Where We Started
Here to Serve’s mission is to shed Christ’s light on the darkness that communities experience in the wake of natural disasters by sharing hot meals and the love of God to vulnerable members of affected communities. We are a group of Christian men & women from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In 2015 Here to Serve was started by Dr. Hiram Johnson and the late Dr. Robert Amason.
What We Do
Disaster Relief Cooking Team
Any community that faces a natural disaster has been left with lives totally upended. Many families lose everything. Clothing, furniture and even entire homes. Usually, several days to weeks pass before electricity is restored. Without power, it's impossible to store and prepare food. Our Disaster Relief Team is equipped to feed a minimum of 1000 meals per day. Healthy, nutritious food that is always at no cost to those affected.
Kairos means "God's Special Time".
Our Kairos Prison Ministry is an inter-denominational ministry that takes a team to one of Alabama's correctional facilities twice a year for a 4 day experience. Usually, team members are from 7 to 8 denominations and 15 to 16 churches. The feeding team prepares and serves up to 1400 meals during the 4 day Kairos. The Kairos "inside team" ministers to 42 inmates who have made application to participate in a retreat styled setting.
Cooking for Christ
Cooking for Christ is a shared ministry among denominations where larger Churches assist smaller Churches by cooking for youth groups, summer camps, congregational dinners and outdoor events.
Why We Do What We Do
In every community that we serve, there always seems to be a handful of "new friends" that genuinely touch our hearts. Those are the ones who make us grateful that we have listened to God's calling to be the Hands and Feet of Christ. Many times, these friends give us cards and notes of appreciation and love. We would like to share a few of them with you.....