When Butch Joyce was 40, he and his wife Judy moved their family and business (Joyce Engineering) to Richmond, Virginia. A new believer, Judy was adamant about finding a Bible-believing church, and she quickly signed up for an evangelism course. One night, Judy was sharing what she learned with Butch.
"She had kind of been practicing on me. I was her guinea pig, haha. I said, 'You know, I don't think I've ever done that. I've never prayed to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior.' And so we did. And it was pretty cool actually."
Butch began devouring the Bible. "I was very interested in learning what a businessman who was a Christian looked like, talked like, decided like." Not long afterwards a speaker came to their church named Buddy Childress, Needle's Eye Ministries' Executive Director. It was God's perfect timing.
Buddy connected Butch to a Needle's Eye Christian Presidents Group where he could be supported and learn from other business owners and CEOs looking to lead like Jesus. Today Butch mentors other Christian men, and he will be an official mentor in Needle's Eye Ministries' new mentoring program launching this spring.