Greenville-based Miracle Hill Ministries appointed Dr. Bryce Norton to replace 30-year President and CEO Reid Lehman, effective Oct. 19 this year.
A St. Petersburg, Fla., native, Norton will lead Miracle Hill’s nine facilities and its transitional housing locations in Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee and Pickens counties, as well as foster families in eight Upstate counties, family support programs and eight thrift stores.
“Through the years I have enjoyed mobilizing God’s people to serve in food pantries, homeless shelters, local public schools, summer outreach programs and efforts focused on children in need overseas,” says Norton. “Miracle Hill has robust and effective staff and volunteers and partnerships – all focused on those with the greatest needs. I’m looking forward to joining this effective team serving the SC Upstate.”
Norton will replace longtime Miracle Hill President and CEO Lehman, who will continue to help Miracle Hill on a reduced schedule and help with special projects, resource development and strengthening similar ministries in the state and the region.
“Although I’m not the founder, I’ve been closely connected for 50 years and this ministry has my heart,” said Lehman in a news release. “The Board has used a careful, extensive search process to make a wise choice – a choice that I fully support.”
Norton earned a B.A. in accounting from Furman University in 1993, and holds a Masters in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctorate in Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary. He spent 11 years in ministry as an executive leader, most recently as the executive pastor for Peachtree Corners Baptist Church near Atlanta.
Founded in 1937, Miracle Hill today serves an average of 560 homeless children and adults every day in Greenville, Pickets, Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties, offering housing, clothes, food and counseling.