Tribute: Chick-fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy Passes into Glory Today at 93
Left impressive legacy of godly business stewardship
As evidenced by the life and business legacy of Chick-fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy, doing business God’s way—according to biblical principles—works.
Following several weeks of failing health, billionaire Cathy, 93, died peacefully of natural causes this morning at his surburban Atlanta home surrounded by his family. A public funeral is scheduled for Wednesday at Jonesboro First Baptist in Jonesboro, Georgia—where he was a member and had taught Sunday School for 50 years.
Born in 1921 in rural Eatonton, Georgia, Cathy attended high school in Atlanta and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. His rags-to-riches story as a devoutly Christian business entrepreneur gives strong witness to the biblical truths that hard work and faithful stewardship with the small things entrusted to us by God lead to ever-increasing responsibility and leadership in our respective spheres of influence.Read more
Godly stewardship at the heart of what the company stands for
An interesting and recent piece appearing in the Small Business Advisor section of Yahoo.com highlights the “Christian way” Chick-fil-A hires for its franchise operator positions.
According to its mission statement, Chick-fil-A seeks to “glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us” and to “have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.”Read more