WHO IN THE WORLD IS NATHAN FRANCIS?
Nathan, son of Stan and Joyce Francis, grew up at Stony Point Church. After high school, he went off to Virginia Tech, where he served with the Navigators campus ministry and spent two summers evangelizing in Japan. After graduation, Nathan worked in the IT industry for a dozen years before completing his ministry degree at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. He was then called as the Pastor of Discipleship and Outreach in Asheville, NC. He and his wife, Lori, have four daughters; ages 17, 12, 11, and 5. They now live in Cane Bay, South Carolina, laying the groundwork for a new PCA church.
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CANE BAY?
The Cane Bay community is 45 minutes northwest of Charleston. Cane Bay continues to experience explosive population growth as companies continue to build and expand facilities in the greater Charleston area. 4,000 of the anticipated 10,000 homes in Cane Bay have been built, as well as its own schools, YMCA, shopping center and more. Our heart’s desire is to plant a church in a community with very few Christians, and fewer churches, in order to reach these families with the gospel. We will begin to lay the groundwork in Jan. 2020 in order to launch worship early in 2021.
HOW IN THE WORLD CAN YOU HELP?
Pray for Nathan, his family, his work, and his community. And give. Nathan is trusting God to provide $450,000 over the next three years and He has already provided $46,500 though the Lowcountry Presbytery. Now Nathan is asking God for partner churches and individuals to raise the remaining money. Please prayerfully consider being a part of this exciting work the Lord is doing in Cane Bay. All gifts are tax deductible with no processing fee and 100% of your support going directly to the Cane Bay Church Plant.
HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE CANE BAY CHURCH PLANT?
- By Mail: Mission to North America /PO Box 890233 / Charlotte, NC 28289-0233. Make checks payable to: Mission to North America. Include on the memo line: Francis, Nathan – Cane Bay.
- Online at CaneBayChurchPlant.org/give. Click “Donate Online.”
- Donate Stock: Contact MNA at firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 825-1213.