Habitat For Humanity
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who served as honorary chair of Habitat's succession planning task force, said, "Jonathan Reckford is a wonderful choice to become Habitat for Humanity's new chief executive officer. His background in business will help Habitat navigate the economy and business climate, and his pastoral experiences will help him shepherd Habitat's ministry and assure it continues to share and demonstrate Jesus' teachings worldwide."
Reckford and his wife, Ashley, who is originally from Albany, Georgia, are longtime supporters of Habitat and have worked alongside Habitat partner families in building their homes. The change is a big one, Reckford said, but is a natural next step.
"I have felt an increasing passion to serve more directly in heeding Christ's call to serve the poor and forgotten," he said. "My motivation is best summed up by the desire to live out the great commandment, expressed by Micah as a call to 'act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God'" (Micah 6:8).
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