For Joyce Wilson, it was a girls day out.
For Sylvia Ferguson, it was a chance to let the community know of her ministry.
And for Vickie Davenport, general manager of KNLJ Christian Television, it was a way to connect believers within the community.
The first Christian Business Expo Thursday at Capitol Plaza Hotel brought together craftsman, chefs, musicians, educators and authors, all with the common thread of being Christian-owned businesses.
"We should be supporting our brothers and sisters in Christ," Davenport said.