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Equipping the local church and missionaries to reach Houston’s most vulnerable communities

Large areas of Houston are suffering from ongoing poverty and a lack of compassion-based help available to meet people’s needs. The constant influx of immigrants and refugees to the Houston area continues to exacerbate the problem.

Jesus said in Matthew 16:18, “I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Because of this, we believe the local church provides the best platform to help alleviate the effects of poverty and bring hope to hurting communities. The lack of resources and support in these areas in the past has greatly hindered this from happening. Our desire is to overcome these barriers with the help of the Lord through the Compassion Center by assisting churches, church planters and missionaries who are called to carry out the Great Commission in their local communities.

We recognize the need to reach those vulnerable communities

With over 60 years of experience in compassion-related work, Mission Centers of Houston leverages its know-how to equip local churches, church planters, and area missionaries in vulnerable communities. This assistance includes physical goods, services, training and encouragement to help them meet the needs of residents within those communities with the love, mercy and grace of Jesus Christ.  Our desire is for every local church we partner with to be the hero of their community.

The Compassion Center serves as a hub from which physical goods and training is disseminated. We have a warehouse at our Joy Mission Center where we store a large supply of goods-in-kind donations.    It also serves as the location where we provide on-boarding training and quarterly networking lunches.

The resources, training and encouragement provided by The Compassion Center, coupled with the community relationships and distribution of goods from local churches, church planters, and area missionaries, make a lasting Kingdom impact.

Matthew 9:36-38 (NIV)

36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

We want to partner with your church

The work is just getting started. Interested in learning more of how to partner with us? Follow our easy steps below.


Have a desire and passion to help reach Houston’s most vulnerable communities with the love, mercy and grace of Jesus Christ.


Review and agree to the Basic Partnership Requirements document (download it here) that we require all partner churches to track.


Fill out an online application (click here) to become a partner church. Please note: this application must be filled out by the Pastor of the church applying.

Currently Supporting

See a map of churches and organizations that are currently supported through The Compassion Center.

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List of Donors

See a list of churches, organizations and companies that currently support The Compassion Center’s work through financial and in-kind donations.
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Give Financially

Make an online donation to The Compassion Center. Simply, go to the Donate page and choose Donate One Time or Donate Monthly. Select The Compassion Center in the dropdown.

Give In-Kind Donations

For those who would like to make an in-kind donation, please contact David Cripps (david@missioncenters.org), Jeff Chadwick (jeff@missioncenters.org), or call (713) 227-0304 to make arrangements.


Download a PDF presentation that outlines the need, organizational structure, and proposed timeline for The Compassion Center.