Joyce Strong Ministries began in 1996 with an invitation to Murmansk, in Northern Russia, to provide leadership training for pastors and emerging church leaders. Over the years and through eighteen more trips to Russia, as well as speaking engagements in India, England, Bermuda, Kenya, and Uganda, she’s worked tirelessly to inspire wholeness in lives, relationships and leadership.
In addition to her international ministry, Joyce and her team are proud to support the Blessings Hope Educational Centre in Kitale, Kenya, in Africa, that houses 70 orphans and gives quality Christian education to nearly 200 children in all. She attended the dedication ceremony at Blessings Hope last fall and is looking forward to returning in October 2014 to minister and help dedicate a second orphans’ house, a new church and a widows’ home right there at Blessings Hope. This spring, Joyce Strong Ministries founded a Child Sponsorship Program for the orphans. Sponsors have signed on from Russia as well as the U. S.!
An accomplished author, Joyce has published eight books about life and leadership that focus on integrity, passion and spiritual growth. She teaches and ministers internationally through conferences and leadership seminars, and her books have been translated into many languages and distributed freely on four continents. She and her husband Jim attend New Life Church in Gahanna.
About her relationship with Heartland Bank, Joyce said, “I opened my ministry account at Heartland Bank as soon as we moved here in 2000. Heartland immediately became my ‘banking family’. It is not only a respectful and professional business partner, but a good friend. Banking at Heartland is hassle-free! The staff members at the Gahanna branch sort out the foreign wires I have to send to support the orphanage in Kenya as well as pay for book translations and printing in Africa and Russia. Even though my ministry is small, Heartland places high value on me and my needs as a client. I could not ask for a more pleasant, professional and personal place to do my banking!”
Thank you, Joyce, for your dedication and hard work in Africa and Russia, and right here at home! You’re an inspiration to all of us. If you’re looking for a new bank family, like Joyce, come on over to Heartland! “Where Banking Feels Good!”