Larry Coppock (right), national director of scouting ministries, presents a Silver Torch Award to Dave Steward and his wife, Thelma.

LADUE, Mo.––Salem UMC presented a Dave Steward, chair of the BSA Council for the Greater St. Louis Area, with a Silver Torch Award.

Steward has also served on the executive committees of the BSA Central Region and the National BSA Board.

Steward is founder and chairman of the Board of World Wide Technology, a company with some 2,400 employees who provide the technology needs of public and private organizations around the world. Founded by Steward in 1990, the company has grown into a global systems integrator with more than $6 billion in annual revenue.

A 2014 member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans;, Steward was awarded honorary doctorates by Harris Stowe State University (2002) and Lindenwood University (2010). Ebony magazine named him as one of 100 most influential Black Americans, and Success magazine named him the 14th best American entrepreneur.

When Steward was a member Union Memorial UMC, the pastor asked him to start a Sunday school class for business people. He called the study, “Doing Business by the Book.” The lessons later resulted in the publication of Doing Business by the Good Book––52 Lessons on Success Straight from the Bible.

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