Mark and Jennifer Gragg

Calvary Baptist Church, North Carolina
Evangelism Catalyst
Winston-Salem North Carolina
Calvary Baptist Church
September 15

About My Family

Jennifer and I were high school sweethearts and married in 1993. The oldest two of our four children were instrumental in getting us involved in refugee ministry, specifically the Karenni refugee children from Burma who came to Winston-Salem in 2009. We learned they were congregated at two apartment complexes nearby. We went to the playground of one of the complexes, and the children came out to play. Their families invited us into their homes, and we built the most amazing relationships. We are passionate about living life intentionally together with our refugee friends. We involve our family so our children will share God’s heart for the nations. Our lives have been forever changed by meeting just one of the many people groups from all over the world whom God loves dearly and sent His Son to reclaim and redeem.

About My Ministry

While on a missions trip in 2015 with our beloved Karenni friends, ministering together to refugees in Iowa, God called us to do this type of work full time. We love to share God’s Word together as we both help our friends and are helped by them in return. Working with refugees has taught us so much about faith and love. We wanted to join God where He was already working so clearly in our hearts and in this community, and we began dreaming of possibilities.
As North American Mission Board missionaries, our current assignment is in Winston-Salem, N.C., working with hundreds of Karenni refugees from Burma. We also hope to use our passion, resources and experience to catalyze other people in evangelizing the many other international people in our city. We are so thankful to be following God on this exciting journey.

Support Mark and Jennifer Gragg

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Please pray for us as we transition into our new roles as evangelism catalysts with the North American Mission Board. Our passion is to involve our family, our friends and our church in intentional relationships with refugees and other internationals who need Christ. We need God’s wisdom as we learn how to share the gospel and make disciples most effectively. We also are beginning to raise financial support.


Long-term relationships and friendships open doors to speak the gospel message. We would love to have believers regularly sitting in the homes of internationals, eating and talking, and sharing life together. This could look differently for everyone, but would involve using a person’s gifts, talents, interests, time and family intentionally to connect with people of other cultures.
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