SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A ‘Mind Over Money’ financial empowerment workshop will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 at Impact Church. Lead Pastor, Bishop De’Andre Salter, a certified financial educator and successful entrepreneur, will lead the workshop, which is the first in a series scheduled to be offered at the South Plainfield church. 

“If you’re looking for immediate deliverance in your financial behaviors this is the workshop for you,” said Salter. “It all begins with increasing financial literacy through financial education. If you increase financial education, you increase financial capability.”

The focus of the ‘Mind Over Money’ workshop, said Salter, is to provide information on how personality traits, values, emotions and habits influence financial decisions.’ Topics of discussion will include financial influencers (and how they kill your wealth); money emotions (the drivers that cause you to spend more than you should); and how to create life and financial goals that become reality (stop dreaming and start prospering).

Sign Up for Plainfield Newsletter
Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.

“Eighty-five percent of the population, nationally, is not financially secure; that’s a big number. Also, almost half of Americans are living pay check to pay check and don’t have $1,000 in the bank for an emergency,” he said, noting that financial issues ‘affect one’s well-being, their stress levels, their marriage, their happiness, and what they can do for their kids in the future.’ 

“I used to be one of those people, growing up in Newark, facing a lot of hard times, but I have been blessed to overcome those circumstances and it is my goal to help as many people as possible become more financially secure,” said Salter. 

As a certified financial education instructor, Salter has developed curriculum and taught on this topic as well as applied the principals to successfully run more than 10 businesses over the past 20 years. Additionally, said Salter, he is passionate about helping people become more financially stable. “It resonates out of my faith. I simply believe that when I think about what Jesus died for, it wasn't just to get people to go to church and go to heaven; it was to usher in for them a better life now and a better way of living now,” he said. “This is my contribution to that better way of living now.”

Salter is a graduate of Drew University, received his Master of Theology at The King’s Seminary in Van Nuys, CA, and has attended several other post-graduate programs. He has served on various boards, including as a trustee of his alma mater, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in ministry-DMin.

Over the course of his professional career, Salter worked as a senior vice president with different Fortune 100 insurance companies before founding Professional Risk Solutions in 2001; it is now the largest black-owned commercial insurance brokerage in the world. He is the author of the book 7 Wealth Building Secrets and has received official commendation from the Governor of New Jersey for creating an innovative faith-based social enterprise that planted 55 entrepreneurs in commercial cleaning franchises. Additionally, Salter has been featured in Investor’s Business Daily, Bloomberg, The Huffington Post, Atlanta Tribune, The Star Ledger, Black Enterprise and more.

On a local level, Salter currently serves as Lead Pastor of Impact Church and, last month, was consecrated as a Bishop by both the Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops and the Macedonia International Bible Fellowship. 

The cost of the Oct. 26 ‘Mind Over Money’ workshop is $10 per person with registration limited to 30 people. Additional workshops will take place over the coming months based on topic suggestions offered by attendees. To sign up, visit deandresalter.org. For more information on Impact Church, which is located at 1253 New Market Avenue in South Plainfield, visit https://www.church4impact.comor call (908) 222-9990. 

TAPinto South Plainfield is South Plainfield’s only free daily paper. Sign up to get all the news as it happens at www.TAPinto.net/enews  and follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SouthPlainfieldTAP/  and on Twitter at @SoplainfieldTAP.