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First Annual Faith and Business Best Practices Forum

  • Oak Valley College Campus 404 N. 7th Street Colton, CA 92324 (map)

Smart churches are leveraging the skills and experiences of their business-minded members. Join a panel discussion of area church and business leaders to discuss innovative ways to embrace business professionals and incorporate business principles into ministry work.


Topics include:

  • Leveraging business professionals on leadership teams

  • Building business and entrepreneur affinity groups

  • Aligning business expertise to create connections and develop networks

  • Debunking taboos about mixing business and ministry

  • Equipping business leaders for evangelistic outreach



Hilda Kennedy

President, AmPac Business Capital

Ms. Kennedy is the President and Founder of AmPac Tri State CDC; a nonprofit economic development corporation certified by the United States Small Business Administration to provide SBA guaranteed 504 loans for new and growing small businesses. AmPac is the SBA’s first faith-based certified lender in the country.


Pastor Marco Garcia

Senior Pastor, The Way World Outreach

With a heart of compassion for the lost, poor, hurting, and broken, Pastor Garcia has steadily led The Way World Outreach to extend to 2 campuses within the city of San Bernardino. Between these 2 campuses there is a total of 12 Weekly Services, over 100 ministries, several Weekly Discipleship Classes, and various Special Interest Bible Studies.


Eric Blum

President, Oak Valley College

President Blum guides and manages the day-to-day operations of the College, including implementation of the mission, vision, and values throughout the College. President Blum earned his graduate degree from the University of Washington and his BA in Government, Politics, Philosophy, and Ecnomics from Claremont McKenna College.  Mr. Blum has more than 20 years of administrative experience in higher education including leadership positions at the University of Redlands, UC Riverside, and UCLA.


Joe Annunziato

CEO, Cerenzia Foods

Mr. Annunziato is first and foremost a husband to Christine for 30 years and father to six wonderful children – Alyssa, Michael, Leanna, Francis, Joie, and Natalie. He has also served as the CEO of Cerenzia Foods for 33 years. Mr. Annunziato serves in ministry as an Elder at Water of Life Church, and he oversees The Rivers Edge Ranch men’s restoration ranch. He has a deep passion for outreach and bringing the hope of Jesus into our local community and the world.


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