Five Companies with Christian Values
Despite operating in largely secular industries, there are some companies—many extremely successful—that make it a point to share their faith with the world. Here are 5 organizations that follow Christian values.
Chick-fil-A was founded on biblical principles by Truett Cathy, a staunch Southern Baptist, in 1946. The company’s mission statement is, in part, “to glorify God,” and the chain has always been closed on Sundays as a way to honor God and the Sabbath.
The crafts store chain Hobby Lobby openly embraces its Christian values by also closing its 500-plus stores on Sundays. In addition, it is very vocal about God on its web site. It’s mission statement includes “honoring the Lord,” “sharing the Lord’s blessings with our employees,” and acknowledging “God’s grace.” Hobby Lobby’s owners are also reportedly working on a Bible museum in Washington, D.C.
When you grab a burger, fries and shake from the popular fast-food chain In-N-Out Burger, you may notice well-known Bible verses printed on the wrappers and cups. They’ve been doing so for decades now, and the practice is a reflection of the strong Christian beliefs of the Snyder family, who run the company. Employee paychecks even include a reference to Matthew 6:19, which counsels to “not store up for yourselves treasures on earth.”
Chicken giant Tyson Foods provides chaplain services to employees at their plants throughout the U.S. The current CEO, John H. Tyson, is a born-again Christian who advocates living ones faith seven days a week. Employees are invited and encouraged to pray in times of struggle and the company works to feed the country’s poor.
And Melaleuca, a privately-owned manufacturer of wellness products based in conservative Idaho, is not overtly Christian. However, the $1.2 billion company does honor the Old Testament’s 4th Commandment by refusing to do any business on Sundays, and CEO Frank VanderSloot is a practicing member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons or LDS) who attended two LDS schools.