Evangelism Explosion Dedicated New International Headquarters Building in North Carolina posted by John Sorensen on Jun 15, 2015
We hosted a delightful dedication of our new, international headquarters building near Asheville, North Carolina. The crowd of nearly 150 people witnessed a new day in the course of the EE ministry. I am so excited at the opportunities this affords the ministry.
This building will be a vital hub in the work of Evangelism Explosion in the U.S. and overseas, Because of it, we’re able to centralize staff and more effectively serve our worldwide ministry.
It is a new, two-story, 27,000 square foot building with ample and efficiently configured office space. It features
- state of the art video and audio production facilities
- the Kennedy Vision Center, with historic archives from EE founder, D. James Kennedy, as well as a visual display of EE’s global ministry.
- an auditorium seating 150 people
Among those attending the dedication was our First Lady, Mrs. Anne Kennedy. She said that Jim “would be so thrilled to see this beautiful building the Lord has provided to support the work of Evangelism Explosion International.”
Mrs. Kennedy, an active EE trainer for more than 50 years, said that she is “excited to see all the ways that God will use this facility to further His kingdom. Jim’s motto was, ‘Excellence in all things and all things to God’s glory,’ and this building exceeds all of our expectations. This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes.”
EE has relied, since its 1962 founding in Fort Lauderdale, on rented space for its headquarters. We own wonderful facilities overseas, but we’ve always waited for a place here in the U.S. We’re so grateful to have one now.
God continues to bless our ministry. Evangelism Explosion trained more than one million people worldwide to effectively share the Gospel in 2014. In addition, more than 8.4 million people professed faith in Christ through the witness of EE-trained believers last year as reported at training events.