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The Altus Nehemiah Initiative is a ministry of the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance with a vision of transforming lives one home, one neighborhood at a time.  Our mission is showing God's love to people of Altus in need through restoring homes, hope and hearts.

Our calling is patterned from Nehemiah's example of returning to rebuild Jerusalem from the ground up. Nehemiah prayed, evaluated the city's condition, cast a vision and executed God's plan for the city. You could say that Nehemiah believed that Jerusalem was a community worth investing in. The Jackson County Ministerial Alliance pastors and Nehemiah Initiative volunteers believe that Altus is a community worth investing in!

Jeremiah wrote to the Jerusalem exiles who were living in Babylon and said, "Work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare." (Jeremiah 29:7)

We believe that if Altus propsers, our churches will prosper.  And if our churches prosper, our people will prosper. 

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Desks for Altus Public School Elementary Students

Altus public schools put out a call for help, and volunteers from First United Methodist Church United Methodist Women Project Committee and the Nehemiah Initiative stepped up to the plate!


Due to Covid-19 precautions, some

students were required to do their studies at home and need desks. So, APS requested citizens to volunteer by furnishing desks for children in need. 


Answering the call, the First United Methodist Church Women’s Project Committee funded 10 desks for the Elementary students and with help from Nehemiah Initiative volunteers Tim Phillips, Allen Trotter and Doug Gardiner, these men built some amazing desks and Sabina Garrett, Jim and Jacquelyn Parrish painted the desks to help students advance their education during these difficult times.

The desks were presented to Sabina Garrett at Altus Elementary School on 1830 Sunset Drive today. This effort will provide 15 desks for APS students at Altus Elementary School and Rivers Elementary School.

Great work, volunteers!

Check out our pictures:


Big Day of Cutting Update - October 31, 2020

Winter storm tree branch removal - October 31st
In response to last week’s winter storm we cleared a bunch of trees and branches yesterday. During the sunny ‘Big Day of Cutting’ we had 8 volunteers from 3 churches who labored a total of 28 hours at 5 homes.
We have been very impressed with the Ego brand chainsaws, which we used to cut the majority of all these trees!
To see more pictures, check out our website's Big Day of Cutting photo album.

Help your neighbor during these times!!

During this difficult time, there are plenty of great organizations you can consult. Between online church services and groups wanting to help our fellow citizens in the area, please see below!


To find services or needed items, please navigate to https://beaneighbor.ok.gov/.


You can donate funds to following organizations to help people in our community

Operation C.A.R.E - http://www.opcarehelps.com/dpmate

Martha Road Baptist Church - https://martharoadbaptist.org/links

Altus First United Methodist Church - https://fumcaltus.org/giving/ 

Glad Tidings Church - https://www.gladtidingsaltus.com/give 

Southwest Community Action Group - http://www.socag.org 

Salvation Army - General fund - http://salvationarmyaok.org 

Red Cross - https://www.redcross.org/local/oklahoma/about-us/locations/central-southwest-oklahoma.html 

Prince of Peace St Vincent DePaul - https://www.princeofpeacealtus.org/st-vincent-de-paul 

Tamarack Church of Christ Food Closet - http://www.tamarackroad.com/food-pantry 

Life Service/Pathways - https://altuspathways.com 


Thank you for your extravagant generosity and supporting our community.

Reveal Ceremony at 423 W. Walnut!

Today's Reveal was a very fitting way to turn over the keys to the home on 423 West Walnut. A hopeless house was transformed into a happy home. The impossible for one struggling person became God's possible. We are thankful to be a part of a success story -- a "Good News" headline just before we celebrate the Glad Tidings of Christmas.

We are thankful to make an impact, one home at a time!

Stay tuned for more detailed information, video and photos to be posted online through Facebook, our website, and in Altus and Lawton news in the next week or so.

For tonight's event, we had 27 attendees (2 were not in the picture from our original post earlier), plus homeowner Alexus Pitts and her daughter Daviyah.

In attendance were Oklahoma Senator Brent Howard, Altus Mayor Jack Smiley (we learned just 1 week ago he had family ties to the home), Altus Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Rodger Kerr (not in picture) as well as pastors from 4 churches. Joining them were faithful volunteers and community church members. Estimated resources to complete this project include 3 solid months for 75 volunteers from churches, businesses and Altus Air Force Base groups to provide 1,000 hours of service, and approximately $7500 in donated labor and materials.

Community Bible Reading Campaign

Join the Altus Community for a 40 Day Bible Reading Campaign beginning March 6, 2019 and ending April 18, 2019.

The Goal of the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance and the Nehemiah Initative is to have 2000 people in Altus simultaneously reading through the New Testament Gospels. Click on the registration tab below to sign up.

Altus Bible Reading Registration

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