14. His love for the brew has since led him to launch a business that is not
only satisfying palates, but also creating ministry opportunities.
“The name always gets people’s attention,” Walker says of Shadrach, Meshach
& ABeanToGo Inc., the gourmet coffee company he founded in Goodrich, Mich.
“Mostly the secular world has reflected back to their childhood and remembered
those things” they learned in Sunday school.
Walker says God gave him the name several years ago, but brought it back to
mind in 2003 when he was praying about the next step he should take after his
concierge business failed. He launched ABeanToGo (abeantogo.com) the following
year, and today its coffee is sold in grocery stores, restaurants, theaters and
coffee shops in 13 states, as well as in Christian stores and church bookstores
nationwide. Last spring, Walker and his wife, Amy, opened a café of their own in
Goodrich, which he says has created opportunities for the couple to pray with
customers. —Adrienne S. Gaines