MyPillow inventor and CEO Mike Lindell will speak at Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention that will be held February 27-March 2, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee.
“Mike Lindell’s story is more than a rags-to-riches story or a classic example of the American dream-come-true; it’s a testimony of how God can turn a situation around and work through those who turn their lives over to Him,” said Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president & CEO of NRB. “I am looking forward to interviewing this faithful entrepreneur at our 75th annual Convention, and hearing more about how God is using and blessing him.”
After being fired from his job at a grocery store, Lindell pursued an entrepreneurial path by starting his own carpet cleaning company, which he expanded into a larger business. After that, he went on to run lunch wagons, nightclubs, and small town bars. In 2004, Lindell had a dream about a pillow, which prompted him to invest all his time and resources into developing the world’s most comfortable pillow.
As Lindell struggled to grow his burgeoning pillow enterprise, he also battled with drug addictions. But those addictions came to an end in January 2009 after he prayed and asked God to take away his desire for drugs, promising in return that he would do whatever He wanted him to do. Lindell has been sober ever since that day.
And since then, Lindell has seen amazing success. MyPillow is now a thriving near-billion dollar company that manufactures and sells more than 75,000 MyPillow products every day, has a workforce of 1,500, and has sold more than 25 million pillows worldwide. More importantly, Lindell made good on his promise to God, donating to several groups, including Teen Challenge, The Wounded Warriors, and the Salvation Army. He also formed The Lindell Foundation, which provides worldwide aid to the poor through a unique approach to loving and giving.
In addition, Lindell has turned his attentions to producing Christian-themed films, co-founding LIGHTBEAMedia with actor Stephen Baldwin. Lindell and Baldwin are currently working on a movie called Youth Group, which will be coming out soon.
By NRB Staff
Published: December 14, 2017