Dallas Bay Baptist Church's the Rev. Ken Duggan is launching a Power Lunch Thursday, March 22 from noon to 1 p.m. at the DBBC Northgate campus behind the Northgate Library. The topic is "Learning Biblical Principles that Apply to Work, Family and Faith."
"This is a test run to see if a Power Lunch is popular among Hixson residents," said Duggan, adding that the luncheon will be held inside the church's Life Tree Café. "If it's helpful, we plan to do it monthly. One of the reasons we purchased the Northgate property was to be a part of the business community."
Duggan will use principles found in the Bible to teach local business people how to structure their lives toward success.
The luncheon cost is $5 and can be paid at the door. A hot meal will be served to participants.
"This luncheon will give business people a midday break and an opportunity to meet other people in the business community," said Duggan, a pastor and Bible teacher. "I will talk about the principle of momentum. The scientific formula for momentum is P=MV. That stands for momentum equals mass times velocity. I will show how that works in family, church and business."
Topics from Duggan's book, "Lessons Learned in Obscurity: Principles to Take Your Church from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be," will also be used to generate discussion. He said applying certain principles in life can take one from where they are to where they want to be. He said with God's help he was able to take a church from 20 people to 3,000 people using biblical principles.
He said the book's principles can be applied to help grow a business too.
Duggan sold insurance up until age 33 when he was "called into the ministry." He was the first and remains the only senior pastor of DBBC. He took the helm of the church plant in 1990 when church members met inside McConnell Elementary School.
"I am blessed to do what I love," said Duggan, 55. "I always wanted to be a pastor since my teen years. The opportunity was offered and I took a leap of faith."
Duggan is a Soddy-Daisy High School graduate. He has an associate's degree in computer science from Edmonton College, a Bachelor of Science in political science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and both a master's and a doctorate in theology from Covington Theological Seminary.