The Georgia United Methodist Foundation’s Loan Program, funded through investments in the Certificate Program, is designed to assist Methodist churches and organizations throughout Georgia.
In 2022, 10 acres of land adjacent to Camp Glisson, a program of North Georgia Camp & Retreat Ministries (NGCRM), became available for purchase. It had been the desire of leadership for many years to acquire the land if it were offered for sale. However, it was essential to place the property under contract before it was listed. The Foundation expedited the loan process and closing, and NGCRM successfully acquired the land.
NGCRM’s loan closing was attended by, from left to right, Jim Pope, retired Foundation senior advisor to the president and director of lending, C. Russell Davis, NGCRM executive director, Mathew A. Pinson, former Foundation president and CEO, and David Belle Isle, partner of Hipes & Belle Isle.