics company, and leads annual educational tours to Japan for high school students.

  • Wende Jones Founder and CEO of Agile Northwest

    Wende Jones is a dynamic leader in the marketplace who teaches business leaders the principles of Biblical entrepreneurship.

  • Mark Kauffman
    Mark Kauffman Apostolic Business Leader, USA

    Powerful orator. Business leader. Pastor. Author. Transforms leaders in all domains of life.

Our Passion

We have taken the gospel into all geographies, but have not brought the Kingdom of God into all of the world.

There are leaders in business, government, family, arts & entertainment, media, education who are waiting for men and women with God-breathed ideas to help them make transformational breakthroughs. And, there are congregational leaders looking for resources to equip and empower the marketplace leaders who attend their weekly services.


Mountain of God

Inviting God’s Transforming Presence to Every Sphere of Cultural Influence

2 Chronicles 7:14








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Our Goals

Be the platform for IdeaLeaders
Bring practical solutions to 7M leaders
Empowering & equipping resources to congregation leaders
Interactive, idea-rich community for emerging leaders

Our Beginning

It all started in 2015, when Dr. Berin Gilfillan called Dr. Bruce Cook with a radical idea: “let’s ask leaders who are implementing divine ideas around the world to tell their story.”
At our launch, 65 leaders from 22 nations recorded 82 unique video sessions on a wealth of topics.
Since then, dozens more have emerged, and more are coming to the 8thMountain all the time.
We call these leaders IdeaLeaders — those who implement divine ideas and express divine ideals and get divine results.
Walk with us. Learn from the best  — and bring your God-sized ideas and solutions for others to discover on the 8thMountain.

Dr. Berin Gilfillan:  founded the International School of Ministry, now training over 350,000 students in 150 nations.

Dr. Bruce Cook:  founded KEYS “ Kingdom Economic Yearly Summit, and is a co-founder and Global Ambassador for Kingdom Congressional International Alliance “marketplace leaders from every continent.


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