Beacon Wealth Consultants recently celebrated their 20th anniversary as a wealth management and financial planning firm with a home office in Roanoke, VA and branch offices in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Beacon Wealth is known for their commitment to Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI) whereby the firm avoids investing in companies that promote abortion and abortion philanthropy, pornography, addictions such as tobacco, alcohol and gambling, and companies that oppose family values.
Rick Laymon, CEO
When I started Beacon Wealth Consultants in 1997, I had never even heard of Biblically Responsible Investing. I had been in the wealth management industry for three-plus years and, although I had made a profession of faith as a teen, had only recently decided to become a committed Christ follower. Not long after that, I met two godly older men in our profession who both challenged me to consider the moral implications of what companies we invest in and profit from as believers. I was shocked to learn that more than half of the companies in the S&P 500 are involved in the abortion industry, pornography and promoting anti-family lifestyles. That is something I had never before stopped to consider. Frankly, at that point, I did not have a real understanding of stock ownership and the true purpose of business. Nor did I know much of the Bible and certainly had no comprehension of God’s ownership of all things. In many ways, I was in a fog about investing!
Over time, our view of Biblically Responsible Investing has grown from merely avoiding evil to proactively seeking out investments in exemplary companies who live out the Golden Rule in their business practices and endeavor to create blessing in the world. The more we learn about God’s word, the more we have come to understand investing as an act of worship.
What is Beacon Wealth Consultant’s Mission?
With a mission to “Ignite a Movement of Biblically Responsible Investing” and the audacious goal of changing the way both corporate America and Wall Street conducts business, we believe we can help “cut off the economic oxygen” to companies whose practices run counter to traditional Judeo-Christian values.
Beacon Wealth advisors use their expertise as CERTIFIED KINGDOM ADVISORS® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS® to provide comprehensive financial planning to help families gain the clarity they need to plan well and make biblically-wise investment choices. This became our sole focus with the creation of our True Wealth Solution™ and LightPoint Portfolio Solutions™ in 2010.
Beacon Wealth Consultants: What’s Next?
Laymon asserts that “Every Christian investor should be afforded the opportunity to invest in a manner that reflects and perpetuates their faith values. This is part and parcel of our fiduciary duty as advisors and our unique responsibility as stewards.” Laymon adds, “We believe that when the body of Christ comes together and en masse divests itself of the trillions of dollars invested in companies that violate our beliefs, those same companies will be forced to change. Our job, our calling is to be a catalyst in that process.”
We would love an opportunity to guide you on the pathway to “Building Your Dreams AND Preserving Your Faith Values. Now is the time to make your money matter!”
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