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How an Interior Designer Draws Strength From Her Grandfather's Former Church

When times get tough, this entrepreneur turns to the past for help.

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This story appears in the April 2018 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

I remember Sunday mornings, growing up on the west side of Chicago: the streets quiet, the air still, my grandfather’s pocket change jingling while he opened the doors to his church. Reverend Johnnie Jackson was a Baptist preacher -- rousing, animated and moved by the spirit. Whatever your troubles were, Reverend Jackson preached, if you remained steadfast and trusted God, everything would be taken care of. I am very proud of the stability and hope that he and my grandmother offered the community.

Dr. Billy Ingram

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