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Mercy Ministries

Mercy Ministries

Psalm 68:5-6 says that God is a "Father to the fatherless", a "Defender of widows," He "sets the lonely in families", and "leads forth the prisoners with singing." We at Central strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus by 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.

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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.

Website: PATH (Partners Against Trafficking Humans)

Volunteer:  Volunteer Application.

Hope Found Arkansas

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

Facebook page:

Volunteer: /volunteer-application

orphan care

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

Website: Arkansas Baptist Children's Home


July 20-24: Cost: $35 plus lodging

October 2-4: Cost: $35 plus lodging

December 18-20: Cost: $35 plus lodging

**Deadline for all trip volunteer applications is 3 weeks prior to the departure date. Transportation to and from Monticello is at your discretion.

**All trip volunteers must complete a background check form provided by Central. All non-Central Baptist Church members must also complete an interview process prior to being approved for the trip.
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Arkansas baptist ranch

ABCH Ranch serves children ages 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 needed to become independent, self-sufficient adults. Central partners with them through crafts, games, and building relationships. 

Trips:  Coming Soon

Website: Arkansas Baptist Children's Home

Volunteer: Volunteer


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 870.930.6372 or email 

Facebook page: C4K

Volunteer: /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 provide a safe and loving environment for mothers and their children who would otherwise be homeless.

Jonesboro Family Care Home

As part of the Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries, 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

Website: Jonesboro Family Care Home

Volunteer: /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 Options on Main to provide volunteers.

Website: Pregnancy Resource Center


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.

Website: City Youth Ministries

December 3: Annual Christmas Celebration, 5pm-7pm. Help the children of Jonesboro experience the joy of Christmas by volunteering at their annual event. 

Volunteer: /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 mentor, tutor, and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For more information, to donate, or volunteer contact Honey Hurst at 870.926.3772.  

Volunteer: /volunteer-application

Community Ministry

Central seeks to meet the physical and 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 children and family through Jesus Christ.


Volunteer: /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 this important care center.

Website:  Jonesboro Church Health Center

Volunteer: /volunteer-application

Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

This annual ecumenical event brings Central and other area churches together for a common goal.

  • Thanksgiving day-830am to 1pm
  • St Bernards Auditorium-505 East Washington
  • Volunteers serve food, deliver meals off site, welcome and converse with attendees, etc. 

Volunteer or provide pies: /volunteer-application

Questions? Contact Pastor Bobby Cole at or 870.935.1950.