Missions to North America
Calvary Home for Children
At any given time, there are approximately 1400 children in the Upstates foster care system, 6,000 throughout South Carolina, and 500,000 nationally. There is always a critical shortage of places for these children to live. Thats why the success of Calvary Home for Children in Anderson, South Carolina is so vital to our community and to the children who need a home. Calvary Home has three cottages, with house parents, on campus capable of providing a home for a total of thirty-six children. Caring for children in need is a 24-hour, 7-day a week operation that requires a steady stream of funds. Since Calvary Home for Children is privately funded, it relies on individuals, churches, businesses, corporations, and service organizations to partner with them as they serve children. The cost to feed, clothe and care for each child at Calvary Home is approximately $10,000 per year. Some goals are to move forward in their vision for an administration building (counseling center, adoptions agency, and staff offices), funding and building five more cottages on the Simpson Road Campus and expanding the ministry to include multiple cottages on the Norris Hill Campus. Can they count on you to get involved in the exciting work that God is doing there?
Address: 110 Calvary Home Circle Anderson, SC 29621
Piedmont Women’s Center
Leena Fox-Smith, Director
Piedmont Women's Center is a trusted provider of reproductive health care serving the Upstate of South Carolina and the surrounding areas. Their involvement with the professional community partners enables Piedmont Women's center to provide free laboratory quality pregnancy testing, free pregnancy consulting, and free limited OB ultrasounds at four locations in the Upstate region. Their caring, professional personnel are committed to understanding and meeting individual health needs. In addition to pregnancy testing, they offer Christian counseling and abortion recovery. Piedmont Women’s Center stays open to women, and men, because of people who volunteer. Volunteers are needed in the following areas:
Data entry and administrative support
Maintenance (landscaping, lawn, cleaning, plumbing, etc.)
Abortion Recovery Assistance Bible Study leadership
Hope line (24-hour phone service)
If you are considering donating your time to the clients of Piedmont Women’s Center, please contact them.
Web Page: www.piedmontwomenscenter.org
Address: PO Box 26866, Greenville, SC 29616
Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary - Taylors, SC
Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr., President
Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary exists to equip the next generation of Reformed preachers, pastors, and churchmen for Christ's kingdom. Resident and Adjunct faculty members equip called men to glorify God and to serve the church with ordinary means of grace ministry. The Seminary endeavors to provide candidates for the ministry with theologically confessional, religiously experimental, academically rigorous, and personally crafted advanced education and training. The Seminary's vision is to advance the church's enduring Reformation, according to the Word of God, around the world. The Seminary's core values are Biblical Fidelity, Confessional Integrity, Individual Instruction, Experimental Piety, Affordability, Accessibility, and Ecclesiastical Accountability.
200 East Main St. | Taylors, SC 29687
Twin Lakes Fellowship - Jackson/Florence, MS
The Twin Lakes Fellowship is a ministerial fraternal devoted to the encouragement of Gospel ministry and ministers, and to the promotion of healthy biblical church planting. The Twin Lakes Fellowship is a ministry of the Session of the historic First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS (in conjunction with several other PCA sessions and ministers in Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina). This fellowship is designed to pursue a twofold purpose: 1) To encourage ministers and churches to promote the work of church planting through their local congregations; and 2) to encourage ministers in their personal growth in grace, so as to maximize their effectiveness in promoting the work of the Gospel.
Christ the King PCA - Port St. Lucie, FL
J.C. & Alohalani Cunningham
Pastor J.C. Cunningham was born in Port Huron, Michigan, but spent most of his life in Florida. He graduated from Wellington High School in 1999, and then entered into the United States Navy. After being honorably discharged from the military, he attended and received his degree at Hawaii Pacific University in 2006. Soon after graduating from college, he attended Knox Theological Seminary in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and graduated in 2010 with a Master of Divinity degree. During seminary, J.C. worked at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church as the Coordinator for the Jail/Prison ministry and taught Evangelism Explosion courses. For three years, J.C. served as an intern at Grace Presbyterian Church in Stuart, FL under Pastor Bernie van Eyk. On June 1, 2013, J.C. was ordained to the ministry of Word and Sacrament. Pastor J.C. is blessed to be the husband of his dear wife, Alohalani, and the father of five wonderful children: Abigail, Luke, Christian, Grace and Hope. Currently Pastor Cunningham is planting Christ the King PCA church in Port St. Lucie, FL (Gulf Stream Presbytery). This church plant started in the fall of 2012 and presently has 30 people attending. He holds to the regulative principle of worship, is devoted to a simple means of grace ministry, and has a high view of the Lords Day.
551 SW Bethany Dr. Port St Lucie, FL 34986
Emmanuel Upstate PCA - Greenville, SC
Reverend William Castro
Emmanuel Upstate is a multi-ethnic church plant which brings together people from the US, Brazil, Spain, Mexico and South and Central America. The desire is to gather people from the many ethnic groups in the Upstate of South Carolina in one Reformed, Ordinary Means of Grace, Christ-centered congregation.
Purpose: We exist to glorify the Triune God to whom we are reconciled by Grace though faith in Christ alone.
Mission: To bear witness to Christ and make disciples of Him from all people with no distinction, to be part of His body. (Acts 15:9)
Method will reflect the three marks of the church (Preaching of the word, right administration of the Sacraments, exercising church discipline when needed) using the Ordinary Means of Grace, including the Word, Sacraments and Prayer all for the gathering, disciplining and perfecting of the saints.
Vision: EU will be a covenantal, multi-generational congregation of people from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds, with a common desire to worship the Triune God in the historic, reformed, and confessional manner, who will strive to be an example of the Grace of God by breaking through cultural and ethnic barriers.
First Asian Indian PCA - Fairfax, VA
Jegar Chinnavan & Jemima Jegar
Rev. Jegar Chinnavan, a Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (GPTS) 2011 graduate, was ordained on August 24, 2014 as an Assistant Pastor of Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church. Soon after his ordination he, his wife Jemima, and their daughter Sheena, moved to Fairfax, Virginia where he began the planting of the First Asian Indian Presbyterian Church (PCA). Since then he has transferred to the Potomac Presbytery and has the oversight of Spriggs Road Presbyterian Church (PCA). Rev. Chinnavan, and his wife Jemima Jegar, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister and licensed educator, want to bring the Gospel of Christ to the many Asian Indians in the area. When Jegar presented his vision at a GPTS luncheon, he said, "Looking back I see how God shaped my life to be more directly involved in building His kingdom. Although a native of India and raised in Singapore, I was converted out of Hinduism, the acceptable religion of my native country." He further said, "Since coming to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ my want to serve Him in a meaningful way prompted my desire to be prepared for whatever calling I might receive." Jegar also completed a Th.M. degree from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Hope Presbyterian Church - Ocean City, MS
Phillip and Lori Sealy
Grace Presbytery (PCA), with the assistance of the Mid-South Church Planting Network (PCA), has called Rev. Phillip Sealy to plant a new church on the coast of Mississippi in the city of Ocean Springs. The Sealys are no strangers to Woodruff Road PCA or to church planting. Over the past seven years they planted Redeemer PCA in Sylva, NC with the help of WRPC. Phillip is a graduate of Auburn University at Montgomery and Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He and Lori have been married for almost 25 years and they have two children, Joshua (16) and Elizabeth (14). The Sealy’s enjoy hiking, reading, good food, music, and spending time with people of all walks of life. They are enjoying their new home and community and are looking forward to seeing the Lord build another new church in a much needed place.
Address: PO Box 768, Ocean Springs, MS 39566
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Good News Club at Oakview Elementary
Child Evangelism Fellowship also known as CEF is a Bible‐centered, worldwide organization that is dedicated to seeing every child reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, discipled and established in a local church. The volunteers at WRPC have the wonderful privilege of reaching out to the children at Oakview Elementary School with the Good News Club.
Reformed Uniform Ministry - Military
Ross & Emily Fearing
Chaplains provide spiritual help to soldiers in war and in peace. Some have given their lives in service to God and country. Our reformed chaplains still serve in an exemplary manner. And yet change has come and the changes are not beneficial for the military community. Liberalism, political correctness, and pluralism are the order of the day. Islam is growing in our Armed Forces. Paganism as seen in the Wiccan population is on the rise. Mormons are now considered General Protestant. Homosexual unions are now acceptable. Female soldiers are now being charged to take an even greater role with combat units. There is a demand for tolerance within the Chaplain Corps; however, intolerance is directed more and more toward evangelicals. In order to combat the spiritual decline of our nations military forces Ministry to the Military International (MIM) has set forth a blueprint to reclaim the hearts and minds of those who serve our nation. With Gods help nothing is impossible! Ross Fearing, and his wife Emily, are serving the Lord in San Antonio, Texas with an arm of MIM known as Reformed Uniform Ministry (RUM). RUM, seeks to establish evangelism and discipleship ministries on all major bases worldwide. RUM will also target our service academies, large ROTC programs, military colleges, and professional development schools for this type ministry. RUM will also help those it reaches for Christ and are growing in the Christian faith to assimilate into local reformed churches.
Reformed University Fellowship – South Carolina
Anderson University - John & Cheryl Boyte
John Boyte is a graduate of Clemson University where he earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering
John has worked with youth as a lay minister directing and teaching the Junior High Youth at Peoples Bible Church in Greenville, SC and the Senior High at the Evangelical Church of Bangkok in Bangkok, Thailand. He was involved with teaching Sunday School and assisting with the youth at New Covenant before joining the staff in 1996. He finished the MDiv at Erskine Seminary and is ordained as a Teaching Elder in the PCA Church. He married his wife, Cheryl in 1987. They have three children, J.J., Casey, and Caleb. John served as Associate Pastor of New Covenant Church for twelve years while also serving as the campus minister at Anderson University. He has served as campus minister at Anderson for over 18 years. He has also served the church as an interim pastor at Covenant Preabyterian Church in Easley, SC.
Clemson University - Reid & Kelli Jones
Reid and Kelli Jones, together with their girls, Lucy and Jordan, moved from north Alabama to Clemson in the summer of 2017… because they’re the biggest bandwagon fans of all time. They are excited to join an exciting and thriving community, both on and off the campus. Reid and Kelli met while attending Troy University (Go Trojans!) and they were married in 2005. Reid received his Masters of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in Charlotte in 2010. Before moving to Clemson, Reid was the RUF Campus Minister at the University of Alabama in Huntsville for five years, and he served as an assistant pastor in Utah before that. The Lord has used RUF to reach and equip Clemson students for nearly 35 years. Reid and Kelli are thrilled to be a part of reaching the next generation of Clemson students, and continuing to minister in this fantastic community!
Furman University - David & MaryBeth Ely
David Ely is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama but graduated from Auburn University where he met his wife, Mary Beth. They were married in 2006 and worked together at the Navigator Headquarters in Colorado Springs before going on staff themselves. After serving in college ministry at the University of South Carolina for two years (and where Mary Beth received her Master’s degr ee in College Student Affairs), David attended Covenant Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity. Upon graduation, he had the opportunity to serve for two years as an assistant pastor in Georgia. David is now the RUF Campus Minister at Furman University. David and Mary Beth have three wonderful little girls that keep their days full and fun.
Winthrop University - Mark & Katherine Ashbough
Mark Ashbaugh serves as RUF campus minister at Winthrop University and is pleased to call Rock Hill, SC home. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, his adult years have been spent steadily moving south. The first stop was Virginia Tech, where he devoted time to studying Communications, leading Young Life, and cheering on the Hokies. After graduation, Mark resided two years in Asia with Young Life International, teaching English and sharing the Gospel. Mark soon moved to Charlotte where he received a Masters of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in May 2013. Mark accepted a call as Assistant Pastor at Bethel Church in Clover, SC and was ordained in November 2013.Mark met his wife, Katherine, in college. Katherine has also been working her way south, growing up in Harrisburg, PA. She served as an MTW intern in Dublin, Ireland and holds a Masters in Biblical Studies from RTS Charlotte. The Ashbaugh's have two children, Julia and John, and are expecting a third around October 20th.
Wofford College - Matt & Ivy Patrick
After earning an M.Div from Covenant Theological Seminary, Matt began serving as the Campus Minster with RUF at Wofford in June, 2017. Matt is originally from Huntsville, Alabama and studied English at The University of Alabama-Huntsville. Matt's wife, Ivy, is a graduate of Berry College and works as a Physician Assistant. They love being outside, having people in their home, discovering new TV shows and reading.