CONNECTED BY FAITH
POWERED BY TECHNOLOGY!

FAITH UNION™ is a monthly subscription membership program that provides financial tools, benefits, mentoring, and products that offer a clear pathway to financial freedom for its members. 

 

FAITH UNION™ has developed a strategy for rapid market entry with prepaid cards, premium health and wellness benefits, and microlending while minimizing default. FAITH UNION™ has access to over 60 denominations with almost 45,000 churches in the United States alone. 

There is a large segment of the country that is missing out on the opportunity for financial freedom due to lack of knowledge & access. FAITH UNION™ positions itself as an agent of change. We deliver access to the digital economy, and value to our members through information, education, premium benefits, business opportunities, mentoring, advocacy, and service.

MISSION
AND VISION

Everyone deserves a chance.

We believe that all men are created equal, and, that people perish for the lack of knowledge.

Regardless of background, faith, or income level, financially informed people with access to information and opportunity are better able to take control of their circumstances, improve their quality of life, and ensure a more stable future for themselves and their families.

At FAITH UNION™, our mission is to educate, mentor, and empower individuals and families to break free of spiritual poverty  and give them access to opportunities to create jobs, build financial security, and improve the standard of living for themselves and their communities.

FAITH CREDIT UNION
START-UP CAMPAIGN

Currently, FAITH CREDIT UNION does not exist.
Faith Union Corp., with assistance from *Self‐Help, is embarking on a mission to create a credit union to serve Faith Union members.
Your organization’s deposit will help fund the credit union we’re working to create. Choose any of the following for more information:
  • General information
  • How to make a deposit
  • Contacts and phone numbers (Self‐Help Credit Union)
  • Application packet for INSTITUTIONAL DEPOSITORS
IMPORTANT: During this phase of the deposit‐raising campaign, Self‐Help Credit Union is only accepting deposits from conventions, associations, churches, partner businesses and organizations, and other INSTITUTIONAL depositors.
Deposits from individual supporters will resume during the next phase of the campaign. Accounts held at Self‐Help Credit Union are federally insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration.
REMEMBER
In order for the deposits to count towards our $10 million goal, you
MUST say that you are a FAITH UNION member.
Download the Information Packet Here
*Self-Help Credit Union is federally-insured by the National Credit Union Administration.

OUR GUIDING BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES

  • PLAN FOR FINANCIAL GOALS
    (INSPIRED BY LUKE 14:28)
  • DON'T OVER RELY ON DEBT, ESPECIALLY BAD DEBT
    (INSPIRED BY PROVERBS 22:7)
  • SPEND LESS THAN WE EARN
    (INSPIRED BY LUKE 12:15)
  • BUILD EMERGENCY RESERVE SAVINGS
    (INSPIRED BY PROVERBS 21:20)
  • LIVE GENEROUSLY
    (INSPIRED BY 2 CORINTHIANS 9:7)
  • PROTECT OUR FAMILIES AND OUR RESOURCES
    (INSPIRED BY GALATIANS 6:2)

CHRISTOPHER BISHOP
FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN

Christopher Bishop’s strategic skills were forged in the Boardroom and working with CEO’s and Celebrities. Bishop brings expertise in business development and has been the key visionary force behind FAITH UNION™.

He currently oversees business development, industry engagement and funding initiatives as FAITH UNION™ heads into its full program launch stage.

A firm foundation in security between high-profile clients, including high net worth executives and government officials, combined with down-to-earth, intuitive communications position Bishop as a relentless force in launching FAITH UNION™.

For the past 15 years, Bishop has focused on building companies, raising capital, and developing strategic relationships. 

Bishop grew a prior company to over 100 employees. It was this experience that taught him how to hire, teach, train, motivate and lead a business. It was here where he learned corporate boardroom negotiating skills and the power of leveraging a technology platform.

Christopher’s mission is to provide financial services to low-income consumers so they can increase their income, employment, and standard of living.

SHARON BUTLER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Sharon Butler is a results-oriented marketing executive with experience in entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, faith-based projects & initiatives, relationship management, leadership, business development & strategy.

Prior to joining FAITH UNION™, Sharon served as Marketing & Media Director at a large church and was appointed as Executive Director of Community Outreach where she was responsible for marketing, communication, strategic relationship management, and business & program development.

In addition to strategic business development efforts, she directed media relations, branding, advertising, website development and managed sponsors, events, collaborative partnerships, charitable contributions, broadcast television, communications for print, web publication, marketing training and more.

GREGORY RHEA
PRESIDENT | CO-FOUNDER

Gregory Rhea began his career in financial services in 1990 as a Branch Manager Trainee for ITT Financial Services. Within two years, he was selected for the position of Regional Real Estate Manager in charge of overseeing, growing and selling ITT’s western region multi million-dollar real estate portfolio.

After a successful experience at ITT Financial, Mr. Rhea became an entrepreneur and started a Health and Fitness Club chain with other partners. In addition to being an owner, Mr. Rhea served as the Director of Sales and Marketing, responsible for over 100 employees in two states and four locations.

Gregory went on to hold such positions as Regional Sales Manager of a Technology Firm, Partner of a Mortgage Company, a Licensed Financial Adviser holding and President of his own Real Estate and Investment Firm where he repositioned over a billion dollars in transactional financing. Today he is President of Faith Union Corporation which is dedicated to teaching financial education and providing financial services to the un-banked and under-banked as well as the financially established.

Currently, he’s working on Project Faith for the Bahamas in conjunction with The Impact Network. They are actively raising one million dollars to provide some relief for the victims of hurricane Dorian.

Mr. Rhea has recently completed a Master’s Degree in Hebraic Biblical Studies from Melodyland School of Theology and serves as an Ordained Reverend at Breath of the Spirit Ministries as well as a Radio Host of the Program Torah Found on KCWGthetruth.com.

He has a 14 year daughter, the actress Brooklyn-Bella, and resides in Orange County, CA.

MARK SMILEY
VICE PRESIDENT of CARIBBEAN AFFAIRS

Mark Smiley is CEO of Powermix Traders. Powermix Traders was launched in early 2010.

This trading company brokers deals that enable essential products to be shipped around the world. Clients range from US-based to international traders that source commodities such as sugar, wheat, cement, minerals, and oil.

Mark inherent networking qualities have enabled him to form strong alliances from within his community to the shores of the Caribbean and beyond.

NOEL K. TSHIANI
SENIOR ADVISOR TO CHRISTOPHER BISHOP

Muadiamvita (known as Noel K. Tshiani) was born in Ngandajika in the Eastern Kasai Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on December 25, 1957. He is expected to be an independent candidate for the Congolese presidency in their forthcoming elections.

Since 1992, Dr. Tshiani has been a Commercial Investment and Development banker and a financial economist. He has served notably at the World Bank as Country Manager and as Mission Chief for Private and Financial Sector Development.

He has worked to restructure and transform distressed economies in West Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia. For example, his work in the Cape Verde Islands helped to increase the Gross Domestic Product per capita from 170 to 4400 dollars over the last 20 years.

Dr. Tshiani lead a team of World Bank professional experts who designed and implemented a comprehensive economic and financial transformation program for the West African Development Bank (BOAD), the Central Bank for West African States (BCEAO), as well as the eight countries forming the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU): Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. The program significantly deepened the economic, financial and infrastructural integration of West African States.

Dr. Tshiani had previously worked as the International Lending Officer with JP Morgan Chase in New York, Senior Credit Officer with the Republic National Bank of New York, and an Account Officer with Citibank, N.A.

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