Takeaways Podcast – Episode 7 – Senior Pastor Kevin Odor

May 08, 2018
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I am blessed to be around remarkable people. There are always Takeaways to learn. That is what I am sharing on this podcast.

Takeaways – Life. Lessons. Learned. explores learning from the wisdom of others.

Kevin Odor is the Senior Pastor at Canyon Ridge Church. He moved to Las Vegas from Ohio in 1993 with his wife Ginger and 3 children. He was “called” to seed an offshoot of Central Christian Church on the west side of town. About 700 people attended the first service. These days Canyon Ridge’s 40 acre campus on Lone Mountain attracts an average of 6,800 people to church services EVERY Sunday! Guess how many people attend on Christmas or Easter… 15,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What becomes apparent in this episode is how much Kevin sounds like a business executive as much as a Pastor. He talks about Peter Drucker, Jim Collins and the Paterson Process Life Plan.

What can you learn from a person like Kevin? Here are just a few of the Takeaways that we discussed on this episode.

  • What was the most important thing his Father modeled for him – hint it wasn’t work ethic?
  • Why you should design your business to attract the unchurched, a.k.a Joe Six Pack?
  • What does it mean to use intentional language?

Another thing Kevin and I talk about is a sermon he gave where he explained how I pastored him. It was part of a series called Try This at Home. The first 4 minutes of the sermon is Kevin telling the story of our interaction. The rest of the sermon is very well worth listening to!

There is a lot here. In fact, its the longest Takeaways episode we’ve ever recorded. I hope you enjoy!

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