Christ Central is committed to researching the root cause of poverty among people in local communities across America and around the world.
We seek to be a resource to Government, Commerce, Education, Church, and Individuals, offering a godly response to the needs of people, in order to reestablish Hope in the hearts of those in communities we serve.
God has ordained and gifted people to have a heart of compassion to recognize need. Our mission is to find those people, train them, then support them in an effort to meet the need that is in their heart to accomplish.
ABOUT CHRIST CENTRAL
In August 1992, members of various area congregations began meeting at a local church in downtown Columbia, South Carolina, to seek God's will for their city. Two years later, in June 1994, a homeless man came to the event and asked for food. His request was met, more homeless people started coming for the same reason, a great need was recognized, and the challenge was accepted. The effort was named Inner City Ministry. It soon outgrew the gymnasium that was originally offered, and on May 18, 1997 Inner City Ministry became Christ Central Ministries.
Today, Christ Central has grown to include mission stations across South Carolina, Hope Plaza on Main Street, Columbia, a Wilderness Camp, a Missions College, a free medical center, the largest Veteran Center in South Carolina, addiction housing facilities, a children’s home, women and men’s transitional facilities, resource and solutions centers, food banks, thrift stores, free GED programs, and many other mission outreaches serving various needs in communities across South Carolina. Because Christ Central Ministries and Institute are interdenominational, we strive to work with any church who recognizes a need in its community, and help to create a godly response.