Faith at Work is a half day business symposium connecting the local business community with the NGU Business School. This event showcases Christ-centered entrepreneurs sharing their stories while encouraging the hopes/dreams of young NGU business students. Attended by the entire College of Business & Sport Professions, NGU Business Alum, and area Business Professionals, this symposium is designed to showcase Christ-centered entrepreneurs leading their company for Christ.
Heading into its 4th year, Faith at Work was designed to provide Christian business leaders a platform to share their faith integration and Christ-centered business practices. Attendees are motivated to develop a Christian Worldview of business operations while gaining necessary exposure to critical, contemporary, real-world issues approached from the Biblical perspective. The event serves as a premier opportunity for business students to learn from and network with area business executives.
Each of the first three symposiums hosted over 500 business students and dozens of area business leaders learning from some of the most successful faith-driven professionals including:
- William Renfrow, President and CEO – Renfrow Industrial
- Peter Freissle, President – Polydeck Screen Corporation
- Don Wilson, CEO – Engineered Systems
- Kip Miller, CEO - Eastern Industrial
- Eric Weir, CEO- WCM Global Wealth
- Will W. Huss, CEO - Trehel Corporation
- Brandi Amidon – Mayor Travelers Rest
- David Barge, CEO - Barge Timberland Management, INC
- Ramono Nieve-Lugo, Principal - Unicomm Media Group
2019 Guest Speakers
President of Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc.
Only 13% of all family-owned businesses are passed down to the 3rd generation. W.T. ‘Tobin’ Cassels III became President and COO of his family-owned company, Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc., in 2001.
Tobin first began working at Southeastern as a trailer shop mechanic in 1973 when he was thirteen years old. He was paid $1.65/hour. He began working full time in 1983 after graduating with a degree in economics from Washington & Lee University.
Tobin learned the business from the ground up by working in the shop, the warehouse, and serving as both a pickup and delivery driver and an over-the-road driver. He became a Christian through the influence of his boss and mentor during his late twenties.
Southeastern Freight Lines is a non-union, regional, less-than-truckload carrier operating in 89 service centers located in 13 states and Puerto Rico. Southeastern has 8,300 employees and annual revenue of $1.1 billion. Currently, Southeastern is the 11th largest LTL carrier in the United States. Since its founding in 1950, Southeastern has never had a layoff.
Tobin married Pat Hook of West Columbia and together they have a daughter named Rustin. The Cassels worship at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia.
Fox News Channel's Chief Religion Correspondent
Lauren Green currently serves as Fox News Channel's (FNC) chief religion correspondent based in the New York bureau. She joined FNC in 1996.
Prior to joining FNC, Green served as a weekend news anchor and correspondent at WBBM-TV (CBS-2) in Chicago, IL. From 1988 to 1993, she was a general assignment reporter at KSTP-TV (ABC-5) in St. Paul, Minnesota.
In 2017, Green published a book entitled Lighthouse Faith: God as a Living Reality in a World Immersed in Fog where she explores the heart of the Christian doctrine and a pathway of perceiving God as an interactive hands-on presence; caring and loving being.
In addition to FNC and writing, Green is a reputable concert pianist with a degree in piano performance from The University of Minnesota. She has interviewed some of the most prominent people in the classical music world including Placido Domingo, Pierre Boulez, Joshua Bell and has covered such events as the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and opening night of The Metropolitan Opera. In 2004, she released her debut album, "Classic Beauty."
A graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Green was named Miss Minnesota in 1984 and was the third runner-up in the 1985 Miss America contest.
CEO of Exodus Aircraft, LLC
Joshua Kimbrell was born and raised in the Upstate of South Carolina, a fact that adds to his passion to preserve South Carolina’s history of faith, freedom and free markets. Josh is the Chief Executive Officer for Exodus Aircraft, LLC. Exodus Aircraft is a company that believes in bringing back the glory days of aviation, where flight crews were impeccably attired, service was exceptional, and flying was a destination in and of itself. Exodus Aircraft is a God-honoring company, which seeks to make an impact for Christ through all of its flight operations and through all company and associate interactions.
In addition to his business experience, through his daily Radio program “Common Cents” Josh continues to seek to build a culture of life, liberty and economic opportunity for all South Carolinians. His extensive experience in Commercial Banking in the Upstate, Radio and TV commentary, and involvement in the political arena most recently capped by a run for Congress, Josh leads a life that is all part of his dream to build a stronger South Carolina and economic opportunity for all.
The 4thAnnual Faith at Work
Friday, February 8, 2019 in the Turner Chapel from 1-5p.m.
North Greenville University - Turner Chapel (See Map Building #6)
7801 N. Tigerville Rd.
Tigerville, SC 29688
FREE Event, registration required.