The Global Association of Christian Hospitality Professionals (GACHP)

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 regional  conferences and national conference, 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 are working a monthly newsletter with a mailing list of almost 1900. 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 most important input comes from you. If you have comments, ideas, or simply some more questions about who we are, please feel free to contact:

Kevin France
2024 President of GACHP
jkf317@yahoo.com

Brian Shaffer
2024 Vice President of GACHP
bshaffer@Libertylive.church
321-436-4973

New Address is: P.O. Box 20565, Knoxville, TN., 37920
Thegachp@gmail.com

History

The GACHP will be celebrating its 21st year anniversary in June of 2024.

The GACHP Board members and GACHP members include Food service Directors, Hospitality Directors, Church Hostess, Chef’s, Cafe Managers, 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 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 Executive Director
Herman Weaver at 865-385-6293
Thegachp@gmail.com