Jesus Christ Is the Answer Ministries
Jesus Christ Is the Answer Ministries is a multicultural community church located in Baltimore, Maryland, since 1996. We also have two associate ministries situated in Kenya and Seychelles. Our senior Pastor is Apostle Lucy Ware. Apostle Ware was born in Kenya and raised in the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (P.C.E.A.) before relocating to the United States in the early 1990s. She and her husband, Bill Ware, have been married for over 26 years and reside in Baltimore County.
From 1996 to 2002, JCA was mainly a prayer and outreach ministry reaching the sick, homeless, and drug users. We began services in Apostle Lucy’s house with a congregation of less than ten members. As we grew in numbers, we moved into a Baltimore city hair salon, then Robert Coleman Elementary School in Baltimore City on August 16th, 2002.
Apostle Lucy was ordained as a minister in October 2005 by a moderator of the P.C.E.A. It is her greatest joy to see people grow in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Further growth lead to us acquiring land in Baltimore County to build our home church. Unfortunately, unforeseen legal issues have delayed our building plans. But undeterred, we continue to have services out of our pastor’s home and continue to perform our charitable outreach. No space is underutilized including the living area and the bedrooms for children classes.
Our Core Beliefs
We believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, given for the ransom of the sin of man, and is the head of the church, hence our name, Jesus Christ is the Answer Ministries. We believe that prayer, righteousness, and holiness is what makes the church strong. We believe experiencing God’s love and allowing that love to flow through us, allows the church to make a difference in this world.
We have four major ministries: Men’s ministry focusing on nurturing godly men who live and lead godly lives in families and in the community. Women’s ministry is dedicated to developing a caring community of women devoted to Christ who are great pillars of homes. The Children and Young adult’s ministry teaches the young to grow in their faith of the Lord. Finally, Mission ministry is focused in positively impacting communities locally and globally. Mission ministry has programs such as feeding the homeless in the cities, youth outreach, and supporting disadvantaged families in US and Kenya.
Requesting your Support
The JCA church, in August 2012, we were able to outright purchase a property in Baltimore County, Maryland, which included a 1.2-acre land with a house. This property would suit the space needs for Sunday services & school, Wednesday Corporate prayers, a Pastor’s office, and a parking area for the congregation.
Unfortunately, we received local pushback the led to a zoning law dispute that went through Maryland Federal court, Circuit Court, Appeals court then back to Baltimore County circuit court. That court remanded the case to the Baltimore County board of appeals. On October of 2019, that the council granted us the use of the property.
Due to the complexity of this case, we had to hire an architect and land-use experts to file the occupancy permit and the building permits. This long and arduous process depleted most of our financial resources that were raised to rehabilitate the JCA property.
So, now we are here: Free and clear to develop the property, but in need of acquiring the resources to continue our work. We are seeking your financial support for rehabilitation of the property to meet the County building regulations.
Our goal is to raise $150,000 to bring the property up to the necessary standards. Your support will greatly aid us in reaching souls and nourishing then through our many programs.
Thank you for interest and God Bless and keep you.
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