Meet Dr. W. Paul "Buddy" Crum
President & CEO
Dr. W. Paul "Buddy" Crum is a visionary leader with a heart to empower God's people in the marketplace. With a successful business background prior to becoming a pastor, Dr. Buddy Crum is uniquely qualified to help churches develop marketplace ministry that changes businesses, communities and ultimately, nations.
Before ordained as a minister with Christian International in 1986, Dr. Crum enjoyed a successful career as a corporate executive, entrepreneur and organization consultant. As president of the Charter Capital Corporation in the 1970's, he was responsible for acquiring and managing a real estate portfolio valued at over $100 million.
In 1986, he was ordained a minister with Christian International. In 1990, he became co-senior pastor of Life Center Family Church and director of Life Center Ministries, Inc., located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Along with his wife, Dr. Mary Crum, he helps church and business leaders discover their gifts of the spirit and destiny callings through individual consultations, workshops and conferences.
He is an expert in the areas of team building, understanding personal purpose, empowering effective leaders, mentoring, developing potential and effective communication.
He has authored several books, including Much More Than A Job: Your 24/7 Mission, Spiritual Principles of Money, Pressing On with Joy, Turning Your Regrets into Remembrances, The Future is Now: Break the Status Quo, and his latest, God the Entrepreneur.
As president of the Marketplace Alliance Group, he now devotes most of his time empowering churches and business leaders for marketplace ministry.
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Why Was Marketplace Alliance Group Started?
In 2003 Buddy Crum desiring to build a more in depth or involved process to work with the business people of the churches that had a clear vision for reaching their business people and developing a program for wealth, began what is today The Marketplace Alliance Group.
The Marketplace Alliance Group is designed to bring diversified churches together into an alliance in order to make a greater impact through business and business people. It is believed that this is one of the means for providing for the transfer of wealth to the Church or the Body of Christ.
To begin this process, Marketplace Alliance Group chose six churches of various sizes and diversity to refine the Marketplace Alliance process. This has continued to be an ongoing course of action in order to develop and refine an effective means of reaching entrepreneurs, business owners and those who are employed at all levels within the local church.
There have been many changes and refining as the understanding of how to make this an integral and relevant part of a local church.
"God builds the person, to build a business to impact the world and advance the Kingdom of God."
While the Bible is a corporate Book describing God's plans and purpose, it seems to have a pattern for developing His people. In order for the individual to progress in their development and maturity of their God given purpose on earth, they must build their character, inner person, in order to be stable in all their ways.
It is often said that "God makes the person before He will make the ministry, the career or the business."
We believe that God's plan and purpose for the individual is to be successful in the natural world, including the financial world. However, we must learn God's principles and how to practically apply them to our daily lives.
Most people seem to fail for lack of understanding or knowledge. These principles and strategies for how money works need to be taught early in a person's life, although it is never too late. We teach these principles and strategies in a practical way with the means to appropriate them to your lifestyle.
We also work with our young people to help develop their skills in money management early.
It is well known that most businesses that fail do so in their first five years. In order to be successful in the workplace or marketplace a person needs to be trained in the skills of business and life.
Although the colleges and advanced schools teach many of these principles, we are designed to train participants in a very practical way and from a Biblical perspective.
The MAG training is incorporated with other added values of Executive Coaching and Business Consulting. The end result of these practices and principles is to develop those Kingdom Entrepreneurs to advance God's work on earth.
Every person in leadership of an organization should have a vision from God as to how they intend to impact the world for Him. Why and what is their calling? It is more than making money or a profit.
When God gives us the "desires of our heart" it is in compliance with His eternal purpose and plans. We are able to help identify, clarify and advance this vision. The vision holder is able to combine their gifts and talents and callings with that of other gifted business leaders to impact the world in a greater way.
The final impact occurs when individuals, their businesses and community outreach efforts converge and align with God's plans and purpose for the human race. Our service to God in these endeavors brings about the harvest or wealth through advancing the Kingdom of God in the Marketplace.