OUR VISION IS TO:

The people of McDowell County, West Virginia 

as they face many obstacles of the region. 

- Encourage -

EQUIP & EMPOWER 

OUR MISSION:

We are a group of believers dedicated to transforming lives in the hollows and hills of McDowell County West Virginia through the empowerment of Jesus Christ.

OUR VISION IS TO:

The people of McDowell County, West Virginia 

as they face the many obstacles of the region. 

- Encourage -

EQUIP & EMPOWER 

OUR MISSION:

We are a group of believers dedicated to transforming lives in the hollows and hills of McDowell County West Virginia through the empowerment of Jesus Christ.

 
 
 
 
 

- who WE ARE -

 

Family Worship Center is an Assemblies of God Church located in

Jolo, West Virginia. Jolo is in McDowell County, one of the poorest county in the United States. The Church has worked diligently to transform the county through the different aspects of ministry that have developed over the last 27 years under the leadership of Pastor Charlie & Sharon Rose.

These divisions of ministry include:

- the WAREHOUSE -

MINISTRY CENTER

 

  • SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE: 9AM

  • WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICE

  • OPERATING THE WAREHOUSE // MINISTRY CENTER

  • THE CONSTRUCTION OF WIDOWS COTTAGES

  • COMMUNITY BUILDING PROJECTS

  • CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

  • PRAYER MINISTRY

  • FOOD PANTRY

  • CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION

  • DORMS HOUSING UP TO 40 GUESTS +BATHROOMS

  • COMMERCIAL KITCHEN

  • GED CLASSES

  • LITERACY CLASSES

  • TRADESMAN PROGRAM / / PARTNERING WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES

  • MARKETPLACE PROVIDING AFFORDABLE FURNITURE FOR THOSE IN NEED

FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER

 

HOPE FOR MCDOWELL:

- McDowell -

COUNTY HISTORY 

McDowell County was nationally known for its prominent coal mining industry…with some of the best coal in the country.  The land was rich with the natural compounds, and the population skyrocketed to over

 

100,000+ people

Many of these people were living in housing provided by the coal companies. 

Sadly, with many of the mines closing over the years due to various contributing factors and many companies leaving the area, the county currently  sits at about

18,000 people

"There was such a severe job exodus, many left their homes, abandoned their mortgages, and tried to start life over elsewhere. " 

Work has continued to leave the county since the 60's, but the dwindling generations of the coal miners & steel workers have never left. The poverty issue was seen on a national level, and was 1st recognized by

President Kennedy. “John F. Kennedy’s first executive order as president started a pilot food stamp program.  On May 29, 1961, he sent his Secretary of Agriculture to Welch, WV to deliver the nation’s first food stamps – $95 dollars’ worth, to an unemployed coal mine worker with 13 children” Over 50% of all jobs since 1962 have left the county.

The echo's of residual poverty can be heard clearly in McDowell County today.  The results of generational poverty that have impacted the county are:

50% unemployment

10%  of annual deaths are opioid related

34% of the working job force are below poverty level

$21,000 median household income | national average: $60,000

Teen pregnancy: 96 out of 1,000 - Triple the national average

1 in 4 children live below the poverty level (25%)

1 in 2 children of single mothers live below the poverty level (50%)

 

- our GOALS -

 

Family Worship Center has established Hope for McDowell.

This organization is dedicated to bringing HOPE, life, opportunity, jobs, resources, and JESUS to McDowell County, West Virginia

Hope4McD aspires to serve those in need: 

ENCOURAGE, EQUIP & EMPOWER 

the residents of McDowell County one person at a time.

We believe it starts with ONE, and we need your help in this movement. If you have a heart to serve and help those in Appalachia, we would love to hear from you. 

 

THE BIG PICTURE

 

questions?

- we would -

LOVE TO TALK TO YOU 

ADDRESS:11660 MARSHALL HIGHWAY             

MAIL: POST OFFICE BOX 207 JOLO, WEST VIRGINIA, 24850

PHONE: (304) 967-7457

EMAIL: JOLOFAMILYWORSHIPCENTER@GMAIL.COM

WEB:  WWW.HOPEFORMCDOWELL.COM

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