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October 3rd, 2017

Made to Create | Nate Saint, Inventor of the Pack 'n Play

If you have babies or grand-babies, chances are you've thanked God for products created by Nate Saint--such as the Pack 'n Play.  Nate grew up in a deeply religious family. His uncle and namesake was one of the missionary martyrs killed by the Auca Indians in South America with Jim Elliot...

September 24th, 2017

Building Houses for God's Glory | Merle and Dave Stoltzfus

David and Merle Stoltzfus take Psalm 127 very personally as residential developers in eastern Pennsylvania.  Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. (Psalm 127:1)  But they don't just build structures, they build communities. Because they believe that...

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September 22nd, 2017

Thank God for John Deere—and Other Businesses

My eyes were glued to the Weather Channel during the landfalls and aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma like many of you. And we were all so impressed with both the first responders who put their lives on the line as well as the volunteers who went out of their way to help victims of the...

August 3rd, 2017

Give it Up To the Lord- But Don't Give Up

You are invited to join us at A CEO Roundtable Luncheon Thursday, November 9, 11:30 to 1:15 Featuring Phil BurksCEO, Genesis, Tyler, TX "Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time" ...

April 21st, 2017

PING - Golfing for God's Glory

Bubba Watson won the 2012 and 2014 Masters using PING irons. These were joyful wins for PING CEO John Solheim, who is also a LeTourneau University Trustee and alumnus. In 2014, PING earned 15 gold awards in Golf Digest's "Hot List."  In 2016, PING claimed the Supplier of the Year Award for...

February 8th, 2017

Serving Christ As A Business Owner

Phil Burks of Tyler, Texas, graduated from LeTourneau College in 1974 with a degree in electrical engineering technology. Back in his days as a “Techo,” he and two others nearly single-handedly put KHYM, a 5000-watt gospel radio station on the air. Burks worked at the campus’ KLET radio...

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July 10th, 2016

Faith at Work in Dallas Police Chief David Brown

“Shots fired at Dallas protest. Are you watching news?" Our daughter-in-law texted this message last Thursday evening.  We watched in horror at what was unfolding in downtown Dallas that lead to the death of five Dallas Police officers and the shooter. News reports included statements from ...

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April 4th, 2016

Faith Works at Omni Hotels - An Interview with Bob Rowling

Faith lived out at work inevitably leads to tough choices. For some it may mean risking ridicule for turning down dishonest gain. Others may forfeit promotion  -- or even lose a job -- for drawing a line in the sand between right and wrong. For Bob Rowling it means many things, including...

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December 11th, 2015

How Don Jordan Serves Christ and World-Famous Pimento Cheese

Don Jordan is a successful entrepreneur and restaurant franchisee I wish every Christian could know. Here are highlights from his inspiring business career and a short video about how he continues to challenge over 40 business leaders he has mentored over the years. 

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October 18th, 2015

The Road to Humility | An Interview with John Hawkins

“I’m called to serve Christ—and, by the way, we build homes,” says John Hawkins, president of Hawkins-Welwood Homes and 30-year veteran of the real estate/homebuilding industry. Although he’s one of the most successful high-end homebuilders in Dallas, John’s road has not been a smooth one....