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Kevin Peyton calls himself a “Pastor-preneur.” He’s a businessman turned pastor, turned not-for-profit leader…all at the same time.
“For those of us who find ourselves in those three sectors; the world of church, the world of nonprofit and the business world, we have to think about what’s different about each sector and what’s foreign to us because for each of us one of those worlds represents our native language, our native perspective. I have learned that the community needs all three and when all three of these worlds come together in a way that’s focused on mission led by humble leaders that are depending on the resources that God will eventually provide it’s a beautiful picture!”
“Many business people have disconnected from the church because they can’t find meaningful work that connects them to the church. As a business guy who experiences the difficulty of interacting with the non-profit and church worlds I just want to implore you to hang in there. I’ve learned that the number one currency traded in the church and the nonprofit world this is humility. As a business owner and someone who has some level of success I usually want to come in and change things. The reality is that most of the time God’s looking to change me.”
Kevin Peyton, Business Owner/Pastor/Exec. Dir, Village Church and Joshua’s Place, South Lebanon, OH
Kevin Peyton is Owner of The Boaz Co. with business interests in various restaurant development and consulting services. He’s also the Lead Pastor of Village Church in South Lebanon, Ohio and, along with his wife, leads a not-for-profit ministry they founded called Joshua’s Place.
“Joshua’s Place exist to help individuals and families overcome the barriers in their lives that cause instability. We look first at what our community and the individuals we serve have to offer versus just what they lack. We believe every person is an image bearer of God and therefore has tremendous value and worth. We work to preserve that worth by only doing help that preserves dignity and promotes personal engagement. We measure the help we provide to ensure we are not perpetuating dependency and avoid being viewed as parental figures in the lives of the adults we serve. We know that poverty is often perpetuated by addiction so we focus much of our energy to the cause of recovery.”