Compassion in Crisis

Encouragement Ministries was formed in 1990 around the interests and passions of J. Russell Corley, PhD.  After serving as a preacher in two churches for twelve years, he worked with a group of talented individuals in forming Encouragement Ministries.  For ten years the ministry worked under the oversight of the Madison Church of Christ. In 2001, a new board was formed and Encouragement Ministries applied for and received 501 (c) (3) status from the IRS as a Not For Profit Organization.