Our Story

Our Story

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor.
He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives,
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set free those who are oppressed,
To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.” –Luke 4:18-19

It was this scripture that inspired our Senior Pastor, Dennis Newkirk, to preach an entire sermon series provoking the question, “If this is what Jesus said He had come to do, as followers of Christ, isn’t this what He has also called us to do?” This questioning prompted a chain of events which, piece-by-piece, led to the “Ministries of Jesus” clinic opening its doors in 2001.

Today, Ministries of Jesus seeks to bring healing to the total person – spirit, soul and body – in accordance with the Luke 4:18-19 passage. This healing is revealed through our medical/dental clinics, counseling center, recovery ministry, social services resources and caring support groups. The Ministries of Jesus as a whole blesses many lives – averaging 2,000 hours of one-on-one professional counseling, helping hundreds of people finding relief for their hurts, habits and hang-ups from various forms of addiction, and over 7,000 open medical charts of those we serve.

The overwhelming success of MOJ is only the beginning of our story.  God continues to bring people who need spiritual, emotional and physical healing in a caring place.  He also repeatedly opens doors, with people like you from all walks of life who are generously giving of their resources, their time and their talents.  More importantly, they are giving their hearts.  As our ministry grows and the momentum builds, we invite you to be a part of this groundbreaking work of God!