The Ministry


Classes Now Being Offered

  • Two Bible Study Classes Daily
  • Basic Life Skills
  • Money Management
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Cooking Skills and Nutrition
  • Food Handlers’ Classes
  • Parenting Classes
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • 12 Steps — God’s Way


Board of Directors



Helen Johnson – President

Andrew Taylor – Vice President

Twyla McCormick – Secretary

Jennifer Morgan – Treasurer

Advisory Board

Shay Caffey

Yulonda Boyd

Fondia Kirkes

Rev. Woodie Terrell

Damona DePriest

Nannie Thomas


Outer Court Ministries, Inc. dba House of Hope, emergency shelter for homeless women and children, was founded February 6, 2006, by Rev. Helen Johnson. it is not affiliated with or associated with any other shelter, mission or ministry and is funded solely by community donations.

Outer Court Ministries, Inc. dba House of Hope operates under its own 501(c)3 non-profit status. A Board of Directors oversees all donations and how they are distributed.