First ARP Celebrates Kick-Off Event with Over $3.3 million Raised!


For Immediate Release
January 21, 2017

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Gastonia, NC – On January 21st First ARP Church held its Kick-Off Gala for their “Seeds for Eternity” Capital Campaign. The Gala was held at the Gaston Country Club with over 240 in attendance. In the Silent Phase the Advance Team received over $3,310,000 in pledge. Presenting at the Gala was Rev. Matt Kuiken, Advance Team & Steering Committee Co-Chair members, John McGill, John Conner, Walter Payne & Bill Kelly. Renowned singer, songwriter, Randy Mayfield provided the evening’s entertainment.

The goal of the “Seeds for Eternity” Campaign is to expand the churches “Deep Roots” & “Wide Reach” through the campus expansion and to better serve the local community and enhance the mission of First ARP.

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James D. Klote & Associates Campaign Director Charles DeMaio commented, “The Kick-Off Gala displayed the wonderful outpouring of support for the mission and goals of the Campaign. First ARP is blessed with tremendous leadership and a committed and compassionate membership.”
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