Archie W. Dunham Special Guest at Center for Christianity in Business Luncheon

HBU College of Business namesake, Archie W. Dunham, was the speaker for the Center for Christianity in Business Networking Luncheon at HBU on January 26. The chairman emeritus of Chesapeake Energy, retired chairman of ConocoPhillips and founder of Dunham Enterprises was interviewed by Robert B. Sloan, HBU president. Archie W. Dunham

Throughout his life, in both family and work life, Dunham has held onto several main tenets: honesty, integrity, perseverance and wisdom. “I talk to my grandkids a lot about the importance of integrity,” he said. “In life, if you’re not a person of integrity, it’s just a matter of time until you have an unhappy situation. Perseverance: whether it’s in the job or in prayer – keep praying, keep working hard and keep pursuing your dream.”

Dunham said his two favorite Bible books are Proverbs and James. He made a life habit of reading a chapter in Proverbs each morning. His favorite verse is James 1:19: “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”

Luncheon attendees and audience members asked questions and left inspired to seek God’s will in decisions through God’s Word, wise counsel and the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

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