About

Mission Statement

The Caring Place is an ecumenical Christian, non-profit organization.  Its mission is to model the love of Christ by addressing basic spiritual, physical and social needs of people in Bradley County, Tennessee.

History

In 2000 the four larger Churches of God in Bradley County decided to merge their benevolent ministries into one entity and formed Lift and Redemption Ministries. In 2004 with six churches involved the Board of Directors, comprised of the pastors of the participating churches, completed the necessary paperwork for the ministry to become a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Later that year the pastors each appointed a layperson from their church to replace them on the Board. Lift and Redemption Ministries began doing business as The Caring Place in 2005. Also in 2005 the Board hired Reba A. Terry, LCSW as Executive Director. The organization began to grow as additional churches expressed interest in combining their benevolent efforts with that of The Caring Place. In January 2016, Dr. Randy Howard became the Executive Director. Currently the organization enjoys support from 53 churches (12 different denominations) in Bradley County. Over 160 volunteers and thirteen staff members work together to serve our community.