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Mercy Ministries

Mercy Ministries

Psalm 68:5-6 says that God is 'a father to the fatherless,' and 'a defender of the widows' who 'sets the lonely in families' and 'leads forth the prisoners with singing.' We at Central strive to be the hands & feet of Jesus through reaching out to others. We intentionally engage, bless, and serve those in need through giving our time and resources. To this end, we partner with other organizations who are actively involved in our target areas.

human trafficking

This form of modern day slavery is one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world.

P.A.T.H. - Partners Against Trafficking Humans

We support local law enforcement in their efforts and partner with P.A.T.H. (Partners Against Trafficking Humans) in Little Rock through special events, prayer, awareness, and human needs teams.

Check out their website by clicking here: PATH (Partners Against Trafficking Humans)

Volunteer to help by clicking here:  Volunteer Application.

orphan care

God calls us to care for the orphans in their distress. Central provides spiritual support and guidance for families seeking to foster and adopt children. We also promote orphan care opportunities in NEA and the throughout the world.

ARkansas Baptist Children's Home - Monticello

ABCH Monticello provides a safe and loving home for abused and unwanted children. Central partners with this ministry to show these neglected children, and the house parents who care for them, the love of Christ through fellowship, games, and building relationships. 

Check out their website by clicking here: Arkansas Baptist Children's Home


February 9-11, 2018: Cost: TBD. Build relationships with the children through games, crafts, Bible time, and fellowship. 

May 4-6, 2018: Cost: TBD. Build relationships with the children through games, crafts, Bible time, and fellowship. 

July 23-27, 2018: Cost: TBD. This week long trip includes games, hiking, crafts, canoeing, Bible time, cooking, swimming, off campus activities, and a lot of fellowship with these special children.

October 5-7, 2018: Cost: TBD. Build relationships with the children through games, crafts, Bible time, and fellowship. 

Volunteer to go by clicking here: /volunteer-application


C4K (Christians 4 Kids) helps provide placement for children in the Foster Care system. C4K works in conjunction with DCFS, DHS and  connected agencies. Central partners with C4K to recruit foster and adoptive families, provide childcare for special events, and help provide basic needs (clothing, beds, diapers, etc) To find out more about this exciting opportunity, Contact Jeff or Nicole Potts 930.6372 or email 

Check out their facebook page by clicking here: C4K

Volunteer to help by clicking here: /volunteer-application

king's ranch

King's Ranch provides support, education, training in therapeutic parenting tools, and connections with other families and resources.  They also serve post-adoptive and traditional families who are struggling through behavior difficulties through their program "Unplowed Ground". In some cases, King's Ranch provides short term placement to families in crisis or temporary on-site living for families to thoroughly learn their program. Central partners with King's Ranch to provide daily needs supplies and educational materials. 

Check out their websites by clicking here:  King's Ranch.  http://unplowed

Volunteer to help by clicking here: /volunteer-application

unwed and neglected m‚Äčothers

Central strives to be a voice for the unborn and their mothers who may be struggling with fear and worry. We also work to help provide a safe loving environment for mothers and their children who may otherwise be homeless.

Jonesboro Family Care Home

As part of the Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes network, this ministry aids single moms who are moving toward independent living. Central partners with the Jonesboro Family Care Home to provide daily needs and volunteer groups to help with special projects. For additional information contact Christen Hayes, case manager, at 870-935-5134 or email

Check out their website by clicking here: Jonesboro Family Care Home

volunteer to help by clicking here: /volunteer-application

Pregnancy Resource Center

The Pregnancy Resource Center strives to offer hope, help, and healing to people experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Central partners with the PRC to provide volunteers.

 Check out their website by clicking here: Pregnancy Resource Center

Volunteer to help by clicking here: /volunteer-application

at-risk youth

Impact teens in Jonesboro through City Youth Ministries and Kids at the Cross. You can help meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of at-risk youth.

City Youth Ministries

City Youth Ministries draws inspiration from  Luke 2:52 "Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man". Their activities are designed to help build a positive, solid foundation that will support students when they encounter life's challenges. Central partners with City Youth to provide volunteer workers, after school meals, and holiday blessings for these at risk youths.

Check out their website by clicking here: City Youth Ministries

December 7, 2017: Annual Christmas Celebration, 5pm-7pm. Help the children of Jonesboro experience the joy of Christmas by volunteering at their annual event. 

Volunteer to help by clicking here: /volunteer-application

kids at the cross

Kids at the Cross works to encourage, equip, and enable children, young adults, and their families to seek God's blessing and will in their lives. Central partners by providing volunteers who provide mentoring, tutoring, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For more information, to donate, or volunteer contact Honey Hurst at 870.926.3772.  

Volunteer to help by clicking here: /volunteer-application

November 8-19, 2017 - Annual "You Can if You Care" canned food drive benefitting the NEA Foodbank. Please bring donations of non-perishable foods and place them in the Love out Loud barrels, or bring them to the Church Office during the week.

Community Ministry

Central seeks to meet the physical as well as the spiritual needs of those in our community by partnering with other area churches as a united front to give hope to those enduring challenging circumstances.

Jonesboro Church Health Center

The mission of the Jonesboro Church Health Center is to give medical and dental aid to those who don’t otherwise qualify for assistance with health care. They are located at 500 Kitchen St, Jonesboro, AR 72401;  (870) 972-4777. Open · 8:15AM–11:45PM. Central partners with this ministry by promoting their annual “Peach Drive,” with all proceeds from the purchase of their donated fruit aiding in this important care center.

Check out their website by clicking here:  Jonesboro Church Health Center

Volunteer to help by clicking here: /volunteer-application

Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

This annual ecumenical event brings Central and other area churches together for a common goal. We minister to the elderly, lonely, shut-ins, and the homeless by providing a hot nutricious meal, heartfelt prayers, and encouraging words on Thanksgiving Day. Volunteers are needed at the St. Bernard's Hospital Auditorium beginning at 8:30am to serve food, greet and encourage people, deliver meals off-site, and various other tasks. Volunteers from Central also help each year by donating pies to be served with the meal.

Volunteer to help or provide pies by clicking here: /volunteer-application

Questions? Contact Pastor Bobby Cole at or 870.935.1950.