Have you ever felt like, the harder you try to develop your vision, there always seems to be resistance from the very people you are trying to help? You are called of God, and trained in your area of calling, but yet you can’t break through the next level in your calling. You don’t need another conference showing you the “Seven Steps to the secret sauce of …”. Have you ever wished you had a team of qualified leaders available to you, who are willing to invest in your vision, to see it succeed? 

The time has come! CLDI has been birth out of the heart of , Leslie Richardson. He is a man after God’s heart, who has planted ministries and led congregations for almost thirty years. After decades of ministry and experiences of working in the Kingdom of God, he has heeded the call from God to raise up Leaders of Leaders! Thus, CLDI was born through the collaboration of a team of dedicated Christians, from various walks of life. The Lord has given life to something long overdue in the Kingdom of God.

As Leslie Richardson has said many times over…” the church has done an adequate job of gathering followers, but not such a good job of developing leaders."CLDI is a compilation of various leadership models, strategically positioned to empower any organization no matter the size, or budget. CLDI – comes to serve an existing leadership team, with team development and personal mentoring and training in Kingdom Leadership.


The CLDI team is made up of top-notch leaders and trainers, who have been trained in areas of leadership development. Some of those areas are John Maxwell International Certification, Appreciative Inquiry (AI) The Accountability Principles, just to name a few.

We recognize there are many great leaders in the world, and they are looking for somebody to show them how to take their God given gifts to the next level. CLDI is equipped to come along side any leader, who has a sincere desire to become a better leader. Then provide them and their team, with a customize approach to assist them in maximizing their gifts. The most important thing in any journey, is taking the first step. Schedule your 10 min phone interview with Leslie Richardson today.

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With the call of God on his life, and nothing but the Word of God, the Lord led him to plant the ministry of My Father’s House in Denver, Colorado. Pastor Richardson began evangelizing the Denver community with his signature broadcast “Crying In The Wilderness” radio ministry—and the Lord added to the Church such as should be saved. Decades later he is still “Crying in the Wilderness” on radio, television,and on the Internet.

The Lord has given Pastor Richardson the vision to disciple God’s people,a gift to unlock the mysteries contained in God’s Holy Word, and an anointed, apostolic, and prophetic ministry. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical studies, and he is currently working on earning his Masters and Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling. Leslie possesses the unique gift of flowing in the fullness of five fold ministry. He has been in full time ministry since 1997, after matriculating through corporate America. There he gained vast professional experience by working with the following companies: General Motors, Ford, IBM, Federal Express, and United Airlines. 

Leslie received his professional training through the Tom Hopkins sales training, and attributes his extensive studies in the following areas: Dale Carnegie, Thinking and Grow Rich, Robert Kiyosaki, John Maxwell.Leslie is an International Certified Executive Director with The John Maxwell Team. He is also a certified instructor of Partners in Leadership, and certified as a Counselor of Life Skills International. He was a personal friend and student of the late Doctor Paul Hegstrom,the founder of Life Skills International.

He has now responded to the call of God on his life, to raise up “Leaders of Leaders.” Thus, he is the founder of the Christian Leadership Development Institute (1CLDI.COM). Working with his team, God has opened up a higher level of leadership to him, and his awesome team at CLDI. The business model of CLDI, is uniquely equipped to impact any existing vision model, and complement its existing vision with extraordinary results. CLDI is always looking for people, who have a desire to raise the standard in Christian Leadership Development.Leslie Richardson is a published author, of “The Office of The Prophet” 2nd edition.


Pastor Albert L. Kelley Jr., is the Senior Pastor at the Pennsylvania Avenue Original Church of God for nearly twenty-four years. I enjoy the work of the ministry and helping young ministers develop and grow their individual gifts in ministry. I grow up in the city of Lansing, Michigan and attended the Lansing public schools. After High School took a few classes at Lansing Community College and worked at General Motors Fisher Body Plant. I joined the United States Air Force for four years reaching the rank of Sargent and receiving an honorable discharge.

I rejoined the workforce at Fisher Body where I retired after thirty-seven years. During that process of time I graduated from Lansing Community College with degrees in Marketing and General Business. I went on to Mount Hope Bible College with a degree in theology. My National Organization is the Original Church of God in Nashville Tennessee, we have been in operation for over one hundred years. I am formerly the National Sunday School Superintendent for twelve years, presently a member of the Bishop’s Cabinet, and Assistant State Overseer of Michigan and Illinois churches. I am a member of the Greater Lansing Clergy Forum which is made up of twenty-three different churches and denominations. And my role there is head of Social Justice.

I enjoy chess, billiards, traveling and spending time with our grandchildren. My wife and I have been married for forty-two years, we have four adult sons and eight grandchildren. I believe it is important that as we reach up, we do not fail to reach back to help someone else along the way.


Effective leadership is critical in all aspects of life. Janice’s leadership evolution has occurred over the span of her life and continues. In professional, personal and ministerial arenas, she has found herself either indirectly or specifically called to leadership roles. She contributes this to God-given knowledge, skills and grace. In this season of her life, Janice is committed to providing whatever level of support she may offer to leadership development in the body of Christ for the work of the ministry. Her personal mission is “Being a leader causing success in all aspects of life”.

Currently Janice serves as the Project Director for the Administration for Children & Families Office of Head Start (ACF OHS) National Interim Management Contract providing administrative leadership, direction and oversight for the contract. Other leadership capacities have included work with a local Head Start programs, Migration & Refugee services, Community Action Partnerships, Social Services and Church administration. Janice’s Kairos moment of salvation occurred at the age of 25 and she has submitted to the Lordship of Jesus Christ since. This rebirthing occurred at Bread of Life Ministries of His Glory under the leadership of Pastor Simmie B. Richard and First Lady Bessie L. Richard in Las Vegas, NV.

Being led by the Spirit of the Lord, Janice now resides is Denver Colorado where she is a part of My Father’s House International Christian Discipleship Center under the leadership of Pastor Leslie Richardson and First Lady Lily Richardson. Janice is a native of New Orleans, LA where she was afforded the following formal education:

  • MA, Guidance and Counseling, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, 1988
  • BA, Social Work, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, 1985
  • Fellow, Johnson & Johnson Management Fellows Program - UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 1995
  • Professional affiliations include the National Head Start Association, National Black Child Development

CLDI Vision Statement

Our vision of CLDI is to provide extraordinarily effective processes of kingdom influence maximizing the efforts of Christian leadership to achieve a predetermined goal

  • that has a limitless capacity
  • with a tailored approach
  • that is God breathed
  • that is relevant



CLDI Mission Statement

The Christian Leadership Development Institute provides God-Inspired and Relevant Educational Leadership Training and Support to Christian Church Leaders and Organizations, using a tailored approach that utilizes their unique Strengths to help them advance the Kingdom of God.


Through our team's collaboration, we have determined a very efficient way to serve other Christian Leaders and business owners. Our approach is unique because we recognize there are several ways to approach any situation. So we partner with you in the spirit of serving. We recognize there are sincere people who have a lot of great things they are doing so we first want to complement what they are already doing. 

  • Appreciative Inquiry - Using the AI model, building on the 4 pillars, Discover, Dream, Design, Destiny your trained facilitators will spend quality time with your team and develop a cohesive strategy, which allows the team to operate on their next level of proficiency.
  • John Maxwell - Our Certified Trainers will develop a team building strategy for developing a healthy culture of Leadership unparalleled by any other platform.
  • Creating a Culture of Accountability - Our Certified trainers will introduce your team to a proven method of Leadership Development unprecedented, allowing your team to, Own it, See it, Solve it and Do it!
  • Intentional Community - We train each team how to host effective feedback session to maximize the training, to ensure the greatest return on their investment.

After a brief interview with one of our team members, they will walk you through steps to show you how you can partner with CLDI. There is no cost for the initial interview. After our team determines the best approach for your team, we will present a proposal of how to get started.

Please schedule your initial phone interview today, by choosing a time that’s best for your schedule.