Prayer before the 2019 Connecting Faith and Business Summit
Main breakout session at the Connecting Faith and Business Summit
Mayor Rusty Bailey and Mayor Acquanetta Warren at the 2019 Connecting Faith and Business Summit

14th Annual

Connecting Faith and Business Summit


October 13, 2022
10 AM–3 PM

The Next Normal to Re-build, Re-invent, and  Re-imagine

Back in person and back at the Riverside Convention Center.

Register NOW so you can enjoy the FULL event experience in person! Special prayer for businesses by Jerry Musgrove, Decently and In Order Ministries.




And Leave With Tools to Recover and Rejuvenate Revenue



And Leave With Tools to Reaffirm Purpose



And Leave with Tools to Re-establish Relationships

Please Scan this Code with your Phone’s Camera, or text the word “FAITH” to the number “71441″ to get a convenient Registration Link and Friendly Reminders so you don’t miss the start of the Summit!


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This year’s theme is ‘The Next Normal to Re-Build, Re-Invent and Re-Imagine’!

We are excited to announce the 14th Annual Connecting Faith and Business Summit!

The 14th Annual Connecting Faith & Business brings business and faith-based leaders together for education, inspiration, and values-based networking.

What you will experience:


Businesses who were unstoppable during the pandemic and continue to thrive


The solution to the great resignation - how the faith community can help surface qualified employees and what employees need to know


New Feature - Faith Based Community Employee-Employer Match-Making


Celebrate the Institutional IE - "Connecting Faith & Business" Hall of Fame

Reflections From Our Past Summits

2019 Success Panel

Panelists Include:

  • Kyle and Kiana Webb, Webb Family Enterprises
  • Tony Gunewardena and Krisante
  • Gunewardena, Mil-Spec Magnetics
  • Jeff and Lynn Carr, CARR Pattern Co.

Moderator: Jeff Abbott, Convene Now

2019 Connecting Faith and Business Highlights

Our 12th Annual event was such a success as our Booth Sponsors were there to answer real questions with insightful answers, both at their booth, as well as at some of the Expert Tables! We are grateful they shared their brilliance!

The goal of the Connecting Faith & Business Summit is to bring business leaders and faith-based leaders together for education, inspiration, and value-added networking to make communities better and families stronger.

A Sneak Peak from 2018’s Summit

Your Business is Your Mission Field

Mary Barnett, CEO & Marketing Strategist
Another Brilliant Inc., and
Norm Bennet, CEO
24 Carrots

Past Connecting Faith &
Business Award Winners

2019 Winners

Faith Through Works Award 

Mel Austin, Laughing to Success Entertainment
Cecilia (CeCe) Alvarado, CEO of Inner Health Care Colonics

Character Building Award

Mr. Jales de MelloAGI, Adelf Group, Inc. – Mobile Medical Clinics
Mary Lyn Baker, DH Casters International, Inc

Faith-Based Development Award

Mr. Pepi Jackson, Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce

2018 Winners

Faith Through Works Award

Linda Jackson, Inland Empire Resource Center

Character Building Award

Norm Bennett, 24 Carrots Catering, Inc.

Faith-Based Development Award

Fran Robertson, Sowing Seeds of Life

2017 Winners

Faith Through Works Award

Karla Adams, Karla Adams Club

Faith Through Works Award

Jon Melzer, Print Pro Plus

Development Award 

Joe and Deanne Holguin, Frontsight Military Outreach

2016 Winners

Character Building Award

Vern Mangels, Anaheim RV Park Veteran

Faith and Business Award

Richard Roybal, Jr. On Tap Barbershop

Character Building Award 

Janie Scott, Placed Under Divine Anointing (PUDA)

Development Award

Adam Barrasa, House of Hope

Appreciation Award

Keynote Speaker, Nachhattar Chandi, CEO Chandi Group, USA

2015 Winners

Character Building Award 

Kenya Mills, Innovative Infusion Solutions

Faith Through Works Award

Nathan Westwick, Wildgoose Coffee Roaster

Development Award

Debra Williams, Building Resilient Communities

Appreciation Award

Keynote Speaker: Terence Chatmon, Fellowship of Companies for Christ International, Inc.

2014 Winners

Character Building Award

Linda Smith, Four D College Award

Faith Through Works Award

Joe Annunziato, Cerenzia Foods

Development Award

Pastor Tommy Morrow, CLUES & Mr. David Morrow, CLUES

Pastor Paul Schumach, Crosslight Family Ministries

Appreciation Award

Keynote Speaker, Brad Hewitt, CEO Thrivent Financial

2013 Winners
Character Building Award – Timothy Derryberry, Freeman Office Products
Faith at Work Award – Phillip E. Hakopian, Cornerstone Commercial and Personal Insurance Services, Inc.
Character Building Award – Anthony Rohan Gunewardena, President of Mil-Spec Magnetics
Appreciation Award – Keynote Speaker, Dr. Betty Uribe, Executive Vice president, California Bank & Trust
2012 Winners

Character Building Award

Wendy R. Gladney, Wendy Enterprises, Forgiving For the Living, Inc.

Faith at Work Award 

Connie Lightcap, JC Supply, Inc.

Development Award 

Gary Hornsby, River’s Edge Ranch, Applied Life Trade School

Appreciation Award 

Keynote Speaker, Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

2011 Winners

Character Building Award 

Medhat Gorgy, PYRAMID Laboratories, Inc. Costa Mesa, CA

Faith At Work Award

Reggie Webb, Webb Enterprises, Inc. McDonald’s Franchise, Ontario, CA

Development Award

Peggy Stapleton, KSGN 89.7FM Radio Station, Redlands, CA

Appreciation Award

Keynote Speaker, Aurelio Barreto, III C28 Clothing, Inc.

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