CEO Pat Gelsinger Sees His Company as A Congregation Where He’s in Full-Time Ministry (Video)

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Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, describes how God steered him into business through the Bible verse Colossians 3:23-24.


So I’m wrestling with God several months here and finally I said, “God, if this happens I will go into fulltime ministry.”

Almost the second I finally gave up to God, the answer came back: “The workplace is your fulltime ministry.” And Colossians 3:23-24: “Work heartily as for the Lord not for men, knowing that you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It’s the Lord Christ that you serve.” That really became my life verse at that point. And I really felt called to the ministry in the workplace.

As I say now, I am the senior pastor of the church of VMware. You know, I have 20,000 employees. 20,000 families. The communities that they’re in. That’s my parish. That’s my church. Those are my people, and I’m as worried about our success in the business place as I am for the lives of the people that are part of my leadership here.

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This video serves as an illustration to the TOW Bible Commentary article Doing Our Work As For The Lord (Colossians 3:17-23).