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Learning about money and getting money smart doesn't happen overnight. It takes time and committment. It also helps to learn from mentors. People who have been where you are trying to go.


With the Purpose of Wealth events, we're attempting to create a citywide financial transformation by bringing together experts in various fields of finance to help educate the community and unlock their potential to build wealth and have a positive impact.

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Dr. Ben Graham

Sr. Pastor, Music City Baptist Church

Ben Graham gave his life to the Lord at the age of fourteen and surrendered to preach less than a year later. He comes from a family of pastors and is a 5th generation preacher. 

He has been in full time ministry since he was 20 years old, serving as both an evangelist and a pastor. He has traveled and preached in all 50 states, as well as over 30 foreign countries. 

He has been a radio host with his own radio program airing on stations across the United States and online around the world. He is an actor and producer who has been in multiple movies and commercials, including lead acting roles in the movies "Fearless Faith" and "Pardon by Grace" which are both set to come out in 2020. 

He also serves on several boards including SWAT (Sports World Against Trafficking) and LTI (Let’s Talk Interactive). He works with various organizations on combating the opioid and addiction crisis. He is co-founder of the Faith Based Initiative App. 

 Ben is very involved in local and state politics; and he has served as a Chaplin with the TN State Gaurd, the Roane County Sheriff Department, and the York City Police Department. 

Pastor Graham has worked in DC on the White House Faith and Opportunity Team which now has a Faith Director in almost all federal departments. Pastor Graham has been a part of leading Pastoral leaders to the White House for briefings with the administration and staff. 

Visit pastorbengraham.com

Jerremy Newsome

CEO, Real Life Trading

My mission, my calling in life is to enrich lives with mentally liberating education. That is why you are here. You are in the search of a fun, new and thrilling awakening regarding your finances, your money along with  the abundance and freedom we all seek in life.

Freedom is my paradise! I help my clients make the proper tweaks in their mindset, their heartset and their bank account to receive all they cherish! 

I help you elevate your money so that you can impact the people, the causes and the communities that you have always yearned to help. 

My focus since 2010 has been guiding humans through an emotional journey with their money, their stock account and their crypto purchases, to ensure radical life changes! 

I am a professional button presser. At some point, certain buttons need to be physically pressed to create massive alterations. I help numerous clients understand the demystify their liquid assets, specifically the stock market, the crypto markets and our most valuable asset, TIME!

Visit jerremynewsome.com

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Shaunti Feldhahn

Author, Thriving in Love and Money

Shaunti received her graduate degree from Harvard University and was an analyst on Wall Street before unexpectedly becoming a social researcher, best-selling author and popular speaker. Today, she applies her analytical skills to investigating eye-opening, life-changing truths about relationships, both at home and in the workplace.

Shaunti's books (including several with husband, Jeff) are known for their aha moments and relationship transformations! These groundbreaking research-based books, including  For Women Only, The Kindness Challenge, and most recently, Thriving in Love & Money have sold more than 3 million copies in 25 languages and are widely read in homes, counseling centers and corporations worldwide.

Shaunti's The 30-Day Kindness Challenge has been completed by thousands of individuals. It has been led by numerous churches and other prominent organizations and civic groups and continues to transform relationships in just 30 days through kindness.

Shaunti's findings are regularly featured in media as diverse as The Today Show, Family Life, Focus on the Family, The New York Times and Cosmo. Shaunti speaks at both live and virtual events in the U.S. and around the world. She and her husband Jeff live in Atlanta with their daughter, son, and two cats who think they are dogs.

Visit shaunti.com

Tony Bradshaw

The Millionaire Choice Podcast

Tony Bradshaw grew up in a lower income neighborhood in Nashville, TN. In early 1996, he realized he was mismanaging his money and knew something needed to change. That’s when he set out to learn how to handle money better. After learning how to handle money at age 25, Tony made his millionaire choice, his choice to become to become a millionaire by the age of forty. He accomplished his goal in 2011.


Tony is the author of The Millionaire Choice: Millionaire or Not. You Can Choose. and Host of The Millionaire Choice Podcast.

In 2001, he entered the financial education world when he joined Ramsey Solutions where he served as VP, CIO, and COO over 15 years bringing financial education, teaching, and products to the online world.

Tony aspires to create a movement of financially educated and wealthy people who will make it their mission to fight poverty and help those in need across America and the world.

Visit themillionairechoice.com