Can God Be Glorified Through Chicken And Basketball?
In 1 Corinthians 7:20, Paul encourages us to remain in the life situation in which we are called. This principle for a business-leader is to leverage our God-given skills, talents, insights, and passions for His glory. Over the past three and a half years of publishing TwoTen Magazine, we have shared stories, modern testimonies, of God working in and through an amazing variety of industry leaders; from sporting goods manufacturer Matt McPherson of Matthews Archery, heavy transportation innovator Alan Barnhart of Barnhart Crane and Rigging, military hero Sgt. Jeff Struecker, and medical legend Dr. Ben Carson (presidential candidate). Glorifying and worshiping God doesn’t necessarily require seminary training or international missions trips; God can use you right now, exactly where He has placed you.
We believe that the sharing of testimonies of faithful, contemporary business leaders and entrepreneurs has the power to change corporate cultures and encourage Christians to seek God’s will in all aspects of their lives. Our brand was inspired by the New Testament Bible verse Ephesians 2:10, which says; "For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." This view of work as a calling and divine purpose offers more than simply the possibility of serving God in one’s daily work. It provides the reality of serving God through or by means of that work. To work, lead, invest, and sell our products and services is to serve God. With those supporting truths, we enthusiastically present to you, our treasured readers, the 13th issue of TwoTen Magazine.
Our cover feature story is about how cancer-survivor Cheryl Bacheler’s career has been spectacularly orchestrated by God over the past five decades. Cheryl’s ever increasing faith in Jesus has enabled her to grow and strengthen her team to serve and strive for excellence. Over the past nine years, Cheryl has served as the CEO and chief encourager for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.
Honor, dignity, respect, leadership, care, service, and chicken feed the culture that Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy began in 1946. For over thirty years, Dee Ann Turner has embodied that mission and passion to serve the restaurant’s guests well. Dee Ann shares real-life experiences in her new book “It’s My Pleasure”.
The sports statesman, Pat Williams, launches his 100th book, which gives its readers 12 keys to unlock the winner in those we lead and in ourselves. Pat’s extreme desire to win games and souls for Christ has transformed his agenda and approach to family and business.
We also dive deeper into producer Rick Jackson’s personal journey and path to develop 90 Minutes in Heaven. The New York Times best-selling book became a feature-length film, which was released in 2015.
With her wonderful Southern charm, Phyllis Hendry, visionary leader, President and CEO of Lead Like Jesus, radiates passion, warmth, authenticity, and wit in her reminder to act according to what you believe.
Digital pioneers, Brian Mosley and Justin Forman of RightNow Media @ Work are transforming lives for the Gospel through relevant, video story telling. Their work is to provide business leaders with personal and corporate growth content that improves the bottom-line.
Casey Crawford, member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that won Super Bowl XXXVII, now leads a radical movement of positive change in the mortgage industry based upon the spirit of Biblical generosity.
Third generation business owner Scott Silveus of the Indiana-based Silveus Insurance Group explains, “We worship God through investments for improved culture in our communities. We care about the spiritual and physical well-being of those in whom we invest.” The growing firm is yielding the fruit of their labor.
Although God has blessed architect Raymond Harris’ business, he strives to look at success from an eternal perspective. He explains, “I believe there are two types of success: worldly success, and success defined by God. Some of them certainly overlap, but I believe that true eternal success is having wisdom, humility, and compassion to be obedient and abide in Christ. This obedience is simply being willing to do the right thing once you understand it.”
Dave Ramsey, one of America’s most trusted voices on business and money, provides guidance on how to manage your personal and professional time.
From West Monroe, Louisiana, we joined our friends Missy and Jase Robertson and his big brother, Alan. Missy shared personal thoughts about marriage, parenting, working in Duck Commander, and new ministry-business opportunities.
We are grateful to have our regular contributors who deliver applicable transformational tips. Best selling author Jon Gordon reminds us that circumstances and opinions don’t create or define you. Georgia auto dealer and blogger Chris Patton examines the right way to react when push comes to shove.
Co-founder of Generous Giving, author, and President of the National Christian Foundation, David Wills, implorers us to convert financial capital to generous eternal investments. Dr. Paul White, psychologist and author, offers a Biblical perspective on affirmation and encouragement towards those we lead.
Abide in the faith, seek and build close relationships as we endeavor the great business of life together.
By: Richard W. Hayes
Richard W. Hayes is a Co-Founder of TwoTen Magazine and the chief executive officer and managing partner of Digital Lightbridge. Richard is an author, blogger and frequent speaker on social media, corporate branding, leadership and his personal testimony of being healed from stage IV “terminal” cancer. Richard resides in New Port Richey, Florida. He has been married for over twenty years to his beautiful wife, Lisa, and is the proud father of three exceptional sons, Chandler William (17), Mitchell Aidan (14) and Tristan Isaiah (6). The Hayes’ are active State of Florida licensed foster parents.Read More Articles by Richard W. Hayes