2003 | ROBERT BRINER

He wrote the book.

Before his death in 1999, Bob Briner was an award-winning TV producer, sports executive and author. He brought television and sponsor dollars to tennis as an executive of World Championship Tennis and as executive director of the Association of Tennis Professionals players' union. He was instrumental in opening major international tournaments such as Wimbledon and the French Open to professionals.

Briner was author of "Lambs Among Wolves," "The Management Methods of Jesus," and "Business Basics from the Bible." In "Roaring Lambs," he wrote, "It's time for believers to confidently carry their faith with them into the marketplace so that our very culture feels the difference."

It was Briner's work in "Roaring Lambs" that inspired the 2003 creation of the Indiana Wesleyan University Society of World Changers.