Who We Are

The purpose of God’s Appalachian Partnership, Inc.(GAP) is to meet the spiritual and physical needs of people in Appalachia by:

  1. Meeting the person on the level of spiritual need so that they will grow into the person God created them to be and share that with others.

  2. Meeting the physical needs through food, clothing housing and other areas essential to wellness in an effort to promote personal responsibility.

  3. Meeting the personal development need through special training which enhances their economic potential of the individual and the community as a whole.

Meet The Staff

John & Shaughanessy Morris
Executive Director & Graphic Designer

John became GAP’s second Executive Director in 2014. He holds a bachelor degree in Sociology from Eastern Kentucky University and a Master of Missiology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to joining GAP, John served as a pastor for 16 years. John and Shaughanessy have been North American Mission Board missionaries since 2001. Shaughanessy serves as GAP’s graphic designer  overseeing all aspects of GAP’s media. They have two children, Jacob and Jhaughanessy.