For Immediate Release
January 26, 2016
CONTACT: Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, ext. 102, or Jen Wozniak, 610.584.1096, ext. 100, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com
How Could Biblical Stewardship and Investing Change the World?
Financial Expert and National Radio Host Dan Celia Encourages Churches, Businesses and Individuals to Put God’s Word First When It Comes to Their Money
PHILADELPHIA—What would it look like if every church, every business and every individual based their financial stewardship and investing on biblical tenets and God’s word?
It’s a question that drives Dan Celia’s passion for biblical stewardship.
Celia, a financial expert, national talk show host and leader of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries (FISM, www.financialissues.org), focuses on matters like these every day when talking to thousands who want to honor God with their finances.
But too often, he says, investors overlook where their money is really going, ignoring the impact that their investing may have on the greater good in relation to God’s word.
“That fact is that many businesses and churches are putting their money into stocks that support areas that go against our faith, such as the growth of the abortion industry through Planned Parenthood and pornography,” Celia said. “As Christians, we simply cannot pour our resources—which God provided to us in the first place—into things that tear down society and go against God’s teachings.
“Think about what would happen if every church and every business pulled their investments out of the areas that were less than pleasing to God,” he continued. “And if every faith-minded person also pulled their financial support from these churches and companies, they would be forced to take a hard look at where their money is going. There is power in numbers when we all stand up for biblical stewardship and stand against the those things that are dishonoring to God.”
Celia also often educates listeners and viewers about his stock “sell” list, encouraging those who strive to be biblically responsible with their investing to sell certain stocks based on the company’s involvement in immoral or anti-biblical issues, such as having stake in Planned Parenthood funding, pornography or other organizations that should be concerning to Christians.
Celia hosts the daily, two-hour radio and television program, “Financial Issues Live,” where he takes calls from around the country, answering questions about investing, estate planning, giving, saving and stewarding finances in wise and godly ways.
“Financial Issues” has grown through radio, television and live streaming and now airs on more than 350 radio stations across the country. The program is also seen on the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) television network, reaching 45 million households, and BizTV, which reaches millions more in major markets, along with many other independent radio and TV stations.
Throughout the year, Celia also hosts popular and well-attended townhall gatherings at churches and other venues, where people can spend an evening with him to learn more about how to biblically manage their money and investments.
A financial expert and author backed by decades of financial experience, Celia is personally in touch with thousands of people each week from across the country. He has worked for 35 years as an entrepreneur and businessman, and has developed a biblically responsible system of financial management with great success. Celia started his radio program in 1997 and has interviewed newsmakers, experts, lawmakers and presidential candidates. He is a board member for American Family Association, speaks at conferences, townhall meetings and investment conferences around the country, is the author of six books and publishes a weekly newsletter.
For more on Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries, visit its web site at www.financialissues.org, its Facebook page, the YouTube channel, Financial Issues with Dan Celia or its Twitter feed, @financialissues.
To interview Dan Celia of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries, contact Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102, or Jen Wozniak, 610-584-1096, ext. 100, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com.
Dan Celia is president and CEO of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries, which shares the Gospel through motivating God’s people to be responsible stewards of God’s money, ultimately helping people make good financial decisions that will increase their ability to give and grow the kingdom of God. FISM believes that only revival will transform America back to its Christian heritage and biblical values. Celia and his wife, Yvonne, have two married daughters and six grandchildren.
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