Summit Stories

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22 Jun

From Durham Natives To Asheville Missionaries

Back in March Nathaniel, Tori & Zach Hartwell moved to Asheville, NC to help plant Emmaus Asheville.  Below you’ll find a snapshot of how God called them to Asheville. We were Durham natives… We’re Zach and Tori Hartwell.  We’re from Durham, NC and have been members of The Summit Church from the...

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31 May

How God Called Us to Charlotte

About a month ago Jen & Evan Hopkins along with their children Christian & Katelyn relocated to Charlotte, NC to join the Mercy Church launch team.  We asked the Hopkins to share some of their journey with us.   We loved Raleigh… But we never felt led to stay here long term....

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16 May

What’s in a song?

It’s probably no coincidence that Mikey’s friend and longtime supporter is named John and his favorite verse is from the gospel of John. Mikey is a high school senior attending the Blue Ridge campus. Last summer, he went to camp after hearing stories from the previous year. He had visions...

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27 Feb

Baptism: the Next Step in Obedience

Growing up in Hillsborough in the church, Kevin Sykes didn’t feel the need to follow through on what he was learning about God. Many years later, after a failed marriage and substance abuse, Kevin’s cousin invited him to the Summit. At one of the lowest points of his life, Kevin...

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01 Nov

Pray for Our Brother in Central Asia

A worker from Summit serving in a difficult place in Central Asia asked that we lift up a local brother … Jon* has been growing in his faith for some time now.  In accordance with their local custom, Jon, his wife, and their child still live with Jon’s father and mother;...

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16 Oct

Just a Couple of Normal People…

God is calling dozens of “normal” people like Tim and Amber Banta to help plant the gospel in strategic cities across North America. Check out The Summit Network for more information about how to you can go! The Bantas had a lot going for them.  Tim had been with his engineering firm for...

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12 Sep

Faith Through the Rain

Taking a leap of faith isn’t easy, but God’s promises remain true. Tom and Barb Lepowski found this to be true after they made their pledge with Summit’s All In initiative in 2012. They took their pledge seriously, and were even willing to sell their house, if that is what it...

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