Lovejoy Community Services, Inc.

Lovejoy Community Services. Inc.

Carey N. Ingram, CEO
Esther Vaughn, President/Interim CFO
Mary Booker, Vice President
Cindy Garrett, Secretary


Mission Statement

To provide supplemental and outreach services, youth programs, and training in the community



Lovejoy Community Services Inc. received a grant from

the Christian Church Heritage Fund



Lovejoy Community Services Inc. will use its $3,000 grant from the Christian Church Heritage Fund to provide a robotics program for middle school students during their annual Summer Explosion Program.


*Lovejoy Community Services, Inc.  Community Outreach Programs*


Summer Explosion Camp


Lovejoy Community Services has been hosting their Summer Explosion for quite some time now.  They saw a need to provide outreach services for youth in the community, based on community research date.  Scholarships were provided for all students to attend the program.  There has been a significant increase in the number of students attending the program each day since Summer Explosion began.  Youth are able to attend the program immediately following the end of the school year.  Since 2004, some 30,000 daily visits were made by youth to receive breakfast, lunch, and consistent learning, mentoring, and family support.   

Lovejoy Food and Clothing Pantry

             The Food/Clothing Ministry's mission is to serve those in need in the community by providing monthly food and clothing assistance for qualifying individuals, families and seniors.

Clothes Closet open the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Lovejoy Soup Kitchen

       In keeping with the "mission" of the church, and observing our church's motto: "Reaching up to Worship, and Departing to Serve", the Soup Kitchen Ministry is commissioned, as part of the body of Christ, to serve the needy. One of the church's many missions is to "feed the hungry", both spiturally. Hot meals are served to our community and surrounding areas in the comfort of our Joy of Life Center, every 3rd Saturday from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM.



Back Pack Buddies

Lovejoy Community Services, Inc. collaborates with Rome Action Ministries in the Backpack Buddies program. Backpack Buddies are grocery bags filled with enough food to get children through the weekend. During the school year, the bags are packed by volunteers at the pantry with two breakfasts, two lunches, two snacks and two fruits and then taken to schools and discreetly placed in children’s backpacks to take home. Our partner school, Anna K. Davie Elementary School, currently has over 84 students participating.

Adoption of Anna K. Davie Elementary School


 Public schools are the heartbeat of our communities. As communities of people drawn together in faith and love, churches are uniquely poised to step into the gap for kids and their communities. Together, we can be part of the solution. Whether it's volunteering in the classroom to support teachers, or just helping maintain attractive school grounds for students to take pride in, we want to walk the path together. By entering into a supportive partnership with a school, serving without agenda simply because kids ARE worth it, we can make the kind of difference that transforms a community, for good.


Reverend J.L. Vaughn Tracking/Scholarship Program


         In order to encourage Lovejoy Baptist Church youth to pursue higher learning beyond high school, the Reverend J. L. Vaughn Tracking/Scholarship Ministry seeks to help our youth and their parents/guardians keep abreast of required school curriculum, tests and other criteria for admission to various colleges, technical schools, etc.  Further, we engage Lovejoy members and community partners in helping to provide scholarship funding through their donations for our young men and women as they matriculate at their various institutions of higher learning.  Most importantly, we encourage our students to excel in their studies, to expand their vision, to include giving back to their communities and to work hard to reach their full potential to the glory of God.

Esther S. Vaughn Fine Arts Scholarship Program

The mission of the Esther S. Vaughn Fine Arts Scholarship Program is to honor God through vocal/choral/instrumental music, dance, theatre and visual arts. Youth receive scholarships to receive training in areas to honor God with gifts and talents.