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Paxton Hughes is a forward thinking leader who inspires others to pursue greatness. He studied business, information systems and ministry at Winston-Salem State University, Hood Theological Seminary and Virginia Union’s School of Theology. He continues to pursue ventures that teach, train, inspire and enrich. He worked in banking and finance and later embraced the call to serve in pastoral ministry. Hughes is passionate about ministry and works to advance people in life for an empowered and transformative future. As the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Kings Mountain, N.C., he continues to learn, educate and promote the very intrinsic values that enhance the growth and development of communities. With the support of the Adese Fellowship, Hughes will develop an information and learning center for current entrepreneurs and prospective ones with the mission of building sustainable business ventures that address economic injustices. “EL3” — Entrepreneurship and Leadership (Arts, Invocation and Advice) — is the venture designed to inform and educate entrepreneurs.

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