Under the banner "Caleb Ministries," 11HCI is serving the local Rochester, NY community. We work with a network of churches to impact our city for God.
11HCI is committed to the great commission, to "go and reach all nations." We help train and mobilize churches for international short-term mission trips.
At the core of our ministry is the service we provide to missionaries and their families. We provide mentorship, counseling, and strategic support for missionaries in need.
In the late 1980’s, while serving as a missionary in West Africa, Gary Ham began to preach a series of messages about the unique call of God which was upon people groups and nations from the emerging two-thirds world. The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard, from Matthew chapter 20, served as the primary text for these messages.
The Eleventh Hour Christian Initiatives Inc. began in 2008 as missions church service agency. In keeping with the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard, EHCI is committed to recruiting, equipping, and sending 11th hour Christian workers into fields of service, locally, nationally, and globally. In 2009, the book, It’s the 11th Hour, was published to further promote the message and the ministry which was started.
In 2009, EHCI launched Caleb Ministries, a home-based missions outreach. This began when a small group of believers from different local churches came together with a shared burden to evangelize the lost and disciple new believers who live in high-need, high-poverty, and high-risk areas within the city of Rochester, New York.
We are living in days that more and more Bible teachers and leaders in the church are characterizing as the end times or the eleventh hour. The Bible encourages Christians to discern the times that we are living in, and in light of dramatic occurrences in the economic, social, political, and spiritual arenas of world affairs we are seeing the fulfillment of end-time Bible prophecy.
11HCI is supported by a board that brings Godly council and supports the ministry. 11HCI follows strict guidelines outlined for nonprofit ministries with full transparent accountability.