Our History

Our founder, Antoinette Clark, started Western Wake Crisis Ministry in 1983, recognizing a need to provide assistance to residents. The Ministry was started in the basement of a local Baptist church and served about seven families each week. Several area churches have been involved since the beginning, making the Crisis Ministry a wonderful outreach for all denominations.

Over the years, the Ministry has provided a myriad of services including food, clothing, firewood, home repairs, utility, prescription, and rental assistance. Antoinette passed away in August 2001, but her vision for the Ministry remains today. With the growing support of area churches and community members concerned about local families in need, we have grown to be an important outreach that serves over 200 families in our community each month.

Many of the families we serve have never needed help before. We are glad to provide a helping hand to our neighbors who are going through a crisis that impacts their ability to provide for their basic needs.

Our founding churches in the Apex area include:

  • Apex Baptist Church

  • Saint Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

  • Apex United Methodist Church

  • Olive Chapel Baptist Church

  • Salem Baptist Church

  • Apex First Baptist Church

  • Mount Zion Baptist Church