Isaiah 58 Ministries is a non-profit agency that has been in existence in South Saint Louis city since 1970. Originally known as 4 Church Association, it was established to meet the needs of low-income individuals in our community through direct services including a food pantry, clothing closet, and utility assistance.
After 40 years of service we continue to do wonderful work through our various food outreach programs that now include a food pantry that provides shelf stable foods, twice weekly fresh food distribution, and holiday food bags. During the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas alone, we serve well over 800 families, supplying them with bags of food as well as turkeys and hams.
In addition, Isaiah 58 Ministries has a thrift store with gently used clothing items, hosts a yearly Back-to-School Fair for students to receive school supplies and other items, and a holiday store that opens to allow individuals to shop for toys and other gifts for their families.
While our organization continues its many vital programs that have served this community for years, we are always seeking new ways to touch the lives of those we serve.
As we look to the future of the organization, we hope to empower those in need of assistance, guiding them to lead lives of confidence and independence. We strive to develop lasting, positive change for the Saint Louis community and invite your support on our journey.
Claiming our unity in Christ, in partnership with other churches, in celebration of the human community, and in common service with other faiths and secular organizations, we intend to:
- Provide programs and services to meet the physical and spiritual needs of persons in our neighborhood and in our churches.
- Promote opportunities for an ecumenical witness to Christ in the inner city and to exist as a sign of unity in a fragmented church and society.
- Work cooperatively with other church and community groups for the building up of the human community and alleviation of human problems such as hunger, poverty, racism, and injustice.
Rev. Brenda Booth
Rev. Booth is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She provides direction and leadership to the various programs and services of Isaiah 58 Ministries. Rev. Booth has been with the ministry since August, 2006 and enjoys working to develop programs that create lasting change in the lives of those she serves.
Rev. Meredith Jackson
Interim Hunger Program Director
Rev. Meredith Jackson received a Master of Divinity degree from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. Ordained in the United Church of Christ, Meredith has served local churches and has served on various denominational committees and groups. She enjoys reading, growing food, and exploring the natural world around us.