OUR MISSION

Homes for Homes is a non-profit organization that funds the housing needs of the poor and oppressed in impoverished countries. The core value of our ministry comes from James 1:27 which challenges us to care for widows and orphans in their distress.  By providing a home, we are working to preserve families and transform communities.

The board of directors is also comprised of primarily of individuals that are connected to the housing industry.  Together, we are working to mobilize the real estate community to give a portion from every Home sale transaction for these Homes in impoverished countries. This is the heart of our ministry.  But that is just the beginning - if you've been blessed with a roof over your head, you can help us pay it forward and provide housing for these families in need.  

Meet our Board:

Jonathan Harris:  Jonathan is the founder of Scout Properties, a Nashville real estate company.  He graduated from Union University with a degree in Entrepreneurship, and is a constant learner.  He is married to Karen, and they both have a passion for travel.  Jonathan uses his personal and professional influence to help families in need, and he is one of the co-founders of Homes for Homes.  

Al Manuel:  Al is the Sr. Director of Regional Sales for the TharpeRobbins Company, providing total rewards and recognition programs for over 25 years.  He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and a former board member of HEAL Ministries.  Al and his wife Renee have been married for 34 years, and they have 5 children.  Al is a passionate about his faith and his family.

Mike Smalling:  Mike is a mortgage loan specialist with F & M Bank and co-founder of Homes for Homes.  He has a finance degree from Belmont University and a Master's in business administration from Middle Tennessee State University.  He's lived in Middle Tennessee all of his life, serving on numerous community advisory boards.  Mike and his wife Michelle have been married for 25 years, and they have 5 children.   Mike's travels to other countries and cultures has developed a deep desire within him to help families.

Paula Charles has been working in the housing industry for over 25 years, starting her work in the marketing department for a Nashville, Tennessee-based home-building company. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, she continued her work with MarketGraphics, a leader in the new home market research industry.  Currently serving as president of the company, Paula is a strong leader with a great heart for helping others.  

Josh Terry is a partner at Tennessee Title Services, LLC and Raymond Preston & Reed Insurance, LLC. He's a graduate of Lipscomb University and has lived in Middle Tennessee for nearly 20 years.  Josh is marrie to Mandi, and they have 3 children.  Josh has a passion for missions both locally and abroad.