Neighborhood Parnterships

"No one organization has the expertise to address all the challenges of a struggling community. Partnering with other organizations with specialized missions is essential for a holistic development strategy." (Toxic Charity, pg 174)

  • People's Missionary Baptist Church - Pastor Lodge

    After years of partnering with Rev. Bishop and the H.O.P.E. Baptist Center, the Center closed it doors.  We found ourselves without a place to run our kids' programs and more importantly, without a church partner.  Thankfully, People's Missionary Baptist stepped in to fill the void! We partner with People's to run our Big A program, as well as, identify community work projects that will further augment the church's ability to reach our community with the Gospel.

  • One of the first organizations with which we partnered was CDC.  Lisa Johanon has been a fantastic source of wisdom and insight. We have been privileged to watch CDC grow from a small organization to a nationally recognized Christian Community Development organization. 

  • Reverend Bishop

    There are honestly not words to describe the depth of wisdom Rev. Bishop has provided  to Detroit Love over our years in Detroit.  As the director of the H.O.P.E. Baptist Center, he taught us how to run kids' programs, share meals with the homeless community and love people well.  Rev. Bishop is a connector.  He knows everyone and is constantly working to connect Christians in the city so that united, we can better share the Gospel.  We are incredibly grateful for Rev. Bishop, or as our kids call him, "Brother Bishop".

  • For so many years we prayed for a well-equipped church that shared our heart for the people in our neighborhood.  A few years ago, God provided Pastor Tim Holdridge and Woodside Detroit.  Tim's heart to share God's love with Detroit and his energy and enthusiasm are truly an answer to prayer. While our partnership is in the early stages, we are excited to see where God is taking us!