BBB Charity Review for
Cary Christian Center

A BBB Accredited Charity since 7/15/2013


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Business Address: 154 Cottonwood St
Cary, MS 39054

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Original Business Start Date: 9/24/1992
Type of Entity: Charity/NonProfit
Incorporated: 1992 in MS
Phone Number:
(662) 873-4593
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Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated in relation to the 20 Better Business Bureau Standards for Charitable Accountability. This organization meets all those standards.


The mission of Cary Christian Center is to actively proclaim and demonstrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ in order to enable individuals to reach their full potential in Christ.


The vision of Cary Christian Center is to break the cycle of poverty through relationships, one person at a time.


Compassion Ministry

The Compassion Ministry assists families in emergency situations by providing financial assistance with utilities, prescription medications, medical bills, household necessities and clothing.  The focus of the program is to encourage and promote appropriate resource management.

The Village

The Village is where relationships are built to cause children and youth to excel spiritually, academically and socially.  It includes an After School Program, a Summer Program and Family circle meetings.  By strengthening the partnerships and relationships between the family, school, and community, children will engage in the quality of life God has planned for them.

Teen Treasures

Teen Treasures is an abstinence peer support group for middle and high school girls.  Young ladies are disciple to make Godly decisions leading to a pure walk with God.

Dental Ministry

Dental Ministry offers full service quality dental care and education.  All methods of payment are accepted.

Volunteer Ministry

Individuals, couples, families and groups, from all over the United States volunteer thousands of hours each year.  They provide home repairs, build new homes, teach Vacation Bible School, and work throughout the ministry.

Parent Child Ministry

The ministry reaches out to the families of our community through home visits, prenatal and parenting classes.  Our home visitors are the key to the effectiveness of this ministry.  The ministry strengthens the families through education, goal setting and personal support.


(Life In Full Transformation) assists those on government assistance to move on to independence.

Thrift Store Ministry

The thrift stores in Cary, and Rolling Fork provide local jobs as well as funds for CCC.  Clothing and household furnishing are provided at reasonable prices to our community through truck loads of good from across the country.


Board Size:10
Paid Staff:9

Fundraising Methods

CCC is a non-profit 501 C 3 organization.  They are members of ECFA for financial accountability.   They are also members of Barnabas Foundation, Christian Community Development Association, Envoy, United Way of West Central Mississippi and R.E.A.L. Christian Foundation. CCC began and was funded through the Luke Society until 1992 when they were placed on their own as Cary Christian Center, Inc. CCC funding comes through donations of individuals, churches, foundation and some grant money. Their volunteer and financial support comes from across the United States, not just Mississippi.  Their board reflects that diversity. CCC has co directors, with managers for each ministry.

Financial Summary

According to the IRS Form 990 for the Fiscal Year ended 9/30/2012:

Total Income $1,424,990.00
Total Expenses $1,559,531.00
Gain/Loss for the Year ($134,541.00)

Expense Breakdown
Item Amount % of Expenses
Programs $1,152,163.00 73.88%
Fund Raising $127,514.00 8.18%
Administrative $279,854.00 17.94%
Miscellaneous $0.00 0.00%

Income Breakdown
Item Amount % of Income
Contributions $870,244.00 61.07%
Program Service Revenue $554,475.00 38.91%
Dividends $271.00 0.02%

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Customer Complaint History

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BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

Government Action(s)

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Report as of: 12/29/2014
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