Trevor Joseph

Trevor Joseph —Photo: ISHMAEL SALANDY

CHRISTIAN businessman Trevor Joseph estimates that within the 1,500 churches in Trinidad and Tobago there 10,000 Christian-led businesses. Many are start-ups, small businesses and young entrepreneurs who need mentorship from more experienced businessmen like himself, and who simply need a platform where they can advertise products and services.

As national president of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International (FGBMFI) since 2008 and the organisation’s regional vice president since last year, Joseph thought it necessary to create an online platform where these Christian-owned businesses can be found in one place.

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