Chris Behnke interviews international speaker and experienced CEO Dave Hodgson. This was an incredible episode hearing from Dave on topics such as “How should Kingdom-minded business leaders react to the global pandemic. What should our response be to a global reset? We even take some time to look at some of the prominent conspiracies such as 5G causing the COVID-19 pandemic. Dave is the founder of Kingdom Investors or KI. KI is a global ministry working to activate Christian men and women in the marketplace, encouraging them to engage in their Kingdom assignments, and teaching them to attract the favour of God so that they can multiply their businesses beyond their natural capacities to fund their local churches and influence the transformation of the marketplace into the world’s first Sheep Nation.
Dave grew up in Africa during the turbulent ’60s and ’70s. He was conscripted into the Rhodesian Army and joined the SAS. He fought behind enemy lines against two armies across three countries for four years.
Thereafter Dave joined the highly secretive Selous Scouts and fought undercover with that unit and served as a Tracking and Survival Instructor for a further four years. He left the Special Forces and fought as a mercenary for two years.
Forced to leave Zimbabwe and stateless, Dave became a commercial saturation diver in the oil fields of South East Asia and Japan. Eventually he immigrated to Australia, where he came to know the Lord Jesus during an amazing encounter with the Lord at a Reinhart Bonnke Crusade.
Dave is the Founder and MD of the Australian based Paladin Group of Companies, now valued in excess of 1 billion dollars. Paladin has interests in Mining, Telco Construction, IT, Health and Fitness, and Investment Banking, and has businesses in 9 countries.
Dave is a sought-after speaker whose lectures are presented at conferences, seminars, business groups, churches, universities, radio and television, and at economic summits all over the world. Dave teaches how he learnt to do God’s will God’s way resulting in a meteoric rise from $76,000 worth of credit card debt and no assets, to a $100 million business in two years and seven months. In 2019 Dave delivered 111 lectures on 6 continents.
In 2007 Dave founded Kingdom Investors (KI) ( www.kingdominvestors.com.au ), a marketplace ministry which has spread around Australia and Overseas. KI is using its vast marketplace experience to teach Christian businesspeople to multiply their incomes and their influence to be part of a strategic vision to create the world’s first “Sheep Nations”, as portrayed by Jesus in Matthew 25.
Dave has been married to Merlene for 37 years, they have 5 adult “children”, 8 grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. Dave has attended CityEdge Church on the Sunshine Coast in Australia for over 19 years.