Mission/Vision - To turn the desolate places into the Garden of Eden one community at a time.
Project Eden Initiatives
Project Eden is an affiliate of the Joseph Center®, an entrepreneur training center and incubator. Through the programs offered by the Center, many people have established businesses that provide jobs in their community, thereby revitalizing the social and economic condition in those areas. Below is an overview of Project Eden’s programs for Haiti:
Entrepreneurship will be driven by the establishment of Joseph Business Schools®. Local entrepreneurs will be trained in sound business principles. They will learn how to establish and grow businesses that will revitalize the community
Skills and Workforce Training
Skills and Workforce Training will be driven by the establishment of Vocational Training Centers. Local citizens will receive training for jobs created through the identification and expansion of key industries.
Housing and Infrastructure Developments
Housing and Infrastructure Development programs will address waste management needs, construction, and deforestation issues.
PE’s Education program will train teachers, thus raising the performance of the workforce and its students.
Food, Healthcare and Disaster Relief
PE’s food, health care and Disaster Relief programs will meet basic human needs and provide key solutions to issues such as how to provide clean drinking water, increase farm productivity, and provide adequate medical aid/supplies.
Bill Winston is a visionary leader whose mission is to empower Believers through teaching and preaching the uncompromised Word of God, to fulfill their highest calling and change the world through Jesus Christ.
Bill Winston received his Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Friends International Christian University, and is Founder and Pastor of Living Word Christian Center, an 18,000 member church located in Forest Park, Illinois, and Tuskegee Christian Center in Tuskegee, Alabama. Pastor Winston is the founder of a range of business entities including: the Joseph Center® for Business Development; the Forest Park Plaza (a 32-acre shopping mall); and Washington Plaza (a shopping center in Tuskegee). He is Chairman of the Board of Covenant Bank and President of New Covenant Community Development Corporation.
Pastor Winston is also Founder of Living Word Christian Academy; Living Word School of Ministry and Missions; and Bill Winston Ministries (a ministry outreach that shares the Gospel through television, radio, and other media). In addition, Pastor Winston is President and Founder of Faith Ministries Alliance (FMA), an alliance of more than 350 churches and ministries, in the U.S. and overseas, under his covering.
Pastor Winston is married to Veronica and is the father of three children, Melody, Nicole, and David.
Deloris Thomas has 19 years of a diverse marketing and strategy background in the consumer products and
technology industries. She currently serves as Director of Worldwide Initiatives at the Joseph Business
School® in Forest Park, Illinois. She is one of the co-founding directors and faculty member where she teaches
Marketing. She is President and Founder of Sterling Thomas, LLC a management consulting firm specializing in
marketing, strategy, business development and organizational improvements. Prior to her current assignment,
she served as the Corporate Director of Marketing and Media at Living Word Christian Center and Bill Winston
Ministries, an 18,000 member non-denominational ministry located in Forest Park, Illinois.
Deloris was Director of Strategy and Business Development, Full-Line Stores, at Sears Roebuck & Company. At
Sears, she was responsible for developing strategies in business development by evaluating opportunities to
increase profitability for Sears' full-line store businesses.
Before joining Sears, she held several brand management positions at Kraft Foods. Deloris has also worked at
Pepsi-Cola Company in Somers, New York, and the Xerox Corporation.
She serves as an Advisory Board Member for the US Small Business Administration - National SBDC and Integra
Ventures. Deloris holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Bentley College and a MBA from the Harvard
University Graduate School of Business.
Ms. Thomas is happily married with children.
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- Wilonda A. Cannon
- Dana V. Morales
- Mark S. Muse
- Curriculum Development
- Fund Development
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