Mission & History


We are a holistic ministry

Jesus was passionate about loving the whole person, and so is The Philadelphia Project. For us, this means that we involve youth in meeting people’s physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs. We encourage teenagers to share the love of God through their actions and when possible, their words.

We are a ministry of our community

Our ministry exists to meet the needs of our community. (Through free home repair, preschool, and after-school childcare)

We believe in relationships

We are committed to building meaningful relationships earning the right to share Christ with other through word and deed. Philadelphia is our home and we serve here all year long.


Left to Right: Darlene Smith (Fuel Director), Joel Bielefeldt (Director of Missions), Ray & Michelle Garcia (Executive Director), Christina Gann (Preschool Director)