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Founded by Mick L. Owens, the Creative Financial Centre® is a financial service center dedicated to providing individuals, families, businesses, and organizations with quality financial products and /or services for the achievement of their goals and objectives through a network of associates committed to serving clients in the Christ-like manner by assisting them in development of stewardship in their lives, believing that “It profits a man nothing to gain the whole world and lose his soul.”

 

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