Pillar Ministries currently has 22 congregations in Liberia, with individual church membership ranging anywhere from 15 to 65 people.
Pillar Missions is committed to providing quality Christian education for the children of Liberia. Liberia’s children are essential to the continued recovery and rebuilding of the nation, as they are the country’s next generation of leaders. We believe that quality Christian schools will produce quality Christian leaders with a passion for impacting their communities, and in turn their country, with the life-changing love and freedom available in Christ.
Pillar Ministries operates schools in three locations within Liberia: Buchanan and the Po River Beach area. The school in Buchanan consists of both an elementary school and a high school, with a combined total of about 240 students. The Po River school has about 90 students, from kindergarten up through 9th grade.
In recent years, the school in Buchanan has experienced a tremendous growth in its student body, and the current elementary school building is no longer adequate to support the school. Plans are underway to build a new elementary school. To learn more about this project, please see the Project Buchanan section.
The first Pillar Ministries church in Liberia was established in the 1950’s in the Po River Beach area by John Potee, a native Liberian. By 1963, the church had spread to several other locations within the country. Throughout the 1960’s Pillar Ministries sent various missionaries from both England and the US to assist in the work being done in Liberia.
Due to the political unrest and eventual breakout of war in Liberia in the 1980’s and 1990’s, Pillar Ministries missionaries found it necessary to leave the country for their own safety. As with most of the country, during this time of war many Pillar Ministries congregations were ransacked by rebels and partially destroyed. Equipment such as cars, boats, tools and power generators were either stolen or destroyed.
Currently, Liberia is in the process of recovering from almost two decades of destruction, violence and upheaval that left homes, lives and families shattered. Pillar Ministries churches and schools are once again operating; seeking to provide the people of Liberia with the love, freedom and hope found only in Jesus Christ.