“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” James 1:27
The Christian Food Mission (CFM) was originally founded for the general purposes of (1) feeding the needy and (2) sharing the truths of Christianity with others. These purposes have been specifically accomplished in a variety of ways over the years since 1983. CFM began by opening a “soup kitchen” to receive those who needed a free meal at noon. This led to a meal delivery service to the elderly and the creation of a “food bank” for grocery distribution. Along the way, relief work and foreign missions, involving the feeding of those affected by disaster and those in desperate need of food, have been realized.
As we’ve been about the feeding of others, we’ve shared our Christian faith and values. We’ve counseled and prayed with many people individually and spoken in group settings. We have consistently shared the gospel and taught on the basics of Christianity. This has led to the development of a “tract ministry” to distribute Christian literature as a means of teaching and evangelism.
CFM is a Christian ministry in Jones County, Mississippi that strives to implement biblical principles in our organizational structure and our work with the needy and elderly as proper Christian service.
CFM is not a church, nor does it intend to function as a church, but works closely with established churches to meet the spiritual, physical, emotional, and relationship needs of our clientele.
CFM is an interdenominational, evangelical ministry whose objectives are carried out through the efforts of Christian volunteers “moved to action by compassion.”
CFM receives no governmental funding (federal, state or local) choosing to operate solely through voluntary contributions of services and gifts given by churches, interested individuals, and businesses.
CFM operates from Laurel, MS as a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation chartered in the state of Mississippi and overseen by a voluntary Board of Directors elected yearly by the membership.
Robert J. Smith is a life-long resident of Mississippi. He was formally trained as a geologist and worked in that field for several years. He has been married to his wife, Beth, for thirty-eight years and they are the parents of eight children. He and his family are members of Audubon Drive Bible Church in Laurel, Mississippi. He was commissioned by the church as a missionary to Jones County where he has lived for the past thirty-six years. Shortly after becoming a believer in 1983, he opened the Christian Food Mission as a ministry outreach.
Gregory (Greg) T. Brown is a native of Laurel, Mississippi. He received Christ as Saviour at an early age. He is a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church. He was called to serve at the Christian Food Mission by God through Robert Smith and has been at the Mission for twenty-one years. "God has really proven Himself to be a Provider for that which He has ordained." Greg and his wife, Jeannetta, have been married for twenty-five years and they have a daughter named Paris.