Building a Company That Honors God

In this episode, Bill Hendricks and Al Erisman examine a successful company built on Christian principles and how to bring your faith with you into the workplace.

About the Contributors

Al Erisman

Dr. Al Erisman earned his PhD in applied mathematics at Iowa State University, spent 32 years at The Boeing Company. While at Boeing he was on numerous scientific boards sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Institute for Standards and Technology.   

He is the co-founder of Ethix magazine (, exploring business ethics in a technological age. Since retiring from Boeing in 2001, he has taught at numerous universities in business and mathematic and spoken on business, technology, ethics, and theology on six continents; he has been engaged in micro finance work in the Central African Republic, and spoken on business as mission (BAM) in numerous settings; is chair of the board for The Theology of Work Project (; is a founding board member for KIROS (Christians in Business in the Seattle area). He has authored numerous books including The ServiceMaster Story: Navigating Tension between People and Profit (Hendrickson Publishers, 2020), The Accidental Executive: Lessons on Business, Faith, and Calling from the Life of Joseph (Hendrickson Publishers, 2015), The Purpose of Business: Contemporary Perspectives from Many Walks of Life (with David Gautschi, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) 

Bill Hendricks

Bill Hendricks is Executive Director for Christian Leadership at the Center and President of The Giftedness Center, where he serves individuals making key life and career decisions. A graduate of Harvard, Boston University, and DTS, Bill has authored or co-authored twenty-two books, including “The Person Called YOU: Why You’re Here, Why You Matter & What You Should Do With Your Life.” He sits on the Steering Committee for The Theology of Work Project.