On the May 2006 cover story, Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell and Bishops T.D. Jakes and Eddie L. Long demonstrate how they apply business strategies to execute the multifaceted agendas of their churches. The feature, â€œThe Business of Faith,â€ revealed that the growing number of financial, legal and real estate development issues confronting black megachurches, houses of worship with more than 2,000, have basically transformed a number of ministers into de facto CEOs of multimillion-dollar enterprises.
Alfred Edmond Jr. is SVP/Editor-at-large of BLACK ENTERPRISE. He is a content leader, brand representative and expert resource for all media platforms under the BLACK ENTERPRISE brand, including the web site, social media and live networking events. From 2008 through 2010, Edmond was SVP/Editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com, helping to lead the transition of BLACK ENTERPRISE from single-magazine publisher to digital-first multimedia company. From 1995 through 2008, Edmond was chief editor of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine. He has also hosted The Urban Business Roundtable on WVON-AM in Chicago and Money Matters, a syndicated radio feature of American Urban Radio Networks. Edmond is also an entrepreneur, speaker, author and amateur natural bodybuilding competitor.