The Top 100 Video Stories for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs
There’s nothing like an authentic story. It has the power to inspire and validate what God is doing in a powerful way—practical, inspirational, but not prescriptive. We’ve hunted, gathered, and collected the top video stories. Our hope is that you’ll watch these and realize you're a part of a larger community of entrepreneurs driven by their faith. God is at work around the world. You’re a part of a movement of God’s people. May these videos encourage and inspire you on your journey.
Please note, we’ve also left this list with room to grow. We’ve intentionally left a few of the 100 spaces blank because we want to hear from you. What are some of the other stories you’d like to see us highlight? Share with us here.
Riet Schumack of Brightmoor Youth Garden
For Riet Schumack, gardening feels like she’s sculpting with nature. When she looked around at the neighborhood and saw hurt and brokenness all around her—the neighborhood she lived in had a 40% vacancy rate—she decided she had to do something. Watch her story to see how a youth-operated garden is putting work and money in the hands of those who will shape the future of the town.
Yvette Rock of Live Coal Gallery
In her ability to see a place for what it is and what it could be, Yvette Rock is unique among artists who in recent years have tried to capture the fall and rise of Detroit. It helps that the painter, collagist, and photographer lives there, with her husband and four children. "When I go and photograph buildings that are abandoned . . . I start thinking about who lived here and what happened," notes Rock, owner and director of Live Coal Gallery. "I know that someone was really affected by this. That there's a person who lost their home."
Pete Shimer of Deloitte
Watch Pete Shimer share how his passion for philanthropy and community service has impacted his work and how his “four pillars” of importance help him organize and orient where he spends his time and his money.
Jeff Rogers of One Accord
When Jeff began to understand how his faith impacted his vocation, he found that everything in his life transformed. Watch to see how his business went from transactional to relational and how that changed his perspective on work, faith, and life.
Tyler Merrick of Project 7
Tyler was very successful in his family's business, but he felt God calling him to something more. Watch to see how Tyler used the gifts and the dreams that God gave him to start a company that gives back to the community.
Chris and Will Haughey of Tegu Toys
Brothers Chris and Will Haughey didn't start Tegu with toys on their mind. In fact, the company began with the simple notion that Honduras needed businesses which offered living wage jobs. However, the brothers were inspired by classic wooden toys on a trip to Europe and embarked on a quest to breathe new life into an old industry. Today, Tegu blocks inspire children while addressing unemployment, neglected natural and human resources, and the need for entrepreneurship in Honduras.
Tracie Fountain of TracieFountain.com
Tracie Fountain is a nutritionist teaching residents of Madison, Wisconsin, how eating veggies will help lower their blood pressure. Donnie Caffery sells food at his Richmond, Virginia, grocery store that resembles "how God created the food in the first place." Both of these Christians are motivated by the belief that our bodies are temples given to us by God—and thus should be stewarded rightly, if we are to have kingdom impact in this life.
George Toles of His Deal
George Toles grew up in the Billy Graham ere and wanted to be the type of person who could speak to thousands about Jesus. But when a career in commercial broadcasting didn’t give him the following he expected, he had to find another way to share his faith. See how losing his biggest platform actually opened the door for him to speak to people about the God he loves.
Rick Wong of The Five Abilities
Rick Wong wanted to make it in the music industry. Turns out God had different plans. Now having been a VP at Microsoft for over 15 years the current CEO/Founder of The Five Abilities sales coaching and consulting group, he can look back and see the way God has intentionally altered his life to put him exactly where he’s supposed to be.
JAY ROBERTSON OF CHILD'S PLAY INC
Jay Robertson, President of Child's Play, Inc., talks about how he stepped out in faith to start the charity, Playgrounds with a Purpose. Teaming up with other organizations, Playgrounds with a Purpose built a playground in an urban neighborhood in Philadelphia connected to Epiphany Fellowship. Watch their video to see the impact and benefit that playground has on the community
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