GO into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”

Jesus – Mark 16:15

Above & Beyond Logo Short-term mission tripsOur Story

Above & Beyond began in 2011 as a local church missions fund, modeled after university endowment funds. Our goal was to financially assist individuals who felt called to the mission field and to provide a fund that would assist those called in the future. In 2013, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Above & Beyond shifted to an inter-denominational foundation to mobilize multiple generations to fulfill the Great Commission.

Grants for Short-Term Mission Trips

Today, our innovative grant program helps people throughout the Body of Christ, get to the mission field immediately, while our fund structure helps givers multiply their global impact for years to come.

The Fund

Each year, a portion of the Above & Beyond donations are utilized to assist missionaries, with the balance being invested to provide for tomorrow’s missionaries. After we approve funding for their short-term mission trips, missionaries first serve “above and beyond” in their own community or through a church outreach to earn reward points that are converted to financial assistance toward their mission trip fee.

As we build our endowment to the one million dollar level…

  • Above & Beyond will significantly increase the number of missionaries serving locally and globally resulting in a greater number of lives being impacted around the world with the Gospel.
  • We will solidify our sustainability regardless of economic downturns.
  • We will substantially extend our reach beyond the Carolinas.
Above & Beyond Grants short-term mission trips

Board of Directors

Above & Beyond is blessed with a Board of Directors who are committed to:

Reliance upon the leading of the Holy Spirit to fulfill The Great Commission;
Faithful stewardship; and Openness in all financial practices

Hannah Bell

Hannah Bell

Attorney

Rhonda Booker

Rhonda Booker

Secretary

Banking Executive

Chris Hazlett

Chris Hazlett

Director

Business Executive

Marlin Hershey

Marlin Hershey

Chairman

Business Owner

David Hoe

David Hoe

Director

Sales Executive

Jason Long

Jason Long

Director

Sales Executive

Randall Lowery

Randall Lowery

Director

Business Owner

Greg Provenzano

Greg Provenzano

Vice-Chairman

Business Owner

Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Director

Business Owner

Key Staff

Michelle Hoverson

Michelle Hoverson

Executive Director