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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.

Hope Found Arkansas

We seek to educate and bring awareness on human trafficking to Northeast Arkansas along with providing resources and mentorship to victims of human trafficking.                            Megan Brown - Director

Check out their Facebook page by clicking here:

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 crafts, games, and building relationships. 

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


May 17-19, 2019: Cost: $35 plus lodging. Build relationships with the children through games, crafts, and Bible time. 

July 21-26, 2019: Cost: $100 plus lodging. Summer camp themed ministry trip. Team members will have the option to participate in VBS or a camping trip. Team Leader: Pastor Bobby Cole.

October 4-6, 2019: Cost: $35 plus lodging. Build relationships with the children through games, crafts, and Bible time. 

December 13-15, 2019: Cost: $35 plus lodging. Christmas Ministry trip. 

**Deadline for all trip volunteer applications is 2 weeks before the departure date. Transportation to and from Monticello is at your own discretion.

**Applicants have the opportunity to stay on the Children's Home property (Berry House) at no charge to avoid lodging costs. Please note that space is limited and granted according to your registration/payment date. NO CHILDREN under the age of 18 are permitted to stay in Berry House.

Volunteer to go by clicking here


Arkansas baptist ranch

ABCH Ranch serves children age 5-21 who simply need a place to live, children with family conflict issues or young people in need of guidance. They are taught life skills they will need to become independent, self-sufficient adults. Central partners with them through crafts, games, and building relationships. 

Trips: Coming Soon

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

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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

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

Options on Main - a pregnancy resource center

Options on Main strives to offer hope, help, and healing to people experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Central partners with OoM to provide volunteers.

 Check out their website by clicking here: Pregnancy Resource Center

Volunteer to help by clicking here:

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 6, 2019: 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

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.

In His Wings Ministry

In His Wings is a faith based women's rehabilitation ministry in Jonesboro helping women overcome addiction and restore relationships with their kids and family through Jesus Christ.

Check out their website by clicking here:

Volunteer to help by clicking here: /volunteer-application

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.