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 & President of Serving Orphans Worldwide
Mrs. Susan K. Gregory Sorrell
CEO of NFI
Mr. Timothy Burchfield
Owner/ Operator of Chick-fil-A, Johnson City, TN
Attorney, SOW Advisory Board Member
Technical Advisor, SOW Advisory Board Member
CEO for Elite Hospice of Texas
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
President & CEO- Avkare
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
Public Relations, SOW Advisory Board Member
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.
Franchise Developer- Express Employment Professionals
Mr. Chad Sorell
Investor and Entrepreneur at SHG, LLC
Dr. Brinkley Goodson
Physician/ Medical Advisor, SOW Advisory Board Member