America’s leading Christian CEO forum, building GREAT businesses for a GREATER purpose.

Regardless of how long you’ve been a business leader, you probably still have those days when you are keenly aware of the gaps in your knowledge and experience. The challenge for many of us is that we don’t set aside time to work “on” our business rather than “in” it. We might read books, attend industry seminars or even engage consultants, but we don’t regularly schedule time to focus on big-picture issues. The C12 Group is a unique forum for Christian CEOs and business owners who are intentional about business, ministry and personal growth.

Tim Turner

Managing Chair


A life-long resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tim attended the University of New Mexico and obtained a degree in electrical engineering followed later by an MBA.  Tim has had the privilege of being inducted into the University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions to the community and success in starting the technology company WaveFront Sciences.

The experience of growing WaveFront Sciences from “two guys in a garage,” to venture capital funding and eventual acquisition by a public company, provided Tim with a broad range of business experiences.  Developing technology, managing people, and surviving difficult economic times all provided valuable learning experiences.  He shares these experiences with his members in C12 and also mentors budding entrepreneurs in New Mexico’s growing high tech community.  Tim has always loved the business world and is excited to expand this world to include marketplace ministry, helping Christian business owners realize the potential their businesses have for the Kingdom of God, through C12.

Tim is passionately devoted to his wife, Diana, and three children (Tiana, Jacob and Noah).  His interests include scuba diving and sailing (both rather ironic pursuits given that he has always lived in the high desert of Albuquerque).

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1)

Bill Jackson

Managing Chair


Bill’s experience, insights, and passion for business is
 grounded in 30 years spent in operating executive roles for high-growth public and private companies, including serving as president of three businesses – Digital Monitoring Products, Per Mar Security Services, and AMR-TeleService Resources.  He also held senior leadership positions with Northwest Bank & Trust Co., Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), Westcott Communications, and the Wackenhut Corporation.  Bill currently serves as a director on the boards of several regional companies, and previously served as a director on the boards of Northwest Investment Corp., Security Network of America, Inc., and Northwest Bank & Trust Co.

After many years of mentoring senior business leaders in various roundtable, small group, and one-on-one settings, Bill is excited to be a member of C12’s cadre of dedicated Chairs devoted to serving those the Lord has called to lead businesses for Him.  He is pleased to have the opportunity to finish strong by applying the broad business leadership experience and faith walk the Lord has given him to serve New Mexico’s Christian marketplace leaders.

Bill holds an MBA degree from the University of Miami and a BBA degree in finance from Florida International University.  In addition to his adventures in business, Bill has climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, which at 19,340 feet is Africa’s tallest mountain.  He has scuba dived to a depth of 185 feet, and completed three marathons, including the New York City Marathon.  He is also an avid “car guy” with an affinity for most everything automotive.  Bill and his wife, Deb, are both committed evangelical Christians and live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Meeting Information

Third Thursday El Paso/Las Cruces
Picacho Hills Country Club

Chair: Bill Jackson
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Thursday of every month
Location: Picacho Hills Country Club, 6861 Via Campestre, Las Cruces, NM 88007

2nd Thursday
Albuquerque Country Club

Chair: Tim Turner
Meeting Type: Key Players Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month
Location: Albuquerque Country Club, 601 Laguna Boulevard, Albuquerque, NM 87104

2nd Wednesday
Albuquerque Country Club

Chair: Tim Turner
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of every month
Location: Albuquerque Country Club, 601 Laguna Boulevard, Albuquerque, NM 87104

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C12 gives me a structured time each month.

Brad Thompson, Columbia Forest Products

Member since 2005

C12 gives me time away to work on my business, not in my business.

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Member since 2004

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Member since 2002

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