Ousting Babylon from the Marketplace Session 4 — Dave Hodgson
Introduction: What do you do when your own company’s leadership is riddled with lies, greed, deception, and theft? How do you practice forgiveness, while demanding accountability, confession of sin, and repentance? The Enemy will test your integrity. Dave Hodgson recounts Paladin’s experience of acquiring a company led by an entrepreneurial pastor, who later was discovered to be thoroughly corrupt. As kings, we must operate according to Kingdom principles, and establish a culture that can produce sheep nations. Recent educational investments in Cambodian children are now beginning to change that nation’s culture
“Dave Hodgson recounts Paladin’s experience of acquiring a company led by an entrepreneurial pastor, who later was discovered to be thoroughly corrupt. As kings, we must operate according to Kingdom principles, and establish a culture that can produce sheep nations.”
About the IdeaLeader: Sent, for safety, away from home all alone at the age of 4, Dave learned survival skills that later gave him a leadership role in Rhodesia’s SAS elite counter-terrorism unit. Forced from his nation through political upheaval, he ended up in Australia, where a God-encounter changed his life once again. Encountering dishonest and greedy Christians in ministry and business has taught Dave to recognize Babylon, and oust it from the marketplace.
Dave Hodgson is the founder and CEO of the Paladin Group of Companies, overseeing millions of dollars in business acquisitions and private equity investments. Paladin is a leader in financial engineering with its patented “Capital Guarantee.” Paladin Corporation has interests in the energy, water infrastructure, and health and fitness sectors. The corporation is also involved in investment banking. Hodgson is a regular speaker at business conferences around the world, sharing how “all may prosper.” He is also the founder of Kingdom Investors, a ministry providing Christian business people keys to being successful in business, both spiritually and practically. God’s calling on his life is to fund the kingdom of God and be successful in the marketplace, while activating others to do the same. He has a vision and goal of helping to make Australia the first “sheep nation” on earth (Matthew 25:31-46) and so he works closely with a broad, national coalition of Kingdom leaders to effect that.