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Ministry Partners

At Christ Church, our mission is to connect people with Jesus Christ.  To further each individual’s spiritual development, we believe it is important to ‘walk out our faith’ by serving others.  Through our partnerships with various ministries, we offer opportunities to serve down the hall (within the church), around the corner (in the STL Metro East community), and around the world.


Contact the Outreach Ministries Coordinator, Roni McDaniels, at

Down The Hall

Safety and Security Ministry

Our Safety and Security Ministry provides a safe and secure environment for everyone at church functions.  They welcome all volunteers; no prior experience is necessary, but they are always looking for active and retired police officers and military personnel. This weekly commitment requires a 90-minute one-on-one training session and monthly and quarterly training.  If interested, contact Jim Hutchison at 618-792-5902 or

Around The Corner

R3 Development

R3 recruits, trains, and employs East St. Louis youth in the construction trades by teaching them job readiness skills, a Biblical worldview and work ethic, team building, and positive strategies for career advancement.  Follow R3 at or visit their website at  For more information, contact Scott Loeffler at or Dave Kuntz at

Christian Activity Center (CAC)

The Christian Activity Center focuses its year-round programming around three core areas: faith, education, and recreation.  They provide a school after school for children K-12 to supplement core competencies in reading, writing, and math. Children can participate in faith-based programming including Kids4Christ and nightly devotions.  The CAC also offers various fine arts and recreational programs for all ages.  Follow CAC at or or visit their website at  For more information, send email to  Christ Church also sponsors Backpack Attack each July for donations of backpacks, school supplies, and school uniforms for children who participate at CAC and the East St. Louis community.  For Backpack Attack, contact Sherry Gibson at

No Greater Love (NGL) Ministries

NGL is a non-denominational mission organization focused on the task of spreading the Gospel through discipleship and evangelism. Follow No Greater Love at or  Visit their website at  For more information, contact Fred Bishop at or Abby at

The Restore Network

The Restore Network supports vulnerable children in the STL Metro East community by partnering with local churches to recruit foster families and adoptive families and establish volunteer support teams.  They have ongoing needs for food, childcare, and prayer. Visit their website at  For more information, contact Rachel Frazure at or Ashley Bennett at

Helping the Home Front

Helping the Home Front is partnered with the 700 Club under the Christian Broadcast Network.  They provide financial relief to military families struggling with financial crisis. Visit their website at  The organization works through local churches.  For military families who attend Christ Church and have a financial need, please contact Roni McDaniels at for more information.

Christ Church Emergency Response Team (ERT)

The ERT provides disaster relief such as cleanup and repair at various US locations in times of crisis.  The team operates under the direction of the United Methodist Church Committee on Relief (UMCOR).  Visit their website at  For more information, contact Ben Belvin at

Fairview Heights Food Pantry

Christ Church accepts donations year-round to stock the Fairview Heights food pantry.  For more information, contact Kevin Nowak at  Items needed include:

  • Canned Meats. (Chicken, Beef, Spam, Tuna, Corned Beef Hash, etc.)

  • Hamburger Helper & Boxed Stuffing.

  • Soups – (especially cream soups, mushroom, chicken, potato, etc.)

  • Various canned vegetables – (especially corn.)

  • Breakfast Items – (Boxed cereals, oatmeal, grits, Cream of Wheat, pancake mix & syrup)

  • Paper products – (paper towels & toilet paper)

  • Hygiene products – (hand soap, hand sanitizer, deodorants, cleansing wipes, etc.)

Collinsville Soup Kitchen

For more information, contact Monica Kopchak at

Millstadt Food Pantry

For more information, contact Connie Kellogg at

First Priority

First Priority provides campus ministry at Metro East schools for middle and high school students by equipping students to share the gospel among their peers.  Visit their website at  For more information, contact Sean Hall at

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

FCA’s mission is to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.  Follow them at twitter: @FCA618 or visit their website at  For more information, contact Erik Arneson at

BASICS - A College Ministry

BASICS volunteers send encouragement cards to Christ Church college students and provide them information on campus ministries and resources available at their college location.  For more information, contact Kelly Costello at

Women4Given (W4G)

W4G is a giving circle in which women pool their resources to help women and children in need.  They provide a large grant each year to a ministry that is impacting the community in serving women and/or children.  Annual programs highlighting community needs such as literacy or hunger provide opportunities to volunteer with local schools or other ministry organizations.  Follow them on or visit their website at  For more information, send email to

Around The World

Right Turn Ministries

Right Turn Ministries nurtures the spiritual and physical needs of the people of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, by sponsoring children’s education through private donors and by partnering with local churches to equip home Bible studies. Right Turn Ministries also partners with the Jeremiah 29:11 Mission Honduras to provide food sustainability and Christian education to 50+ street children sheltered by the mission. Follow Right Turn Ministries at or visit their website at  For more information, send email to

Feed My Sheep Ministry

Feed My Sheep Ministry provides free medical clinics to various communities in Honduras, sponsors children’s education, and partners with local churches in support of individual spiritual development and feeding programs.  Follow them at  or visit their website at For more information, contact Bob Nelson at

Bibles for Honduras

Bibles for Honduras provides free Spanish-language Bibles to adults, children, and pastors in schools, churches, and on the streets in Honduras.  Follow them at or visit their website at  For more information, contact Brian Safarian at

Christ Philippines Mission

The ministry partners with local churches, provides feeding programs, and sponsors children’s education at various locations in the Philippines.  Follow them at For more information, contact

Hines Ugandan Ministries (HUM)

HUM, through their sponsorship program, orphanage, medical clinic, AWANA program, and primary school, train and equip children in Kamonkoli, Uganda, to be future servant leaders and overcomers for the kingdom of God. Follow them at or visit their website at  For more information, send email at or contact Roni McDaniels at