ABOUT THE BOOK
From the Introduction…
God gave us the ability to produce wealth. God showed me over twenty years ago that I was to be a financier in the Kingdom – someone who brings the finances to a ministry for the ministry to not only survive but flourish. No ministry can exist without money.
I knew my calling was to make wealth and honor God with it. I also realized I am not the only one created to make wealth. I believe there are thousands, if not tens of thousands, of men and women of God who are called to make wealth. This book is about that calling.
- Bob Bertelsen
Bob Bertelsen founded A Plus Powder Coater’s Inc., in 1966. It was named business of the year in 2016 by the Columbiana Chamber of Commerce. Bob credits this award to his employee’s values and culture.
Bob teaches Stewardship, Giving and Finances, as well as mentoring business leaders in establishing Godly principles in their companies. In his spare time, he builds and races vintage race cars, including a 1968 Corvette, affectionately named Green Mamba.
Bob and his wife currently reside in Columbiana, Ohio. They have 3 adult daughters and are a part of Real Living Ministries in Boardman, Ohio.
FIRE OF 1988
In 1988, I was in the process of buying my first business, when my dreams and future went up in smoke, literally. The production area of the manufacturing facility I wanted to buy burned down. All the electrical panels and wiring, gone: the motors, gear reducers and seals, destroyed, the roof, gone. It was devastating, but the lesson it taught me, priceless. I describe the fire in detail and the life lesson in my book, “Created to make Wealth".