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Small Business, Large Organization or Aspiring Entrepreneur

There is something for everyone!

Grow Business  *  Advance Leadership Development  *  Build Healthy Teams

Inform, Inspire & Increase

Experiencing the Christian Business Expo….

 “I loved the open-ended, very inviting atmosphere, and the various business people who shared their business ideas, ideals and services.”


“It was a wonderful way to connect and build business referral partners.”

“I liked most the quality of network connections that I made. It was great to meet people with a passion for business and their faith.”

“Very useful for business development”

“It was the nicest business expo I have ever been to, the organization was wonderful. Every volunteer and vendor was professional and I loved the connections made.”

Check Out the 2020 CBE Workshops!

Attend the Workshops!

Stay informed, gain practical insight, and be inspired through the many Workshops offered for personal & professional development.  You do not want to miss out!

  • Grow Business, Advance Leadership Development, Build Healthy Teams.
  • Gain Tips to Leverage Time, Performance & Productivity.
  • Connect with Other Professions for Network Opportunities.
  • Join in on Interactive Q&A’s.

Seats limited to first come first serve.

Register to Attend!

Registration includes Lunch, Workshops, Business Panel Discussion, Exhibitor Hall, & More!

(Register early to save!  Group Discounts available for 3 or more.)

Visit the Exhibitor Hall

Come peruse the aisles of Exhibitors and check out what’s going on in the Marketplace from SC & beyond!

  • Meet other Marketplace Ministry Leaders with their Services and Products offered.  
  • Connect with Community & Build Relationships.
  • Shop and Support Marketplace Ministry.

Exhibitor Hall open all day at the CBE.

The Business Panel


Do you have questions about your business and not sure who to talk to?


Are there opportunities knocking at your door, but unsure what next steps to take?


Would you like to hear thoughts & ideas to grow in marketplace ministry?


The Business Panel Discussion has been created just for you!

Come be a part and join in on this interactive, fun, lively Q&A with our Business Panel!

Each panelist bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge being a christian leader in the marketplace.

Got questions?  You can submit your questions early to our Business Panel through or our FB page

….or ask during the Business Panel Discussion!

You won’t want to miss out on this friendly conversation connecting community through collaboration!

The Panel

Rob Dempsey, The Panel MC

Rob Dempsey, The Panel MC

HIS Morning Crew Host & Operations/Program Director


You know Rob from the Mornings. Some know him as the guy who lost 140lbs to overcome obesity, others know him as the 16 year old kid kicked out of his home to live in the streets, and others know him as being a foster and adoptive parent.

Rob and his wife’s kids range from a war hero in his 30’s, a college grad and Marketing expert in her 20’s, a young man attending college, and another young man whom they adopted November ’09. Plus, many foster children through their home in the last few years.

Keith Huggins

Keith Huggins

Vice President of National Sales

Keith Huggins has been employed by Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc. in Columbia, SC for over 26 years. As a Vice President of National Sales, he is responsible for the revenue generation of SEFL’s National Accounts which make up over 72% of the company’s $1.2 billion dollars in annual revenue.

Keith earned a BS in Business Administration from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. He has recently served on the Boards of Directors for Harvest Hope Food Bank, The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association, and the Southeastern Warehouse Association. Keith is also entering his 5th year as an Adjunct Professor at USC’s Darla Moore School of Business where he teaches a course to senior Business and International Business majors. 

Away from his professional obligations, he has been married to Laura for 25 years and together they are attempting to raise 3 opinionated young ladies in their home town of Chapin, SC where Laura also runs a successful law practice.

Diana Stevenson

Diana Stevenson

CEO of Grace Outdoor Advertising, llc


Diana graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1984 with a BA in business. Upon graduation, she moved to Oklahoma to work with Omni Outdoor Advertising, but within a year started her own company, Grace Outdoor, with her husband Hal.

They worked initially in site acquisition in several markets around the country including Denver and Los Angeles, but returned to Columbia in 1987 to start their family. While Hal worked to build up their portfolio of signs, Diana focused on raising and educating their five children.

She returned to the business full time in 2011 and handles all the day to day operations while Hal focuses on acquiring new inventory.

Tim Hodge

Tim Hodge

Senior Pastor, Crossroads World Outreach Center, West Columbia, S.C.

Pastor Tim and his wife, Kim, have been involved in full-time ministry for more than thirty years.  Tim currently serves as senior pastor at Crossroads World Outreach Center in West Columbia, S.C. and has been there for over 11 years.

One of his favorite quotes is: “Everything revolves around relationships.” During his years of ministry, he has fostered relationships across denominational and racial boundaries. These relational dynamics have opened doors to long-lasting ministry friendships.

Tim serves as an Associate Chaplain at Lexington Medical Center and is a member of the SC Conference Executive Council of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Tim and Kim also own the franchise THE SHEPHERD’S GUIDE: America’s Premier Christian Business Directory for the Columbia-Metro area. With that marketplace ministry, they also host a monthly lunch meeting, THE TRUSTED COMPASS, where Christian business owners and leaders come together for networking, encouragement, and relationships.  They have four adult children and two precious grandchildren.

Allen Henderson

Allen Henderson

HIS Radio General Manager

 I’d always felt a call to full-time ministry so I went to Bible College to study to be a pastor, but I couldn’t escape the call on my life to work in Christian radio.

Using a converted house that was donated by Christian Assembly of Greenville, WLFJ/HIS Radio started broadcasting in 1983. In the beginning we took in about 1,000 calls a month. Now our Prayer Line can receive that many calls in a day!

Throughout our more than three decades of ministry our mission has never wavered: to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love the fact that we can help bring the body of Christ together on the common ground of sharing the Gospel.

I’m also a bit of a technology geek who loves discovering new technology devices and software and learning how to use them. I also enjoy reading and photography and you’ll usually find me in my spare time doing one of those.


Be informed with the ever-changing trends in the marketplace.  Gain industry knowledge for increased leverage in reaching the people you serve.


Be inspired to create momentum, make an intentional impact, and fulfill your purpose in the marketplace.  Gather with like-minded business owners to collaborate, create and connect.


Increase your reach with shared innovation, building business visibility and credibility, and come connect with community.  

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Packages Range from $200-$5000

Want to be a Vendor?

We welcome learning about your business or organization!  Come share your products or services at the CBE Exhibitor Hall, and gain visibility for maximizing opportunity.  It’s one of the BEST ways to get the word out, and let them get to know YOU!

  • Increase Visibility & Credibility.
  • Create Brand Awareness.
  • Promote & Share Products or Services.
  • Generate Opportunities & New Leads.
  • Connect & Create Referral Partners.

Only 2 of same industry allowed, and must be non-compete of same company.

Learn more about Hosting a Workshop

Would you like to Host a Workshop?

The CBE is always looking for Presenters to bring business principles, strategies and services that help others stay Informed, Inspired and Increase leverage in the marketplace.  

  • Educate and Share Strategies with Practical Application.
  • Open Time for Q&A.
  • Make a Unique Impact with the Business Community.
  • Introduce Company Products or Services.
  • Mindshare Information, Inspiration & ways to Increase in the Marketplace.

Spots limited, taking applications now for the 2020 CBE.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors for Being a Part of the CBE!

About Us

The heart of the Christian Business Expo is to create a community of christian business leaders bringing ministry and marketplace together under one roof for personal & professional development. 

It’s a time to be a “City on a Hill”, and shine brightly together.

It’s a place to link arms, share innovation, promote progress and foster unity as we fulfill the plans and purposes God has given each of us.

Won’t you join us?

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