Bring hope and change lives.
One building at a time.
We’re on a mission to finish what was started.
Where to Find Us
In 2004, a group of men from a church in Charlotte, NC, went to Barbados on a construction mission trip. They spent seven days working on a 12,000 ft2 building that had been in some phase of construction for 12 years.
After additional trips and much progress, founder Joel Davis felt called to start a ministry that focused on completing unfinished projects in a timely manner. Finish the Wall was born and later returned to Barbados with 39 people from 9 churches to finish the original project together. Since that time, Finish the Wall has completed many more projects, finishing an average of one building project per year.
For each project, we send 4 separate teams of volunteers to serve one week each. The weeks are scheduled back-to-back, and each team picks up right where the prior week’s team left off until the project is completed.
We use volunteers of all skill levels. Not sure you have enough skill to be helpful? Don’t worry. We can turn anyone into a construction helper for a week. If you can hold a broom or a paint brush, we have a job for you!
Finish the Wall provides a project coordinator who remains onsite for the duration of the project. The coordinator works closely with the local partnering organization, educating and equipping the pastor or community leader with relevant construction and maintenance information.
We source materials in-country, & we hire local laborers to work alongside our volunteers. Our projects are not branded as Finish the Wall buildings. These buildings belong to the local church and community, and we work hard to preserve and honor their ownership throughout the process.
We take on projects that are already in some phase of construction and are within a scope that we can complete within a reasonable time. We focus our efforts in Central and South America and the Caribbean; we have finished construction projects in countries including Trinidad and Tobago, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Barbados.