Nehemiah Week 2024 - Nehemiah Entrepreneurship Community
Nehemiah Week 2024 - Kingdom Innovation and Technology



Mon, 19 Aug
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM EDT

Training & Coaching Conference

Tues & Wed, 20 – 21 Aug
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

Investors Forum

Thurs, 22 Aug
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM EDT


FRI, 23 Aug
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

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9:30 AMWorship
9:55 AMDevotion – Pastor Derrill Corbin
10:35 AMAwards
10:45 AMBusiness 1 – Featured Business in Asia Pacific
11:10 AMBusiness 2 – Featured Business in Africa
11:35 AMBusiness 3 – Featured Business in Europe
12:30 PMBusiness 4 – Featured Business in Latin America
12:55 PMBusiness 5 – Featured Business in North America
1:15 PMClosing
1:30 PMEND
9:30 AMWorship
9:55 AMDevotion – Pastor Anthony Moore
10:30 AMAwards
10:35 AMKingdom Business, AI, Technology, and the Bible – Patrice Tsague
11:00 AMBiblical Worldview of Innovation and Technology – Col Jeff Williams
11:25 AMUsing AI to Improve your Business Operations – Adam Stewart
11:50 AMBreakout – Connect Meeting / Networking
12:30 PMAre you safe? Innovation and Technology Security – Todd Reibling
12:55 PMPanel: Women in Technology and AI – Led by Pastor Renee Ward
1:25 PMSpeakers’ Panel – Col Jeff Williams, Adam Stewart, Renee Ward, Todd Reibling
1:50 PMClosing
2:00 PMEND
9:30 AMWorship
9:55 AMDevotion – Soorin Backer
10:30 AMAwards
10:35 AMSmart City: A Dream or a Possibility and What it Means for Businesses – Melvin Ong
11:00 AMUsing AI and Technology to Market your Business and Ministry – Pastor Marc Estes
11:25 AMInnovation and the Evolution of Printing and Labeling with the CMC Group – Al Caperna and Johnathan Jakubowski
11:50 AMBreakout – Training & Coaching
12:40 PMPanel: Technology, AI, and Diverse Suppliers – Led by Ana Maria Lowry
1:05 PMSpeakers’ Panel – Al Caperna, Johnathan Jakubowski, Pastor Marc Estes, Anna Maria Lowry
1:50 PMClosing
2:00 PMEND
9:30 AMWorship
9:55 AMDevotion – Pastor Gabriel Oleko
10:30 AMAwards
10:35 AMKingdom Business, AI, Technology, and Financing – Patrice Tsague
11:00 AMRaising and Managing Kingdom Capital – Stephen Jackson
11:25 AMInvestors’ Panel
11:55 AMEntrepreneurs’ Panel
12:50 PMInvestors Forum Guidelines
1:05 PMBusiness Presentation
1:20 PMBusiness Pitch
1:30 PMPitch Q&A and Comments
1:50 PMClosing
2:00 PMEND
9:30 AMOpening
10:05 AMCompetitor from Africa – John Lewis Kariuki Njoroge
10:35 AMCompetitor from Europe – Emmanuella N’tsomi Samba
11:20 AMCompetitor from Asia Pacific – Anindya Aparajita
11:45 AMCompetitor from Latin America – Jorge Federico Diaz Contreras
12:45 PMKeynote Speaker – Claudia Waithaka
1:05 PMBE Creed
1:15 PMJudges’ Comments
1:30 PMAudience Choice Winner Announcement
1:35 PMAnnouncement of IBPC Winners
1:45 PMClosing
2:00 PMEND

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Chief Servant Officer, Nehemiah Entrepreneurship Community

PATRICE, Nehemiah Entrepreneurship Community co-founder and Chief Servant Officer has trained and coached over 15,000 individuals around the world on how to start or expand their businesses using business training and coaching principles found in the Bible. Through his training and coaching system, his clients have raised millions of dollars in funding capital, generated a combined income of over $100 million dollars, and created thousands of jobs. Patrice is the author of several books and training curriculums, including Biblical Entrepreneurship, which has an adult and youth version, Nothing but a Jar of Oil, The Buck Stops with You, and many more.

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Astronaut, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

COLONEL JEFFRY grew up on a farm in the rural township of Winter, Wisconsin. He graduated from the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point in 1980, served more than 27 years active in the US Army, and continues to serve as an active astronaut in the US space program. Serving in that capacity since 1996, Williams has logged a US record of 534 days in space on four flights in direct support of the assembly and operation of the International Space Station (ISS). Williams missions include the Space Shuttle mission STS-101 in 2000, three Russian Soyuz flights and three long-duration stays on the ISS spanning Expeditions 13, 21, 22, 47, and 48, most recently returning to Earth in September 2016. Over that time, he also logged nearly 32 hours during five spacewalks in both US and Russian space suits. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree from USMA, master’s and aerospace engineering degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School and a master’s degree from the Naval War College. He and his wife, Anna-Marie, reside in Texas and are members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas. They have two adult sons, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren.

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Chairman, CMC Group

AL made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1974 on the campus of Bowling Green State University. He does not believe faith in Jesus should be restricted to Sunday. This belief, coupled with a management style that helps encourage strong business ethics, innovation, achievement, and selective risk-taking has helped him achieve success in starting and developing businesses. After starting his own business in 1980, he now has five businesses with over 300 employees and has been recognized nationally as a business leader.  Al is the Chairman of CMC Group, an association of companies that have been selling to retail and industrial customers in the U.S. and Internationally for over 30 years. However, Al’s main goal is not just to be a success in business; it is “to embody the Christian life in business practices”. He credits his success to God, his employees, and faithful customers. Happily married for over 40 years, Al and Kathy have three married daughters and six grandchildren.

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Co-Founder and CEO, VisitorReach™

MARC is the co-founder and CEO of, a groundbreaking AI-driven platform designed to revolutionize digital outreach and follow-up for churches. VisitorReach™ seamlessly connects churches with newcomers to their city, those seeking a church, or individuals on a spiritual journey. As a fast-growing company, it is a trailblazer in its field, leading the market with its innovative approach. Marc previously served as the Senior Pastor at Mannahouse in Portland, Oregon, President of the Mannahouse Global Movement, and Chancellor of Portland Bible College to name a few. Over the years, Marc has written a prolific volume of church resources, books, and training materials, as well as an award-winning book, Jesus Today, released in 2000. His latest book, What Now, is an epic discovery of making sense of who you are and where you are going.

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Founder and President of Soorin Backer Ministries, Inc.

Spirit-filled, intense, passionate, dynamic, revelatory, and transformational. SOORIN’s calling in life is to reveal the heart of The Father who loves with such fierce passion. Having personally experienced the freedom and the love of Jesus Christ, she utilizes her education, her years of serving in ministry, and her own personal testimony to dismantle the lies of the enemy to establish each person’s true identity in Christ. Her prophetic insights and words over individuals and churches have led to lives being transformed and communities being restored. Soorin has served as a college professor, TV show host, and women’s ministry leader and is now President and Founder of her own ministry, Soorin Backer Ministries, Inc.

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Senior Pastor, Carolina Missionary Baptist Church

PASTOR ANTHONY has served as the Senior Pastor of the Carolina Missionary Baptist Church for over 30 years. Under his leadership, he has led the congregation in the acquisition of 18.34 acres of land for the purpose of developing a campus for the advancement of God’s Kingdom. The project currently includes a Family Life Center and an upcoming state-of-the-art affordable housing for single mothers who are HIV positive or have Aids. Pastor Moore began his educational pursuits at Bishop College, now called Paul Quinn College, in Dallas, Texas. He is a graduate of the Harvard University Summer Institute. for Leaders and the Oxford University Theological Foundation with a Master of Theology degree. Pastor Anthony and First Lady Cynthia are the proud parents of Sharnessa, Jamal, and Joshua, and they have three beautiful grandchildren: Jeniya, Jaylin, and Lyric.

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Lead Pastor, Mannahouse

PASTOR DERRILL serves as the lead pastor of Mannahouse, a multi-site church with four locations in Oregon (NE Portland, downtown Portland, Tigard, Eugene) and a fifth one in Vancouver, WA. He has been in full-time vocational ministry since 1992. In that time, he has planted and sustained a new church, led various building and fundraising programs, developed curriculums, mentored emerging leaders, taught in community college, and implemented a vision strategy. He also serves as a coach to leaders in the area of church planting, leadership development, strategic vision development, and government.

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Founder, Elevation Academy

PASTOR GABRIEL is a devout Christian, loving father, husband, pastor, teacher, speaker, coach, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and president of Le Nouvel Horizon (BE program in France) and the founder of Basilea Training (the BE program in DR Congo). He is also the founder of Elevation Academy private school in Kinshasa, DR Congo. He serves as the senior pastor of Eglise La Mosaïque in Paris, France, and the Regional Director for Nehemiah Entrepreneurship Community Africa. He also sits on the board for Le SEL (Compassion International France). Pastor Gabriel is married to his lovely wife, Sylvie Oleko, with whom they share two wonderful kids, Emmanuel and Dorothée.

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Founder and Managing Director, Dawamu School

CLAUDIA is the winner of the 2023 International Business Plan Competition (IBPC), representing the African region. She is the founder and managing director of Dawamu School. Prior to founding the school, Claudia received academic degrees, and an IFC certification, and gained experience in advertising and farming. This led to four years ago when she first interacted with the Nehemiah Entrepreneurship Community. She then enrolled in the Biblical Entrepreneurship training and coaching program with the goal of improving her business and raising the necessary capital to expand her facilities. As the reigning winner of IBPC, Claudia will be the keynote speaker during this year’s IBPC.

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Founder, Blueflame International and Country Director, Nehemiah Project Kenya

FRANK is the founder of Blueflame International in Nairobi, Kenya. As a Certified Nehemiah Business Trainer and Coach, he is passionate about transforming the marketplace through Kingdom principles and creating impact. As Country Director of Nehemiah Project Kenya, Frank has played a significant role in raising up Biblical Entrepreneurs in his home country. He has many years of experience in business, having successfully grown multiple businesses. Among them is Nuru Social Enterprises (NSE), where he was president. He grew the business an unprecedented 4x in his tenure. In the same way, he built a global consultancy BoP Innovation Centre in the East African region from scratch into a vibrant business with a high-value portfolio. He has been happily married to his dear wife, Grace for the last 16 years and they are blessed with 5 children.

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Executive Director, Serving our Neighbours

JAMES is the Executive Director and Community Collaborator of Serving Our Neighbours, an organization with a vision to see a movement of leaders advancing the peace and prosperity of communities. Its mission is to connect, equip, and engage leaders to achieve a greater community impact through strategic partnerships. Based in Portland, James’ passion is to serve others and he has been serving faith, business, and government leaders across our nation for the past 40+ years.

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Director of Training & Coaching, Nehemiah Entrepreneurship Community

BRIAN, a Certified Professional Coach and Nehemiah Certified Trainer and Coach, possesses a robust 30-year career in business and technology, nationally and internationally, with notable roles at UPS for 16 years and as an IT Director in India for 13 years. His expertise spans industrial engineering, software development, and information services. Armed with an MBA from Corban University and a BS in Computer Science, Brian is driven by a passion for helping individuals discover their purpose and fostering collaborative business environments. He extends his impact to marginalized communities in remote areas, applying sustainable Biblical Business concepts. Brian, married for 27 years to LaVonne, has raised three children, Josiah, Emily, and Noah, cultivating a rich family life marked by diverse experiences, notably in India and the Middle East. His journey is characterized by a commitment to excellence, innovation, and transformative leadership.

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