As we celebrate 40 years of serving Genesee County, we look back to where it all began.
Love INC is a nationally based, church networking organization. They coordinate assistance for the families in need. Founder, Virgil Gaulker, states that “if we wish to see God, we should look at the point where a caring Christian intersects with a person in need".
In 1976 Dr.Gaulker set out to meet with pastors in Holland, Michigan. He went from parsonage to rectory until he met with seventy-eight Clergymen in the area. His plan was simple and effective: Help churches inventory their “human capital” and other assets. Match these willing helpers and resources to corresponding needs. Maintain a high level of success by creating a central clearing office to screen requests, eliminate duplicated services between community agencies and churches, and facilitate collaboration and shared resources among those in the Love INC network.
His plan worked. Every church he approached became involved. Seventy-eight churches from four communities said ‘yes” to this new groundbreaking idea.
Love INC turned the corner from being a vision to becoming a reality.
The Flint, Michigan office was the second to open. On October 18,1981. They opened their doors and begin working with the churches of Genesee County to resource families in need. The articles of incorporation were filed on November 17, 1981.
Each day as we open our doors, we go to the Lord and thank him for allowing us to be here and serve those in need throughout Genesee County.