Chris Buice is pastor of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. Not only does Chris preach how love and acceptance for all is good for the soul, but how it’s also great for the Tennessee Valley economy. He hopes that the business owners in the pews every Sunday take his words to heart. Chris understands how serving everyone will help heal a community, but he also understands how it will heal an economy as well.
“I am a minister,” Chris said. “Love is my religion and my business. I believe the best way to love God who we have not seen is by loving others who we can see. We can’t revive an economy with stores that want to turn away customers, counselors who do not want to see clients, bakers who don’t want to sell cakes, florists who don’t want to deliver flowers, industries that don’t want new markets, employers who don’t want to hire the most qualified applicants.”