Cary Christian Center
     Breaking the cycle of poverty through relationships .. one person at a time

P.O. Box 57
 154 Cottonwood Street
 Cary, Mississippi 39054
Telephone: (662) 873-4593 
FAX: (662) 873-4112





The Village MINISTRY



Our Board of Directors    

Our Director and CEO
Patrick Ervin



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Transformation comes through relationships!

The Mission of Cary Christian Center is to actively proclaim and demonstrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ in order to enable individuals to reach their full potential in Christ.

We believe that God has called us to work with Him to break the cycle of poverty in the lives of those we serve. Poverty is a destructive lifestyle that sets limits and boundaries on an individual that prevents that individual from reaching their full potential.

The Vision of Cary Christian Center is to break the cycles of poverty through relationships one person at a time.

To begin breaking the cycles of poverty, we must build serious and significant relationships that are based on biblical principles. We build relationships with individuals through the various ministries by becoming involved in their lives which ultimately leads them to making healthy choices.

The History

The story of Cary Christian Center began in 1971 with Dr. Peter Boelens, a pediatrician with a heart of missions and burden for serving the poor. He had become aware of the significant needs in the southern Mississippi Delta and was led to open a practice in the poorest area of the United States- serving Sharkey and Issaquena counties and areas of the surrounding counties. He knew that the infant mortality rate was the highest in the nation. He felt drawn to begin his work in rural Cary, Mississippi on Highway 61.

Cary is located 37 miles from Vicksburg and eight miles south of Sharkey County seat at Rolling Fork. The original clinic, in a mobile home on Highway 61 was destroyed in a tornado after the first year. A small school building and grounds, abandoned during integration, was available. It was also tornado damaged but was remodeled by volunteers into a very adequate facility.

Over the years, ministries were added, each based on real needs in the community. The first of these programs were related to medical needs. Eventually, they addressed the needs of the whole person and family. What had started as a clinic eventually became Cary Christian Center, a multi-faceted ministry with services directed to the needs of the Mississippi Delta.


CCC is a non-profit 501 C 3 organization.  We are members of ECFA for financial accountability.  We are also members of Barnabas Foundation, Christian Community Development Association, Envoy, United Way of West Central Mississippi and R.E.A.L. Christian Foundation.

We were started and funded through the Luke Society until 1992 when we were placed on our own as Cary Christian Center, Inc.

Our funding comes through donations of individuals, churches, foundation and some grant money. Our volunteer and financial support comes from across the United States, not just Mississippi.  Our board reflects that diversity. 

We partner with Barnabas Foundation to offer our supporters Planned Giving and Estate services at no cost.  The professional staff provides confidential consultation and Planned Giving expertise.

      An accredited member of the Evangelical
      Council for Financial Accountability.

      Full hookups for RV camping for our
      volunteers and those traveling through the area.

  United Way of West Central MS 

  R.E.A.L. Christian Foundation