The Guest Lodge and Training Facility are for ministry activities only
(e.g. church retreat, gospel camp, training, etc.)

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Our History:

In 1874, young Presbyterian missionary Charles Leaman embarked from here to China. He worked diligently, sowed with tears, and then rested in the Lord over on the mission field.


In 1906, Christiana Tsai, daughter of Jiang-Su’s Governor, was converted to the Lord. She joined Charles Leaman’s daughter Mary to proclaim the gospel in many places. Later she contracted an eye disease that kept her comfortable only by staying in a dark room. Even so, she influenced countless brothers and sisters’ lives. In 1966, Sister Mary and Sister Tsai donated a portion of the Leaman family’s farm estate to the newly formed Ambassadors for Christ (AFC) organization for their use. Since then AFC has been ministering over a half century among Chinese intellectuals living in North America.

Here, in Paradise, PA, from which Charles Leaman embarked, was the place where Sister Christiana Tsai ministered, with her “dark room as her mission field, and her bed as her pulpit.” Now this location has been the headquarters for training and administrative offices for AFC to “Reach this generation of Chinese intellectuals for Christ” during the past 50 years.

Training room: Joy

72 people with desks

Chapel: Praise

80-90 people

AFC Great Commission Training Center has an area of 13,600 square feet and has a capacity of 200 people in the main hall, as well as a dining area, a kitchen, some conference-rooms, open-style reception areas, spacious restrooms, modern audio-visual technology and cable equipment. The Training Center is suitable for training events, getaways, and retreats for less than 200 people. It can also be used as your personal quiet-time space for regaining strength from God. 

Dining room: Hope / Faith

36 people - 30-40 people if used for meeting/training



Facility Policy
Please contact the Facility coordinator to confirm the availability, before making Reservation. For more info please contact: 

AFC Facility
21 Ambassador Drive
Paradise, PA 17562
717-606-6371 (c)
717-687-8564 ext. 0 (office)

Things To Do:

In this area, the worldwide renown biblical theater Sight & Sound creates stunning productions of Biblical events that make the Bible come to life. In the neighborhood, you will also be close to the unique Amish community and landscape as well.

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