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St. John’s Baptist Church is a church on mission to the wounded, hungry, homeless and impoverished which includes all those who are physically and spiritually in need.  SJBC affirms Emil Brunner’s observation that "The Church exists by mission, just as a fire exists by burning.”  We strongly encourage members of our church family to experience the blessings, joys, and challenges of being part of an active Servant Community.  There are always meals to be served, overnight shelters that need to be staffed, children to be tutored, food pantries to be stocked, refugees to be helped, and other opportunities to do the work God leads us to do.  Our commitment is reflected in many ongoing ministries both in the Charlotte community and beyond.  The following reflects some of the mission involvement of the SJBC community of faith:

Local hands-on involvement:

Organization Organization’s
Mission / Information
Volunteer Opportunities For Information or To Get Involved Contact

Room in the Inn (An Urban Ministries Program)

  • Provides a warm, safe place for Charlotte’s homeless men to eat, sleep and shower
  • Held every Friday night December – March on the St. John’s campus
  • Partner with Caldwell Presbyterian to host
  • Provide evening meal / Breakfast
  • Stay overnight / supervise
  • Make bag lunches for men to take with them
  • Assist with laundry

Alice Wirz

Dale Johnson

Moore Place (An Urban Ministries Program)

  • Provides permanent housing for the chronically homeless
  • NA / Financial support only at the present time

Wanny Hogewood

Friendship Trays

  • Provides meals to elderly, handicapped and convalescing people
  • Friendship Trays  is a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Meals on Wheels program
  • Assist in assembling meal trays
    8:00 – 11:00 AM M-F
  • Deliver meals during lunch hour
  • Pack meals 1:30 – 3:00 PM M-F

Marvin Carter

Hope Chapel

  • Hosts weekly worship service for Charlotte’s homeless men (chapel open 6:00 – 9:00 AM on Sunday)
  • Located next to Men’s Shelter
  • Substitute as worship leader, coordinator or piano player
  • Provide socks / washclothes / toiletries for distribution before the service

Kevin Lynch



  • Hosts a walk to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger locally and around the world
  • Walk is held annually in October
  • CROP Walk office is located on the St. John’s campus
  • Walk, volunteer, and/or financially support largest CROP Walk in the world

Todd Stillerman

Right Moves For Youth

  • Guides and motivates youth  to succeed in school and improve critical life skills
  • Mentor a child / youth grades 4-12
Phillips Bragg

Highland Renaissance Academy

  • Provides uniforms and school supplies at the beginning of school year
  • Provides weekly weekend food backpacks to CMS Title 1 school K-5
  • Provide uniforms and school supplies annually in August
  • Contribute backpack food items
  • Help pack or deliver backpacks
  • Tutor students, EOG proctors

Betty Harkey

Jane Winn

Crisis Assistance Ministry

  • Provides the working poor with emergency rent and utility assistance, clothing, household goods and furniture
  • Serve Free Store customers
  • Help with clerical projects
  • Work at the Furniture Bank
  • Interview clients in need
  • Sort clothes for the Free Store

 Rachel Nemecek

Mecklenburg Ministries

  • Promotes interfaith relationships, foster  racial and ethnic understanding, and inspire collaboration to address social issues
  • Participate in workshops, conferences and services
  • Help with clerical projects
Nancy Fuller

Charlotte Family Housing

  • Provides shelter-to-housing program for homeless families
  • CFH’s main offices are located on the St. John’s campus
  • CFH”s Hawthorne Place residence is also located on the St. John’s campus
  • Provide quarterly meals for families
  • Spend the night / supervise quarterly
  • Provide supplies / assistance for collections

Ken Raynor

Bert Green

Habitat For Humanity

  • Partners with families and our communities to provide affordable home ownership solutions
  • Help build or rehab homes
  • Youth / Adult Mission Trip every other year

Lee Gray

Bert Green

Men’s Shelter of Charlotte

  • Provides a meal to over 200 homeless men at the Men’s Shelter facility
  • Meal served from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on third Friday of each month
  • Provide a banana pudding
  • Buy groceries
  • Serve a meal

Joy Jarrett

Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America

  • Gathers, equips and mobilizes Baptists to build a culture of peace rooted in justice
  • Office work, stuffing envelopes, bulk mailings, data entry, packing and unpacking materials for meetings, etc.
Monty Kearse

The Family Tree


  • Serves low-income, high-risk neighborhoods in Charlotte
  • Inspires and enriches the Enderly Park community
  • Assist with Summer Vacation Bible School lunch, stories, crafts and day trips
  • Assist with Freedom School
  • Provide community meals for 30 – 40 people on the first and third Friday

Dale Johnson


Loaves & Fishes

  • Provides a network of local pantries that supply a week's worth of nutritious groceries on a referral basis to individuals and families in a short-term crisis
  • Help man the phone center
  • Serve on warehouse delivery crew
  • Volunteer at a pantry
  • Assist with food drive

Eva Lee

Care Ring

  • Empowers individuals with limited resources to establish and maintain good health
  • Programs - Low cost clinic, nurse family partnerships, physicians reach out
  • Provide administrative support
  • Help with fundraising/special events
  • Assist with marketing efforts
  • Work on phone bank
  • Provide program support
  • Join the Care Ring street team

Elizabeth Roseman

Charlotte Sudanese

  • In 2001 established a mentoring program to pair volunteers with young refugees from Sudan to assist them in acclimation to  life in the US and specifically in Charlotte
  • Those relationships have evolved from helping relationships to ones of mutually enriching friendships across cultural lines
  • Establish a relationship with the Sudanese
  • Invite the Sudanese to participate in a special program or activity

Nina or Carl Phillips

Morgan Newman

Raising South Sudan

  • Supports a campaign to build schools in Southern Sudan
  • Led by James Lubo Mijak, one of the Sudanese who came to St. John’s as a refugee
  • Funding support through Mothering Across Continents

Phillips Bragg

Charlotte Rescue Mission

  • Provides an intensive drug and alcohol recovery program to homeless or about to become homeless men (Rebound Program) and women (Dove’s Nest Program).
  • Serve a meal
  • Provide food for special events
  • Tutoring

Pat Culp

Community Culinary School

  • Provides culinary training and life skills management training
  • Addresses hunger at its root cause – unemployment
  • Use Encore Catering (revenue-generator for CCSC) for church or personal events

Marvin Carter
704 665.7620

Hospitality House

  • Shelters out of town families in medical crisis
  • Work at front desk
  • Provide a listening ear for guests

Fredda Kimball

Partners beyond Charlotte:

Partners Click on Logo for More Information About Our Partners


Alliance of Baptists

Ashley Hogewood


Baptist World Alliance

Ken and Judy Sanford

Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America

Monty Kearse

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Kheresa Harmon

Cathy Hartsell

NC Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Kheresa Harmon

Cathy Hartsell

NC Council of Churches

Steve Harmon

Todd Stillerman

United Baptist Association


Kevin Lynch

Other groups that we support through our budget:

Organization Name Click on Logo/Link for More Information

Baptist Retirement Homes

Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
Mars Hill University
Wake Forest Divinity School
Wingate University
Counseling Center of Charlotte Counseling Center of Charlotte
Ecumenical Institute Ecumenical Institute