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 other churches, schools, organizations and businesses, we transform lives and build community with those we serve through our Food, Community Transformation and Special Needs ministries.
By being a catalyst for change, we pursue a collaborative, community effort focused on transforming the lives of those we serve.
Faith, empowerment, transformation, diversity, sustainability, dignity and respect.
Statement of Faith
CM Jackson is a faith-based organization following the principles and teachings of Jesus. We are called to love and compassionately serve all people in our community.
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, Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County was established in 2012 as a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization. Today, CM Jackson continues to build community, partnering with other churches, schools, organizations and businesses, bringing positive change and hope through its Food, Community Transformation and Special Needs ministries.
Board of Directors
CM Jackson is driven by a passionate Board of Directors and staff. These people are dedicated to transforming our community through the building of relationships with supporters, neighbors, program participants, and partner organizations. In the six years as an organization, we have made remarkable progress in our vision to transform lives in our community. Our board is a diverse group, each with different gifts and talents, each wanting to share the love and hope of God to our community.
Flagstar Bank, Senior Vice President
Board Vice President
The Beacon Church, Lead Pastor
The Cardinal Group, Chief Financial Officer
Compassionate Ministries Jackson Country
JaxNaz Church, Lead Pastor
Southside Church, Associate Pastor
Kit Young Alumnus
Johnson Sign Company, Vice President/Director of Sales
Dr. Phil Stout
Southern Care Hospice
Spring Arbor University, Chief Diversity Officer
Parent/ Special Needs Advocate
Jackson Public Schools, Retired Superintendent
3905 Clinton Road
Jackson MI, 49203