Past Board 2021-04-13T17:25:23+00:00



Leland Ulrich
Leland UlrichPast Chairman
Leland Ulrich, is CEO/President of AFG Capital Group LLC, who owns multiple rent to own companies. He is a founding member of NBSRA and served as the very first chairman for the association and continues to serve currently as Executive Director. He has started multiple companies, grown them and turned over leadership to others who were mentored and trained by him. He is a visionary that insist on Business for Kingdom building principles. The discipline of Strategic Planning has been a key tool in successfully building collaborative teams that share the vision and culture of workplace ministry. He also serves on the several non-profit boards.

Leland and his wife Rachel reside in Texas with their children. In addition to his love of being a dad, his hobbies include fishing and Texas BBQ.

office: 817.822.6760
Email: [email protected] /
AFG Rentals, LLC – 900 McDuff Ave. Suite 6B, Grandview, TX 76050

Corey Yoder
Corey YoderPast Board Member
Steve Byler
Steve BylerPast Chairman; Board Member
Scott Strahm
Scott StrahmPast Interim Chairman; Vice Chairman; Board Member
Mr. Strahm began investing in rental properties in 1975, and has continued since then in the business of buying, renovating and managing rental properties. Mr. Strahm and his wife, Kathy J. Strahm, founded REV LLC (originally named Strahm, L.L.C.) in 2000 to manage their real estate investments. The Strahms continue to engage in this business,
but REV LLC is not a part of the BLI business.

Mr. Strahm worked as a salesman and estimator for Home Lumber Company beginning in 1977. Mr. and Mrs. Strahm founded a home renovation company in 1984, named New Dimension Products. In 1987 they purchased an ABC Seamless franchise to have a specialty and premiere product for home improvement, which became Kansas’s largest volume dealer of the year for ABC Seamless and won the area small business of the year in 1990. This business was sold in 2010.

The Strahms founded the BLI Rentals business in 2002. See “BLI Rentals, L.L.C.” Mr. Strahm is a member of 12th Avenue Baptist Church (Emporia), serving on their finance
committee and board of deacons, and he is a member of Gideon’s International, serving as president of the local camp.

Charles Wilson
Charles WilsonPast Board Member
Charles Wilson resides in Paris, Tennessee. He served as Chairman and CEO and co-owner with his son Chad, of McKenzie Banking Company, where he has served for more than 28 years. The bank has participated in Rent-to-Own contracts for more that 21 years.

He is a member of the First Baptist Church in Paris, Tennessee where he has served as Sunday school teacher for many years and is a former Deacon.

He is the founder and President of the Charles P. Wilson Foundation, Inc., a private non-profit organization that was started in 2009.

He is also serving as President and founder of the Covenant Ranch, Inc., which is a non-profit organization formed to provide professional programs, support services and Christ-centered ministries to children of families shattered by troubled environments.

John Weaver
John WeaverPast Board Member
John David (JD) Gillespie
John David (JD) GillespiePast Board Member
John David (J.D.) Gillespie resides in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the owner of Easy Rentals, LLC and Easy Barns LLC. He has over 10 years of experience in the rent to own portable structure industry.
J.D. earned his B.S. in Business Administration at the University of Tennessee at Martin, and his Master of Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University. J.D. has been married to Tiffany Gillespie for 6 years. They are both actively involved in their community associations and as volunteers for several non-profits and charities in the Nashville area. J.D. has been a long term supporter and volunteer of the Music City Tennis Invitational MCTI. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Center for Child Development at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Michael Watson
Michael WatsonPast Board Member

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