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Kingdom Business Tour

Monday, 14 Aug
9:30 AM – 1.30:XNUMX PM EDT

Conference: Training & Coaching

Tuesday & Wednesday, 15 – 16 Aug
9:30 AM – 2.00:XNUMX PM EDT

Investors Forum

Thursday, 17 Aug
9:30 AM – 2.00:XNUMX PM EDT

International Business Plan Competition

Friday, 18 Aug
9:30 AM – 1.30:XNUMX PM EDT

State of the Ministry

Saturday, 19 Aug
11:00 AM – 1.00:XNUMX PM EDT

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Join us for our virtual event this year with participants from all over the world.

Simultaneous translations are available in French and Spanish.



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for the whole week of events



A provider for God’s work, His people, and the community; a defender of the faith, God’s people, and the innocent


To be chosen; set apart on a unique assignment


The public square; the place where commerce takes place and where value is created through a medium of exchange

At this conference, you will:

  • Discover your calling and learn how to realize it through business
  • Learn how to incorporate God’s call for your life into an existing business
  • Hear from Biblical Entrepreneurs who have achieved sustained freedom with passive income
  • Be inspired by successful Biblical Entrepreneurs who are walking out their calling in business
  • Connect with other Biblical Entrepreneurs who are building successful Kingdom businesses while impacting their communities and nations


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Chief Servant Officer
Nehemiah Entrepreneurship Community

Patrice, NPIM co-founder and Chief Servant Officer, has trained and coached over 15,000 individuals around the world on how to start or expand their businesses using business training and coaching principles found in the Bible. Through his training and coaching system, his clients have raised millions of dollars in funding capital, generated a combined income of over $100 million dollars, and created thousands of jobs. Patrice is the author of several books and training curriculums including Biblical Entrepreneurship, which has an adult and youth version, Nothing but a Jar of Oil, The Buck Stops with You, and many more.

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New York Times Best-selling author
of “Life Without Limits”, Coach, and Entrepreneur

NICK VUJICIC is an Australian motivational speaker, the founder of Life Without Limbs, and a Christian evangelist. He was born without any arms or legs, but despite his disability, he has gone on to inspire and motivate many people from all walks of life. Nick ranked #11 motivational speaker globally according to the Global Gurus 2021 list. As a speaker, he has traveled the world and shared his story with millions and has addressed audiences, including students, teachers, youth, business people, entrepreneurs, and church congregations. He has also been interviewed on TV programs around the world.

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Go to Market Impact LLC

SUSAN is a consultant, keynote speaker, and interim executive that has helped hundreds of leaders in businesses, non-profits and associations, municipalities, and faith-based organizations to successfully accelerate revenue and positive outcomes for employees, customers, and communities. Susan has held executive roles with IBM, Siemens, and Nokia. She had served on the board of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), as board vice-chair and Chief Marketing Officer of the Telecommunications Industry Association, and on the board of the YMCA. Susan founded Go to Market Impact LLC to help changemakers with big ideas for improving our world to be able to get traction faster and confidently accelerate results.

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Consultant and
Author of “Why Business Matters to God”

After approximately twenty years in leadership at Seattle Pacific University, Jeff Van Duzer stepped into “retirement” in the summer of 2019. Since retiring, he has continued to serve as a consultant to SPU, to teach as an adjunct and to write on a theology of business. He chairs the board of a local ministry serving homeless youth. He also is active as a mentor, serves in leadership roles at his church, and has recently reinstated his law license with the goal of providing pro bono services to underserved populations.

Before retiring, Jeff served as the Dean of the School of Business and Economics for over a decade and as Provost for the University for six years. He is the author of “Why Business Matters to God” and many other papers and articles focusing on a biblical understanding of business

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Serial entrepreneur, technology disruptor, investor,
and global ministry leader

Tim Abels is a serial entrepreneur, technology disruptor, investor, and global ministry leader. His startups include two IPO, third sold to Sprint, initial Microsoft Visual Studio, 5 divisions at Dell, Intel Capital cloud startup in 2021, and international Christian non-profits.

Tim was a Principal Engineer at Intel where he was Director of Innovation Lab. He co-chaired Dell patent committee for 7 years and filed over 100 patents. He evaluated over 600 startups for Intel Capital, Austin Ventures, and Dell Ventures, including VMware investment and later acquisitions. Tim was at the seminal conferences for Comdex, SD East & West, JavaOne, Netscape, MS PDX, Linuxworld, VMworld and ARM, presenting at most.

Tim earned his master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University. Taught 20 courses at Purdue and Ohio State, especially senior level Algorithms.

Tim has a heart for Christian companies operating as BAMs (Business as Mission), where Africa Community Aid zero-interest microloans has funded over 11,000 startups, while teaching many churches life-giving gospel, disciple making, biblical business and family life skills.

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Chairman & CEO
Conquer Worldwide

DR. ROBERT WATKINS is a recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. For over 20 years, known as The Empire Builder, he is a heart-centered financier completely focused on his God-given mission– to educate, empower and equip people around the globe to build empires that transfer wealth through generations. Drawing from his journey of moving from financial ashes to influential wealth strategist, his monetary wisdom has enabled business owners, from startups to seasoned, to become successful entrepreneurs and avoid the traps that make most businesses fail. In just the last two years alone, Dr. Watkins has invested in over 200 new business owners, assisted thousands of families in changing the trajectory of their financial legacies, and facilitated more than $10 million in capital for burgeoning startups. Not only is this multi-dimensional Army veteran a bestselling author, servant-hearted minister, and investor, but he is a financial consultant who has helped build seven-figure businesses as the CEO of the consulting firm he founded, Conquer Worldwide.

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Founder and President
Marketplace Leaders Ministries

OS HILLMAN is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant on the subject of faith at work. He is Founder and President of Marketplace Leaders Ministries, an organization whose purpose is to train men and women to fulfill their calling in and through their work life and to view their work as ministry. He has written 20 books on faith and work-related subjects and a daily workplace email devotional entitled TGIF – Today God Is First that is read by hundreds of thousands of people daily in 105 countries. He has been featured on CNBC, NBC, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Associated Press and many other national media as a spokesperson on faith at work. Os is married to Pamela and they live in north Atlanta.

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Founder and Chief Fire Igniter
Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur

Shae Bynes is a passionate storyteller, mentor, and strategist who equips leaders to be catalysts for transformation in the marketplace. Known as “Chief Fire Igniter”, Shae co-founded the Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur movement in 2012, and her most popular book Grace Over Grind: How Grace Will Take Your Business Where Grinding Can’t is shifting the way people live, work, and engage the world around them. Whether she is sharing on platforms publicly or consulting privately, you can expect Shae to deliver an abundance of truth with love, grace, and contagious joy. Shae has been married to her husband Phil for 23 years and is mom to three beautiful daughters. She has a healthy addiction to sunshine and water and calls the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area her home.

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Founder and Director
Heaven in Business

ANDY is the founder and director of Heaven in Business, a movement to connect and catalyze believers in the marketplace to partner with God in their realm of influence. Coming from New Zealand, Andy has 15+ years of experience helping individuals and organizations discover and align with purpose, then develop practical steps to make dreams a reality. He is the author of Finding Hope in Crazy Times and God With You at Work. Together with his wife, Janine, Andy also leads Dream Culture, a workshop that catalyzes people to discover and live their dreams.

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Founder- Lead Developer
i61 Business Development Network

ROBERT developed his marketing skills with the likes of Coca-Cola, Novartis Pharmaceutical, and Bristol-Myers Squibb over 25 years. Over the course of his professional career, he has been privileged to be instrumental in the launch of six major brands, personally responsible for over $150 million in revenue, and a recipient of national sales and leadership development awards. His successful experience in sales/marketing through ever-changing economic conditions has positioned him to be able to assist privately held family businesses achieve similar success. In April 2016, he founded i61, inc., which is a consulting firm whose mission is to see transformation in marriages, communities, cities, and nations they serve. In January 2019, Robert partnered with his wife, Kay Lee, to launch Power Couples by Design™. Created for couples in business, it is a breakthrough consulting and coaching program designed to equip couples to improve their communication and conflict resolution abilities while developing growth strategies for their business. Their objective is to build Thriving Marriages and Prosperous Businesses. Robert has been married for 14 years to Kay Lee Fukui. They reside in Pasadena, CA, and have a little Yorkie named Pippa.

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Founder and President
Soorin Backer Ministries, Inc.

Spirit-filled, intense, passionate, dynamic, revelatory, and transformational. SOORIN’s calling in life is to reveal the heart of The Father who loves with such fierce passion. Having personally experienced the freedom and the love of Jesus Christ, she utilizes her education, her years of serving in ministry, and her own personal testimony to dismantle the lies of the enemy to establish each person’s true identity in Christ. Her prophetic insights and words over individuals and churches have led to lives being transformed and communities being restored. Soorin has served as a college professor, TV show host, and women’s ministry leader and is now President and Founder of her own ministry, Soorin Backer Ministries, Inc.

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Founder and Chairman of the Initial Licensing
Contract Exchange (ILOCX)

A British national based in London, he was granted a broker’s license before the age of 21, which led to a financial career creating instruments such as convertible debentures for investments into US companies, Discounted Bonds, as well as innovative Private Equity and Pre-venture Capital structures.

A social entrepreneur and investor, he funded the first oil exploration venture in the Sudan 20 years ago. He is the founder of eight private equity firms that have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in various businesses, ranging from infrastructure, health care, IT technology, luxury goods and media.

He is the Founder and Chairman of the Initial Licensing Contract Exchange (ILOCX), a trading platform where innovative companies list license offerings enabling investors to participate in these companies’ growth through social media promotions.

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Senior Pastor
Carolina Missionary Baptist Church

PASTOR ANTHONY has served as the Senior Pastor of the Carolina Missionary Baptist Church for over 30 years. Under his leadership, he has led the congregation in the acquisition of 18.34 acres of land for the purpose of developing a campus for the advancement of God’s Kingdom. The project currently includes a Family Life Center and an upcoming state-of-the-art affordable housing for single mothers who are HIV positive or have Aids. Pastor Moore began his educational pursuits at Bishop College, now called Paul Quinn College, in Dallas, Texas. He is a graduate of the Harvard University Summer Institute. for Leaders and the Oxford University Theological Foundation with a Master of Theology degree. Pastor Anthony and First Lady Cynthia are the proud parents of Sharnessa, Jamal, and Joshua, and they have three beautiful grandchildren: Jeniya, Jaylin, and Lyric.

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Lead Pastor

PASTOR DERRILL CORBIN and his wife, Michal, currently serve as the Lead Pastors of Mannahouse (formerly City Bible Church). They met at Portland Bible College and were married soon after graduating. Together, they planted and pastored a multi-site church in the northwest for more than 16 years before returning to Mannahouse, where they served as Campus Pastors, Global Directors, and now serve as Lead Pastors. They are known for their personal and creative leadership and insightful communication and are focused on and dedicated to leading a movement of disciples who make disciples. Derrill & Michal reside in Camas, Washington with their three young adult children, Mariah, Judah & Noah.

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Senior Leader
Word of Salvation, Paris

PASTOR NOELA serves as the senior leader of one of the fastest-growing ministries in France, the evangelical church Parole Du Salut (translation: Word of Salvation), an extension of Parole Du Salut in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. His faith sparked a deep thirst for the knowledge of Christ, which led him to pursue studying and teaching God’s Word. Under the leadership and teaching of Pastor Jacques Andre Vernaud, Pastor Noela served as Youth and Prayer Unit Leader at AEG: Evangelical Action of Gombe, which later became Parole Due Salut Kinshasa Church, an extension of La Borne Church. After over a decade of service, he transferred to Paris with his wife, Mamina Akeiwa, and their four children to continue his studies and grow his own ministerial career by planting his own church.

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Elevation Academy

PASTOR GABRIEL is a devout Christian, loving father, husband, pastor, teacher, speaker, coach, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and president of Le Nouvel Horizon (BE program in France) and the founder of Basilea Training (the BE program in DR Congo). He is also the founder of Elevation Academy private school in Kinshasa, DR Congo. He serves as the senior pastor of Eglise La Mosaïque in Paris, France, and the Regional Director for Nehemiah Entrepreneurship Community Africa. He also sits on the board for Le SEL (Compassion International France). Pastor Gabriel is married to his lovely wife, Sylvie Oleko, with whom they share two wonderful kids, Emmanuel and Dorothée.

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Founder of Alpha
Kingdom Capital

Rich Mason, has worked over 38 years in technical, business, management, and sales, founding six startup companies, and evaluating many startups in his career. As founder of Alpha Kingdom Capital, the Business as Mission Venture Capital Firm, and as an angel investor and Serial Entrepreneur, Rich Mason has a heart for helping people fulfill their God-given callings in starting Christian-run businesses. His startups participated in several industries, including Communication Services Provider, Smart Buildings, Computer Networking Services, and Alternative Energy.

Rich’s ministry includes founding Alpha World Ministries, which did the original Do You Believe event, chairing the council in the Tarpon Springs church his family and he attended, leading small groups and Bible studies, organizing hurricane relief, among other serving positions.

After starting college in Brooklyn, NY, and then finishing in the Tampa, Florida, area, he and his family felt led to Portland Oregon, Oregon, where they currently divide their time with Tampa Florida. He and his wife of thirty-five years have three grown children.

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Boston 25
News Team

JASON & VANESSA are both a part of the Boston 25 News team and together, they have three young boys. Jason, a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM), has been in the Boston 25 Storm Tracker Weather team since January 2015, and he also appears on the Boston 25 Weekend Morning Editions.

Vanessa, a graduate of the University of Georgia, joined the Boston 25 News team in 2015 and she has had the opportunity to cover multiple important and impactful news stories across Massachusetts. Vanessa, on top of being a two-time Best Anchor award winner for the Boston/New England Emmy Awards, has a heart for service and is actively involved with Boston Partners in Education, Veterans Inc., the American Red Cross of Massachusetts, Make-A-Wish, the New England Chapter of JDRF, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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Nehemiah Week is an annual global virtual Kingdom business conference for business owners and individuals looking to start their own business. It is a four in one virtual conference featuring a Kingdom Business Tour, a conference, an Investors Forumand the International Business Plan Competition.

As the finale, there is a bonus State of the Ministry event that highlights the impact that the Nehemiah Entrepreneurship Community is having around the world together with the announcement of The 2023 International Business Plan Competition Winner.

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Key Facts You Should Know

  1. Nehemiah Week 2023 is presented by Nehemiah Entrepreneurship Community, an organization that has been growing Kingdom businesses for over two decades across five global regions.
  2. Nehemiah Week 2023 is strategically designed to benefit business professionals of all types and at all stages of their work-life or career.
  3. Consultants, startups, coaches, advisors, solo entrepreneurs, multi-level marketers, ministry leaders, nonprofits, for-profits, part-timers, career change, and seasoned business professionals all reap benefits from attending Nehemiah Week 2023.
  4. If you do business or are thinking about launching a business, Nehemiah Week 2023 offers transformational in-the-trenches training and direction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will attending Nehemiah Week be beneficial for me if I have a startup or haven’t even launched my business yet?
A: YES! You’ll love what you learn, from sales to marketing, to business planning, to how to get and keep it together even when you are still finding your way. In addition to all that you will learn, you’ll also develop critical new contacts and relationships that you can turn to in the months and years ahead – people who have been in your shoes and have great insights for the road ahead.

Q: I’ve been in business for years. What will I gain at Nehemiah Week 2023?
A: Many entrepreneurs attend Nehemiah Week conferences year after year. They know they will walk away with new ideas, timely insights, valuable new relationships, and a renewed passion and energy for their business calling.

Q: What if I can’t attend all 5 hours every day or miss some days?
A: The best way to experience Nehemiah Week is as a live, virtual event. However, we understand that you have commitments and responsibilities you can’t always change. Included with your registration is recorded video access to every hour of every day’s sessions that will be available to you shortly after the final day of the conference. Even if you can’t be there live, you’ll have post-conference access to the full event.

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