The Global Association of Christian Hospitality Professionals (GACHP)

P.O. Box 1614, Black Mountain, NC., 28711

407-504-2247 or Thegachp@gmail.com

Mission Statement

The association seeks “To Inspire and Equip” the industry’s professionals to reach their fullest potential by providing for them continued education, resources and encouragement for this unique industry.

Purpose

The GACHP is a 501(C)(3) non-profit association. The association was founded by demand of the Food Service Ministry Industry itself as well the professionals who manage their church’s Food Services and other Hospitality Ministries. Statistics show that there are over 300,000 churches in America with many of those having Hospitality and Food Service Ministries of all types and sizes. These ministries host events including but not limited to; large and small conventions, banquets, wedding receptions, funeral receptions, fellowship dinners, school lunches, cafes and the list goes on. It is estimated by the GACHP that Food Services alone in churches are well over a 100 million dollar industry in the U.S. in retail sales.

To help individuals reach their fullest potential in these areas, an annual conference is held each year to provide ongoing training and development. Along with our conferences, our Ministry Professional Certification helps leaders to further their professional development and take their careers to the next level. The annual membership give the members full access to this extremely resourceful website. We also have a monthly newsletter with a mailing list of almost 1500. The association seeks “To Inspire and Equip” the industry’s professionals to reach their fullest potential by providing for them continued education, resources and encouragement for this unique industry.

Our association is very serious about making every effort to meet the needs of our members. One of the methods we have put in place to help us to grow is through the formation of an Advisory Council. This panel represents a variety of nationally recognized organizations and has committed themselves to the GACHP as advisors and wise councillors.

Our most important input comes from you. If you have comments, ideas, or simply some more questions about which we are, please feel free to contact:

Mary Lou Herald
President GACHP
Marylou.herald@wbccares.org
256-704-5678 ext 711

History

The GACHP celebrated its 10 year anniversary in June of 2013 and was able to celebrate that milestone by hosting its 10th annual Food Service conference at First Baptist Church Orlando where it all started 10 years prior. The GACHP Board members and GACHP members include Food service Directors, Hospitality Directors, Church Hostess, Chef’s, Wedding and Event coordinators. The GACHP is so Thankful for all its loyal members and for the new members who join us every year. We are always growing and learning just as you and your ministries are and we are here to come along side you and support you in all areas food service and hospitality.

For more information please contact the GACHP Office Manager

Jenee White

Thegachp@gmail.com  407-504-2247 or cell 407-928-3041