Don Sallow

Refuge Community Church, Ohio
Lead Church Planter
Old Brooklyn Ohio
Refuge Community Church
May 31

About My Family

Don grew up in Old Brooklyn, and Dawn grew up in Northfield, both natives of Ohio. They have been married for 16 years. They have six children ages 10, 11, 13, 14, 15 and 23. They enjoy coaching and watching their kids participate in sports, camping, going to Cedar Point and spending time together as a family. The family also enjoys doing ministry together whether it's in the home, on the streets or in their current Sending Church.

Don is a graduate of Cleveland State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration and a graduate of Liberty University with a master's degree in Christian religious education. Dawn is a stay-at-home mom who homeschools their five youngest children along with three others from another family.

About My Church Plant

Refuge Community Church is a church plant different from most typical churches. It seeks to reach those who have been cast aside by society and are on the fringes of society because of homelessness, addictions or other life situations. Our focus is to "Build Bridges from Brokeness to Restoration through Jesus Christ."

Currently the church is meeting on Friday evenings at our home with about 30 in attendance weekly. The ministry is currently reaching close to 50 weekly through hospital visits and outreach to youth, children, the homeless and the addicted.

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Please pray for a permanent location as we are reaching capacity in our 1,300 square foot house. Pray for provision of a vehicle large enough to allow us to continue to pick up the homeless, the addicted and others who are without transportation. Pray for partnering churches. Pray for the Father to send more workers into His harvest to join this mission.


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Fund ID: KLT42A-Sallow,Donald