Together, our Heroes of the Faith have created over 620,000 small private enterprises in just 23 years, helping over 3 million out of poverty, with our Partner Evangelical Social Action Fellowship (ESAF) in India leading the way.

Our Mission

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Meet Our President

​​​​​​​Charlie Jarvis brings extensive experience from the business, nonprofit, and public administration sectors. He served as Executive Vice President of Focus on the Family. Additionally, he served as a Senior Executive in the administrations of two U.S. Presidents, a U.S. Senator, and a Fortune 100 firm.

Charlie brings a lifetime of focus on finding ways to break the cycle of poverty through applied biblical principles, such as ministries that live out Truth, faith, love, and mercy coupled with dynamic, ethical private business enterprises. He believes the proverb, "Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime." Charlie adds this: help a woman or man create a thriving fish business, and you can transform a whole community.

One of Charlie's life verses is, "He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." (Micah 6:8, NIV)

“In dealing with poverty here and around the world, welfare and foreign aid are a Band-Aid. Free enterprise is a cure....Entrepreneurship is the most sure way of development.                                                -   Bono, Georgetown University

Since 1992, Oakseed Ministries has been assisting indigenous ministries by serving abandoned children and the poor in the Developing World's largest cities, bringing the good news of Jesus in word and deed. Oakseed supports 20 ministries in 15 countries.

Join us and our partners today in fighting poverty around the world!

Our Vision

The vision for Oakseed Ministries comes from Isaiah 61:3 

"Bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor." 

Fighting Poverty

Oakseed Ministries International