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Gleaning for the World president retires

Pastor Ronald Davidson founded the organization in 1998

CONCORD, Va. – After 19 years, Gleaning for the World's president is hanging up his hat. Pastor Ronald Davidson founded the organization back in 1998. After almost 20 years, the nonprofit has sent more than $700 million worth of aid across the world. Davidson says his ministry is not over, it's just changing focus. He wants to be out of the office and in the field doing missionary work. He also wants to help the homeless in central and southwest Virginia.

“I'm gonna be able to be to actually go back as a pastor and be a chaplin to these people and care for them. That's what I want to do. That's where I want to spend the rest of my life is the personal work,” Davidson said.

Jeane Smiley-Mason is replacing Davidson. She's been with the organization for more than a decade.