De’Andre Salter has a heart to help families experience real transformation. As Lead Pastor of Impact Church in South Plainfield, NJ and founder of The Salter Foundation, he has used his entrepreneurial and corporate success to change lives through practical biblical teachings, community involvement and leadership training.
Salter has dedicated innumerable hours to service and developed a litany of resources to help others achieve their highest potential in the areas of faith, family and finances. As a result, he constantly sees the impossible accomplished in the lives of his congregation because of his obedience to the call on his life.
He has used his experiences as the founder and majority owner of Legacy 8 Private Investment Group and Professional Risk Solutions, one of the largest specialty insurance brokerage firms in the country, to help Christians learn how to move from lack to fruitfulness. For example, in 2009, the church, under his leadership, received an official commendation from the Governor of New Jersey for creating an innovative social enterprise venture with the church’s CDC that removed 55 families from unemployment into the ownership of their commercial cleaning franchise.
Salter’s accomplishments in ministry and business have been profiled in many major publications. His first book, “7 Wealth Building Secrets: Your Guide to Money and Meaning” has ministered to thousands of people, helping them create and maintain financial freedom. It was the only Christian finance book featured in Investor’s Business Daily in 2015, a leading financial news publication that reaches over 40,000 of America’s top CEO’s. Salter also holds a seat on the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, Drew University. Because of his theological credentials and entrepreneurial success, Salter has been uniquely positioned as a thought leader beyond the church sphere, one who can speak with authority on topics outside of traditional church issues and audiences.
With an innate heart to give, Salter and his wife have always used their blessings to bless others, giving to various worthy causes. So when God spoke to them and charged them to create a work that would outlast them, they submitted fully, establishing The Salter Foundation. It’s through The Salter Foundation that they fund programs that show the love of God in practical ways. The foundation aims to help support initiatives that revolve around its three pillars: adoption, entrepreneurship and education. Helping children find loving adoptive homes, fostering and developing the spirit of entrepreneurship within individuals, and equipping at-risk youth with the tools needed to reach their full potential are ways The Salter Foundation helps others discover their God-given purpose.
Salter resides in New Jersey with his wife, novelist Terri Jones Salter and their four children.