Faith and Silicon Valley

Upcoming Events in Silicon Valley

In September and October, there are three events in Silicon Valley which we recommend checking out.  The first two are breakfast gatherings that focus on integrating faith and business; the third is Q Commons, a simulcast national gathering with local speakers focused on advancing good in our current culture.  These are all great opportunities to …

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Inspiring and Equipping Entrepreneurs to Lead — Eleo Conference in San Jose on July 26

On Saturday, July 26, the second annual Eleo Conference will take place.  The conference features Silicon Valley business leaders.  Some of the speakers have been featured on this website, including:  Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware; Kevin Compton, venture capitalist, and Victor Ho, founder and CEO of FiveStars. Other speakers include:  David Lane, partner, Diamond Ventures; …

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New Beginnings Community Church – Reaching Out To the Bay Area

If you are driving down Springer Road in Los Altos – Mountain View on a Sunday morning, you will notice tall green banners and people on the side of the street with smiles on their faces waving to you. They are there to welcome you to a new church called New Beginnings Community Church of …

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Google Awards New Door Ventures $100k Grant

New Door Ventures, a San Francisco based non-profit organization which helps disadvantaged young adults obtain the skills needed to get and hold meaningful jobs, was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Google Bay Area Impact Challenge. New Door was selected as one of 25 recipients throughout the Bay Area and was chosen based its community impact, …

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Pat Gelsinger Addresses Overflow Crowd at the Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast

“Balancing Faith, Family, and Work” was the topic Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, addressed at the 20th Annual Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast on March 28, 2014.  In his address, Gelsinger challenged the overflow crowd “to be hot for the kingdom of God,” to devote time to family, and to commit to radical philanthropy. Gelsinger’s inspiring talk …

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Gelsinger and Littlejohn to Speak at the Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast

Two of the most popular stories on this Website are those of Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, and Reggie Littlejohn, founder and president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers.  You have an opportunity to see both Gelsinger and Littlejohn in person at the Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast on Friday, March 28.  The event is at the …

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Rescue is Not Enough – Gateway City Church’s Commitment to Help Victims of Human Trafficking

In October, 2013, the Washington Post reported that there are nearly 30 million slaves in the world today – more slaves than any time in human history.  60,000 of those slaves are in the U.S.  The Bay Area has one of the highest concentrations of human slaves in the U.S. – many of whom are …

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Helping the Poor and Making Disciples — Pat Robertson, President, CityTeam

The sign of a truly great organization is its ability to continue to innovate and remake itself as circumstances change and opportunities arise.  CityTeam, headquartered in San Jose, provides an instructive example. CityTeam is well known in the Bay Area for providing food, shelter, and counseling for the poor and disadvantaged.  But CityTeam does much …

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Doing Church a Different Way — Francis Chan, Bestselling Author

What would you do if you were suddenly told you would receive $1 million?  When Francis Chan’s book Crazy Love began selling, his agent told him he could earn $1 million in royalties.  Chan didn’t want to have anything to do with it.  To Chan the most important thing in life is to have a …

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Hurmon Hamilton — A Life Transformed to Transforming Lives

Hurmon Hamilton is a gifted preacher and an effective leader of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship (ALCF), a large, uniquely diverse church located in the heart of Silicon Valley.   Hamilton joined Abundant Life in late 2011 from Boston where he led the Roxbury Presbyterian Church for 17 years.  Among other activities in the Boston Area, he …

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