Several years ago, a dream began in the hearts of many individuals within the Church of God to provide housing, ministry, and care to widows. It was not an original idea, since Jesus commanded it in Scripture.
Pure religion and undefiled before God the Father is this; To care for the fatherless and the widows in their affliction. . .
James 1:2, KJV.
The result is the beautiful Iris B. Vest Widows Ministry Center. The Center is located on the Care Campus in Sevierville, Tennessee. This facility is more about ministry than housing or care. The widows who make the Center their home are part of an intergenerational campus along with hurting children who need mentoring and spiritual nurturing.