Florida CEO Creates TwoTen Magazine For Christian Business Leaders 4-28-14

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TwoTen Magazine Co-Founder and C12 Member, John Faulkner, wanted to inspire other CEOs and business owners to run their companies to glorify God and to give them tips on how to succeed in the marketplace.

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

Greensboro, North Carolina (PRWEB) April, 2014

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John-Faulkner-TwoTen-FounderJohn Faulkner started a tree trimming business in 1984 with a pickup truck and a chain saw, his purpose was simple; to provide for his family and remain faithful to God.

Today Faulkner is a C12 member and CEO of Cornerstone Solutions Group based in Dade City. His small tree trimming business has grown into one of the largest full-service landscape and construction companies in the Southeast. It employs more than 360 people and averages $25 million annually in revenue.

Twelve years ago Faulkner started writing short articles for the company website and various Christian magazines. But it was a flight to Texas that inspired him to start TwoTen Magazine; “I picked up this book to read on the plane, ‘The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership’, by John Maxwell. I opened that book and I was mesmerized by the content. I wondered, what if I could produce a magazine that would allow me to reach others in business that same way?”

ResizedImage150150-Richard-Hayes-TwoTenFaulkner realized he wanted to inspire others to run their businesses to glorify God and to give them tips on succeeding in the marketplace. So he enlisted the help of a friend, Richard William Hayes, stage IV cancer survivor and CEO of Digital Lightbridge.

Together they launched TwoTen Magazine, inspired by the New Testament Bible verse Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

ResizedImage158198-TwoTen-Tony-Dungy-CoverSince its launch, TwoTen Magazine has featured exclusive interviews with Shannon Bream, Fox News Correspondent;

Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy; ESPN college football analyst Tim Tebow; Pediatric Neurosurgeon and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Dr. Ben Carson; Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts and America’s beloved pastor, Christian evangelist

Faulkner and Hayes say TwoTen’s mission is clear, “To inspire, encourage and equip business leaders with Christian principles to make an eternal, positive impact on everyone that God has entrusted them to serve.”Billy Graham.

Both men agree that just as the Gutenberg Revolution granted the generation of the Reformation unprecedented new opportunities to communicate their message, the Digital Revolution presents today’s believers with tools, platforms, and opportunities that previous generations of Christians could not have imagined.


About The C12 Group

The C12 Group is America’s leading roundtable for Christian CEOs and Owners building great businesses for a greater purpose. C12 Members gather monthly for a unique, proven peer forum to engage in worthwhile continual learning, brainstorming, intentional accountability, and to share proven best practices, combined with eternal perspective. Members also receive monthly counsel through one-on-one sessions, an annual business review, and an online library of high-impact leadership tools. Founded in 1992 by Buck Jacobs, dedicated Christian author and CEO, C12’s mission is to change the world by bringing forth the Kingdom of God in the marketplace through the companies and lives of those He calls to run businesses for Him.
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  • Kevin Miller Bio

    With over a decade of experience in marketing leadership, brand management, and business development, Kevin has helped numerous companies refine and implement plans to create exponential growth.

    Prior to joining C12, Kevin led a successful Florida-based brand strategy consulting business focused on growing small and medium-sized businesses. Entrepreneurial in spirit, Kevin also has a diverse background in launching start-ups as well as helping struggling or stagnant businesses develop a new course of action. His experience incorporates knowledge from multiple industries including textile manufacturing and design, medicine, real estate, technology, web development, and the creative arts.

    After attending the University of Central Florida where he studied Music Performance, Kevin became involved in worship arts and youth ministries, serving for several years in various leadership roles. He and his wife Beth, an elementary school administrator, have been married since 2000. Together with two sons Kyle and Kamden, they enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities including hiking, hunting, fishing, and backpacking.

  • Troy Blackmon Bio

    Troy came to The C12 Group in 2008, with a diverse background in executive leadership, sales development, team building, and operations. Through his role as VP of Field Operations, he is committed to serve, equip and encourage CEOs and business owners to lead thriving companies that honor the Lord and serve people.

    During his tenure at Chick-fil-A, Inc. Troy learned that business excellence and glorifying God in the marketplace go hand in hand. Troy managed a P&L of $35+ million in revenue and coached business owners in operational excellence and improving financial results.

    In addition, Troy has been involved in leading small group ministry, including planting a church in Seattle, WA. Troy was formerly Partner at OneAccord, a management-consulting firm focused on accelerating revenue for mid-market companies. While at OneAccord, Troy was privileged to work with numerous technology companies in senior leadership positions, managing sales, marketing, and business development activities. Troy most recently served as the President of a technology private equity group, where he led the management teams of 4 portfolio businesses.

    Troy is married to his high school sweetheart, Shanna, and has been blessed with 4 children. He enjoys golf, cycling, and mountain biking with his family.

  • Mike Sharrow Bio

    Mike joined C12 as a member in 2010 while serving as an executive pastor for a large church in Texas and owner of a healthcare strategy consulting group.  Prior to that, he had served in a variety of leadership roles in both operations and sales corporately for the Walgreen Company, financial services as well as strategic development work with Health by Design.  In 2011 he exited his commitments to join the local C12 practice in San Antonio as an associate chair serving CEOs across that market.  In 2013 he and a partner acquired the greater Central Texas region and stewarded it as it grew to a team of 8 full-time chairmen serving nearly 150 leaders.  Mike is passionate about collaboration, strategic planning, Gospel initiatives and BHAG endeavors.

    With a background spanning Fortune 50 corporate settings, startups, non-profit and local church, Mike has been discipled into an integrated life perspective around the calling all believers share to be disciple-making disciples and ambassadors of Christ across all vocations and contexts.  It was in 2005 when God revealed to Mike the perils of a “sacred versus secular” duality in life and since then he’s been on the adventure of living one life in Christ, with work as worship, business as ministry and life as mission.

    Mike grew up in Alaska, graduated from Trinity International University and the Loyola Graduate School of Business.  He married his bijou of an Iowa farmers daughter, Jacqui, in 2002 and they have 2 girls, Elayna and Sophia.