Steven S. French was appointed as The King’s College president on May 8, 2023.
Steve is the Founder & Chairman of Lx Partners. Lx Partners is an executive network that multiplies the impact and influence of leaders worldwide. It is a trusted channel convening and connecting corporate executives and non-profit leaders to its vast global network, providing the resources, relationships, and wisdom they need to fulfill their specific missions.
Steve has served and influenced executives from multiple companies such as Walt Disney World, Coca-Cola, Chick-fil-A, Red Lobster, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons, Darden Restaurants (including Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52), National Christian Foundation, Advent Health, King Price Insurance, Bigen Group, Orlando Healthcare, CNL Financial Group, DeBartolo Development, Regal Marine, and numerous small businesses and non-profit organizations.
In 2006 Steve founded Lifework Global and continues to serve them as their Global Ambassador. Lifework serves numerous corporate and non-profit clients who wish to leverage his relationships and resources to advance their corporate missions. Lifework is known by marketplace executives and church leaders for its leadership development excellence and renowned communicators’ network.
Under Steve’s leadership, Lifework grew from a group of 153 leaders in Orlando to a global community of nearly 5,000 leaders in Atlanta, Birmingham, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Cleveland, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Mumbai, Orlando, Pretoria, Tampa Bay, and are now preparing to launch in Auckland, Amsterdam, Johannesburg, and Singapore.
Steve has served numerous community organizations. He has served churches, non-profits/NGOs such as Willow Creek Community Church, Highpoint/First Baptist Church of Wheaton, IL, Discovery Church in Orlando, and The City Changers Movement. He is the Chairman of Sonlife Ministries and serves on The King’s College Board of Trustees, Open-Door Haiti/US, and JP’s Ability Hope. He also served for ten years on the Centra-Care/AdventHealth board.
Steve was raised in the New Jersey/New York City metro area. He attended Biola University, LaMirada, CA, The King’s College, New York City (BA degree), and Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL (MA degree). On its 75th anniversary, The King’s College honored Steve as their Alumnus of the Year for his accomplishments in leadership development. He and his wife Sharon have been married since 1981 and reside in Lake Mary, Florida. They have two married adult children and five of the world’s best grandchildren!
Time at King's: May 2023 to Present
Bachelor of Arts
The King's College
Masters of Arts