Our Mission


Although family is the ideal solution to the orphan crisis, we understand that it’s not an immediate option for most children globally. That’s why we believe our place in the ever-evolving landscape of orphan care is to support orphanages and children’s homes.


We do whatever it takes to rescue struggling homes from failure or destitution, because we know failure isn’t an option when the lives of children rest in your hands. We come alongside partner homes with training opportunities to raise their standards of care, because we believe every child has a right to a safe and nurturing childhood. And we provide the means for our orphanages to pursue self-sustainability, because we want more for them than mere survival.


We realize that while we may not be able to bring every orphan into our homes, we can work diligently to better the homes where so many orphaned children are found today.



We at Serving Orphans Worldwide believe that all children are loved by God. Throughout Scripture, we see God’s heart for the fatherless and James 1:27 makes very clear the mandate to care for orphaned children to His glory. We believe that one of the responsibilities of God’s people is to care for widows, orphans, and those who have been marginalized by the economic and social systems of the world. It is to that end that we come alongside the body of Christ to support orphanages and children’s homes.


SOW cares for orphaned children by empowering their caregivers to do their best work, with compassion, grace, integrity and excellence. Our end goal is to see every child reach the potential that God has for them.



When you give to Serving Orphans Worldwide, you are not only feeding their mind, body, and spirit. You are feeding the potential for greatness in that child.


We believe that every resource donated to orphan care is a blessing and we  take our responsibility to be good stewards of what is given seriously. That is why our promise is that every penny you give goes directly to the field and will never be spent on SOW’s administrative costs.


Through the generous support of our sponsors, everything from paper clips to staff salaries is totally covered. We even have a partnership with the bank so that all transfer fees are covered.

Dr. John Gregory

Founder and President

Ken Anderson

Vice President of Operations

Jenny Wallace

Office Manager & Assistant to VPO

Brooklynn Stine

Finance Manager & Assistant to Office Manager

Reece Anderson

Development Director

Susan Anderson

Development & Communications Manager

Julie Townsend

Development and Finance Assistant

Erica Vakis

Development Associate

Yulia Kozirkova

Development Associate

Coleman Bailey

Ukraine & Africa Field Coordinator

Pramod Anderson

 South Asia Field Coordinator

Natasha Joseph

South Asia Field Coordinator

Chris Jarrard

Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Field Coordinator

Jonny Moore

South East Asia Field Coordinator 


Dr. John Gregory

Founder & President of Serving Orphans Worldwide

Mrs. Susan K. Gregory Sorrell


Mr. Timothy Burchfield

Owner/ Operator of Chick-fil-A, Johnson City, TN

James Gregory

Attorney, SOW Advisory Board Member

Richard Baker

Missionary Evangelist

Dr. Shibu Samuel, PhD

CEO for Elite Hospice of Texas


Britt Stone
Head of Schools, Tri-Cities District
Lakeway Christian Schools


Ken Anderson

Vice President of Operations, Serving Orphans Worldwide

Dr. Billy Kim

Chairman of the Far East Broadcasting Company, Korea

Mr. Marc Eubanks

VP Hospitality, AJ Capital

Troy Mizell

President & CEO- Avkare

Greg Tebeau

CPA, SOW Advisory Board Member

Dr. Julie Martinez

Director of Intercultural Studies Program, Lee University


Mrs. Sandy Forbis

Co-Owner of F&F Construction

Mr. Chris Hill

President of Lexus of Kingsport, TN

Mrs. Erica Enders- Stevens

NHRA Pro Stock driver

Dr. Douglas LeRoy

Secretary and past Church of God World Missions

Bobby Griffin

Public Relations, SOW Advisory Board Member

Mastin Robeson

Major General, US Marines Corps (Retired)/ CEO Rockway Solutions International


Mr. Mike Forbis

Co-Owner of F&F Construction

Mr. Glenn Wilcox, Sr.

Chairman of the Board of Wilcox Travel Agency, Inc. & Chairman of the Board of Tower Associates, Inc.

Rocky Gill

Franchise Developer- Express Employment Professionals

Mr. Chad Sorell

Investor and Entrepreneur at SHG, LLC

Dr. Brinkley Goodson

Physician/ Medical Advisor, SOW Advisory Board Member

Kate Harmon

Technical Advisor, SOW Advisory Board Member

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