Appalachian Connection



Appalachian Missions

Missions ministries operating within the borders of the
Appalachian Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God


Character Based Accelerated Reading Education

A ministry indigenous to our network that places character based and Christian books in public schools.


Chi Alpha

Chi Alpha ministries of the Appalachian Ministry Network operate on the campuses of Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA), Radford University (Radford, VA), University of Virginia-Wise (Wise, VA),  and Marshall University (Huntington, WV).




Those who serve in Assemblies of God U.S. Missions Chaplaincy Ministries are working every day to bring the gospel to all people in every walk of life – but the way they are accomplishing this might surprise you.


Appalachia Enabled

Nationally appointed U.S. Missionary, Robert Goldstein, accompanied by his wife, Claudia and son Abraham, lead Appalachia Enabled, a ministry to the special needs community.


Teen Challenge of Appalachia

Appalachian Teen Challenge, under Director Jim Nickels, has one of the country's finest residential campuses (for men and women) in Athens, WV, and a residential center for young women in Roanoke, VA.

US Missions Resources

  • Church “Adopts” Military Chaplain

    Assemblies of God military chaplains go through extensive schooling and training to prepare for their duties. They are men and women of strong faith and great courage.

  • Cornell University Clears Chi Alpha

    The Chi Alpha group ministering to students at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, recently had its funding temporarily suspended by Cornell's Student Assembly Finance Commission (SAFC) while it investigated the forced resignation of one of the Chi Alpha student leaders.

  • Couple Wrap Up 39 Years of Prison Ministry

    A lot has changed in the 39 years since Lloyd and Nita Colbaugh began volunteering at the United States Medical Center, a federal prison hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

  • Surprise Home Makeover Results in Tears and Cheers

    Several years ago, Ed and Leah Bass purchased a home in Alvarado, Texas. It was a fixer-upper, but the couple was determined to turn the desperately needy house into their dream home. Step by step, they started to repair and rebuild the house. Last July, the couple went to pick out new paint colors and items for the house, dreaming of what was to be.

  • New Chi Alpha Scholarship Awarded by Regent

    Regent University School of Law recently announced that Leanne Watrous, a member of the University of Virginia Chi Alpha ministry, has been awarded the first Regent Law Chi Alpha Scholarship.