Catalyst Missions Group
For the past several years we have been building relationships with people, organizations, and causes that are doing good here and around the world. In addition, we have connected with many kind, willing and generous people who are seeking worthy missions to take part in. This is really what Catalyst is all about...bringing the two together. We can’t do everything, but we are passionate to serve the MISSIONS we are connected to and we are passionate to serve the people who need to be connected!
We create reactions FOR GOOD by introducing MISSIONS we believe in to people who desire to make a difference.
There are many important assignments that need to be carried out but none more important than those which focus on JUSTICE, MERCY & COMPASSION.
We believe in the power of partnership. Like-minded people & organizations can multiply the efforts for good when we work together.
Catalyst Missions Group has developed a strong connection with faith leaders across the United States. We have more than 100,000 leaders representing about 40,000 churches who connect with us on a regular basis as we work on projects and MISSIONS they value.
Catalyst has recruited and taken more than 350 African American Pastors on sponsored trips to 6 nations. By God's grace, more than 10,000 children have been sponsored and released from poverty.
Releasing Children from Poverty - 25 Countries International
More than 20,000 children will die today due to issues related to poverty. And this happens day after day! Imagine if 60 large jet airplanes full of children crashed each and every day. How many days would it take for the world to agree we need to do something?
Compassion International is one of our primary MISSION partners. Over the past 5 ½ years Catalyst Missions Group has partnered to connect hundreds of churches and thousands of individuals to the Mission of releasing children from poverty.
Indigenous and Afro-Mexican People Groups - Latin America
Roca Blanca Missions reaches out to help Indigenous and Afro-Mexican people who have been oppressed and marginalized for centuries. This outreach community offers a variety of amazing opportunities to those who want to make a difference. For more than 25 years Catalyst leadership has partnered with Roca Blanca for extensive and sustainable life and community transformation.
Serving a network of 60+ indigenous churches, providing medical care and education to 4 distinct tribal people groups as well as many needy Afro-Mexican villages along the coast.
EVENT MISSIONS & CAUSES
In the past 6 years Catalyst has shared FREE tickets and showtimes with more than 300,000 people as a means to connect people to Missions we believe in.
Just Mercy Event
Movies tell stories and stories have the power to motivate people to take action!
Catalyst Missions Group was grateful to partner with this film which stirred the hearts of its audience with a greater conviction concerning issues of Injustice regarding the U.S. Justice system.
Through this project Catalyst raised over $250,000 in donations and strategically distributed FREE movie tickets and showtime buyouts to more than people. This project served to speak to issues of racism, anti-recidivism, mass-incarceration, and the death penalty. Through this project, Catalyst Missions was able to provide tickets free of charge as well as providing a platform for thoughtful conversations to motivate real steps of action to help break the stronghold of injustice.
Best Days of Summer 2020
Focuses on helping to make this Summer brighter for thousands of boys and girls, specifically in the inner city and rural areas which have been greatly affected by the COVID19 crisis. The goal of this project is to provide special gift cards that allow children to go online and choose one or more games, toys, and other fun items which will be delivered to their doorstep in a few days.
James OlsonPresident / Co-Founder
Kyle ThompsonVice President
Karen BeltonExecutive Director
Church Resource Network
Monica WalkerChurch Relations - Admin
Joanie CochranOffice Manager / Accounting
Luke WagnerCustomer Service Specialist
CATALYST CHURCH RESOURCE NETWORK
Historically, in the United States, the African American Church has played a central role in both civil rights and community development. For more than five years the leadership at Catalyst has been developing trusted relationships with African American church leadership.
By God’s grace, this multitude of strong relationships has organically developed into a nationwide network for the distribution and exchange of much-needed resources. Catalyst Missions group is honored to serve many local churches as they serve their own communities and beyond.
The strategic development and ongoing function of this Church Resource Network is advised by a board of nationally recognized and trusted African American church leaders listed below.
Dr. Toni Alvarado D.Min, Th.M
Antoinette G. Alvarado is the Co-Pastor of Grace Church International established by her husband and Senior Pastor, Bishop Johnathan E. Alvarado. With a divine call and passion for the advancement of women, Dr. Toni, as she is affectionately called, is the Founder and Executive Director of My Sister’s Keeper Foundation for Women a leading influential organization focused on “Moving Women from Average to Excellence” in their educational, personal and professional development and pursuits. She has served as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer in several colleges and universities and has authored several books.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael J. Fisher is the Senior Pastor of Greater Zion Church Family in Compton, CA.
He is in constant pursuit of various means to reach a culture that may not always walk into the church edifice. Such efforts have resulted in the following: Pastor Fisher is a gospel recording artist under the name J. Kingdom; local radio shows including “What’s Up With That” and the first, ever sermonic airing on Los Angeles’ premier hip-hop station; Founder/Director of nationally acclaimed and winning choirs, Voices of Destiny and Destiny 24. He also hosted LA Celebrates Israel, bringing those of Jewish Faith and Israel to Compton, CA with unprecedented attendance and acclaim.
Bishop Michal V. Kelsey
Bishop Michael Kelsey, Sr. has been the pastor of the New Samaritan Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. He has worked closely with city officials on issues of crime prevention and economic development in Ward 5 of the District; and was regularly invited by President Obama’s Administration to participate in many significant White House briefings.
Known for his integrity and emphasis on order, Bishop Kelsey was appointed as the former State Bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship of Washington, DC (2000-2011). He currently serves on the Cabinet of Full Gospel as the Executive Treasurer.
Bishop William Murphy Jr.
Bishop William Murphy Jr. has served as Senior Pastor at New Mount Moriah Church, Pontiac MI for over 30 years. He has been responsible for and/or organizing various prayer vigils; citywide prayer meetings; weekly intercessory prayer sessions; local, regional, and national prayer workshops and conferences; all the while intensely striving toward the mark of his God-given assignment.
Bishop currently serves on the Executive Council for the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship as the Bishop of Intercessory Prayer.
Bishop Bryan Pierce
Bishop Bryan J. Pierce, Sr. has served as the Senior Pastor and Chief Executive Officer of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Greensboro, NC since 2013. As Senior Pastor at Mount Zion, Bishop Pierce leads the church to serve their community & the world through practical efforts.
In 2019, Bishop Pierce was named as the Strategic Partnership Liaison for Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship and Compassion International. He is also a noted songwriter, arranger and producer and member of the Stellar Award-winning musical group called Men of Standard.
Dr. Carla Stokes
Dr. Carla Stokes holds a PhD in Child Psychology from Temple University. She now serves as the Chief Ministry Officer at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, one of the largest and most influential African American churches in the U.S. Dr. Stokes has a passion for empowerment and loves seeing individuals reach their fullest potential and achieve everything they were destined to become. She has been appointed to the Executive Board of Directors and Advisory Boards of several non-profit organizations to assist with furthering their humanitarian causes. Dr. Stokes has led significant community outreach programs addressing local societal ills and coordinating global relief efforts.