In Matthew 28:19, Jesus said,

“Go and make disciples of all peoples.”

You deserve the facts.

As Christians, we have lots of choices about where we give financially, and you should have the assurance that your gifts are being used with the utmost integrity.

Explore this page to understand what we believe, what we do, and how we will utilize your support.

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A Focused Mission

We equip leaders who live near unreached people groups to share the gospel in culturally-relatable ways.
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An Experienced Team

With over 50 years of missional experience, our team is driven by compassion, integrity, and the desire to see lives transformed by the love of Jesus.
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Transparent Financials

When you give, we are committed to making it easy for you to see exactly how we’re using the funds you have entrusted to us.

You want to tell the world about Jesus.

That is our mission, too.

It’s heartbreaking to consider that so many live and die without ever knowing the love of Jesus. We want to respond to God’s call and see everyone in the world receive the Good News. But it’s hard to make this longing a reality. Often the areas where the name of Jesus is not known are also the most remote or complex regions to reach. Many attempts to deliver the gospel in these areas have failed, and few groups are still trying.

For decades, Reach the Rest has been developing an approach that offers people in the hardest-to-reach regions of the world an opportunity to hear and receive the gospel. We’ve learned that, when we resource and support local believers who share a language and culture, they can make trusted connections with the unreached in their regions and more effectively introduce people to the light of Jesus.

So, it’s become our mission to pair your prayers and offerings for the lost with these modern-day disciples. When we do, we can all fulfill the Great Commission and see the love of Jesus shared with every single soul.

What We Believe

AT REACH THE REST, WE ACCEPT THE BIBLE, GOD’S WORD, TO BE OUR ONLY AUTHORITY IN FAITH AND PRACTICE, AND MAKE THE FOLLOWING DECLARATIONS OF BELIEF:

THE WORD OF GOD
We believe the Bible to be the only Word of God: fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and having supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13).

THE TRINITY
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption. (Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14).

GOD THE FATHER
We believe in God the Father, an infinite personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayers, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (John 17:3; Ephesians 1:17, 20-21; I Corinthians 2:6-13; I John 5:14-15; Jeremiah 9:23-24; John 3:16-17).

JESUS CHRIST
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary, atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth. (John 1:1-2; Luke 1:35; Romans 3:24; I Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; I Peter 1:3-5; Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 7:25; Romans 8:34; I John 2:1-2).

THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide. (John 16:8-11; II Corinthians 3:6; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18).

REGENERATION
We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation and that there are no good deeds a person can do to free himself from condemnation. We believe that those who receive Jesus Christ as Lord and trust in Him by faith as the only way to salvation are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; I Peter 1:18-19).

THE LAST THINGS
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to the earth and the establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal peace and joy of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked. (I Peter 4:5; Romans 14:9; II Timothy 4:1).

THE CHURCH
We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world. (Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:25-27; I Corinthians 12:12-14; II Corinthians 11:2; Acts 14:27; Acts 18:22; Acts 20:17; I Timothy 3:1-3; Titus 1:5-11; Acts 13:1-4; Acts 15:19-31; Acts 20:28; Romans 16:1, 4; I Corinthians 3:9, 16; I Corinthians 5:4-7, 13; I Peter 5:1-4).

You want to give responsibly.

At Reach the Rest, we promise to be transparent about how your gifts will be used.

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Financial accountability is important to EPIC International (DBA, Reach the Rest). Reach the Rest (RTR) has been a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) since October of 2014 and is a 501-c3 non-profit organization.

We understand the absolute importance of making sure funds are used with accuracy and care. We take your support seriously and commit to using your funds as we want our own contributions to be used.

85% of all gifts are used to tell the world about Jesus.

When you give, 85 cents from every dollar goes directly towards spreading the Good News through equipping local leaders and implementing strategies to expand their efforts, solidifying that the message of hope carries on for generations.

Our operations are lean & effective.

Because we support local leaders who will be better received culturally, we can effectively reach more people and plant more churches in less time and with lower costs than if we sent North Americans. Typically, it only takes $300 to plant a church.

To further maximize the amount of money we send to the field, our team works remotely so we can minimize the hefty overhead of a traditional office space.

You will know your gifts are working.

We promise that your gifts will get the message of Jesus delivered to the unreached world, but would never ask you to simply “take our word for it.” We’ll keep you included in the mission with regular virtual updates about how your generosity is furthering the Kingdom of God and making a lasting impact.

You want to know your gift is in good hands.

Our executive leadership team has over 50 years of mission involvement.

Board of Directors

Our board of directors is made up of 10 men and women who lead our ministry with wisdom and a driving vision for reaching the lost. Their love for Jesus and years of experience on and off the field make them a passionate and effective leadership team.

Richard Baxter,
Pediatric Dentist, Birmingham, AL

Brad Cross,
Partner Vantage Partners TX, LLC, Houston, TX

Woody Hayes,
Retired, Marietta, GA

 

Board Vice Chair

Chris Strippelhoff,
VP, Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia, Marietta, GA, Board Secretary

Jeff Wadsworth,
President/CEO, Wadsworth Financial Consulting, LLC, Severna Park, MD, Board Chair

 

Advisory Board

Our advisory board is made up of seven highly qualified men and women whose expertise and commitment to Christ guide our management and decision-making.

David Bishop,
Executive Director, Waccamaw Community Foundation, Pawley’s Island, SC

Russ Crosson,
President, Ron Blue and Associates, Roswell, GA

Jennifer Daehling,
Missions Director, Fannin Terrace Baptist Church, Midland, TX

Clark Driscoll,
Staff of Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff (Pentagon, Arlington, VA) resides in Kennesaw, GA

Paul Eshleman,
Director Finishing the Task, Aliso Viejo, CA

John Hall,
President, Gospel Net, Inc., Alpharetta, GA

Chip Poth,
President/CEO Universal Alloy Corporation, Vienna Austria/resides in Canton, GA

 

Reach the Rest Team

With over 50 years of missional experience, our team is driven by compassion, integrity, and the desire to see lives transformed by the love of Jesus.

Mike Jackson,
CEO (Clarksville, TN)

R.M.,
Global Strategy Director

Steve Kaloper,
Development Consultant

Nate Norris,
Church Planting Specialist, Middle East

Ryan Pearson,
Church Planting Strategist, Middle East

Joyce Jackson,
Director of Operations (Clarksville, TN)

Beth Vaughn,
Administration (Hendersonville, TN)

Phil Disney,
Communication Director (Woodstock, GA)

Brad Crawley,
IT Director (Jonesboro, AR)