A Congregation of Clubs

Salem Baptist Church of Chicago has made investingpart of its gospel of economic empowerment

Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), SBC Communications (NYSE: SBC), Exxon/Mobile (NYSE: XOM), and Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO). After Sept. 11, they added a government treasury bond to the portfolio, valued at $1,000 as of February 2002.

“I started the club to help break the cycle of financial bondage and to teach my children to invest and save with the hope that they will do the same for their children,” says Millionaires-Thru-Christ Chairman Marcus Plump. The club started out with eight members, including Plump’s wife and his sister, contributing $50 in monthly dues. Now it has 18 members who can contribute up to $100 monthly. Plump, who has five children, ages 5 to 16, says the club’s success has inspired his 14-year-old daughter Alicia to help form the Jr. Millionaires-Thru-Christ Investment Club.

Millionaires-thru-Christ club holdings

  Exchange/ Portfolio
Company Symbol Weighting
Exxon/Mobil NYSE: XOM 30%
General Electric NYSE: GE 30
Pfizer NYSE: PFE 20
Coca-Cola NYSE: KO 10
SBC Communications NYSE: SBC 10

*As of march 29, 2002

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