Gatton Honored for Board Service

Charles Gatton was honored at a Zambia Mission Fund (ZMF) benefit dinner on March 29 in his hometown of Gainesville, Florida. Gatton served as a member of the Zambia Mission Fund board for 35 years. ZMF board member James Crowder presented Gatton with a commemorative plaque and recognized his dedication, noting that during his years of service Gatton had driven more than 140,000 miles to attend board meetings.

Guests at the dinner were challenged to honor the legacy of Gatton’s faithful service by donating to fund food relief efforts.


Zambia Mission Fund oversees the work of Namwianga Mission, a 6,000-acre center for education, evangelism, and humanitarian aid in the Southern Province of Zambia.  Namwianga is home to George Benson Christian College of Education, Namwianga Christian Secondary School, Namwianga Zonal Health Center, Namwianga Christian Radio, Zambia Medical Mission, and The Haven In-Home Orphan Care. Zambia Mission and Namwianga are affiliated with the Churches of Christ.