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 at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking 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.
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.
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!
Welcome to Narrow Gate Lodge
For 14 years, Narrow Gate Lodge has been providing a place where young men discover identity and purpose. The Lodge staff and family are excited to be able to open their hearts and home to qualified international students desiring to impact their communities through Kingdom businesses and discipleship. NG Exchange students will live and study alongside our other students – who are committed to an 8-month discipleship journey – as a way to better understand their faith and how to live and work in a community environment. Our 122-acre property provides a great backdrop with which to grow in relationship with God and discover more about our identity in Christ and the purposes God has for us on this earth.