Evangelism Explosion International hosted a celebratory dedication of its international headquarters building near Asheville, NC, on Friday, May 29.
The dedication ceremony took place at the new headquarters facility, located at 10 Misty Valley Parkway, in Arden, NC.
"This building will be a vital hub in the work of Evangelism Explosion in the U.S. and overseas," said Dr. John B. Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International. "Because of it, we're able to centralize staff and more effectively serve our worldwide ministry."
According to the ministry, the new two-story, 27,000-square foot building provides EE with ample and efficiently configured office space. It features:
Among those who attended the dedication was Mrs. Anne Kennedy. She said her late husband "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 said 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,” she shared. “This is the Lord's doing and it is marvelous in our eyes."
Since its founding in 1962 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, EE has relied 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 Dr. Sorensen. "We're so grateful to have one now."
In 2014, Evangelism Explosion trained more than one million people worldwide to effectively share the Gospel. In addition, more than 8.4 million people professed faith in Christ through the witness of EE-trained believers last year.
This past April, the ministry launched Share Life Today, a new nationwide broadcast feature of Evangelism Explosion International President Dr. John Sorensen. The 60-second daily program is designed to help listeners share the Gospel with clarity and ease.
By NRB Staff
PHOTO ABOVE: Photography courtesy of Evangelism Explosion International.
Published: June 4, 2015