The History of Fishin’ for a Mission

In 2005, several people at St. Andrew’s Church who had traveled to developing countries came together to discuss their recent trips. They all sensed the same longing to share their stories with their neighbors. Out of their desire to tell about what God was doing around the world, the Fishin’ for a Mission tournament was born.

Every year, St. Andrew’s hosts a Fishing Tournament along with a Banquet and Auction which benefit our International Missions Partners. All of the money raised goes overseas; the administrative costs of the event are borne by the church.

The Work of Fishin’ for a Mission

Over $1 million dollars has been raised by Fishin’ for a Mission (F4M) since its inception. The money raised by F4M has been used to:

  • Build and support a school serving over 300 students in Brewerville, Liberia. The children at the school were born in a refugee camp established by the United Nations in the town of Brewerville as a result of the Liberian civil war. We currently have two long-term missionaries, Sonny and Shawn DuPre, in Liberia working at our school.
  • Build homes and schools in Honduras for orphans and provided various types of training to children coming from the streets.
  • Partner with Samaritan’s Purse, Water Mission and other NGO (non governmental organizations) in West Africa to combat the Ebola virus.
  • Partner with Water Mission to bring safe drinking water to people in developing countries, countries hit with natural disasters, and countries affected by war and civil unrest.
  • Help fund, in Rwanda, a primary school, a medical clinic, a water treatment plant, and a small-scale hydroelectric dam.
  • Help build a guest house and conference center in Burundi which will help fund additional work in that country as well as provide jobs for the local population.
  • Partner with OneWorld Health in Uganda, to begin a ministry there that included building 4 medical clinics in Uganda, in the middle of a region inundated with both IDPs and refugees from South Sudan. Also established 7 medical clinics and 1 mobile clinic in Nicaragua.
  • Partner with OneWorld Health to continue to expand their mission of providing quality, affordable, sustainable health care to people in developing countries.

Fishin’ for a Mission Events

2022 Sponsors


  • Clawson and Stabues
  • R.L. Morrison & Sons, Inc.
  • Gordon and Carol Manning
  • Rennie and Bill Maddux
  • Bennett and Rachel Barry
  • Ed Griffin
  • Harold Jervey
  • Mikell and Beth Murray
  • Ron Banks


  • East Cooper Auto Pros
  • Keith and Beth Tobboel
  • Ace Hardware


  • George and Betty Debram
  • The Rev’d Richard Bilas
  • Dr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson
  • Mary Graham
  • Clarke Design Group
  • Travis and Lisa McCaskill
  • Jeanne Powers and Don Coker
  • Frank Bryant Family
  • Grady and Marilyn Hendrix

Friend of Fishin’

  • Shellie and Mitch Bohannon
  • Lesense Family
  • Mac and Johnny Langley
  • Mary Molony – Carolina One Real Estate
  • Priscilla Scoggin
  • Harry Johnston
  • Fred Pollard
  • William and Rosemary Hand
  • Misty and Albert Heyward
  • Randall and Nancy Swan
  • The Avery Company, Inc
  • Henry Futch Family
  • Jimmy and Penny Bagwell
  • Jimmy and Kathy Plair
  • Milon and Lou Smith
  • Dorothy and Chip McEniry
  • Kathy Roberts & Lisa and Jason Cartin