Jeff currently serves as Director of Corporate Stewardship at
Evangelical Friends Church Southwest, regional headquarters
for 45 churches in California and Arizona. Prior to his call to
vocational ministry, he spent 20 years in the computer industry,
specializing in sales and marketing. Jeff and his wife Julie are leaders
at The Well, a new Friends church plant in Yorba Linda. Contact Jeff
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Founder/owner of WHA Inc., an award winning architectural firm, established in 1981, specializes in land planning and design projects around the world. He is a leader at Canyon Hills Friends Church, in Yorba Linda, where he and his wife Sue have served for nearly 20 years. Contact Bill
Mark has 50 years of business experience, with 20 of those years in international business. He was instrumental in founding Mission Energy Company, which became one of the largest independent power producers in the world. There he gained extensive experience in the start-up and management of multiple subsidiary companies globally. He and his wife Pat are active members at Richfield Community Church in Yorba Linda. Contact Mark
An independent business owner of a computer and network support company, he spent 20 years in corporate IT management over large point of sale networks for “big box” retail operations. He brings extensive expertise in business systems and organization. Rob and his wife Deann have been members of Rose Drive Friends Church for over 30 years where they actively serve in various leadership roles. Contact Rob
The board of directors is currently made up of the original founding members of Marketplace Ministries Worldwide.
Our original set of Core Values outlines those things that are important to us as we carry out our work.
These are the Critical Success Factors that direct how we operate:
The focus of all activity and investment is to increase the ministry of Jesus Christ. All profit from business
development will be utilized for the advancement of God’s kingdom with emphasis on the poor and marginalized.
Business development will primarily be focused in communities where a local church ministry is present.
We seek to deepen relationships in those communities so that our business prayerfully becomes an added blessing.
Increased Ministry Capacity
Our desire is to direct the fruit of profitable business ventures towards ministries that seek to honor Christ,
evangelize the lost and empower people to become all that God intends for them to be, with emphasis on
Business as Mission is an investment strategy for the Kingdom. When the unknown boy faithfully offered up his
meager lunch of fish and bread (John 6:1-15), God miraculously multiplied it. We seek to obediently offer our skills,
connections and resources so that God can multiply them in a sustainable strategy.
We invest in and support the business models that will generate earned income while doing biblically honoring,
community based business. Our goal is that all of our businesses will become self-sustainable as quickly as possible.