John Beckett is a pioneer in understanding that a business career can be a calling. He shares the story of of his faith walk, from suddenly finding himself at the helm of the family business at 26 years old upon the untimely death of his father to his decision to build the company as a laboratory for the integration of faith in business. Beckett explains how a TV news documentary led to the writing of his first book, “Loving Monday”, and how God has used a small Ohio manufacturer of furnace burners to reach millions of people worldwide with the news of Jesus Christ. John Beckett
J. Frank Harrison, III is Chairman and CEO of the largest independent Coke bottler in the United States, a business started by his great-grandfather. But Frank Harrison does not settle for running things the way they always were. Under his leadership, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated revised its mission statement to start with “Honor God In All We Do”. In this riveting talk, Frank shares his views on living an integrated life in Christ. He also talks about the pain of recently losing his 27 year old son.
As Chairman of Lazard International, Chairman of Alpha and author of a book entitled “God at Work”, Ken Costa is uniquely positioned to talk about how to integrate Christian faith and a demanding career in a competitive marketplace. Rather than deliver pie-in-the-sky platitudes, Costa acknowledges the real challenges and struggles faced by men in the marketplace and shares honestly and practically how he has reconciled his faith with his career and viewed his work as worship. Costa also gives a refreshing perspective on how to enjoy, without guilt, the gifts God has provided while investing in others. Ken Costa
In a time when many of America’s problems are blamed on irresponsible leadership in business and the public sector, Bill Pollard, former Chairman and CEO of ServiceMaster, explains what it means to be a responsible leader. Pollard shares experiences and lessons learned from his remarkable business career. Pollard and ServiceMaster understood “faith in the workplace” long before it became a popular topic of discussion. William Pollard
Greg Zehner shares some of the challenges he faced living his faith while a Goldman Sachs partner running the emerging markets trading desk. Zehner is very open about the pressures to compromise integrity and family. He is also very transparent about making the decisions to retire from Goldman, attend Yale Divinity School and become a pastor. Greg Zehner