Port Elizabeth church leader, Pastor Jerome Liberty presented his home-grown Billionaires-In-Training (BIT) marketplace transformation programme overseas for the first time when he held a BIT Conference in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on October 23.
His message on raising Kingdom-focused billionaires in the Body of Christ impacted individuals, business professionals and government leaders who attended the conference and he caused a stir during a live broadcast on national television on his first day in Bolivia when he said that poverty is a curse that can be broken through the power of the Gospel.
While at a restaurant the day after his TV appearance he was approached by two Bolivian men who thanked him for restoring their “sight”. They said that they never realised that poverty was a curse. It took someone from a foreign country to reveal this truth to them.
Delegates who attended the conference reported that they were impacted in a positive way. Many recognised Liberty during his stay in Bolivia and through interpreters testified in Spanish how their lives were changed for the better.
Liberty, who is Senior Pastor of Victory Ministries International, has been presenting the BIT Conference annually since 2008. He says it is based on a mission for marketplace transformation that originates from God’s command to man to “fill the earth and have dominion”. The focus is mainly on raising apostles in the marketplace by preparing the next generation of billionaires within the Body of Christ.
“The way business is done will be challenged due to the apostolic ministry in the marketplace. Business people will be challenged in concepts, (the language will change), the way business is operated, the reasons for business engagements and the way business will become part of funding the Kingdom of God,” he says.
The vision of BIT includes establishing the Kingdom of God in the marketplace, raising billionaires in the next 10 years, and to lay a sure foundation for success in business and funding of Kingdom initiatives.
Referring to his personal testimony he said that with God’s help he had been able to break the curse of poverty in his bloodline. Poverty and lack was something that he was used to as a young man.The sudden passing, this week, of Christian leader Dr Myles Munroe reminded Liberty of a time many years ago when he lived under financial oppression and frustration in the workplace combined with limited exposure to vision. He knew God had a plan for his life but he didn’t believe in himself. For three months he went to work with a resignation letter every day but didn’t have the faith power to act on it. Then he read “Releasing your potential” by Munroe. That was enough! The next day he handed in his resignation.