Faith in Finance: Melvin Johnson’s Ethical Entrepreneurial Journey on Createur Podcast

In a recent episode of the Createur Podcast, Melvin shares about how he integrates his directly faith into his business.
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Seth Hurd

February 23, 2024 Academics, Business

Createur Podcast McGraw School of Business

In the latest episode of the Createur Podcast, hosts Karli Byrd ’23 and Spencer James ’24 delved deep into the complexities of intertwining faith with business acumen in the modern entrepreneurial landscape with Melvin Johnson, the dynamic force behind Maaj Capital in Springfield, IL.

Melvin Johnson, a figure of inspiration in the entrepreneurial community, shared his journey of founding Maaj Capital, a venture that stands at the intersection of innovative finance and Christian ethics. His story is not just about business success; it’s a narrative that resonates with the core values of faith, integrity, and perseverance.

One of the most compelling parts of the conversation was Melvin’s insight into how he integrates his faith into his day-to-day business operations. He talked about the significance of prayer, ethical practices, and creating a work culture that reflects Christian principles. Melvin’s story is a powerful testament to the idea that success in business does not have to come at the cost of compromising one’s values.

This episode of Createur is a must-listen for anyone interested in the convergence of faith and entrepreneurship. Melvin Johnson’s journey with Maaj Capital is not just a story of financial success; it’s a narrative that inspires and challenges us to think about how we can use our own professional journeys to reflect our deepest beliefs and values.

The Createur Podcast is the media arm of the Createur Conference & Pitch Competition on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University, April 15-16, 2024. Apply to attend for free, or pitch your idea to win a share of the $15,000 investment pool.

To learn more about the McGraw School of Business at Olivet, contact the Office of Admissions at or 800-648-1463.

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Seth Hurd

Seth Hurd (’06, ’08 MOL, ’12 M. Hist) is the founder of Manx Solutions. He lives in St. Louis, MO with his wife Amanda, and daughters Ava and Emery.

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