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We live in the richest civilization that has ever existed.

Yet, people are still living in poverty.

People perish for a lack of knowledge.

But, since the Bible teaches wealth, believers should not be in poverty because of a lack of knowledge.

Most believers have heard that God has given us the power to get wealth. But the problem is that they don’t know what wealth is or what the Bible teaches about wealth.

How about asking the experts how they applied Biblical principles to accumulate wealth at


Strategies for Building Wealth & Practical Tools to Get You There!

November 5th -  6th

Our presenters are all well established and successful in their field of expertise.

They’re joining with the Marketplace Alliance Group to explain the inner workings of obtaining wealth, how to get and keep wealth, and share their knowledge on the wealth building tools that are working today!

You’ll hear from brilliant financial strategists, real estate experts, venture capitalists, and more!

Meet Our Presenters

Dr. Buddy Crum

Topic: What Is Wealth Building?

Dr. W. Paul “Buddy” Crum, Jr. is a visionary leader and author with a heart to empower God’s people for the marketplace. The author brings to the public a combination of education, empirical knowledge and experience in in both the disciplines of business and as a church leader. This unique combination and depth in both, provides the ability to combine them into this authentic approach of understanding entrepreneurship.

Paul (Buddy) Crum was recognized as a leader and pioneer in the financial services profession. In this profession he was a broker, salesman, financial planner and principal owner of several broker-dealer organizations. Dr Buddy helped in the founding of the College of Financial Planning and was the first graduating class of Certified Financial Planners (CFP).

During this time, he held credentials as a Registered Investment Advisor and was a member of the Board of Directors of International Association of Financial Planners, licensed as a Real Estate Broker, a principal with the NSAD as well as registered with a number of regional stock brokerage firms.

In addition, he was co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Psychological Studies Institute, a joint venture with Georgia State University. It was designed to provide a Christian based curriculum as a means for counselors to receive a Master’s Degree from Georgia State University and Psychology Studies Institute.

Dr. Buddy serves as the co-founder and Sr. Leader of Life Center Ministries, Founder of God the Entrepreneur, and husband to Dr. Mary Crum, Founder of Life Center Ministries and father to 2 sons and 5 grandsons.

John White, Jr.

Topic: Attitudes for Attaining Wealth

John White, Jr. is a U.S. Army veteran who served as an Emergency Medical Technician. With his military background, he became accustomed to being in positions of responsibility, developed a wide range of leadership skills to educate others on how to set goals and work to achieve them.

He has worked with top companies like Home Depot and Hallmark Cards where he organized and worked closely with store owners, store managers and district managers to increase profitability and fostered environments of teamwork to help them grow their business.

He is the CEO and Founder of White On White Enterprises, a Marketing Systems Provider that helps emerging entrepreneurs and small businesses leverage proven marketing systems to get dramatic growth in their business. WOWE was founded by the knowledge of entrepreneurs with a proven track record for building fast-growth local businesses. John is passionate about helping small, local businesses and professional practices create scalable, profitable marketing systems that enable them to achieve their growth goals.

John is an Elder of The Life Center Ministries, under the leadership of Apostle Paul “Buddy” and Dr. Mary Crum. He is a passionate minister serving alongside his wife, Dr. Dawn White, as the Co-Director of The Marketplace Alliance Group Ministry, which is a business ministry that provides training on practical application of Biblical principles in the marketplace for Kingdom-minded Christians craving to apply Biblical principles in a business environment and in the workplace.

He is a graduate of Speak the Word School of Ministry – a school for those called to the five-fold ministry under the auspices of The Christian House of Prayer, located in Killeen, TX, and studied Biblical Education at Atlantic Southern Bible College in Lilburn, GA.

Tony Brown

Topic: How To Analyze an Investment

Tony Brown currently serves on The Life Center's Prophetic and Supernatural Healing & Deliverance Ministry Teams.  In his professional career, Tony currently serves as an alternative investments research analyst where he mainly researches and conducts investment due diligence for alternative investment funds and structured products. 

He also serves as an Associate Adjunct Professor in finance at the University of Maryland Global Campus.  Prior to joining Advisor Group in 2014, he served as senior credit and financial analyst in Morgan Stanley's Technology Business Development Group. 

Prior to Morgan Stanley, he worked in investment banking as a leveraged loan trader at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey where he co-managed a proprietary leveraged loan trading book from 2005-2011.  Previous to SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, he served as a full-time visiting finance instructor at Clark Atlanta University (CAU) from 2002-2005 where he taught undergraduate finance courses. 

He obtained his MBA in 2002 from CAU, Tony worked in private equity at Enron Investment Partners and in corporate finance and trading at Enron Capital & Trade Resources.  Before obtaining his BA degree at CAU in 1997, he served four years in the United States Army with a campaign in Operation Desert Storm & Shield in the 197th Brigade Stryker Battalion.  Tony has been the holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation since 2003 and is currently pursuing a Master of Theological Studies.

Mike Ross

Topic: Developing a Stock Portfolio

Mike Ross is an independent financial advisor dedicated to helping people confidently achieve their financial goals. After years of serving some of America's wealthiest families, he left the big firms to start My Money Coach to bring quality investment management and financial planning to the masses.

With a dual major in business and finance, the Certified Financial Planner designation, and over 18 years of experience in the field, he is passionate about taking evidence-based financial principles and helping people apply them in their lives. He believes that the combination of education, encouragement, and planning are the essential elements necessary to help people develop peace of mind with regard to their financial future.

Mike has been married to his wife, Brandy, for almost 16 years. They live with their 10-year-old son, Liam, in Cramerton, NC, which is a suburb of Charlotte. Mike is active in his local church, serves on the board of 3 non-profits, and is a constant advocate for being a good steward of the time, talent, and treasure he has been blessed with.

Darrin Collins

Topic: Real Estate Investments

Darrin Collins is an investor and a serial entrepreneur. He is a national speaker and a coach to the coaches. Over the past 20 plus years he has bought and sold well over one thousand houses through his companies.

He is the founder and current CEO of the Pro Home Buyers, a DBA of A.I. Holdings Inc., a North Carolina based real estate Investment Company, with a focus on wholesale houses and apartment complexes. The Pro Home Buyers is known as one of the leading residential house-buying companies in North and South Carolina.

Darrin has assisted many investor clients around the country with their strategy, distribution/allocation and long-term wealth building. His unique approach to creating value, is one of the reasons for his and his clients’ continued success. He has used real estate as a primary asset for wealth building strategies for himself and his clients.

Darrin has also founded a real estate brokerage, Crist Collins Realty, as well as a property management company, CCR Property Management. These are both thriving companies that are managed by his wife Lindsey.

Eric Etheridge

Topic: Real Estate Property

Eric Etheridge is a seasoned real estate professional with over 20 years of experience.  Eight of those 20 years, he has worked as a Realtor.  He is also a Certified Real Estate Appraiser for 20 years. He owns and the principal appraisal of his own appraisal company.  Over the past two decades, he has been a part of many real estate transactions as an Appraiser, Realtor, and Investor which gives him a wealth of knowledge in residential real estate. He enjoys educating, and seeing people grow in their knowledge of the Real Estate.

Prior to getting involved in Real Estate Eric was a contractor working as a Systems Analysis for the Depart of Defense. He later worked for MCI and Bellsouth as a Quality Assurance Engineer.

In addition, he has a BA in Information Technology and Business Management from West Virginia Institute of Technology which is now part of the West Virginia University System.

He is currently a member of Life Center Ministries and services as a team captain and trainer on their prophetic and the miracles team. He also has lead Life Center Power evangelism ministry teams on the street to demonstrate the power and love of Christ.

Eric was born and raised in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. He is married to his wife Monique for over 23 years who also co-labors with him in life and ministry.

Don Wales

Topic: Financial Planning

Don A. Wales is an Apostle, businessman, investor, entrepreneur and consultant. He is a graduate of Oral Roberts University, where he earned his degree in Biblical Literature.

He served in the United States Air Force and lived 6 years in the Netherlands (Holland). He has planted several churches and sits on the board of several ministries and businesses. God has uniquely called Don to stand in the church and in business. he has a remarkable grace to preach the Word of God as well as consult with major corporations.

He served as a senior wealth advisor for one of the top wealth advisory firms in America. The firm manages over 1.5 billion dollars in assets and consults with high-net-worth clients. His final role culminated as Chief Operating Officer. He has completed the Certified Financial Planner coursework through Queens University and is a Certified Kingdom Advisor. He holds the series 6, 7, 63 and 65 licenses through FINRA. He has held insurance licenses as well.

Mr. Wales has started several businesses, including fitness centers, daycares, transportation and real estate holding companies. He has five children and currently resides in Charlotte, NC. 

Dr. Robert J. Watkins

Topic: The Value of Coaching & Mentoring

Recognized by former president Barack Obama with the exclusive Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Robert J. Watkins is far from an ordinary entrepreneur.

Known as The Empire Builder, Dr. Watkins is a heart-centered financier completely focused on his God-given mission-- to educate, empower and equip people around the globe to build empires that transfer wealth through generations.

As an in-demand international speaker, Dr. Watkins’ passion for people, purpose, and profit has fired up millions of men and women across the globe to not just reach but retain financial success. This mission has led to the founding of several conferences and events under his tutelage, including “Young CEO Camp,” a summer program that focuses on creating young CEOs in youth ages 11-19, Gathering of the Angels, a Shark Tank style event where small business owners pitch their next business idea for a chance to receive instant funding and business coaching; and the Kings & Priests Men’s Leadership Organization, which, in just over seven years has exploded to a membership of over 17,000 CEO’s, business owners, executives, politicians, and various men in ministry across the United States and abroad.

For the past two decades, his money management prowess has taken his diverse global clientele from invisible and frustrated to money-making millionaires. Having earned numerous prestigious assignments including Marketplace Advisor for the United States Air Force where he is called upon to consult top generals, Dr. Watkins is the go-to advisor for all things finance.

With an impact that expands globally, from Malaysia to South Africa to Jerusalem to the UK, Dr. Watkins remains steadfast and committed to being an ambassador for Christ while disrupting the status quo of debt and wealth and leaving his financial footprint on the world.

Get cutting edge financial strategies and concepts.

Develop the right attitude for attaining wealth,

Discover solutions to get out of lack,

Get clear direction from the experts,

And practical applications to help you actually do what is being taught.


Your Investment for This Empowering Event: 

In-Person: $119 (this includes lunch)  Virtual: $99 (you’re on your own for lunch)

It’s time to free yourself from every limitation that would keep you from being wealthy and start having more than enough to live a debt free life and be able to bless others out of your overflow.

If you’re tired of lack and you want to become financially free to live the life God destined for you to live,

then register TODAY for


November 5th -  6th,

Strategies for Building Wealth & Practical Tools to Get You There!