An Overview of Our Mission

Mission Centers of Houston provides for the physical and spiritual needs of people living in Houston’s inner city. Through ongoing relationships, age-graded programs and mission partnerships we change lives with the love, mercy, and grace of Jesus Christ.

Our mission work focuses on the eradication of the effects of multigenerational poverty and homelessness in the Magnolia Park and Near Northside communities. We empower children and adults through Christ-centered programs aimed at providing food security, homeless assistance, age-graded educational and recreational programs, spiritual development, coordination of long-term disaster recovery services, and community development initiatives.

Since its inception in 1962, Mission Centers of Houston has been ingrained in the communities it serves. Many of the programs have come to fruition solely based on listening to the needs of the community. That listening and relationship building continues today through our dedicated area missionaries. Having our mission centers and live-in missionary staff resident in the communities we serve provides a powerful and effective service model by which we can provide needed resources while building deep relationships to encourage and empower the afflicted.

We also serve as a hub for volunteer groups and the training of college-aged and young adults via resident internships.  Mission Centers also serves as a connection for churches, organizations, and individuals seeking mission opportunities in Houston. This happens through volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals at our existing mission centers and through our missionary training program.

In 2023 we launched The Compassion Center, a new mission expansion to reach vulnerable communities throughout the Greater Houston region with the Gospel while meeting basic needs of community residents.  Using a hub-and-spoke model, we are able to leverage our decades of experience to train, equip, encourage and network area missionaries, church planters and revitalizers, and other Gospel-based nonprofits to reach the unchurched in some of the darkest and neediest communities without huge expense. To read more about The Compassion Center, click here.

Mission Centers of Houston is a subsidiary corporation of Union Baptist Association.  However, we are a stand-alone non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization with our own governing Board of Directors.  We are supported by individuals, churches, grants, corporations, and our two annual fundraising events – Barbecue, Boots & Boogie and the MCH Classic Golf Tournament.  All gifts to Mission Centers are tax-deductible according to IRS guidelines.