Faith & Finance

Rob West

David vs. Goliath in the Boardroom with Jerry Bowyer

March 19, 2021
00:00 24:57

“Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it, and struck the Philistine on the forehead and he fell face down on the ground.” That’s 1 Samuel 17, where David slays Goliath. A similar battle is now underway as Christian investors take on corporate giants who defy God with unrighteous practices. Host Rob West talks with economist Jerry Bowyer about three examples and how you can join the fight


·      Jerry Bowyer is the chief economist at Vident Financial but he has also become a thorn in the side of companies whose activities run counter to the deeply held beliefs of a significant portion of their investors, namely Christians.

·      What is corporate engagement? Especially from a Christian point of view, it simply means to talk to the people at a corporation. From phone calls, emails or letters, we should make our voices heard but in a gentle and respective way when a company goes against Biblical principles. In other words, be active with the people who work there so as to be salt and light for Christ. We can make a difference.

·      “This is the Lord’s fight,” Jerry Bowyer said. “We should fight it His way, which means no toxic rhetoric, no lying, and no rumor mongering. Love—that’s how we respond.”

·      Mr. Bowyer believes that Christians should be the highest quality shareholders, even to the point of saying, “We’re praying for you.” However, he expressed how Christians today are in “reaction mode.” 

·      Check out Jerry Bowyer’s always-insightful commentaries at

In today’s show we also answer your questions:


·      My husband and I are selling our home. We wish to give the proceeds of this home to our daughter’s family. How do we do this tax-wise? Our names will not be on the mortgage.

·      I just recently retired and my only income is social security and my monthly 401(k) amount. Should I pay my home off with this 401(k) or leave it?


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Faith & Finance is a daily radio ministry hosted by Rob West. The program offers a practical, biblical and good-natured approach to managing your time, talents and resources.

About Rob West

Rob West is the host of the nationally syndicated radio program Faith & Finance heard on more than 900 radio outlets each day. Rob also serves as the President of Kingdom Advisors, an international community of financial professionals who are specialists in delivering biblically wise financial advice. Rob serves as primary spokesperson for the organization and gives leadership to organizational strategy.

A radio veteran, Rob previously co-hosted a live, call-in, financial radio program with his father from 1998 through 2008 at WAFG, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Rob has dedicated his professional career to working at the intersection of faith and finance having led a successful faith-based financial services firm, serving as the host of several radio programs on a biblical approach to finance, and speaking frequently on the topic. Rob and his wife, Julie, live in Marietta, GA with their four children.


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