Workmatters helps you discover God's purpose for your work

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.
– Colossians 3:23 (NIV)

What We Believe

  • Workmatters is a non-denominational Christian ministry, and our worldview and teaching holds to the historical Christian faith.
  • We believe that God created a good world and created us for a relationship with Him, but that it was broken by sin. Through Jesus Christ, God redeemed us at an infinite cost to Himself, and someday He will return to renew all creation, end all suffering and death, and restore absolute peace, justice and joy in the world forever.
  • This gospel message gives context and meaning for our work.
  • Work is good. God was a worker. Work is part of how we image God, express worship to Him and serve His purposes. Even after the Fall God still uses work to cultivate the world and provide for the common good.
  • Work is hard. The reality of sin means that there are forces within us and in the environment around us that distort God’s purposes for work and make work difficult.
  • Work can have lasting impact. Through faith in Jesus and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we can both discover and live God’s purpose for our work. Our work can take on deeper meaning, as Christ uses us in and through our work to restore his kingdom.

How to live God’s purposes in your work

Love, Integrity, excellence, influence, serve, calling, balance.
Seven Pillars of Faith and Work

The Seven Pillars of Faith and Work were developed to provide a framework for how to live God’s purposes in your work.

While the Pillars are interdependent, each Pillar provides a unique lens through which to evaluate and better live your faith in your work.

Learn more about the pillar of BALANCE with our FREE guide, "A Time for Everything: A Look at Balance, God's Way."


Is there a Pillar that stands out to you? Check out our Insights, Events, Studies and Training. They all utilize the Pillars to help you discover how to better live your faith at work.


Ben Kirksey
VP & General Manager
David Roth
President & CEO
Mariali Paz De Leon
Director of Marketing & Events
Jim Evans
Director of Development
Catherine Gates
Senior Director of Content & Partnerships


Steve Blair

Director, People and Culture, Harvest Group - Chairman of the Board, WorkMatters

Elise Mitchell

CEO, Mitchell Communications Group, CEO, Denstu Aegis Network

Shelley Simpson

EVP; Chief Commercial Officer, President, Highway Services, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

Marco Reyes

Sr. Director Industry Initiatives and Portfolio Management – Responsible Sourcing, Walmart


Jack Sheridan

Director of Sales & Business Development, Market Performance Group - Secretary, WorkMatters Board

Other Advisory Board Members

Todd Wood – Attorney at Law
Tim Broughton – McKee Foods


Workmatters was founded in April 2002 at Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, Ark., as an outreach to its own members and Northwest Arkansas. Within 18 months, Workmatters had attracted the interest, enthusiasm and involvement of people across Northwest Arkansas. Therefore, in October 2003, Central released Workmatters to become a non-denominational, incorporated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. At the same time, Workmatters founding Board member David Roth followed his deep passion for faith at work to lead Workmatters, leaving his position as VP, Sales & Marketing at J.B. Hunt Transport Service, Inc. David has served as the President and directional leader since 2003. A passionate and talented team committed to serving God and the marketplace has joined David in helping people discover a renewed passion and God’s purpose for their work.


We believe that God can and will use Christians in the marketplace to see his kingdom come all over the world. We believe that this will happen as career-minded Christians understand and live God’s purpose for their work. Our deep desire and ambition is to equip one million career- minded Christians in 10,000 companies by 2025. Leaders reach companies, and companies can reach the world. In reality, it’s one person at a time, one company at a time. Are you next?


  • 190000 Leaders Equipped
  • 133 Companies Impacted
(479) 444-1477
Physical Address:
5417 Pinnacle Pointe Dr Suite 401
Rogers, Arkansas 72758
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9376
Fayetteville, AR 72703