Peter Copeland serves as our Resort and Community Missionary. He is responsible for working with all GIM ministry teams and coordinating their schedules in GIM ministry sites. Peter earned his B.A. in Youth Ministry and Communications from Charleston Southern University in 2004. He graduated from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a M.Div. in Christian Education in 2006. Currently, he is working on his Ph.D. in Youth Ministry from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Linda Pendle serves as Administrative Assistant. She balances telephone calls, making appointments, and providing communication to SBA with her gentle lovingkindness.
Summer missionaries help GIM during the long summer to work with each of our guest mission groups. Our staff ranges from juniors and seniors in high school all the way through college students, but most are college age. Each missionary applies, interviews, and goes through intense orientation for their resort and community training. GIM partners with the North America Mission Board in doing references, background checks, and placement for each student.