Our vision is a world in which all children have an equal chance to live happy, healthy, and productive lives.

FreshMinistries and Be The Change International enhance education, health, economic opportunities, shelter, environment, community safety, gender equality and family support in communities at home and abroad.

Empowering communities and individuals to realize their full potential.


Founded in 1989, FreshMinistries focuses on sustainable outreach in core-city Jacksonville and throughout the world, through programs to teach financial literacy, life skills, job preparation, business incubation and other initiatives aimed at enhancing quality of life in impoverished and crime-ridden neighborhoods.


$300,000 million in economic development

2,000 jobs created

90% entrepreneur success rate


1,500 students have participated

93% maintain a 2.5 GPA and gain summer jobs

100+ core-city youth enroll each year

98% of youth have returned to school

99% of youth remained in school 12 months or more

Less than 8% recidivism rate


1,200 adults have received training

96% job placement rate

Creating opportunities in hospitality and healthcare industries

Our work depends on the generosity of people like you. 





FreshMinistries, Inc provides the availability of appropriate auxiliary aids and services at no-cost to customers or companions who are deaf or hard of hearing.

To request these services please contact the SPOC, Michelle Harcourt, at 904.854.6770 or by email at mharcourt@freshministries.org