Our Partner for missions to North America is the North American Mission Board. NAMB works with churches, associations and state conventions in mobilizing South Baptists as a missional force to impact North America with the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism and church planting. South Park contributes with an annual offering. Matthew & Heather Bond, Ekklesia Church South Park partners with a church plant in Sidney, British Columbia, known as Ekklesia (the Greek word for church). Through prayer, mission trips, and financial contributions, South Park helps to support Ekklesia as they share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the people of Sidney. Matthew and Heather are Southern Baptist, North American Mission Board endorsed church planters. Matthew is the Lead Pastor/Church Planter for Ekklesia. Matthew, Heather, Ethan and Joseph Bond moved to Sidney, British Columbia, Canada on Vancouver Island from Fort Worth, Texas. Originally from East Tennessee, the Bond family spent four years prior to moving to Canada at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where Matthew earned a Master of Divinity degree. Their heart and passion is to love the Lord their God with all their hearts, souls, minds and strength, and to love others in the name of Jesus. Click to read a new message from Matthew Bond.