New International Headquarters
Evangelism Explosion Dedicates New International Headquarters Building in North Carolina
Evangelism Explosion International hosted a celebratory dedication of its international headquarters building near Asheville, North Carolina on Friday, May 29. The dedication ceremony took place at the new headquarters facility, located at 10 Misty Valley Parkway, in Arden, North Carolina.
“We were eager to celebrate God’s provision of this new headquarters building and to dedicate it to Christ’s service,” said Dr. John B. Sorensen, president of Evangelism Explosion International. The ministry trains people in more than 200 nations to share their faith in Jesus Christ.
“This building will be a vital hub in the work of Evangelism Explosion in the U.S. and overseas,” said Sorensen. “Because of it, we’re able to centralize staff and more effectively serve our worldwide ministry.”
The new, two-story, 27,000 square foot building provides EE 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 Mrs. Anne Kennedy. She said her late husband, D. James Kennedy, “would be so thrilled to see this beautiful building the Lord has provided to support the work of Evangelism Explosion International.”
An active EE trainer for more than 50 years, Mrs. Kennedy 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.,” said Sorensen. “We’re so grateful to have one now.”
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.