For more than 30 years, Michael Belk’s photographs appeared in fashion publications including Vogue, Elle, GQ and Vanity Fair for clients that included Nautica, J. Crew and many others. He has been the man behind the camera, the creative director and the account executive for his own fashion-advertising agency. For a photographer, this was a dream come true. He had clients, notoriety, and prestige as he worked his way up. In one way or another, we all have this drive to "get to the top." And Michael made it! But in 2008, Michael was not as satisfied with his success as he thought he would be. He sensed God asking, “What are you doing with all that I’ve given to you? Using it all for yourself, or sharing it with others?”
It was time to make a move. With his camera and creativity, he and his wife Cheryl began investing their savings into the production of a collection of fine art photographs that would depict the modern-day relevance of the centuries-old message of Jesus. The result is a magnificently beautiful and thought-provoking collection of fine art called Journeys with the Messiah.
Produced in the ancient city Matera, Italy, this one-of-a-kind photographic journey delightfully incites a fresh perspective of Jesus. Michael's compelling photographs show Jesus in 1st Century settings interacting with 21st Century Wall Street executives, high rollers, Nazis and people from all walks of life. Combined with Michael’s personal story of surrendering to God’s guidance, these photographs as well as the messages they depict can have a profound impact on you. They can help you really see Jesus in a meaningful way. As Michael has said, “It is our prayer that they ignite a passion in the viewer to enter into a deeper relationship with Jesus.”
This May, there is a special opportunity for you to dive deeper into Michael's work and meet him in person, because he will be speaking and presenting at this year's Convene Leadership Summit during May 3-5, 2017! Come hear more about his story and his work and be inspired to live your own unique path for God's higher purposes. You won't want to miss him!
So come and join hundreds of leaders learning together how to operate their company well, all on a biblical platform at the Leadership Summit 2017 in Hilton Head, SC. Find out more here.