“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in. I was sick and you looked after me. I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Matthew 25:35-36

About Us

The Ministry Center is a Christian based ministry sponsored by Tulsa area churches and managed by South Tulsa Baptist Church. 

The Ministry Center began as the Tulsa Baptist Ministry Center during the 1980s. Following a devastating fire in 1998, the center was rebuilt under the volunteer direction of Allan Davis. When the rebuilding was completed in May of 2000, the center was reopened as the Allan Davis Ministry Center. In 2007 the ministry was renamed again to its current name, the Ministry Center.

Each year thousands of people are helped through this ministry that provides:

  • Quality clothing to each member of a family
  • Staple food items
  • Vouchers for prescription medication
  • Christian guidance
  • Shower facilities for homeless clients
  • Social workers on site

Our desire is to make human services available to people who are struggling to be contributing members of society. We strive to meet emergency needs of those struggling without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, or sex. Our intent is not only to help meet basic human needs, but more importantly for others to discover the abundant life through Jesus Christ.

A picture ID is required for each day of service. In addition, proof of dependents is also required, such as Social Security card, insurance cards or school enrollment information (list is not all-inclusive). All clients will receive an intake interview with a volunteer staff member. The intake interview assists in evaluating each client’s unique circumstances.

The Ministry Center partners with Family and Children’s Services.

Join us for Church 

Everyone is invited to join us for church services at 11:00 on Sunday mornings 
at the Ministry Center beginning April 7! Dress is casual.

We Need Individuals

Volunteers are needed to:
  • Sort and hang clothes
  • Work with clients in the clothing room
  • Work with clients in the pantry
  • Conduct intake interviews to determine a family’s need
  • Help with special projects such as building maintenance and sorting clothes

We Need Partners

Businesses and Churches are needed to:
  • Regularly collect food for The Ministry Center
  • Consider making The Ministry Center a part of your budget
  • Become part of our ministry team

Current Needs

New Or Gently Used:
  • Men’s jeans and warm clothing
  • Women’s small clothing and jeans
  • Children’s clothing in all sizes
  • Men’s and women’s underwear
  • Coats in all sizes
  • Blankets, sheets
  • Towels
Please label clothing donation bags with items inside for ease of sorting.  For example: Women’s Winter, Men’s Summer, or Children’s Clothing.  Clothing is sorted by men’s, women’s, children’s, and the season – winter or summer.

Get Involved

The Ministry Center is the perfect place to adopt for a missions project. For example, preschoolers can collect mittens and gloves, or decorate bags that can be used to distribute groceries. School age children may want to host a drive to bring in outgrown coats and boots for donation. Other groups may choose to collect small toiletry items such as shampoo, soap, toothbrushes and tooth paste. All donations are tax deductible and appreciated.

The need for services at the Ministry Center is high. Please consider hosting a food drive in your neighborhood, school, workplace, or church.

Please prayerfully consider these opportunities for service. If you have any questions, contact Lisa Fuller at lisa@ministry-center.org.


The Ministry Center is Open
Tuesday – Thursday  9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sunday at 11:00 a.m. for Church Service
Clients must arrive by 12:30 to receive services. Appointments are not required to receive food and clothing services.
Note: The Ministry Center will be closed if Tulsa Public Schools or Sand Springs Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

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