Elijah’s Harbor was birthed in 2009. The Jackson’s had sold their business called EcoQuest International. Mike and Nata found themselves texting each other in the 22,000 square foot mansion designed to host Company events. Five guest properties were rarely used now and it was time to transition into the purpose God had planned for The Harbor.
One of the first things needing to be done was to find a professional manager to run things. This could only be accomplished with God’s hand moving. Joe and Pati Gatas were anchored in New Jersey. This seasoned business couple had a rich history of success in the restaurant industry having owned and overseen over 50 establishments. But, God had different plans! Joe and Pati’s pastor, Georgle Riddel was a guest at The Harbor and heard of the plans to transition from an owner-run retreat to professional management. Reluctantly, Pastor Riddel told the Gatas’s about The Harbor. Reluctant because Joe and Pati were key members of Open Bible Church in New Jersey.
In just weeks a trip to Greeneville, Tennessee was planned and team Gatas was on their way to a move of a lifetime. God found new owners for their custom built dream home and ties were cut from New Jersey.
A new start and so much to do
Joe and Pati have been at The Harbor for five and one half months now. They have instituted a full bed and breakfast program, a five star dinner plan, ice cream socials and movie night, campfires, ATV trail riding tours, fishing expeditions, Christian Pool parties, game night and much much more.
The swimming pools have been updated to the best and latest standards thanks to Signature Pools and CEO Craig Sikkelee in Greenville, South Carolina. Craig’s generous contribution has created hours and days of fun and relaxation for countless families this summer. Thank you Craig!
Each house has been updated, including a sauna, hot tub and pool table in the Alexander House. A hot tub is being installed at The White House and a new guest home called The Pinnacle House is now online. The Mountainview House has been completely remodeled too!
A great winter program of retreats and Holiday getaways is underway and the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2016 is booking briskly. Call Joe at 856-465-7650 today to find out how you can enjoy The Harbor at 50% reduced cost for ministry!