Barbecue Ministry Ignites $50M Brisket Smokehouse


This week we sat down with John Rivers to discuss how exactly one goes about retiring as the President of a billion dollar health-care company to building out a backyard barbecue ministry into a 50M dollar brisket smokehouse chain.

Founder of 4Rivers Smokehouse talks Barbecue Ministry, God given passion, miracles and growing a 50M dollar business

If you’re local to Florida, you already know him as the brisket man, the founder behind the 4 Rivers Smokehouse. A Smokehouse that not only serves up a savory bbq dinner but also provides support for hundreds of families in need each year. But there’s more to John Rivers than his affinity for food and his knack for growing a business. He’s also a man of faith full of conviction (with miracles to prove it), a loving and supportive father and husband, and a wise mentor to those who seek his aid. This week’s episode highlights the importance of experience and shines a light into the mystery of following one’s passion beyond the walls of comfort and into the space of dreams.

This episode was designed to inspire you to stay true to your Divine design, to live your passions and align your life purpose with your business/work. And of course- to remind you…miracles still happen….oh yeah, they do.



4Rivers Smokehouse started as a barbecue ministry
Grand Opening of 4rivers smokehouse which started from a barbecue ministry
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