Walt Landers, was born and raised in San Angelo and has been actively involved in the community for years. He began gaining work experience while employed by his father’s construction company. He then worked in commercial construction for ten years at Templeton Construction and Lee Lewis Construction. Later he found his ultimate calling in ministry and education. After pastoring several years in central Texas, he returned to San Angelo in 1997 to accept the Senior Pastorate of Tree of Life Church, now known as, The Life Church. Under his leadership, The Life Church continues to grow in membership, ministries and facilities.
In 2009 Walt became the Founder/CEO of San Angelo’s only charter school, Texas Leadership Charter Academy. In year one, TLCA kicked off with 83 staff members and 600 students. It has now grown to 350 staff members and over 2300 students, spread across four cities in Texas. This charter school gives parents another choice. TLCA provides a private school atmosphere but publicly funded free-tuition education. Walt’s
ultimate desire is to improve lives by shaping and molding tomorrow’s leaders through education today. He is married to JoAnn Landers, has a son, three daughters and three grandchildren.