"God has always been concerned for and involved in the global marketplace," said Dr. Bruce Cook, convener and co-host of K.E.Y.S. "What's happening currently in the economies of nations is both a market correction and a marketplace reformation," he added. "The global financial turmoil and shaking of economies, nations, markets, institutions and currencies has helped create widespread fear and a crisis of belief in many people," he continued. "In contrast, a growing number of business men and women are turning to God, discovering prayer and Biblical principles, choosing faith over fear, and re-examining their assumptions and beliefs about finances, investing, debt, retirement and stewardship in light of current conditions," he stated.
Serving as co-host for this year's summit is Dr. A.L. Gill, Founder and President of Gill Ministries. "The marketplace is a key part of God's strategy for influencing nations, affecting culture and redeeming mankind," said Gill.
According to Proverbs 25:2, "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; the glory of kings is to search out a matter," he added. Gill Ministries was established in 1983 and Dr. Gill has traveled to and spoken in over 80 nations during the last 50 years in ministry.
Cook is an ordained Christian minister, private investor, and business and financial consultant, and serves as President and Founder of KEYS Network, Kingdom House Publishing, and VentureAdvisers Inc., and is Managing General Partner of Kingdom Venture Partners. Previously he was Research Director for The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) (focused on private equity), and was a marketing communications executive for 12 years for several universities, a software company and technology incubator, and a bank manager for five years. Cook holds a PhD in Higher Education Administration from The University of Texas at Austin (1994) and wrote his dissertation on fundraising theory.
Venue for K.E.Y.S. 2013 will be the Northwoods Resort & Conference Center, located at 40650 Village Drive. Schedule is as follows: opening session 7:00 -10:00 pm Nov. 5th, then 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily Nov. 6th-9th and 9:00 a.m.-Noon Nov. 10th. Registration is required, and both Student and Group Rates are available. A live webcast is also planned. For more information on K.E.Y.S., visit their web site at www.kingdomeconomicsummit.com. For media inquiries, contact Dr. Bruce Cook at 253-858-8929 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.