May 31, 2016 Tommy Mcbride

“A Rebel for Jesus” –

Regi Campbell with posted the following blog about our Chairman and Co-founder Frank Harrison:

A few years ago, there was a lot of talk about ‘marketplace ministry’ . . . taking God to the workplace. I was all over it. I’d already written a book on the topic, called About My Father’s Business: Taking Your Faith to Work and I was passionate about finding guys who were doing it in the ‘real world.’ I signed up to attend a conference at The Cove in Asheville, NC and while there I was blown away by a guy named Frank Harrison, who is the Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, a multi-billion-dollar bottler of Coca-Cola in Charlotte, NC. I was struck by his boldness, his authentic concern for people and his urgent desire to share the gospel. Here was the leader of a publicly traded mega-business who is personally all-in for Jesus. At the time, I thought, “Wow, this guy is a rebel.”

Frank shared the history of Coke and his company’s place in that story as one of the first bottlers of Coca-Cola in the world. Their small territory in Greensboro, NC has since grown into the largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola in the United States. The company’s purpose statement, “To Honor God in All We Do, To Serve Others, To Pursue Excellence, and To Grow Profitably,” underpins a unique and rebellious culture compared to most I’ve seen……. Continue reading the full blog

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