Bread House Community Outreach was established in 2000 at the direction of a visionary leader, Bishop Alfred Singleton, Senior Pastor of The Bread House, Bethlehem Temple Church of Lansing.
Bishop Alfred Singleton, asked his daughter to serve her community by creating a formal community outreach program. Bread House Community Outreach is managed by Debra Riley and governed by a ten member board of directors. In order to stay in tune with the issues the youth of our community are facing we established an eight member Youth Advisory board.
Basic Human Needs
The beginning services of Bread House Community Outreach were a community food pantry and cloths closet. Bread House Bethlehem Temple Church of Lansing began its partnership with Greater Lansing Food Bank in 2000 to distribute food through it food pantry to those individuals suffering from food insufficiency.
HOLLA Youth Development Program
In that same year we started our after school academic tutoring program for youth. This program has grown to include a mentoring program.
Jephthah Youth Development Program
Jephthah youth development program was founded by Eric Jones a community leader and member of Bread House Bethlehem Temple Church of Lansing. In 2007, Bread House received funding through Capital Area Michigan Works to establish its Jephthah youth development program to provide GED preparation and job skills development services to prepare youth for the workforce.
Our community outreach has grown to include the service delivery menu that we have today.