Doing God’s Work with Human Hands
Paducah Cooperative Ministry is an inter-faith ministry founded in 1973 by and for local congregations. The ministry belongs to these congregations, who ask us, and enable us, to do the work that we do each day on their behalf. PCM is governed by this membership.
The Paducah Cooperative Ministry seeks to do God’s work with human hands by drawing together individuals and congregations to respond to basic human needs and conditions.
By examining needs, determining priorities and strategies, and implementing action, the Paducah Cooperative Ministry seeks to:
- Provide programs and services to meet human needs
- Promote a spirit of trust and cooperation among individuals and groups to meet the needs of our local community
- Give visibility to human needs in the city of Paducah and McCracken County
- Encourage community organizations to work together to meet these needs.
An nine-member staff, led by the Executive Director, Lacy Boling, handles the daily operations, while the 16-member Board of Directors elected from participating congregations oversees their work. The ministry is supported by annual financial and in-kind donations and pledges from member congregations, individuals, businesses, and organizations.
Fresh Start Village Shelter Director
Emergency Services Volunteer Coordinator
Fresh Start Village Shelter Supervisor
Homeless & Housing Case Manager
Financial Development Coordinator
Emergency Services Specialist
Board of Directors
Rev. David Garrett, Board Chair
Maurie McGarvey, Vice-Chair
Brandon Oliver, Treasurer
Mark Ashburn, Attorney
Members at Large
Rev. Ben Boone
Fr. Emmanuel Udoh
John Williams, Jr.
Arcadia United Methodist
Broadway United Methodist
Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle
Concord United Methodist
East Side Holiness
Faith Center of Paducah
First Baptist Church of Paducah
First Christian Church
First Church of the Nazarene
Gospel Mission Worship Center
Grace Covenant Cumberland Presbyterian
Harrison Street Baptist
Highland Cumberland Presbyterian
Islamic Center of Paducah
Lebanon United Methodist
Macedonia Missionary Baptist
New Covenant Fellowship
Newton Creek Baptist
Paducah Seventh Day Adventist
Palestine United Methodist
Reidland Church of Christ
Reidland United Methodist
Spring Bayou Baptist
St. John the Evangelist
St. Matthew Lutheran
St. Paul Lutheran
St. Thomas More Catholic
Trinity United Methodist
Twelve Oaks Baptist
United Church of Paducah
West End Baptist
Woodlawn Cumberland Presbyterian
If your congregation was accidentally omitted, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
Find out more at, please contact us or call 270.442.6795.
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