Letters from Seminar Hosts

McKinney Fellowship Bible Church
McKinney, TX
(972) 547-7013


Ethan Pope's Foundations For Living seminar "Living In God's Economy" was our most well received stewardship seminar to date.  Each year McFBC brings in a top financial seminar to bless and educate our church body.  Our people loved Ethan's warmth, humor and financial sensibility.  Ethan's "Theology of Money" matrix with its 15 step approach was the best presentation we've seen for the biblical basis for stewardship.

The seminar was exactly as advertised and more.  It was fast paced, interesting, fun and easy to implement.  It was an overall success.

Rafe Wright
Pastor of Adult Ministries
McKinney Fellowship Bible Church

Valley Community Baptist Church
590 W. Avon Rd.
Avon, CT 06001
860-673-6826    (Fax) 860-675-4689

As a pastor who sponsored a “Living in God’s Economy” Seminar, it is an honor to recommend this opportunity to you.  I have a deep appreciation for the teaching void in the area of God’s view of money and stewardship.  Ethan Pope hit a “home run” with his three-hour seminar that 125 of my church attended in the fall of 2002.  It was creative, visually pleasing, and biblically sound.  An excellent syllabus was provided.  It was FUN!

            A couple of stories:

  • One 40 year old lady came up & shook my hand enthusiastically. "I have never heard this before.  I wish I had this as a teen.  My life would have gone a lot smoother if I had understood God’s view of money.  I finally understand what God wants & it makes so much sense.  I am leaving with hope because I know specifically what I need to do." 
  • Our administrator, and former CFO of a corporation, said that in all the Christian financial seminars he's attended (he’s been a Christian for 15 years) - he has never seen the theological foundation that Ethan laid in the first hour!  It set perspective for the wonderful practical tips that followed.

I also appreciated Ethan’s heart for my people and desire to serve them.  He stayed two hours after the seminar ended to talk to anyone with a question.  That spoke volumes!

Ethan’s seminar is one of the “best kept secrets” in Christian America.  I would repeat it in a heartbeat.  I would strongly encourage you to take advantage of this resource and host your own seminar.  Feel free to contact me if you’d like more information.

Warmly in Christ,
Conrad Koch
Pastor of Adult Ministries

Central United Methodist Church
1004 23rd Ave.
P.O. Box 1706
Meridian, MS  39302


Dear friend,

In October 2002, Ethan was invited to the Central United Methodist Church in Meridian, MS to present his three hour seminar, "Living In God's Economy".  He was well received and the participants gained tremendous insights in learning how to become faithful stewards in managing God's resources.

The exciting premise of the seminar is that it is Biblically-based and the approach is sound Scripturally.  It is also encouraging that Ethan emphasizes the importance of family members planning and praying together relative to finances and in establishing honorable and realistic goals that honor God and, in turn, greatly enhance the happiness and well-being of the family unit. 

Ethan uses music, technology, Scripture, statistic, true life-examples and humor as he teaches.  His is a common sense and manageable approach to the understanding of Christian stewardship. 

I would be happy to answer questions regarding Ethan's seminar.  Please feel free to give me a phone call.

Sincerely yours,
Jimmy Harrison
Senior Pastor

First Baptist Church Grapevine
301 E. Texas Street
Grapevine, TX  76051

Dear Ethan,

I wanted to write and express my appreciation for your service on Sunday.  The material was excellent and the presentation as clean as any I've heard on the subject.  May God continue to bless you as your minister in His name.

In Him,
Rick Lineberger

Grace Community Bible Church
1500 SE Kings Drive
Bartlesville, OK  74006




We thoroughly enjoyed your ministry among us on March 9th.  You've obviously put a lot of work into the seminar and it shows.  It's very professional and fast paced.  The three hours went by very quickly.  The most helpful part of the seminar, from my vantage point, is your MAP tool that allows a family to track their expenditures against their budget.  I've never seen anything like it.  It is certainly the most workable program I've seen.

Rod MacIlvaine

Saks First Baptist Church
4723 Saks Road
Anniston, AL  36206

Dear Friends,
I am the Associate Pastor and we had the pleasure of hosting Foundations For Living seminar in September of 2002.  Ethan and his ministry made the seminar a complete success by working to make the day as user friendly as possible.  Our church members left the church excited about what the Lord was going to do in their financial lives.  Ethan spent time explaining the theology of money before he moved into the practical financial concepts.  I give my full recommendation to Ethan Pope and Foundations For Living Ministry.

His servant,
Carlton Weathers
Associate Pastor