Get To Know Our Business-Minded Christian Leaders
James M. Barthel:
James Barthel, MBA, MEng founded KBA in 2006 is passionate about growing and transforming business integrating faith and work to realize greater success and achieve significance. He is a sought-after business expert, Business Advisor, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Author, and sought-after Speaker on building Godly focused Kingdom advancing impactful and influential businesses.
James is driven to serve others with a focus on advising, consulting, and coaching other Business and Non-Profit Leaders. His expertise in integrating faith and work is not based primarily on "book" theory or unproven concepts that sound good but rather built on 20 years of actual in the seat Christian Entrepreneur business leadership success, proven to bring transformation and growth in two decades of optimized actual applications. His know how includes the How-To in applying innovative breakthrough leadership and management methods, processes and systems.
His services are offered through his His consulting company, New Horizons LLC (www.new-horizonsllc.com) . Specialty expertise includes integrating strategic growth planning initiatives and optimized best business practices, in conjunction with Business Leader inspired Higher Purpose Organization Faith-Based vision & mission, biblical values that drive company culture and produce an extra-ordinary business value. Most business leaders lack the expertise to actually build such a company and the how to bring their faith to work. Let us help you build that business:
· Allowing the organization to achieve higher levels of growth,
· Increasing owner shareholder value and business profitability, and
· Providing greater team member engagement and job satisfaction.
Allowing the entire team to experience breakthrough and embark on a New Horizon of success and significance.
James previously served as CEO leading his Company from entrepreneurial start-up, through several business pivots, and developing and implementing a successful vertical integration growth strategy to create the largest and most respected Company in the nationwide market. He also led the development and implementation of a successful exit strategy, allowing for the continued growth and business success. His responsibilities included overall leadership, strategy and growth and aligning team culture with mission and values, as well as general operations. The Company was regularly recognized for achieving high customer satisfaction ratings, routinely selected in the national “Best Places to Work”, awarded Inc. magazine’s Top 5000 Companies, and appearing in national news and business magazines including Forbes, being recognized for the Higher Purpose approach and business expansion.
He is a husband of 28 years to Karin (his Wife and Kingdom Partner), and together they have raised a family of six children. He holds MBA and Mechanical Engineering degrees from the University of Colorado. His additional passions include peace work in the Holy Land Israel and now, “more than” an occasional golf game.
Pastor Larry Wickes is founder and president of Keys of the Kingdom International. After serving as an associate pastor in a large church for fifteen years God called him and his wife to leave the security of the church and take the message of healing and deliverance to marketplace leaders. Pastor Larry has been serving marketplace leaders since September 2006 as a Life Coach specializing in Spiritual Development. Pastor Larry and his wife Joanie meet with business leaders to pray and intercede over their businesses. They have developed a team of prophetic intercessors that go into businesses and seek to hear God’s voice and to identify demonic strongholds that can be holding a business back from becoming a Kingdom Business. He also meets with leaders on an individual basis as a life coach. Pastor Larry worked with Fellowship of Christian Athletes for several years. He has also been a part of Kingdom Business Alliance since 2007. Pastor Larry graduated Wagner Leadership Institute with a Master’s in Practical Ministry. He and his wife Joanie have been married for thirty-nine years. Together they have three children and one child from a previous marriage. They have nine, soon to be, ten grandchildren.
Mike Saunders, MBA
Mike Saunders is a speaker, bestselling author of four books, and a successful business coach who holds an MBA in Marketing.
Mike is also an Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council.
He has interviewed hundreds of industry experts on his podcast and is always striving to learn from other thought leaders.
Mike is most passionate about seeing his family grow up with high spiritual values and providing them opportunities to succeed in life.
He is heavily involved in his local church and is focused on teaching others the benefits of giving and serving.
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Kingdom Business “workplace apostles” continuously role model!
Business is my ministry – Recognize and acknowledge the Lord’s calling and anointing for our lives to serve Him through business today.
Learn and Train – Gain understanding and insight into Kingdom Business scriptural principles, to equip and train for implementation of strategies and actions.
Coordinate – Organize and facilitate covenant relationships among, and support for, the Kingdom Business community.
Great Commission – Prepare for Kingdom impact in God’s economy and secular world to leverage the prosperity and influence to the benefit of the church, our families, our communities, our nation, and missions worldwide.
Abundance – Jesus said “…I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” (John 10:10 NIV)
Prayer – The daily release of God’s word and praise: the transforming power of prayer in our individual lives which brings His Kingdom come, His will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.
We have been called …
The Lord Jesus declared:
“…Seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness and all these things shall be granted unto you” (Matthew 6:33 NIV)
We are called to put Kingdom core beliefs, values and principles first; building His Kingdom.
Our Business Mission is to:
- Nurture those who work in, who own, who operate businesses, and those who have committed to work according to Kingdom Core Beliefs, Values, and Principles in their jobs.
- Demonstrate that commitment in our actions on the spiritual battlefields of Today’s Marketplace.
- Demonstrate the pursuit of excellence and the establishment of “solid gold” reputations
- Be known for being reliable, being trustworthy, and reaping the rewards of these characteristics.
- Witness that those who successfully implement Kingdom business principles will experience the transformational power of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit in both their personal and professional lives.