Capital Campaigns

I have worked under contract with Ekkelsia Essentials out of Florida in leading 20+ capital campaigns in churches of all sizes (100-2,000+) in raising more than 20 million dollars.


Emmmanuel Community Church

I am writing to recommend Dr. Larry Cheek to assist you in your Capital Campaign. It has been my privilege to know Dr. Cheek for the last 14 years.

The most critical element to the entire process was Larry’s guidance in framing this campaign in such a way that God was glorified. Without personal knowledge of a Capital Campaign, it was essential for our ministry to have a professional consultant that we could trust. It laid the foundation to our very successful campaign. The process that Larry utilized involved his ability to critically review our team leaders and to systematically organize and develop an approach that was not only the best practice but was also detailed and specific to our local needs. The Capital Campaign, although unfamiliar to our people, was very well received. 

I fully recommend Dr. Larry Cheek without reservation or hesitation to any ministry seeking to develop a spiritual Capital Campaign to meet their financial goals.

Dr. Eric Suddith, Senior Pastor
Emmanuel Community Church
Conyers, Ga


Church on the Hill

I currently serve as the Senior Pastor of the Church on the Hill in Jefferson, Georgia. We moved to our new campus in April of 2022 by utilizing modular units as our church building. We are currently constructing our first building on our campus. We chose to use Ekklesia Essentials with Dr. Larry Cheek, as our coach. Larry is a “pastor’s coach.” He walked alongside me and our leadership team to provide structure and encouragement through our process. Yet, he was able to adapt the program to fit our church family, our church history, and our culture. He did not try to force our church to fit the mold of the program. Instead, he worked to have the program morph to meet the needs of our particular situation.

Ekklesia Essentials walked the Church on the Hill through a spiritual experience, not a fund-raising effort. We did not pressure anyone or single anyone out. Rather we encouraged everyone who calls Church on the Hill home to seek the Lord and allow the Holy Spirit to guide each family to what He wanted them to commit to our Growing the Hill effort. 

I would highly recommend using Larry Cheek and the Ekklesia Essentials process. If you have a special need for funding ministry or building, prayerfully consider Ekklesia Essentials to help you through that process. They are affordable, Christ-centered, revival-minded, and flexible for your context. I am so glad that God led us to use Ekklesia Essentials and Larry Cheek to walk with us through our capital campaign process. 

Dr. Jeff Perkins
Senior Pastor
Church on the Hill
Jefferson GA   


First Baptist Leesburg, Florida

It has been a  privilege and honor to know Dr. Larry Cheek for the last 25 years. He is absolutely one the most influential Christian leaders I have ever known. Few men in his position have ever raised as much money for the cause of Christ and His Church, having raised over $20 million dollars, and helping to start over 100 churches over the years. I assure you that if you work with this man, you will be blessed beyond your wildest imagination!

Dr. Charles Roesel
Pastor Emeritus
FB Leesburg, FL