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Humphreys headlines Union conference on business and faith

JACKSON, Tenn.April 7, 2005 – Author and businessman Kent Humphreys will be the guest speaker for this year’s “Business Through the Eyes of Faith” conference April 13 at Union University.

The third annual conference is designed to encourage and equip members of the West Tennessee business community to integrate their Christian faith into their workplaces, according to Union business professor Kenny Holt.

“Union is an institution dedicated to equipping people to think Christianly and serve faithfully,” Holt said. “One of the reasons that God has us to work is to become his witnesses in the workplace. Kent Humphreys is going to address how we can be effective witnesses as we carry out our responsibilities at work.”

Humphreys spent 30 years as a successful business leader, owning and operating a nationwide general merchandise distribution business. He sold the family business and now serves as president of Fellowship of Companies for Christ International, a ministry focused on inspiring Christian business leaders through seminars and conferences.

He is the author of “Lasting Investments: A Pastor’s Guide for Equipping Workplace Leaders to Leave a Spiritual Legacy.” He also co-wrote the book “Show and Then Tell: Presenting the Gospel Through Daily Encounters” with his wife Davidene.

The conference begins at 11:45 a.m. in Union University’s Coburn Dining Room and will conclude at 1 p.m. Cost is $10 and includes lunch.

It is sponsored by Union’s McAfee School of Business Administration and its Center for Business and Economic Development.

Registration deadline is April 11. For more information, or to register for the conference, call (731) 661-5363 or (731) 661-5365.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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