Local Ministries

Covenant of Grace is blessed to partner with local ministries that serve the community and advance the gospel.

Known simply as “The Garage”, this ministry helps the at-risk or fringe youth in Wadsworth. Through club meetings, juvenile justice programs, school programs, hang out time and mentoring, we encourage them to think critically about their life choices and matters of faith. Our desire is that they find freedom and purpose through a daily walk with Jesus. We are a ministry site of Youth For Christ of Northern Ohio.

Ways to Serve: Project Impact, Teen Moms & Dads, The Garage Café, City Life HS & MS Clubs, Juvenile Justice Ministry

Next Steps: 330-472-5063

COGC Contact: Scott Hulet 330-241-9137


True Freedom Ministries is dedicated to reaching Ohio’s Prisoners, Homeless, and addicted with the truth of God’s word and the true freedom found only in Jesus Christ.

Ways to Serve: Homeless Ministry, Addiction Recovery, Adult Prison Ministry, Facility Maintenance

Next Steps: 216-202-3636

Contact: David Wessel 330-352-7087

Email: Dwessel@tfmohio.com


Rahab is devoted to rescuing and restoring women who have been trafficked. Their programs include prison visits, pen pal ministry, Bible studies (in and out of prisons), Soup ‘n’ Shop (women come from the jail to have a home-cooked meal, shop the boutique, and hear about Christ’s love), prayer walks, and Strip Club outreaches, and more.

Ways to Serve: Street & Strip Club Outreach Teams, Drop-Ins, Donation/Office Support, Minor Mentoring*

Next Steps: 330-819-3326

COGC Contact: Mary Kate Waggoner


Email: marykatewaggoner@gmail.com


We are a pregnancy resource center that provides accurate information and practical support in a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental environment.

We serve women and families who are facing unplanned pregnancies or need pregnancy and parenting support.

APS is a faith based, non-profit organization led by paid staff with many volunteers. All services are provided at no cost to the recipient.

Ways to Serve: Donation sorting, Client Advocate, Misc.

Next Steps: 330-434-2221

COGC Contact: Annie Simms


Email: amsimms86@gmail.com


Founded on the Judaeo-Christian principle of helping those in need, CORE provides needy neighbors residing in Summit County and primarily within the Akron inner city with donated furniture, free of charge.

Ways to Serve: Home Visits, Warehouse, Appointment Scheduler, Donate Items

Next Steps: 330-379-3188

COGC Contact: Scott Hulet 330-241-9137


Medina Internationals is an evangelical, interdenominational ministry dedicated to befriend and serve internationals in Medina. We exist, in partnership with volunteers from the local Christian community, to reach out to internationals with God’s unconditional love to provide services that address their social, cultural and spiritual needs.

Ways to Serve: Monthly Dinners, Women’s Coffee, ESL Classes

Next Steps: COGC Contact: Cheri Harney Phone: 330-416-6860

Email: heavenbound@zoominternet.net

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