Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to creating lasting solutions to hunger, violence, poverty, and social injustice in our community.
Who We Are
We are a faith-based organization following the principles and teachings of Jesus. We are called to love and compassionately serve all people in our community. We are passionate about building community. By partnering with churches, schools, organizations, businesses and community members, we transform lives and build community with those we serve through our hunger, community transformation and special needs focus.
Each fall in the late 1980’s, volunteers from First Church of the Nazarene in Jackson, would come together to sell homemade baked items and crafts at the Westwood Mall. The funds that were raised were used to assist church attendees.
That passion to serve those in the church grew to reaching out to those in need in the community. Volunteers began serving at the Interfaith Shelter, hosting a community-wide Thanksgiving Day dinner and changing the oil in cars for single moms. And in August of 2003, our food pantry opened.
The number of ministries and the people being served continued to grow. Because of the growth and passion to serve all of Jackson County as well as our goal to collaborate with others in the community, Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County was established in 2012, becoming a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization. Today, CMJC continues to build community, partnering with churches, schools, organizations, businesses and community members through its Food, Community Transformation and Special Needs ministries.
We recognize that change needs to occur if we want a healthy Jackson. We want to be characterized by our actions, showing compassion and a caring heart to those we serve. We believe that community transformation occurs when we share the love and hope of God.
Meet Our Board of Directors
CMJC’s Board of Directors and staff represents a group of people dedicated to transforming our community through the building of relationships with ministry supporters, neighbors, program participants, volunteers and partner organizations. In the eight years as an organization, we have made remarkable progress in our vision to transform lives in our community. We have been intentional about developing a diverse leadership team, each with different gifts and talents, each wanting to share the love and hope of God to our community.
JaxNaz Church, Lead Pastor
Southside Church, Associate Pastor
Kit Young Alumnus
Jackson Public Schools, Retired Superintendent
Dr. Phil Stout
Southern Care Hospice, Chaplain
Spring Arbor University, Chief Diversity Officer
Parent/ Special Needs Advocate
Flagstar Bank, Senior Vice President
BOARD VICE PRESIDENT
The Beacon Church, Lead Pastor
The Cardinal Group, Chief Financial Officer
Johnson Sign Company, Vice President/Director of Sales
Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County
Meet Our Staff
Assistant to the Executive Director
David's Promise Program Director
Compassionate Communication Facilitator
David's Promise Activity Coordinator
David's Promise Activities Coordinator Assistant