How We Started & What We Do
CareCenter Ministries began in 1986 through a prayer group of 13 people in Rockwell, TX. That group birthed a church that began ministering to their local community. This ministry expanded to reach thousands of people living in abject poverty and hopelessness, just a few miles away in the city of Dallas.
CareCenter Ministries Mountain Home was birthed from the vision given by God to a former participant of the Dallas program, Ty Cotter. Pastor Ty, a former drug addict, completed the CareCenter Ministries Leadership Academy in Dallas in 2015 and came back to his home-town of Mountain Home that same year to begin CareCenter Ministries Mountain Home. He arrived with only a redeeming message of God’s hope and his own testimony. Soon he had 2 residents in the men’s home, a donated vehicle, and a burning desire to serve the community.
CareCenter Ministries Mountain Home is a multi-faceted organization that impacts the community in many different ways. It is a 501c3 organization and is completely privately funded. As part of its discipleship program, CareCenter’s Cottage Industries helps to fund the ministry along with the financial support of the community. CareCenter Ministries Mountain Home is committed to the transformation of our community.
CareCenter Ministries is a Christ-centered outreach organization founded on the principles of Biblical transformation. By recognizing and accepting whole people with broken lives and providing them with a structured community and system in which to pursue their identity in Christ, individual lives are transformed and: transformed individuals lead to transformed families and transformed families transform communities with far-reaching effects for good.
Through our faith-based programs, we are strengthening the hand of the poor. Positive personal interaction in a Christ-like community, that includes integrative hands-on discipleship by those who are committed to being deeply involved with those who are lost and broken, is necessary for transformation.
Upon completion of the program, our residents emerge educated in personal and spiritual disciplines founded on their true identity in Christ. Built on this foundation are also life skills, interpersonal relational skills, and proficiency in career-oriented trade skills with the opportunity to pursue higher education, when applicable. This equipping, as a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ, allows their personal transformation to infiltrate all of their spheres of influence in a successful manner with Maximum Kingdom Impact.