Our ultimate goal is that everyone in the 10/40 window has

the opportunity to hear and respond to the hope found in Christ alone.

WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?

10/40 Hope is a non-profit Christian organization. Below is a quick reference to what we believe as a Christian organization. If you would like to know our full doctrinal statement or have specific questions, feel free to email us at info@1040hope.org.

  • We believe that the Bible is the ultimate authority in the Christian’s life. That we should trust it as God’s inspired word and take hope in its message.

  • We believe that Jesus is the son of God and God with us. He came and lived a sinless life, something that nobody else could do and bore the punishment of humanity’s sin upon the cross. He then rose from the dead, displaying his power over death itself, and offering the same hope to those who place their faith in him.

  • We believe that salvation is found in Jesus alone. We are saved by grace through faith in Him only. Therefore, our good works can not save us. They will never take away our sins and make us righteous before God the Father. But, when we place our faith in Christ, he begins to work in us to make us more like Him.

  • We believe that Jesus has given the Church a mission – to take the hope of the Gospel to all nations so that the hope of salvation would be presented to them as well.

WHO IS 10/40 HOPE?

10/40 Hope is a team. A team of individuals from around the world who are working toward one goal – for the nations to hope in Christ. We are missionaries, visionaries, pastors, donors. We are all who contribute to this cause to bring hope to the 10/40 window.

Our Staff

While not all areas in the 10/40 window are dangerous, there are many areas where Christians experience persecution for their beliefs. Because of this, we aspire to protect not just those living in these areas, but also our staff who travel to those areas. Some pictures and names will not be provided in an effort to protect those individuals. We do NOT use pictures of the faces of our team who may travel to a location where they may interact with Christians who experience such persecutions as a precaution.

Missionary overlooking a landscape and village in Lebanon

B J

B J founded the organization in 2008 and served as a missionary in Lebanon for over 10 years where he met and married his wife. During their time in Lebanon, they began forming relationships with other ministries and missionaries. As our CEO, he oversees all operations, networks with churches, and leads mission trips to encourage and support churches and ministries in the 10/40 window. If you would like to support B J’s ministry, click here.

J S

J S is our Director of Communications. He oversees and manages all communications with the organization’s partners and between team members. If you would like to support the ministry and mission work of J S, click here.

Man with a backpack overlooking mountains and valleys
Missionary walking through the market streets in Byblos, Lebanon

J Z

J Z is our Regional Coordinator and missionary serving in Lebanon. She ministered to youth in the country for 3 years before joining 10/40 Hope. Now, she partners with ministries throughout Lebanon and oversees all of the projects and partnerships we have developed in the 10/40 Window. If you would like to support J Z’s ministry, click here.

J T

J T is our Project Coordinator. He is from Lebanon and spends his time reaching out to the pastors and ministry leaders that we support. This allows him to directly oversee the needs of each individual leader, church, and ministry to help provide them with everything they need. Additionally, he provides discipleship, small group, and church planting trainings for all of our project partners throughout the 10/40 Window. This ensures that they are growing in their understanding of the Scriptures and are equipped to do the work of ministry. If you would like to support the ministry and mission work of J T, click here.

J P

J P is our Director of Donor Relations. He oversees our donor base stateside and helps ensure that we are growing in support for the projects and missionaries that we help fund throughout the 10/40 Window. He does this by reaching out to potential donors and meeting with pastors in South Carolina and Georgia. If you would like to support J P’s ministry, click here.

J K

J K is our missions intern. She has spent a couple months undergoing missionary training and development to begin equipping her for long-term missions. She will travel to Lebanon and spend 3 months there learning the culture, assisting one of our indigenous pastors, and helping our regional and project coordinators to fulfill their roles. If you would like to support the ministry and mission work of J K, click here.

Our Overseers

Our overseers help ensure spiritual accountability and moral standing for the CEO.

Pastor Donald Shaffer: Central Church, LA

Pastor Spencer Cary: Mill City Church of Cayce, SC

Pastor Scott Franklin: InMotion, GA

Our Board of Directors

Our board of directors help govern the financial systems and projects of 10/40 Hope.

Jennie Marks – Former social media manager of Compass

Marc Smith – Associate pastor of youth and missions of The Sanctuary in Evans, GA and owner of Diablo’s Southwest Franchise

Chris Miller – Lead pastor of Genesis Church in Martinez, GA

Terry Agrelius – President and CEO of US Battery Manufacturing Company; served on the board for Wycliffe Bible Translators

Thomas Ridgeway (Vice Chair) – COO of Calling Post Communications Inc in Augusta, GA

Todd Rheins – Rehabilitation manager of Select Specialty Hospital in Augusta, GA

Our Church Partners

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Augusta GA
Central Church, Central LA
Cornerstone Church, Amite LA
Dearing Full Gospel Church, Dearing GA
Genesis Church, Martinez GA
House on the Rock, Amite LA
InMotion Church, Thomson GA
Mill City Church of Cayce, Cayce SC
New Hope Worship Center, Grovetown GA
Oasis Church, Hephzibah GA
Stevens Creek Church, Augusta GA
Sweetwater Church of God, Edgefield SC
The Church at LifePark, Mount Pleasant SC
The Sanctuary, Evans GA
Iglesia Victoria En Cristo, Baton Rouge LA
The Surge Project, Dallas TX and Baton Rouge LA

Our International Partners

Every Nation Education, Whiteville NC
Horizons International, Boulder CO
Near East Organization, Beirut Lebanon

Our Donor Partners

Most importantly, you – our donor partners. This ministry could not exist without your help. Every dollar that is sent to aid the mission in the 10/40 window is because of your support. Without you there would be less hope in the world. 10/40 Hope is truly grateful that you have chosen to donate. Thank you.