Larry Collett is the retired CEO of Cass Informational Systems, owner of Cass Bank Corporation, and is still Chairman of the Board. Cass Info Systems, based in St. Louis, MO, conducts business nationwide and has a major focus on financing ministry projects. A Fortune 500 Executive, Larry’s bio includes serving in 1999 as the Chairman of the “Greater St. Louis Crusade with Billy Graham.”
He speaks of his respect and gives testimony of receiving significant spiritual impact from the “Experiencing God” ministries of Henry Blackaby and family (www.blackaby.net) … and serves as a liaison between Dr. Blackaby and many other Fortune 500 CEOs in their seeking Dr. Blackaby to meet with them and bring them teachings on Biblical principles several times a year.
Larry lends his personal and business influence to working at crossing all kinds of “lines,” providing particular leadership in crossing racial lines. His ongoing efforts and actions have improved the racial climate of our area and nation; for example, providing financing backing and sponsorship of groups of black and white pastors to ministry events in other cities, such as Promise Keeper events, that have served to advance bonding as a partial answer to Jesus prayer in John 17:20 – 23. – Larry Collett speaks specifically about his respect of Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church (www.ftmbc.org) in St. Louis, Senior Pastor Michael Jones, the wonderful work they are doing to minister to the inner-city of St. Louis and to overall improve relationships with other races.