Willowbrook partners with a number of local ministries who are committed to making a difference in their community. There are a number of opportunities for individuals, small groups, and families to get involved.



arise 2 read

2/3 of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the fourth-grade will likely end up in jail or on welfare.  There is hope! Research reveals that children in poverty who read proficiently by the end of the third grade have an 89% graduation rate.  Arise2Read takes an active role in the development of children in our public schools through the presence of volunteers focused on literacy. We tutor students one hour per week utilizing a simple sight word approach. We also provide books for the students to enchance literacy. If a child can read, a child will succeed.

By His Hands

By His Hands offers household repair work to members of Willowbrook that are widows, single parents, wives of deployed service men, elderly, and those who are home-centered. The team extends their “hands” to those who may
need help with things like fixing a toilet or a drain, emergency yard work, building a ramp, wood trim, checking a leaky roof, repairing window areas, or help with painting. We work as a team several times a year based on requests, usually the first week or weekend of January, April, July and October (plus some emergency calls).

The Care Center

The CARE Center serves New Hope, Gurley, Owens Cross Roads and Brownsboro. The mission is to improve the lives of our neighbors in southeastern Madison County; through education, employment, crisis and recovery support.  The CARE Center has summer programs, after school STEM, and other academic/enrichment programs.  Other services include an Ignite program for young adults (17-24), family food pantry, Bags of Blessings program, and two thrift stores.

Christian Job Corps

Christian Job Corps of Madison County inspires and empowers women and men toward self-sufficiency by equipping them with essential skills to improve their lives. We offer job-readiness classes and a mentoring program. Our desire is that each individual begin or grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Ongoing volunteer opportunities include: mentoring, meal providers, special event coordinators, tutors, and preparing notebooks for students.

Disaster Relief

Responds to small and large disasters that are local, state, interstate, and international. Respond at the level of God’s calling.  Ongoing needs: men and women with servant hearts for service during disasters in all areas – administration, childcare, chaplaincy, mass feeding, communications, chainsaw, clean-up, shower trailer, and so forth. Also need volunteers with mechanical skills in maintaining equipment.

for life ministries

Our goal is to educate, equip, and enpower families in the community to achieve their educational, financial, and personal goals. We form relationships with families by providing them with a food box each month along with recipes they can make with the food in their box, and information about community resources that are available to help them reach their goals. A sponsor payment of $50 a month allows us to purchase the family a monthly food box. If you would like to volunteer at food box distribution, sponsor a family, or write encouraging notes to the families in our program, email

Graces of gurley

Our mission is to be a voice of hope and to pour the love of Jesus Christ into the children in Gurley by meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs as the Lord leads. Gurley has the greatest percentage of children living in poverty in Madison County, and over 60% of children struggle to have their basic needs met.


HICLC is committed to providing at-risk children in the Huntsville area with the support they need to succeed in school, build meaningful lives and careers for themselves, and become socially responsible members of society who are productive and competent lifelong learners. HICLC provides children in grades K-8th with a highly structured, disciplined after-school program from 3-6pm Mondays-Thursdays. We help grow students in these areas: homework, reading, and math; health and fitness; Biblical knowledge; and gardening.

huntsville pregnancy center

HPRC provides free and confidential help for those facing pregnancy-related decisions.  Each year, Willowbrook hosts a baby shower to supply the needs for the moms who have chosen life for their babies. The new baby gift that you bring will be such a blessing to the mom and her baby.  Each woman in the program “Life Choices” is given the gospel, practical life advice, Godly wisdom and a new baby gift. The greatest need for these women is a pack and play. This is a good opportunity for your life group to go in together as an outreach. All gifts are appreciated!

Kids to love

Since 2004, the Kids to Love Foundation has been able to reach over 250,000 foster children. Our first commitment is to find forever families by recruiting adoptive parents.  Although many children won’t find a forever family, Kids to Love helps them succeed through educational programs. Each summer, we equip more than 5,000 foster children in Alabama and Tennessee with a backpack filled with school supplies. In the spring, we award college scholarships to foster children. We also have KTECH, offering Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing training, soldering, and robotics classes to young adults living in foster care. Students enrolled in KTECH also participate in our LifeLab, which develops and promotes life skills.

Lincoln village ministries

The mission of Lincoln Village Ministry is to share the transforming power of the gospel of Christ and to serve through educating, sheltering, comforting, and equipping the Lincoln community for Christ’s glory.  In 2002, just a few miles from the wealthiest of neighbors, a little girl and her mother were surviving with no electricity and no running water. A single visit with this family opened the community’s eyes to a great need in their midst. This call has spread all over the city of Huntsville to pour out the hope and love of Jesus Christ into a community. We invite you to come see what is going on in Lincoln Village.

manna house

Manna House provides food assistance to those in need. We are supported by contributions from individuals, churches, civic groups, and businesses. While some food is donated and locally grown, most is purchased for our distribution programs. We have nightly distribution on Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 4pm-7pm. We offer a daily provision of food for individuals, families, and the homeless in our community. We welcome anyone in need every time we are open. Volunteers are welcome
anytime between 2-7pm.

meals on wheels

Meals on Wheels provides one nutritious meal Monday-Friday, year-round (some holidays excluded) to seniors age 60 or over who are unable to cook for themselves or are housebound in the Huntsville City limits. The meals include an entree,  vegetable, fruit, bread, and milk and are prepared by a registered dietician at the senior center. Volunteers deliver meals to the client’s home between 11am and 12:30 pm. Willowbrook delivers four routes a month. Our delivery day is the first Monday of each month. Help with a route, or sign up for the sub list to fill in when someone is sick.

National Network of Youth Ministries

The National Network of Youth Ministries desires to step out and work alongside youth leaders and other caring adults locally and nationally to reach and equip young people for Jesus Christ.

Networking means leveraging our efforts – working together. And “together” means all of us – youth workers, teenage leaders, parents and other adults.

Robert Norton serves as the North Alabama Network Coordinator.

oil change ministry

The Oil Change Ministry is a free service to widows, single moms, and wives of deployed soldiers. Volunteers service their vehicles as they want. This ministry occurs three times per year (weather permitting). Contact the church office with your current email to be added to our notification list. Scheduling occurs online via email.

To volunteer as someone to service the car email To be a hostess (someone to interact with the women while their cars are being served) also email

Prison Ministry

The mission of Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their  communities. Kairos of Alabama operates as a State Chapter and serves in prisons and jails through a contractual agreement with the Warden and Chaplain of each unit. At present, we are in 16 units (prisons & jails) across the State of Alabama (we are opening more units from time to time). We are blessed to minister to family members with Kairos Outside Ministries.





Mission Trip – September 24 – October 7

Want to join our Tanzania team? Contact Kasi and 

In 2022, Willowbrook members will have many opportunities to carry God’s light and love all around the world. Last year, we continued our journey as a church family to fulfill the Great Commission. Although travel was restricted, we continued to support our international partners. Next year, we will extend that journey with a wide range of mission trips. Our Global Impact Missions Strategy at Willowbrook Baptist Church is to reach Huntsville, America and the world for Jesus Christ. God is constantly looking for laborers to go into the fields. Are you open to being one of God’s laborers?




Armenia is a Christian country in Central/Western Asia. Muslims from Central Asia often visit here on vacation. On this trip (dates pending),we will engage with them, passing out Bibles and sharing the Gospel verbally alongside national ministry partners. This is a great trip for both introverts and extroverts alike. It does require a moderate level of fitness because we will be walking the city streets sometimes up to 8 to 10 miles a day.  Estimated cost: $2500

Brazil : footprints abroad

Willowbrook has partnered with Footprints Abroad Ministries since 2005. In 2016, we helped begin a new church plant process in the city of Candido Mota, located in the state of Sao Paula. It has 31,000 people and currently does not have a Baptist church. It is predominantly Catholic, as are most rural cities in Brazil. The teams work with Pastor Rodney Almeida and his wife, Ineide, in the areas of evangelism, discipleship, encouragement to new believers and special outreach events according to the needs of the area.  Trip details for 2022 will be posted here when available.

Central Asia

Lying within the 10/40 Window of Unreached People Groups, Central Asia is one of the darkest areas of the world. But Willowbrook has seen the Lord at work here in a mighty way. We enjoy fellowshipping and encouraging our workers and local national believers here. Before any work is done and before there is a harvest, prayer must take place. We cover new areas and old in prayer and spend many hours over tea in conversation with those the Lord puts in our path.

Costa rica

Sitting in the mountains of Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica, you’ll find Templo Baptista de Atenas, a church with a big heart and deep spirit that has become part of the Willowbrook family.  Partnering with this sweet congregation enriches the lives of those of us who travel there. Whether it’s a women’s conference, a youth trip, discipleship, encouraging ministry staff, or leadership training, opportunities to find your place and a deep connection to our family in Christ are waiting for you!

High School Trip: March 12-19, 2022 (Tentative Dates) Working with our church in Costa Rica to minister to kids via camps and students via different exciting events. We’ll also be canvasing the neighborhoods near the church to promote all that God is doing there and in the community.


In 2022, as the country opens back up, we are excited to be again partnering with our Willowbrook missionary members Mark and Mie Busby in a new area of Japan.  Mark and Mie have been transferred to Osaka, Japan.  As the country opens back up, Pastor John will be leading a vision trip to visit Osaka and the Busby’s to familiarize Willowbrook missions with the ministry needs in their area.  We continue to partner with Praise Church in Tokyo.  We will be leading a trip between the Busby’s in Osaka and Praise Church in Tokyo.  Please pray for the people of Japan and our missionaries serving this beautiful country and their people.  Plans are also in progress for a 2022 Student Mission trip to Japan.


Information coming soon.


1 in 12 children under the age of 15 in the Loreto region of Peru are orphaned or in foster care. As of 2014, 42% of the population lived in poverty, 45% of households did not have running water, and 25% of children under the age of 5 were malnourished.  Not Forgotten is on a mission to help abandoned, abused, and neglected children understand and believe that they are not forgotten – not by us and not by God. Not Forgotten seeks to advocate for and rehabilitate children from Iquitos, Peru who are affected by the helplessness and hopelessness of their condition. Not Forgotten invites you to join us in  spreading the hope of Jesus Christ to these children, that they might find true life in Him and grow up to become agents of change in their communities.

South Africa

In 2019, we began a new partnership with Pastor Willy and MBC church in Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city. We will be
working in the Soweto Township.  Our team will focus on prison ministry, street juveniles, and camps with MBC church. Trip cost is to be determined.


Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas, including the plains of Serengeti National Park. Bordering the Serengeti area is Tarime.  Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world.  Tarime is a town in northwestern Tanzania. Willowbrook is planning a trip to Tarime in late June 2022.  Participants will have many opportunities, including door-to-door evangelism, VBS for kids, Women’s and Men’s Conferences, and helping to encourage new neighboring churches, all working with a local church. Estimated cost: $2800.

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