Missions

We embrace opportunities to spread the gospel of Jesus at home and around the world.

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)

 

As a church, we embrace opportunities to spread the gospel of Jesus at home and around the world through missions partnerships. When we come together to show the love of Jesus Christ to people outside our four walls, we become part of something bigger than ourselves.

Meet our Missionaries

Alfred & Kylee Khuri

(AL SAHEL STREET, BEIT JALA, WEST BANK) Alfred teaches Bible & Science, as well as coaches High School Basketball at Jerusalem School Bethlehem. Kylee has taught 3rd grade, JR. High English, and High School during her time at Jerusalem School Bethlehem. The school currently enrolls over 500 students; over 120 of whom are high school and junior high students. In addition, JSB employs a faculty of approximately 40 adults from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.

 

Find out more about the Khuri’s and the Jerusalem School Bethlehem here.



Isaac Lutz

(TAKAM VILLAGE, CAMBODIA) Isaac oversees the Integrated Farm & Takam church in Cambodia. Currently the church has five Cambodian Pastors that Isaac has been instrumental in discipling. The farm has been a tremendous gift to the village for it provides sustainable living in a remote village of Cambodia.

 

Find out more about Isaac and People for Care and Learning (PCL), here.



Teresa Kimbrell

(ZAMBIA, AFRICA) Teresa has felt the call of God since committing her life to Him in 1984. God has placed a burden on Teresa’s heart for the people of Africa. As an appointed missionary to Zambia, Teresa moved to Lusaka and helped establish the Nyamphande Orphanage/Community School.


Find out more about Teresa here.



Maria Chiara

(SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA) Maria is located in Phnom Penh, Camodia where she currently teaches English to the Cambodian People. She is the Learning Center Director and serves more than 100 students where the Bible serves as her textbook.

 

Find out more about Maria and People for Care and Learning (PCL),here.



Neil & Jennifer Lawrence

(KENYA, AFRICA) This beautiful family is located in Kenya, Africa where they have been serving since 1993 as missionary evangelist and educators. In addition to teaching, the Lawrence’s are involved in Evangelism and Worship. They started singing songs in Swahili during District Seminars and began leading worship in English and Swahili in church while they lived in Nairobi. Developing into a ministry team called Eagles’ Wings Gospel Team in 1999.

 

The Lawrence’s call Asheville, NC home and are dear friends with our pastor.

 

See the Lawrence’s and Eagles’ Wings Gospel Team in action here.



City of Hope

(SRI LANKA) Premedasa, Nellum and Naomi Ginigalgoda- Located off the coast of India, the country of Sri Lanka only recently emerged from a 26 year civil war, during which time they also experienced the tragedy of a major tsunami in 2004. City of Hope is an orphanage that is serving 60 children .

 

Join the rescue with City of Hope Orphanage here.



Rosalba Perez

(COTA, COLUMBIA) Rosalba Perez opened Safe House as an answer to the many small girls who were orphaned as a result of death, abuse, neglect and abandonment. Many of the girls had been sexually abused and molested as a result of sex trades exploitation of children in South America.


Learn more about Rosalba and the Safe House here.




Harvesters

(SOUTH SUDAN, AFRICA VARIOUS) They are a Christ-centered organization providing discipleship, education and health care to orphans as well as vulnerable women and children in remote regions of the world, namely, The South Sudan. We are working to realize a vision: a world where children are free from spiritual, economic and social poverty so they can better serve their communities as disciples of Christ.

 

To discover more about the work of Harvesters, here.



Carpenter’s Hands

(ALL OVER THE WORLD) We could not be more proud of our very own church member, Jim Bell. Jim continues to serve the world by using the talents and gifts God has given him. Jim’s passion and construction ability has taken him all over the world. 

 

Find out more about Jim and Carpenter’s Hands here.



Tom & Claudia Rosson

(EUROPE) Tom and Claudia Rosson live in Germany where he serves as regional superintendent for Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (made up of countries from the former Soviet Union). Tom also serves as president of the Eurasian Theological Seminary in Moscow, Russia.

 

Click here to learn more about the Tom and Claudia.



Church of God Children’s Home of NC

(CONCORD, NC) The Children’s Home is a private, non-profit, Christian agency that provides a positive and safe living environment for hurting, abused, neglected, and at risk children placed privately and by the North Carolina Department of Social Services. The home is committed to meeting the physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs of hurting children. To see them grow into maturity and make decisions that will lead them to be productive citizens is their driving force.

 

Click here to learn more about the Church of God Children’s Home of NC.



Buy A Tree Change A Life

We partner with Buy A Tree. Change A Life. (BATCAL), an organization that helps children globally and locally, raising over $454,000 in 2016. We do this through a Christmas Tree Lot located at Prentiss. Through the help of our corporate sponsors and partners along with our community buying trees, Prentiss raised over $15,000 in 2016 and over $20,000 in 2017. In addition, we had the joy to partner with two local organizations and give them a percentage of the donations. Our BATCAL Tree Lot opens on the Friday after Thanksgiving.



YWEA

YWEA began in 1967 as a cooperative effort between Youth & Discipleship and World Missions. Over 57 projects have been completed and over $38,000,000.00 raised by Church of God young people. It is the youth missions arm of the Youth & Discipleship department.

 

Find out more about YWEA current project here.