The ministry of Refuge461 is endorsed by and based in Adaton Baptist Church in Starkville, MS where Hal is the pastor.  It is also endorsed and affiliated with the Golden Triangle Baptist Association in Columbus, MS and the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board.

Refuge 461 is additionally supported by the North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention.  Hal and Lisa have been appointed as Mission Service Corps (MSC) Missionaries with the NAMB to serve as ministry directors since September 2010.  Mission Service Corps is a team of self-funded missionaries who provide their own support in an assigned ministry that supports the evangelism and church planting efforts of the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and its mission partners.  This partnership ties them with the 42,000 Southern Baptist Churches around the world.  The ministry potential that comes with this appointment is hard to comprehend! 

These partnerships are an answer to prayer and a great blessing from God.  These provide accountability, encouragement and prayer support for this much needed ministry.