Fair Ministry


A large ferris wheel or big wheel at a fair.This ministry is held every September at the Iredell County Fairgrounds.  Member churches show Jesus’ love to the traveling fair workers by providing free meals, toiletry items, clothing, haircuts and assistance with laundry.  God’s message of salvation is shared individually and through group devotions.  For additional information or to volunteer for this ministry, contact Mary Jane Hoover at 704-873-4372 ext. 3 or mhoover@sybaptist.org.

Food Pantry/Clothing Closet

Needy Hands at Food PantryThis ministry helps local needy families with food and clothing.  It is our goal to share the message of salvation and God’s grace with every person who comes for help.  Volunteers from our member churches assist by restocking shelves, sorting clothes, assisting clients in the Baptist Center Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, and, most importantly, sharing the Gospel message. The focus is primarily to help those in a crisis situation.

To find out more information or to volunteer or make an appointment, contact Mary Jane Hoover, Ministry Assistant, 704-873-4372 ext. 3 or mhoover@sybaptist.org.

Toy Store for Jesus


dollar.toystore.smallToy Store for Jesus is a ministry of the South Yadkin Baptist Association created for the purpose of sharing the love of Jesus at Christmas.

Parents who struggle with finances in the home are concerned about how they will be able to give their children presents on Christmas morning.  We hope to make Christmas joyful instead of stressful by offering parents the opportunity to select new toys to give their children.  They are able to choose from dolls, trucks, balls, games, books and many other toys they would find in local stores.

When parents come to the store, they find loving people from churches in our Association who help them choose toys for their children.  Parents are also able to select from pre-owned coats for members of their family.  The most important part of the store is sharing the love of Jesus with the parents.

Toy Store for Jesus provides a ministry opportunity for our South Yadkin Baptist Association church members.