“I have [known] Dave as a deep thinker and conscientious supporter of free enterprise and biblical principles in the market place. I have found his insight both stimulating and challenging the status quo.”
Senior Pastor, Westwood UMC
“I found Dave Doty’s Eden’s Bridge: The Marketplace in Creation and Mission while researching Biblical foundations for Business As Mission (BAM). When I was asked if I would like to invite him to join the global Biblical Models of Transformation Through Business Practices Issue Group, I leapt at the chance to engage him. He became one of the key contributors and the final report of the interest group (available here) draws heavily on his book and long, stimulating discussions with him. I have no doubt that God has used him to influence global thinking about BAM. And I have a new friend.’
Rod St. Hill
Lead Author: “Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done… In Business,” BAM Global Think Tank
Dean, School of Business, Christian Heritage College
Brisbane Area, Australia
“I have known David for a number of years. Honest. Humble. Loyal. Sharp thinker. I have found him to be professional in his approach to his work, easy to work with, and with a drive to overachieve wherever possible. Dave is a creative thinker, always looking for improved and alternative ways, doing more with less, to help his customers achieve their objectives. Simply put, David gets the job done.”
Service Category: Business Consultant
Year first hired: 2012
Top Qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity
“David Doty is thoroughly committed as a disciple of Jesus Christ and as a scholar, writer and communicator in support of the Christian ‘Business As Mission’ movement and related groups and phenomena. He has an extensive background as an entrepreneur and manager of successful businesses, and is a published author in the area of his most essential research–the marketplace as a godly institution with immense and largely untapped capacity to benefit life at every level from the individual to the intercontinental. He sustains worldwide contacts and currency in the field, and is ideally qualified by character, experience, training and networking to serve as an effective mentor or consultant to individuals or organizations seeking to add or create for-profit entities alongside not-for-profit enterprises. I recommend him highly and without reservation to any individual or organization seeking information and assistance in exploring means to create or grow enterprises that honor God and benefit people.”
William C. Hensel, M.A., M.Div., Ed.D.
College and seminary professor
“David’s work is thoughtful, Scriptural and carries a message that Christians in the workplace need to hear. I am happy to endorse him in his endeavors.”
Elise Hilton, M.A. World Religions
Communications Specialist, Acton Institute
Grand Rapids, Michigan
“David Doty has a true heart for ministry. He is passionate about the call for Christians to demonstrate a real presence in the marketplace. David is strong in areas of strategic planning and is actively helping non-profits in their efforts to grow in the current culture.”
Pastor, Pathway Community Church
Board President , Life Light, Inc.
“In my interaction with David, it is clear to me that he understands the dynamics of both faith and business. He has been a help to me, both personally and professionally, as I try to work out my Christian faith through our family business.”
Chris J Patton
President/CEO, Mike Patton Auto Family
“David’s engaging personality and commitment to any organization will take them from the point they are to the point of their dream step-by-step.”
Rev. Dr. Lee Strawhun
Pastor, Westwood United Methodist Church
“David has a great heart for ministry coupled with past business experience that provides him with an excellent perspective on the intersection of economics and Christian faith.”
Chuck Gutenson, PhD.
Church Consultant, Teaching Pastor, Adjunct Professor, Management Consultant
David Doty has both the business experience and expertise as well as the theological training to do an outstanding job in giving guidance and direction to not-for-profit organizations seeking to initiate and build not-for-profit businesses. He has a theologically sophisticated understanding of market issues and how to succeed in business with Christian integrity.
Dr. Jerry Walls
Professor of Philosophy
Houston Baptist University
David has been a great friend and mentor for years. He was the first person to recognize the potential in Life Light Inc, and helped us to take where it is now. He is a humble, prayerful person who is passionate to make difference in lives around the world. I highly recommend him to any one who needs his services. He is a honest friend and partner will take your ministry / business to another level.
Year first hired: 2004 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
Life Light India Mission
One response to “Endorsements”
I think mottoes present challenges to biblically understanding the role of profit in God’s Kingdom plan. The motto oversimplifies all that is involved and runs the risk of poorly understanding the interconnections between spiritual growth and obedience and worldly prosperity. Such conversations require extensive and deep study as well as maturity in Christ.
To respond to your question simply would be to say that it cannot be answered simply, and should not.