About our Speaker – Larry Cox, Chief Executive Officer – Chick-Fil-A’s Lifeshape
Larry Cox has served in leadership roles with three of Chick-Fil-A’s philanthropic organizations since 2005, and is currently President and CEO of Lifeshape.
Lifeshape offers service and mission opportunities around the world for Chick-Fil-A’s corporate
employees and owner-operators, with services including building wells and playgrounds, training
entrepreneurs, developing leading-edge educational formats and supporting orphans and homeless
children. Through Lifeshape and its other philanthropic organizations, Chick-Fil-A enables employees to
put the company’s cultural passion for service into action.
Over the past 30 years, Larry has traveled in 130 countries, and he has lived in Europe, Africa and the
Middle East. His professional experience includes business and leadership training, community
development, market and product development, public relations and fund raising.
Larry’s life-long interest has been in building relationships and positively transforming lives of people
around the world. He has served on the board of several global relief and development organizations, and
continues to work in mobilizing and equipping global leaders who desire to lead within their own culture
in business, politics, ministry and public service.
Cox and his wife, Cheryl, reside on a small farm in Armuchee, Ga. They have four children and 14 grandchildren.
The Furniture Fellowship prayer breakfast has been held since 1994 at the opening of the spring international High Point
Market. Sponsored by the Furniture Fellowship board, the breakfast is modeled after the National Presidential Prayer
Breakfast in Washington, D.C. and is intended to provide an atmosphere for fellowship, worship and prayer and an
opportunity to pause collectively as an industry at the beginning of the High Point Market to thank and honor God.