WE CARE Ministries began in 1973 when the First United Methodist Church of Martin received a donation for $3,600, which was designated to be used for people and not for bricks and mortar. This donation provided the seed money for WE CARE to begin a ministry with transportation and emergency assistance. The Thrift Store followed a year later. In 1990, WE CARE expanded into an ecumenically supported ministry followed by additional growth in 2002, offering eight programs of assistance. Seven denominations participate actively in the ministry. By combining the resources of the churches within the community, WE CARE could better serve the community by assisting more people the same rather than the same people more.
Today, WE CARE has expanded with our partners to establish a strong ministry with ten programs to provide help for immediate and special needs. WE CARE programs fall into six categories: public support, family support, seasonal needs, hunger relief, educational, and spiritual growth. To date, WE CARE has assisted over 4,500 families with over $450,000 of assistance.
WE CARE Ministries is not government funded. 100% of all financial donations are used to directly assist those who come to our doors for assistance.
President: Bobby German
Vice President: Dorothy Gillon
Secretary: Marcine Cook
Treasurer: William Ofenheusle
Kylan Mann, Pastor Central Baptist Church
Randy Cooper, Pastor Martin First United Methodist Church
Mac McCaleb, Pastor Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
Keith Long, Pastor Dresden First United Methodist Church
Cathy Smith, Pastor Oak Hill United Methodist Church
Mike Sams, Pastor First Baptist Church
George Pasley, Pastor Trinity Presbyterian Church
Damien Krakowski, Pastor St. Jude
Offering the Hope of Christ beyond the Help of the Crisis.
WE CARE Ministries is an ecumenical Christ centered ministry that exists to share the love of Christ beyond the physical help of the moment. Our purpose is to draw people closer to Christ by helping to meet their basic financial needs in times of crisis or transition according to biblical directives. WE CARE becomes a link to join those who desire to use their resources to help others with those who are in need of assistance.