Pastor Bayo Adewole of Jesus House Chicago (JHC) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) conceived and envisioned a ministry that caters to the underprivileged people in the society. This vision materialized into a food security program that included a soup kitchen, food pantry, homeless, etc. It is important to stress that this vision was borne out of the commandment of our Lord Jesus Christ that we should love our neighbors as ourselves and that in doing so, we should share what we have (including food) with those who do not have. The ministry has since thrived after the mantle of leadership was passed to Pastor Olumide Oluwole.
Fair treatment to all: We strongly believe in giving everyone fair treatment irrespective of family relationship, personal relationship, race, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, political beliefs, mental or physical disability. Our Lord Jesus Christ demonstrated this He was asked to make a pronouncement on a lady who has been accused of adultery by the Pharisees. Also, James 2: 2-4 says “For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and says, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?”. To this end, though we are human, we try our best to treat everyone equally with favoring one over another or discriminating against anyone.
Servanthood: feeding the needy is part of serving one another and as we serve others, we are serving Christ our master.
Confidentiality– in the course of serving the people, we request certain information pertaining to them to help with our database and also to help serve them better. All pieces of information on the donors, beneficiaries, and even workers of the ministry are strictly kept confidential. Our priority is to help those in need to maintain their privacy and dignity while having access to basic nourishment need. Keeping everyone’s information confidential guarantees such security.
Love: as our Lord Jesus Christ taught us that we should love our neighbors as ourselves, we strongly believe that the greatest show of love is by looking out for one another particularly those who have less in the society. We can uplift one another by providing for those in need as Jesus Christ would have done.
Volunteer– A volunteer is a member of the Lord’s Table Ministry who must have completed the school of discipleship and ministry or is in the process. Although the ministry welcomes those who are led by the spirit to join in advancing this spiritual cause.