Our Mission


The LORD’s Child is the mission arm of The Gathering Church, and was founded in 2007 by Pastor Gene Wolfenbarger. Our mission is to help end hunger wherever we are in the name of Jesus. Headquartered in the mountains of southern Appalachia, The LORD’s Child was born out of a great concern for the traditional and social orphans around us. Our work has now been taken on a global scale with children and communities in Uganda, India, Haiti, Kenya, and South Africa.

Our Vision


When someone is hungry, it’s an opportunity for us to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Lack of food is a struggle that can be seen every day across the world, as well as in our own backyard. The LORD’s Child exists to help end hunger wherever we are in the name of Jesus. We believe we can end hunger one person at a time. Whether it’s with one of our partners in Africa or right here in the Appalachian Mountains, our team wakes up every day eager to love the communities God has placed us in.