Bishop and Lady McLaughlin
Welcome to The Potter’s House-Dayton International Ministries website. We are honored to share with you this fantastic voyage that the Lord has placed us aboard. His Mercy, His Grace, and His Love are so phenomenal, as we “Occupy” until His glorious return!
There is a great elation within our network about what the Lord has done, is doing, and has promised. This site is an opportunity for us to share with you the exciting and strategic things that He is executing through us in order to fortify His Kingdom influence in the earth. We, as Warrior Priests, have been equipped and empowered to show forth his glory…”Thy will be done…” Hallelujah!
15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
“Arming trained servants with the weapons of our warfare, for the purpose of a lifestyle of kingdom excellence, kingdom power, and kingdom service. We, living as the true church, avail ourselves to almighty God to be global agents for spiritual and economic empowerment for the disadvantaged. We are the light in darkness, and the vehicle of hope for the brokenhearted. We are His church!!!”
“Victorious soldiers compelled by love and established by faith in Jesus the Christ. Living triumphantly as examples to a downtrodden society. Looking earnestly for the opportunity to be a witness of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. Also, we deliver ourselves over to the great global commission of Christ, and we sanctify ourselves vessels of honor, meet for the master’s use; prepared to fight the good fight of faith, determined to finish our course, willingly and obediently marching, as more than conquerors, to fulfill destiny.”
To ensure economic empowerment within the communities in which we serve. To bring hope of increase and success through models of housing and business opportunities.
Chief Executive Officer
Mark C. McGuire, Sr.
The St. Paul Global, now The Potter’s House – Dayton, Economic Development Corporation is a state of Ohio charted non-profit community development corporation with section 905 status. The St. Paul Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit entity, currently operating under the umbrella of the St. Paul Baptist Church of Dayton, Ohio, Inc., the non-profit tax exempt parent organization. The St. Paul Global Economic Development Corporation was formed for the purpose of improving the quality of life for low to moderate income community residents. The goal is to help people transition from dependency to self-sufficiency. St. Paul Global E.D.C. works to benefit the residents of Dayton through housing, education, and organization sponsored programs that address social and economic needs. The organization has served the community for over 24 months by providing single family housing to low to moderate income residents in the Dayton area. St. Paul Global E.D.C. empowers low-income residents by providing financial management seminars focused on getting out of debt, credit counseling, saving for the future, and home buying. The major activity of the organization is to undertake carious affordable housing activities including acquisition, rehabilitation, and new construction. In addition, the organization will focus on the critical housing needs of the following groups: low to moderate income families, families with physically or mentally disabled members, independent living for senior citizens, and single person heads of households. Anticipated housing development will include transitional, senior, market rate units.
The activities will be within the City of Dayton, primarily in the inner west, northwest, and southeast priority boards. This organization will address affordable housing needs at the local level, and create partnerships among federal, state and local governments and those in the for-profit sectors, but most importantly, it will support our efforts to reduce the amount of poverty by expanding affordable housing choices in non-poverty areas.
This organization is in the acquisition stage of the housing rehabilitation and development process. The target area for development is located in west Dayton, between Third St. (north boundary line), Nicholas Rd. (south boundary line), Edwin C. Moses Blvd. (east boundary line), and Gettysburg Ave. (west boundary line). The radius of the area is approximately four mile, and is in need of economic development containing low to moderate income residents living in apartments, small ranches and bungalow type homes. Many homes in the area have been abandoned and many are on the market for sale. Transient population is quite high. In addition, located within this radius is Burkham Park, a Montgomery county Parks and Recreation owned and operated entity. St. Paul, now The Potter’s House – Dayton, envisions developing with new affordable low to moderate income housing, child care facilities for area residents, housing for displaced youth and transitional housing.
10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.
12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.