Crestwood participates in several local, national, and international missions. On the local front, we offer a variety of services through our church and the Pilot Mountain Baptist Association.
Change4Change program – throughout our church we have placed piggy banks into which church members drop their loose change. In addition, all loose change dropped in the offering plate is collected. Each fall, we use these donations to help a family in need . In 2016, we were able to provide a family with a Thanksgiving Day feast!
Dental Bus Ministry – this is one of Crestwood’s most popular ministries. We sponsor the Dental Bus annually through the Baptist Men of the Southern Baptist Convention. The bus offers free dental care, including fillings and extractions to those who do not have dental insurance, and is staffed by local dentists and dental assistants who volunteer their services.
Bread of Life Food Pantry – helps families in the community with food who fail to meet government qualifications for assistance. This ministry is a wonderful way to help end hunger in our neighborhood. In 2016, the Food Pantry, with the help of local churches, was able to help 6,800 families with food needs (approximately 20,000 people).
Other projects have included:
- Collecting new toys for the Baptist Toy Store. The Toy Store provided over 3,000 toys to children of families in financial crisis.
- Through “Sisters Outfitted for Success,” 39 women were provided with professional clothing to re-enter the workplace or attend school.
- Yearly, churches in our area participate in “Operation In As Much,” a day set aside for emphasis on community missions. Through this mission outreach, churches were able to provide yard sale giveaways, minor home repairs, yard work, car repairs, parties, and meals for police and fire departments.