Our Vision and Beliefs

Extollo International is a faith-based humanitarian organization dedicated to serving people and communities.

Extollo International is dedicated to educating people in all areas of the construction industry, equipping them to build/rebuild their communities, reduce unemployment, stimulate the local economy and improve their quality of life.

Our Vision

  • To build a Training Center to educate contractors, teach business management/development, and establish a trade school.
  • To encourage entrepreneurship, micro-business startups & job creation.
  • To create a trained work force with employable trade and business skills.
  • To reach out to women to take part in Extollo's training. To encourage them to seek out opportunities in business and in the construction industry.
  • We believe the Haiti project can expand to other areas of the world that have sub-standard construction.
  • We see our work expanding as we have the knowledge and connection to put together teams to design and build entire communities.
  • We deal with immediate hunger needs by supplying and distributing highly nutritious, vitamin-enriched meals to children and their families as a Kids Against Hunger satellite operation.
  • We offer Bible Class as part of our training.
  • We will assist evangelical organizations in sending mission teams (medical, educational, Bible teachers, etc.) into the field.
  • In the education process, we believe there is an opportunity to share the gospel and lead people to the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

Our Beliefs

  • We believe that Jesus Christ is the foundation in all we do.
  • We believe that we proclaim the love of Christ through our actions and deeds – and that we are called to love and care for all people.
  • We believe we serve God by serving people - including individuals, communities, and countries – both spiritually and physically. We believe we can serve God and His people through education, facilitating and training.
  • We believe orphans, widows and children are especially important to God and we strive to use our gifts and talents to help them.
  • Extollo International welcomes all people to partner with us to make a difference in the world. We are not affiliated with, or restricted to, a particular religious group, nor do we discriminate on any basis when building our structures. We are driven by our love of God and helping his people.

Sherman Balch,

Founder & CEO

On January 12, 2010, Haiti experienced a devastating earthquake. It was at that time that God started dealing with me about going to Haiti and using the gifts He had given me to help rebuild this country that had been torn apart by death and destruction. In March 2010, I traveled to Haiti with a team from Cornerstone Fellowship.


Bruce Kirkpatrick,

Director of Communications

Over the past two years of my Christian walk, I have been studying spiritual gifts and calling with a large group at my church. I have learned the distinction between natural talents and spiritual gifts and more specifically, how to call upon the Holy Spirit to guide me.