Dan & Kathy

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In 2014, a partnership was formed between Mid-Atlantic Christian University and Maritime Ministries: Maritime Ministries gained an operating base, and MACU gained a missions organization operating from its campus. Elizabeth City is well known as the “Harbor of Hospitality,” strategically located on the Dismal Swamp Canal section of the Intra Coastal Waterway. Each spring and fall, hundreds of boaters transit this section of the waterway, stopping in Elizabeth City where Dan and Kathy, supported by Paloma, and Maritime’s flagship vessel, Selah, meet cruisers’ needs with simple things like free dockage at the campus docks, a trip to the grocery store, marine hardware or laundromat and oftentimes a warm shower. Dan and Kathy travel regularly on Maritime Ministries’ boats to local ports and river-front communities in the coastal waters of NC and VA, building friendships, serving people, and sharing Christ. The Smiths also serve local churches and MACU by facilitating mission trips and discipleship sails aboard Selah and other Maritime Ministries vessels. Dan is leading the mission’s development of our outreach to the Port of Virginia.

In 2014, a partnership was formed between Mid-Atlantic Christian University and Maritime Ministries: Maritime Ministries gained an operating base, and MACU gained a missions organization operating from its campus. Elizabeth City is well known as the “Harbor of Hospitality,” strategically located on the Dismal Swamp Canal section of the Intra Coastal Waterway. Each spring and fall, hundreds of boaters transit this section of the waterway, stopping in Elizabeth City where Dan and Kathy, supported by Paloma, and Maritime’s flagship vessel, Selah, meet cruisers’ needs with simple things like free dockage at the campus docks, a trip to the grocery store, marine hardware or laundromat and oftentimes a warm shower. Dan and Kathy travel regularly on Maritime Ministries’ boats to local ports and river-front communities in the coastal waters of NC and VA, building friendships, serving people, and sharing Christ. The Smiths also serve local churches and MACU by facilitating mission trips and discipleship sails aboard Selah and other Maritime Ministries vessels. Dan is leading the mission’s development of our outreach to the Port of Virginia.