Evangelism and discipleship are at the heart of our vision “Making Disciples to Impact our World”. The ministry is blessed to have an army of Community Chaplains, close to 100 in numbers. They are chaplains and counselors in hospitals, prisons and military stations across New York in 30 different city agencies and institutions. This is separate from partnerships that we are building with a collation of community and government leaders (i.e., Brookdale Hospital, police units, and Habitat for Humanity). We also have a dedicated group of children ministers and street evangelists that travel throughout the city to share the love of God on the ministry truck and at the prayer station.
While we minister to the spiritual needs we provide for the temporal man through a variety of services offered by the Hope Center Development Corporation. We have a soup kitchen and food pantry that fed over 65,000 people last year. We offer computer classes, GED classes, ESL classes, Health Fairs and Family Life programs. These services are complimented by Gayle Academy for Children where we strive to provide a Godly education for children ages 2-6 years old.
However, in a city that represents almost 19 million souls we have not scratched the surface. We need to expand capacity through larger facilities for the Urban Ministry Center is needed in New York to reach souls and provide 24/7 outreach, 365 days each year.
Due to God’s amazing favor, we are in the process of entering into a contract for properties that will allow us to expand the vision and widen our impact in the city. Our expansion initiatives will also include a reentry program through a partnership with the Department of Parole for transitional housing for formerly incarcerated persons. This is all equal to a one-time opportunity to make a profound impact in reaching the lost. So, we are now challenged to reach the increased goal of $12.9 million.
We need your help. Select your preferred gift amount to make a contribution and be a part of our movement to impact our world.
Thank you for your support. Please continue to pray and recruit others to join this great venture.