The mission of Community Care Fellowship is to serve Christ by providing families and individuals who are at risk of chronic homelessness and poverty with hope, love, and resources so that they may experience physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation.

Community Care Fellowship carries out this mission on two fronts. We serve as a daytime shelter for the homeless, providing hot meals, warm showers, laundry/hygiene facilities, pastoral counseling, and social services referrals. We also serve the children from the nearby James Cayce Homes with after-school and summer programs, offering tutoring, mentoring, and a safe place to spend the day.

who-we-are Ken & Carol’s

It all started in 1981, when Rev. James A. “Rock” Hardaway, associate pastor of McKendree United Methodist Church, brought together a group of people to provide outreach ministry to the rapidly increasing homeless population in Nashville. Among them was Ken Powers, who quickly felt called to minister to the homeless full-time, and recognized the need for facilities to provide services in addition to meals like personal hygiene and laundry. Along with his wife Carol, Ken was a driving force behind opening Community Care Fellowship and providing a place that met the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of the city’s homeless and underserved population. From the first storefront location on 4th Avenue South, to its current location in East Nashville, Community Care Fellowship has always been affectionately known as “Ken & Carol’s” – a nod to the people who so selflessly gave of their time, energy, and love.

We hope to embody their spirit and continue the work they started decades ago. Read more of our story.

Our Staff

Ryan LaSuer

Tyler Peterson

Maurice White

Margie Winston

Jill Long

Jill Long

2019-20 Board of Directors

  • Kristin Harney (architect), Chairperson
  • Elizabeth Lemons (retired), Vice Chair
  • Suzanne Johnson (consultant), Secretary
  • Pam Baldridge (KraftCPAs), Treasurer
  • Kristin Bock (Hypeman Video)
  • Steve Kroeger (Kroeger Real Estate Company)
  • Dave Manning (TCW Inc.)
  • Scott Mills (Engage Media)
  • Larry Prisco (Vanderbilt)
  • Joe Valentine (Nancy Webb Kelly UMC)
  • John Whitfield (Whitfield, Bryson & Mason)
  • Scott Aleridge, Cumberland River District Superintendent (Ex-officio)