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Past Speakers for Janaury-February 2014

JAN 08 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

JAN 15 Jay Lin,
President and Owner of Pacific Ventures, Inc.,
  which provides new construction, tenant build-out, and additions for commercial industrial facilities. Prior to that, Jay was VP and Owner of Forest Builders Group, Inc., which was a residential home builder in the metro Atlanta area. He has been an entrepreneur since 1989, having been involved in several business ventures including sporting goods importing, photo finishing, automotive aftermarket parts importing, export auto parts, buying and selling farm land, used car dealership, outdoor furniture retail, granite fabrication, metal recylcing and concrete and retaining wall contractor. Jay currently also serves in the Businessmen's Fellowship Luncheon at Johns Creek.

JAN 22 Gordon Lawrence,
President of Lawrence Design Group Architects in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
  Originally from Asheville, North Carolina, Gordon is a graduate of UNC Charlotte and Southwestern Theological Seminary. The mission of his company is to deliver planning services and construction documentation that provide a pure template to the contractor for ecomony and efficiency. Married to Sandra, a first grade teacher, Gordon has three children and four grandchildren. He is a former pastor and educator and currently a teacher at Crosspointe Church in Duluth. Gordon is a member of CBMC and is the author of "Great Men Bow Down", a collection of 150 profiles of men over a 500-year period who have honored God.

JAN 29 No Meeting

FEB 05 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

FEB 12 No Meeting

FEB 19
Gary Northcutt,
President and CEO of Pinnacle Consulting,

a unique human capital resources firm designed to help companies experiencing major growth or change within the organization. Founded by Gary in Boston in 1984, PCG brings cost effective solutions to the hiring process with commitment, responsibility and accountability. Their business model allows the quality of retained search effectiveness at a cost guaranteed to be below that of contingency firms. Gary became a Christian in 1964 while in the U.S. Navy in San Diego. Being a "roller coaster Christian" for many years, it's only in the last several years that he has been able to experience a complete dependence on Christ and the joy that comes with it.

FEB 26
Brian Muffley,
Enterprise Architect for Lend Lease,

a leading global construction and property management company based in Sydney, Australia, and holding a major business presence in six continents. Brian has over 24 years of experience in IT after transistioning from his previous career as a structural designer/architect. He has primarily focused on large enterprises in multiple sectors including companies such as Kimberly Clark, JP Morgan Chase, and Nuclear Management Company until moving to Atlanta to work for Lend Lease over the last 10 years. Brian is also an accomplished speaker having spoken at large events globally for companies like Microsoft and Citrix.

MAR 05 Yakob K. Adhanom
  Yakob was born in Eritrea, East Africa. Early in life he was involved in a wholesale business, mainly traveling between Eritrea and Ethiopia. Due to the political instability, he left his country and became a refugee. At the refugee camp, he became a born again believer. He graduated from Pan Africa Christian University in Bible and Theology. He is a philanthropist, lay minister and works for Gwinnett County Public Schools as a bus manager. He also is an author with his latest book entitled "Unprecedented Life Journey: From Africa to the United States of America" coming out soon.