Facts About the Foundation
Our funding comes from local Churches, like-minded individuals, donated property to the foundation and our endowment fund.
We know the need is great and we know the immense impact a permanent building has on the growth of a young Church. A Church owning its own facility is one of the most important tools for that ministry and its growth. It gives that Church a permanent presence in the community.
How the Foundation Works
The ministry board meets in January and July of each year. At these annual meetings we review the applications that have been received during the year. We then make our decisions as to who will be approved for grants based on established criteria and references.
Applications are available online (see below).
No one receives any salary or pay for their time spent on this ministry. We do reimburse board members for any expenses incurred in connection with the ministry.
Our desire is that everything is done to the honor and glory of our Lord.
It all began in 1984 when Jim and Lois Bosse purchased a vacant shopping center. Jim (Founder) set about to improve the property and make it available for commercial rentals. He and Lois then deeded the property over to the Jehovah Jireh Foundation and it continues to produce income from the leases.
The Mission to Build the Church
When God’s people advance the vibrant, biblical ministry of the local church, lives are transformed. And for over 20 years, the Jehovah-Jireh Foundation has been privileged to help small, local bodies of believers put down permanent roots to shine the light of the Gospel in the communities where God has placed them. Watch this video to learn more about the history and mission of Jehovah-Jireh Foundation!
Seven members make up The Jehovah-Jireh Foundation Board – a group of men united in vision to steward the resources God provides to build His Church and fulfill the Great Commission. Meeting bi-annually to review and approve grants, they share a heart for helping small congregations make a big impact for Jesus Christ.
James F. Bosse
Mid-Atlantic Region & Founder
Pastor Lou Rossi
Pastor Dr. Craig Bennett
Mr. David Schwanke
Pastor Robert Warnick
Pastor Rick Wilder
Dr. Mike Gilbert
Pastor Dale Montgomery
Dr. David C. Gibbs, Jr.
Pastor Dave Hardy
Pastor Rick MacQueen
Pastor Preston Hoiseth
Pastor Tim Jackson
Pastor Ted Patterson
Pastor Tim Rabon
Pastor Richard Rossiter
Pastor Steve Schwanke