“You may never travel overseas, but you can be involved in mobilizing people for missions,” Dimbath said. He and his wife, Christi, have worked at Lifeline for over 12 years. Christi is the director of overseas mission trips.
Two of Lifeline’s volunteers, Mark and Lisa Ramsey, were thrilled to be part of the ribbon cutting. They served at a meal prep event at Crossroads Church on a Wednesday night in 2021 and met Gregory. Lisa said, “God has clearly brought us together. We think the same way and do things the same way. She and Mark were looking for something to get involved in during their pre-retirement years.
C3 Forest Products created the live edge wood and metal sign at the main entrance for LIFE and the metal signs inside the building for their market and meal packing area. C3 owner Daniel Wayne and his wife Jessica befriended Hollie and Charles Gregory at church. Their two sons, Austin and Jordan, began working with C3 in 2020. Daniel said, “C3 is always looking for ways to contribute to local ministries. Jessica also volunteers for Lifeline.
George “Jock” Liles, one of the owners of Gibson Mill, attended the ceremony. He participated in Lifeline’s leasing process and helped them stick to their budget. The building is one of the former facilities of Cannon Mills and Liles, along with two other partners, purchased the facility in 2004 for their commercial and office needs. They began renting out the additional spaces to other businesses, including keyman suites that include 20 offices, Cabarrus Brewery, City Club, Depot Antique Mall, New Market and others.