About Us

Our Mission.

Narrow Gate Exchange exists to glorify God by equipping His disciples to build sustainable kingdom businesses that strengthen and transform their communities.

We are a partnership of kingdom organizations committed to serve others with ongoing discipleship and business training, resources, and relationship. We want to see communities and nations transformed with the whole gospel of Jesus Christ. We want to see emerging economies blessed and strengthened with jobs and hope.

Our strategy is to facilitate the building of sustainable businesses led by committed disciples who have a passion for the kingdom and their communities. Our initial focus is on lumber and wood product enterprises that can be built using mills provided by Wood-Mizer, wood from local timbers, and then sold to local or export markets.

We enable qualified disciples from various countries to come to the US and receive intensive training in milling lumber and making wood products that are marketable in their countries or via export.  In addition, we help  them develop basic business skills and a business plan.  NGE Students reside at Narrow Gate Lodge where they live in a loving community and receive additional spiritual development.  We are dedicated to facilitating ongoing relationship and assistance once they return to their home countries

Our Team

JEREMY WHITE – PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Our fearless leader! Jeremy joined the Narrow Gate family in April of 2018. As the program director of Narrow Gate Exchange, Jeremy’s role is to organize, structure, and facilitate the vision and curriculum of NGE. He is also active in creating partnerships with local churches as NGE continues to grow. He has been blessed with a wonderful wife, Amanda, and three sons Griffin, Rowan, and Phoenix.

HOPE SMITH – COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
Hope joined the Narrow Gate staff in June 2018. As the Communications Coordinator, she is responsible for coordinating internal and external messaging, ensuring brand consistency, and helping to tell the Narrow Gate story through digital marketing, social media, print media and video. When she isn’t working, Hope enjoys reading, playing the piano, and swing dancing. 

SAM TURNER – PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Sam joined the Narrow Gate family as a Narrow Gate Lodge student in early 2017, and then became an intern in late 2017. After his internship, we asked Sam to come on full-time to work for NGE in 2018. Sam’s role focuses on teaching the Exchange students the proper use and maintenance of their Wood-Mizer sawmills. Sam is a native of Nashville, loves all things woodworking, and has a knack for finding the best BBQ anywhere he goes! 

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