To serve, empower and minister to clients in order to prevent and end hunger and homelessness through advocacy, education, housing and coordination of services.
Open Door Ministries was established in 1995, as a merger of High Point Urban Ministry and Open Door Shelter. High Point Urban Ministry was begun in 1969 and provided assistance for food, clothing, and financial needs. Urban Ministry also operated a soup kitchen that served a lunch meal (Monday – Friday). Open Door Shelter started in 1987 and provided a homeless shelter for men, women and children.
Steve Key, Executive Director - Email Steve
Don Bellemore, Director of Programs - Email Don
Leslie Graham, Development and Donor Services Director - Email Leslie
Elisabeth M. Waters, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Director, Arthur Cassell Transitional Houser -Email Beth
We are thankful for the service of our Board and all they do to assist our organization in the fight to end hunger in our community.
Board of Directors
Rev. Joe Blankinship
Rev. Paul Milton
Rev. David Umphlett
Rev. Robert Williams