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Volunteer Ministry Opportunities

IF YOU OR YOUR CHURCH GROUP WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER FOR AMI PLEASE CONTACT:  Barry or Judy Leonard at or by calling 606 - 273 - 4835 or 606 - 344 - 2173.  You can also email Judy Leonard at  Someone will contact you by return email or phone call if you leave a phone #.  Thanks and God Bless YOU!

Welcome to AMI - Appalachian Mission Initiative, Inc.

AMI – Appalachian Mission Initiative, Inc. is a Christian Not-for-Profit Ministry.  AMI partners with volunteers, churches and other nonprofits to bless “the least of these” - the poor and the poor in spirit - in Appalachian America. Through our five equipping ministries (see our “About” page on this site) we seek to empower, equip, and enable individuals and families to help themselves.  AMI serves the Church by developing equipping partnerships designed to make disciples through servant ministry in the marketplace.  Our purpose and mission are informed and challenged by the life, teachings, and redemption of Jesus Christ. 

Specifically, AMI works to fulfill the three great teachings of the life and ministry of Jesus:

The “great commandment” - to love God and our neighbors as ourselves  (Matthew 22:36–40)
The “great reward” - given by King Jesus for service to “the least of these”  (Matthew 25:31–40)
The “great commission” - to go and make disciples of Jesus Christ”  (Matthew 28:18–20)