A Brother Is Born For Adversity

A Brother Is Born For Adversity
Issue 12 // 4th Quarter // 2015 Category:Purpose By: Richard W. Hayes

The above proverb (17:17) perfectly describes my sodality with John Faulkner, co-founder and editor-in-chief of TwoTen Magazine. Through our various trials and victories, our relationship, grounded in Christ, has evolved into more than an ordinary friendship, truly a brotherhood. At TwoTen Magazine, we strongly encourage every leader to build a strong, lifelong attachment with someone whom you can gain and impart God’s truth. These critical relationships are found throughout God’s Word. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you whom He wants you to experience life with together.

We believe that the sharing of testimonies of faithful, contemporary business leaders and entrepreneurs has the power to change corporate cultures and encourage Christians to seek God’s will in all aspects of their lives. Our brand was inspired by the New Testament Bible verse Ephesians 2:10, which says; "For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." This view of work as a calling and divine purpose offers more than simply the possibility of serving God in one’s daily work. It provides the reality of serving God through or by means of that work. To work, lead, invest, and sell our products and services is to serve God. With those supporting truths, we enthusiastically present to you, our treasured readers, the 12th issue of TwoTen Magazine. We desire to communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ through the marketplace in healthcare, media, government, finance, retail, manufacturing, technology, education, entertainment, sports and service industries in America. It is our intent that you’ll use TwoTen Magazine as a practical ministry tool in your workplace to challenge and encourage your team to live their lives with an eternal perspective.

Our cover feature story is about the relationship between business owners Jess and Angela Correll of First Southern National Bank, in rural Kentucky, and how they are making a Kingdom difference in their community. Through their culture, stewardship and hospitality, the Correll’s and their passionate leadership team strive to serve with excellence.

The best-selling Christian author Max Lucado shares that a deep look back can inform a hope-filled future. Max says that the next chapters of our lives are the ‘glory days’ and we should expect excitement and victory.

Corporate culture is the most powerful factor that influences Hedrick Brothers Construction. Dale Hedrick, a fourth-generation South Florida builder, allows us to explore how his organization’s tenants of People, Passion and Performance create value for all of their stakeholders.

True perseverance is exemplified through the marriage relationship of Eddie and Debbie Ellis. Fire, cancer, a coma and blindness serve as the foundation for this modern-day braveheart and miraculous servant.

Our dear friend Bill Peel, Founding Executive Director of The Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University, interviewed Henry Kaestner, Chairman of Sovereign Capital, to delineate that faith and profit are not mutually exclusive.

The undisputed leader's leader John C. Maxwell, author of over 50 indispensable books, communicates fresh wisdom to our executive editor Mark Whitaker. Dr. Maxwell’s core, time-tested philosophy is “Everything rises and falls on leadership.”

Doug Napier of the Alliance Defending Freedom implores leaders to be proactive in protecting their religious liberties through consistent boldness in our faith.

Trevor Bird leads two, family-owned Harley-Davidson dealerships in Texas. He uniquely blends the equity of the legendary American motorcycle brand and his ministry in his community.

Dave Ramsey, one of America’s most-trusted voices on business and money, lays out 7 steps to living the life of your dreams and appreciating your team’s contributions.

From the Robertson family of Duck Commander in West Monroe, Louisiana, we sat down in the dining room with Jep, the youngest Robertson son and his big brother Alan. Jep, and his virtuous wife Jessica, shared their personal tremulous journey of overcoming adversity and being born into the business.

We are grateful to have our regular contributors who deliver applicable transformational tips. Best selling author Jon Gordon identifies 21 ways to be a great teammate with character. Lisa Huetteman, author and long-time contributor to TwoTen Magazine, succinctly outlines the critical importance of the value of core values. Georgia auto dealer and blogger, Chris Patton modernizes Joshua, chapters 6 and 7 with six steps to effectively address sin in the camp.

Co-founder of Generous Giving, author and President of the National Christian Foundation, David Wills unpacks deep truth from Proverbs 11:10 and challenges us to allow Jesus to occupy us. Dr. Paul White, psychologist and author, wonderfully emphasizes a founding TwoTen Magazine principle that the power of story transforms those you have the privilege to lead and influence.

Thank you for investing yourself and striving to be the leader that God desires for you to be. We are here to serve you and encourage you to grow in boldness in the powerful name of Jesus Christ.


Abide in the faith, seek and build close relationships as we endeavor the great business of life together.

Richard W. Hayes

By: Richard W. Hayes

Richard W. Hayes is a Co-Founder of TwoTen Magazine and the chief executive officer and managing partner of Digital LightbridgeRichard is an author, blogger and frequent speaker on social media, corporate branding, leadership and his personal testimony of being healed from stage IV “terminal” cancer. Richard resides in New Port Richey, Florida. He has been married for over twenty years to his beautiful wife, Lisa, and is the proud father of three exceptional sons, Chandler William (17), Mitchell Aidan (14) and Tristan Isaiah (6). The Hayes’ are active State of Florida licensed foster parents.

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