Our Story

We invest in people, not projects, to help Christian leaders build a better future. Future leaders with real life skills and education investing in their own future.

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Our History

how it started

Haiti Children Project which has now grown to Next Generation Ministries has a rich history of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and serving marginalized people. The founder, Wade McGuinn, has been a short-term missioner for many years. Wade used his construction expertise and financial resources to serve as a short-term disaster relief missioner.

In 2003 while on a construction mission team in Jeremie, Haiti, he discovered a small group of orphaned children living in deplorable conditions with a single young man serving as the caregiver. After coming alongside and helping physically and financially over the years, Haiti Children Project was formed. The ministry built an orphanage that enriched and changed the lives of 40 children who otherwise were abandoned and had no hope or future. As nearly 20 years have passed, the ministry has been blessed to become much more here at home and in Haiti.

Meet Our Team

the ones who started it all

Wade McGuinn


In 2003, Wade McGuinn, who is the owner of McGuinn Homes, a construction management company in Lexington, South Carolina, embarked on a mission trip to Jeremie, Haiti with the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission. While on this trip, he discovered the biggest challenge of his life – the poverty was the worst he had ever witnessed. Wade had been on many overseas mission trips, to Cuba, Honduras, Vietnam, and Mexico but none of these trips compared to what he experienced in Haiti. This trip would start his life’s work, “to take care of the least of these”.

Janet McGuinn

Co-Founder and Board Member

Janet took her first trip to Haiti in April 2007 and felt called to help orphaned children. She served hand-in-hand with Wade as they became parents to children without parental support. Janet spent years managing the business side of the nonprofit and building relationships with students. She has taken many trips to Haiti. Now, she serves as student mentor and advisor to current staff. She is also an active board member. Our students love Mother Janet and ask about her often.

The Future

we are committed

The future is bright for Next Generation Ministries. We will continue to partner with additional, like-minded nonprofits as funding allows. We will multiply everything we do through wise investment for Kingdom Outcome.

Ready to make a difference?

Our goal is to be a beacon of hope and prosperity to the marginalized persons in many countries. If you feel like donating to the mission we encourage you to do so and are immensely grateful for your support.

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