Denny Mathews was born and raised in India in the crucible of missions where he learned first-hand lessons of faith and trust in the Lord, as he saw his pioneer parents live out their calling amidst great suffering and persecution. He moved to New York City in 1989 and graduated with honors from the City University of New York. Denny spent the next 22 years as a professional in the Financial Services sector, working in strategic roles in marquee organizations including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America and ABN AMRO. Denny joined United World Mission as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer in 2016.
Denny married his sweetheart Bella in 1994 and they made their home near Charlotte, NC. They have 2 sons and 2 daughters. Denny serves as a teaching pastor at Steele Creek Church of Charlotte, and is currently the board treasurer of the Harold C. Smith Foundation and a director on the board of Alpha Ministries.
Denny is passionate about engaging with people and elevating them by helping them identify and operate in their areas of strength. He is intentional about infusing joy in every area of engagement. In his spare time, he loves to hang out with his wife and children and sweat it out at the EDG spin class at his gym.