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Interactive-Video Series

Join our First Interactive-Video Series with Cal Turner Jr. and Jorge Acevedo

  • Cal Turner Jr. served as a Christian layman in the lead role of Dollar General and Jorge Acevedo serves as the clergy leader of Grace Church in Cape Coral Florida. These two Christian leaders share stories from their experience and provide insights into the issues and dynamics related to their lay and clergy roles. If your ministry setting is struggling to engage more leaders, or if you are interested in learning how to live your faith as a secular leader more effectively, you will want to participate in this Interactive-Video.

Cal is the retired Chair and CEO of Dollar General Corporation, a chain of more than 6,000 neighborhood stores and $6 billion in annual sales. In 1988 President Ronald Regan presented Cal with the Presidential Award for Private Sector Initiatives. In 1994 he was awarded Financial World’s CEO of the Year bronze medallion. Cal currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Vanderbilt University and chairs the Cal Turner Family Foundation. He is deeply interested in promoting literacy and education in communities across Tennessee and Kentucky. Cal has served as the chairman of the board of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and the Middle Tennessee YMCA. He also supports the Pyramid Program at the Owen Graduate School of Management that sent 20 students to India to foster the growth of local communities. Cal earned his BA from Vanderbilt University in 1962 with cum laude distinction. After receiving his degree he served as an officer in the United States Navy.

Jorge was born in Puerto Rico and at the age of four months moved with his family to the United States. At the age of 17 he was touched by the grace of God and has never been the same. Rescued from a life of addictions, his greatest delight is connecting people to Jesus and the Church. Jorge is the Lead Pastor at Grace Church (www.egracechurch.com), a multi-site, United Methodist congregation in Southwest Florida with four campuses (Cape Coral, Fort Myers Shores, North Fort Myers and Fort Myers Central). This church has grown in its weekend attendance from 400 to over 2700 in the past fifteen years and is recognized as having one of the largest and most effective recovery ministries in America with over 800 people involved in weekly meetings. He is a graduate and Distinquished Alumni of Asbury Theological Seminary in Lexington, Kentucky and the 2009 recipient of The Foundation for Evangelism’s Distinguished Evangelist Award.  Jorge gives himself to multiple ministry and mission boards,  and is becoming a recognized author and sought after speaker. Jorge was married in November, 1981, to Cheryl Montgomery. Their oldest son, Daniel is married to Courtney who gave them two beautiful grandchildren, Mia and Levi. They also have a younger son, Nathan.

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