In this episode, John sits down with Jess Correll, a friend, mentor, partner, and client of John and Ashely’s. Jess and his wife Angela have brought Redemptification to their town of 3,500 people in Stanford, Ky. Through their efforts, they have created a farm to table restaurant with their partner, Chef William B. Hawkins, called the Bluebird Cafe. Also, Angela created and launched Kentucky Soaps and Such which manufactures and sells Soaps and Creams made from goats milk. The store also sells other spa products as well as Kentucky-made artisan foods and handcrafted pottery and jewelry. The need for great hospitality in this small town inspired them to renovate and create the Wilderness Road Guest Houses and a Micro Room Hotel to share biblical shalom and hospitality.
Jess is a founding member and has served as President and Chairman of First Southern Bancorp since 1987. He is Chairman of the Board and CEO of UTG, Inc., and also serves on the boards of Friends of the Good Samaritans in India, National Christian Foundation, The River Foundation and the Centre College Board of Trustees. Angela Correll is a selling author. Her works include the three part book series titled Grounded, Guarded, and Granted.