comes through relationships!
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
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.
of Cary Christian Center is to break the cycles of
poverty through relationships one person at a time.
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.
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.
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
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
a non-profit 501 C 3 organization.
We are members of ECFA for financial accountability.
also members of Barnabas Foundation, Christian
Community Development Association, Envoy, United Way
of West Central Mississippi and R.E.A.L. Christian
were started and funded through the Luke Society
until 1992 when we were placed on our own as Cary
Christian Center, Inc.
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
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
accredited member of the Evangelical
Full hookups for RV camping for our
and those traveling through the area.
Way of West Central MS