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A Glimpse About Wild Olive Shoot Foundation


Satilla Retreat is owned by Wild Olive Shoot Foundation (WOSF). We exist to change lives through hearing God’s Word and having Christ’s love modeled in all aspects of the organization. Embedded in a variety of settings, Biblical Christian standards are upheld in all of the amenities and activities offered on the properties or any off-site activities and programs. As a religious non-profit, WOSF has the freedom to share the gospel of Christ and to create a Christ-centered culture.

Using a sustainable business model, properties are a desired retreat from the every-day rhythm of life.

Our mission is to play an active role in Christ-centered, away-from-home experiences to shape and change lives. Examples of properties and/or programs could include short-term rentals, retreats, training programs, and mission preparedness. While there are similar businesses in existence, this will provide another option that is unique to the gifting and calling of WOSF executives. Our Team will be in alignment with the WOSF Statement of Faith and passionate about the mission. We put great thought and intentionality into choosing our mission, hope, and principles.

Our hope is to establish multiple, Christ-centered, wholesome environments that

provide gospel intentionality through unique gathering spaces and selfless service.


Our principles help to keep us going in the right direction on a daily basis:

Gospel Centered | Biblically Grounded | People Focused | Service Minded | Accountability Based


​We welcome all those who will be God-honoring while on the property

Property Caretakers


WOSF Executive Director & Founder, AJ, and his wife, Christine, were both spiritually impacted by the Christian camp experience at a young age. Since then, they have spent vocational and bi-vocational energies into maximizing the Christian away-from-home experience in various settings. Their focus is on employing solid, time-tested business principles that allow the voice of the ministry to shine. Owner-minded strategies have given them the opportunity to experience the market and discover ways to be successful and react to the always changing times while keeping in mind the stewardship they have for the opportunities God has provided.

Personal experience, as well as research, shows the disproportionate impact of experiences away from home. More than twenty years of leadership in Christian camping and conference centers is the preparation for the development and senior leadership for this new endeavor. In addition, successful business ownership provides time tested principles and strategies to react to the always changing market. A Christian-based hospitality retreat is the outflow of their gifting and calling.

Caretakers at Satilla Retreat

For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen. Romans 11:36

Marsh views at Satilla Retreat
Satilla Retreat is on the Satilla River in Woodbine, GA

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Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear

fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither

can you, unless you abide in Me. John 15:4

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