Outreach & Missions
At EHCC we believe that we have been placed in this world to live out the purpose and mission of Christ in bringing redemption and restoration to our world. We seek to impact our community as we serve and actively live out the Gospel of Christ. As a body East Hills offers various events that serve our community. These often happen around the various holidays and give the church an opportunity to serve those around us.
We also utilize our LIFE Groups to know our community and identify how we can effectively minister to them. In our LIFE Groups we host a collection of community outreach projects. Many of these projects have us serving Edgemont Elementary School with our Thanksgiving turkey and food drive and Edgemont Elementary School Christmas toy drive outreach event.
BORDER MISSIONS - HIDALGO, TX
Roland & Megan Gonzalez took on the position of directors of Border Missions in August of 2020. Hidalgo is located one mile from the Mexican border. Their vision is to help those in need both spiritually and physically. They supply food to 100 ministries and feed 6,000 people per week. They have had the opportunity of helping to build a Bible School and several churches in the interior of Mexico.
GREATER EUROPE MISSION - CO
Jim & Neva Ringdahl are located in Colorado Springs, CO. Their ministry is to screen new missionary candidates, as well as come alongside them as they transition overseas, which includes visits (when possible), Skype calls, and counseling over the phone. In addition, Jim oversees debriefing weeks with the missionaries when they return to the states for their year of furlough. Neva assists with these debriefing weeks as well as shares in the ministry to care for and counsel the missionaries and their families.
ONE CHALLENGE - SOUTH AFRICA
Karl and Jenny Teichert are serving the Lord as missionaries with OC (One Challenge) Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa. Their vision is to see a healthy, Bible-based church established in every un-reached village and community in each southern Africa country by partnering with key African church leaders to research, train, and mobilize the body of Christ to complete the Great Commission. Karl’s ministry focuses on research, discipleship, church planting, and leadership development training. Jenny enjoys ministering through hospitality and equipping Sunday school teachers.
DESTINY COMMUNITY CHURCH - KENYA
Bishop Richard Murungi and his wife Sarah are the founders of Destiny Community Church. The organization is based out of Kenya, and has a great influence in the greater region. Richard and Sarah have traveled to various small communities and villages throughout Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and Tanzania to preach the name of Jesus, and teach those in remote places who don’t easily have access to His Gospel. Both Richard and Sarah are equipped with Masters’ degrees in Theology and a long history of ministry at their bible college, making them invaluable tools for God as they plant churches throughout Eastern Africa.
INTERNATIONAL - WORLD WIDE
Talking Bibles International is a ministry based in Escondido, CA that shares the Gospel around the world – primarily Africa and India – reaching non-readers with God’s spoken Word in a “Talking Bible”. These audio Bibles are placed into homes of new Christians who can’t read and have no other access to God’s Word. They are also placed in homes where non-readers have never heard God’s Word. The Talking Bible also allows listeners to share their new faith with others. In many parts of India, it is very hard for the pastors to share the gospel with people who have not heard it before. This opens the door to the home so the pastor can minister to their spiritual needs.
MINISTRIES - CUDDALORE, INDIA
Upper Room Ministries, was founded by Reverend Rajan Koilpillai as an orphanage in south India whose mission is to care for, love, and share the gospel with the most vulnerable girls in the community. His son-in-law Seemon as successor and along with Rev Rajan’s wife Ramana care for approximately 50 girls, providing them with a safe and healthy place to grow while getting an education. After turning 18, the girls are offered an opportunity to enroll in a two year vocation in the medical field. They will be given room and board while they are in the program. Without the support of Upper Room Ministries these girls would be on the streets.
TEXAS - MEXICO BORDER
POWER Ministry (Purposeful Outreach With Eternal Results) is a non-denominational organization offering food, shelter and encouragement to the impoverished in three Mexican border communities. East Hills is one of nine sponsoring churches sending a dedicated Christian men’s ministry each year to build churches, community centers, schools and homes and to bring the Gospel to people living in poverty along the Rio Grande River.
CRU MINISTRIES - TEMPE, AZ
Emma Tautolo is with Cru Ministries, an evangelical nondenominational Christian ministry for university, college, and high school students, as well as adult professionals. Emma specifically works with Athletes in Action, the sports ministry of Cru at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. She is passionate about fulfilling the Great Commission through discipleship of athletes. The mission of Athletes in Action is “to build spiritual movements everywhere through the platform of sports so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus.”