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About the Building Hope 2020 Live Virtual Event

Our 3rd Annual Building Hope Dinner has now become our first ever Virtual No-Show Event! We invite you to stay home, put up your feet, and get comfortable while we bring the event to your living room right from THIS PAGE!

When our 3rd annual dinner was canceled due to social gathering restrictions, we began to pray for wisdom in planning to reschedule. With no clear information about when restrictions might lift, a new idea began forming in our minds of something boldly different during these unprecedented times. With God’s leading, we moved forward in planning with one of our generous event sponsors, Splash Omnimedia, to professionally produce a virtual No-Show Event where “your absence is requested!” Table Hosts jumped back into action inviting their virtual table guests to attend and support our ministry. 

We are now actively inviting guests to the virtual table to make a difference from the comfort and safety of their living rooms. We are increasingly mindful that the most vulnerable in our communities face the most risk during these uncertain times, and ministries like Providence Home are needing support now as much as ever. Though much of the world has come to a standstill around us, God has not paused His activity in our lives and ministry. His work continues to transform lives and build hope for those who are homeless and seeking to rebuild their lives after substance abuse or prison. Because there are no limits to the number of guests who can attend, we anticipate a broader scope to reach out into the community for greater awareness, support, and new opportunities to partner with similar ministries here in the Midlands! We hope you will join us!

When you register for “(No Cost) Tickets”, we will send you a reminder email for the event with a link to this page to join us live! Here you will find a countdown to the event 30 minutes before the event begins at 6:30pm. By providing your email address, you will only receive emails pertaining to the event, unless you have already been supporting Providence Home in some way.

Building Hope 2020 Live Virtual Event Speakers

Kelly Nash Emcee
Bill Cogdill Board Chairman, Providence Home
Travis Mcneal Executive Director, Oliver Gospel Mission
David Gentino Pastor, Columbia Presbyterian Church

About Kelly Nash

Born in Hartford Connecticut Kelly Nash spent the first half of his life in the northeast. Beginning in 1986 Kelly was a radio personality in Cleveland, New York, New Haven, Long Island and too many other markets to mention. After a 3-year career detour to work for Universal Records, Kelly decided to return to radio, and to leave NYC for the sunshine of South Carolina. Columbia has become not only the city he’s lived in the longest, but the city he hopes to never leave. He can currently be heard mornings on 97.5 WCOS and throughout the day with political commentaries on 103.5 WVOC. He is often recognized for his many TV commercials. Kelly and his wife Angela live in the Wildewood community. He serves as a greeter most Sunday mornings at GraceLife church and is active with a number of local charities.

About Bill Cogdill

Bill has been involved with Providence Home for many years. Currently serving as the Chairman of the Board, Bill brings many years of experience as Chairman of the SC. Baptist Hospital and Palmetto Health Hospitals Board.  He is possibly best known as the owner of Cogdill Carpets and has gained many accolades, including the “Order of the Palmetto,” presented by former Governor David Beasley. However, if you asked him what he would like to be known for most, it would be his involvement helping dislocated men at Providence Home and in prison. Bill is married to Kathy and has two sons, Lloyd and Gary, and five grandchildren. They attend Riverland Hills Baptist Church, where he is active in their Sunday School class.

About Travis Mcneal

Travis joined Oliver Gospel Mission as the new Executive Director five months ago and says, “In over 30 years of ministry and working in non-profit leadership, I have never been more enthusiastic, optimistic and motivated about joining the Leadership Team of Oliver Gospel Mission.”  Oliver Gospel Mission has been serving the Midlands community for 132 years, making it the oldest rescue mission in the Southeast and 6th oldest in the United States. The Mission assists those in need in our community by providing food, shelter, clothing, chapel services, and addiction recovery and employment programs.

About David Gentino

David Gentino is the church planting pastor of Columbia Presbyterian Church here in downtown Columbia.  Columbia Presbyterian Church desires, by God’s power, to make disciples who go and make disciples in a church that starts other churches.  They have seen several friends come to faith and two churches launched in the past six years.  David is married to Julie, and they have four children.  Their family got introduced to Providence Home almost 20 years ago, teaching Bible and hosting men for dinner in their newlywed single-wide trailer.  They are thrilled to be a small part of God’s big work in this special ministry.

Providence Home Staff and Board Members

Rob Settle Executive Director, Providence Home
Adele Little Development Director, Providence Home
“Papa” Henry Hennagan Board Member, Providence Home
Megan Pender Administrative Assistant, Providence Home

About Rob Settle

God has allowed Rob to have a broad spectrum of experience that makes him especially suited for his current executive director position.  Rob has his seminary degree in Theological Studies from Columbia International University, which has equipped him to serve 12 years in Christian education and 17 years in the pastorate.  He also has a Criminal Justice degree, and spent 7 years in police work.  Therefore, his background in “law” and “grace” suits him well for his current role. He and his wife, Sally, attend Hope Church, where he serves as an elder.  His genuine love for the resident men is evident in all he does.

About Adele Little

Adele Little currently serves as the Development Director of Providence Home and has worked in the non-profit community for over 13 years.  While she holds a marketing degree and has held positions in the business world, her heart’s desire is to use those experiences and education in ministry to see God transform lives through the power of Jesus Christ.  She enjoys family time with her husband, Tod, and two grown daughters and sons-in-law, and loves to combine outside adventures and family time together!  Adele and her husband attend VillageChurch in Blythewood, SC where she is involved with the Prayer Team.

About “Papa” Henry Hennagan

Henry Hennagan, affectionately known as “Papa Henry,” is someone you want praying for you.  Serving on the Board of Directors of Providence Home since 2017, he, along with his wife Mary, regularly takes the prayer requests of our men and staff to intercede. Having served in the Air Force in Electronic Airborne Navigation, he learned whether the war zone or life zone, the only way to heal broken lives is Jesus Christ. “Providence Home is the refuge where men can be reconciled with God and their lives be put back together,” he says. Papa Henry has been known to be on campus teaching men how to play chess and being a friend to our men. An ordained minister, he and Mary attend Grace Christian Church where he serves as an elder and “pointer” to Jesus.

About Megan Pender

Megan Pender is a new face around here, as she came aboard the Providence Home staff at the end of February. She currently serves the role of administrative assistant, where she aids in media, marketing, software development, and everything in between. Megan finds so much joy in getting to further the Lord’s kingdom by doing what she loves and by being able to interact and minister to the men on campus. She also runs her own videography and photography business serving weddings, seniors, and families. When not working, you can find her traveling, hiking with friends, and spending time with her second family at First College Ministry.

Building Hope Event Frequently Asked Questions

 Thank you for your donation! You can donate by credit card or debit card by clicking here or clicking the DONATE button on this event page.  If you would like to donate by check, you can mail your donation to Providence Home, P.O. Box 3188, Columbia, SC 29230.  We appreciate your investment in the men and ministry of Providence Home!

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Providence Home’s Virtual Event will start live on Thursday evening, May 21st at 6:30 pm.. It’s super easy to attend! Simply return to this page! There will be a countdown thirty minutes before the start of the live event.
If you Register for (No Cost) Tickets, we will email you a reminder with the link to this page the day of the event. If you’re not already on our email list, contact to make sure you get the notification.  

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Think of it like our Annual Dinner or one you have attended.  

  1. Create a guest list of your friends and family. Also consider out-of-town people, young couples with kids, and others who find attending a virtual event easier than a “show-up” event. 
  2. Ask if they would “stay at home” and attend our Virtual Event on Thursday evening, May 21st at 6:30 pm.  
  3.  Ask them to register at this link.  We will email them a reminder on the day of the event with a separate link to view the event. 
  4. Remind them personally of the event and thank them for “attending.” 
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Of course! Hop over from viewing on this page to our Facebook Live event at the Providence Home-Columbia page, and you can engage with us and other friends who are attending the No-Show Event!

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A benefit of the 3rd Annual Dinner going virtual is that we can reach so many more people. Help us spread the word and share the event across social media: 

On Facebook, you can share this post  and/or the Virtual Event Facebook event here. Once you are viewing the Facebook event page, 

  • Click “Share” in the upper right corner
  • You have the option to “Invite Friends” directly, share the event through a private message, or share the event as a post on your page  
  • Click on “Going” to show that you are participating 

On Instagram, you can share this post to your story. 

We will continue to post content to Providence Home’s Facebook and Instagram, so feel free to follow us and continue sharing posts. Please tag @ProvidenceHomeColumbia in your posts so we can share them, too. 

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Providence Home is a 501c(3) not-for-profit organization, and donations made in support of our work are tax-deductible. Our EIN# is 57-0618585. 

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Providence Home is a faith-based transitional home currently housing 36 men and expanding to 63 men by Summer 2020. Most men arrive at Providence Home weary from prison, jail, alcohol/drug treatment programs, homeless shelters, or other unstable environments. 

Providence Home creates a structured, supportive environment for men who would likely otherwise go back to their former living situation or rely on overextended and/or under-resourced family members or friends, placing them at high risk for relapse and even death.

Residents are not only provided with basic needs, such as three meals a day, a safe place to live, dorm-like room, clothing closet, and laundry services, they are also provided a variety of holistic services that address root causes of poverty and help them seek change to realize their personal potential. 

Holistic services, provided by staff and partners, include, but are not limited to:   

  • Case management
  • Employment assistance
  • Chapel services
  • Medical and dental care
  • Mentoring
  • 12-step program
  • Counseling
  • Trauma-based recovery curriculum
  • Bible studies
  • Fatherhood Initiative
  • Transportation
  • Legal assistance
  • Budgeting assistance

These holistic services address barriers to overcoming poverty and substance abuse disorders while helping men to reunite with their families and become financially, spiritually, emotionally, and physically stable.  

Residents are expected to find a job and to contribute $100 each week as their investment in their recovery, plus assist with cleaning tasks in the common spaces.  Their contribution is a first step in gaining financial sustainability in order to transition to independent living in the months ahead.

Although risk factors and barriers are often minimized through social and emotional relationships and programs through Providence Home, we especially believe that that no matter what a man is struggling with, the solution is always a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He is our Hope, our Comfort, and our “Way of Escape.” 

1 Corinthians 10:13  No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

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