local MINISTRIES supported by mbc

refuge of hope

Refuge of Hope is an inner-city, faith-based, non-denominational Christian mission that serves as a men’s homeless shelter offering overnight housing, hot meals, showers, spiritual guidance, and accountability.

Haven of Rest 

Haven of Rest Ministry’s purpose is to serve and glorify God through Christ-centered, life-changing programs of love and compassion that respond to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of men, women and children without regard to their race, color, creed or social standing. 

John & Debbie Wiseman

Broken Chains Ministry
John (Elder) and Debbie work hard at their mission: to form relationships with those that are incarcerated, and evangelize, disciple, equip, and aid in re-entry of these individuals back into the community. John also directs the “Urbean Café” work program.

dennis and tamela shawhan

Broken Chains Ministry
Dennis (Deacon) and Tamela work hard at their mission: to form relationships with those that are incarcerated, and evangelize, disciple, equip, and aid in re-entry of these individuals back into the community.

ICU Mobile

ICU Mobile seeks to share the love of Christ through providing free, convenient, comfortable, and non-judgmental ultrasound services to pregnant women who may be experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and may be considering
an abortion.

Pregnancy Solutions

Pregnancy Solutions is a pregnancy resource center that desires to share the Gospel of Christ by offering support to those facing pregnancy and abortion-related concerns through free pregnancy testing, limited ultrasounds, pregnancy options consulting, post-abortion support, and educational programs.

David & Laurel Derry 

Family Life
David & Laurel work with local churches by helping them to start or strengthen marriage and family ministries within their church.

South Akron Youth Mentorship

South Akron Youth Mentorship
consists of individual mentoring relationships that are formed initially through weekly gathering for Bible-based lessons and small group discussions, and for the younger children, games and snacks are added to the evening gatherings. 

Summit Missions International

Faithful Servants Care Center

Summit Missions International, led by Esley and Chris Patsch, exists to mobilize the church & community to respond to the physical & spiritual needs of people in Eastern Europe through relief products and service projects, as a model of God’s love. Also pray for Help the Children, a foster care ministry in Moldova.
Faithful Servants Care Center
provides free, urgent health care services with a Christ-like compassion for those without insurance and the economic means to access traditional medical care. 


equip ministries international

Equip Ministries seeks to train overseas pastors and leaders, empower the church and reach the unreached around the world.  Pastor Craig Peters serves as an executive director of Equip Ministries International.