In a loving Christian atmosphere, Lake Christian Ministries works to enable each individual to feel valued, connected and live in hope by providing services that address immediate needs and programs that assist each person in gaining a secure future and a better quality of life.
LCM serves families in northern Franklin and southern Bedford counties as well as that portion of Pittsylvania county bordering Smith Mountain Lake.
We are supported by local churches, civic organizations, businesses, and individual contributors.
LCM programs and services are operated by over 175 dedicated volunteers willing to help those in need.
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LCM first opened its doors in September 1992 as a satellite facility under Bedford Christian Ministries. Supported by four local churches – Bethlehem United Methodist, Morgan’s Baptist, Resurrection Catholic and Trinity Ecumenical Parish – and other concerned individuals and community organizations, LCM operated out of the old Rucker House donated by Moneta Medical Center and located across from Moneta Elementary where the Firehouse now stands.
While the rent-free facility allowed LCM to offer food, clothing and other household goods, and financial aid, the deteriorating condition of the old house became too serious to ignore. In the fall of 1996, LCM was forced to find a new location. For the next two years, LCM operated from a small space in the basement of Resurrection Church, providing only food and financial aid to clients.
How did Lake Christian Ministries afford their present facilities?
In late 1998, as Dave and Cindy Cappellari, owners of CAPPS Home Building Center, neared completion of their new store in Franklin County on Route 122, they announced their plans to donate one acre of land and the 4,000 sq. ft. facility once known as Moneta Building Supply to LCM. With the enthusiastic support of numerous volunteers, the building was remodeled to accommodate an expansion of the full range of services formerly offered. LCM celebrated its grand “re-opening” in early 1999 and is where LCM is today.