Craig is the founder and executive director of Nehemiah International Ministry, and has been involved with missions since 1996 when he went on his first mission trip to Colombia, South America. Since that time, he has been fortunate to lead or participate in trips to Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Russia, Australia, Ethiopia, Colombia, Senegal, and Mozambique. Along with International travel Craig speaks at churches and conferences in the United States.
Craig has a Bachelor’s Degree from Ozark Christian College and is an ordained minister (non-denominational). He began working in ministry in 1978 and has served as youth pastor, associate pastor, and senior pastor. He started his own construction and remodeling business in 1991, and after completing the remodel of Harrison House Publishers’ warehouse facility, he was asked to join their company as facilities manager. He later became their director of training and development and had the opportunity to write and implement training programs for all levels of administrative and sales personnel.
In 2002, Craig and Pam were called to move to Concord, NC, where Craig served as Executive Pastor of Crossroads Church for nine years before founding Nehemiah International Ministry in 2011.
Craig is involved in the local community through serving on the board of the Concord House of Prayer. He also serves on the boards of Set Free Ministries, (Paul and Barb Malinich’s ministry), and of Deeper Waters, (Bob Hartley’s ministry).
Craig and Pam have been married since 1979 and have two sons.
Tery and Linda, married 44 years and parents of four children have been in business and ministry in Concord for over 35 years. Linda is a Pediatric Nurse with Cabarrus Health Alliance. Tery has been full time in ministry as Missions and Outreach Pastor for the last 15 years. Together they have been organizing and leading short-term missions teams to 17 different countries over the last 27 years. Tery recently retired from full-time pastoral ministry to spend more time teaching, speaking, and on the mission field.
Bruce and Lisa Burchfield reside in Concord, NC and they have four children. Bruce graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA in Economics before he and Lisa joined Youth With A Mission, YWAM, in 1988. They served in YWAM for eight years leading YWAM's Honolulu School of Missions and Evangelism before moving to India for their last two years. While in YWAM, Bruce earned his Master Certificate in Cultural Anthropology from Fuller Theological Seminary's School of World Missions. Since moving back to Concord, Bruce and Lisa have started the Concord House of Prayer. Bruce also serves on the boards of IHOP Concord and of Deeper Waters, which is Bob Hartley's ministry out of Kansas City, MO. Bruce owns and operates several businesses in the Concord area with his brother, with a passion for the Kingdom of God to invade every sphere of society.
Bobby and Jeannie Clanton, married for 30+ years with 4 children and six grandkids. They have lived in the Cabarrus and Rowan area since 1991, and are members of Crossroads Church in Concord. They have been owners of an office technology business for over 20 years. They turned their business over to God 8 years ago. They manage, operate and lead a God First Business. They believe business and ministry go hand and hand. They encourage and promote their employees to give back to the community by volunteering on a regular basis and as a part of their job description.
Roger and Patty have been involved in both business and ministry for over 20 years. They have a heart to train up and equip leaders and to see marriages and families flourish for the advancement of the Kingdom. Roger currently is the Headmaster of Metro Christian Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They have three amazing boys and reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Richard and Chandra have been involved in church ministry as lay people all of their lives. Chandra has dedicated her time and strength to homeschooling three Godly children as well. Richard spends his time working as a physician. Both have a desire to seek justice, encourage the oppressed, defend the cause of the fatherless and plead the case of the widow in the name of Jesus Christ.