Harry J. Lloyd
As a successful businessman and real estate developer, Harry J. Lloyd used his financial acumen and resources to raise support for FCA. He was an active donor and public advocate for the ministry within the corporate world.
Lloyd’s career started during his teenage years when he ran a small fireworks stand in front of his house. He continued that business throughout his college years at the University of Missouri and eventually opened dozens of fireworks stands, a venture that expanded deep into the 1980s.
Lloyd is best known for his involvement in the toy and gift business. House of Lloyd became an international company that grew to generate $1 billion a year in revenue, had a sales force of 100,000 independent contractors, and served more than 13 million customers.
In the 1990s, Lloyd developed the Village of Loch Lloyd, an upscale, gated community located in the hills of Blue Ridge, Mo. It included an 18-hole championship golf course and the Loch Lloyd Country Club, which hosted the 1991 Senior Tour Southwestern Bell Classic. In 2008, PGA legend Tom Watson redesigned the course and added nine additional holes.
In addition to his support of FCA, Lloyd donated a portion of his company’s annual profits to various Christian organizations and evangelical causes across the globe. Prior to his death from melanoma in 1997, Lloyd established The Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust, which has since provided more than 70 melanoma research grants that have totaled more than $6.5 million.