The mission of IMPACT JUNKIE is to excite, engage, and inspire entrepreneurs, change-makers, and impact-seekers to use their superpowers (talents, skills, abilities) for good -- to create real impact in real lives in their cities/communities and around the world. We believe we have a God-given mandate to go places, love people, and be proper stewards of our abilities (Matthew 25) to serve the world -- and bring along as many people as we can. Our ultimate BHAG (big hairy audacious goal) is to hear: "Well done."
IMPACT JUNKIE fosters an ecosystem of training, experiences, accelerators, pitch competitions, and quality goods that empowers entrepreneurs to fulfill their calling, purpose, and passion through free enterprise and service.
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Many feel overwhelmed by the needs and problems in the world. Worse yet, they often feel disconnected from the solution and unable to help. Our goal is to create Impact Junkies who have regular opportunities to connect and engage with real impact projects for real people in real places.
Make it happen. Go where you never thought possible. Impact delivered monthly via the Impact Junkie shirt subscription. IMPACT JUNKIE members get a custom designed shirt delivered straight to their door every month. Each shirt supports a specific impact project around the world and features a custom design for that specific project. Start a conversation. Make a difference. Change a life.
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Monthly projects include:
- building water wells and bringing fresh water to entire villages
- providing housing and care to orphans in Nepal and China
- bringing healthcare to remote tribes in Ethiopia
- building sustainable programs for homelessness in US cities
- giving medicine to underserved areas in South America
- supporting young entrepreneurs in developing regions of Asia and Africa
A tech exec, social entrepreneur, and impact junkie, Philip's life has been intertwined with entrepreneurship, technology, design, and service. He grew up in California as a PK, serial entrepreneur, and served as youth pastor. He also serves as Hyphen USA Regional Director.
His work spans sectors, demographics, and industries - whether launching a digital “startup” in the Pentagon for the Secretary of Defense, executing White House priorities for a federal $80+ billion IT problem, guiding one of America’s largest textbook stores through the digital revolution, scaling an international training company in the digital era, building life-changing movements with passionate volunteer teams, launching a design/branding consulting firm, creating programs in Congress for members to improve constituent services, and helping entrepreneurs/business owners incubate new ideas.
He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Harvard. He received his Masters in Public Policy, Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School while also being elected university-wide student president. As an undergraduate, he was the first distance student elected a Harvard student president (living in California he campaigned completely online via social media, video stream, etc). He also gave the 2014 graduate commencement speech in Harvard Yard about the startup George Washington launched at Harvard in 1775.
Steve has lived the life of an exemplary Impact Junkie. His life story is filled with ministry, entrepreneurship, and loving people.
He served as President of Tupelo Children's Mansion -- a children's home in Mississippi -- where he and his wife built and led a team, launched new ventures to support the children's home, and raised over 1,000 kids. He founded New Beginnings International adoption agency and family services -- which has adopted over 1,000 children to forever families.
As a church planter and entrepreneurial minister, Steve served as pastor in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi - and previously youth pastor in Texas. He travels across North America providing life planning and financial advisory workshops and sessions.
He was the founder of the Church Loan Fund for UPCI and currently serves as President. Since 2006, Steve has served as President of the UPCI Foundation and has served as Director of Stewardship for UPCI since 2002. He has also served as Chairman for the Church Aflame Institute, as Director for Institutional Advancement at Urshan Graduate School of Theology. Steve received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Apostolic Bible Institute.
He has been married to his wife Evelyn for over 40 years.