Release the Oppressed Ministries is a fellowship of followers of Christ, who aim to use our resources and experience in missions, charity work, and apostolic ministry work, to help people who have been given a vision to help oppressed people, to begin and develop their ministries. ROM seeks to practically help those with a vision, to see their ministry become a reality.
1 John 1:6-7
“If we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.”
Our service is a service to God. We charge no fees for our time and work, and we do not solicit funds. If God has given you a vision, and you need some practical next steps, perhaps He can use ROM to get your vision moving on the ground.
We are a team of nine, pictured above. At top, from left to right, Scott Hilborn, Steve Hodge, Todd Lowther, Ann Harvey, Sandra Trainor (in Media), Tom Harvey, and Pahl Davis, followed by our newest board memebers Dr. Chad Frisch and Robbie Smith.
Tom and Ann met in Bible College and have served together in missions for over 25 years. Their desire is that all people hear the gospel clearly, and that God’s people who are called to help the lost and oppressed say, “yes” and go.
Tom’s sister, Sandra, who writes and makes websites for businesses and ministries, plus Pahl, Steve, Scott, and Todd were brought by God to make ROM possible. For a fuller story, you can read, Release the Oppressed Ministries Chapter One.
Tom Harvey, President. Tom loves to see God form teams of Christ’s followers, who go and minister to those who are actively reaching out to the oppressed. Tom helps new outreach ministries with their personnel work, and offers cross cultural ministry training and missions training to those called by God to help start or support new ministries. Contact Tom at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Harvey, Board Member. Ann has long had a love for intercession and worship, and the Lord has recently given her opportunities to be involved in ministry to widows, the elderly, and the dying. She is presently pursuing certification in Aging Studies.
Pahl Davis, Board Member. Pahl is recently retired from working in the land development industry, and has his own non-profit organization which reaches out to hurting people. He is a visionary and encourager within ROM.
Dr. Chad Frisch, Board Member. Chad is a chiropractic doctor whose knowledge and passion is to see God’s healing power be manifested in the lives of his patients and friends. He particularly loves helping children and youth, mentoring and running events for children and youth who are at risk. He is also wonderful at networking and connecting different caring individuals and groups who can work together. Learn more about Chad by going to: http://www.frischfamilychiropractic.com
Scott Hilborn, Board Member. Scott pastors Banks Presbyterian Church in Marvin, NC. He’s an excellent teacher of the Bible, and even teaches Bible in the Public Schools, as well as Math. He’s a great prayer partner within ROM.
Steve Hodge, Treasurer. Steve works for Bank of America. He’s a true mathematician, which is needed within ROM, especially when given the role of Treasurer.
Todd Lowther, Secretary. Todd brings his experience to ROM. He knows much about the non-profit world, having worked in administration for Easter Seals and Directed Camps for them. His wisdom and encouragement are highly valued.
Robbie Smith, Board Member. Robbie also serves as a missions director at Banks Presbyterian Church in Marvin, North Carolina. He owns a small business and also serves on the Board of Directors for Nine Magazine and Alabaster Boxes Ministries.
Sandra Trainor, Media Director. Sandra is a graphic artist by training, and owns a website design business. Her role within ROM is to serve ministries by meeting their media needs.