Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, Creators of “The Bible” Series, to Jointly Receive Entrepreneurial Leader Award 2013

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New York, NY – September 20, 2013

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, co-creators of “The Bible” Series, watched by over 100 million people worldwide, will be honored at the 8th annual Entrepreneurial Leaders Conference to be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada from November 14th to 15th.

Mark Burnett, creator of Survivor and named by Time Magazine in 2004 as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and his wife, Roma Downey (best known for her starring role in “Touched by an Angel”) will be joint recipients of this year’s WEA-ELO Entrepreneurial Leader Award at the Entrepreneurial Leaders Conference.

Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, Secretary-General of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), described Mark Burnett and Roma Downey as very worthy joint recipients of the award.  He cited their work with charities, and their initiation of the production of The Bible documentary for The History Channel. 

Richard Goossen, Chairman, Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization, explained that this year’s honorees reflected the intent of the award which is to recognize the application of entrepreneurial creativity and talent, not just for commercial success, but for positive social impact. 

As recipients of the Entrepreneurial Leader Award, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey will provide the keynote address at the Entrepreneurial Leaders Conference.

This year’s Entrepreneurial Leaders Conference will also feature a world-class faculty of daytime speakers, from top practitioners to global thought leaders.  The event has broad business support, including the Platinum Sponsor, which is the “Trump International Hotel & Tower” in Vancouver, to be completed in 2014.

Each year attendees arrive from all continents for this unique celebration of faith-inspired entrepreneurial spirit.  For registration and further information go to

The WEA and ELO collaborate on a joint initiative to connect Christian entrepreneurs and marketplace leaders around the globe for greater impact in the business community and beyond.


MEDIA CONTACT: Timothy K. Goropevsek, [email protected], +1 212.233.3046


The Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization (ELO) is a network that aims to equip & inspire Christian entrepreneurial leaders through publications, conferences, and seminars & courses. The vision of ELO is to become the world’s leading organization in this realm. For more info e-mail us at [email protected] or go to

Over two billion Christians in the world today are represented by three world church bodies. The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is one of those, serving and representing more than 600 million evangelicals. Launched in 1846 to unite evangelicals worldwide, the WEA continues to be a dynamic movement with 7 regional and 129 national Evangelical Alliances, and over 150 member organizations. WEA's mission is to speak as a trusted voice, to equip members and leaders for global impact and to connect its members and others for common action in the furtherance of God’s reign. For more info e-mail at [email protected] or go to